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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:19 PM

There are 7,000 pairs of shoes in front of the Capitol today

one for every child killed by guns since Sandy Hook.


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Reply There are 7,000 pairs of shoes in front of the Capitol today (Original post)
DesertRat Mar 2018 OP
Wounded Bear Mar 2018 #1
riversedge Mar 2018 #2
DesertRat Mar 2018 #4
tblue37 Mar 2018 #3
onethatcares Mar 2018 #5
Capperdan Mar 2018 #7
lindysalsagal Mar 2018 #6
calimary Mar 2018 #15
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #19
DesertRat Mar 2018 #20
LAS14 Mar 2018 #8
sheshe2 Mar 2018 #9
malaise Mar 2018 #10
DemocracyMouse Mar 2018 #11
moondust Mar 2018 #12
EX500rider Mar 2018 #13
smirkymonkey Mar 2018 #14
marble falls Mar 2018 #16
bdamomma Mar 2018 #17
democrank Mar 2018 #18
ismnotwasm Mar 2018 #21
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #22
MsLeopard Mar 2018 #23

Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:20 PM

1. K & R...for visibility...nt

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:21 PM

2. video







BrunoTX #DemForce Retweeted
Matt McDermott
‏Verified account @mattmfm
2h2 hours ago

Such a gripping visual: There are 7,000 pairs of shoes lined up outside the Capitol. Each represents a child killed by a gun since Sandy Hook. #NotOneMore


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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:25 PM

4. Thank you. So incredibly sad.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:24 PM

3. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:30 PM

5. did our elected reps

enter thru the other side doors? Or are they on vacation again?

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:01 PM

7. The Dumpster is in California

inspecting border wall mock-ups. It's raining, too, probably won't leave the helicopter.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:34 PM

6. Disgusting, that most of the people insisting on eliminating legal abortion also support gunz

in the face of all these student's deaths.

They'll never figure out that a real life, who is walking around and talking, is more valuable than their right to play with gunz.

But they think a tiny lump of undiffentiated cells have to be protected at all costs.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:17 PM

15. That's one of my arguments to the so-called "pro-life" crowd.

Last edited Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:13 PM - Edit history (1)

You can't be, or say you are, "pro-life" if...

...you care more about your own access to massacre machines than about the lives that those massacre machines snuff out.

...you support unfettered, unregulated, wanton, reckless access to any damn guns you want.

...you deny or doubt that climate change exists, or that it's human-caused.

...you're pro-death penalty.

...you support funding cuts to programs supporting low-income families and needy children.

...you're not that concerned about the plight of our war veterans in need (meh - they volunteered!).

...you're not that concerned about reckless politicians who beat the drum for war (creating MORE veterans in need).

...you don't give a damn about the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico - who just "want everything done for them."

...you want regulations that keep us safe, keep our water clean, our food safe, and our environment protected, done away with.

...you'd rather vote for more prisons than more funding for our public schools.

...you see no reason why we need to safeguard the social safety net (for all those "lazy moochers" dontchaknow).

...you don't give a damn about the Dreamers or those "huddled masses yearning to breathe free" (meh, they should go back where they came from!) .

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Response to calimary (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:08 PM

19. Well said!!!!!

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Response to calimary (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:18 AM

20. Well said!

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:04 PM

8. Thanks for this post! How come I haven't seen this on Google News????? nt

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:14 PM

9. I am going to cry. nt

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:16 PM

10. Stop the guns

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:21 PM

11. Powerful image.... please, please post other effective protest images people!

Like photos documenting the 2nd Women's March

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:23 PM

12. Yeah but how many in other countries?

I'll be they're a lot worse!

Wait, wut? No? Virtually none? Seriously? None? Somebody better tell them they aren't safe without their guns!



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Response to moondust (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:12 PM

13. Of course there are other countries where it is worse.

Mexico, Venezuela, Jamaica, Costa Rica and 90 other countries all have a higher homicide rate then the US and since this definition of children includes teen gang members 17 to 19yo isn't really what most people consider "children".

The actual definition of children would be a young human being below the age of puberty.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:13 PM

14. Fuck the NRA!

May they all burn in hell, if there is such a place. If not, lets create one for them here.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:34 PM

16. What a great photo for a billboard campaign accross the US.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:37 PM

17. OMG

we need to be in the streets, we are better than this and we are better than this fucking regime we have. Fuck tRump, Repigs and the NRA.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:58 PM

18. Heartbreaking image

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:21 AM

21. K&R

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:59 AM

22. A powerful picture.

Of course it won't mean a thing to any Congressional Republicans, but to actual human beings it really hits home. So many children, too many guns, and too many nuts who want to use those guns in the most horrendous fashion.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:24 PM

23. If it was 7,000 rich white men

killed by guns in five years, you wouldn't be able to find a firearm in all of America.

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