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morningfog

(18,115 posts)
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 04:39 PM Jul 2016

It's the guns, stupid

Is it mental illness? Sometimes.

Is it terrorism? Sometimes.

Is it bigoted hate? Sometimes.

Is it jumpy cops dealing with black men? Sometimes.

Is it domestic disputes? Sometimes.

Is it suicidal thoughts? Sometimes.

Is it a curious child? Sometimes.

Is it an accident? Sometimes.

Is it a gun related death that shocks the public conscious? Every time.

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It's the guns, stupid (Original Post) morningfog Jul 2016 OP
Agree.. here2help Jul 2016 #1
You don't get your own set of facts. morningfog Jul 2016 #2
Yup! Guns are bad things. longship Jul 2016 #3
Start with the police Calculating Jul 2016 #4
I've sworn off watching TV until the election is over. Stonepounder Jul 2016 #9
Off to GT with You! Night Watchman Jul 2016 #5
if it were up to me... KG Jul 2016 #6
if it were up to me... AlbertCat Jul 2016 #8
Gunz, gun money. Gunz, gun election money. So simple. lindysalsagal Jul 2016 #7
Kick Night Watchman Jul 2016 #10

longship

(40,416 posts)
3. Yup! Guns are bad things.
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 05:03 PM
Jul 2016

An gun armed populace is a dangerous populace.

We need to get the handguns and assault type rifles.

And no. I don't give a flaming fuck about the second amendment as currently interpreted.

Stonepounder

(4,033 posts)
9. I've sworn off watching TV until the election is over.
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 07:46 PM
Jul 2016

Instead, we've been watching the streaming channels - Netflix, Hulu, Acorn, Amazon. We've been watching a lot of British crime drama - Midsomer Murders, Endeavor, Inspector Morse, etc. A striking thing is that even today, most British police do not routinely go armed. Granted, it is a different society were most of the population is not armed either, but the police in these shows always are genuinely surprised when someone pulls a gun on them. And if they are going into what they suspect will be a dangerous situation, they put in a call to an 'armed response unit'.

How in the world did we end up in a country were a significant portion of the population feels the need to go armed? Where a sidearm is as much a part of a cops uniform as his badge? And where so often it seems that a cop will shoot first and ask questions later. Where running away from a cop can be a death sentence or even DWB?

 

AlbertCat

(17,505 posts)
8. if it were up to me...
Reply to KG (Reply #6)
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 07:42 PM
Jul 2016
1997!!!

Almost 10 years ago....


See how nothing gets done? Our government is crap.

lindysalsagal

(20,183 posts)
7. Gunz, gun money. Gunz, gun election money. So simple.
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 07:27 PM
Jul 2016

Unless you deliberately refuse to accept that you have a responsibility to protect your fellow americans.

People would rather play the odds and let somone else's loved one die so they can feel powerful.

Fools.

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