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originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: uncommitted
It's sad because we have these shootings plenty often (remember the trnasgender and the flaming socialist that shot up a school in colorado a month ago? No, why don't you?) but the media uses them for political gain. They don't actually care about the shootings, if they did, they'd stop with the gun control talk:
A) Because there's zero chance of it happening
B) Because the solutions they push aren't solutions
That's why it's sad. It's sad that the media uses the death of others to change the subject and blame their political opponents.
some have made ridiculous statements about how it's not so bad because there are more shootings in Mexico
and others who ignore El Paso but believe the Daytona attack was an act of domestic terrorism
You don't want gun control
you appear to think that there is nothing that can (or for all I know should) be done.
I'm curious why it's nbd if there are more people killed in mexico city on week night than there were in el paso? Why do some deaths matter but others don't?
And I'm seeing many more who ignore daytona but believe the el paso attack was an act of domestic terrorism.
Correct, because it's people control, not gun control.
Incorrect. I'm simply pointing out the solutions being pushed by the media are not actual solutions, they are liberty killers and nothing more. Few if any lives would be saved by these laws. There are solutions though. We live in a free country where it's not safe 100% of the time, knowing that, take precautions granted to you by your liberty.
Who is saying that apart from you?
When it's a fact that most of those terrible deaths in Mexico City will be gang related, it by no means lessens the horror of them, but are you comparing that with a nutcase white supremacist travelling dozens of miles with the intention of killing Hispanics? Really?
Says more about where you look I guess.
People with guns but little effort in whether they should have them you mean?
What a sad epitaph.
Red flag laws are the same. No one wants a mentally ill person to have guns, but who decides what mentally ill is? Is it the american psychiatric association?
Universal background checks are the other suggestion and they suffer from the same flaw. If every time a gun changes hands the transaction is recorded you have a de-facto gun registry. We all know that registration is followed by confiscation.