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May be an image of 3 people and text that says 'WELCOME TO AMERICA year old sexually frustrated white male has "bad day" and guns down eight innocent people in various Atlanta massage parlours. -Hispanic man visiting massage parlour with wife is assumed to be the shooter and handcuffed while wife dies inside. "He's very upset and angry about that, said his neice. "He was handcuffed for something he didn't do. think it was a racial thing. He was the only one left in handcuffs."'

US Representative Chip Roy, (R-TX), said he wasn't afraid during the invasion of the US Capitol on January 6. If they'd been BLM protesters, perhaps he would have been apprehensive for his safety, but he knew that the massively white crowd was patriotic and law-abiding, and wouldn't harm him, he said. Sounds like the Georgia cops felt the same way about this victim's husband.

Roy said this during a congressional inquiry into the Atlanta murders, during which he made other racially insensitive remarks, for which he proudly said later he'd not apologize.
I think he should just apologize for being an ignorant, oxygen-wasting POS.

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On 3/20/2021, 11:36:47, katheliz said:

May be an image of 3 people and text that says 'WELCOME TO AMERICA year old sexually frustrated white male has "bad day" and guns down eight innocent people in various Atlanta massage parlours. -Hispanic man visiting massage parlour with wife is assumed to be the shooter and handcuffed while wife dies inside. "He's very upset and angry about that, said his neice. "He was handcuffed for something he didn't do. think it was a racial thing. He was the only one left in handcuffs."'US Representative Chip Roy, (R-TX), said he wasn't afraid during the invasion of the US Capitol on January 6. If they'd been BLM protesters, perhaps he would have been apprehensive for his safety, but he knew that the massively white crowd was patriotic and law-abiding, and wouldn't harm him, he said. Sounds like the Georgia cops felt the same way about this victim's husband.

Roy said this during a congressional inquiry into the Atlanta murders, during which he made other racially insensitive remarks, for which he proudly said later he'd not apologize.
I think he should just apologize for being an ignorant, oxygen-wasting POS.

Sorry, I confused Senator Roy Johnson with Rep. Chip Roy, who continued talking about Chinese Communists during the hearing, which had nothing to do with the situation. They're both ignorant, oxygen-wasting POS. 1.jpg?token-time=1617627610&token-hash=Y
 

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12 hours ago, katheliz said:

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Look at how his legs are casually crossed in the cartoon to *almost* form a swastika... nice touch.

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Congressional Gun Nut Lauren Boebert Sent a Pro-gun Fundraising Email Hours After Colorado Shooting

 

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In her short time in politics, freshman representative Lauren Boebert has made it abundantly clear that she’s a proud gun nut. The owner of a Colorado restaurant called Shooters Grill, where the staff is encouraged to carry firearms on the job,

 

Boebert organized a 2019 rally opposing a law that allows guns to be taken from people deemed a threat; vowed to carry a gun while working on Capitol Hill; and refused to have her bag checked after setting off newly installed metal detectors following the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

 

But just in case anyone missed the numerous memos re: how she feels about deadly weapons, Boebert made her stance plain on Monday, when she blasted supporters with a pro gun email shortly after the Colorado shooting that left 10 people dead.

 

Just two hours after a gunman murdered almost a dozen people at a Boulder grocery store, Boebert’s campaign sent out a fundraising message with the subject line: “I told Beto ‘HELL NO’ to taking our guns. Now we need to tell Joe Biden.

...and this nutter is allowed to be in government??

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These people all believe that by having stricter gun controls such as more thorough background checks and a cooling off period of a week or so before actually aquiring the gun means that the government wants to come into their homes and confiscate all of their legal weapons. That is not what gun control is about but they just won't (too stupid) see it.

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Two days after 10 people were murdered at a grocery store in Colorado, a man was arrested at an Atlanta supermarket with a semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun and four handguns. The man also was wearing body armor and had a cache of ammunition, according to police.

Atlanta police identified the suspect as Rico Marley, 22, and said he'd been charged with reckless conduct.

The incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. when a witness saw Marley allegedly enter the Publix grocery store's bathroom with a cache of weaponry. The individual called police and the suspect was arrested when he left the bathroom, law enforcement said.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Wulfrun said:

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Without exception, none of my acquaintances who are pro-gun knew about the first half of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  They were all familiar with the second half.  For those who don't know, here is the full text of the Second Amendment:

 

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

 

That's it.  Not too long.  Fairly easy to remember.  Apparently very easy to selectively ignore.

 

We cannot ask the authors of the Bill of Rights what they were thinking when they agreed on the final version of the Second Amendment because they are too busy being dead.  However, historical documents and transcripts taken during the discussions indicate the founding fathers did not have an appetite to pay for a standing army following the costly war of independence.  It is reasonable to assume they expected the recently liberated colonists would again raise a militia if needed to defend their new republic.

 

At the time, there was little difference, if any, between the hunting rifle used by any farmer and the weapon of choice for any army.  Barring unknown external advances in weaponry or tactics, any invading force would again be met with a matching force as the colonists readied their trusty hunting rifles.

 

The need for a "well regulated Milita" no longer exists in the U.S. since there has been an organized standing United States Army since 1796.  While the U.S. Army's roots go back to the Continental Army of 1775, it's current form started in 1796.  Apparently, the attempts of the British army to confiscate weapons at the beginning of the Revolutionary War left a lingering bad taste in everyone's mouth, so the Second Amendment remained as written.  I would never describe the rabble I see in the news, and have seen in person, as a well regulated militia.

 

As Fraufruit observed, all of my pro-gun acquaintances equate gun control with gun confiscation.  One of the more vocal opponents told me the Government has no right to confiscate his hunting rifles.  I asked him when he last went elk hunting in Michigan with an AR-15 and a dozen 30-round magazines of armor-piercing ammo.  Blank stare and faint sound of crickets while he furtively looked around to find an answer.  I told him no one is suggesting he turn in his prized hunting rifles.  When I told him Germany and the UK have strict gun laws, but do not prohibit gun ownership, hunting, or recreational shooting, he had no defense other than to quote the last half of the Second Amendment.  He later told me all of his hunting rifles were large caliber bolt action models in calibers from .270 to .308, since the .223 (5.56mm) round was rubbish for big game.

 

I don't have a solution for this, but would not shed a tear if all of the assault-style weapons were permanently banned.  I also don't know what the threshold of innocent people being killed is before the public tide in the U.S. will shift from a blind grip on the Second Amendment to acceptance that change is needed.  Apparently the body counts at schools, shopping centers, night clubs, and other public gatherings in the U.S. are not enough.  Yet.

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Am I the only one who finds it kind of strange that in Georgia I can buy an AR15 legally but if I give water to someone waiting in line to vote I could face charges.

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4 hours ago, Keleth said:

Am I the only one who finds it kind of strange that in Georgia I can buy an AR15 legally but if I give water to someone waiting in line to vote I could face charges.

I sort of get it, maybe it would be just some free water but the danger is it could become a bottle of whiskey or a voucher for a nice meal in a restaurant etc. etc. and don't forget who gave it to you when you vote! Having said that the situation in Georgia, to my mind, highlights the need for a Federal control of voting rules and registration.

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Giving drinks and snacks in the voting lines when the wait is so long is bipartisan. The good Samaritans don't ask who you are voting for before giving you something and it is illegal to elicit votes within a certain parameter of the voting places.

 

The 2020 election went smoothly and everyone who wanted to vote did. I don't see where anything much needs changing.   

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4 hours ago, keith2011 said:

I sort of get it, maybe it would be just some free water but the danger is it could become a bottle of whiskey or a voucher for a nice meal in a restaurant etc. etc. and don't forget who gave it to you when you vote! Having said that the situation in Georgia, to my mind, highlights the need for a Federal control of voting rules and registration.

I think there might be rules about drinking whisky in the street in that part of the world!😂

But I’m not sure.

( A similar rule in Colorado about buying alcohol and consuming in the street - in my case , a bottle of beer - disrupted my 21st birthday)😂😩

 

PS: later in life, I watched Rambo and understood him!!!

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Only in America.....again

 

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A man fired a handgun into a crowd of people outside a Philadelphia bar, injuring seven people, four of them critically, police said. The suspect was being sought Saturday.

The shooting Friday evening followed an altercation inside the Golf & Social sports bar, television news stations reported. Surveillance video showed the gunman firing into the crowd gathered on the side of busy Delaware Avenue north of downtown, across from a casino.

Police arrived in the area to find two victims in a convenience store and two more in the bar, authorities said. Three others went to a hospital in a private vehicle.

 

Police found 21 casings and several projectiles along the block.

Surveillance video showed several people around an SUV and a white sedan in the Rivers Casino Philadelphia parking lot across the avenue, authorities said. They left in a gray sedan.

Police said they later found two handguns in the SUV, and they said the white sedan had been reported stolen.

Critically wounded were three men, ages 42, 23 and 21, and an 18-year-old, police said. A 21-year-old man and two 17-year-olds were listed as stable.

There were no arrests as of Saturday, police said, despite earlier reports that someone was in custody.

A man who answered the phone at the bar declined to comment, saying he couldn’t give clear information because the shooting had happened outside the venue.

The shooting happened the same evening as two boys riding a dirt bike in a different neighborhood of Philadelphia were hit by gunfire that killed one of them. A suspect is also being sought in that shooting, and police said they don't believe the crimes are related.

 

 

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6 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Giving drinks and snacks in the voting lines when the wait is so long is bipartisan. The good Samaritans don't ask who you are voting for before giving you something and it is illegal to elicit votes within a certain parameter of the voting places.

 

The 2020 election went smoothly and everyone who wanted to vote did. I don't see where anything much needs changing.   

 

There are GOP-held state legislatures that disagree, and they're actively making it more difficult to vote in future elections, and in one instance going overtly racist by restricting Sunday voting, which specifically targets Black voters, who have a long history of being bussed to the polls after church service. What a disgrace. 

 

 

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