Can We Prevent Mass Shootings By Preventing Suicide? | FiveThirtyEight

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Red flag laws have become the new bump stock bans which became the new large-capacity magazine ban which became the new enhanced background checks which became the new assault weapons ban. So, if you’re feeling slightly dizzy and nauseous like we’ve whirled right past this one, too, already, well, I understand. But, red flag laws might have the magic of being the best of both worlds: preventing suicides and mass shootings! This article from FiveThirtyEight.com explains it all and still manages to shoot gun reform laws in the dick!

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Open Carry, the Ultimate Gaslighting Technique

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Is an armed society a more polite society? Hell no. Of course you should worry about seeing a white man armed in a public place. Haven’t nearly every mass shooter been an armed white man in a public place? For the open carry folks to claim that we should trust them to be the good guy with the gun is the ultimate in gaslighting.

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Your Call Your MoC for the Week of Sunday 18 August: Steve King, Sister Lindsey’s Asylum Bill, SNAP, Guns, and SO MUCH MORE!

Reading Time: 5 minutes (but heavily divided by headings so you can find the information you want fast!)
If it’s Sunday, it’s time to dust off and update your list of issues to call your MoC about. If you find it as confusing as I do to keep up with the multitude of issues that pour through my social media and across my screen, then maybe this list of five super important issues will be helpful

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Anatomy of a Troll

Quick dip: 2 minute read
Shallow dive: 4 minute read
Deep dive: 6 minute read
Internet trolls pop up almost as often as racists and white supremacists do nowadays. The funny thing their trolling techniques are so much alike, it’s almost like there were some degree mill popping them out, and an agency licensing them, and a continuing education requirement. But, that would be silly, right? Well, I dissect a troll after a Twitter encounter. Come see the oozing dripping guts and other viscera! It’s educational.

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Fighting fascism could get you classified as a terrorist – but the Raccoons of the Resistance are here | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Every now and again a little silly cute humor is needed to pull the soul back from the dank darkness of our political abyss. Luckily, we have the First Dog on the Moon drawing Raccoons of the Resistance over at The Guardian to help us with that. Have a read of their comic about saving us all from fascism! It’ll do you good, especially if you read it while drinking a #MoscowMitchMule

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