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Again :(

Another mass shooting. About 14 people gunned down at a holiday party for the developmentally disabled at the regional center in San Bernardina, California. Approximately 17 people wounded. Two suspects have been fatally shot in a confrontation with police. There is the possibility of explosives being left at the site of the shooting and/or residences of the suspects.

You have over a dozen people murdered, the majority probably developmentally disabled, and the FBI is reluctant to declare this an act of terrorism? I don’t care what the ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation of the suspects is, this was an act of terrorism.

6 comments

1 Badtux { 12.02.15 at 11:23 pm }

It literally makes me sick to my stomach that this Onion article could apply to literally every day of this year with just minor edits to the geographic location, number of dead, and shooters’ identity. Even chocolate therapy and kitty therapy doesn’t ease that feeling of dread in my stomach, dread that this country is spinning to pieces to the point where crazed gunmen snapping all over the place will make Somalia look like paradise. At least in Somalia, gunmen aren’t crazed — they’re just venal.

I’m just hoping that the country holds together long enough for me to live out the remaining 20 years of my life (assuming my life expectancy is similar to that of my other male relatives)… I’m not really mentally set up to live in some dystopian Mad Max future, no matter how well equipped my Jeep is for dealing with the realities of no roads and / or blocked roads.

Gotta go, more kitty therapy needed. :(.

2 Bryan { 12.03.15 at 12:20 am }

Other countries have noticed our national insanity.

I keep hoping that people will finally get it, that we need to fix things.

3 Shirt { 12.03.15 at 11:36 am }

The fix has been in on guns for a long time, Bryan. Tiime to apply that fix. JJ’s kind of suggested it somewhat snarkily yesterday. Time for the disabled, both physical and mental, to be armed. Congress should mandate it with a tax credit for the purchase of a gun

Yes, that is nuts but make GOP SAY IT!

And about the Planned Parenthood shooting: Why aren’t the makers of that hacked video being held accountable for aiding and abeting the shooter? Isn’t what they did equivalant to yelling FIRE in a crowded theater?

Chris

4 Bryan { 12.03.15 at 3:59 pm }

The reality is that it is easier to buy a gun than Sudafed. We could start not buy passing new laws, but by removing all of the impediments to the enforcement of current laws. Current laws don’t work, because it is too difficult to use them.

Congress specifically prevents any Federal funds being used for studies on gun violence.

The Brandenburg test lets the people behind the video off the hook. Because the clinic in Colorado wasn’t specifically mentioned in the video, they can’t be charged.

5 Kryten42 { 12.07.15 at 9:45 pm }

This has been on our news since the event. You know my feelings well by now.

The policies and attitude of US politicians and a large number of citizens isn’t just insane, it’s criminal!

6 Bryan { 12.07.15 at 11:03 pm }

There is a portion of this country that is convinced that Mao Tse-tung was right, that all power comes from the barrel of a gun, not that they would admit that they are following the views of a Communist dictator, any more than admit they advocate the policies of fascist dictators. Hell, there are a lot of Americans who believe the that the principles expressed in the Bill of Rights are from the Communist Manifesto.

What really bothers me is when leaders of other nations fall in line behind flawed US policies and/or actions. They really should contain the ‘disease’ to stop it from infecting others.