The narrative in the news has changed at least three times now, I think at one point it was two people who intervened, one with their own rifle and another who grabbed the guy’s gun. Why it’s best to wait a few days so the BS can get filtered out. Not sure what the official report is now.
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Except if the policy in place was implemented properly, meaning if there wasn't someone in the government who ****ed up at doing their job, the background check would've actually turned up bad shit on this guy and he wouldn't have been able to purchase the gun.
“I am Darth Umbravon, and I am the darkness, I am the Shadow of the Sith!”
That might have prevented him from buying the gun that he bought. I just tend to think that the kind of psycho that is going to shoot up a bunch of random people would just get a gun on the black market if they had to.
Also, it seems likely that there are probably other mass shooters out there who wouldn't necessarily fail said background test. I'm not saying that I wouldn't support such a measure, btw. I just think that these shootings will likely continue regardless.
A lot of this comes down to things outside the governments control. Or maybe the ability to handle.
If budget's are short, the most vulnerable are the first to suffer. Homeless shelters close, benefits dry up, public works are stalled..
All comes down to money.
And on jobs, it's worse. Companies are cash cows for investors at best, ponzi schemes at worst, and the "human resources" don't factor into it. If a company can be run with 100% automated labor, that's what will happen.
It all comes down to money.
The gentrification that displaces the poor makes other people less poor. Or even wealthy. That's why it happens.. The governnent can't really prevent it from happening. A bunch of trust fund babies or ultra privileged kids with deep pockets decide to buy into a new strip with a Whole Foods, several micro brews some clubs, some excitement, and a lot of job prospects for the well educated, what can you do about it? Force them out, or else?
Nothing to be done.
The only way things will change, is if the poor learn to become Carl Ichons and get some backing, or if a bunch of rich altruists pool their resources, become very active in politics, set up jobs that look at human beings as more then a means to personal wealth, and basically do their level best to live for people other then their friends, family, and lifestyle.
Good luck with that. Even supposedy "liberal" university professors openly admit their pensions rank higher on their concerns then any social issue, to their shame.
Well, Kbro before I begin my response I have a question for you how much do you know about the constitution? We know any handgun ban is unconstitutional based on the Georgia ruling of 1837. Georgia passes a law banning handguns. The law is ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court and is thrown out.
George Washington and Noah Webster made this very clear on their thoughts on this subject made this very clear:
"Well-regulated" did not mean the same thing in 1789. The Oxford dictionary from this time period makes this abundantly clear.
1812: "The equation of time ... is the adjustment of the difference of time as shown by a well-regulated clock and a true sun dial."
1848: "A remissness for which I am sure every well-regulated person will blame the Mayor."
1862: "It appeared to her well-regulated mind, like a clandestine proceeding."
1894: "The newspaper, a never wanting adjunct to every well-regulated American embryo city."
The wording well-regulated means in common order. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Most constitutional scholars agree on this point. It was the growth of the administrated state which coined this term to mean proper legislation. Here is a podcast which extrapolates upon this further:
-> Finish school integration which improved he scores of both black and white students. America fcked up big time with segregation and never finished up cleaning up the mess.
-> Invest in education in underperforming schools
-> Implement rent Stabilized Housing
-> Allow people to stoop on abandoned lots
-> Raise the minimum wage, There's no reason someone working full time should be unable to afford rent
-> Making Voting free and make Voter ID's easily accessible to everyone
-> Make sure there are enough voting booths
-> Make election day a national holiday(duh)
-> Fix this BS, "Voting is a privilege not a right" nonsense
-> Popular Vote(eventually, long term)
-> Allow ex-convicts to vote everywhere
-> Don't arrest people for sh!t like weed
-> Don't let minor crimes get on permanent records
-> Ban privately run prisons
-> Focus prison on rehabilitation rather than punishment. A reason why we waste so much money with the criminal justice system is criminals keep getting back
-> Create programs which help ex-convicts get back into society
-> Eliminate the bail system which allows the law to discriminate based on finances
-> Encourage Neiborhood redevelopment with grassroot programs rather than the work of corporations
-> Don't just dump homeless shelters and dumps onto already struggling communities like the Bronx (they have the largest amount of landfills despite being relatively small). Spread these fairly around so that you don't keep devaluing already struggling communities
-> Do away with partisan gerrymandering which regularly reduces the power of the under represented
-> Disallow superpacs which ensure Cooporations get a disproportionate voice in the government
-> Address lobbying
-> Hold banks accountable, make sure they don't get special legal protection normal people don't
There's plenty of sh!t we can do.
Last edited by Rockydonovang on Nov 20th, 2017 at 10:36 PM