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Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan has said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city” and encouraged Londoners to be vigilant to combat dangers.

Originally posted by samisoffthewall

Perhaps the London mayor is correct in a gun-free society….bring that shit to Texas and see what happens.  #lonestarstate  #WeHaveGuns

November 2015 Paris attacks,

Donald Trump,  November 14, 2015  at a rally in Beaumont, Texas,

On Saturday, November 14,2015 at a rally in Beaumont, Texas, Trump said the massacre would have been “much different” if the Parisians were armed, blaming the country’s tough gun control laws in part for the tragedy.

The November 2015 Paris attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks  that occurred on Friday 13 November 2015 in Paris, France.

The attackers killed 130 people, including 89 at the Bataclan theatre. Another 413 people were injured, almost 100 seriously. 

HIllary on the NRA

”Wayne LaPierre helped make the NRA one of the most dangerous and reactionary organizations in America.  Instead of being concerned with the interests of ordinary gun owners…the NRA has essentially become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the powerful corporations that make and sell guns.  Their bottom line and twisted ideology are all that matters to them, even if it costs thousands of American lives every year.”

For creating a culture that fetishizes guns to the level of religious fervor, making it impossible to impose any regulations that can keep military-grade weaponry out of the hands of the mentally ill or fanatics of any religious stripe, fuck yeah it’s the NRA’s fault.

granitebj  asked:

About what you said about the NRA being more of a detriment than benefit to US gun owners. I have absolutely no hard feelings or butt-hurtedness as I am asking this, but what is your reasoning behind this sentiment? Please go into as much detail as you can.

While a lot of folks like to talk about the NRA being pro-gun control when the Black Panthers exercised their right to carry in 1967, the NRA was that way to begin with. Similar to the “Southern Switch”, where southern Democrats became Republicans in order to garner more support, the NRA really changed from what was ostensibly another Civilian Marksmanship Program to the very fervent “gun nuts” of today in 1977. Most believe it was the Gun Control Act of 1968 that started the change, with Harlon Carter and Neil Knox creating the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action and stating the goal of dismantling the GCA. The Firearm Owner’s Protection Act, a brainchild of Knox’s, was passed in 1986. Knox had been ousted in 1982, and was popular with members but unpopular with the upper echelons for publicly shaming “moderates” within the NRA and using magazines like Shotgun News and Guns & Ammo to stir up public opinion on his behalf. It got bad enough that he was almost made president of the organization in 1997, with last minute changes replacing him with Charlton Heston. Heston was seen as more mainstream, a moderate who had the public presence to counteract Knox’s craziness. That was much needed, as this was shortly after George HW Bush’s very vocal resignation from the organization after the infamous “jackbooted government thugs” letter sent to members by Wayne LaPierre. This, and the commercialized nature of their official magazine (American Rifleman), created the modern public view of the NRA as arms industry stooges and anti-government nuts. Ironically, they flip-flopped on issues such as universal background checks so often other groups like the Gun Owners of America and National Association of Gun Rights criticized them heavily during Barack Obama’s administration. They’re willingness to spread the outlandish “Obama’s gonna take your guns!”-style rhetoric didn’t do them any favors. While they still have mostly good intentions, and an improving public image, things like the silence over Philando Castile’s unlawful murder and the most recent Dana Loesch video controversy really do not help anyone.

Basically, this block of text means that the average gun owner is inexorably linked with the NRA, and every time the NRA screws up, the blame is laid at the feet of that average gun owner.

Originally posted by shawnasgonnagif

NYT Magazine writer destroyed.

Leftists want reasonable gun control.  They don’t know what reasonable gun control is, how to implement it, or whether it will do anything…but they do know that without this reasonable gun control (that they don’t know anything about) more people will die and Republicans will be to blame.

America, you care more about your right to own weapons than you do the lives of others. You care more about your ‘right to bear arms‘ than you do about making compromises to make your country a safe place for everyone. Now your obsession with guns has lead to yet another mass shooting.

The worst part is: I’m not that surprised. This is something I’ve come to expect from you. In the same way I expect Donald Trump to say something horrible every week. I should not react to something as horrible as a mass shooting with ‘not again.‘

America, you have a gun problem. But worst of all, you seem to not care because apparently some centuries old document says it’s fine for you to own guns, and changing that is wrong, even if it will help prevent loss of life.

Sort your fucking priorities out. Guns do not, never have, and never will matter more than preserving human life. The sooner you realize that, the sooner horrific stuff like this will just be a dark side of history.

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“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”

- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787

“I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.”
- George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788

“The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788

Suckers
  • Fox News 2008: if Obama is elected the government will come take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2009: now that Obama has been elected the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2010: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2011: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2012: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2013: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2014: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2015: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2016: Obama's last year in office! this year for sure the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
We Need to Teach Kids to Use Guns

No, I am not joking.

I think if we included basic marksmanship and more importantly, gun safety into the curriculum of the public school system we would see a decrease in accidental deaths and decrease the irrational attitudes we towards firearms; both the irrational fear of some, and the irrational attraction we have seen inspired by media like of Call of Duty and the Expendables. 

Now, what do I think we should teach kids? And when? I think it would of course have to start with safety. The root of it all has to be safety. We should teach the four basic rules of firearm safety while kids are still in elementary school. The rules are as follows,

  1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

  2. NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

  3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

  4. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

After teaching the basic rules and teaching safe handling of weapons, we should get kids some trigger time. Not with actual firearms, not yet. It would have to start with BB guns. They are almost without recoil, cause little to no injury even if someone is shot, and are very simple for someone to use. With eye protection and safe range policies there really is no safer way to learn basic marksmanship and safety. This should be mandatory.

Now after this basic familiarity training, everything else should be optional. Kids should be able to learn marksmanship with .22 rifles and beyond as they get older and advance through school. They don’t need to be actual classes, but weekend programs that take interested students(with parental permission of course) to get time on range with more advanced weapons and larger calibers. 

I believe such a program would demystify firearms to both the gun enthused and those that are afraid of guns. They are tools first and foremost that have a purpose. They are for sport. For putting food on the table. For defense of the family. For defense of the country. They can be fun, and they can be fascinating. But in the end if you do not treat them with respect they will bite you, or someone else. If we can teach everyone this we’ll see a safer and better society.