Fight The Good Fight

By: sonofabeach96

Jun 23 2016

Category: Uncategorized

76 Comments

Y’all seen this?  The disruption of Congressional business by Democrats, staging a sit-in on the House floor in protest of the lack of action on gun-control bills by Republicans?  I love it!

I have a true disdain for all politicians, regardless of party affiliation, and I’ve stated why frequently.  But, I have to admit, I was proud of my fellow Democrats.  For standing up to the ostrich-like stubbornness and arrogance of the Republicans.  The Republicans who are snuggled up to the NRA, being spooned into obliviousness of the general public’s wishes.  If they’d take their heads outta the NRA’s crotch long enough to listen to the citizens of this country, I think they’d realize this is a subject needing to be tackled.

Instead, they pull their usual tactic of strong-arming a bill through, purely because they have the majority vote, and then promptly slithered out the back door in the dead of night.  Oh, but not before calling a recess and shutting off the live TV feed.  Voters kept in the dark are the best voters, right?

Now, I expect a bit of debate from anyone who may read this, and may be a Republican or gun owner or whom may get their jollies by blowing up milk jugs out at the local gun range, with their unnecessary assault rifle or some other non-needed overpowered killing machine.  That’s fine.  Bring it, if you feel the need.

Let me say this though: I am a gun owner.  I bought mine through legal means.  I like having them, for protection, bird hunting, and recreation.  I’m not a terrorist nor do I care to commit mass murder, as I’m sure is the case with most of you fellow gun owners.  Is it really such a problem to fill out a few extra pieces of paper, maybe wait a little longer for approval, and prevent unsavory characters from having the ability to access a weapon that is but for one purpose?

What if it were your son or daughter slaughtered in Orlando, Columbine, Aurora, Sandy Hook, or any of the other countless sites where innocent men, women, and children were gunned down simply for going to school, a movie, the mall, or a club?  What if it were your spouse, your parent, your sibling?  Would you demand action then?

Look, nobody wants to disarm you.  Nobody wants to have your precious weapons physically extracted from your meat hooks by NSA, CIA, FBI, or ATF agents.  This is the United States of America, and that shit doesn’t fly.  But wouldn’t you agree there should be more stringent background checks, a more thorough vetting process, and a ban on potential threats from having the capability to access these weapons?  Weapons that are capable of blasting holes in tanks, and potentially one of your family members…or even you.

So go ahead, blast my stance and call me a pussy or whatever insult you choose.  Don’t really care.  What I do care about is the inability to keep us safer when hamstrung by dense and egomaniacal politicians who can’t remove the probe of the NRA and their lobbyists from their backsides, or locate their backbones.

And one other interesting note: notice that the Republican Convention issued a proclamation deeming  the site a gun-free event…for their own protection?  As usual, what’s good for them isn’t good for us.

Hey Republican Congressional members:  DO YOUR FUCKING JOB instead of taking your undeserved July 4th holiday recess.

 

My songs of the day are:

“Dead of Night” by The Saint John’s

“Aint No Rest For The Wicked” by Cage The Elephant

“Don’t Wanna Fight” by Alabama Shakes

“Rewrite” by Paul Simon

“Wtf?” by OK Go

“Devil’s Whisper” by Raury

“Wish You Well” by Bernard Fanning

“Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown

76 comments on “Fight The Good Fight”

  1. Well said. I was thrilled to hear about this – it’s time for them to “put up or shut up.” I’m no fan of politicians, myself, and claim no party affiliation. But in this? Hell, you can call me a Democrat.

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    • Right on! The level of arrogance displayed by the Republicans is off the charts. “We have the majority and not only will we do whatever the fuck we want, we’ll continue to be contentious and blockade any idea you Democrats put forth…simply because you aren’t a Republican!” bullshit needs to cease. We have the power! Vote these bastards out!!! Unfortunately, these shepherds appear to have a lot of sheep. 😏

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  2. 100% agree. A little common-sense reform shouldn’t be that big a deal. Oh wait, it is when it gets to Congress. Our government doesn’t work for the people who vote these folks in. And shame on the Speaker for calling it a publicity stunt. There would be no need for this if you did your job.

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  3. Sorry, this is nothing more than a political tantrum played out by the minority party. Remember, if the democrats really wanted a change, they would have done this in Obama’s first congress. He had a super majority and nothing could have stopped him. But, I suspect they don’t want change at all. This is nothing more than a way to rally the voters to vote for Hillary and nothing more.

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    • Ok, I see your point of view. I disagree, but I hear ya. My point has less to do with party lines and more to do with the lack of discussion. Politics is so divided on party lines anyway, and the Republicans blew a major opportunity for necessary discussion and continue to do nothing more than flex their majority muscle and take their little balls and go home. Thanks for your opinion, but… And, if you believe things will improve under The Trumpster Fire, I highly doubt it. His middle name is contentious and if he wins and this group of clowns acquire all the power in DC? Expect it to get worse and even more decisive. Careful what ya wish for.

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      • There were 4 bills that had already failed in the Senate. That’s why I question the sincerity of this ‘sit-in’. There has been all the discussion necessary on gun control. The no-fly, no buy theory would not have prevented Orlando, since he was taken off of the no fly list. Even the ACLU is against no fly, no buy. I don’t know what would happen under Trump, but I do know that there’s no danger of a federal indictment by the FBI. I would rather not vote than put the Clinton’s back in the White House. Is there anything that she hasn’t lied about, including her own name? My hope was either Bernie or Trump. Neither would accomplish much, but the sacrificed 4 years of nothing accomplished would have shaken the political ruling class to their core, and hopefully reformed what is now a broken system. Back to your point – I disagree. This isn’t at all about discussion but all about party lines. Neither party wants to fix a thing because they need those bogey men to stir up the base. Again, I ask you, if Obama had a super majority, why didn’t he go after gun control? He couldn’t have been defeated – he had all of the votes required.

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      • That’s a legitimate question, and one I don’t have an answer to. My point is, the situation in Orlando has this subject in the forefront, and it was the perfect time for action. There were 4 bills shuttered just since Monday that would’ve and should’ve made it much more difficult to purchase these kinda of weapons. Who blocked those? The Republicans. You’re welcome to play the revisionist history card, and I can’t argue that politics is politics. But, the fact of the matter is that this time, this moment, in the here and now, was blocked by them in an “Im taking my ball and going home” move like some spoiled little rich kid. The time was at hand for some sort of action, cooperation, and the opportunity for the people of this country to finally feel like politicians actually have two shots about their constituents was thwarted. I don’t give a fuck about party lines. Both sides of the aisle suck. But this time, right here, right now, it was the Republicans who let us down. Continue to bring up Obama if you will, but he’s already gone. Who are the Republicans gonna blame next? And you bring up Hillary. The President has nearly the least amount of power in DC. I don’t like her either, but I do not want an arrogant, decisive, hate inciting Trumpster Fire in any sort of political position. If that’s who you are voting for, good on ya. It’s a free country. I won’t be, and we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

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      • If I may, from the Federalist:
        “This is also an opportunity to watch hypocrisy in action. After Republicans declared the recess and accordingly turned off the C-SPAN cameras, Democrats were furious and cried out about the unfairness of having cameras taken away from them. But in 2008, Republicans opposed a motion to adjourn before scheduling a vote to allow off-shore drilling. They refused to leave and continued to bash then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for leaving town before a vote. Democrats turned off the lights and microphones and shut off C-SPAN.” Furthermore, Harry Reid spent his entire time in the Senate blocking Republican votes. Not once – ONCE – did he deliver a budget. I just find that you accusing one party of being petulant, when in fact, the left has been petulant for so long – to be one sided. Again, what happened in Orlando has nothing to do with this. No fly, no buy would not have prohibited him from purchasing a gun. Furthermore, he used a handgun to continue his shooting spree, so do we take away handguns, too? I truly see this as yet another attack on the Constitution and/or Bill of Rights. The founding fathers had seen the benefit of separate but equal powers of government, and that’s what we’re seeing now.

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      • I read that piece. Hang on a sec, let me gather some op ed’s and statistics that support my position…C’mon.
        I’ve said, repeatedly, that I see your point. This is by no means a one-way street. It’s more business as usual. Yes, it’s been “discussed” to a nub, ad nauseum. Yes, this sit-in and singing protest songs is bunk and full-on a political stunt, or, what’d you call it? A “tantrum”? Anyway, yes, it’s a side show, dog and pony show, and, in large part, simply a show. But this time, there was the putting down of feet, the drawing of the line in the sand, and the stubborn adherence to party line was the Grand Old Party’s doing. As far as further regulation of guns, and it’s affect on whether it prevents things like Orlando from occurring, I don’t know. But I suspect we could find more documents supporting yay or may on that subject too. I’ll tell ya this, I’d prefer plot be difficult as possible for bad guys to access them. I’ve listened to the argument that if someone wants mass kill, they can use just about anything as a weapon. Planes, explosives, fucking fertilizer! But I’m all for thwarting anything they may have in mind, no matter how small. And one more thing, I’m a gun owner and I fully believe in the right bear arms. But am not a member of the NRA, nor do I agree with their politics or their dictation of public policy. But again, just my opinion, based on reading about both sides instead of staunchly adhering to only one.

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  4. Yes! Finally they are doing something. It is time to work together and not stick your head in the sand. The Republicans would have gotten a HUGE boost off of this if they had handled it appropriately.

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    • I don’t give two shits about how it affects any of their political standing or perceptions. It’s needed and it could’ve been quickly hashed out. But, as is the norm, they had to pull little-man syndrome and go home outta spite. They suck.

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  5. I would probably be considered a Log Cabin Republican, once I make my argument…lol

    Before I state my argument, let me explain that I have a belief that most people won’t accept and most people will assume is antiquated, but 99% of people miss the point of the Second Amendment – it is NOT designed to protect “gun rights” per se, it was designed to give the people the same firepower as the government. Meaning, I should have the right to put a nuclear missile silo in my front yard. 😀

    Out forefathers, however, would not have imagined tanks, ballistic missiles, nuclear capabilities, nor other massive ways to destroy human life. For them, owning a firearm was a tool, a way of life, the entire need for their existence was based on the ability to hunt, protect their individual property and fight the government when required (Individual states could easily decided this, based on the state sovereignty amendment…which, sadly, has been eroded among other things). The second amendment is a right for the people to go to war with the government…period. The phrase most republicans/conservatives fail to understand is the phrase “well regulated militia”. Well, if we key on the word “regulated”, that has an entirely different connotation, doesn’t it? It literally means the people’s ability to wage war on the government can still be regulated – i.e. by laws, or individual states exerting their sovereign rights.

    Here are my thoughts about Gun Legislation:

    Most guns are currently purchased in the U.S.A. by legal means – even in states that have severe laws. There are millions of guns on the streets, so it is silly to think that guns are the real issue.

    There is no one, and I mean no one, that is going to act faster than oneself in defending oneself and others. The police can’t do it (and by the way, it is legally impossible to hold first responders responsible for not saving your life fast enough), the FBI can’t do it, the CIA can’t do it, it’s illegal for the military to take action within the boundaries of the country, etc., etc. So, how can taking the ability of someone to protect themselves away encourage bad guys from hurting good people? This is impossible.

    Although I find credence in the argument that a high powered, automatic (or even semi-automatic) weapon has the ability to kill more people, I take note that the greatest mass murder in a school happened with dynamite (thought it might have been another explosive, my memory fades me), the greatest mass murder in America happened on 9/11, Tim McVeigh did a wonder in OK City with common materials that can be bought at any hardware store. So, the reality is that anyone with the will power to do such heinous actions can do it without firearms.

    I’m also bothered by the insinuation that if someone supports gun rights, they somehow don’t care about the people murdered. I don’t blame alcoholic beverages when a woman is raped after drinking; no, I blame the rapist and believe there should be a severe punishment. So, why would I blame the tool another evil person uses to commit a crime? Logically, it doesn’t make sense. The logic, simply doesn’t hold for me…

    As to the democrats? I despise most politicians, and I don’t think this was a courageous act, it’s childish and a waste of tax payer money. They propose bills that have already been voted down in the Senate, so it is meaningless to do it in the House…they want to vote on something that isn’t going to pass the Senate, so it is a waste of time and it does become a publicity stunt (oddly, fundraising was occurring during this sit-in with staff members tweeting and such)

    And don’t get me wrong, I despise when republicans do sit-ins or filibusters too, because those are formally endorsing cry-baby, temper-tantrum behavior. Let the process work, and if you don’t have enough votes, then you don’t have enough votes…it’s not like it won’t come up again, it will. Our process of government is what has changed every social issue that has ever come up. Sometimes it takes time, but when it happens, it is a victory for many.

    But, I have to admit, there is one thing I am taking offense to; but I’ve always considered you a friend, so I feel comfortable saying it: I’m no sheep. I’m capable of belief, rationalizing an argument, articulating my argument, based upon my belief, and I am capable of taking the time to research the facts of an argument (Although, I don’t take the effort much anymore, because I am settled in my political views). For example, I’m well aware Trump is a vile human being – and most republicans believe this too, they just believe Clinton is worse. But our opinion, somehow means we are “dumb”, “red neck”, “have no brain”, “lacking of common sense”, if we somehow disagree with the “other side” if we don’t hold the same opinion as democrats. If we are ever going to resolve issues in this country, then the name calling has to stop on both sides, we have to give each other credit that our opinions are valid, that our arguments are sound upon our beliefs. We’ve lost the ability to discuss and come up with solutions – it’s always an “us” versus “them” mentality.

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    • All of your arguments are valid. I’m not going to debate them. They’re your opinion and you’re obviously welcome to them. As for the sheep comment, it’s one I stand by, but of course, there are plenty on both sides of the aisle. My issue was the lack of compromise, bipartisanship, and even a shred of the illusion of trying to do something, anything. Instead, business as usual, with name calling, walking off the floor, and flexing the majority muscle. Sure, when the Democtatshad majority, they pull the same stunts. But this is today, the here and now, and an opportunity was squandered to at least gives us some indication that out government gives a crap about us. Fail. Political stunt, tantrum, hissy fit? Maybe. Likely. But damn, can this government not get anything accomplished? The next time they play nice in the sandbox will be the first. If I offended you, I apologize. If you’re voting for The Trumpster Fire? I’ll have to humbly agree to disagree. I don’t recall calling anyone stupid, a redneck, or otherwise. I don’t do that. I’m from Kentucky, and the very mention of that gets me labeled stupid, redneck, hillbilly, blah the fucking blah. I can assure you I’m none of those things.

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      • The names I mentioned are names I have heard…I wasn’t outright offended at the sheep comment…it was said more tongue-in-cheek 🙂

        you and I certainly agree on that point that no one is willing to work WITH the other side, it’s always in opposition to the other side.

        Like you, it is horrendous that it seems like there is so much death and violence and no one seems to do anything about it. We MUST have a collaborative effort, there MUST be cooperation, and each side MUST be willing to give a little.

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      • Yes! I couldn’t agree more! Cooperation and caring about the population they serve more than they’re re-election bids would be so refreshing. They all suck. In this instance it’s the Republican side, to me. Tomorrow it’ll reverse. This is why I usually don’t dip my opinions in the water about politics. Kinda wish I hadn’t today. 😃

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      • Hahaha! It’s all good on my side, my friend. I value people more than I value politics…besides, you can imagine my taste for republicans on some issues are pretty sour.

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      • Haha! Yeah, I can see that. As are mine for Democrats…including our Presidential nominee.

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      • I’m gonna have to agree with both of you here. Thank you for handing this issue like mature adults. Now please go forth and teach the government…. 🙂

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      • Can’t teach those who refuse to learn.

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  6. Some great comments here on both sides.
    I just want to know what terrorist follow gun control laws?
    There were 2 gun store owners who alerted the FBI to their concerns when they turned the Orlando shooter away, and the FBI didn’t do any thing. I heard today it took the Swat team in Orlando over 2 hours to appear on scene. There is something very sinister afoot here, and it scares the crap out me.
    The 4 bills voted on by the Senate got no movement or votes by either party and died really ugly deaths because of the sticky “due process” rights of US citizens on the watch list. Was the Orlando shooter on the watch list? I had heard the there are over 20 retired, high ranking US military people on the list because of their previous high level clearances and they can’t seem to get the government to take them off without pursuing a legal battle.
    Will more laws make us safe? No, bad guys don’t follow laws.
    Will congress make us safe? No they are grandstanding for re-election, that’s what they ALL do? Pelosi and Mitchell have been in there long enough.
    Will arguing over rights make us safe? No. We have to stick together as Americans and focus on what we have in common, not what makes us different.
    Let’s face it, when one of us is attacked, it affects us all and I think we can use that energy for positive change and unity.
    I think we should demand that our public servants do their job, or be fired. Term limits would be awesome. If the elected officials would work on the people’s business instead of focusing on re-election, we would have a better government.

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    • Pardon, I meant Mitch McConnel, not Mitchell.

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    • That last paragraph says everything that needs to said about our government, in my opinion. Only problem is, they’re the ones who would have to vote for term limits for themselves. Ha! Who’d give up that gravy train. They’d actually have to work for a living.

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      • I will still bug my elected officials until I’m gone for the chance at term limits.

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      • It’s essential, in my opinion. Otherwise, it’s same shit different decade from these morons.

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      • Oh, here are some of my news references:
        abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/gun-store-owner, http://dailysignal.com/2016/06/21/see-how-your-senators-voted-on-4-gun-control-amendments/
        Due Process:
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        Due Process

        Introduction

        The Constitution states only one command twice. The Fifth Amendment says to the federal government that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868, uses the same eleven words, called the Due Process Clause, to describe a legal obligation of all states. These words have as their central promise an assurance that all levels of American government must operate within the law (“legality”) and provide fair procedures. Most of this essay concerns that promise. We should briefly note, however, three other uses these words have had in American constitutional law.

        Incorporation

        The Fifth Amendment’s reference to “due process” is only one of many promises of protection the Bill of Rights gives citizens against the federal government. Originally these promises had no application at all against the states. Did the Fourteenth Amend­ment change that? In the middle of the Twentieth Century, about a century after its adoption, a series of Supreme Court decisions found that the Due Process Clause “incorporated” most of the important elements of the Bill of Rights and made them applicable to the states. These decisions almost obliterated any difference between the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment. If a Bill of Rights guarantee is “incorporated” in the “due process” requirement of the Fourteenth Amendment, state and federal obligations are exactly the same. The right to a jury trial, to take just one example, means the same in state and federal courts; there are no differences about the number of jurors required, whether they have to be unanimous in their verdicts, and so forth.

        Equal Protection of the Laws.

        If the courts stretched Fourteenth Amendment “due process” to apply the Bill of Rights to the states, they stretched Fifth Amendment “due process” to require the federal government to afford equal protection of the laws. The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbids the states from establishing segregated schools or otherwise discriminating invidiously against some of their citizens. There is no equal protection clause in the Bill of Rights. In a case involving segregation in the schools of Washington, D.C., which as the nation’s capital is a federal enclave governed by federal law, the Supreme Court found that the Due Process Clause operates against the federal government just as the Equal Protection Clause does against the states.

        I’m so happy to state that none of this comes from Wikipedia.
        It’s all relevant interviews from national news sources, etc.

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      • Whew! That was a lot to chew on. Factual information is essential. Especially in forming ones opinions.

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      • I think I’m on information overload and ready to “tilt”.

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      • No doubt. Kinda regretted posting that. I knew there’d be some debate, but it just ended up giving me a headache. I stand by what I wrote though. They need to do their fucking job. All of them. Without special interest groups dictating if, when, and how they do so. I find it laughable that the NRA advocates for gun owners. They advocate for gun sales. It’s all about the money, yo! Business as usual in DC.

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      • Yep, they need to do their jobs and quit bowing to the special interest groups! I’m with you.

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      • That’ll be the day. I’m afraid that horse has left the barn. 😏

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    • It wasn’t sent to spam but I suddenly had to approve it. I did. 😃

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      • Every side can twist things to their benefit. Bottom line- this was the time for action and they blew it. The Dems tried at least to force the issue. I really believe that some of these folks sincerely want what’s best for the nation. It’s time for the bullshit to stop. It’s time for special interests like the NRA to be stripped of their power. If you haven’t seen it check out Frontline from last week. And look I’m not at all against gun ownership either. We have a gun. I’ve fired it myself… Not at anything living, mind you. But these assault weapons have to be better regulated. Is it going to be perfect? No. But look at the stats when Australia finally took action. Legislation will have a marked impact. This isn’t about party affiliation it’s about saving lives.

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  7. I try to stay politically neutral but this issue has me furious. I just sent you a link that may have gotten dumped into your pending folder.

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  8. thank you sonofabeach96…<3

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  9. It’s so tricky to make everyone feel they are having their say! You wrote this perfectly so everyone would feel engaged and keep reading!

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  10. I knew this post would cause some controversy, but I’ll just comment on your original point. I 100% believe in the right to own guns, and I fully support (and desire) tougher gun-ownership laws. I mean, like…really tough. The NRA spews lies, and its supporters are fear-mongered into believing them. I’ve yet to find a quote from either side that supports the theory that “they’re trying to take away our guns.” Assault rifles are called assault rifles for a reason, and it should be impossible for a civilian to purchase one. IMPOSSIBLE! The black market will always exist, so there’s no point in pretending that the illegal acquisition of guns will subside. The fact that the Orlando shooter purchased his legally, makes me sick. This doesn’t have to be a party thing. It just comes down to common sense.

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    • Thank you for that last sentence!!! It really should boil down to common sense. Instead, it’s all about this party line or that, this PAC or that’s position, and far flung media bias, in both directions. But common sense. It’s just common sense. Sadly, groups such as the NRA tend to have a larger say in public legislation than the citizens of this country. I mean, cmon. Do some people really believe the government is going to take away out guns and turn this into a tyranny? Good god, people! Where is the common sense?!?!

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  11. Whoo! I believe people should own guns…… if they are approved for it first 🙂 I love those sit-in-ers

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  12. Hell to the yes. I take no issue with guns or licensed gun owners. My father is a gun owner, my brother-in-law has rifles, and I am considering getting a pistol for my own protection…but not after I do everything by the book and…(here’s what bugs me about the lack of certain gun control measures)…get…proper…training for it. We have gun safety classes here that are free, but they AREN’T mandatory, and they really should be. As for the rest (including the awesome sit-in), well, you know how I feel…Thanks for this!

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  13. Why don’t we teach gun safety in high school? We teach driver’s ed. We spend hours learning about dead people. Many require community service. Why not ONE class on gun safety? Or heck, include it in your health classes. I don’t get it.

    As for the rest – thanks to everyone for a healthy discussion. This is freaking refreshing. Normally there’s so much mud flying through the air you can’t see what’s actually happening. Perhaps that’s by design?

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  14. I’m sorry but I have to weigh in on this.

    As a rather conservative republican, I would like to think I also use the God given common sense that many seem to lack and can whole-heartedly agree with you on the position of gun laws. I agree with the Democrats and their desire to pass their gun laws.

    However, I have to hit on the Dem’s, I think many of us can agree that the individuals in both houses can relate to children. So attending the Republicans meeting and protesting just seemed like a good way to get exactly what they got. Both houses have a tendency to turn their noses up at the other and neither side accomplished what needed to be done.

    Furthermore, I COMPLETELY agree with KatieComeBack!!! Fantastic position that I wish more had.

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    • Thanks for commenting, I really appreciate the dialogue. I’m a dyed in the wool Democrat. Liberal to the core. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t see the points from the other side of the aisle. Believe, the Dems have pulled this stunt on the Republicans before, and vice versa. It’s a circus, but their antics make us the clowns. My post wasn’t meant to bash Republicans in general, just for the continued flawed process of partisanship that has been the norm for years now. There was a golden opportunity for compromise Wednesday, and it was blown. If the roles were reversed in this instance, I’d have been critical of the Dems instead of the republicans. DC is a mess right now, and both parties are to blame, in my opinion. As for Katiecomeback, if you don’t read her stuff, you should. If already know her, then you know how awesome she is. 😃

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      • It is…breath taking to meet a Liberal Democrat that isn’t trying to force their beliefs down my throat. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this post. I completely agree, both parties are acting like fools I think both sides want the same thing but are so wrapped up in the political game they can’t see that. She is awesome I just followed her haha!

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      • I’ve said that for years, that I believe most arrive in DC with noble intentions, then realize quickly that if they don’t play the game properly, they won’t be coming back. And they have too cushy a job to ever want to give it up. In my opinion, term limits for Congress are the first step to crushing this current system of bickering, name calling, and inactivity on every major topic currently stalled by bullheadedness and/or fear of backlash from special interest groups/funders. Just my opinion though.

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      • It’s a valid opinion that I believe many share. Nice talking to ya! Have a great day!

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  15. only shaking my head at all the BS that is going on in the political arena her and abroad….real BS>>>> to angry to even vent about it…..kat

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