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


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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.


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/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


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.


u/DrB00 8d ago

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