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Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:50 PM

Conservatives: Americans had it coming

Saw this posted by a friend on Facebook:



After every gun massacre, there is a subset of people who don't want any gun restrictions to come of it. And so they start speculating about other reasons (besides the insanely easy access to semi- and pseudo-automatic weapons) that these massacres happen. Therefore, they blame:

* The lack of prayer in school
* violent video games
* the lack of the 10 commandments in school
* kids, for being on their cell phones all the time
* the lack of mental health treatment in America
* our "sick culture" which includes violent movies and tv
* parents for not interfering with their kids' lives enough, not monitoring their every interaction, not being up their behinds enough, not being strict enough
* the victims for not being armed themselves

Guns cannot be to blame, you see, so it must be our fault. Americans had it coming, because we aren't godly enough or respectful enough or gun crazy enough or strict enough, or our culture includes entertainment with violence. It is the victims' fault, or our fault collectively.

I say to hell with that. Amercians don't deserve to be slaughtered. Our children don't deserve to be slaughtered. Americans are (by and large) really excellent people, and certainly no worse parents than in any other part of the world. Our entertainment is the world's entertainment. The only thing that we are at fault for is allowing our leadership to make our gun laws so weak that unhinged people and rapid-fire arms are bound to find each other. And we can (and should) do something about that.

I'm so sick of gun lovers blaming Americans, young Americans, unarmed Americans, peaceful Americans, Americans going to school, or to a concert, or to a peaceful protest, for their own demise at the hands of the NRA, the gun manufacturers, and the putrid politicians who are legally bribed by them. We didn't deserve this, and we will create a better America with stricter gun laws eventually, or die in the inevitable crossfire.

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ProfessorPlum Feb 2018 OP
marybourg Feb 2018 #1
Throck Feb 2018 #2
world wide wally Feb 2018 #3
ProfessorPlum Feb 2018 #4
OldHippieChick Feb 2018 #9
ProfessorPlum Feb 2018 #19
volstork Feb 2018 #5
ProfessorPlum Feb 2018 #7
volstork Feb 2018 #8
appalachiablue Feb 2018 #6
C_U_L8R Feb 2018 #10
Matthew28 Feb 2018 #11
Oneironaut Feb 2018 #12
ProfessorPlum Feb 2018 #14
Oneironaut Feb 2018 #16
LBM20 Feb 2018 #13
Justice Feb 2018 #15
Wednesdays Feb 2018 #17
ProfessorPlum Feb 2018 #18

Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:52 PM

1. Russian stooges! nt

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:54 PM

2. I think there's narcotics in the Tide pods.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:55 PM

3. Every country in the world has all of those things. What is different about the USA?

We have more guns and they are easier to get.

Truth

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:59 PM

4. Yep

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:40 PM

9. This is the argument and I use and is guaranteed

to get crickets in response.

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Response to OldHippieChick (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 09:22 PM

19. It's a great argument

Too bad the brains on the other side aren't set to "receive"

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:10 PM

5. A quick graphic:

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Response to volstork (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:17 PM

7. Interesting

But weirdly flawed. Conservatives don't mess around with society and social lives?

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:35 PM

8. Not sure how old this is

but thought it an interesting overview.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:12 PM

6. Very good post. It's the GUNZ, period!

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:56 PM

10. They forgot a most important one...

rightwing media lying every day, fomenting hate and fear amongst the weakminded.

And yeah... guns.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 07:02 PM

11. wow, talk about

attempting to micro-manage peoples lives. How exactly does teaching a god that ordered the destruction of entire cities by his chosen people = going to stop school shootings? The same god also slaughtered every creature on earth outside of a single ark, but that suppose to teach kids to stop killing.

Sounds like pure fascism to me.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 07:05 PM

12. This is right on. This is what I heard on right wing radio all day.

Every single argument here, ad nauseam. They’ll defend their precious to the point of absurdity. One caller even advocated for “suspending habeas corpus” to have a permanent military presence at every school. They want more guns, and more lethal guns.

If you want to be horrified, listen to right wing radio.

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 07:11 PM

14. I'm sure I would be horrified

Did it mean posse comitatus

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 07:22 PM

16. Probably. I didnt notice that either, to be honest.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 07:07 PM

13. Your first mistake is calling them "conservative." Call them "RADICAL RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS."

 

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 07:42 PM

17. Well, I guess that makes Hong Kong the most Christian, God-fearing place on the planet

0.03 gun deaths per 100,000. Oh, and Japan is 0.06.

The USA? 10.54.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 07:44 PM

18. Great comment

I can't wait to use it

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