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    Now is not the time to talk about how a man that was arrested in 2004 for shooting the tires out of someone's vehicle in a self-described 'anger fueled blackout' probably shouldn't have had access to innocent firearms. We should keep our mouths shut about his subsequent run-in with the law in 2010 for discharging his gun within the Fort Worth city limits and how this, coupled with his previous arrest, might have been the kind of red flag that should have kept him from owning a fluffy AR-15 kitten of freedom. He was just cleaning it, after all. The fact that he was given a general discharge from the Navy in 2011 for misconduct issues is not why he chose the Navy Yard as a target. It was only because it was a 'gun-free zone'. His general discharge and two previous gun-related incidents should not have infringed his ability to resist tyranny. The only fact that matters in this case is that he was black and that he played video games.  

    So before any of us gun-grabbing libtards go having knee-jerk, emotional reactions to the deaths of 12 people, please take time to consider Wayne LaPierre's bank account. Just imagine the communist dystopia that we'd live under with better laws and background checks that don't prevent law-abiding citizens from buying guns. Legislation that could have made these totally harmless tools more difficult or impossible for the shooter to obtain. He would have just used a baseball bat. Or a hammer. Or a car. Or a spoon. LaPierre's net worth would have dropped by a few pennies at the missed sales and there would have been even worse carnage dealt by these far more lethal weapons.

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