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SO WEIRD that we almost certainly have more people are concealed/open carrying now that any other time in our history and yet we also have more shootings that any other time in our history.

I cannot believe they’re still trying the “an armed society is a polite society” argument

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Ta, Robyn. Guns are a convenient way for hateful people to express their hatred.

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Administrators, can I just let you know from my 30 years of teaching experience: you do not want to sit in your staff meetings with dozens of heavily armed teachers. Show some self-awareness, geez.

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Would teachers get that $10,000 bonus is they just brought an UNLOADED gun to school, with maybe the bullets in a different pocket? Asking for a friend.

The person who said "An armed Society is a polite society" was an asshole.

Chris Rock joked that one way to limit gun violence was a $50 tax on each bullet. So that when you felt the need to bust a cop you had to ask yourself if shooting that person was worth $50?

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BLOOD FOR THE GUN GODS!!! CASH FOR THE NRA THRONE!!!

BLOOD FOR THE GUN GODS!!! CASH FOR THE NRA THRONE!!!

That's all I can hear from these guys.

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Oct 27, 2023·edited Oct 27, 2023

Here in Western Australia, we've had a rash of people wilding out with guns. Three recent incidents I can think of.

Total death toll, not including shooters? One.

Why so low? Because the only weapon available to the average person is a single shot rifle. Inconvenient for a rampage.

And the Premier is so horrified that the State Parliament is *tightening* gun restrictions.

I cannot imagine how you live like that. Your politicians are fucking psychopaths.

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The pedant in me must fix:

"though there is data showing ..."

to the correct "though there _are_ data showing ..."

"data" is the plural of "datum."

Also "pierogi" is the plural of "pierog," though nobody eats just one pierog.

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Guns don’t kill people. Cornhole does.

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they don't want teachers or schools.

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yet another way to sour people on public education?

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On a related note, the US is currently suffering from a massive teacher shortage. Like massive. There are schools in texas that are using remote teachers to run multiple classes. Georgia's does not appear as extreme, but one of the main causes of people leaving the profession is not feeling valued or listened to. Sure my response is not about guns, but the union is "categorically opposed" and that may be a hint that this will not make teachers feel more valued. Especially when the lawsuits start rolling in.

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Oct 26, 2023·edited Oct 26, 2023

I don't want firearms around my kids, full stop.

Not their teachers, not their classmates, not their friends' parents. If guns aren't around them, thet won't get shot.

ETA: Stastical probability comes into play here. I get that there is a non-zero chance of my kids being shot on the freaking moon. But let's play the odds here, even though I'm not the gambling type.

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In a story I’m working on where a human gets drafted into an alien SWAT team, his partner is surprised how well he does on the firearms training course. He chalks it up mostly to video games, and she asks if his quick response time to finding cover when enemies start shooing comes from that too. He replies, “Oh no; a public school education gave me that.”

…I meant it as a dark joke, but… man; it’s funny because it feels like it’s true, doesn’t it?

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If trained police officers can open fire on a man after mistaking a wallet for a gun, then what happens when an armed, stressed out teacher is startled by a third grader holding a stapler?

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Sure, lets pay teachers 10k to be willing to kill their own students, but not to teach them. Asshats.

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