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  •  Yeah better mental health talking point keeps (1+ / 0-)
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    Coming up on Facebook comments.  I'm pushing back on it, hard, as the deflection it is.  It's true, it is also not relevant to the discussion we need to be having.

    Has NRA sent anything to their members with these points or are their PR people just floating them around anonymously?

    Some twit posted a graphic asking why "God didn't protect the kids in the school" with a "reply" from "God" saying "I'm not allowed in schools."

    You can bet I didn't let that one either, both for the insult to us atheists and for the dis to the believers. Cuz, you knew, God is supposed to be omnipotent and a little thing like a Supreme Court ruling shouldn't be an issue.  

    And thirdly, I condemned the graphic for deflecting from the tragedy by dividing people over religion instead of uniting us in our grief and our need to fix things.  The person posting it hasn't defended it.

    •  I've seen the mental health angle pushed too (2+ / 0-)
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      But you can't honestly address the problem without addressing ALL of the root causes.

      Romney-Ryan: America's Rollback Team

      by Christian Dem in NC on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 02:54:24 PM PST

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      •  Yes, you can. If no guns existed in the (0+ / 0-)

        United States, unless someone is knowledgeable in making bombs, knives would not have caused this most recent horrendous tragedy massacre.

        Imagine if that mother didn't own all those weapons.  How would this have played out.

        So, yes, you can address gun sales and ownership all on its own without anything clouding same.

        But you can't honestly address the problem without addressing ALL of the root causes.
        Caveat:  I'm not saying no guns should be owned or sold in the U.S.  I'm saying weapons of mass killing should not be legal in the U.S., in addition to a whole host of laws to cause only certain responsible people to be able to buy and own guns based on the strictest of rules, including having to buy insurance.

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