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From John Cole: The Next 48 Hours Summarized For You In One Short Post

  • R: Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
  • D: Yes, but guns make it very easy to kill people in large quantities. He would not have been able to stab 71 people.
  • R: Stop trying to politicize this tragedy! What we need are not fewer guns, but more guns. If only someone else in that theatre had had a gun, they would have been able to stop him in his tracks.
  • D: Yes. Nothing could go wrong with crossfire in a dark theatre. This is absurd. There is a clear lesson here, and we need to do something about the ease with which people get firearms.
  • R: There’s no lesson to be learned, the guy was crazy. You can’t stop every crazy person.
  • D: We could try to make it harder for crazy people to walk around with a shotgun, a rifle, two handguns, and gas cannisters.
  • R: I knew Obama and you liberals were coming for our guns. Second Amendment!
  • John: And after 48 hours, the topic will die down as me move on to the next scandal/tragedy du jour, and then we can have this same exact conversation again the next time someone murders a dozen people with a gun.