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Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:29 AM

November 22, 1963

We discussed the easy availability of cheap weapons as a young President was cut down in his prime by a mail order rifle

We couldn't believe it that some one would climb a school tower at a Texas university and kill 14

In 1984 as children were playing in the toyland at a McDonalds 20+ were shot and killed

We watched on the national news as 23 office workers ate their last lunch in a modest Texas cafeteria 1991

In the first major school shoot in CO in 1999, we had a national discussion mental health when two young shooters killed 13

Once again in 2007 our colleges reminded us that there is no safe place, we mourned the loss of 32

2012 ripped our hearts apart as we watched the funerals of 27 innocents

In the deadliest mass shooting in US history just last year, 49 died and all we hear is crickets from our leaders

and now...once again we are shocked and outraged! 50+ dead 406+ injured

it's time for decent Americans to DEMAND change in our gun laws, it's time to march in the streets, it's time to hold the NRA accountable, it's time to do more than thoughts and prayers!!!

I am actually at a loss for words....I will contact my representatives and will advocate for restrictions on automatic weapons, will implore our elected officials to turn down requests for eliminating silencer laws....and I will grieve for what our nation could be...

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Reply November 22, 1963 (Original post)
gopiscrap Oct 2017 OP
MichMary Oct 2017 #1
Wednesdays Oct 2017 #2
MichMary Oct 2017 #4
gopiscrap Oct 2017 #5
MichMary Oct 2017 #6
gopiscrap Oct 2017 #9
Calculating Oct 2017 #3
Doreen Oct 2017 #7
gopiscrap Oct 2017 #8

Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:32 AM

1. New reports this a.m.

There already are restrictions on automatic weapons. It is actually VERY difficult to obtain the type of weapon this shooter had.

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Response to MichMary (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:38 AM

2. But still not difficult enough.

What point are you arguing?

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:50 AM

4. The point is

that no laws are ever going to stop the carnage.

Fully automatic weapons ARE illegal, but it is possible to turn a semi-auto into a fully automatic weapon.

It is illegal to saw down the barrel of a shotgun, but one of the Columbine shooters had a sawed off shotgun.

Chicago is a gun-free zone, but nearly 500 people have been shot and killed in Chicago this year.

Most schools are gun-free zone, but that doesn't stop someone determined to wreak havoc.

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Response to MichMary (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:08 PM

5. be like Europe BAN ALL GUNS

they have a WAY SMALLER death toll from weapons than we do

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:25 PM

6. It will never happen here

The right to bear arms is in the Bill of Rights. If you want to undo that one, just think what freedoms we would lose if the right got their hands on the Constitution.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 10:32 PM

9. agreed

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:43 AM

3. Full auto is already hard to get

And suppressors have absolutely nothing to do with this.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:36 PM

7. I think the repukes just look at this as

population control.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:43 PM

8. I fear that you are correct

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