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When do Dems start running right to life Ads?

Ads that Dems are Pro Life. Pro protecting children, elderly. Show how Republicans blame mass shootings on mental health but cut funding for mental health. Refuse to allow background checks, red flag laws that might stop the very people they claim are a cause of mass shootings.

I work in mental health so I know that the vast majority of people with mental health issues are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators. This is a convenient scapegoat for them to hide behind.
I would just really like to see us on offense instead of perpetually being on defense.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri May 27, 2022, 07:31 PM (1 replies)

Armed 13-year-old shot by deputy after she shoots man approaching home, Georgia cops say

A 13-year-old girl was shot by a deputy after she came out of a home in Georgia and fired a gun at a man near the porch, authorities said.

Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies got a call from a 38-year-old man at 8:44 p.m. May 25. He asked for help from authorities with a custody exchange dispute involving a 3-year-old child, according to a news release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The relationships among the man, the 13-year-old and 3-year-old was not disclosed. https://amp.macon.com/news/nation-world/national/article261843030.html
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri May 27, 2022, 01:13 PM (4 replies)

Billions Have Been Spent on School Safety. But Is It Working?

This is just sickening. Classroom tourniquets???
Instead of doing the right thing. Banning assault weapons. We spend billions to turn classrooms into a scene from a battlefield??
Now schools can buy 300-pound ballistic whiteboards ($2,900 each); classroom-specific tourniquets; facial-recognition software; high-tech, armored classroom doors (at $4,000 each); guns that fire balls packed with pepper mixtures (which are most commonly used by U.S. troops in combat zones); and even an elaborate door-security and weapons-detection system, which includes a 2,500 pound aluminum-framed vestibule (all for $500,000 per system).
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu May 26, 2022, 09:35 PM (1 replies)

The murders continue after the shooting stops

Today we heard the devastating news of Irma Garcia’s husband dying of a heart attack. A horrific reminder that the murders continue long after the bullets stop.

Jeremy Richman-died by suicide 7 years after his daughter Amelie was murdered at Sandy Hook.

Austin Eubanks, survived Columbine. Spiraled into addiction within 1 year of surviving that Massacre. He got clean, became a motivational speaker. He died of a heroin overdose in 2019.

Sydney Arielle- survived Parkland. Died by suicide in 2019

Calvin Desir- also survived Parkland. Died by suicide in 2019.

I am sure that there are many more like Mr Garcia,Austin, Sydney, and Calvin.
Deteriorating health, addiction, depression, suicide,PTSD, homelessness, a cycle of violence triggered by the events of the massacre.

It’s all so tragic.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu May 26, 2022, 07:58 PM (12 replies)

Why do people vote Republican?

Aside from white supremacists, gun humpers, religious zealots, fetus protectors, greedy businesses owners and corporations. Seriously, are there any sane and logical people that vote Republican?
And why?

They fight against damn near anything that would benefit every day Americans.
They fight affordable healthcare. They fight against having a livable wage, they fight against any talk of student loan relief, I could go on and on.

I’m really befuddled.
What do “sane”Republican voters expect when they keep these people in office?
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed May 25, 2022, 08:24 PM (41 replies)

Mass murder of children should be politicized.

Democrats should not shy away from that. Step into it. We can only solve this problem with politics. Our elected so called leaders have the power to stop this madness. As Joe Scarborough mentioned this morning, on 9/11 we did not say, now is not the time to talk about it. We immediately wanted to know how do we prevent this from ever happening again.
Politicians can stop children from reading books that “will hurt their feelings”
“ protect girls’ sports from trans athletes,“
but they cannot protect these same children from weapons of mass destruction.
This is politics.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed May 25, 2022, 08:25 AM (1 replies)
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