ongoing mass shootings thread - Page 17 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-30-2014, 01:45 PM   #241
Refugee
 
Moser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: K-Mart Lingerie Section
Posts: 1,794
Local Time: 03:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pearl View Post
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.
I definitely do, considering my mother, sister, and brother suffer from mental illness (personality disorder, schizophrenia, depression). I see firsthand all the time what mental illness does to someone you love.
__________________

__________________
Moser is offline  
Old 01-30-2014, 01:48 PM   #242
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 02:10 AM
i didn't say you were a terrorist. i said the NRA is a terrorist organization, and the plenty of people you know have supported a terrorist organization.

the best thing for a responsible gun owner to do is to resign from the NRA if s/he is a member.

while mental health and gun regulations are certainly an important component of combating gun violence, the problem actually is the gun itself.

if i can't buy lawn darts because they're too dangerous, why can i buy a gun?
__________________

__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 01-30-2014, 02:05 PM   #243
Refugee
 
Moser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: K-Mart Lingerie Section
Posts: 1,794
Local Time: 03:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irvine511 View Post
i didn't say you were a terrorist. i said the NRA is a terrorist organization, and the plenty of people you know have supported a terrorist organization.

the best thing for a responsible gun owner to do is to resign from the NRA if s/he is a member.
That is a not a fair statement. That's is the equivalent to saying marijuana smokers support terrorism because the cannabis money funds the Afghanistan insurgency (Afghanistan is the largest producer of cannabis herb...or at least it was very recently). It's a statement of prejudice and presumptuous.

I could go on and say Americans are not the problem. It's the cannabis. But that would be ludicrous.
__________________
Moser is offline  
Old 01-30-2014, 02:11 PM   #244
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 02:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moser View Post
That is a not a fair statement. That's is the equivalent to saying marijuana smokers support terrorism because the cannabis money funds the Afghanistan insurgency (Afghanistan is the largest producer of cannabis herb...or at least it was very recently). It's a statement of prejudice and presumptuous.

I could go on and say Americans are not the problem. It's the cannabis. But that would be ludicrous.


the NRA is the most politically powerful organization in the country. it's because of their power and influence that measures supported by 80-90% of the American public were not implemented by Congress in the aftermath of Sandy Hook, as just one example.

the comparison you made between a militarized insurgency in a 3rd world country shattered by decades of war and a political lobby who have members who pay dues and carry cards isn't fair. these are two very different things.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 01-30-2014, 02:49 PM   #245
Refugee
 
Moser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: K-Mart Lingerie Section
Posts: 1,794
Local Time: 03:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irvine511 View Post
the NRA is the most politically powerful organization in the country. it's because of their power and influence that measures supported by 80-90% of the American public were not implemented by Congress in the aftermath of Sandy Hook, as just one example.

the comparison you made between a militarized insurgency in a 3rd world country shattered by decades of war and a political lobby who have members who pay dues and carry cards isn't fair. these are two very different things.
How is it not fair? There are actual facts (http://www.unodc.org/unodc/secured/w...eport_2013.pdf) that back up my prejudice, presumptuous statement about terrorism, while you call the NRA organization and its members terrorists because you simply don't like what they advocate. Unless you have clear, hard evidence that the NRA supports mass murder, then I don't see why your reasoning isn't as irrational as mine.

Also, the background check billed failed because of the failure of leadership in Washington. Nothing got passed. Even NRA-backed legislation on cracking down on illegal arms trafficking and expanding support for mental health illness (which I'm sure 90% of the public were also proponents) was shot down in the vote.

We had one party trying to cram assault-weapon bans, national registries, magazine bans, etc. down the people's throats, until the Party of No decided to do what they always do best, and just said no to everything. It was a complete disaster. This is what happens when we get you lazy and vote for a single platform. Two sides that don't know how to cooperate.

If you want someone to blame, look around at others, but also look in the mirror. We all share the blame. We elected our federal government. To single out one organization and its members is not fair at all. We're in this together.

Stop simplifying complicated matters into something it's not. The NRA is not a terrorist organization. Obama is not a Marxist.

By the way, nobody is stopping Connecticut from issuing their very strict gun-control laws of their own. Not even terrorists. I don't know about you, but that makes me feel a little better.
__________________
Moser is offline  
Old 01-30-2014, 03:21 PM   #246
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 02:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moser View Post
How is it not fair? There are actual facts (http://www.unodc.org/unodc/secured/w...eport_2013.pdf) that back up my prejudice, presumptuous statement about terrorism, while you call the NRA organization and its members terrorists because you simply don't like what they advocate. Unless you have clear, hard evidence that the NRA supports mass murder, then I don't see why your reasoning isn't as irrational as mine.

guns are a threat to public health and safety, and the NRA's mission is to increase access and ownership of these weapons via political intimidation and coercion, as well as the fostering of racial fear in the general population via op-eds like the one i linked to written by LaPierre. the result is the mass death of Americans. further, their response to mass death -- like in Newtown -- is to increase ownership and sales of these same weapons that result in mass death and in fact going to so far as to advocate placing those very same guns in schools themselves.

simply because the NRA isn't a band of thugs trying to overthrow a government in Afghanistan doesn't mean they aren't a terrorist organization. i wasn't disputing that. i was disputing that as the only definition of terrorism. the NRA are terrorists. and it's members know *exactly* where their money is going and what it is doing, whereas a marijuana smoker may not be nearly as aware and certainly doesn't carry a card from the insurgency.

it can absolutely be argued that drug users support terrorism in part, however, it's a much blurrier line, and becomes a stronger argument in favor of legalization due to the money created by the existence of the black market for illegal drugs. no one in WA or CO is supporting any insurgency in Afghanistan.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 10-01-2015, 02:21 PM   #247
Self-righteous bullshitter
 
BoMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Soviet Canuckistan — Socialist paradise
Posts: 16,667
Local Time: 03:10 AM
Reports of at least 10 to 15 dead in Oregon.

But, please, now is not the time to talk about gun control. The bodies aren't even cold yet.
__________________

BoMac is offline  
Old 10-01-2015, 02:35 PM   #248
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
YBORCITY's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: FLA
Posts: 5,142
Local Time: 02:10 AM
Just awful....I wonder what the rest of the world thinks of the US and this issue?
__________________
YBORCITY is offline  
Old 10-01-2015, 02:44 PM   #249
Galeonbroad
 
Galeongirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Schoo Fishtank
Posts: 70,773
Local Time: 08:10 AM
Just heard about it on the news.. this really is way out of hand.

I can't speak for the entire rest of the wordl YBOR, but here the general response is a total disbelief on how some people can still hold on to wanting to keep guns while these things happen far too often. Though to be honest, even just once would be too often. But I'll respect Bomac's wishes and not elaborate on that further.

My thoughts are with the victims.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraceRyan View Post
And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
Galeongirl is offline  
Old 10-01-2015, 02:49 PM   #250
Self-righteous bullshitter
 
BoMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Soviet Canuckistan — Socialist paradise
Posts: 16,667
Local Time: 03:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Galeongirl View Post
But I'll respect Bomac's wishes and not elaborate on that further.
I was being sarcastic. Every time this happens, some politicians and media pundits usually say something like "now is not the time to talk about gun control. Let the families grieve".

I'm fairly certain some presidential candidates will make similar comments in the coming days. And it's really mind blowing. Incidents like this is the perfect time to begin an honest dialogue.

But many are resigned to the status quo. If 20 kindergarten students slaughtered in cold blood did nothing to change things, nothing will.
__________________

BoMac is offline  
Old 10-01-2015, 03:11 PM   #251
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 02:10 AM
this article was written after Sandy, but it applies today, as in all those other days of shootings, mass and small.


Quote:
Gun control is not a panacea, any more than penicillin was. Some violence will always go on. What gun control is good at is controlling guns. Gun control will eliminate gun massacres in America as surely as antibiotics eliminate bacterial infections. As I wrote last week, those who oppose it have made a moral choice: that they would rather have gun massacres of children continue rather than surrender whatever idea of freedom or pleasure they find wrapped up in owning guns or seeing guns owned—just as the faith healers would rather watch the children die than accept the reality of scientific medicine. This is a moral choice; many faith healers make it to this day, and not just in thought experiments. But it is absurd to shake our heads sapiently and say we can’t possibly know what would have saved the lives of Olivia and Jesse.

On gun violence and how to end it, the facts are all in, the evidence is clear, the truth there for all who care to know it—indeed, a global consensus is in place, which, in disbelief and now in disgust, the planet waits for us to join. Those who fight against gun control, actively or passively, with a shrug of helplessness, are dooming more kids to horrible deaths and more parents to unspeakable grief just as surely as are those who fight against pediatric medicine or childhood vaccination. It’s really, and inarguably, just as simple as that.

The Simple Truth About Gun Control - The New Yorker
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 10-01-2015, 03:34 PM   #252
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,730
Local Time: 11:10 PM
I'm not even sad or shocked. I'm just disgusted.
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 10-01-2015, 03:36 PM   #253
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
YBORCITY's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: FLA
Posts: 5,142
Local Time: 02:10 AM
45 school shootings so far this year...... but you know what we Americans REALLY care about who'll be voted off of Dancing With The Stars next week...... ..... just keep going nothing to REALLY see here.
__________________
YBORCITY is offline  
Old 10-01-2015, 03:39 PM   #254
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
YBORCITY's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: FLA
Posts: 5,142
Local Time: 02:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by corianderstem View Post
I'm not even sad or shocked. I'm just disgusted.
Same with myself..... I'm more disgusted at myself for not being shocked/saddened like I used to be but this will be the time the laws will change (yeah right).
__________________
YBORCITY is offline  
Old 10-01-2015, 04:03 PM   #255
ONE
love, blood, life
 
prbiker15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 14,218
Local Time: 03:10 AM
ongoing mass shootings thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by corianderstem View Post
I'm not even sad or shocked. I'm just disgusted.
Exactly how I feel. What a shame that stuff like this keeps happening.
__________________

__________________
prbiker15 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com