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18. No kidding.
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 09:36 AM
Jul 2016

Yeah, MY ASS that has nothing to do with the present climate of murderous violence against people of color. MY ASS they're not connected.

More guns = MORE CARNAGE. PERIOD. END of sentence, END of argument.

Shit, Surya, my husband and I were talking about this, a few minutes ago. He recalled growing up in a white-bread community where, I'm not kidding, the city ordinance there mandated that all blacks needed to be out of town by 6pm. My husband said he always assumed that by the time he was 50, that would all have ended. That we'd have grown up and evolved and moved beyond all that. He's 67 now. I commented that I thought that would have been the result after the election of Barack Obama as President. That this surely marked a turning of the page, that this was proof we had grown up and gotten over it and put this shit behind us and moved beyond all that. Yeah, MAN was I wrong, too. I was SO HAPPY that night. I just knew this meant we'd finally closed a sordid and miserable and shameful chapter in our history. That was SO OVER. We grew up and knew better than that, and BECAME better than that. We'd FINALLY gotten over it and put that shit down, for good.


I would live to hear the NRA response to this, the person who DID have an AR-15 turned in their uponit7771 Jul 2016 #1
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #2
I disagree with your comment. imanamerican63 Jul 2016 #3
Yes, but there is another factor --- The Blue Wall of Silence. Hoppy Jul 2016 #4
and sadly, protecting each other arithia Jul 2016 #8
The problem with your response is the fact that, avebury Jul 2016 #9
Your blanket condemnation is bigotted and prejudiced. You know nothing about the humans killed Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2016 #5
Nicely said. We need to separate the facts from the hipocary that divides the country. imanamerican63 Jul 2016 #6
That's disgusting bullshit. The cops who were killed had nothing to do with anything. DanTex Jul 2016 #7
NRA etc. need to be held accountable (2nd Amendment Remedies, Armed Uprising, etc.) groundloop Jul 2016 #10
Pull on a tiger's tail and taunt it long enough. . . DinahMoeHum Jul 2016 #11
You forgot the NRA exception for black people. Chemisse Jul 2016 #12
Well, isn't that a given? GUNZ don't kill, people do. Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #13
I usually follow that with "yeah. People kill people. WITH GUNS." calimary Jul 2016 #14
But, the willful cognitive dissonance just goes on and on. Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #15
No kidding. calimary Jul 2016 #18
This very reality explains SOME of the "disillusionment" with BHO, I think. You and I and Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #20
That's EXACTLY what I thought. calimary Jul 2016 #22
Your last paragraph says it all. The answer is up in neon: GUNZ are NOT the cure for the disease. Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #24
That's exactly what the gun nuts at the Bundy ranch were saying IronLionZion Jul 2016 #16
Gun goons. calimary Jul 2016 #19
The answer IronLionZion Jul 2016 #21
And once I actually tasted some well-prepared calimari that didn't taste like I was eating calimary Jul 2016 #23
This message was self-deleted by its author mountain grammy Jul 2016 #17
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