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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:27 PM

52. Yeah, I can see how much you want to protect kids

You've latched onto a policy who's positive effects, if any, will be:
a) small and probably statistically insignificant,
b) take years to take effect
c) PUTS REPUBLICANS IN POWER.


Yeah, I'm sure all those kids suffering with lack of health care, crappy schools, gang violence, gay-bashing, drug abuse, the school-to-prison pipeline, and being gunned down by MAGA-hat cops will be OVERJOYED that, you, sharedvalues, make their lives infinitely better by making sure that AR-15s didn't have a bayonet mounting provision. Because that's the REAL issue here.

I imagine a couple of hundred thousand dead Iraqi children are just overjoyed that Al Gore lost Florida by less than 600 votes because Bill Clinton and Al Gore adopted a useless DLC/Third Way crime-control measure that cost Gore critical votes and put that weak-willed, dry-drunk, and clueless Shrub in office. Oh yeah, I'm sure all those dead, deformed, and PTSD-ed Iraqi kids living in bombed-out hovels and drinking tainted water and questionable food just LOVE the fact that you "care about the children" so much.

Ditto for all those Afghan kids, and those kids in concentration camps on American soil.

I find your absolute unwillingness to self-criticize yourself, or take pride and smugness from your lack of knowledge in this area, very counterproductive. You dismiss facts as unimportant, as not worth of your consideration. That is nuts! That is not what somebody that cares about kids would do.

You think your saving kids lives by tilting at the windmill of "assault weapons". You're not. Sorry, you're not. You're not and you never will. EVER.

You're not lowering the crime rate, and you're not stopping mass shootings. You're living in some kind of fantasy world where the problem will "go away" if only we take away hardware!

Well, here's a reality check for you: You need to educate yourself about what guns are and are not before you go to your keyboard and start fishing for ego-scratching from people that think "fuck the NRA" is some sort of effective action. But you won't do that, will you? You have your own "facts" and you'll keep spraying them from your own little self-reinforcing bubble.

Get a clue. There are several, perhaps more than several, gun-control efforts that people like you and people like me could AGREE on, but your fetishization on defining and then banning "assault weapons" means that NOTHING gets done, except that we have Dolt45 and that hate-filled asshole Mitch McConnell running everything and stacking the courts with extremist judges.

The SCOTUS is getting packed; RBG is hardly a spring chicken and we're depending on her to stave off even more packing of the Court! McConnell already stole one SCOTUS seat, and if Dolt45 pulls out a "win" in 16 months, do you think she had the health and stamina to last until 2025?

You need to look at yourself in the mirror, then educate yourself. You can start by having an honest conversation here instead of being condescending and self-righteous. Nobody is asking you to love guns; we asking you to fill your noggin with knowledge you can make an independent, informed decision instead of being some slogan-chanting follower.

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