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Old 01-29-2014, 03:05 PM   #226
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I did not make any comment about any link being fair
and balance. I did comment the things mentioned in to
two links are not being reported in main stream media.


why would they be reported in the mainstream media when there is nothing to report on?
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:28 PM   #227
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The recent mall shooting:
Don't shoot the messenger here. I was searching for some info on the
shooting and this is the only one I found with any detail. Information like this is not being reported by major media or being acknowledge by the government.

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Surprised no one mentioned the school shooting at Purdue University last week. Occurred in the basement of the Electrical Engineering school, about two buildings from where I work. Poor teaching assistant gunned down in front of his class. Damn shame.

Not sure if it made a splash in the media. I hope it didn't. The media sensationalize these things too much.
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Surprised no one mentioned the school shooting at Purdue University last week.


because of terrorist organizations like the NRA, it's tough to keep up with all the shootings.
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I don't think it was terrorist related...
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The NRA is a terrorist organization.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:46 AM   #232
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I truly do wonder when all those NRA supporters will ever wake up, if they ever will. Just one look at the rest of the world should show that the rabid defending of gun rights isn't going to decrease the amount of gunfights at all.
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It won't ever change. It will only get worse.

There was an article in our paper (Des Moines register) talking about a free give-away of an AR-15. Some "anti-gun" lawmakers are upset.

The issue I see are the comments on Facebook. These people who are going by their real names making such idiotic comments "fuckem, give away more guns!!!" "My rights shall not be trampled!!!" " we need to keep being a thorn in the side of anti gun folk"


Why? Why is there such a fucking obsession with weapons? And I'm supposed to trust these fuckers to carry in public?

It's going to take something much worse than killing children for this to ever change. I can't even fathom what that could be.
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I advocate gun ownership rights. Does that make me a "fucker" or a "terrorist"?
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I advocate gun ownership rights. Does that make me a "fucker" or a "terrorist"?
I hope you support regulations that make sure guns won't wind up in the hands of the mentally ill who won't use the weapons for any good.
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I advocate gun ownership rights. Does that make me a "fucker" or a "terrorist"?
Are you one of the ones yelling on social media "fuckem... give away more guns!!!" and being unnecessarily antagonistic and hyperbolic at the mere mention of gun regulation?

No? Then you're not a fucker or a terrorist. (at least not in this regard )
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I advocate gun ownership rights. Does that make me a "fucker" or a "terrorist"?


are you a member of the NRA?
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I'd be careful about that association, Irvine. AFAIK, most members of the NRA are in favor of far greater gun regulation than NRA leadership is. I seem to recall a poll not too long after the Newtown tragedy that listed that number, even among NRA members, as north of 80% (maybe even 90?).
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seems like a great time to turn in one's membership card in order to send a message to the leadership.

after all, the NRA encourages and enables the use of violence against American citizens -- including children -- by facilitating the spread of powerful weapons through instilling fear in politicians and the general populace as a stated political objective. remember LaPierre's post-Sandy op-ed?

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"It's not paranoia to buy a gun. It's survival. It's responsible behavior, and it's time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that."

they have been successful in stopping the rational and reasonable regulation of these weapons putting Americans at an unreasonable and unacceptable risk. if the NRA were Al-Qaeda, some country somewhere would have been invaded.
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seems like a great time to turn in one's membership card in order to send a message to the leadership.
No, I am not an NRA member because I never gave it much thought. I know plenty of people who are NRA members, and I can't say they are terrorists. I don't hear them on social media advocating weaker regulations. Sometimes, I would hear them complain about somebody who doesn't know them at all consider them dumb conservatives , irresponsible, or in your speak "terrorists". They have had guns their whole lives, and then all of sudden they are enemy to some people they've never met.

About 40% of my state own some firearms. We can't all be terrorists.

We are also a shall-issue conceal-carry permit state. Shall-issue means we have to issue one if you request it, meet all requirements for a handgun permit, and pass a background check.

I don't think that makes us a terrorist organization either, even if we don't want harsher regulations, because the murders here usually don't follow regulations.

One of our own was shot and stabbed by another student here a week ago. It was a huge shock. We know how much it hurts to lose someone violently. Fortunately, it's a very rare. Nobody here ever said increase gun-control regulations though. The problem was much bigger than that. What we asked ourselves instead, "What led someone to do this, and why couldn't see the warning signs? What can we do to prevent someone from making that choice again? " And then buses loaded students traveled 300+ miles to attend his funeral.

I don't think that makes us terrorists either.
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