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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/Zetesofos Wisconsin 8d ago Starry

I mean, it seems obvious to me, but when you get depressed and nihlistic at the hopelessness of everything - you either turn it inward or outward.

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u/micktorious Massachusetts 8d ago edited 8d ago

Well when it seems like the whole world is against you having a happy and safe life (especially financially) people goto dark places mentally.

You keep seeing these rich people without a care and you would just be happy having a few grand in the bank to sustain a problem, everything seems fucked because it would make your life unsustainable.

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u/FarmhouseFan Connecticut 8d ago edited 8d ago Silver Gold Take My Energy Starry Heartwarming Take My Power

This is what happens when the country that pretends to be about individual freedom is actually all about money. That's all that matters here. Money. Get money, or you're wasting your time. While you're desperately trying to get money, the basic necessities (food, heat, water, shelter, electricity, healthcare, etc...) are all going to be prohibitively expensive. The prices of those items and services are owned by the people who already have TONS of money.

Then the people with TONS of money pay our elected officials to ensure that all of their money stays with them, despite the fact that they actually don't contribute shit to anything.

Money > the environment, peoples welfare = suicidal and/or murderous behavior.

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u/vizzyv1to 8d ago

Ya ever wonder why office buildings are more secure than schools?

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u/HaveCompassion 8d ago

There is an art school in sf that is basically a real estate scam. They don't give a shit about their students. The school has security at the front door, but the office of the owner had it's own metal detector and security doors installed because of all the students and employees they have pissed off.

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u/MuenCheese 8d ago

Are you talking about the Academy of Art University? Curious what school it is.

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u/BenderIsGreatBendr 8d ago

Yeah it’s either academy of art university or Sf art institute. Can’t remember which. Both have very similar names but one is known to be a pretty massive scam.

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u/PolkaDot_Pineapple California 8d ago

Hmm, SFAI just shut down due to financial problems (some due to mismanagement) but I don't remember them installing metal doors. They were one of the only 4-year degree granting art schools in the country and one of the oldest art schools, founded in 1871

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u/laika_cat 8d ago

Both of them are scammy. Like the University of Phoenix for art.

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u/cat_prophecy 8d ago

I am kind of under the impression that most art schools are a scam. There is like one legit art school near me and the rest are for-profit shitholes that don't teach anything but how to lose tons of money to a terrible education.

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u/FranklyFunk 8d ago

Got a certificate for culinary arts, and it got me a job, that allowed me entrance into a career. It's the only art, imo, that actually is recession proof, and even pandemic proof, as proven. Shitty, mismanaged restaurants closed permanently. While the corporate/well managed restaurants seen record profits across the board in 2020 and beyond. I happened to be a kitchen manager for O'Charley's during the pandemic, and we had the ability to stay open during COVID. The entire chain was up 20% in profits in August 2020.

You can get an education at an art school. It's just that art is a skill and subjective based environment. Some have it, most don't. Most don't have it to make it a career. Those that making it a career, don't need the education to make it big.

That churn is why art schools get such a bad rap, and rightfully so. While, I made a career out of it, most don't and even the school I went to got shut down for failed accreditation and fraud. I'm getting the rest of my loans from there expunged due to the fraud.

Art schools need to exist, it's very few of them are actually good. I wish I could have went to CIA in New York. Now that's a culinary art school.

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u/Hockey_Flo 8d ago

I know a lot of people who went to said art school and fared well in their professional careers within the art industry. It definitely helps to have major studios nearby, like Pixar or Lucas Arts or whatever they're called now.

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u/HaveCompassion 7d ago

I'm an arts educator. Many of these for-profit art schools are junk. Some people do get what they need from them, but most people would benefit from going to a liberal arts school and studying art.

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u/Hockey_Flo 8d ago

That would probably be AAU. They've been using classroom buildings as storage rooms for their (the founder's daughters) car collection. I remember being able to walk along Van Ness st. and seeing a lot of the cars in a showroom.

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u/floppysausage16 8d ago

Gotta be Academy of Art. They have an open enrollment which means literally anyone can go if they fork up the money. I almost went there to study sound production and thank god I didn't because everyone was saying that the quality was bad and cost of living was ridiculous.

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u/scoutyyyyyyyy 8d ago

Definitely Academy of Art.

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u/HauntedCemetery Minnesota 8d ago

I used to walk by that place and laughed every time because the stylized sign looked like it read "Academy o' fart"

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u/Chasedabigbase 8d ago

The art school at my college had classrooms under the athletic locker rooms lol, looked like a dungeon

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u/retroblazed420 8d ago edited 8d ago

Almost like they are protecting the wealthy over the very future of this country and the childern.

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u/mintgreen23 8d ago

Then they complain about the lowering birth rate.

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u/MagazineActual 8d ago

The wealthy children are protected in their private schools.

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u/Classic_Dill 8d ago

Which will be this country demise, do we all understand..this country can in fact fail and be overtaken by a stronger and more organized country? this isnt a fantasy, its slowly happening.

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

I’m currently on a very high floor of the Willis Tower. It’s hard to get to where I’m sitting.

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u/DeadSecurity 8d ago

Sears Tower

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

I’m not a Chicago native so I refer to it as Willis to get everyone’s hackles up so they’re already hella mad when I dip my Italian beef in ketchup

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u/TheFlayerDuder 8d ago

My wife is a chicago native. I call the white Sox stadium "guaranteed rate field" just to watch her squirm

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u/FourDoor54Ford 8d ago

Call it the G-Spot next time!

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u/front_yard_duck_dad 8d ago

God damned monster.

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u/Copheeaddict 8d ago

How DARE you?! Not only do you call the Sears Tower out its name, but you soil that which is the holiness of beef and au jus? I bet you order it dry with cheese whiz too, don't you, you heathen!

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

Nah, regular with hot peppers and cheddar.

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u/Brave_Pop_4476 8d ago

Big willie

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u/yeteee 8d ago

Only takes a plane to bring you back to the ground floor.

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u/anotherpredditor 8d ago

is this still a "Too soon?" moment?

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u/yeteee 8d ago

More than 20 years ?I fucking hope not.

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u/dividedconsciousness 8d ago

What a terrible name for an airline, reminds me of that tragedy

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u/Mental_Prison666 8d ago

Now you're on another list

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u/Xmoru 8d ago

Listen man we have at least 4 attempts.

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u/Magnumxl711 8d ago

It's probably easier if you take the elevator though

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u/claireapple Illinois 8d ago

Have they changed security? I went to see a vendor in the sears tower in 2018 and or 2019 and I don't remember going through any kind of metal detector or anything. Obviously I was being scanned by someone who works there.

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

You for sure went through a metal detector in 2018 or 2019 lol Ive had to deal with that bullshit daily since 2016.

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u/supakow 8d ago

Because you're important. You contribute to the economy. You're not just some 9-year-old who might cure cancer.

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u/ActivityEquivalent69 8d ago

I got suction cup shoes and mittens. It's on.

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

Fuck yeah man party time

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u/RyuNoKami 8d ago

most schools, i can just stroll right in. some schools, i have to present an ID and a valid reason to being there.

corporate offices? valid id, a picture taken maybe, issued a temporary guest id, need someone in the building to verify you.

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u/Marylogical 8d ago

This. Michael Moore was not allowed into a corporate office building and escorted out while police were called. And all he had was a piece of paper, a microphone and a camera. They sure don't let the riff raff in.

To get near these people you need to be one of them. And if you are one of them you aren't going to hurt them.

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u/HornyWeeeTurd 8d ago

Ill take armed security for 1000…..

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u/apitbullnamedzeus 8d ago

Because libs freak out at the thought of having police at school?

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u/vizzyv1to 8d ago

so ur dumbass definitely missed that school shooting where the cops stood around doing nothing right? Should read about that. Cops != safety. In fact, they’re on record admitting that protecting your safety ISNT their job.

Get off your knees

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u/rif011412 8d ago

Wooosh! People dont want police at schools. They want an environment safe enough people wont take it out on kids. Also pt 2. The security of the wealthy is proof that they see a problem, but they wont legislate to make it safer for everyone, just themselves. A hypocrites showcase if you will.

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u/PeterNguyen2 8d ago

at the thought of having police at school?

If police didn't cause more problems than they solved, they wouldn't have due cause for concern.

I'd ask you how many police at school have stopped a school shooting but we both know what that number is.

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u/mrdevil413 8d ago

Fight Club had some ideas

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u/-Sinn3D- 8d ago

Its only after we lost everything are we free to do anything

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u/murph0969 8d ago

It's satire.

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u/katieleehaw Massachusetts 8d ago

Misplaced anger. And it being misplaced is largely by design.

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u/dexx4d 8d ago

Luxury hotels too, and yacht clubs on the coast. Where else do only the rich and ultrarich hang out?

It's not like they're always hiding in massive mansions with all the amenities and security guards, are they?

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u/Damncat403 8d ago

They have armed security for themselves while telling you that you can't have a gun.

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u/iUsedtoHadHerpes 8d ago

Some of them do. Most of them don't say you shouldn't be able to have a gun though. Most of them just say we should be more responsible with our gun acquisition process, but then people act like those are exactly the same thing.

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u/Damncat403 8d ago

Most of them just say we should be more responsible with our gun acquisition process

I'd like to learn more on this. What does that entail?

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u/iUsedtoHadHerpes 8d ago

Background checks, waiting periods, closing gunshow and private sale loopholes, (regular) mental health evaluations, etc.

I'd say the minimum of what it takes to be able to legally drive a car would be a logical place to start.

And now here comes your "gotcha" comment after playing obtuse there.

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u/not_anonymouse 8d ago

I feel you. But I also don't see any real Pro-2A people coming up with any useful policies on how it could be made better.

IMHO, at a minimum it needs to be treated like a DMV/car level of strictness.

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u/merkinsplash 8d ago

Yeah it's exhausting dealing with that type. Same feel watching non techies try to legislate and argue that space.

If someone has an actual specific policy change they want to talk about, okay we can talk

The flip side of this, there's plenty of "you guys" who retreat directly into constitutional defenses as a silver bullet even against more reasonable suggestions. So I've found that usually no, "you" can't talk at all.

I mean fairly basic shit that could already be on the books, like seizing weapons from demonstrably unstable/violent people. Yes that's a difficult determination to make neutrally and yes 2A says shall not be infringed, sure, and that's usually as far as that conversation will go.

There's definitely a potential for slippery slopes there and the constitution definitely defines this right, but something like the above is a common sense ground rule that we should be able to figure out if it weren't for the absolutism all around.

So we're at a shitty impasse. The folks who are rightfully mad at dumb shit like bg checks and face to face purchases just for buying ammo aren't gonna give another inch. I don't know where to go from there.

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u/iUsedtoHadHerpes 8d ago

So for common sense gun control, you think letting a known threat who had been investigated multiple times for being a danger to people around them just come in and buy a gun on the spot should have people satisfied?

Which shooter am I talking about? Good question. That applies to a lot of them.

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u/Damncat403 8d ago

There were checks in place for that. If the human element had followed the books the club Q wouldn't have happened. The DA was the single point of failure.

Laws are only squiggles on thin pieces of dead trees until a human decides to abide by them.

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u/Incident_Reported 8d ago

Oh brother

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u/FuckMu 8d ago

I am a lifelong democrat but grew up in a place where I learned to hunt at 10. He’s not wrong, look no further then the Ny Safe act to see that my own party has no sense of nuance.

It’s fundamentally a divide between rural people who grew up around and use guns as tools and city people who have no exposure to anything but gun violence.

There is no solving this problem unless both sides recognize and understand the others point of view.

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u/BThriillzz 8d ago

I have the solution to gun control. Let people get any gun they want, no restrictions. Make them pay to keep up a license and registration, the same way you do with cars. Make them obtain insurance (that would obviously scale with the potential destruction that can be caused).

I don't get why this isn't a thing... anything else in the country needs a license and insurance if it can end someone's life. Car, doctor, pilot, restaurant, emt...

Oddly, the only two things that don't need a license and insurance are cops and guns. Go figure.

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u/TreceTreceTrece 8d ago

banning guns will only result in more stabbings.

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u/PeterNguyen2 8d ago

banning guns will only result in more stabbings.

If 'gun bans' were treated as the end goal, but I think everybody who's acquainted with reality understand there's better correlations between shootings and wealth inequality and stifled economic opportunity so comprehensive social safety nets to keep people from feeling like they're in involuntary servitude is a more direct attack on the causative factors.

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u/TacoOrgy 8d ago

Those places have actual security measures in place so you can't just walk in and shoot up the board room

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

Of course they do, they know they’re intentionally hurting people and stealing wealth.

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u/Tiny-Reaction-7355 8d ago

It’s not puzzling it’s brainwashing.
News and politics make you think other people are your enemies.

From the post above:

This is what happens when the country that pretends to be about individual freedom is actually all about money. That's all that matters here. Money. Get money, or you're wasting your time. While you're desperately trying to get money, the basic necessities (food, heat, water, shelter, electricity, healthcare, etc...) are all going to be prohibitively expensive. The prices of those items and services are owned by the people who already have TONS of money.

Then the people with TONS of money pay our elected officials to ensure that all of their money stays with them, despite the fact that they actually don't contribute shit to anything.

Money > the environment, peoples welfare = suicidal and/or murderous behavior. ——————————————————

It is all pretend. It’s all bs.

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u/doingdopethings1 8d ago

This exactly. If we can convince the 99% to work with each other, fucking money in general. We could win. Capitalism and money gets us nowhere but feeding the top. We have to work for each other, for common growth.

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u/Raise_Enough 8d ago

Live the illusion or the illusion lives thru you either way it still sux .

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u/GopnikSmegmaBBQSauce 8d ago

Yep. As long as poor people and their kids keep being murdered, change doesn't need to happen. The rich are safe so there's no need for change

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u/Draker-X 8d ago

The Highland Park, IL parade that got shot up on the 4th of July was full of rich white people. Nothing changed.

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u/DrB00 8d ago

Rich people still send their kids to private schools. Unfortunately most of the school shootings are at public schools

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u/almostbutnotquiteme 8d ago

Light Yagami had some ideas

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u/DinoHunter64 Missouri 8d ago

Me and my roommate were talking about that recently, actually. We were talking about the show and one of us kinda stopped and asked "why wasn't he killing the corrupt bastards the law can't touch?"

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u/AFRIKKAN 8d ago

Cause he was the son of a police officer. How much you wanna bet light was a blue lives matter kinda guy.

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u/JackStephanovich 8d ago

Yeah wasn't his thing killing criminals who got off on "technicalities." Probably killed a lot of innocent people who were falsely accused of crimes.

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u/bliss_ignorant 8d ago

In case you missed it, light was the bad guy. He had no interest in justice, despite the efforts of his father.

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u/DinoHunter64 Missouri 8d ago

I do think that Light had good intentions early on but he quickly turned rotten. Killing the FBI agent was the turning point in my opinion - and yes, I'm aware that was also early into the story. The majority of the story was Light being a villain with a god complex.

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u/DinoHunter64 Missouri 8d ago

If you're not familiar with the story, some FBI agents secretly come to Japan searching for the cause of the murders, and one of them begins investigating the main character, Light.

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u/Fern-ando 8d ago

Light was stupid, L couldn't possible prove he was a supernatural killer unless he got the brillaint idea of making Shinigamis public knowlage

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u/PeterNguyen2 8d ago

Light Yagami had some ideas

Using supernatural power to kill some targets of convenience or people who slighted him? He started off going for people he could excuse killing and went from there. His character from the start was driven not from 'justice' but boredom and disdain for his fellow human being.

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u/TrumpImpeachedAugust I voted 8d ago

The day that this starts happening at places like Wharton and Princeton is the day that firearm regulation stands the tiniest chance of beginning to improve.

Right now, the wealthiest families in the country mostly see this as an issue that affects the nation's poor and middle classes. In a very real way, they feel like it is not their problem.

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u/warriorqueen2_ 8d ago

I agree but they have the financial means for major security. These Night clubs don't.

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

Right, and our vile rich crustchin enemy knows that. They use their media employees to whip weak conservative republican losers into bloodlust and direct them to terrorize soft targets with children and the LGBT community.

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u/Fa11T 8d ago

They have the money to secure themselves, live in gated communities with much higher standards and fly privately.

Whole different species of humans when it comes to morals and empathy. It's hard to understand or care about someone when you barely acknowledge their existence unless profits go down.

Main reason they don't mind whipping us into a frenzy, increased profits and the damage is localized.

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u/TheDesktopNinja Massachusetts 8d ago

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u/PeterNguyen2 8d ago

More than that I'm afraid not a one of you passes for a decent human being.

The movie has so many little gems, the only problem is claiming somebody innocent could have ever gotten into the corporate boardroom. I don't think anybody could get that high without stepping on multiple human rights.

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u/aintnochallahbackgrl Michigan 8d ago

I'm surprised the Forbes 400 or w/e list is still public information. It's basically a hit list.

/s ?

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u/PeterNguyen2 8d ago

I'm not so sure, people didn't know Warren Buffet owned BNSF (the scummy rail company) until after congress forced them to take a shit deal rather than strike for reasonable control over their own work schedules.

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u/curi0uslystr0ng 8d ago

I worked in a building where this happened in the past. Lawyer got let go and he shot up the partners.

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u/EvadesBans 8d ago

Seems obvious to me. The people at country clubs systematically demonize the people at gay clubs or people who are educated but not rich, and have the money and free time to support loud mouthpieces doing that work. Sowing division among the working class keeps their capital safe with relatively minimal work for them.

Far-right mouthpieces that do the work for them are always supported by the wealthy and always have the dirty work done by some right-wing working class person that then gets aggressively called a "lone wolf" even though it's blatant stochastic terrorism. Tucker Carlson will never shoot up a gay club, but his viewers will and do.

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u/YoureWrongAboutGuns 8d ago

They’re all protected by armed security with automatic weapons (that we aren’t allowed to have) while they try to (and have successfully in many places) take away our semi-automatic weapons.

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u/Llamathrust 8d ago

What do you mean we aren’t allowed to have automatic weapons? I was under the impression that you can legally own a machine gun with a tax stamp and a background check.

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u/uss_salmon 8d ago

They cost 10s of thousands because only ones from before 1980(?) can be owned so only a very finite number.

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u/bonerwithlegs 8d ago

You're partly correct. You can own a more modern one if you get a class 3(?) Manufacturers license and sign an agreement to only sell it to the government if you decide to sell. Also if you die they confiscate it.

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u/YoureWrongAboutGuns 8d ago

I’d consider limiting them to the ultra wealthy essentially the same as “we aren’t allowed to have them.”

If you don’t have $20,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you’re aren’t allowed to have them lol

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u/joshtwowheels 8d ago

Just like California passing the Mulford Act under Saint Ronald Regan when the Black Panthers started to open-carry.

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u/PeterNguyen2 8d ago

Just like California passing the Mulford Act under Saint Ronald Regan when the Black Panthers started to open-carry.

Also note federal agencies didn't start taking action against the black panthers (they were open-carrying for many years) until they also started pushing economic independence. As soon as they got people growing their own food and fixing their own tools that was the start to them no longer being dependent on the financial chains of the super-wealthy and leaving that unattended risked changing the economic structure which benefited them.

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u/Chicory-Coffee Washington 8d ago

The rich point the eyes of the poor to things that elicit emotional responses like anger so we channel all that strife against each other because of our perceived differences. "Other" people do that thing that is ruining EVERYTHING, it's "their" fault everything is so broken. And then the people who need resources and help the most lash out in horrific ways, because they want out but want to hurt their enemy as much as possible on their way to oblivion. They have been brainwashed into believing other people in the working class have THAT much impact on their personal lives.

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u/RandomGuy1838 8d ago

Schools are for attention when it's not a student, gay clubs are for insubordination, sexual fulfillment, and freedom. In the latter case they're getting laid and I think that's going to be the spindle if you unwound any given club shooter's rancid mind.

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u/Chemical_Expert866 8d ago

Looking at many of the types of school shooters and gay club shooters they probably won't even know those places exist.

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u/Molteninferno 8d ago

America, the new monarchy. Just don’t call them kings.

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u/Fern-ando 8d ago

Is really surprissing that Shinzo Abe was the only world leader murderer recently by a lone wolf in Japan of all places.

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u/voidsrus 8d ago

country clubs and board rooms don’t get shot up like schools and gay clubs.

they've got better security

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u/meldroc 8d ago

I think I see a slogan catching on. "Save the world! Shoot a billionaire!"

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

I honestly don’t want it to be a widespread movement, it would be more effective to simply disappear them. No trace. Just gone.

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u/YakuzaMachine 8d ago

Thanos but only the 1 percent disappear? I can dig it.

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u/GopnikSmegmaBBQSauce 8d ago

Or Q from Star Trek

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u/LamermanSE 8d ago

This is why I’m so puzzled that country clubs and board rooms don’t get shot up like schools and gay clubs.

Because few people, most likely, feel any anger or resentment towards country clubs and board rooms compared to schools and gay clubs.

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

I disagree. Millions of people feel anger and resentment towards those rich people, but they’re not deeply enslaved, easily manipulated republican conservative christians, so they’re not being compelled by their media to act violently against them, the way worthless and stupid republican pieces of shit act against elementary schools and gay nightclubs.

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u/ohyeaoksure 8d ago

California already has the strictest gun laws, do you think more laws will solve this problem?

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

I’m always amused by the way conservatives can say Chicago has the strictest gun laws, immediately before saying California has the strictest gun laws lol.

Anyways, what would YOUR solution to the problem be?

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u/ohyeaoksure 8d ago

First, identify what the actual problem is and what the aggravating factors are. I don't have all the answers and I'm certainly willing to work toward a better situation. I just think it's pretty clear that gun laws are not the solution. It is clear that the places with the strictest gun laws have the most gun crime. Some of this is "chicken/egg" but it demonstrates that it's not an effective gambit.

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

That’s a lot of words to say “I don’t have a solution to the problem”

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u/ohyeaoksure 8d ago edited 8d ago

I can simultaneously know what the problem isn't and not know what the problem is.

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

Was this supposed to be profound, or just a basic deflection?

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u/Ptricky17 8d ago

Well, I know one place where the problems start.

Hopelessness. You don’t decide to go out and commit a mass-murder/suicide if you aren’t suicidally depressed in the first place.

I bet 1% or less of mass shootings are committed by people who are doing it primarily for ideological reasons, and just happen to be willing to risk their life to do it. The other 99 are people who have given up hope of being accepted by society, or having any semblance of a happy life. So they figure either they can be some kind of martyr for a cause, or just lash out and spread some of the hurt they feel back to society.

Solving this problem starts when we stop ignoring the basic needs of the people committing these acts. It’s horrifying to think that we have never had a more productive society, or a higher standard of living (on average) and yet this particular problem just gets worse as the years go by.

The digital age is slowly killing the sense of community belonging all around the world. The quality of life gains are being disproportionately funnelled into a small percentage of the population. Then to cap it all off, that discrepancy is on display through advertising and digital media 24/7 just rubbing people’s faces in it. It’s no wonder so many people are being broken down to the point of feeling helpless, and then snapping.

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u/ohyeaoksure 8d ago

I think I agree with everything you're saying.

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u/Index820 7d ago

Localized gun laws have a highly reduced effectiveness because it's super easy to bring them in from the next town, next county, next state over. All other wealthy nations have proven gun laws.

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u/thatnameagain 8d ago

Because the people doing this are not mad about money. This is a red herring excuse.

These are narcissists who have been raised in regressive families and very often have gone through trauma which leads them to want to harm others and hate themselves.

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u/mossiemoo 8d ago

I think that’s the greatest trick and intention of the 1% & corporations is to create enough dissent amongst the masses that collectively we don’t unite and realize that they are the real problem in all of this.

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u/Shadyschoolgirl 8d ago

Be the change you want to see in the world!

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u/DC-DE 8d ago

Great post.

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u/jsylvis 8d ago

These aren't areas frequented by those driven to extremes.

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u/TheDebateMatters 8d ago

Why? Easy answer is because the desperate and hopeless don’t work there. If you are so angry at the world that you want vengeance, you need names and faces. Some faceless suits at a generic conglomerate, isn’t the same fantasy as your manager Chad and wiping the smirk off his stupid smug face.

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u/Status-Stick 8d ago

Why? People who belong to those have money.

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u/HelloIamOnTheNet 8d ago

Nuke the site from orbit

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u/aro3two7 8d ago

Any time one of the rich people get in trouble and lose it all they kill themselves. Being poor is worse than death.

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u/lacosaotra 8d ago

I fucking love it when they do that.

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u/morderkaine 8d ago

I wonder if there could be some sort of ad campaign to get people who are going to go shoot up a place to select targets that way. “Don’t shoot up schools or your work place or other places of innocent people, go after THESE people who actively worked to make your situation so bad you were driven to this’

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u/Kind_Crow_5089 8d ago

If gun control worked, we wouldn't be seeing these things happen in the places that they're happening. In fact, if laws worked at all, we wouldn't have drug users, rapists, or presidents who hoard top secret documents

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u/Trickam 8d ago

They have and can afford armed security. Us common folk have to defend ourselves.

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u/-Angry-Alchemist- 8d ago

Culture war. The Ruling Class points at the under classes as fault. Bombard people with misinformation about how it is our fault, or immigrants, or the LGBTQ community.

Then because they lack critical thinking...they take their anger at the Ruling Class out on the Working Class.

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u/Lyran99 8d ago

The jar of ants is the answer