View Poll Results: What should we do?

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  • Nothing, Cat is out of the bag and this is the cost of our "freedom"

    7 5.88%
  • Prison Time for gun owners who lose or have their gun stolen

    23 19.33%
  • Background checks and a waiting period for 100% of transactions

    95 79.83%
  • No semiautomatic anythings...

    43 36.13%
  • Tax gun sales with additional fee to go to mental health

    52 43.70%
  • Register ALL firearms and require insurance (car analogy)

    78 65.55%
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  1. #1
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    If only there was something we could do...

    Coming to a school near you, sooner or later...

    As a dad with 2 elementary school age kids, this hits hard.

    KSAT San Antonio: 15 killed in shooting at Uvalde elementary school; gunman dead, Gov. Abbott says.
    https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2022...district-says/
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    I've been watching this for a while now and yeah, I can imagine what you're feeling because Newtown happened just a few minutes from my house. I'm not an emotional person and I've had that same lump in my throat for a half hour now

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    And nothing will change. Poor kids.

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    In a few days, it will be forgotten and nothing will happen. A significant portion of Americans are willing to accept this.
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    If only there was something we could do...

    Fuuuuck. Fuuuuuuck. Fuuuuuck. When will this horror ever end? How can the US people be ok with this?

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    Small town, too. Only about 16,000 pop. This is going to impact every person in that town.

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    The kids must have forgotten their rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Fuuuuck. Fuuuuuuck. Fuuuuuck. When will this horror ever end? How can the US people be ok with this?
    When people care more about football and their guns than education and mental health, it's just how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Fuuuuck. Fuuuuuuck. Fuuuuuck. When will this horror ever end? How can the US people be ok with this?
    Because it's always someone else's kids. What's the saying? A single death is a statistic, a million dead is a tragedy. We still haven't gotten to the point where this is a tragedy. Probably never will. It will always be a moving target.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    They are just little kids. 7 to 10 years old. Sick society that can't even take basic steps to keep their children safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    When people care more about football and their guns than education and mental health, it's just how it is.
    I hate that.

    I hate the fact I cannot argue with that.

    I live/work walking distance from my son's school, I dont think I would react very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    Sick society that can't even take basic steps to keep their children safe.
    I'm reminded by President Obama's feelings after Sandy Hook:
    Obama says no event in his presidency enraged him more than Sandy Hook. "That was not only the saddest day of my presidency. But when Congress failed to do anything in the aftermath of Sandy Hook, that was the angriest I ever was in my presidency. I was disgusted and appalled by the inaction," Obama said.
    We have to do better than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    I hate that.

    I hate the fact I cannot argue with that.

    I live/work walking distance from my son's school, I dont think I would react very well.
    Same. I live in a state with two gun manufacturers and a large hunting culture. It's sad that this is what we've wrought with what we had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchgreenchile View Post
    I'm reminded by President Obama's feelings after Sandy Hook:


    We have to do better than this.
    Don't worry, Congress will surely do something.

    We are pathetic as a nation.

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    Just gutted by this. I'll be angry later.

    I remember being relieved when my oldest was no longer in the classroom closest to the main door in her elementary school.

    Not even sure what to tell the kids once they hear about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Because it's always someone else's kids. What's the saying? A single death is a statistic, a million dead is a tragedy. We still haven't gotten to the point where this is a tragedy. Probably never will. It will always be a moving target.
    It’s actually the other way and attributed to Stalin. “If only one man dies of hunger, that is a tragedy. If millions die, that’s only statistics.”.” So in that way we’re far past it being a tragedy where we could capitalize on the opportunity and change things. The national zeitgeist is far too accustomed to the deaths and so we as a society have decided nothing will happen, it’s merely another brick in the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    In a few days, it will be forgotten and nothing will happen. A significant portion of Americans are willing to accept this.
    I have guns and I would turn them in willingly if it was the law of the land. Who will have the courage to do this? O right, after the election in November. Gutless cunts
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    Congress will think and pray about it.

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    I have a 7 year old. So innocent and happy.

    Such a loss and I’m nauseous knowing nothing will ever change.




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    It’s CRTs fault right? Or is it LGBT? Furrys in high schools? Masks?

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    This is absolutely heart breaking. Fuck you Greg Abbott, Fuck you Ken Paxton. As a former Texan, go fuck yourself you stupid fucking morons.

    Ken Paxton just stood on ABC and fucking gaslit the whole country while wearing his re-election shirt saying that guns aren't the problem.

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    If only there was something we could do...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntmonkey View Post
    This is absolutely heart breaking. Fuck you Greg Abbott, Fuck you Ken Paxton. As a former Texan, go fuck yourself you stupid fucking morons.

    Ken Paxton just stood on ABC and fucking gaslit the whole country while wearing his re-election shirt saying that guns aren't the problem.
    Yes fuck Abbott and Paxton. Fuck the NRA. Blood all over their hands. Fuck all this shit. Can you imagine the horror of your kid not coming home today because they were shot to death at school?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Fuuuuck. Fuuuuuuck. Fuuuuuck. When will this horror ever end? How can the US people be ok with this?
    It's one political party. Not saying the Dems are great but they aren't tools of the NRA and Russia.
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

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    Guns aren’t going away.

    Turn our schools into high security facilities and take away the soft targets. Same as getting into a federal building or prison, pentagon, etc.

    Problem won’t go away but at least protect the kids a little better.




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    Thoughts and prayers. That'll help, right?

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