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    Default Might as well throw my 2 cents worth, ie. guns

    Do what Ike did in 1945. March the citizens through the camps. Force them to see the horrendous damage done while they lived their lives in feigned ignorance.

    Make each senator or congressperson view the crime scene photos from Sandy Hook, Stoneman Douglas, and Uvalde. Reading the phrase “soft tissue damage” is meaningless compared to a child’s body blown in half, arms amputated, or skulls removed. Damage done by multiple wounds created within seconds.
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    Default Re: Might as well throw my 2 cents worth, ie. guns

    I'd like to think that that would work, but the cynic in me says, "no".

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    Default Re: Might as well throw my 2 cents worth, ie. guns

    I have to agree with Hugh - reference that wacky congresscritter who was waving his gun collection around during a Zoom Congress meeting . . . .
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    Default Re: Might as well throw my 2 cents worth, ie. guns

    Sounds like "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" (short story/parable by Ursula K. Leguin). People are forced to look at an imprisoned isolated child, whose extreme misery enables everyone else's happiness.

    In the story, very few people are bothered by that enough to walk away from the city. I suspect a vanishingly small number of Republicans, if any, would change either.

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    Default Re: Might as well throw my 2 cents worth, ie. guns

    Ike had the huge advantage of a large occupying army that could compel the Germans to do what he wanted. There would be a big public outcry if TV news started showing pictures of dead kids. Congress, OTOH, could see the pictures on Power Point in congressional hearings.
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    Default Re: Might as well throw my 2 cents worth, ie. guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    I'd like to think that that would work, but the cynic in me says, "no".
    Even when one has his moment.. the rest close ranks.

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    Default Re: Might as well throw my 2 cents worth, ie. guns

    First one needs to posses empathy - sadly thats missing in those in congress supported my the NRA
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    Default Re: Might as well throw my 2 cents worth, ie. guns

    It would result in politicians demanding higher fees to speak at NRA rallies.
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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