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[–] derram 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago 

Nah, it's not about the symbolism.

It's purely about removing people's ability to defend themselves.

If they have their way, the media will be reporting on how future "peaceful protests" ended with "beautiful bonfires" of burning bodies and the "luxurious landscaping" of mass graves being filled.

There's a reason that person wrote "kill the nra" on that billboard and not "end the nra"

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[–] NoTrueScotsman 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I think it's both, personally. It's very much about removing people's ability to defend themselves and that's extremely important, but I think OP is onto something.

Guns have deep roots in American culture and history, especially in the west, and we're dealing with people who hate every part of who we are and want everything about us to die.

If we were all disarmed, even if they somehow didn't immediately start the mass murders, it would kill a large part of what America means. This is probably part of the motivation for the ones that aren't ready to admit where that road leads and talk about how we ought to be more like Europe. It'd be the end of having to do any lip service to the Constitution, too, though it's already treated pretty poorly.

The rounding us all up and murdering is en masse does seem like the more immediate threat, admittedly.

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[–] 8stripes 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

You called him a fucking idiot and then proved his point man. Read between the lines.

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[–] NotDrunkEnough 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

right on brother 1984 x 20 ya know?

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[–] HighEnergyLife 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

OP is correct. They identity as victims completely and hate anything that would restore responsibility

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[–] BAAC 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Like all things, it's about the money and power.

The Left doesn't give a flying fuck about solutions. They want the problem - to campaign on, to raise funds on, to grandstand on... A solution is one and done, and then people expect you to do something else. A problem is golden. You can milk it until the end of time. Why the hell would you want to solve it?

Dead kids are an ugly problem. But if you can win by standing on their backs... Well, then that's just good politics. Why let a good opportunity go to waste?

Sickening.

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[–] SerialChiller 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

It is nearly impossible for a totalitarian dictatorship to force a widely armed populace to follow policies that are against the people's interest.

Once the general population is disarmed, a smaller police force can beat the unarmed population into submission.

That's all there is to it.

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[–] GIF-lLL-S0NG 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

And that's how the USA won the Vietnam war. the wars in afganistan, and iraq!

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[–] EVERYBODYPANIC 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Huh? Man, do you really believe that we disarmed North Vietnamese forces? Or the Taliban? You must be too young to remember.

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[–] beece 5 points 3 points (+8|-5) ago  (edited ago)

That first sentance, "The Left doesn't care about the dead children.", is bullshit, everyone cares about dead children. Gun control won't fix your culture and the left seems to think it will. One only has to look at Mexico (strict gun control and shootings daily) or Guatamala (strict gun control and out of control violence) to see what you get.

It's all about the culture.

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[–] 11983070? 3 points 12 points (+15|-3) ago 

They don't. And neither do I. And neither does anyone who didn't have first hand contact with the victims. They exist as an abstract concept to the vast majority of Americans.

Yes, it's sad when children die, but they played no role in my life. 6 months from now I will be unable to tell you their names, ages, or where they went to school. Same goes for the rest of us.

They only matter for a short time when the left feels that they can properly weaponize their deaths for political capital to further spread their Marxist bullshit.

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[–] Thrus2 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I would bet that many yelling to protect the children right now could not name 5 of the victims from Florida without prompting if asked after one of their speeches. Most feel bad when children are killed but we get over it quickly when they are children we don't know. Many jump straight to gun control and never even mention the children only the shooting in general. They do not look at the incident and how it could be prevented they look at it and see a chance to push their agenda so they use those kids deaths to push something they have been after for long before the shooter though of shooting.

Likely cars killed as many or more kids in the same time period as shootings, that is not a pleasant thing but it likely true with the number of people killed by cars yearly (some estimates put it around 40,000 a year). I wonder if the AR-15 (a style of gun with many makers) or the convertible sports car (a style of vehicle with many makers) had a higher death toll last year? does the AR-15 even contribute a significant amount to gun deaths, or is it just one that contributes to highly publicized deaths?

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[–] HighEnergyLife 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago 

If they cared about children they wouldn't absolutely glorify abortion. I'm not talking, "It's an acceptable option for a mother in a bad situation" , these people Relish in it

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[–] NoTrueScotsman 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] Alopix 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Fetuses aren't children, you melodramatic niggerfaggot.

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[–] SparkS 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The Left doesn't care about the dead children tru dunno the full meaning of ur left but from my infos theyre socialists... they are a bunch of fuckign pussyfags... no further explanations needed. anyway.... wait a fucking min... http://www.france24.com/en/20180221-trump-backs-ban-bump-stocks-after-florida-shooting is thsi shit true? cause... im very veyr fucking retained when it comes to trump... im waiting to see the actions first... but this mass media shit smells even for me as mega bullshit. i dunno... i dunno what to say...pffff... weird shit. my idea is that when u hide soemthing like this many times proved to be detrimental to those who or for shits are hidden... in the same time i do agree that shutting the fuck up... is something what should be a universal constant... even tho its an aberation since were talking about mother fucking mass media shitfucks. on the other hand... pfff... i dunno... fuck this shit anyway.

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[–] Alopix 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

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[–] goat-ditarod 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

One day in the near future.. Our guns will not protect us because the Robots will be doing the dirty work.