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Not all mass shootings are caused by people with screaming mental health issues, but the one at King Sooper in Boulder sure was. We have to recognize mental illness and know how to help our friends, relatives, and acquaintances.
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There are bills languishing in Congress RIGHT NOW! Call #MassacreMitch and remind him that we were supposed to have a conversation about gun safety legislation LAST SEPTEMBER!
I list three senate and four house bills that need support in order to move on to becoming laws. I give you the means of contacting your MoC, descriptions of the bills, links for more information, and a script to use.
Call today. Call often.
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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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Surely, I’m not the only one to think of Moscow mule when #MoscowMule started trending. Here’s a couple of ideas for drinks and what to do with them! Also, call #MassacreMitch and YOUR senator and tell them to pass the House gun legislation!
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Keep calling #MassacreMitch! Don’t trust him to keep to his word! He says he’ll let the Senate “discuss” gun legislation. Hold his feet to the fire. Let him know you’re watching. And, read the other ridiculous odious shyte he had to say along the way.
Long-time friend of Ye Olde Blogge shared this post with me in the comments of the “illusory explanation of ‘depraved evil'” post the other day. He published it way back in 2015, but it is — sadly — still relevant today.
A picture speaks a thousand words, a meme inspires a thousand thoughts. Explore the meaning of leadership and divisiveness in a time of crisis by contrasting Obama’s remarks after mass shootings and the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s.
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OMG! Has the derp been extra deep and thick since the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings! The desperation of the Repubes to use illusory explanation and the illusion of truthiness to stop us all from thinking about the causes of mass shootings has been palpable. No one has laid it on as thick or as deep as Kellyanne Conway who has her own way illusions of derpiness. Here’s all you need to know about how necessary it is for us to understand “depraved evil” and unite against hate.
America is unique in its gun violence. Could we be encouraging gun violence without even realizing? Social Learning Theory says we are teaching each other to be violent with guns.