It appears that a black guy wearing a "black guns matter" shirt was assaulted over his views on guns at the weekend Bernie Sanders rally in Denver. The shirt was hardly visible. https://nypost.com/2020/02/17/brawl-breaks-out-at-bernie-sanders-rally-o...
The other day I posted this on Facebook. I'm curious to see what C99ers have to say about it since you/we are a different sort of crowd.
maybe it *is* the "video games". Along with other sick weirdnesses of our national culture. Yes, there's the availability of guns, obviously. But then...so I was at the Hawthorne Hideaway last night to see the Zags.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our "Protect the Beautiful Syrian Babies with Bombs" President addresses those whose soul joy in life appears to be salivating over the latest weapons designed purely to kill other human beings, you don't need the latest hardware designed for military use to shoot a stag.
Occupied Milwaukee is looking like a "war zone". People shooting people, cops shooting Black males running away from traffic stops.
All the marionettes of the corporate state can think of is "Less Guns." MSM ignoring protests unless cop cars and liquor stores are burned by Black or Brown folks. Its the same sort of dog-whistling bull shit that brought to us by those same Clinton manikans who invented "super-predators".
Ranty essay, folks. Just wanted to say a coupla things that have struck me in recent weeks and months.
(This leaves aside the fact that our national gov’t, as well as that of plenty of states, is run by assholes who think everybody should have guns and carry them everywhere…)
At around 2 am Florida time on June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen walked up to a Florida gay club with an AR-15 and started shooting. The security officer engaged him, but was unable to stop him. The gunman went in, killed 50 people, wounded many more. Eventually, a SWAT team went in and killed the shooter.
It happened on Veterans day in Houston. Did you hear about it?
Over 200 rounds were fired and the murderer shot 7 people, killing 1. The shooting went on for over an hour, the killer hit a police helicopter 5 times and was himself killed by a police sharp shooter.