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mzmolly

(50,978 posts)
Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:58 PM Dec 2012

If massacre of 20 children in Newtown doesn't bring gun control, what will? ~ Elie Wiesel

If massacre of 20 children in Newtown doesn't bring gun control, what will?



Disbelief, horror, revolt: This is what we all felt when the news arrived. By its magnitude and cruelty, it surpassed everything else. We were not ready for it. Earlier tragedies should have immunized us. But they didn’t. Not to this violence, to this bloodshed.

A young man assassinates his mother with her own weapons. Then, he goes to an elementary school and murders 20 children, one after the other, firing more and more bullets into their small bodies.

Why?

The need, the desire to understand is as strong as the pain itself.

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If massacre of 20 children in Newtown doesn't bring gun control, what will? ~ Elie Wiesel (Original Post) mzmolly Dec 2012 OP
Indeed. 99Forever Dec 2012 #1
Great sigline. mzmolly Dec 2012 #2
Feel welcome to use it and pass it around. 99Forever Dec 2012 #4
Done. ellisonz Dec 2012 #10
Will do. mzmolly Dec 2012 #19
Then what? Ban video games? Ban action movies? Ban rap music? Ban football and boxing? davidn3600 Dec 2012 #3
No, just ban weapons that serve no useful purpose mzmolly Dec 2012 #5
? ellisonz Dec 2012 #7
Post removed Post removed Dec 2012 #16
a ruthless dictator with an iron fist. Mel Content Dec 2012 #6
What're you trying to say there, Mel? ellisonz Dec 2012 #8
that in the u.s. meaningful gun control is more likely under dictatorship than the current situation Mel Content Dec 2012 #12
Probably the lack of a complete, clear sentence... ellisonz Dec 2012 #13
it was a complete, concise response to the question posed in the OP title. Mel Content Dec 2012 #20
well, we should be allowed to have tanks, nukes, drones etc if we are going to fight the govt JI7 Dec 2012 #15
who said anything about fighting the government? Mel Content Dec 2012 #18
don't you know, if the Jews and other minorities had guns the holocaust would have been prevented JI7 Dec 2012 #14
The Gungeon likes to remind me of that at least once a week... ellisonz Dec 2012 #17
Good thing we live in a democracy. Does the dictator in your vision, have an army mzmolly Dec 2012 #21
Someday we will have that dictator, Mel. You will fight for him or he will take your guns. hunter Dec 2012 #23
"What else do we need for preventing further horrors such as this?" ellisonz Dec 2012 #9
It will bring changes. It does put a "face" on what our culture has never had to assimilate... libdem4life Dec 2012 #11
I just thought about that today. mzmolly Dec 2012 #22
Meh. What does Mr. Weisel know about death of innocents? Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #24
Sadly mzmolly Dec 2012 #25
Elie Weisel should be the last person COLGATE4 Dec 2012 #26

99Forever

(14,524 posts)
1. Indeed.
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:11 AM
Dec 2012

How much evil is required. How many pounds of baby flesh must be sacrificed at the alter of the gun freaks, before the insanity ends?

No more excuses.

mzmolly

(50,978 posts)
5. No, just ban weapons that serve no useful purpose
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:46 AM
Dec 2012

other than slaughtering human beings in mass numbers.

Response to davidn3600 (Reply #3)

 

Mel Content

(123 posts)
12. that in the u.s. meaningful gun control is more likely under dictatorship than the current situation
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:03 AM
Dec 2012

comprehension problems...?

JI7

(89,231 posts)
14. don't you know, if the Jews and other minorities had guns the holocaust would have been prevented
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:04 AM
Dec 2012

they would have been able to fight the bombers, tanks etc.

mzmolly

(50,978 posts)
21. Good thing we live in a democracy. Does the dictator in your vision, have an army
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:35 AM
Dec 2012

at his command? What about nukes or drones?

I don't think the well armed American populace you note, is as powerful as they'd like to think?

We have a say with our votes.

We're no longer fighting King George's empire.

If you want a handgun in your home, fine. No one wants to take it from you.

hunter

(38,297 posts)
23. Someday we will have that dictator, Mel. You will fight for him or he will take your guns.
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:50 AM
Dec 2012

Dictators are born of people's fears, Mel, and you are feeding those fears.

If you don't want the dictator, put away your guns, love your neighbor, and live without fear.

 

libdem4life

(13,877 posts)
11. It will bring changes. It does put a "face" on what our culture has never had to assimilate...
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:57 AM
Dec 2012

but now must acknowledge head on. Domestic terrorism. I truly believe that as horrible as it is, it gives our President...who is an amazing father...and a visionary leader ... a very loud and powerful bully pulpit to move this cause forward.

Remember, we could have had "the other guy". Thank god.

COLGATE4

(14,732 posts)
26. Elie Weisel should be the last person
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:14 PM
Dec 2012

asking "why", since he has experienced the same type of nameless purposeless murderous behavior up close and personal.

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