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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Yet another responsible gun owner (sic) discharges his responsibility.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Yet another random act of politeness. The headline:

‘Unfathomable’: Boy finds discarded, loaded gun in family’s Huntersville backyard.

One more time, “responsible gun owner” is an oxymoron.

Musical NotesScatter politeness while ye may,
For time it is a-flying.
The very person who finds it hey!
Tomorrow may be dying.

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Left Unread 0

The writer of a letter to the editor of The Roanoke Times thinks it time for gun–er–fanciers to read the rest of the Second Amendment.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

One of those responsible gun owners (sic) shows his courtesy at the crosswalk.

We are a broken society.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Florida Man shows politeness to purrballs.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Yet another toddler is polite to a parent.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

And yet another random act of politeness.

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The Blank Check 0

Today’s Republican Party and its dupes, symps, and fellow travelers, along with evangelical they-call-themselves Christians, have issued blank checks for bigotry.

This fellow tried to cash his.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Some virtual politeness.

We are a failing state.

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The Groomers 0

Caption:  Groomers  Image:  Crowd of persons, one labeled

Via Yellowdoggranny.

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An Unregulated Militia 0

Frames One through Five:  Series of persons in front of venues that have been the scene of recent mass shootings, all saying,

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society,” Reprise 0

Ned Barnett runs the numbers. A snippet:

Second Amendment zealots say that people, not guns, kill people. But when a nation has more guns than people ­— 393 million guns and 326 million people — the prevalence of guns is going to lead to the demise of people through intentional shootings, accidents or suicides. The toll is more than 110 people every day.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Yet another child is sacrificed on the NRA’s idol of lead.

One more time, “accident” and “negligence” are not synonyms.

Afterthought:

Some years ago, when I lived in Delaware, I took a defensive driving course so as to reduce my car insurance rates. (No, I didn’t have any tickets or anything like that. It was all about the Benjamims. The one ticket I ever got came later, and I richly deserved it, as I forgot to come off cruise control in time, but that’s another story.)

The Delaware state trooper who taught the course mentioned that, in the course, they no longer referred to “accidents”; rather, they referred to “collisions,” because, in almost all cases, if a driver had done something–even one thing–different, the accident collision would not have happened. (As an aside, the traffic reporters on my local NPR station do not talk of “accidents”; they talk of “crashes,” I suspect for a similar reason.)

It is well beyond time that police spokespersons and news outlets reporting on gun nut negligence should have adopted the same practice.

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Locked and Loaded 0

Caption:  Guns & Ammo.  Image:  Assault rifle with a magazine loaded with hate. self-pity, extremist politics, grievance, racism, misinformation, anti-semitism, and LGBTQ fear.

Via Juanita Jean.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Once more, we are reminded that “responsible gun owner” is an oxymoron.

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The Numbing of America 0

E. J. Montini is not sanguine.

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And Here We Go Again . . . . 0

Title:  Predictable Pattern.  Frame One, captioned

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Take the law into your own hands with politeness.

We are a broken state.

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The Killing Field 0

Nap of the United States labeled

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Yet another (apparently) random act of politeness.

And another day goes by in the NRA’s killing fields.

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