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Going Great Guns

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by Balajee, May 26, 2022.

  1. chanchitra

    chanchitra Platinum IL'ite

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    Oh god. Atrocious.
     
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    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

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    I live in a very blue county in a blue state. If I drive just an hour out of my town I’m right in the middle of Trumplandia, in a open-carry state where people drive jazzed-up pickups, wear camouflage, fly Confederate flags and buy ammunition at the local Walmart. The opening day of hunting season is an unofficial school holiday. This juxtaposition may seem strange to those who haven’t seen it, including myself when I first moved here.
    But it is the reality in much of America.
     
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    Viswamitra IL Hall of Fame

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    I live in a red state with a governor who is getting ready to allow concealed carry without a license. I don’t own a gun and I don’t want to own one ever. But soon I may be driving among people who carry concealed guns with them. I don’t know how many lives have to be lost before a better sense prevails. What @Laks09 wrote above broke my heart. Are we becoming a heartless community? Where is the country that went around the globe saving lives?
     
  4. Balajee

    Balajee IL Hall of Fame

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    Yes, it is next to impossible to do anything about the second amendments which not only guarantees the right of citizens tio hold arms but contains within seeds of anarchy by giving a blankm cheque to citizens on formation of militias. When the amendment was passed citizens probably had a colt or Winchester to defend mantelshelves. But arms technology has advanced by leaps and bounds and any To tom, Dick and Harry can acquire heavy duty weapons that should be only with armed forces or SWAT troops . That should ring alarm bells with any sane person.
     
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    Balajee IL Hall of Fame

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    How long will it take the hunting weapons to turn into instrument of massacres?
     
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    Balajee IL Hall of Fame

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    Koo Klux Kops? Race and class matters in even rescue operations.I sincerely wish that some psycho attacks a school where kids of affluent supporters of the second amendment study to give them a taste of their own medicine.
     
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    Viswamitra IL Hall of Fame

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    I wouldn’t wish that to happen. A child is a child. I wouldn’t even wish that for any person.
     
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    Balajee IL Hall of Fame

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    sHOWING OF CONSIDERATION AND CONCERN FOR YOUR FELLOW HUMANS IN THE uis OF a vISWA IS CLASS AND RACE BASED.
    They should keep all that drivel about thoughts and prayersz recorded so that they are saved the trouble of chanting that mantra after each and every frequent massacre.
     
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    It’s already happened several times, no?
    There was a case in Wisconsin several years ago when an Asian immigrant got into an argument with a group of locals while deer hunting. He used his hunting rifle to mow down the other party.
     
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    VCisw, concealed weapons can only be small arms and cannot be huge mini-cannons used in massacres. Looks like in US it is everybosy for himself and the state for nobody.
     
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