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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In the year following the Parkland school massacre that left 14 students and three adults dead, nearly 1,200 U.S. children have died from gun violence, according to a joint Tuesday report from The Trace, Miami Herald, and McClatchy News outlets.

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Congrats NRA, russians, and alt-right nimrods!
Is there going to be a cake?

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-12 01:32 PM | Reply

Be careful on Thursday. Gun-toting righty incels are triggered by Valentine's Day.

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-12 02:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

There is a National Emergency upon us, but it has nothing to do with Assylum Seekers.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-02-12 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#3 Can't be... President Covfefe tweeted yesterday that the angry democrats need to relax, the country is fine.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-12 02:55 PM | Reply

We spend hundred of billions per year fighting so called 'terrorism' all over the world, yet Republicans won't spend a dime to study gun violence in America. In both cases, we only have to follow the money to see why.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-02-12 03:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

It's like we can't get enough guns into the hands of people. Maybe we should be giving out free guns and ammo with food stamps.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-12 09:04 PM | Reply

174 kids under age 17 killed, 1665 kids under age 17 shot from 2011 to 2019.
Where? Chicago

#7 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-02-12 09:19 PM | Reply

This is a true national emergency, muzzled by Republicans.

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-02-12 09:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Small price to pay so I can feel better about my tiny pee pee.
- dingalings

#9 | Posted by bored at 2019-02-12 10:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Where? Chicago
#7 | POSTED BY PETROUS

---- off moron.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-13 04:11 AM | Reply

How many were suicides or "accidents" by Trump supporting morons?

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-13 04:13 AM | Reply

174 kids under age 17 killed, 1665 kids under age 17 shot from 2011 to 2019.
Where? Chicago?

Oh look, a ConservaDunce pretending to care about minority gun deaths.

Let's get something straight. You could care less about Chicago gun deaths, particularly ones involving inner city black people. The only reason you continually bring it up is as some macabre partisan point against any type of gun regulation whatsoever.

Funny you'd bring up Chicago's gun control efforts when it's bordered by two states with extremely porous gun laws. Guess where Chicago gets most of its guns? If you want a more honest example look at a state where it doesn't have to worry about it's borders -- like Hawaii.

Hawaii has the lowest rate of gun homicide in the country with some of the strictest gun laws. If you want an honest example of how gun laws work use an honest example.

#12 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-02-13 08:09 AM | Reply

Guns in my area
I got the strap
I gotta carry 'em
Yeah, yeah, I'ma go into this
Yeah, yeah, this is guerilla
Yeah, yeah, I'ma go get the bag
Yeah, yeah, or I'ma get the pad
Yeah, yeah, I'm so cold like yeah
I'm so dope like yeah
We gon' blow like yeah

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-13 08:16 AM | Reply

If you want a more honest example look at a state where it doesn't have to worry about it's borders -- like Hawaii.

#12 | POSTED BY ZARNON AT 2019-02-13 08:09 AM | FLAG:

So basically.. we have to wall off the smuggling routes.. like Mexico...

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-13 08:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I got my assault rifle at Western Auto, where did you get your enormous pee pee.?

#15 | Posted by jdmeth at 2019-02-13 08:17 AM | Reply

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of innocent children. I think Shirley Jackson wrote that.

#16 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-02-13 09:28 AM | Reply

well that explains all the pro-lifing... need some more kindling. Can't build a good liberty with out dead babies.

#17 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-13 10:16 AM | Reply

So all these "guns" went off an killed children?

Was there a person pulling the trigger?

#18 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 11:22 AM | Reply

You fix the person pulling the trigger, you fix gun violence.

#19 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 11:25 AM | Reply

So all these "guns" went off an killed children?

Was there a person pulling the trigger?

#18 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02

Yes to both.

#20 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-13 11:36 AM | Reply

Just admit it, Boaz.

Your "right" to a hobby is more important to you than the lives of thousands of innocent children.

There's no way around it. That's what you think.

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-13 11:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You fix the person pulling the trigger

And do you have a way to "fix" such a person before they kill someone? Or, for that matter, do you have a way to "fix" them after?

#22 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-13 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

...and while we're at it, have you found a way to provide all those children who live in poverty with "responsible parents who make good decisions"?

#23 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-13 11:47 AM | Reply

Your "right" to a hobby is more important to you than the lives of thousands of innocent children.

Owning a weapon isn't a "hobby" for me. It's a right. And no, you cant take it away from me..

#24 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 12:31 PM | Reply

And do you have a way to "fix" such a person before they kill someone?

No and neither do you. The only way to prevent this is to have better ways to identify mentally ill people and ways to treat them. That is the only way..

#25 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 12:34 PM | Reply

Owning a weapon isn't a "hobby" for me. It's a right.

We know it's your right. But at the end of the day, you like to take it out, look at it, play with it, stare at it. It's like a stamp collection that causes thousands of innocent children to die.

#26 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-13 12:39 PM | Reply

But at the end of the day, you like to take it out, look at it, play with it, stare at it.

Where did you get that from? I pull out my weapons maybe twice a year to clean them. I go to a range maybe once a year to test mine, my mom's and my wife's weapons.

It's like a stamp collection that causes thousands of innocent children to die.

I have a coin collection. They sit in the same safe that my .40 S@W sits in. Neither of them have moved out of that safe on their own in 4 years.

My weapons are no problem to anyone until I decide they will be. The weapon isn't the problem, the person is. You cannot penalize me for something someone else does..

#27 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 01:03 PM | Reply

"And do you have a way to "fix" such a person before they kill someone?"

"No and neither do you. The only way to prevent this is to have better ways to identify mentally ill people and ways to treat them."

And until then let the bodies fall. - Posted by Boaz

#28 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-02-13 01:10 PM | Reply

"Those are rookie numbers. You gotta pump those numbers." -- "Pro-life" babykilling conservatives

#29 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-13 01:15 PM | Reply

#27 | POSTED BY BOAZ
"My weapons are no problem to anyone until I decide they will be."

What about if someone else, like a child, decides they will be?

"You cannot penalize me for something someone else does.."

Except we can, and should. For gross negligence that led to their act.

#30 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-13 01:17 PM | Reply

"The only way to prevent this is to have better ways to identify mentally ill people and ways to treat them. That is the only way..
#25 | POSTED BY BOAZ"

And how do we do that, and who pays for it?

How about we tax guns, to pay for it, since it's the guns being used to kill.

Does that sound fair, Boaz?

If not, then you just say how we pay for identifying mentally ill people and pay for treating them.

Thanks.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 01:49 PM | Reply

The weapon isn't the problem, the person is. You cannot penalize me for something someone else does..

Nobody's "penalizing" you, you perpetual victim. I can (and will) blame you and people like you who enable others to get guns so easily and murder innocent people. You have blood on your hands, whether anyone "penalizes" you or not.

#32 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-13 01:51 PM | Reply

#27 | POSTED BY BOAZ
"My weapons are no problem to anyone until I decide they will be."

So let's say you become mentally ill and decide to give someone a problem with your weapons.

What should be done to stop you?

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 01:51 PM | Reply

Until we do something about the MIC we can't do anything meaningful about guns.

The culture of violence needs to change-- from the top down.

#34 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-13 02:03 PM | Reply

Next Democrat president...state of emergency...need to make the NRA go out of business and whatever else we can think of

#35 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-13 06:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So basically.. we have to wall off the smuggling routes.. like Mexico...

Illinois isn't exactly close to Mexico.

I take it you're one of those "smart" Republicans?

#36 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-02-13 11:28 PM | Reply

One hundred per month.

Nah, nothing to see here.

#37 | Posted by TheTom at 2019-02-14 12:26 AM | Reply

Before or after birth?
Abortions per year: 1.058 million
Abortions per day: 2,899
Abortions per hour: 120
1 abortion every 30 seconds

#38 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2019-02-14 12:52 AM | Reply

Yawn.

#39 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-02-14 01:15 AM | Reply

gun owners should have their guns seized...if they are asked by law enforcement to see 1. registration 2. liability insurance for each piece. not applicable if you're on your own property.

#40 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-14 04:17 AM | Reply

So all these "guns" went off an killed children?
Was there a person pulling the trigger?

#18 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Hi, my name is Boaz and I´m a complete dunce.

Good, the first step is admitting you have a problem.

#41 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-02-14 04:25 AM | Reply

A political party that supports late term abortion doesn't really give a darn about children.

#42 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-14 09:02 AM | Reply

gun owners should have their guns seized...if they are asked by law enforcement to see 1. registration 2. liability insurance for each piece. not applicable if you're on your own property.

#40 | POSTED BY 1947STEAMER AT 2019-02-14 04:17 AM | FLAG:

What's "registration"? I don't have that for any firearm I own.

#43 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-14 09:54 AM | Reply

But Miss Tennessee has some nice ------- and Miss Oregon looks like she knows how to suck a dick.

#44 | Posted by TylerDurden at 2019-02-14 01:30 PM | Reply

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of innocent children. I think Shirley Jackson wrote that.

#16 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine

How many a year die by abortion? Yet you libs are just fine with that.

#45 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-02-14 05:48 PM | Reply

"How many a year die by abortion? Yet you libs are just fine with that."

Oh, so you're fine with kids dying from guns then.

Well, I appreciate your honesty.

It's too bad more right-wingers can't be honest about it.

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-14 05:59 PM | Reply

No and neither do you. The only way to prevent this is to have better ways to identify mentally ill people and ways to treat them. That is the only way..

#25 | Posted by boaz

Or give them ALL access to lethal weapons.

Or better known as

The Humpy Way.

#47 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-02-14 06:02 PM | Reply

"Abortions per year: 1.058 million"

Helps keep America white.

#48 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-14 06:07 PM | Reply

Coincidentally, gun violence also helps keep America white.

And every Veteran suicide lowers costs for the VA.

What's not to love, GreatAmerican!

#49 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-14 06:08 PM | Reply

"How many a year die by abortion? Yet you libs are just fine with that."

it's their right and you can't take it away

#50 | Posted by cjk85 at 2019-02-14 07:16 PM | Reply

How many a year die by abortion? Yet you libs are just fine with that.

#45 | Posted by Sniper

How many CHILDREN die by abortion? Zero.

#51 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-14 07:22 PM | Reply

A political party that supports late term abortion doesn't really give a darn about children.

#42 | Posted by visitor_

A political party that doesn't give a damn about education, the environment, the poor, wealth inequality, infrastructure, or guns doesn't give a darn about children, or jesus.

#52 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-14 07:23 PM | Reply

"A political party that supports late term abortion doesn't really give a darn about children.
#42 | Posted by visitor_"

It's sad, how you choose to live in profound and perpetual ignorance.

What made you choose that lifestyle?

#53 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-14 07:27 PM | Reply

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