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Sun May 6, 2018, 12:08 AM

Trump angers France and Britain with his NRA speech

(CNN)US President Donald Trump took aim at two of America's closest allies in a speech at the NRA convention, saying strict gun laws failed to prevent the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and highlighting a purported increase in knife violence in London.

The comments provoked anger in both France and Britain.
France was especially incensed after Trump, while speaking at the gun rights convention in Dallas on Friday, pointed his hand as if it were a gun while describing how each of the victims in Paris was fatally shot.

"They took their time and gunned them down one by one -- boom, come over here, boom, come over here, boom," he said.

The Élysée palace issued a statement Saturday that said, "France expresses its firm disapproval of President Trump's remarks ... and calls for the respect of the memory of the victims."


https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/05/politics/trump-nra-speech-angers-french/index.html

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:10 AM

1. how may more gun deaths did the UK and France have than the US in 2015 ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:02 AM

8. I wouldn't be surprised if the United States had more

gun deaths in 2015 than all of Europe combined. In fact, I can almost guarantee it did.

France could have a mass shooting as deadly as Paris every month and still have gun homicide rate lower than ours.

Hooray second amendment.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:24 AM

2. Trump said massacres don't happen here

because people have guns. What the fuck does he call Sandy Hook and the High School in Parkland shootings if not massacres!?

Listening to him rationalizing gun ownership by talking about massacres in France and the UK made me so angry that my stomach hurt. I felt like puking.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 02:49 AM

6. Don't forget Vegas, Texas, and the Waffle House in Tenn.

And Columbine, and on and on.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #6)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:05 AM

9. Virginia Tech, Aurora, Orlando, Fort Hood, San Bernardino, etc.

Fox News must not cover these shootings because Trump seems to be completely unaware of them.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:36 AM

3. They must know by now we have a total dick for president.

 

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #3)

Sun May 6, 2018, 02:41 AM

5. They confirmed that when he was picking imaginary lint off the French president's suit

They knew it long, LONG before then.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #3)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:02 AM

7. Not to pick on you, but

Why is it that we use the word "dick" to mean jerk?
Nothing wrong with dicks, per se.
However, a flaccid dick would be funny. And appropriate.
I guess.
I think I'm stoned.

Peace out.

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Response to PinkTiger (Reply #7)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:44 AM

10. Ha ha

 

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:39 AM

4. trumps LIES to the NRA and his suckers are too stupid to notice..

the rest of the world lives in Reality.

Dumbshite doesn't give any fucks about Sandy Hook, Parkland, Las Vegas, or the rest of the massacres.


https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2053519

I can't imagine those loved ones of the victims in Las Vegas or anywhere else are impressed with trump Lying about their friends and families.. who were gunned down.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:49 AM

11. I posted the lyrics to "God Bless the NRA" elsewhere, but here they are again:

The tune was also used for the army song "The Caissons Go Rolling Along"
(in case some of you aren't familiar with the melody: )

WARNING--this may be a little too close for reality for comfort

1.)
Grab your gun, fire away
Sing, „God bless the N. R. A.“
As your rifles go blasting along
Shoot a black, shoot a gay
Get immunity today
As your rifles go blasting along

And it’s Hi! Hi! Hee!
And a ten round clip for me
Count out your victims loud and strong!
Shoot some libs and say
“God bless the N.R.A.”
As your rifles go blasting along

2.)
We’re not wrong, we’re far right
As we shoot into the night
And our rifles go blasting along
Shoot a girl, shoot a man
Shoot at anything you can
As our rifles go blasting along

And it’s Hi! Hi! Hee!
Chalk up eight school kids for me
Count up the bodies loud and strong (STAND GROUND!)
Our defense will say,
“God bless the N.R.A.”
And our rifles go blasting along!

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