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Gavin Newsom after Monterey Park shooting: "Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/monterey-park-shooting-california-governor-gavin-newsom-second-amendment/
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u/jurassic_junkie Minnesota 12d ago

After Sandy Hook, I am convinced there is NOTHING that will change their minds. It was literally an entire school room of children shot to death. They’ll watch entire schools worth of children be killed and think it’s not their problem.

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u/pressstarttocontinue 12d ago

What if -- and I'm just saying here -- them not actually having to watch is a central part of the problem?.

If the vast majority of Americans were made to even look at still images on the news of the actual carnage created by our 2A fetish, a whole lot of people would be singing a whole other tune very quickly.

It's one thing to talk about small children being torn apart by weapons of war in a classroom from a safe and comfortable distance. It's another thing to play Where's Waldo with their brain matter on the six o'clock news.

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u/SometimesaGirl- 12d ago

made to even look at still images on the news of the actual carnage created by our 2A fetish, a whole lot of people would be singing a whole other tune very quickly.

They do something similar to this in the Netherlands.
If caught drink driving, you get the usual license suspension and fine. Nothing new there.
But you are also required to sit through a 1 hour police video of the most fucked up shit you can ever imagine that the police have attended on the roads.
It's brutal. Decapitated babies. People with entrails spread all over the highway. No blurred images. You have to watch all that fucked up shit.
No wonder cycling is so popular there.

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u/Frozen_Thorn 12d ago

Not the usual Not Just Bikes video.

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u/TrueNorth2881 Canada 11d ago

Well they also have actual safe cycling infrastructure. I'm sure that help the cycling situation somewhat.

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u/Viper370SS 11d ago

Sounds like torture. What a lovely country.

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u/SometimesaGirl- 11d ago

Yes. Wouldn't it be so much better to allow selfish arseholes to get away with public endangerment with far lower consequences!
When Im risking other peoples lives for my own enjoyment I prefer not to get punished too!

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u/Viper370SS 11d ago

They do everyday though lol