Veritas, you have struck an idea that would work. Give all the members of congress and all the other Politicians in DC guns and tell them that the last man standing gets to be POTUS. Then hand that evil********over to the Devil.
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The weapons may contain a clip that can hold up to, or more than,100 rounds of ammunition. There shall be no restriction on the type of weapons that shall be allowed in the halls of Congress. Assault weapons of today or any that are designed in the future shall be allowed in the chambers.
P.S. May I remind you that the same members of Congress who do not want restrictions on guns are the same members of Congress who supported legislation restricting voters’ rights, marriage rights, gay rights.
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By VERNON CERMAK BismarckWhereas there are some members of Congress:
1) Who support the National Rifle Association and its position on gun control,
2) Who were considering a filibuster on gun legislation,
3) Who will not support any type of gun registration policies,
4) Who are not in favor of background checks,
5) Who support legislation to allow weapons in schools, bars, churches, on college campuses, and even casinos;
Therefore, let it be resolved that guns be allowed in the halls of Congress. The weapons may or may not be registered. The weapons may or may not be licensed. The weapons may or may not be concealed.
veritas, lol... you blow enough hot air up peoples wazoo's it eventually has to go somewhere, like right back in your face.
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kneeawn The conservatives wearing guns really bothers you doesn't it?
You do understand you don't have to reveal your political party to buy a gun yet!
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EB...You know what independence has taught me over the years...Don't let a blowhard (pun on the whale thingy)like yourself get away with a factless post by disguising a rebuttal in self serving sarcasm.
I think why stop at school? I think pastors should strap on a holster at church also. Bouncers at the bar should strap on a loaded gun also. Librarians should also. Janitors at the mall. Definitely old and insecure right wingers.
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Bill that was directed at you about the earthquake.
I was living right on the apogee center of the Whittier Narrows earthquake when the big shaker hit. That is the most fear packed into 22 seconds I have ever had. No where to run and no where to hide.
veritas, I'm glad you understand and hopefully you can use your new knowledge to gain some independence.
EB...Struggling through your notes to yourself...I understand the whale poop comment now. Nothing else...just that!
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earlybird I to lived in California when all of this was going on.
We didnt give out candy that wasnt wrapped and we threw out any candy that had a chance of being tampered with.
Some folks didnt.
addendum: If you take one more drink than you are supposed to and get behind the steering wheel of a car you become a killer with a deadly weapon.
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D, Part of my mind is thinking about the drinking and driving laws, have one drink more than you are supposed to and you become a killer with a deadly weapon and are punished accordingly. I agree we cannot change society to meet random acts such as we discussed and I also agree the same media hype and leverage is being used to control guns and gun owners.
I waited all day to work this in.... How high is the water Mama, How high is the water Papa.. it's ten feet high and rising...
Well I took time to read wiki and snopes and from that I gather you bought the book "Halloween Sadism: the evidence". Hang in there buddy nobody's perfect.
Mr. D, Many stores put in cameras back then and we watched quite a few attempts to poison groceries and candy. Thankfully the cameras don't lie and the trend subsided to nearly nothing after people were justly punished for their deadly actions.
D. Sorry but i was living in LA, CA when that stuff was going on and yes it was happening. But you are correct about the media always trying to leverage everything. You have a good mind, almost Priestly.
E, I was simply pointing out that your opinion, while being factually incorrect, still highlighted rather well the frame of mind which has mired both sides of this 'gun debate' in America. In arguing over the ridiculous, Americans essentially are forgetting to have any meaningful sort of discussion (thus, the mire). And while you may remember poison, blades, etc, you are mistaken in thinking (then or now) that it was ever anything more substantial than hype or mild hysteria. Which happens, and is something we're generally all drawn into from time to time. But in this case I'm speaking with the benefits of hindsight and documentation at our disposal that show these things were largely invented/fictional and long since debunked as such.
Hi D. You are incorrect to think I inadvertently thought and wrote my opinion. That is my true opinion and you are welcome to use it as yours. I am not young and do have a pretty good memory yet.
Perhaps inadvertently, I think Early has a finger on the pulse of the thing. Razor blades and foodstuff tampering - like the "HIV pins" which scared people off from public phones a couple decades ago - are both examples of urban myth or overblown anomalies, largely the product of the media playing off people's boundless love of worry. School shootings, while horrific, are in and of themselves rare and unlikely. However, they condense and highlight broader flaws in the culture. Focusing entirely on any one particular element of these flaws has little chance of producing an effective or meaningful sort of improvement.
Lets just hope the criminals don't start to use poison like they did back in the 70-80's. Remember when people were dying from tampered food and medicine? If you forgot maybe you remember razor blades and poison for Halloween. In a contest of violence the most violent contender will surely win.
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Why not eliminate schools all together....with the internet it can all be done at home...give the money saved on teachers to the parents to home school their kids...if they don't learn much,they can only blame themselves....I guarantee this would stop school shootings :)
There are schools in the Fargo districts that have had gun protection for several years.
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Sort of silly, BGDGI, when you consider Texas police are still looking for the person or persons who shot a lawyer right outside of a courthouse. Or that on 5 April an officer was shot and killed inside the Jackson, MS, police headquarters.
...which is not to in any way give your argument an undue sense of weight or practicability. Because following your line of thought, once every school was armed to the teeth these 'gunmen' would simply pick other non-armed targets. The cycle would continue until virtually everyone would be armed at all times. What you're suggesting as a solution to gun violence is a broken society which mirrors Mogadishu at its worst moments, or a bad day in the Lebanon. It's utter nonsense.
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