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22. That's EXACTLY what I thought.
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 10:08 AM
Jul 2016

Exactly what I thought. I was so sure THIS was IT. THIS is the moment we've been hoping and praying for and trying to work toward and finally make happen. We finally got there. "We MADE it! We FINALLY got there," I thought. "Here's the evidence, right here! An African American just got elected to the Oval Office. This PROVES it - we finally got there! We've just shown the world we've grown up and we're OVER it!"

MAN-oh-MAN was I wrong. But I realized that way before today. The first time I heard about the mushrooming statistics of threats made against the President - a 400% increase, at least, according to the Secret Service. And remember the study that was issued, in the first year of his first term, if I remember correctly, that this increase in domestic terrorism stemmed from right-wing extremist groups. Remember the outrage that erupted - from many of those same right-wing extremists? The yowling and screeching that finally demanded, AND GOT, that report withdrawn? That report was SPOT-ON! But I guess it hurt their widdle feelings or something. So we then simply must take care of THEIR hurt widdle feelings, while the rest of us remain vulnerable. At risk. Hostages to the damn fucking gun-worshipping subculture. Stuck in the crosshairs.

I'm sorry, but I am fucking sick and tired of being held hostage by the fucking goddam 2nd Amendment - and all its flagrant misinterpretations and WRONG-HEADED applications and extensions. SICK AND TIRED OF IT! I want to tell all the gunners - I'm sorry. I don't care about your so-called "rights" anymore. You have already had way more than your fair share of so-called "rights." You're a fucking menace. I care about MY rights to live without being menaced by my gunned-up fellow citizens. ISIS doesn't scare me NEARLY as much as our own home-grown domestic terrorists do.

Carrying a gun, even completely legally, sure didn't do Diamond Reynolds' boyfriend any good, did it? And those so-called "rights" that allow civilians to acquire and own and amass arsenals of military-style assault weapons didn't keep those cops in Dallas safe, either, did they?

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
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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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