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Thu Feb 15, 2018, 10:36 AM

i have spent the morning talking to parents of Douglas High students

who have kids that were on lock down, who tried to help fellow students from bleeding out, who know kids in critical care or worse. Now it is personal. I have been arguing for a ban on ARs and assault weapons all along and now I am seeing the gunsplainers on here start to appear.

No we don`t have to compensate owners of assault weapons if we ban them. That is NRA propaganda. No there is no need to allow for weapons of war in the civilian population and NO I DON`T WANT DEFENDERS OF OWNING AR15S AND OTHER ASSAULT WEAPONS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Those people can go to hell.

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Reply i have spent the morning talking to parents of Douglas High students (Original post)
HopeAgain Feb 2018 OP
uponit7771 Feb 2018 #1
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #2
erinlough Feb 2018 #3
DemocracyMouse Feb 2018 #6
MontanaMama Feb 2018 #7
efhmc Feb 2018 #12
lapislzi Feb 2018 #4
GusBob Feb 2018 #5
Fred Sanders Feb 2018 #11
Skittles Feb 2018 #16
Hekate Feb 2018 #19
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2018 #8
people Feb 2018 #9
tblue37 Feb 2018 #10
efhmc Feb 2018 #13
SunSeeker Feb 2018 #14
yardwork Feb 2018 #15
X_Digger Feb 2018 #17
Hekate Feb 2018 #18
X_Digger Feb 2018 #21
HopeAgain Feb 2018 #20
X_Digger Feb 2018 #22

Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 10:42 AM

1. K&R, devices designed to kill massive amount of humans shouldn't be in the hands of

... joe blow citizen

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 10:42 AM

2. You must be in shock a little now too.

Get this message out to the media if you can. Tell them that the midterms are coming and no amount of NRA money donated to politicians is going to change how angry Americans are going to vote.

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:00 AM

3. Im not afraid of terrorists or burglers

But I am afraid of my gun owning neighbors who use every Sunday to target practice. I am afraid of nephews I have that own too many guns for any one person. I am afraid of gun owners and I donít see them as good guys anymore. Iím sometimes afraid of my husband who owns a gun and Iíve told him so. I simply hate the stinking things.

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Response to erinlough (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:33 AM

6. My heart goes out to you

I hope he isn't offering you a veiled threat to stay with him or else.

To everyone on DU: Keep in mind that more innocent people in the last year were killed in accidental shootings than "bad people" were killed by folks using guns to defend themselves. The conclusion we can draw is that the total effect of flooding our nation with guns is more deaths by accident. More guns equals more killing, not less.

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Response to erinlough (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:36 AM

7. I get your trepidation. I wasnt raised with firearms.

I married a man who has hunted his whole life and owns around 30 or so rifles and shot guns...he collects Belgian made Browning shot guns in particular. Heís not a gun nut and he is responsible with his weapons. They still make me nervous. Theyíre a fact of our life after 30 years together. I should mention that when he isnít using them to hunt or shoot trap and skeet, theyíre locked in a gun safe. That said, I donít want to keep quiet anymore about how I feel about this issue. Doing nothing about gun violence because it is hard isnít an option for me for one more day. I just joined Moms Demand Action this morning. I told my husband that I expect his support.

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Response to erinlough (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:33 PM

12. I hate them also.

Since they are meant for no reason but killing.

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:10 AM

4. My heart goes out to you.

One of my co-workers is a Sandy Hook parent. It is a very rough day for everyone in this office. Message me if you want a shoulder or sympathetic ear.

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:26 AM

5. last night the DU gunsplainers were out in full force

the irony of seeing their posts with the blood red valentines hearts

I felt like donating so that each of the gun lovers here would have exactly 17 hearts ( I gues it would be 18 now)

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Response to GusBob (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:26 PM

11. Gunners with blood red hearts on Valentines Day...can the hearts be removed because they do

not have one or deserve one?

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Response to GusBob (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:46 PM

16. fuck all gun humping cowards

they love their weapons more than they care about the welfare of kids in school

FUCK THEM

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Response to GusBob (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 01:21 AM

19. In a way I am sorry I missed that. I could have added so many more names to my Ignore list. nt

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:58 AM

8. I agree 100%

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:02 PM

9. Parents of these kids, former students exposed to these mass shootings & supporters should . . .

Pick a date in cooperation with all of these parents whose kids have been there at one of these shootings, their children and gun control advocacy groups and their supporters for a sit-in in the congressional offices of every single Republican who won't ban assault weapons or prohibit mentally ill persons from having weapons and we SHOULD NOT MOVE until they DO SOMETHING! Those Republican congressman and senators, ALL BOUGHT AND PAID FOR by the NRA will not do anything unless we put ourselves in the way and DO NOT MOVE. I am tired of lunatics bought and paid for by the gun industry who care more about campaign funds than they do about even their own children having more say than 80+ % of our citizens. It is HORRIBLE. Does anyone have connections to organizations that support gun control to start this?

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Response to people (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:19 PM

10. Just as they had disabled protesters dragged violently out of their wheelchairs and

arrested, I bet Republican congresspersons and senators would do that to the families of murdered children if they protested--but it would be a PR disaster if they did, perhaps even worse than when the disabled protesters were brutally manhandled and arrested.

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Response to people (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:36 PM

13. I pray we find a way

to get these guns out of our country.

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 01:05 PM

14. K & R

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 01:10 PM

15. Anybody blocking sensible gun control should be ashamed.

What's more important than protecting our children?

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:50 PM

17. Only if you repeal the 5th amendment. n/t

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 01:19 AM

18. What, exactly, do you mean by that? What does the right to not incriminate yourself have to do...

...with keeping battlefield weapons out of civilian hands? Hm? care to explain, X_Digger?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 08:53 AM

21. Go read the whole thing, silly. That whole 'takings' clause. n/t

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 07:00 AM

20. The Fifth Amendment isn't even absolute

And it does not have a qualifier like "well regulated."

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 08:55 AM

22. Google 'regulatory taking'. n/t

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