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NM11046 last won the day on October 23 2019

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  1. Looks like Youngkin saw a chance to move in on the potential Trump base:
  2. You do realize you don't understand boards no? The dude created his own "certification" to avoid taking the boards. He never was certified legally, and his own created "board" was dissolved in 2000. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-rand-paul-tried-to-lead-an-eye-doctors-rebellion/2015/02/01/010994da-9cd6-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna37693720 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rand-pauls-addresses-ophthalmology-certification-questions/ https://www.salon.com/2010/06/14/rand_2/ https://theweek.com/articles/493531/rand-paul-real-doctor https://abop.org/verify-a-physician/?fn=rand&ln=paul#physician-list-search-results https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2010/06/rand-paul-not-really-a-doctor-like-in-the-board-certified-sense
  3. Speaking of handling oneself well in the face of idiotic peers - Stacey Plaskett continues to give folks a run for the money. So grateful she is second to Gym Jordon on this committee.
  4. Super interesting article, poll of 400 AR owners. Some confirmation for me, and lots of more interesting info (for me) on race, education level, military past etc. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/interactive/2023/american-ar-15-gun-owners/?itid=hp-top-table-main_p001_f001
  5. Rand Paul couldn't even pass his exam to be an eye doctor. He's no brain.
  6. I think the crux is that a lot of gun owning folks seem to think they need "protecting" from people and situations that aren't a threat. And what is worthy of protecting honestly .... Are cars and possessions worth protecting? Is someone encroaching on your property line worthy of murder? I get it if someone is coming into the house, but you'd have to show me data that it's a common occurance, or that that's when these shootings happen (it isn't). I was robbed at gunpoint, I saw what was coming just like they say, in slow motion and my gut told me something was off before the perp and those in his car approached us. Even knowing what was going on, there wasn't time or ability to use a gun to protect myself. So I have significant doubts that any random person with a gun would be able to utilize it. It's why we hear of very few situations where the "good guy with a gun" saves the day.
  7. WaPo Article gifted - more than 376 school shootings since Columbine. And the rates in 2022 were the highest yet. https://wapo.st/3zlmK4O Check out the trend ... take out the covid year when no kids were in school and there's a spike starting in 2016. Violent rhetoric has ramifications.
  8. https://elections.bradyunited.org/take-action/nra-donations-116th-congress-senators?fbclid=IwAR1glqB6zIzFSY9Hxzkl-LJCF79RoEmQG5Vj9le4StMa-Gc43oI6Kcj-A6E Call yours up!!
  9. Does anybody else want to know the words?
  10. That man Walter is doing god's work.
  11. hmmmm - his record since taking office is what I'd call extreme. He has reinvigorated the lifetime ban on voting for felons (now the most strict in the US) regardless of their crime, has been on the bad side of the CRT drama and has attacked transgender people (including backing a teacher who was suspended based on the treatment of an LGTBQ student). He is against same sex marriage. The people of his state have questioned the time he has spent outside his state (all in an effort to build recognition for POTUS run) and probably most telling has spent a TON of time on Tucker and Hannity. Which I know if going to be required of any GOP candidate, but it puts a really really bad taste in my mouth based on what we know Fox agenda to be.
  12. We need more of this coming from exactly this sort of person - someone who has an audience outside of political discussions. Thanks for sharing it, reminds me of the Steve Kerr interview from not so long ago. And the mind-blowing incongruence of it right after the Kevin McCarthy saying he will not discuss it but would prefer to talk about movies or anything else is just a kick to the gut. WE MUST VOTE LIKE THIS IS THE THREAT THAT IT IS.
  13. Again with the "it won't totally work so why do it?". It may not stop things 100% ever but yes I do think that would be a deterrent. I guess I didn't see where you were asking others (or providing yourself) with short/mid/long term solutions. But I'll play. If we're sterotyping then Id say that many people that are psychopath mass murders don't have the money to pay a premium for bullets, don't have the finances to pay for insurance and training and don't want to waste time on waiting 3+ days to get a license and a gun. In the short term - create a task force to go arrest folks, question and remove guns from those making threats. Make red flag laws a federal program. Make psych wards and abuse centers report nationally and not allow those folks to buy. Make aggressive moves on hate groups and organizations that are advocating violence. Monitor social media and take immediate action on threats of any kind or hate speech of any kind that threatens others or groups. In the mid term eliminate gun shows, put gunshops on warning and have them be licensed and insured and culpable if a gun sold in their shops is used in any sort of crime. Do a national gun buy back program. Hold gun manufacturers accountable for murders with their weapons. Require annual licensing by the state and home inspection for safes and evaluations of home life and who has access to the guns, Limit gun ownership to a max of 1 gun per person. Repeal all open and concealed carry laws. In the long term I think we need to be able to look at how the above work (and more I was spitballing ideas). We know that prison time and death penalties don't work so there needs to be a total revamping of punishment but I don't know what that looks like. You say you know some transgender people from work, did they express to you that they had no joy in their lives? You must work in a large organization to work with 3. I really think you're making assumptions on that statement and I find it demeaning and arrogant, and I' m confident that those coworkers wouldn't disagree with me. I appreciate that you say you like learning and listening to others, and looking at data - I also appreciate that you've engaged here, and I hope that you consider the information and statistics and articles shared by so many. This is a board of good people, many whose opinions and attitudes have changed dramatically since engaging with others here and really thinking about the "why" behind their views.
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