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December 14, 2012

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I've already heard that "someone in China went into a school and attacked 22 children with a knife", the point being that there are violent idiots everywhere. And I guess that a knife is somehow the same as a gun.

Yeah, right. And NO ONE died from that attack in China.

Memo to LaPierre: Kasandra Perkins didn't have one gun. Between her and Jovan Belcher, they owned eight. Both of them were shooting hobbyists. Lot of good it did her.

Fucking tool. I suppose LaPierre's answer for today would have been to arm every kindergartner with a Glock.

This is a very sad and tragic news story will have legs for a while because it occurred close to NYC and it involves little kids.

Other than that, it will probably be forgotten except by those directly affected since it will soon be time to move onto the next tragedy involving guns somewhere else in the United States of Sacred Gun Rights.

It will be interesting to see how LaPierre spins this one.

In the end, the NRA doesn't really represent gun owners, it represents gun manufacturers and their multi-billion dollar industry. Nothing in this world changes as long as people are getting filthy rich making sure it doesn't change.

At a minimum it seems that reasonable people would be able to decide that we don't need assault rifles, extended clips, etc. Of course, in today's world, suggesting the above results in a chorus on how Obama is taking away our guns.

Yes there are folks out there that will harm people. But we don't have to give them access to the most lethal forms of destruction.

But to show the hubris, a few days back with the shooting in the mall, one person self-reportedly heard the shots and went running up the escalator toward the shots as he wanted to help take down the shooter. At least he included that he figured the guy was out of ammunition (uh, the shooter had plenty of rounds but just the misfortune that his gun jammed). How many trained cops don't take cover when shots are fired ?

Likewise, in the comments section of the local TV News, everytime someone is shot or caught in a burglary, etc. the gun nuts start bragging that if it had been their house there wouldn't be need for a trial as they would apply their 2nd amendment rights. It is OK to take the worst tragedy and use it as a chance to call for gun ownership (Again, how many police approach someone who is possibly armed without a hint of worry ? So you're gonna be sure to shoot them and not be shot yourself or catch someone in the crossfire ?)

But a couple of days ago, an older brother accidentally discharged a gun and killed his younger brother (age 8). Although the story was very short (basically giving the name of the victim and that the sherrifs department said it was an accident.), All of a sudden comments (along with the expected expression of prayers) are criticizing the police for releasing the information to the media and the TV for making it a news story.

Already the NRA is arguing the teachers should be armed. And Huckabee spouting off that this is because of removing god from the classroom. How much longer do we have to put up with this bullshit?

i want wayne lapierre to be shot, in the head maybe, but survive. deal with what he has wrought.
maybe hit the rest of his limbs and damage them like so many others have been harmed.

Our mongrel former Prime Minister john howard did one decent thing in his miserable tenure and that was enacting decent gun laws after the Port Arthur massacre .Prior to that we had 18 massacres in the decade or so prior to this and NONE at all in the decade or so since.And guess what ? I can still use my bolt action hunting rifle no problem!

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