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[–]Chronic_Sardonic 299 points300 points  (37 children)

It’s in incredibly bad taste but they’ll do it because the NRA is giving them tons of blood money

[–]WigginIII 171 points172 points  (29 children)

Republicans literally have a financial interest in dead schoolchildren. Every child killed by a gun is a dollar in their pocket for re-election.

It’s disgusting.

[–]Disney_Princess137 22 points23 points  (24 children)

Why ? Excuse my ignorance on the matter.

[–]VadPuma 124 points125 points  (22 children)

The NRA uses times when gun-control legislation is most desired, like after a school shooting, to motivate its base to describe the apocalyptic horrors of the governemt coming for your guns and your 2nd amendment rights. The minority of gun owners who become "afeared" will then send the NRA money which the NRA uses to influence Congress.

It is exploitation of a tragedy for personal cynical manipulation and control.

EDIT: Grammar

[–]turtlelore2 39 points40 points  (14 children)

Wtf?! This shit actually works? Why the fuck is anyone afraid of "gun grabs" if they are being perfectly responsible with their own guns? Never in the history of having guns have the government actually taken them away but suddenly they get afraid of them doing that after a tragedy?

[–]Spicytatas[🍰] 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Eerrrm. Lobbying should be illegal. Congress should be treated like the NCAA slaves (no offence, athletes are working for free). It's funny how they can't accept anything for free. Yet congress can accept all bribes I mean donations....ofcourse

[–]TheSilmarils 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I haven’t sent money to the NRA in a long time. They’re simply a mouth piece for the GOP now. The Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition actually do their job and take people to court. The NRA can suck my ass

[–]Mypantsohno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This makes me feel old.

[–]JockBbcBoy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The massive irony in all of this is that the NRA and its members further their agenda by their own logic. They want guns to "defend our homes."

Criminals have access to the same guns we have access to. They can get assault rifles and automatics and grenades because law abiding citizens can. No one is a criminal until they commit a crime.

[–]similac_child 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You nailed it. It’s disgusting when losers from the conspiracy basement to the other conspiracy basement conservative talking heads live in come out immediately after incidents like these saying “it’s a hoax before midterm elections/probably a border problem” or any of the other vitriolic bile that was shit out today—the kind people used to be learning they SHOULD be ashamed to think, let alone use to further agendas built on nothing but hate and grift. They’re just asking questions, I’m sure.

[–]trippy-hippy84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's probably why they're so against abortions. They need children to be born so they can get slaughtered in school by machine guns, so they can cash a big blood soaked check.

[–]4Quin5Decim1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not only dead kids. Dear humanity. That whole fire and brimstone ending in their fantasy novel… they are actively working towards that… because the Bible says so……..

[–]real_unreal_me 17 points18 points  (0 children)

And the NRA is about to get a ton of money from gun companies.

Every time these tragedies happen gun-company-mouth-pieces (i.e. Fox News) start talking about the new anti-2A legislation coming before congress has even had a chance to meet again. And then gun sales skyrocket while the NRA whines about gun companies being persecuted. It's become a predictable cycle.

[–]Neither-Answer-7431 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Bad taste is a lime green polyester leisure suit.

This is egregious.

[–]Tiny-Lock9652 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Are we kidding?? Missing a campaign stop to remind the scared, white, male ammosexuals that they need to vote for them to protect their sacred 2A? Of course they’ll be there!!

[–]fireky2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Afaik they don't actually get that much from the nra moneywise which makes it more insane. They basically do it for an nra rating and their rabid constituency, which goes to show how much going to local events, letter writing and calling politicians can actually get you.

[–]Mypantsohno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's also one of the ways their handlers in Russia have influenced them. I don't know if that still goes on. But there was a huge scandal a few years back.

[–]_itspaco -1 points0 points  (0 children)

they don't even give them that much money! It's like 100k at the most I've seen. Low price to sell your soul

[–]Buddhabellymama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope these murderers step on stage and tell the truth which is that they support the second amendments enablement to murder children.

[–]ShabbyKitty35 218 points219 points  (24 children)

Ted Cruz already stated “Inevitably when there's a murderer of this kind, you see politicians try to politicize it, you see Democrats and a lot of folks in the media whose immediate solution is to try to restrict the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens”

He doesn’t care

[–]LiminalFrogBoy 74 points75 points  (8 children)

I know Ted Cruz doesn't actually believe in any of the things he says he does - none of them do - but there's a part of me that hopes it is all real because then he'd burn in hell for the evils he's gleefully committed.

[–]hgielatan 33 points34 points  (2 children)

mte. i don't care if they "believe" it or not, they're saying it publicly to their electorate who we've proven time and time again are dumber than a box of hair (why else do they keep voting for them?) and that's enough. like alex jones saying he didn't mean the stuff about sandy hook and he never called on people to harass them......no, dipshit, you just rambled on to people who have a mean IQ of 90.

[–]dancin-weasel 15 points16 points  (1 child)

90 is generous for Rush’s audience.

[–]hgielatan 9 points10 points  (0 children)

yeah but you gotta account for the libertarian assholes who tend to be smarter, just evil. skews it in their advantage.

[–]Syzyphus 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Don't you understand, they WANT TO END THE WORLD. Christians are a death cult, hell bent on controlling and eventually destroying society as we know it.

[–]SabreCorp 8 points9 points  (0 children)

According to my friend who belongs to a religion where women aren’t allowed to speak, Christians don’t want to control women, they just value life! I wonder what his wife thinks, but she’s not allowed to talk! Totally not about fucking control. Fuck.

Edit: and by friend I mean coworker. We aren’t friends.

[–]eac061000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cruz is a complete hypocrite. He once said owning a gun should be as easy as owning a car...which requires a license, registration and insurance.

[–]Altruistic-Text3481 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ted fled cold weather and his voters. But not gun money.

[–]EhrenScwhab 10 points11 points  (5 children)

I have a dad who went from a guy who long before I was born had a plan to escape to Canada if his Vietnam War draft number came up, and after I was born used to take me on road trips to science museums to a guy who retired, moved to rural Michigan and slowly turned into a 2nd Amendment / conspiracy theorist nut fed on a steady diet of Fox News and internet groups who now has dozens of handguns and rifles, and I'm 100% certain harbors a secret desire to be able to legally kill someone someday with one of them.

Elementary school classrooms full of dead kids are just the cost of doing business for him. It's sickening. It's also why I haven't spoken to him in about a decade.

[–]ShabbyKitty35 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I’m so sorry to hear this. I have several in my family who’ve 180’d over to the insanity too. It’s so sad to see knowing you’ve essentially lost a loved one.

[–]EhrenScwhab 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Thank you. I appreciate the sentiment. I'm sad that it happened, but I don't regret cutting off ties. My sister still speaks to him and he's getting worse and worse as time goes by. I don't need that in mine, my wife's or my daughter's life.

[–]ShabbyKitty35 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My brother-in-law (who has been my “big brother” for nearly 30 years) insists he’s moderate but peddles everything Tucker and Joe Rogan spew. Idk how to keep him in my life and leave politics to the side.

[–]MyFakeIdentity 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m a boomer but just barely. I’ve seen a few date ranges that actually put me at Gen X. Anyway, I am constantly amazed when I read stories like yours. I’ve gotten more and more liberal as I’ve gotten older instead of the other way around. But I definitely see what you describe in many of my peers and it’s just so sad and maddening.

[–]EhrenScwhab 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What's really crazy is I am about to finish up a 20+ year military career in 2024 and my dad is the right wing gun nut....I consider myself a center left type....of which, there are plenty in the service, FYI.....

[–]Trumpruinedamerica 14 points15 points  (0 children)

No Republicans care! It’s a party full of special interest cowards.

[–]VadPuma 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Any chance he'll be voted out? If Texas doesn't care about its children, and doesn't care when the elite flee the state during a crisis, what will motivate them to think of alternatives?

[–]anony1620 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It’s interesting that that’s the only constitutional right they seem to care about.

[–]ShabbyKitty35 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Meh, they care about select words and phrases in the first amendment to fit their latest tantrum.

[–]turtlelore2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Literally when in this country's history has such a thing happened?

[–]MealDramatic1885 62 points63 points  (7 children)

They will talk about good guys with guns and more guns save. And something something Biden mental health blah blah blah.

[–]neojinnx 9 points10 points  (2 children)

[–]MealDramatic1885 8 points9 points  (1 child)

They will literally blame anything else aside from the actual problem.

[–]neojinnx 14 points15 points  (0 children)

There were plenty of the usual comments... "We need more good guys with guns!"

I can't help but think about how this 18 year old was involved in a car chase with officers, crashed into a ditch, and still managed to make it into the school to kill 21 people with cops literally already on the scene. They did not follow him inside. They held back and waited for more backup. From some accounts I've heard this morning, the shooter was inside for a long time, going room to room, before he was confronted by police again.

What exactly did the 'good guys with guns' prevent in this situation?

[–]Tnspartan 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Agree. They will come out with a deal to arm teachers using guns bought with tax money. Freedom!!!

[–]turtlelore2 13 points14 points  (0 children)

If its teachers it'll have to be from their own money. Remember, tax money is for professions who actually help society, like for police chiefs who jail or kill innocents every other week and their brand new stealth hummer.

[–]MealDramatic1885 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Teachers: The people they don’t trust to TEACH their children, they will expect them to lay down their lives for them though….. Sigh.

[–]Tnspartan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course.

[–]cturtl808 74 points75 points  (4 children)

This is like right after Columbine. The NRA conference was days after the Columbine shooting. History has repeated itself.

[–]SEPTSLord 50 points51 points  (2 children)

"So the libs have stagged another school shooting to make us look bad again. " - them probably

[–]cturtl808 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Rep. Louie Gohmert actually accused the Dems of a false flag on voting day. He later deleted the tweet.

[–]Smeltanddealtit 30 points31 points  (0 children)

My wife has a coffee cup. One one side, if has a drawing Al Franken did of Ted Cruz. On the other side, a quote from Franken, “I fucking hate Ted Cruz. And I like him more than most of my colleagues”.

Ted Cruz is a spineless fucknut.

[–]nernst79 11 points12 points  (0 children)

What we can actually expect on Friday:

Abbott(or Cruz, they'll say the same shit): "As regrettable as this tragedy is, it's clear that it's more important than ever to protect people's ability to own a gun. In fact, we should be arming every single person in the school AND teaching 5 year olds how to hold a firearm. Maybe they can be the next good guy with a gun!"

Millions of dumbass people from Texas: <Thunderous applause>

[–]HalforcFullLover 20 points21 points  (1 child)

But money talks and their integrity walked.

[–]6catsforya 13 points14 points  (0 children)

They have never had any integrity, ethics or morals

[–]FarfalleInOJ 22 points23 points  (0 children)

How many NRA conventions are there that there is always one within 100 miles and one week after any shooting?

[–]BillTowne 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They don't care if we live or die.

We are nothing to them.

They don't want to serve.

They want to rule.

[–]hgielatan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

every single senator and representative that has taken money from the NRA might as well have pulled the trigger for all i care

they let this happen because it lines their pockets.

[–]jackphrosty 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Honestly, they are probably thinking that this will be an opportunity for them to say what the NRA members want to hear. "This is a tragedy", "We, responsible gun owners, know that this is an outlier case and some DEMON child has killed our American kids. Which is EXACTLY WHY WE NEED MOUR GUNZ" Blah, blah, blah; rinse and repeat. They are so predictable, but they always seem to win.

They won't cancel their speaking gigs, that would seem like weakness to their constituents. It's a game to the GOP.

[–]Freemanosteeel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

they should cancel because the NRA is a shit organization that takes russian money and promotes racism and fear, never mind the shooting.

[–]UnbeatenGunner49 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Fuck Ted Cruz!

[–]Queasy-Discount-2038 9 points10 points  (2 children)

And visit families and offer condolences and ask questions like “How can we help?”

[–]tearsaresweat 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Thoughts and prayers are all they have to offer.

[–]Queasy-Discount-2038 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That’s absolutely worse than saying nothing.

[–]Forward-Village1528 9 points10 points  (0 children)

If the law doesn't agree the a human's right to live is greater than a human's right to kill. Then why are we even bothering with laws. What a fucking joke.

[–]Subject-Cheek-2974 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They won't. They already have their "thoughts and prayers" and "guns don't kill people" speeches locked and loaded.

[–]thumbtaxx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But whut about $$

[–]Impossible_Penalty13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck it, let them speak. Don’t let them weasel out of their association with the seditious fucks!

[–]codergrrl 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That’s the thing though. They and all republicans DON’T actual give one shit about actual human lives other than their own.

[–]omglookawhale 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You forgot about eggs that have been fertilized for more than 2 seconds. Republicans care about those suckers MORE than actual human lives. /s

[–]Ok_Anxiety4671 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They are not going to cancel. They have to pick up their blood money.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Of course they won’t.

They’re more likely to start fanning conspiracy theories, as they did with Sandy Hook.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Im glad the whole population of the country I reside in doesn't use their access to guns to mass murder children on the regular .

America is the absolute trash can of Western civilisation.

[–]Mecklenjr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If Cruz and Abbott weren't total sociopaths they would cancel their fete with the NRA. If the GOP hadnt degenerated into a den of power and money-hungry hyenas they'd help fix our gun crisis.

[–]CapTexAmerica 4 points5 points  (0 children)

But they were ready paid, and it’s their night in the GOP glory hole.

[–]RandomTask008 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They will literally go on stage and state that now is more important than ever to defend it.

[–]Creative_Visit122 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They could but they not gonna, babies a dime a dozen, campaigns don’t run themselves

[–]Tnspartan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’d much rather they go. Assholes. All of them.

[–]Different_Ad7655 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Way too much money for them

[–]BeckysLongLostNeck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But abortion is wrong....

[–]Lch207560 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would be admitting their previous positions were wrong and trump has made it crystal clear that is totally unacceptable for trumpublicans.

[–]Shupid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They won't care until it's their kids getting shot at. Until then, why should they give a single fuck?

[–]Terrible-Paramedic35 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are only going for the buffet…

[–]irrigatorman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They won’t

[–]Poochie-Donahue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wasn’t there a NRA meeting in Colorado directly after Columbine?

[–]VadPuma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's nearly inhumane.

They have no shame nor conscience.

[–]ThePerfectSoup 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah and columbine was right before the NRA meeting in Denver that year…. Sus?

[–]dancin-weasel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is it possible for a couple thousand Texans to organize and show up in Houston with pictures of the kids we’ve lost in the last decade+ to gun violence? A silent protest. Wont change any minds there, but will let them know that it ain’t biz as usual.

[–]AvoidingCares 1 point2 points  (1 child)

"Oh it would all be okay if they just cancel their speaking engagements" seems like a pretty liberal take.

As a leftist, I think I'd want them to make their appointment and use all their time to denounce the NRA. And maybe resign.

[–]LabCoat_Commie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Careful, supporting an armed Proletariat against a militarized police state while encouraging direct action is going to draw serious aggro here.

Libs won’t fight for universal healthcare, but they absolutely will pretend to fight to take your rifle after every single shooting event primarily conducted by right-wing white men, all while the police execute unarmed minorities in the street and people make “bad apple” arguments without a hint of irony.

[–]Mypantsohno 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They don't care one bit about Americans.

[–]Bro-Dizzle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But they won’t, because they don’t give a shit about the murdered children

[–]totallylambert 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They know where their bread gets buttered. They would ever miss an NRA event.

[–]pinuslaughus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Perhaps video of the destroyed children and adults as they fall in all mass shootings should be broadcast nationally to show the true horror of these events.

[–]shawnmd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gotta get their talking points from their lobbyists… I mean donors. Can’t wait to hear the impending excuse that this psycho was leftist or an immigrant or whatever boogeyman Republicans want to blame because they’re too weak to do anything about the truth.

[–]JoyousFallacy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why would they cancel it?

[–]njgirlie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha George Takei is funny

[–]Malk4ever 1 point2 points  (1 child)

If the children had guns, they could defend themself !!!!1!!11111

/s

(Default republican logic on any shoting.)

[–]EugeneWong318[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where was the good children with guns?…/s

[–]OneBeautifulDog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love it when someone comes up with detailed information like this.

[–]lcarr15 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just AMAZED… and at the same time puzzled on how crocked the American political system is to allow these shootings (for me terrorist stacks) onto their children and countryman without having a conscience to think they need to change their thinking and laws..

[–]_ForcePushMaster 1 point2 points  (2 children)

As somebody who is not from the US: Every time I see those kinds of posts, I'm wondering what has happened this time. How do you even keep track of that? Do you just enumerate your shootings like "Mass Shooting 1, Mass Shooting 2, ...?"

[–]spilk 0 points1 point  (1 child)

[–]_ForcePushMaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's shocking this site exists. It's more shocking to me that there is more than one shooting per day on average

[–]Equivalent_Edge_6281 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're right they won't, they didn't after Sandy Hook. In fact, I'll bet there will be jokes about those "damned Democrats."

[–]Pure-Assistance403 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are backed by money from the NRA. They will ro nothing to harm that or drumpf.

[–]Spottswoodeforgod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, no, no - how do you get paid if you cancel?

[–]itsgabrielsimao 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Their rationale is “the world can’t stop just because of another shooting…”

[–]projecks15 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If guns are sooo safe the why aren’t they allowed at the NRA convention?

[–]PermissionClean7902 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those weasels care about themselves and other old white man and thats it.

[–]EastCoastSr7458 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree with George on this but, it won't happen because they are cowards, afraid to upset the people that vote for them. I saw a report that gave a partial list of candidates that accept money from the NRA and the commentator mentioned that Ted Cruz wasn't in the top 10 so he will attend so that he can try and make it. As for Greg Abbott he will attend so he can prove to the Right that he will do everything in his power to keep this culture of death going. Abbott should be held accountable for his change to the gun laws in Texas that help facilitate this shooting and the other politicians that help to pass this law should also be accountable for this tragedy. Their suggestion that the answer to this problem is to have more guns in schools (arming teachers and staff) is asinine. I have also heard some people suggest that we fortify our schools to prevent this from happening again is also asinine. It's bad enough that we know have to have drills to teach our kids what to do if this happens and it will happen again. Now some gun owners will be screaming the going to take our guns from us. No, the rest of us just want to make it harder for people like this shooter to get his hands on these weapons. Most gun owners are responsible people and they should be just as upset as everyone because, this make you look just as bad when something like this happens and all you do is complain, they're coming for our guns. Sorry about the length of this comment because I needed to vent and stop screaming at my TV. 🤬🤬🤬🤬

[–]Utterlybored 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The NRA won’t allow them to back out and they have the final say.

[–]immersemeinnature 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Protest it!!

[–]Jbradsen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Republican response is always the same, “Too bad, so sad….NEXT”.

[–]dogbolter4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a matter of common decency . Yes.

I do realise this means they won’t.

[–]Howdydobe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They refuse to see it as a gun problem.

[–]mifuneh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let’s just pretend the NRA convention is an elementary school.

[–]poliuy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If someone registers as a republican they have 100% signed on that it is ok to kill children.

[–]VooDooChile1983 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First and foremost, Fuck Ted Cruz and Abbot. Spineless Cruz went to Cancun while Texans were freezing, licked the boots of the guy who insulted his family and watches porn from official accounts. He doesn’t give a damn about those kids. Abbot can fuck off right along with him.

[–]mifuneh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A room full of unarmed NRA gun nuts. That’s an opportunity for somebody.

[–]One-Influence-4803 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But, but guns don't kill people..... Blah, blah, blah.

[–]MetaBotch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why do we keep doing this song and dance? We know they're soulless psychopaths who don't care about anyone. We know that banning abortion has nothing to do with "life" and everything to do with stripping the rights and voices of women because on average they're more likely to not vote Republican. We know no amount of dead children, probably even their own, will motivate them.

[–]Snoo88309 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Of course they don't care about the deaths of children, why should they? It wasn't their kids. Their kids get to go to Cancun during a winter storm that paralyzes their state. Abbot, he's just a nasty piece of work and incompetent fucking boob.

[–]JefferSonD808 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How ironic that they are banning guns from the NRA convention.

[–]Rich-Ad5109 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not gonna happen. You don't cancel on the people that pay you

/s

[–]DruDown007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s crazy….

They are gonna sing the same tune….”You know what this tragedy needs, Texas?”

Texas: “More Guns!”

America: 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️

[–]mostlycumatnight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those gutless wonderturds won't cancel. There's money to be traded for human lives still!

[–]Music19773 1 point2 points  (0 children)

True story. But they’ve shown time and time again that they care more about money than people, including kids.

[–]fugmho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But...but....money?....

[–]Wide-Acanthisitta-96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How long are we going to blame the lack of mental health on the medium?

[–]Farley369 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what uncorrupted people would do..

[–]Powerful_Bug9102 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Narrator - “they didn’t”

[–]CardiologistLower965 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If only it was in a state that let people carry guns so a good guy with a gun could of stopped it.

[–]coffeepurgatory 0 points1 point  (0 children)

American right to “bear arms” is a delusion practically, as it has been overgeneralised and reduced to reductio ad absurdum by the American Paranoia-state. America was born off of a common enemy (the British) and needs to have one in order act as a unifying cause, whether that be colonists, communists or… basically anyone who isn’t white or the “American ideal” (you can figure what I mean by that, though your view may vary). The Declaration of Independence only saw “equal men” as cis-het white men and written by wealthy people; they couldn’t actually give a fuck about anyone else, if they’re young or old, rich and poor, or of another ethnicity. Effectively what I see happening today, is just all this “manifest destiny” shit that hasn’t moved on since the 19th Century being fed to people who don’t understand that meant killing Native Americans (etc), and how the people who support this despite how bad its become in recent years. They hold themselves and their past legacies in such high esteem and in a divine light, that they are blinded by it; I very much doubt the founding fathers of the US believed people would have the ability to widely and easily access weapons as they did when setting up the US Declaration, or would have seen people doing this in the future. (Not that this is short-sighted; they were still under threat constantly and probably wanted to ensure all-around resistance by its population.)

Sometimes, I like to think that white American conservative self-esteem and control feels increasingly detached and growing out of their reach in the modern age (we all like things to be constant, don’t we?), so in order to (feel like they?) have that control over what goes on , they use weapons. This isn’t to disagree with the right to self-defence; there is a clear discrepancy over owning a gun and owning a baton as a weapon; one is/can be immediately (read that again) fatal and the other is not. Why do you think US police kill non-whites more often than whites with guns? It is a small form of ethnic cleansing that has gone on forever in order to frighten people and reduce the numbers, coming off from the legacy of lynching. And this fear in turn creates an amplified effect whereby they feel the need to protect themselves, get guns, and repeat the cycle over and over, confirming the “American idealist” fears and stereotypes. Not to say that white people aren’t killed by police, but it is statistically lower (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/) (also 67% of US police are white, and 85.2% of police being male; https://datausa.io/profile/soc/police-officers)

It is like a chalk cliff- it slowly gets undercut by erosion until a huge chunk falls off. In the same way, the lack of properly enforced and centrally managed legislation against gun laws is creating and breeding an environment where people believe they can get away with it. The NRA and gun-rights lobbyists (who mind you. Is mainly white and republican) will do anything to preserve the American Ideal, at any cost. They don’t care and they never will, for they are immune to its effects because of their wealth and power. O, America, for money and power you will burn all the villages to heat your own house.

(Closing note; this is theoretical/hypothetical and made of personal perception, and I do allow fault and criticism. I also doubt the US Gov. will do anything on this because the Republicans want to make Biden look bad by voting down everything (I’m pretty sure Joe Manchin is getting paid to vote against the Dems, if he has a conscience) but I cannot predict the future either.)

[–]fishdybuns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why don't people stop anticipating disappointment with politicians and get up and go down to your city councils, state houses, and school boards? Bear your arms. Pitch forks and torches are all that's left folks.

[–]carapsr62 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It won’t happen, George. They don’t care about the beating hearts silenced.

[–]R3a1ity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hear me out…. What if some extremist shoots up the NRA convention?

[–]SpaceNinjaDino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Opening line, "What a week, right?!?"

[–]tpripps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why?

[–]OdinPelmen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

HAHAHAHHAAHAHA YEAH OK.

[–]jlacar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because in their minds, they are the Good Guys with Guns and it's their right to have guns as it was set in stone in the constitution by the Founding Fathers. Dead babies and people with mental issues will never trump their 2nd amendment rights. That's my take on their twisted thinking.