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Please Don’t Get Murdered at School Today

By Feux Follets following x   2018 May 18, 4:17pm 535 views   31 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Do you have everything? Homework? Lunch? Field trip money?

I love you.

I remember that one of the Sandy Hook parents said that they took comfort in the fact that they had seen their child off to school that morning — you know that morning — and said, “I love you.” So before their first grader was gunned down in her classroom, she knew that she was loved. I bet they all did though.

But just in case, I love you.

We’ve talked about all kinds of scary things, like I’ve told you never to get into a car with anyone you don’t know and don’t ever believe that an adult needs your help finding a puppy or a kitten. Also: no one will ever give you a free iPad or Legos from their car, that’s just not how the world works.

But for some reason, amidst all the talk of stranger danger and pedophiles, cancer and dying, and me sheepishly asking your friends’ parents if they have a gun in the house, we haven’t really talked about one of the scariest things of all. Those lockdown drills you’re always having at school? No one’s being straight with you about those. They’re to prepare you in case someone decides to come into your school and murder you, your friends, your principal, the secretaries, and teachers before killing himself (it’s pretty much always a him). Sorry about that.

love you.

I know that may sound scary, but what you need to remember is that this country was founded on freedom. And that includes the freedom of all people (sane, crazy, whatever) to have unchallenged access to guns that are capable of executing at least 20 first graders or 12 moviegoers or 9 of the faithful at a church service or even a baby asleep in her car seat. This is very, very important in terms of staying true to the principles and spirit upon which this country was founded. Just ask the Internet.

I love you.

Also: I think the real victims here are the politicians, how can they be expected to do what’s morally right when they lost their way, not to mention their souls, so very long ago? These politicians — most of whom have children, grandchildren, maybe even great grandchildren of their own — have no qualms about walking past grief-stricken parents who clutch photos of their murdered children to their chests and telling them in so many words, “You don’t have to go home but you can’t cry here.”

They have to know, deep down, that what they’re doing is wrong and the world certainly knows that what they’re doing is wrong but they put their suits on like it’s any other job or maybe they’re convinced that they’re righteous people doing God’s work. But they are no more doing God’s work than the ones who have pulled the trigger over and over again.

And again.

And yet again.

Ad infinitum.

I love you.

I’m sorry, I wish I had better news. But let’s keep our sympathies where they belong — with the powerful and the armed. With those who feel threatened in the face of the most toothless efforts to hold back the bloodshed and those who believe scary monster stories about their guns being taken away. Let’s face it, it would be easier to take away the ocean or the stars. Did you know that there are more guns than people in this country? That means everyone in your class already has a gun with their name on it, so to speak. Maybe mention that at share time.

I love you.

You could also tell your class that sometimes when I hear a lot of ambulances and fire trucks go by, sirens filling the air with panic, I pay close attention to whether they’re heading in the direction of your school. And if they are, I check Twitter and our town hashtag and the fire department account to see if anyone’s mentioned your school. When I get the all clear I think, “Someone else’s tragedy today, suckers!”

And sometimes I wonder, what if one or both of you gets murdered at school? How will I ever forgive myself for sending you there? You know, to school. But do you want to know what makes me feel better? The fact that you could be massacred pretty much anywhere these days! Such a relief, right? So off you go!

I love you.

Yes I know, I know, you’re going to be late. Just to wrap up, our country has chosen to shift all of the weight regarding your safety away from our lawmakers and gun manufacturers and instead put it squarely on the shoulders of your principal and teachers. These people who kneel down on the first day of school so they’re just as tall as you. These people who shake your hand and say, “Good morning!” and help you rehearse for the spring concert and take you on field trips to see different rock formations — they are now in charge of keeping you from getting murdered. Which really is the least they can do for all that money they make.

I love you.

Oh hey, quick reminder, tell your teacher that I’ll be picking you up at 2 o’clock for your dentist appointment.

And please don’t get murdered at school today.

I love you.

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/please-dont-get-murdered-at-school-today

#SchoolShootings #Guns #Murder

1   Reality   ignore (5)   2018 May 18, 5:51pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Something is very wrong with the Public School concept.

Time to shut down the Public Schools, a magnet for incompetents and malcontents.
2   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 May 18, 6:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Many of the calls for gun control come from a place of sincere good intent, but even more do not.

Instead, they reflect a fear that the injustice of trapping and exploiting the public via monopolies and regulatory capture will lead to armed revolt. And indeed it eventually will.

And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The great owners ignored the three cries of history. The land fell into fewer hands, the number of dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression.
3   HEYYOU   ignore (13)   2018 May 18, 6:35pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

As long as Republicans & their children are dying, leave guns alone.
No Republican's life is worth more than the 2nd Amendment.
Let them all die if they try to control any gun.
4   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 May 18, 7:38pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

Why are these Liberal educators (some call them teachers) causing all these young men to go off the deep end and turn into deranged killers?

Must have something to do with that new Math or Obama's Common Core??
5   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 May 18, 7:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

Important Liberal Gun Knowledge Update:



When you saw off a shotgun barrel, it becomes a rifled barrel that shoots bullets not shells. FACT!
6   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 May 19, 1:55am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Sniper says
Why are these Liberal educators (some call them teachers) causing all these young men to go off the deep end and turn into deranged killers?


Today's mass shooting was caused by _______________ (insert excuse of your choice from the list below or add one of your own) !

Too many doors on the buildings

Too many liberals

The Internet

Video Games

Peer Pressure

No Good Guys with Guns to stop the Bay Guys With Guns (how many points do they get when show up late carrying a flag and wearing a MAGA hat ?)

God's Will

There was no shooting - it's a hoax just like all the others
7   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 May 19, 2:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
When you saw off a shotgun barrel, it becomes a rifled barrel that shoots bullets not shells. FACT!


So by just sawing off the barrel of "any" shotgun a Biblical Type Miracle occurs and immediately causes the formation of helical grooves in the barrel of a gun or firearm, which imparts a spin to a projectile around its long axis. This spin serves to gyroscopically stabilize the projectile, improving its aerodynamic stability and accuracy.

Damn ! God sure does work in mysterious ways...
8   Hassan_Rouhani   ignore (2)   2018 May 19, 7:41am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Important Liberal Gun Knowledge Update:



When you saw off a shotgun barrel, it becomes a rifled barrel that shoots bullets not shells. FACT!
.

But does it grow "the shoulder thing that goes up"? Can't be a true assault weapon without that thing.
9   bob2356   ignore (1)   2018 May 19, 8:07am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
When you saw off a shotgun barrel, it becomes a rifled barrel that shoots bullets not shells. FACT!



The bullet is the part on the front of the shell that comes out the barrel. All guns shoot shells which is just another name for cartridge. The shell/cartridge is the casing, bullet, powder, and primer all together. Shotguns fire shotgun shells commonly called shotshells.
10   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 May 19, 11:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Bob is correct about shells.
That is all.
11   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 May 19, 11:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Today's mass shooting was caused by _______________ (insert excuse of your choice from the list below or add one of your own) !


Mental Illness the Hard Left cut funding for in the 70s because the Civil Rights of Schzoids were being violated. Now they roam freely, drinking and drugging, running in front of cars, dying in allies, enjoying their Freedom! People aren't crazy, society is crazy.

There were plenty of red flags with this kid, but none of the $100k+ Admins could be arsed to find out more about this kid who was wearing a trenchcoat every day.
12   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 May 19, 12:20pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

@TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy

Lets go back and talk about how you turn a smooth bore shotgun into one with a rifled barrel just by cutting down the length of the barrel ?

Took a peek down the barrel of my "Defender" (Winchester) and the inside of that barrel is as smooth as a baby's bottom from one end to the other.

Guess that's because it was cut down to 18 inches at the factory so God didn't get involved huh ?

Now I'm tempted to go and cut an inch or so off the end of mine to see if a miracle happens...
13   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 May 19, 12:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Took a peek down the barrel of my "Defender" (Winchester) and the inside of that barrel is as smooth as a baby's bottom from one end to the other.


No Shit. Go back and read my post.

Maybe you can explain how a shotgun becomes an assault rifle after you saw off a chunk of the barrel.

bob2356 says
The bullet is the part on the front of the shell that comes out the barrel. All guns shoot shells which is just another name for cartridge. The shell/cartridge is the casing, bullet, powder, and primer all together. Shotguns fire shotgun shells commonly called shotshells.


I'll also keep listening for the next time I hear somebody say "My rifle/pistol is out of shells" instead of "I need more rounds" or "I don't have more bullets".

Nothing like being pedantic over "wire taps", or "Shells vs. Rounds/Bullets".
14   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 May 19, 12:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

A rifle contains what in the barrel ?

And how pray tell can you verify the politics of the person behind the post ?
15   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 May 19, 12:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Grooves to spin the bullet, aka Rifling.

A shotgun has a smooth bore.

So sawing off a shotgun won't turn it into a Rifle.

Let me REPOST this Liberal Expert's tweet just so you understand what I'm referring to.
16   Aphroman   ignore (4)   2018 May 19, 12:39pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Thoughts and Prayers go out to our Brave First Responders!

Damn Liberals. Hillary Clinton needs to go to prison
17   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 May 19, 12:43pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
And how pray tell can you verify the politics of the person behind the post ?


You have vetted this person's identity and politics with Alex Jones, The Gateway Fuckwit, Dark Mice or some other reliable source of bullshit ?
18   bob2356   ignore (1)   2018 May 19, 12:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Quigley says
Bob is correct about shells.
That is all.


That puts me one up on a big chunk of patnet posters then.
19   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 May 19, 12:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Feux Follets says
You have vetted this person's identity and politics with Alex Jones, The Gateway Fuckwit, Dark Mice or some other reliable source of bullshit ?



I think it's a pretty good guess. Especially given the people who watch those sites are pro-gun and wouldn't make such an elementary mistake.

Donna should have told the world how she likes "Chewing Tabacky and bitterly clinging to mah Bible!"
20   bob2356   ignore (1)   2018 May 19, 12:58pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
I'll also keep listening for the next time I hear somebody say "My rifle/pistol is out of shells" instead of "I need more rounds" or "I don't have more bullets".

Nothing like being pedantic over "wire taps", or "Shells vs. Rounds/Bullets".


If you are going to make a pentantic nit pick about terminology rather than content then you should at least get the terminology correct yourself. Just a thought.
21   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 May 19, 2:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

bob2356 says
If you are going to make a pentantic nit pick about terminology rather than content then you should at least get the terminology correct yourself. Just a thought.


Petantic, is that a musical scale? I think most metal songs are built along the Petantic scale.

Sure, a shotgun turns into an assault rifle by virtue of sawing off the barrel is just a "Pedantic Nit Pick". The same way a pickup truck is an SUV if you put on a camper shell.
22   bob2356   ignore (1)   2018 May 19, 2:15pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Petantic, is that a musical scale?


autofill is a pain in the ass sometimes if you don't watch carefully. But thanks for pointing out that computer generated typo.

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Sure, a shotgun turns into an assault rifle by virtue of sawing off the barrel


A shotgun is a much more deadly weapon after sawing off the barrel. Which is the point they were trying to make. But hey this is trumptard newspeak fox news America where the meaning has no meaning only the delivery matters. . Obedience is freedom . War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
23   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 May 19, 2:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

bob2356 says
A shotgun is a much more deadly weapon after sawing off the barrel. Which is the point they were trying to make. But hey this is trumptard newspeak fox news America where the meaning has no meaning only the delivery matters. . Obedience is freedom . War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.



A sawed off shotgun still isn't an assault rifle. And it's not pedantic since anybody with elementary knowledge of firearms would know it isn't. This is not an argument over the Oxford Comma.

Yep. Just like sending informants to spy on a political candidate is "Protecting Him", even though the informant seemingly only wanted to know if Trump had Hillary's Emails. I wonder how many informants the FBI/DOJ sent to the Hillary camp to protect her?
24   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (30)   2018 May 19, 3:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

As soon as a kid can lift M134, he should not be allowed out of the house without one.
25   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (30)   2018 May 19, 3:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

FREEDOM! is all you need!
26   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 May 19, 6:43pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

bob2356 says
A shotgun is a much more deadly weapon after sawing off the barrel.


No, it's not. Not even close.

There is very little difference in spread of the pellets from a standard barrel. Shotguns are sawed off to make them easier to hide and conceal.

bob2356 says
Ignorance is strength.


Yep (in some people's world).

bob2356 says
That puts me one up on a big chunk of patnet posters then.


Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha ha. Where do we mail the trophy?
27   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2018 May 19, 7:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Welcome to the world of inner city parents since 1980 ish.
28   deepcgi   ignore (0)   2018 May 19, 7:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

I recommend the immediate attempt to confiscate 300 million private weapons, (and gold while we’re at it), followed swiftly by revolution.
29   bob2356   ignore (1)   2018 May 19, 8:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Sniper says
No, it's not. Not even close.

There is very little difference in spread of the pellets from a standard barrel.


That would depend on how much the cut down is wouldn't it? Ever see the pattern on a really short barrel? You lose knockdown with less concentrated pattern, but would inflict more wide spread damage. Some loss of muzzle velocity also.

Sniper says
bob2356 says
Ignorance is strength.


Yep (in some people's world).


I will defer to much higher expertise on the subject of ignorance.
30   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 May 19, 9:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

bob2356 says
Sniper says
No, it's not. Not even close.

There is very little difference in spread of the pellets from a standard barrel.


That would depend on how much the cut down is wouldn't it?


Nope, that's the second strike!

Wanna go for three?
31   CBOEtrader   ignore (2)   2018 May 20, 1:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Propaganda, no facts whatsoever. Congrats




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