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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

A group of teenagers who survived last month's deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school are joining forces with students in Chicago to combat gun violence nationwide. More than a dozen student activists snacked on pizza Saturday while discussing how gun violence has impacted their communities, according to a tweet Sunday from Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-03-05 09:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And I know there should be a comma between "violence" and "They'd", but that would be 61 characters.

#2 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-05 10:01 PM | Reply

If Repubs Really Cared About Violent Crime in Chicago, They'd Reconsider Using the Justice System to Keep Students in Line

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-03-05 10:09 PM | Reply

Maybe instead of building a wall along Mexico, we should build a wall around lawless gun states, to keep the bad people and their guns out of great cities like Chicago.

#4 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-03-05 10:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Maybe instead of building a wall along Mexico

#4 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

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Maybe we should never elect an idiot like big-ears again to literally arm the Mexican drug cartels. Oh I forgot, he never had a scandal that embarrassed his administration, just a bunch of dead Mexicans and Americans (including at least 1 border guard) because of his stupidity. When blacks in LA and Oakland told stories about trains stopping near the inner city full of guns back in the 80's (which were quickly stolen) intentionally by the feds, I thought they were crazy. Our government could never be so stupid as to intentionally arm murderous drug gangs....and then came big-ears to prove me wrong.

#5 | Posted by Rex_Buyt at 2018-03-05 10:37 PM | Reply

If billionaires like Gates, Buffet, Allen, Soros, Bezos, Zuckerberg, Ellison etc. wanted to help change this country?

They could. Guns, healthcare, drug prices, Russian hacking, whatever.

Don't hold your breath.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-06 01:59 AM | Reply

can we end Drug Prohibition first?
if not stfu.

#7 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-03-06 03:16 AM | Reply

If anyone really cared about gun violence in Chicago they'd go to....wait for it....Indiana, Mississippi, Wisconsin.

"But as a report released earlier this year by the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) reveals, most of the guns recovered in Chicago came from outside the state.

Only 40 percent of the guns recovered in the city were purchased in Illinois, the report read, including hundreds purchased at gun shops outside city boundaries. The report includes maps of two gun shops from which a large number of guns recovered in Chicago were purchased. The black dots are where the guns were recovered; the red Xs are the locations of the gun stores."

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-06 09:08 AM | Reply

I think the point of the article was for folks to recognize the difference between those who are only interested in the political gain of this issue vs those that actually want to reduce gun violence. There is a difference.

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2018-03-06 09:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

""Those who face gun violence on a level that we have only just glimpsed from our gated communities have never had their voices heard in their entire lives the way that we have in these few weeks alone," González tweeted.

She continued: "The platform us Parkland Students have established is to be shared with every person, black or white, gay or straight, religious or not, who has experienced gun violence, and hand in hand, side by side, We Will Make This Change Together."

I'd say the students want an end to gun violence wherever it is, whoever it affects.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-06 09:38 AM | Reply

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I agree, Danni.

But the point that Chicago has been a gun war zone for some time never being reported on in the way it does when white kids get shot in suburbia.

It's because of selective outrage due to politics.

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2018-03-06 09:41 AM | Reply

I posted this, and the sarcastic headline reflects, because the Righties are always bleating that no one really cares about victims, they just want to take away guns. "If you care", they say, "you would protest in Chicago or Philadelphia".
I live in a large, majority black, city. There are anti-violence, anti-gang, demonstrations almost every month.

#12 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-06 09:43 AM | Reply

Case in point: #11.

#13 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-06 09:44 AM | Reply

"I posted this, and the sarcastic headline reflects, because the Righties are always bleating that no one really cares about victims, they just want to take away guns."

Um, what else does anyone actually suggest? Sell them more guns? Of course we need gun buy back programs in cities like Chicago but we also need for the surrounding states to require proof of residency before they sell guns to the residents of Illinois and especially Chicago. They typical guns purchased I'm sure are quite different from the hunting rifles purchased by the residents of those other states, something should be done to shut down the sale of the guns gangsters want in Chicago.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-06 10:03 AM | Reply

12

I agree. I think the biggest hypocrites on this issue are the righties, by far.

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2018-03-06 10:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If Repubs Really Cared About Violent Crime in Chicago, They'd Reconsider Using the Justice System to Keep Students in Line

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11

You mean undo what o'bummer started? WOW! I never thought I would hear that from a lib.

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-03-06 11:01 AM | Reply

They'd Reconsider Using the Justice System to Keep Students in Line
#3 | Posted by rstybeach11

Sure, more cops, more prisoners, it's worked so well so far. How about a Government and Society that acts like it actually cares about people. How about education and social services at the level needed?

#17 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-06 11:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If liberals want assault rifles banned, they need to go on a nationwide strike and demand it.

#ShutItDown

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-06 04:10 PM | Reply

"But the point that Chicago has been a gun war zone for some time never being reported on in the way it does when white kids get shot in suburbia.

It's because of selective outrage due to politics."

^
The "selective outrage" is the politics of white privilege talking.

Whites tolerate that blacks live in violent unsafe conditions, but they can't tolerate themselves or other whites having to live that way.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-03-06 06:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Those Parkland kids are better human beings than our elected representatives, more eloquent, more honest, incorruptible.

#20 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-03-06 09:08 PM | Reply

"More like ghetto thugs and the crisis actors that George Sorros hired to spread the fake news about another minor shooting event in Florida. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah liberal media blah blah blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah blah Jesus blah blah blah blah blah blah blah crisis actor blah blah blah. Blah blah blah reading comprehension blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Trump blah blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah the Russians helped Clinton blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah blah Mueller personal responsibility tax cuts regulations liberals liberal media 2nd amendment founding fathers all someone else's fault blahh blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

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--- Rex Buyt

#21 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-03-07 05:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

You want to end gun violence in cities like Chicago, I think jobs programs are the place to start. High unemployment in inner cities leads to drug crimes and gang violence as a way of life because there is little other choice. I suspect that if the choices were available, slowly more and more young men would tire of the gang life and opt for steady secure jobs allowing them to support families, buy homes and educate children just as did previous white generations. Outsourcing of industrial jobs was a union busting project that really did work, too bad for those who had previously been excluded from the unions due to race. You really want to fix the problems or do you really just want to blame the victims?

#22 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-07 08:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Somehow Mrsilencedogood has managed to summarize Rex Buyt's entire political and social philosophy into a very concise post. Well done sir!

#23 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-07 08:21 AM | Reply

Ah. The MrSDG stamp!

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More like ghetto thugs and the crisis actors that George Sorros hired to spread the fake news about another minor shooting event in Florida. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah liberal media blah blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah blah blah blah Jesus blah blah blah blah blah blah blah crisis actor blah blah blah. Blah blah blah reading comprehension blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Trump blah blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah the Russians helped Clinton blah blah blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah blah blah blah Mueller personal responsibility tax cuts regulations liberals liberal media 2nd amendment founding fathers all someone else's fault blahh blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
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The 2018 version of the Ashton Stamp:

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Please explain. Your claim is ridiculous. Stop repeating what you hear and educate yourself. What exactly was that supposed to prove? When your point is based entirely on an assumption, you didn't have a point to begin with. In order to make your point, you had to make something up completely. See the problem? Anything else that you would like to make up? The rest of your post was just mindless. I think you have only shown that you assume too much.
Do you ever actually understand what you are commenting on or does stupidity just take hold? Does anyone really understand what this person is babbling about?
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#24 | Posted by YAV at 2018-03-07 08:45 AM | Reply

Teens had pizza? Gun control will certainly happen any minute now.

#25 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-03-07 08:58 AM | Reply

Like I have stated before, gun violence would drop 90% if the Democrats would quit shooting each other

#26 | Posted by Maverick at 2018-03-07 10:10 AM | Reply

Like I have stated before, gun violence would drop 90% if the Democrats would quit shooting each other

#26 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

Based on the article, I assume you are talking about all the gang shootings in Chicago. Apparently, you think Chicago gang members are registered Democrats (or registered anything, for that matter)! Seriously????

#27 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-03-07 10:28 AM | Reply

The shooters in Chicago (and other urban areas) are not voters! They are not politically active and they don't give a crap about politics at all. All they care about is turf and money. That's what they are killing each other over.

#28 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-03-07 10:32 AM | Reply

Like I have stated before, gun violence would drop 90% if the Democrats would quit shooting each other

#26 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

Let me guess: The Florida school shooter was a George Soros plant? Oh and other school shootings never happened, right?

#29 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-03-08 12:25 PM | Reply

Police shoot minorities and liberals with wanton abandon, because so many right wing fanatics are attracted to that profession.

There are more right wing attacks on innocent civilians in this country than terrorists attacks, but the FBI and mass media ignore this fact. Again most people accept right wing propaganda as some sort of truth because that storyline is ubiquitous to economics, politics and the mass media.

#30 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-03-08 12:29 PM | Reply

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