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  •  gerrilea - No, we don't. (2+ / 0-)
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    The DC shooter had a couple of misdemeanor firearms related arrests. He wasn't charged and obviously wasn't convicted.
      Once he had gotten one weapon inside, reports say, he shot the proverbial "good guys with guns" and took their weapons, which is how he ended up with an AR-15.
       And, furthermore, the NRA has played a major part in the dehumanization of our society - by pushing the sales of guns and ammunition based on their "man stopping" ability, in encouraging the legalization of murder through lobbying through "stand your ground" laws, and through selling the meme that America is so dangerous, and that certain groups are so dangerous, that the only way you can be safe is to carry a firearm at all times.

    •  As odd as this may sound, I've never seen these (0+ / 0-)

      ads by the NRA for gun and ammo sales.  

      He had a couple of misdemeanor firearms arrests??? And he still got security clearances and a card to open the doors to these "secure" places???

      He was dishonorably discharged and that didn't warrant  further investigation?

      He was in the military and they didn't help him, instead they kicked him out.

      I really cannot agree that the NRA has/had anything to do with these things.

      Did the NRA train him on using weapons, nope, we did.

      Explain again how SYG has anything to do with a mentally unstable man going through numerous government channels, programs and agencies whereby he was trained to kill others with weapons and ultimately used said training to do so.

      Look, I understand you're frustrated, so am I.  But getting the guns won't fix this problem, period.

      This is the problem:
      Sequester cuts $567 million from mental health for the poor

      And this:

      Woman denied food stamps kills self, shoots children

      I have hard time understanding how the NRA is responsible for these things:

      Teen Pleads Guilty to Setting Puppy on Fire

      L

      egal experts and psychologists say these people are more likely to turn into abusers, killers and serial killers.

      They say signs include bedwetting, setting fires and animal abuse.

      -cut-

      Covert says Ziegler possibly needs counseling in prison. However, state cuts have made that extremely unlikely.

      Teen Cheyenne Cherry taunts animal activists after guilty plea for killing kitten in oven

      I could add a thousands more links of the pure evil this society is creating, the NRA isn't to blame, neither is the gun.

      Why are we doing these things?
      What has changed in this nation?

      My only answer is Republicanism over the past 30 yrs. They've destroyed the very soul of our nation and now we are facing the results of their criminal behaviors.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 07:10:29 AM PDT

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      •  Correction (1+ / 0-)
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        I believe he received a "General Discharge". I also hold the Navy accountable for giving him that discharge as opposed to a Dishonorable Discharge given the reasons for his discharge.

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