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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

If Another Mass Shooting Should Occur...


Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Republicans are all talk and no action.

June 14, 2016 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Yup, that's all they've got -- Thoughts and prayers, crocodile tears and blaming the victims.

June 14, 2016 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Jim Marquis said...

It's funny, I was just telling John Evans and our friend Dave the other day how I had kind of given up on the whole gun thing. But what happened in Orlando has given me back my fire. No more assault weapons!

June 15, 2016 at 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah considering the majority of the Victims were Gay and/or Hispanic they are all low on the Republican/Conservative List. The "best" this tragedy can do is shut up the anti-Gay fundamentalist for a few days.


June 15, 2016 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jim: Unfortunately, I think gun laws might still be a third rail among political issues. I have no interest in guns myself, but there are too many millions of people who are convinced that if we ban assault weapons today, Obama and Hillary will going house to house tomorrow and confiscating everyone's handgun. There's no logic to this, but there's no reasoning with those people.

Erik: Some of the more rightwing elements aren't even shutting up. A few fire-and-brimstone preachers and politicians have openly been cheering about the Orlando massacre. This will enable the "good cop" Republicans to talk about thoughts and prayers for the victims.

June 15, 2016 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Jim Marquis said...

Yeah, it's strange. During the presidential election of 2004, the GOP used gay marriage as a wedge issue to help keep Dubya in office. This year we have two presidential candidates competing to be seen as the gay community's most fervent supporter.

June 15, 2016 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jim: Good example. Who knows, maybe in another 4 or 8 years, public opinion will reach a tipping point on gun laws, and presidential candidates will compete for the "Toughest on Gun Violence" title. Stranger things have happened.

June 15, 2016 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

I don't know, Tom. On the gay issue, the right is pandering to someone's belief. On the gun issue, we talking real money. I think money trumps belief as far as the right is concerned.

June 15, 2016 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: You're probably right. Christian zealots spew a lot of fire and brimstone and venom about God and "religious freedom," but when all is said and done -- Money Talks.

June 15, 2016 at 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If guns are not available, grab nearest box cutter

June 16, 2016 at 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Screamin' Mimi said...

Crocodile tears.

June 28, 2016 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SM: Yup, good old crocodile tears. I think they're included in the "Thoughts and Prayers" emergency kit.

June 28, 2016 at 11:08 PM  

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