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3/21/18

Betty Bowers debate on gun control (7:15)




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3/16/18

More American kids have been killed by guns since Sandy Hook in 2012 ...

than all the American soldiers killed in war since 9/11/2001

Our greatest enemies ... come from within.


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3/13/18

Why do so many police officers oppose gun control?

This is related to another enigma in today's America:
Why do so many people vote against their own self-interests?

One group likely to benefit greatly from the banning of guns would be police officers.
Approximately 100 are murdered every year.
This is not the case in countries with strong gun control laws.
So why would ANY police officer be against legislation
that would give them a much greater chance to make it home safely each night?

This conundrum displays the full power that political ideology has over many people.
I used to believe that religion was more powerful than political ideology.
But Donald Trump's election, supported heavily by conservative Christians, proved me wrong.
The awesome power of political ideology
explains why people will sacrifice themselves for what they believe is right.
And what they believe is right, is too often, what Oligarchs have convinced them is right.
But what is right for the Oligarchs, is rarely right ...

for anyone else


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2/27/18

Republicans fight back against those companies
who are punishing their source of campaign cash (the NRA) ...

by threatening to abolish tax breaks

Gee, I'm sure the NRA didn't have anything to do with that one.

The NRA profits hugely from the killing of Americans;
So much so, that they have become powerful enough to control many Congressmen.
The more gun violence and death - the more the profits soar.
Republicans work for the NRA - not for their constituents.
But Republicans KNOW that their constituents will keep voting them into office
no matter how many of them have to be killed in order to keep the money rolling in.

You asked for this America - and you keep asking for it.
So drop'em, bend over, and quit complaining.


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2/26/18

In a desperate attempt to distract intense pressure away from their subservience to the NRA
and all of the blood money sitting in their campaign accounts,
which has resulted in a spate of school shootings,

Republicans find a scapegoat ... the Sheriff

Don't fall for the distraction.
Distraction is what enables magicians to pick your pocket before returning your wallet.
Distraction is also what enables Republicans to pick your pocket before they ...

give it to the rich


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2/16/18

Here is a fact that you will NEVER hear on Fox News ...

No school shootings in UK since 1996 gun ban

Anonymous Quote (I wonder if that means I can claim this one?)

" Our duty to the Constitution is to improve it for our posterity,
not to preserve it in honor of our ancestors.
"

(I should be allowed to claim it without being accused of plagiarism.
After all, I did capitalize "constitution" and I removed one adverb)

Additonal information

Britain's gun laws and how they work


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11/17/17

The Second Amendment's "Right to bear arms"



Their argument is dead. There is no escape from the logic in that essay.

early pseudo "auto" guns included:

Volley guns (15th century)

Puckle Guns (1718)

Girandoni air rifles (1779)

The first fully automatic weapons (1885)

Here is a legal discussion explaining the Heller Decision ...

District of Columbia v. Heller, 2008

That excellent review of the case demonstrates why our attempts
to reduce the gun violence that plagues American society
must focus on the intent of the Founding Fathers;
an intent that could not possibly have included things ...

which did not yet exist


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11/5/17

Gun Violence:
The U.S. v. The World

Video - 7:09

More charts

Left-handed compliment: there are places that are worse off ...

How the U.S. would rank if it were located in various other regions of the world

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10/5/17

Debunked Gun Nut Arguments

First, the argument that Chicago's excessive violence is proof that gun laws don't work ...

Debunked

Second, the false equivalency of comparing Switzerland and Honduras ...

Let's let Snopes take a shot at that one

More on Switzerland's gun laws

If Gun Nutz had any valid arguments ... they wouldn't have to push bullshit

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1/17/17

Guns and Bibles



"... those who are more involved in congregations
are less likely to own handguns,
but those with conservative theological beliefs
are more likely to do so ....
"

This study gives us a little better understanding of what makes these nutjobs tick.


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9/20/16

Half the guns in America are owned by just 3% of the people

Excerpt from the article: "... tend to be white, male, conservative, and living in rural areas"

The author could have saved himself the long description and just wrote ...

Republican


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6/30/16

Gun ownership in America is at its lowest level in ...

40 years


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5/4/16

Comedians have always been able to use their talents
to get political points across to those who are a little slow on the uptake.

Here's Amy Schumer (4:01)




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12/9/15

Multiple maps showing gun laws by state

California wins

List of the safest and most dangerous states by gun deaths

The South, as it always does, embarrasses America again


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3/7/14

Classic Emails (1 page)

YUC's (Yechy Ultra Conservatives)

circulate intentionally misleading email about murder statistics

I've noticed that the most dishonest people in our society
always seem to end everything with ... "In God We Trust."


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1/11/13

More conservative bullshit propaganda debunked ...

Hitler did not ban guns - he loosened restrictions


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Legislation & Lobbying


7/26/18

The NRA and the Trump administration open markets for 3-D gun printing ... by defeating the courts.



Here is the gist ...

"The administration capitulated in a case it had won at every step of the way.
This isn’t a case where the underlying facts of the law changed.
The only thing that changed was the administration.



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7/17/18

On the same day that Russian agent Maria Butina was indicted,
the NRA pressured Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to ...

legalize 'dark money'

Republicans no longer even bother to try to hide their treason.
The only explanation for that, is that they know ...

that they OWN their base of idiots


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5/24/18

The NRA is getting real nervous as school shootings increase
causing worldwide embarrassment for the U.S.

so the NRA decides to pressure Congress to ... muzzle the press


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3/28/18

A writer believes that former Supreme Court Justice Stevens is wrong about ...

repealing the Second Amendment (6 pages)


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3/3/18

Florida Senate bans AR-15's.

But then they changed their minds ... A FEW MINUTES later

Gee, I wonder who could have called within those few minutes
and what they said to those Senators?

Thank God for the NRA ... making America Great Again! (#MAGA)


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10/3/17

Australian government bought back 650,000 guns. So what happened?

Murder and suicide rates plummetted


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9/21/17

The NRA gets out its checkbook and voila! ...

things get done

Of all the people who should be strongly against a Wild West society
you would think it would be the police, wouldn't you?
They are the ones who want to come home to their families at night.
So what explains this apparent contradiction?

Police officers are overwhelmingly Conservative.
So now we have yet another item to consider when researching the question ...
Why do people vote against their own self-interests?

In this case it is because political ideology is stronger, even than religion
(as evidenced by the overwhelming support for Trump by ... Evangelicals).


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6/5/17

In 1935 the NRA was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.



That was the National Recovery Association
which attempted to regulate business and install fair business practices.

The NRA below has never been legally restricted.



They specialize in, and profit from ...

killing other living things


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3/1/17

The powerful NRA flexes its political muscles

and more people are going to die

That's what the Plutocracy does - it kills Americans for profit.
Whether through military, medical, or legal means
they'll use every weapon at their disposal
to transfer wealth from you to them ...

even if it requires killing you


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2/2/17

Trump is keeping America safe

If the mentally ill can't get access to firearms
how are they supposed to protect themselves?


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6/2/16

Obama is asked why he and Hillary are trying to "take away our guns."
(5:35)



Slam dunk Mr. President ... Slam dunk




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2/24/16

Texas universities prepare for the legalization of guns on campus

In a related note:
G.P.A.'s at all Texas universities are expected to skyrocket this year


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12/2/15

20 years ago Congress passed a law
banning Federal research on gun violence.

American medical organizations are now teaming up
in an attempt to repeal the Dickey Amendment


If the politicians who are in the pockets of the NRA
feel they are doing the right thing,
why do they have to pass laws
preventing people from studying the problem?

There can be only one answer to that question:
they know what they are doing is wrong.
But that NRA green just feels SO good inside their wallets


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9/25/15

I took this quote off of an obscure comment thread ...

"Every time we have a mass shooting,
how about showing pictures of all the NRA bribe takers in congress ...
instead of the shooters? 
"

If we truly had a Liberal mainstream media
you would see similar sentiments everywhere in the news.

If we had a Conservative media controlled by the rich
you would only find comments like that in ...

obscure comment threads


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6/5/14

Another myth debunked ...

The Wild Wild West

Sometimes I wonder if anything  I learned as a child was true.


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4/23/14

Georgia governor Nathan Deal signs law allowing guns in churches, schools, and ...

bars!

What could possibly go wrong?

Who made this madness possible?

If you google the following two 2nd amendment cases:
1) District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), and
2) McDonald v. Chicago (2010)
You'll find the culprits.

Nearly all judicial decisions nowadays break down along party lines, as they did in these 2 cases.
That's why the House of Representatives has blocked almost a hundred of Obama's judicial nominations.
What Conservatives can't accomplish through democracy,
they are attempting to accomplish by taking over the judicial branch.

In the process, Conservatives have proven to everyone
that "their" judges aren't objective interpreters of the Constitution,
but rather, are nothing more than political hacks ... in robes.


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4/11/14

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
offers 6 amendments for clarifying The Second Amendment



What suprised me the most was that Stevens is a ... Republican.
(showing how much Republicans have changed in the 21st century)


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4/2/13

Death merchants of the National Rifle Association
find a way to quadruple gun sales ...



But - it gets worse

U.N. votes 154-3 to support first-ever global arms trade treaty

First, notice who were the only 3 countries to vote against it:
Iran, Syria, and North Korea (need we say more?).

Second, notice that even the country with the most to lose, America, supported it.

And finally, notice on which side of the debate the National Rifle Association came down on:

"The NRA opposes the treaty and has vowed to fight
to prevent its ratification by the U.S. Senate when it reaches Washington.
The NRA says the treaty would undermine domestic gun-ownership rights,
a view the U.S. government rejects.
The American Bar Association, an attorneys' lobby group,
has said that the treaty would not impact the right to bear arms.
"

So the NRA sides with Iran, Syria, and North Korea against the whole planet.

"Ye are known by the company thou keepeth." - neo 15:11

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Tragic Gun Stories


10/12/17

Gun deaths in America, just since 1968, outnumber the deaths ...

in ALL of America's wars combined

That one is true ... and incredibly sad


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6/14/17

Congressman Steve Scalise in critical condition
after being shot on a baseball field


If you've always had difficulty understanding what people were talking about
when they used the word "karma" ...
this quote from the end of the article should clear that up for you:

"Scalise is also an outspoken supporter of
gun ownership rights under the Second Amendment.
During the 112th Congress, Scalise introduced
the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act,
which eases federal restrictions on interstate firearms purchases.
He also co-sponsored a bill to repeal the DC gun ban —
a law that was later overturned by the Supreme Court
and he sponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011,
which would allow national reciprocity for concealed carry permit holders.
Scalise has earned an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.
"

That last line really says it all, doesn't it?

Now you'll never have a problem again, understanding the meaning of "karma."





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4/7/17

NRA employee shoots himself during gun training

"The 46-year-old man was holstering his pistol when it fired.
He suffered a minor injury to his lower body.
"

It sounds like somebody will be searching Craig's List, looking to buy a ...

Penis Pump


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10/27/16

The Gun Control Debate (2 pages)




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12/3/15

The world hates America because of our freedoms

Australia is no exception

Can't you just feel the Australian envy?


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8/18/15

Guess which country leads the world in mass shootings?

Hint: it's the largest Christian nation on Earth

But I don't think this is a religious issue as much as it is a "Conservative" issue.
Conservatives are the ones who are responsible for creating this Hellhole ...

in which we all have to live





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12/11/14

A member of "Open-Carry Texas" has been charged with double homicide.
Did she kill a "bad guy with a gun" and save a bunch of people?
Not quite ... she gunned down her own husband and step-daughter.




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4/27/14

I came across this at the web site of the National Rifle Association -

"The experiences of watching antlers
emerge ghost-like through the dawn's white fog
or witnessing cupped mallard wings
darting sharply through a glassy cypress slough are in jeopardy.
They are at risk of becoming nothing more than scenes in stories
that we one day tell our children and grandchildren
when harkening back to the "good ol` days"--
the days when we could experience raw intimacy with wildlife through hunting.
"

That may be one of the greatest euphemisms of all-time.
Killing helpless, innocent animals is ...
"experiencing the raw intimacy with widllife through hunting"

You can't make up stuff like that.

But it should give you an idea of the type of cold, heartless bastards we are up against.


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4/20/14

3-year-old shoots and kills her 2-year old brother

So what would NRA leader Wayne LaPierre say about this?
Let me take a stab at it:

"If that little boy had been properly trained and armed
with a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard® .380 Semiautomatic Pistol
(Regular Price: $359.99 - $429.99)
he could have defended himself, and might still be alive today."

Don't even think about defending that NRA piece of crap ...

he's said worse.


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2/25/14

After reading the story of a 4-year-old
who accidentally shot and killed his Iraqi war veteran father,
I sent the following message to "Shawn"
the operator of the web site "GodGutsGunsGlory.com"

"Shawn ... it should have been you.

The Texas Dept. of Child Protective Services ignored me
when I reported the danger to which you were subjecting your son.
Usually it is the child who is killed.
But even in this case, the child is still a victim
as he will have to struggle with what he did for the rest of his life,
trying to convince himself that it wasn't his fault.
But the guilt will never let him go free.

My advice?

Keep those guns of yours in plain sight.
We wouldn't want that boy of yours to miss a golden opportunity.

Yours in Christ, neo"

A little background:
Shawn bragged on his web site about how he trained his 4-year-old son
in the manly art of shooting a gun.
He also publicly taunted the Texas Dept. of Child Protective Services
to do something about it.

Yeah, I know. I can be a prick. But this guy really squeezes my nipples.


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