Massacre at the Borderline Bar

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Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture
Massacre at the Borderline Bar

13 people dead, reasons as yet not fully known.  Their deaths should be mourned by all, are mourned by all here as far as I can see, and are mourned as deeply as the victims of any other mass killing anywhere.

The greatest tragedy in this mass killing is that one of the victims survived the Las Vegas massacre, only to die in this one.

We need to do something about guns.  We need to do something, as well, about whatever the hell has gone wrong in the minds of a hell of a lot of people.

 

Unionist

My heart sank when I saw this news.

Sadly, no one in the U.S. gives a damn about mass shootings. Not a real damn. A real damn means doing something about the problem.

Remember the massive student movement that woke up after Parkland (though not after Sandy Hook) that was going to elect gun-control candidates? Nothing to see here, move along.

And no, there's nothing wrong with people's minds. The U.S. is a toxic society where its armed agents at home murder minorities, the poor, protestors, anyone, with impunity. And its armed agents abroad have the blood of millions on their hands - millions whose crime is getting in the way of imperial ambitions. Until these two problems are addressed, why would citizens act differently from their figures of authority?

In the meantime, we should work on eliminating firearms from our urban areas, and all handguns period, in Canada. At least we have some hope of getting there. There's nothing we can do to help those who won't help themselves.

quizzical

Unionist wrote:

My heart sank when I saw this news.

Sadly, no one in the U.S. gives a damn about mass shootings. Not a real damn. A real damn means doing something about the problem.

Remember the massive student movement that woke up after Parkland (though not after Sandy Hook) that was going to elect gun-control candidates? Nothing to see here, move along. 

being fair i read that 27 NRA backed candidates lost. the most ever since they started backing candidates.

the mother of a guy who died made the best statement "I don't want anymore prayers. Keep your prayers I want gun control"

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

quizzical wrote:

Unionist wrote:

My heart sank when I saw this news.

Sadly, no one in the U.S. gives a damn about mass shootings. Not a real damn. A real damn means doing something about the problem.

Remember the massive student movement that woke up after Parkland (though not after Sandy Hook) that was going to elect gun-control candidates? Nothing to see here, move along. 

being fair i read that 27 NRA backed candidates lost. the most ever since they started backing candidates.

the mother of a guy who died made the best statement "I don't want anymore prayers. Keep your prayers I want gun control"

Fair enough.  I said we need gun control in the opening post.  

lagatta4

It should be pointed out that Ken started this thread about the mass murder first; I saw the other because it was at the top of the page and had no reason to think there was an earlier one farther down.

Is there any way these threads can be folded in together? Usually babble uses the first thread to appear on a topic.

WWWTT

If you look at the dates of when the threads were started lagatta4, you will clearly see I started the thread 1 day earlier. 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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the mother of a guy who died made the best statement "I don't want anymore prayers. Keep your prayers I want gun control"

Compromise:  pray for gun control.