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What an army vet thinks of the AR-15

tcr! · Feb 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

America, can we talk? Let’s just cut the shit for once and actually talk about what’s going on without blustering and pretending we’re actually doing a good job at adulting as a country right now. We’re not. We’re really screwing this whole society thing up, and we have to do better. We don’t have a choice. People are dying. At this rate, it’s not if your kids, or mine, are involved in a school shooting, it’s when. One of these happens every 60 hours on average in the US. If you think it can’t affect you, you’re wrong. Dead wrong. So let’s talk.

In related news: Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns

There’s no telling how many guns we have in America—and when one gets used in a crime, no way for the cops to connect it to its owner. The only place the police can turn for help is a Kafkaesque agency in West Virginia, where, thanks to the gun lobby, computers are illegal and detective work is absurdly antiquated. On purpose. Thing is, the geniuses who work there are quietly inventing ways to do the impossible.

#politics #guns

tcr! tcr! · Feb 23, 2018 at 7:11 am

Because Trump’s America really needs more guns

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday enthusiastically embraced a National Rifle Association position to arm highly trained teachers to fortify schools against mass shootings like the one last week. Mr. Trump, who said the armed teachers should receive extra pay as an incentive, promoted his idea as demands for stronger gun control intensified across the country.

“You give them a little bit of a bonus, so practically for free, you have now made the school into a hardened target,” Mr. Trump said. The president estimated that 10 percent to 40 percent of school employees would be qualified to handle a weapon — he offered no data for the claim — and said he would devote federal money to training them.

keamoose keamoose · Feb 23, 2018 at 11:56 am

I find all his talk about arming teachers disgusting on a level I can’t really even express. I don’t know what to compare it to. It’s one of those rare things that hits in a place I hadn’t yet armoured over with cynicism.

tcr! tcr! · Feb 24, 2018 at 9:03 am

I honestly believe that American politics have turned into a weird Twilight Zone production that’s not even cool or funny.

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