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 Post subject: Re: Gun Control Debate
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:35 am 
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Poe's Law in one bumper sticker.

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 Post subject: Re: Gun Control Debate
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:oops: :rofl:

Well, then, I guess it's cleverly funny. :D

And now I know what Poe's law is too. Bonus.


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 Post subject: Re: Gun Control Debate
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Read up on Poe’s law - so cool. Thanks Frelga.

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 Post subject: Re: Gun Control Debate
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If I were an evil woman, I'd suggest that the TV Tropes article provides the best information, but I appreciate that you all have lives. =:)

I really want to believe it's a joke, because then my brain will stop going, "But then wouldn't the Romans have artillery?" But I've seen enough trucks with multiple bumper stickers dedicated to both Jesus and guns, and I don't think anyone is THAT dedicated to satire.
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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
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No words. Well, yeah, I have a lot of words. A lot of thoughts. It's just a sad, sick situation.


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I quit mourning after Sandy Hook. Now I just count down for all the standard b.s. piety and hand-wringing, chased with nonsense conspiracy theories.

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I just will never understand why the right to wield an AR-15 at will is inviolable, more sacred than the lives of innocents. Of children. But that has been the case for years. We’ve sacrificed hundreds of innocents for that apparently essential freedom.

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The Onion runs the same story after every shooting, changing only the details

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

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‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
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 Post subject: Re: Gun Control Debate
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Predictably (!!!), Republican talking heads are attacking the young survivors of the Parkland shooting for calling for a ban on automatic weapons.

In related news, I KNEW Bill O'Reilly is a despicable waste of oxygen, but somehow he can still surprise me.

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 Post subject: Re: Gun Control Debate
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Frelga wrote:
Predictably (!!!), Republican talking heads are attacking the young survivors of the Parkland shooting for calling for a ban on automatic weapons.


I thought for sure they would be politically savvy enough to not touch that with a 1000-mile pole.

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If you believe and want everyone else to believe they're being used as props by adults it works.

While I'm certain the kids are getting advice and encouragement from adults with experience in activism and civil disobedience, teenagers aren't sheep or even sheepish. If throngs of kids are staging walk-outs and lie-ins, it's because they want to.

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yovargas wrote:
Frelga wrote:
Predictably (!!!), Republican talking heads are attacking the young survivors of the Parkland shooting for calling for a ban on automatic weapons.


I thought for sure they would be politically savvy enough to not touch that with a 1000-mile pole.
Or, you know, possess a basic decency, or some qualifications for entry into the human race.

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‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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It's disgusting. And now Don Jr is spreading his vile nazi alt-right conspiracy theory crap by 'liking' posts that attack surviving students as 'fake'. No, it's not decent.


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RoseMorninStar wrote:
It's disgusting. And now Don Jr is spreading his vile nazi alt-right conspiracy theory crap by 'liking' posts that attack surviving students as 'fake'. What a horrid piece of human waste. No, it's not decent.


I know that this issue engenders strong feelings, but calling any person "a horrid piece of human waste" is not acceptable here. Please moderate your language in the future.

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I apologize. Post corrected.


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I saw this yesterday, and thought you all might think it was interesting.
I checked the stats on the Ruger, and they are accurate.

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Am I a weenie liberal for saying "Ban both of them"?

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The AR gets the attention because it's the one mass murderers actually use, but in the highly unlikely event that it gets banned for civilian use, I'm sure other models with similar specs would get swept up along with it.


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Do these guns fire the same number of rounds per second and have the same killing distance? If yes, then I say ban them both. To me, the deciding factors would not be the model of the rifle or the type of ammunition it's what it would take to stop the gunman, and how many people they can kill before somebody stops them.

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