All-purpose gun legislation thread


#5967

Oh, good.


#5968

Amazingly, a few people in the bar were survivors of the Las Vegas mass-shooting.

One of the victims survived the Las Vegas horror, but didn’t make it out of the bar. His mother:

Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, her voice and head shaking with grief and rage, said outside her family’s home, “My son was in Las Vegas with one of his friends and he came home. He didn’t come home last night. And I don’t want prayers, I don’t want thoughts, I want gun control and I hope to God nobody else sends me more prayers. I want gun control. No. More. Guns.”


#5969

I can’t believe she’s trying to politicize her own son’s death. Doesn’t she know this isn’t the time to talk about gun control?


#5970

They’re friends of a friend. It’s been rough for her.


#5971

I found out tonight my oldest daughter had dated a guy who was killed in the shooting in Thousand Oaks. She went to Cal State Northridge and worked in a restaurant chain down there. We wondered why she had been so quiet the last two days.


#5972

This is some shit.

“It’s too bad I won’t get to see all the illogical and pathetic reasons people will put in my mouth as to why I did it,” Long wrote in the first post, according to ABC. “Fact is I had no reason to do it, and I just thought… f***it, life is boring so why not?”

In the second post, Long said, “I hope people call me insane” and that “the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’… or ‘keep you in my thoughts’… every time… and wonder why these keep happening.”


#5973

I’m sorry to hear that. That must be rough for her.


#5974


https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-plan-to-pursue-most-aggressive-gun-control-legislation-in-decades-1541791440

Without the Senate or Presidency they can’t possibly pass anything, but at least they’ll motivate the shit out the GOP’s base for them. Ah well, freedom was fun while it lasted.


#5975

I know, right? Why can’t these Democrats who ran on gun reform platforms and won act more like Republicans? The last thing we want to do is upset gun nuts!


#5976

One day everything will be livestreamed, and the gunmen will stop to check chat and read donos, giving victims an opportunity to escape or fight back.

I read he used an extended magazine for his Glock, which is already illegal in California.


#5977

Kinda.


#5978

It says later he wouldn’t have been able to acquire it since he would’ve been 10 years old at the time.

So banning possession would at least reduce some quantity that exists in the state. Who knows if it would’ve been enough.


#5979

“It’s impossible not to bring it home,” said Dr. Haughey, an emergency physician and the director of St. Barnabas Hospital’s emergency medicine residency program. “I never get used to it. It’s tiresome.”

Those experiences fueled angry responses from her and other doctors in recent days to a tweet from the National Rifle Association aimed at their profession: “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.”

When Dr. Haughey saw it, she tapped out a reply on her cellphone. “I see no one from the @nra next to me in the trauma bay as I have cared for victims of gun violence for the past 25 years,” she wrote. “THAT must be MY lane. COME INTO MY LANE. Tell one mother her child is dead with me, then we can talk.”

Since the N.R.A. posted its message on Nov. 7, the heavyweight gun rights group has been flooded with more than 21,000 responses. Some replies expressed support for the group, but the bulk resembled Dr. Haughey’s remarks, and many came from those in the medical community.


#5980

The NRA going after fucking doctors is why I’ll never give them a dime.

They really need some ultra-liberal Democrats to win some elections because their manufactured enemies aren’t cutting it.


#5981

Of course, the NRA didn’t have any problems getting out of their lane by supporting abolishing Net Neutrality.


#5982

The GOP has no problem getting into your Lane when it comes to who you can marry, or what gender you are, or what drugs you call so, or what you do with your body.


#5983

We need a bill or an amendment outlawing the use of “stay in your lane” because it’s an arrogant, presumptuous, and just-plain-shitty turn of phrase.


#5984

Kind of like “stick to sports”.


#5985

#5986

Phew. I was super relieved to see that one is The Onion.