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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:14 AM

I envy New Zealand.

Compare their reaction to an act of terrorism to ours following 9/11. They effectively banned assault weapons in less than a month, making their citizens far safer. We waged a so-called "War on Terror", resulting in us effectively destroying and permanently destabilizing three nations and counting, making Americans and everyone else in the world less safe than before.

While I think NZ arresting people for redistributing video of the attack is a little harsh, in light of Trump's recent usage of 9/11 images endangering Rep Omar's life, maybe they're on to something there as well.

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jcmaine72 Apr 2019 OP
pnwmom Apr 2019 #1
Kurt V. Apr 2019 #2
Baconator Apr 2019 #3
jcmaine72 Apr 2019 #4
Fla_Democrat Apr 2019 #5
A HERETIC I AM Apr 2019 #6

Response to jcmaine72 (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:28 AM

1. Do you understand that the whole country is a fraction of the size of NY city?

We could probably get San Francisco or Seattle to make the same decision, under the same circumstances -- though the R's in Congress would fight it on second amendment grounds.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:58 AM

2. new zealand is majority center-right.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:02 AM

3. They don't have the 2nd Amendment or the gun culture that we do in America...

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The left to right political spectrum of the US doesn't really neatly overlap onto other countries either.

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Response to Baconator (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:03 AM

4. Imagine that...

Living in a nation without a "gun culture", or no need of one.

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Response to jcmaine72 (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:15 AM

5. Have heard from a few people looking into it......

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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:22 AM

6. I did right after the election

But Iím too old.

I donít have a skill needed badly enough to offset the fact that Iíll be 60 in 3 weeks.

If I was a neurosurgeon it wouldnít have been a problem

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