— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) May 7, 2018
That says it all… bloody perfectly, if you ask me.
Today was the day for a national walkout from schools, in protest of our government’s complete lack of interest in stopping school shootings. But in Ocala Florida:
Never before has the phrase, Only in America! seemed quite so apt.
This photo was tweeted by a student who said, “It becomes super real when it’s your school.”
Why does it need to be your school? Will we finally have sane gun laws after every school has had its turn?
“The only solution for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”
Not to put too fine a point on it, but, Bullshit!
Never mind that as a maniac shot and killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, the armed deputy stationed precisely for this reason cowered outside.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, this putz in Michigan needed to get a shotgun to deal with the fact that a 9th grader asked his wife for directions to his school, having gotten lost while walking there.
It is an effective way of dealing with crime when you consider that for the Rethuglicans of this ilk (i.e. the desperately frighted old white men) the real crime is being black or brown.
A maniac entered the school with an AR-15. He shot and killed 17 people.
This is the essence of the response of about a third of the country, and pretty much all the Rethuglicans.
Oh, and clear backpacks. The gave those kids clear backpacks. Clear. F*ing. Backpacks. I am so furious about this it took me almost a week to mention it.
The 2nd Amendment should be scrapped.
And if you don’t value my opinion on the matter, maybe retired Justice John Paul Stevens can sway you.
No bit of law has ever been so abused, on such an industrial scale as this one.
Does anyone seriously dispute the rights of States to have a militia? No. There’s a National Guard in all fifty. And they are not having to withstand constant court challenges to their existence. The black-letter law reason for the 2nd Amendment’s existence is a settled matter.
The other, more nefarious and cloaked reasons for these odious two clauses? To preserve slavery. That should also be settled, but it’s not. Keeping this scrap of law around is only emboldening the proponents.
To enable mass slaughter in order to stoke fear and drive sales for NRA members; that is where the “well-ordered militia” clause of the law is so much toilet paper to advocates. So, really only one clause. Jim-Bob’s right to automatic weapons trumps your kids’ rights to continue using oxygen.
Bin it, bin it all. If necessary, replace it with language protecting the States’ institutions of National Guard, with no ambiguity that implies your crazy uncle is allowed to have a rebranded M-16 or AK-47.