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"The only thing we have to fear ... is a low-flow shower head."

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how about we call mass shootings late term abortions?

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In related news, yesterday was the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, where 14 Ecole Polytechnique female students were killed by an embittered v.1 incel. Separated and isolated and shot. That was the beginning of the end for military style assault weapons here. Unfortunately it was the beginning of the beginning of incel movement.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/École_Polytechnique_massacre

It took 30 years before another slaughter surpassed the total there, and that incident unfolded over a whole day. So anyone who thinks it has no impact on violence if you ban these weapons is either ignorant or lying.

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I'm ready to ban all automatic and semiautomatic firearms, and all but target pistols, and mandate training in the care and use of firearms and a prerequisite for gun ownership. Sure, the AR-15 is the rifle preferred by discerning mass-murderers, but it's just another semi-auto in military drag. It's the fast semi-auto firing rate combined with giant magazines that are the problems with long guns.

A bigger problem, though, is not long arms, but pistols. They account for the majority of gun deaths, for the majority of gun murders, and the majority of gun suicides in urban areas. In rural areas, pistol lag behind long guns in suicides by males by only a couple of percent.

The only reason I would exempt target pistols from a ban is mostly sentimental. I used to target shoot, and the people who engage in that sport are typically intelligent, thoughtful, patient, and get along well with others.

So, ban all semi-auto firearms, ban almost all pistols, mandate "militia" training, meaning firearm care and safety training, and we meet Second Amendment requirements and permissions.

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The sacrifices to the Gun Gods will not be stopped. The faithful i congress will make sure that blood will continue to flow as glorious offering and sacrifice to their most exalted of all gods.

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

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we are number one! we are number one! we are number one!

America, Fuck Yeah!

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What I hear: "I'd like to offer my sincerest inaction to the future victims of gun violence."

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Heroin and cocaine are illegal. Yet, I can walk out the door and within an hour have as much of either as I have money to buy. Banning "assault weapons" will have a similar effect. They'll still be readily available,. maybe just cost a little more. Good news if you are a black market arms dealer,.

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WE'RE NUMBER ONE!

WE'RE NUMBER ONE!

U-S-A!!!!

U-S-A!!!

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Banning certain types of firearms is fraught with problems and will do about as much to curb gun violence as making heroin illegal does for the drug problem. We need "gun owner" control. All gun owners must be licensed and every firearm registered with strict protocols for ownership transfer. Much like motor vehicles

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Only the last phrase of the Second "Shall not be infringed" No mention of the well regulated militia of which as a gun owner you are obligated to be a part of if called upon to do so. The intent of the Second amendment was to give the federal government the capability to quickly muster a defensive force if the need arose in a time when we had no large standing army

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Technically a couple of mass shootings yesterday. There was also a shooter in Austin and San Antonio, but since it was spread out over a long day and across two cities, they didn't classify it a "mass shooting." Just a guy who shot a bunch of people on a road trip, I guess. Anyway, it's Texas so none of this information is novel.

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The only amendments the Gross Old Perpetrators seem to care about and hold sacred are the Second, and, increasingly, the Fifth. 🤔 Strange, that.

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founding

I almost made the mistake of wanting to point out that they would probably have a change of heart if one of their MAGA chuds showed up with an assault rifle and took out a few of them (fucking looking at you, Hawley,) but then I realized they would probably take selfies with the shooter. Never mind.

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Sane policy:

Ban all handguns, save 20k lives a year.

(The National Firearms Act back in the day was going to do that, but they blinked).

Reasonable compromise:

Anything more than a single shot weapon needs special training (annually) plus a license that requires annual background check (automatic).

Want something fun? Like an AR? Ok, now it's all that plus the police come and inspect your storage annually (any time they want) you need to have been a member in good standing at a shooting club for at least 12 months and get two members to support your application. And you get an annual psych review as well.

But in return we stop with all the "ban it if it's got this technical feature nonsense". You go though all that enhanced license stuff and you can have all the high capacity mags you want.

But if you get as much as a DUI you lose that license, and can't ever get it back.

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One positive. Several orders of nuns found they were shareholders of Smith and Wesson, and have sued the board of directors claiming its sales of AR-14s damanges the company's image and impacts their portfolios... never underestimate the good deviousness of nuns.

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