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Is gun control a basic tenet of Democratic ideals?

I guess the most surprising thing to me when joining this site was the number of members who come out against any gun control beyond mere background checks. I had always thought gun control was a basic belief of any liberalism. I always thought liberals conditioned the 2nd Amendment on it's whole language, i.e., tied to a "well regulated militia," something we don't need because we have standing armed forces.

Are the posters on here who follow NRA reasoning real liberals? I see the same people come out to argue against gun control, but I don't see them posting on other topics. Are there people who are against the assault weapons ban (or argue it is not feasible) ever people who do not own a weapon that could fall under such a ban?

Personally I think gun control should be just a strong plank in the Party's platform as freedom of choice and worker's rights. Do most agree?

Something about Giuliani

that I haven't heard much about, is his connections with prosecutors and the FBI in the Southern District of New York. Giuliani knew Comey was going to issue the letter reopening the Clinton investigation before anyone else. The leak was out of the New York FBI office.

The raid of Cohen's office was not carried out by Mueller, but rather by the DOJ's SDNY office. That investigation is not limited to a Special Prosecutor's mandate. That investigation can go wherever the evidence leads. I think Trump might be more frightened of that investigation than Mueller's since it may uncover years of illegal activity. Trump needs influence and an inroad to that prosecutor's office and that may be why they will tolerate Giuliani's antics.

So now we have had another attack with an assault weapon...

How long before we start seeing the posters on here that only appear when it is time to defend assault weapons and make crazy claims like target practice with an AR15 is a legitimate "sport"? The gunsplainers who post on nothing else? The Second Amendment enthusiasts who spew NRA talking points?

Don't let these trolls convince you the banning of these weapons can't be done. The banning of these weapons should be considered a core value of the party.

Being Trump's Attorney...

Do the MAGAts realize that their pick 'em ups and guns

are made of steel and/or aluminum? Bubba's not going to be happy if he can't afford that new deulie.

People on here should not be allowed to advocate for health care reform

unless they understand our healthcare delivery systems in much greater detail. Accountable care organizations, Medicare conditions of participation, MIPs, EHR, and all the rest. Details matter. The fact that people are dying without adequate healthcare is not relevant to the discussion.

And in case you miss it, this is aimed at the gunsplainers and this is

Suggestion for No. Virginia Dems...

Why don't you take a page out of the right's playbook and have people stand all day outside of the NRA's headquarters in Fairfax and shout:


Child killer!

At whoever goes in or out of the building?

THEY are politicizing the shooting.

While the right says we are trying to politicize the shooting for talking about gun restrictions now, they have just found a way to subtly politicize this shooting for the benefit of Trump. The Fox headline is "Did the FBI drop the ball?" Because of one YouTube comment made months ago on a national forum.

There you have it. A way to keep attacking the FBI and erode their credibility to protect Trump. It's almost ingenious of them, actually. Expect this to be the theme of the Fox coverage/Hannity rants/ Carlson babbles. Nunes will be opening an investigation in 3,2,...

It's a heartbreaking day here in So. Fla.

In that anyone who is a professional in Broward County knows people who live in the Coral Springs/Parkland area. It is an upscale area where lots of people live that are in my profession and the professions I serve. I have been hearing stories all day from parents, neighbors of parents, and even someone who has met the shooter.

It shakes the foundation we are on. But we also need to remember that it isn't only kids in the Columbines and Stoneman-Douglas High School that are victims. There are countless youthful victims of gun violence who don't get the thoughts and prayers of the politicians and community leaders and are forgotten as soon as they are shot:

Gun injuries and deaths among Florida kids have spiked. One child is shot every 17 hours:

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