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Mon Sep 16, 2013, 10:46 PM

Our nation is afflicted with O.G.D.

Obsessive Gun Disorder. How else do you explain all these gun tragedies and yet we still allow unfettered access to guns. We watch and mourn when a our children get mowed down by automatic weapons, but we don't have the will to ban them. We watch and mourn when folks lose their life going to a movie, but we turn a blind eye to the weapon that reaped the destruction. We hear the news of 10,000 of our neighbors, parents, co workers, sons and daughters dying by gun violence and yet we do nothing?

WHAT WILL IT TAKE? What will it take to change our gun culture.
What will it take so that we value life over weapons.
What will it take to stand up to the NRA
What will it take to demand our elected officials enact stricter controls.

What will it take?

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Reply Our nation is afflicted with O.G.D. (Original post)
gopiscrap Sep 2013 OP
LittleBlue Sep 2013 #1
xfundy Sep 2013 #4
Tx4obama Sep 2013 #2
xfundy Sep 2013 #6
pscot Sep 2013 #3
JustanAngel Sep 2013 #8
pscot Sep 2013 #9
Safetykitten Sep 2013 #5
winter is coming Sep 2013 #7

Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 10:50 PM

1. It cannot be changed

 

By adding the right to bear arms in the 2nd Amendment, gun ownership goes beyond public policy to a right.

Therefore, when gun incidents happen, it's viewed as a force of nature. The constitution immunizes guns from public scrutiny in the minds of many, after all the Founding Fathers intended us to have guns. And if the Founders wanted it this way, everything is as it should be.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 11:26 PM

4. Sure it does

if you leave out the "well-regulated militia" part.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 11:04 PM

2. Check out the suprisingly LONG lists on the links below...


School shootings and mass shootings have been happening for a very very long time - it's just that they are happening more frequently and we are hearing about them more.


A LONG list of school shootings starting way back in 1760s, here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_shootings_in_the_United_States

and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_%28school_massacres%29


Also...

Rampage killings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers:_Americas

Work place killings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers:_Workplace_killings

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 11:28 PM

6. True!

But events like this make the teevee take notice and pound, pound, pound them, with increasingly loud screams and commands to have fear, fear, fear, 'cuz it gets ratings and helps the repigs.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 11:07 PM

3. circling the drain

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Response to pscot (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 02:22 PM

8. For some reason,

I couldn't access site.

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Response to JustanAngel (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 03:44 PM

9. I just went there

using that link, but it was painfully slow. Might be a traffic issue. Google the phrase and you can find Calhoun's original experiment.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 11:27 PM

5. Some of the answers people will not like *glancing at televsion*

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 11:34 PM

7. Someone in the 1% at the scene of a gun tragedy??

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