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'Call It Like It Is': After Texas School Shooting, Progressives Say Refusal to Take on NRA Leading to 'Slaughter After Slaughter'


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'Call It Like It Is': After Texas School Shooting, Progressives Say Refusal to Take on NRA Leading to 'Slaughter After Slaughter'

Jake Johnson, staff writer

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I like guy running for office in New Mexico’s commercial saying F*** the NRA.


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Slaughter after slaughter is right. The fact America can accept this situation and do nothing is the most damning indictment of our society of all.


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This is not an NRA issue. In all of the shooting incidents of the past 20 years, eventually it comes out that the shooter was taking medication with known side effect of violent behavior. This is a pharma issue - an issue that pharma does everything to hide.


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So true! And, meanwhile, the beat goes on and on and on. It’s time for the American voters to step up to the plate and end what our Federal Administration will not.


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“The fact America can accept this situation and do nothing-”

What are you doing?


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“In all of the shooting incidents of the past 20 years, eventually it comes out that the shooter was taking medication with known side effect of violent behavior.”

You can’t support that claim.


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You can’t support that claim either.


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At the federal, state and local level there is no movement to address gun violence. Except for the voices of kids in Florida. We need to demand that our tax dollars, at every level, be used to at least call the question.


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I am always amazed that people don’t take a few minutes and run some simple google searches instead they open their yappers and make fools of themselves:


And this is just one of many articles on the topic.


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From 2015 …

The U.S. ranks 14th in education
The U.S. ranks 115th in linguistic diversity
The U.S. ranks 44th in health care efficiency
The U.S. ranks 2nd in ignorance
The U.S. ranks 23rd in gender equality
The U.S. ranks 46th in freedom of the press
The U.S. ranks 26th in child well-being
The U.S. ranks 24th in literacy
The U.S. ranks 43rd in homicide rates
The U.S. ranks 17th in happiness
The U.S. ranks 1st in wine consumption
The U.S. ranks 1st in plastic surgeons
The U.S. ranks 1st in breast augmentation
The U.S. ranks 24th in freedom from corruption
The U.S. ranks 1st in the super rich
The U.S. ranks 1st in incarceration

… the richest and most powerful nation on Earth …

… not for very much longer unless we can save ourselves …


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The NRA has used the “its an issue with drugs and not guns” for a long time.

FACT While Canada has about 1/9th the population of the United States of Amercia, the number of such shootings in our schools is much lower than that . They do not happen on a yearly basis let alone a weekly one.

FACT . The overall use of prescirption drugs in Canada is about 10 percent lower then in The USA. Children and youth in Canada are prescribed the SAME drugs that those Children in the USA are being provided yet that does not lead them to picking up a gun and shooting peoples at the same rate.

FACT. 98 percent of all mass shooters in the USA are male yet those prescription drugs are prescribed to both male and female.

The NRA promotes “ease of gun access” under the umbrella of the 2nd amendment. With that they also promote what is toxic masculinity in that they suggest it the males RIGHT and duty to use violence to defend themself and their family.

Given the fact that the criminals in Canada find it easier to get guns in the USA and then smuggle them over the border (AS per the police 90 percent of all gun crimes committed in Canada are with guns smuggled into the Country) the only logical conclusion one can make when comparing the rates of mass shootings south of the border and north of the border is that it an ease of access issue combined with a more widespread cultural acceptance of using violence to achieve ones goals.

Yes this IS an issue with the NRA and the type of things they promote.


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It’s a shame it doesn’t read:

The U.S. ranks 1st in the incarceration of the super rich.


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Thanks for this enlightening list.


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It’s not about the NRA. They are who they are. They are fascists and lobbyists for the gun-killing industry. It’s about the pig politicians in both parties wh are afraid to ban automatic guns, semi-automatic guns, all hand-guns and other arms that have no purpose other than to kill and maim human beings. Also, they are afraid to even talk about confiscating such weapons - if owners refuse buy-backs. As long as 300 MILLION murder machines are floating around the U.S., mass murder remains the status quo in the U.S. where there have been more than 100 mass shootings and 18 school shootings in the U.S. this year. Yes, FUCK THE NRA! But also FUCK THE DUOPOLY POLITICIANS who enable their heinous shit.


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No it’s not. It’s about the sociopaths in charge of it. Our society wants gun regulation.


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Ah. Yes, I agree. The super rich made their own luxury jails and separate court system, then they turned into stay at home jails, then just monitoring, and now they don’t even get charged.


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That has nothing to do with your assertion that it’s not an NRA issue.

Nor does it prove that the psychiatric drugs were the cause of the shootings. Correlation is not causation.

In fact, in this case, it more likely suggests that the failure to have proper gun regulations that would prevent someone who is known to be having psychiatric issues from having guns is the cause of perhaps as many as 32 these tragedies out of the 200 incidents since Columbine – a conclusion completely at odds with your unsubstantiated assertion. The remaining 168 events apparently don’t match your drug hypothesis. Your leap to the notion that it’s a pharma issue is completely without merit.

I’m ignoring your ad hominen attack, as it’s among the most common and least effective logical fallacies.


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FACT: almost all medications, even the ubiquitous cold remedy NyQuil, carries a side effect warning of ‘violent/aggressive behavior’.
FACT: doctors third leading cause of death.

FACT: medical industry kills up to 300,000 yearly.

FACT: our medical system focuses on symptoms rather than cures; more money in managing long term symptoms.

FACT: 50-50 chance that the doctor you are seeing is addicted to some type of drug.

FACT: far better chance that a doctor will kill you than a gun.

FACT: Americans right to bear arms ain’t so we can go duck hunting.

FACT: In USA there are other instigating factors.

Yep, in USA some of those other instigating factors include, but not limited to: widespread GMO use; widespread use of artificial colors and flavors;

low vitamin D serum levels (lack of sunshine exposure); polluted air; etc, etc, etc. And in places where guns are banned or very difficult to get, we

have seen the mentally deranged use things like swords/machetes, heavy steel pipes, 20 ton large trucks; improvised explosives (explosives are incredibly

easy to make); poisons like nerve gas or ricin; and most dreadful of all - dirty bombs containing radioactive material. So you can see than banning guns

will result in even greater carnage - you do understand that, right?


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videos of kids from the school, who are in tears, are being called actors on you tube.
I think where america ranks in education is wrong .