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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Overheard in the Office: Gun Control

Posted by on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM

"What we need in this country is a NRACP. Then legislators would adopt gun control measures like that." (snaps fingers)


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must it always be politics vs policy?

Posted by Calvin&Hobbes on December 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM · Report this
venomlash 2
Posted by venomlash on December 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 3
Excellent tag choice Cienna.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on December 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM · Report this
Banna 5
Will the NRAACP do?
Posted by Banna on December 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM · Report this
@5 It would do better if someone would fix the typos.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on December 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM · Report this
In other words Cienna, they're suggesting a resurgence of The Black Panthers...
Posted by COMTE on December 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM · Report this
Former Lurker 8
They existed and were called the Black Panther Party. The FBI thoroughly destroyed them....
Posted by Former Lurker on December 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 9
@7 and @8 beat me to it. Check out:…

Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on December 18, 2012 at 4:41 PM · Report this
bgk 10
Goldy said it. It's based off that excellent podcast he suggested.

Also, please suggest more Podcasts, Slog
Posted by bgk on December 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 11

A child is seen as having problems for more than 10 years.

His parents, far from being the usual trailer folk, are well within the 2%.

He is a senior executive making six figures and probably more with stock.

She is upper middle class and gets gifted with a $700,000 house and a significant alimony income.

The father, mother and brother recognize the kid has problems.

Almost everyone in the town knew enough about Lanza so that when they heard what had happened most assumed it was him.

And yet...with all this wealth, no one did anything about it.

Could not the father have provided mental health care?

In home professionals?

And to make it worse, instead of mentioning mental health, and community perspicacity, an entire party sets off on a tangent to boost one of its pet issues.

Isn't it more than obvious how this person should have gotten mental health care...and that the resources were there in abundance?
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on December 18, 2012 at 4:51 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 12
Well, gun control has been historically racist.…
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on December 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM · Report this
zivilisierter Wurm 13
@12: Indeed, unlike modern gun rights advocates...
Posted by zivilisierter Wurm on December 18, 2012 at 5:59 PM · Report this
sperifera 14
@11 - All the more reason to keep an armory in your house, huh?

(let's blame the Mom, she should have seen this coming)
Posted by sperifera on December 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM · Report this
The silliest thing I've heard lately is the claim that guns don't kill people, humans do. Of course guns don't kill people, but the lack of responsibility of gun owners does. The demand for universal gun ownership without reasonable laws or controls of any kind creates a climate where any damaged soul feels it is their God-given right to redress their personal grievances against individuals and society, with a gun. If gun ownership is truly an inalienable right then perhaps we should forego the charade and hand them out to each person at birth and let the carnage continue. Cars don't kill people either but drunk drivers do, and we have laws to restrict those drivers and get them off the roads. There is probably more help for drunk drivers than there is for the mentally ill. And is it such a huge compromise to restrict assault weapons and extra round magazines? No hunter I know needs them. Hell, one shot with a scope-assisted, high-powered rifle will kill most big game without anyone even getting out of the blind hundreds of feet away. If you can't hit your target with one shot, you shouldn't be hunting. And if you can't hit a killer with a couple of shots, that person probably can hit you. Let's all stop blaming guns or pretending someone else is, and start taking responsibility for them. I'm sure the 20 children of Newtown would like to see at least that much progress from their ultimate sacrifices.
Posted by Murdoch on December 18, 2012 at 9:19 PM · Report this
Amnt 16
It's true, all gun owners are racist!
Posted by Amnt on December 18, 2012 at 10:52 PM · Report this

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