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Mitch McConnell finally admits Congress canít stop school shootings.

This is a discussion on Mitch McConnell finally admits Congress canít stop school shootings. within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by dennis40x The "Gun Free Zones" are Looks Good-Feels Good non solutions that the elected things come up with from their viewpoint to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis40x View Post
    The "Gun Free Zones" are Looks Good-Feels Good non solutions that the elected things come up with from their viewpoint to appease the know nothing voters that place them office.
    Very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DG View Post
    Some things are better left unsaid and the senator would have been better off leaving this unsaid.

    Democrats will immediately seize his statement and proclaim that the reason "Congress can't stop school shootings" is because the wrong party is in control of congress. Of course, Democrats can't do anything either, but that won't stop them from using this as a rallying cry. The activist students from the Parkland, FL high school are probably already incorporating it in their speeches.
    In a normal political environment this may be true, but we are in Trump Land now. It seems the more irate, irrational, and unhinged the dimms become the more people are turning away from them. It may be McConnell gave them some gasoline, but they will end up the ones lighting the match on themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZS4 View Post
    In a normal political environment this may be true, but we are in Trump Land now. It seems the more irate, irrational, and unhinged the dimms become the more people are turning away from them. It may be McConnell gave them some gasoline, but they will end up the ones lighting the match on themselves.

    I'm not as optimistic. Time will tell. November is quickly approaching.

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    IMO, itís not an issue that is Federal responsibility, itís a State issue, and each state needs to be responsible for their schools.

    And, I think that is where Mitch is going with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    IMO, itís not an issue that is Federal responsibility, itís a State issue, and each state needs to be responsible for their schools.

    And, I think that is where Mitch is going with this.
    Another place Mitch is going (a lot) is to China. You know, to dip into the old Money Trough.

    Mitch doesn't have the spare time to worry about the "chirrens." Even if he wanted to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    Truth is, Congress' only interest in stopping school shootings is to get voters off their backs about it. Other than that, I don't think they care. If they did, we would see armed school staff, federal money/incentives for improving physical security at schools, special federal LE task forces for ID'ing threats like we do for terrorism. I think the same goes for the states.

    The real battle is can we keep the left (who also don't really care about school shootings) from using those events as leverage for taking our guns, which is what they really want. Even if by some magic, we solved school shootings, they would still want that and they would find something else to use for leverage. It's the voters in the middle, the ones who can still be swayed either way who are the target of all this. That's what both sides care about.

    Our three "red" branches of the federal government may not be doing or saying everything we like right now and they may be making us mad, but if any part of the government turns "blue" we are in for a world of hurt.
    What facts do you have to support your argument?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CG11 View Post
    When politicians have a problem, they throw money at it. When the public has a problem, they throw politicians at it. Neither works.
    Therein lies the $20T problem.

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    ... I do wish people would get off their "Federal Government' high horse as if the Federal mandate is to control our lives. It is upon the individual and those within their neighborhood (i.e. Stat) to take charge of the events in their life. I must concede that we have traveled down the 'Federal intrusion' path a pretty long way.
    Personal responsibility. Self-government. Absolutely. But besides leaving the future generation $20T in debt, the problem is a significant constituency, or mob, is coming for our guns and using government to do it. Good that McConnell is opting out.
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