Open Thread | Gun Control Measures

Is it everything that I want?
But, will I disregard it?


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22 Responses to Open Thread | Gun Control Measures

  1. eliihass says:

    And so it begins.. the complicit media desperately looking to shine up mini buffoon..

  2. eliihass says:


    “..Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for Senate from Georgia, who has often spoken out against absentee fathers, particularly in Black households, on Tuesday publicly acknowledged having fathered a second son with whom he is not in contact.

    The admission came in response to a report by The Daily Beast, which said it had confirmed the 10-year-old boy’s parentage but withheld his name and that of his mother. It said the child’s mother had sued Mr. Walker a year after giving birth to obtain a declaration of paternity and child support, and that the suit lasted until August 2014, when Mr. Walker was ordered to pay child support. The boy, by then more than 2 years old, took Mr. Walker’s last name.

    At the same time, he has repeatedly criticized fatherless homes in Black communities: In a 2020 interview with the conservative activist Charlie Kirk, he called the absence of fathers “a major, major problem” in Black households and boasted of having been “like a father” to many young people in his hometown in Georgia.

    And in a 2021 interview with the Black conservative media personalities Diamond and Silk, Mr. Walker lamented that “the father leaves in the Black family. He leaves the boys alone so they’ll be raised by their mom,” comparing the dynamic to family separations during slavery.

    The development is the latest and potentially the most damaging of a number of reports detailing Mr. Walker’s exaggerations and outright falsehoods concerning his life before entering politics. He has falsely claimed that he worked as a member of law enforcement in Georgia and with the F.B.I. in Quantico, Va., according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has also exaggerated his business record as the owner of a poultry company that collapsed years before he ran for office.

    Mr. Walker’s opponent in the Senate race, Mr. Warnock, is contending with his own child custody dispute with his ex-wife, who has sued to have his child support payments “recalculated” given his increased income since taking office last year..”

  3. Liza says:

    I do not intend to marginalize this “gun safety framework” and I believe that Sen. Chris Murphy has only good intentions. This may very well be the best he can do with a corrupted and dysfunctional Senate that includes two Democratic traitors, Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin.

    However, the most effective way to stop or dramatically reduce the massacres is to re-instate the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. The goal here is clearly not to stop the massacres.

    Regarding “gun rights”, the Democrats are not going to take on the right wing despite the will of the people. So their approach to gun safety is to focus on the gun handler and not the gun. They’ll throw money at the states and see what they can do with red flag laws and mental health clinics.

    If this passes, both Democrats and Republicans will congratulate themselves for doing something, but Democrats will sell it as a good start and Republicans will sell it as the final solution. They’ll go no further.

    Neither side has the will or determination to re-instate the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.

    Their goal is to pass something that looks like a major gun safety bill but will take years for the states to implement new laws, build mental health clinics etc… and years to collect enough data to determine the efficacy of this framework. And that is assuming it gets legislated.

  4. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Terry Watkins Jr. 💛💜⚖️ (@TerryWatkinsJr1) tweeted at 2:55 PM on Mon, Jun 13, 2022:
    AOC doesn’t inspire young voters.

    Those who listen to her aren’t motivated to vote more, or support the Democratic Party agenda.

    She encourages apathy.
    She motivates an unwillingness to cooperate, and worst yet, she sows seeds of doubt in progressive agenda that lacks her name.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Pizza Hut Christian Defense Fund (@NickTagliaferro) tweeted at 6:35 PM on Mon, Jun 13, 2022:
    I mean yeah Wall Street has been begging for a Main Street recession for like a year now because they’re tired of workers not knowing their place, I wouldn’t be surprised if they triggered one on purpose or bullied the Fed into doing it for them

  6. rikyrah says:

    I love calling them the ‘ fan fiction left’. It SOOO fits.

    Nandi (@NandisCouch) tweeted at 8:07 AM on Mon, Jun 13, 2022:
    The “fan fiction” left are against a bipartisan infrastructure bill, against $10k in student loan forgiveness, against sending aid to Ukraine, against a bipartisan bill to reduce gun violence, against voting…

    They share that in common with the MAGA wing.

    • Liza says:

      I was very much in favor of the “bipartisan” infrastructure bill.

      However, when Biden went to the House and told the progressives it had to be decoupled from Build Back Better, I knew BBB wouldn’t pass in the Senate. Biden assured everyone it would pass separately, but he underestimated the willingness of Kyrsten Sinema to take down his agenda because she had already sold her vote. And Joe Manchin never could decide if he liked any of it or not. So, BBB is effectively dead and if the GOP takes back the House or Senate this year, then BBB may as well be cremated.

      If we go back and review what the Democrats ran on in 2020, it’s clearly not what we’re getting. There was only a two year window in which to pass major progressive legislation
      and that window is closing. And what stopped the Democrats? Two traitors in the Senate.

      Forgive me if I don’t get excited when these so-called legislators do the bare minimum and many times not even that much.

      • Liza says:

        Oh, yeah, one more thing. The Infrastructure Bill passed in the Senate because Mitch McConnell allowed GOP Senators to vote for it.

        He’ll do the same on the gun safety bill, more than likely.

  7. rikyrah says:

    No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) tweeted at 4:40 PM on Mon, Jun 13, 2022:
    So far Herschel Walker has been caught:

    —Lying about being high school valedictorian
    —Lying about owning a nonexistent business
    —Lying about even graduating from college
    —Lying about graduating in the top 1%
    —Lying about being a police officer
    —Lying about being an FBI agent

  8. rikyrah says:

    nothing but RUBES

    Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) tweeted at 11:48 AM on Mon, Jun 13, 2022:
    NEW: Jan. 6 committee establishes the Trump campaign was a complete grift — they raised $250 million after the election for the “Official Election Defense Fund” which did not exist and the money instead went to Trump hotels and his own Save America PAC

  9. rikyrah says:

    Michael Kapp (@michaelkapp) tweeted at 4:12 PM on Mon, Jun 13, 2022:
    Chairman Bennie Thompson said it best: Donald Trump “spurred a mob of domestic enemies of the Constitution to march down the Capitol and subvert American democracy.”

  10. rikyrah says:

    Is it a crime, if the rubes don’t mind?

    CSPAN (@cspan) tweeted at 0:05 PM on Mon, Jun 13, 2022:
    .@RepZoeLofgren on former President Trump: “It’s clear that he intentionally misled his donors, asked them to donate to a fund that didn’t exist and used the money raised for something other than what he said. Now it’s for someone else to decide whether that’s criminal or not.”

  11. rikyrah says:

    the sarcastic little sea shill 🧜🏻‍♀️✡️🪬 (@layneashley222) tweeted at 0:59 PM on Mon, Jun 13, 2022:
    I am so fucking done with people downplaying how important it is to close the “boyfriend loophole.” Democrats tried to do this for YEARS after VAWA expired. They couldn’t even add it back into the reauthorization of VAWA that passed just 3 months ago

    • Liza says:

      “I am so fucking done with people downplaying how important it is to close the “boyfriend loophole.””

      I am so f’cking done with people who magnify the accomplishments of legislators who are doing the bare minimum.

      Someone actually called me a few days ago and wanted me to thank Kyrsten Sinema for something or other. Ha ha, they got an earful.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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