In honor and support of public school kids everywhere, they speak to and will change what we failed to do. The hash-tags have begun to blend together, the ignorant and hateful far-right is coming to an end.
Were any of us concerned about school violence in 5th grade? The only gun violence I knew was from reading books about WWII and seeing Paladin etc. on TV. Then, JFK was assassinated..followed by Oswald, King, RFK, Malcom X.
I'm not naive enough to think that the good ol days were that good. But think, if things don't change thes days will be the good ol days to the fifth graders. What a heritage to pass along.
2016 isn't 1791 when the Bill of Rights were state ratified. There have been plenty of interpretations and amendments of the BoR over the years to bring it into current standing. Why lock onto the no change attitude with the 2nd Amendment?
This morning we learn of another trumper, a gun-trained high school teacher and reserve deputy, shot his pistol in the classroom, thinking it wasn't loaded, and wounded a male student.
Yes. Confiscation without due process (as trump himself proposed) and a nationwide ban on WMD's. The NRA can no longer write legislation. It's the people who should. Recall every legislator who spent NRA money.
Explain a negligent discharge (ND)?
The fellow screwed up. Period.
Some of the more common carry guns eg. Glocks, have no "safety" button/lever. The trigger IS the safety.
Others, like a .45 have both a safety lever and a grip safety (pulling the trigger alone won't fire the pistol unless there is pressure on the handle as well.
btw, Sig Sauer had to recall their model 320 recently because of incidents (incidences?)of the gun firing when dropped. No need to pull the trigger....
edit: manufacturer is calling it a "voluntary upgrade" not a recall
As someone who is for the second amendment, but has never fired a gun and owns one locked in a friends gun safe, I hope banning guns will be the answer to this seemingly colossal problem. But if one day, even hundreds of years from now , “we the people” figure out that was a mistake. It will be a bad day for Earth
Lets unpack that line of reasoning a little bit. I kinda like where you are going, because this means there will be no repeat DUI drivers. Caught once and yer walkin' not driving for the rest of your life.
No more serial rapists or felons with rap sheets as long as Harlequin Romance novels.
Caught texting while driving?...bye bye car keys. Or do you have to run over a pedestrian first?
One strike and yer out!
Do you see any problem with this?
Years ago, when they protested, I resisted. Learned the hard way they were right. This time, I'm listening. And helping.
The "catch phrases" of ideologue and gun insanity proponents are the small, viscious, and ignorant minority. I find the GOP struggling with position statements, frantic outreach via far-right channels, attempts to unify a stand and the realization that they have their shrunken balls tied off, their hero's being castrated.
No more school shootings, no more NRA. Only then can a nation begin to heal and fix.
I'm fairly sure (not certain, but leaning towards certitude) that no NRA member has ever been responsible for a school shooting rampage.
Mentally unstable individuals + access to guns = tragedy waiting to happen.
Tom: Enough already!!!
He coulda and shoulda had his finger outside the trigger guard. Duh!
He is gonna pay a price. You can be sure of it. Injured student(s) will be handomely compensated in an out-of-court settlement. Life goes on.
Could the situation have been avoided? Yes.
Should this cop be ritualistically sacrificed on a liberal alter of tofu and bean sprouts? I don't think so.