Tragedy in Connecticut

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Unionist

Unionist, on December 28, 2012 wrote:

Tommy_Paine wrote:

Anyway.  What do you think is doable, Unionist?  What kind of legislation do you think the Congress and Senate in the U.S. will go for?

Nothing, Tommy. They are a brutal assembly of invaders, occupiers, profiteers, and assassins. They will never go for anything. Since when did that become the criterion for what people should advocate and fight for?

And to Boom Boom's question, Obama will do nothing, so why ask what he can get?

Today is the second anniversary of the horror at Sandy Hook. How I wish my prediction had been wrong.

May the victims and families find peace.

And oh how I miss Boom Boom's sincere and gentle voice.

Unionist

We're close to the 3rd anniversary.

Obama is now shedding crocodile tears over San Bernardino.

And my sad prediction - that there is no movement in the U.S. for gun control - and that Obama will do nothing - remains, sadly, accurate.

So many more victims demanding justice, and so much more silence.

And yes, I still miss Boom Boom. More than ever, I think.

 

lagatta

I'm horribly depressed about everything. All the killing, accusations against entire peoples, and the horribly harsh livng conditons nowadays. My friends who are in Paris now can scarcely get their voices out.

Unionist

Just a reminder of how U.S. society sheds crocodile tears over massacres, then carries on. Obama has become a past master on this front.

I hope to keep commemorating the anniversary of Sandy Hook. We should really commemorate others as well.

Otherwise, the latest massacre always tends to look "unique" (as if it's the "motives" of some individual that are the cause, rather than the effect). And all the same dead-end conversations are replayed.

6079_Smith_W

Sandy Hook has been getting a lot of mention lately. It would be nice to call it a "bookend" to Orlando, but that would imply that this is at an end.

Just one example:

http://www.vox.com/a/mass-shootings-sandy-hook

Unionist

Judge dismisses Sandy Hook families' lawsuit against gun maker

Quote:

The judge agreed with attorneys for Madison, North Carolina-based Remington that the lawsuit should be dismissed under the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which was passed by Congress in 2005 and shields gun makers from liability when their firearms are used in crimes.

Advocates for gun control and against gun violence have criticized the law as special protection for gun makers. It became an issue in the presidential campaign this year when Hillary Clinton, now the Democratic nominee, criticized then-challenger Bernie Sanders for his support of the law in 2005. Sanders, a Vermont U.S. senator, is now backing a bill to repeal the law.

Interesting - didn't know that about Bernie Sanders. I wonder what the background is. Here's part of the story:

[url=http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/01/bernie-sanders-vote-gun-immu... Bernie Sanders Helped Derail a Promising Legal Fight Against Gun Violence [/url]

lagatta

Yes, much as I like Sanders, this is a black mark against him - he should have looked towards the other end of Lake Champlain in this respect, as he's always done about national health care. People on the Québec side of the border don't like hunting (and fishing) any less than their cousins in Vermont, but you don't need an assault weapon to hunt deer.

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