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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The National Rifle Association on Wednesday said its "deepest sympathies" are with the families and victims of the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school massacre -- the latest in a series of mass shootings that gun-control advocates have blamed on loose firearm laws.

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"evil crime" should this be the church's problem to deal with then?Should teams of priests be checking kids for signs of demonic influence so they can be culled from the well armed society?

#1 | Posted by Scotty at 2022-05-25 06:38 PM | Reply

Should teams of priests be checking kids for signs of demonic influence....?

#1 | POSTED BY SCOTTY

Skip the kids. Go directly to Greg Abbott.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-25 07:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Our deepest sympathies are with the families and victims involved in this horrific and evil crime,"

-NRA

Everyone knows you people don't have a ---- to give.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-25 07:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Our deepest sympathies" --NRA

Just how deep is that, though.
Is their sympathy chambered in 45 ACP? 9mm Parabellum?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-25 07:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Did they offer their sympathy in English or Russian?

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-25 09:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The NRA should pay for all the funerals.

#6 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-05-25 09:39 PM | Reply

I doubt that they'll open the conference this weekend in Houston with a prayer for the families of the dead children.

It will be interesting to hear what Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott will be talking about when they give their keynotes addresses at the NRA conference. Trump is also scheduled to speak.

OCU

#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-05-26 12:53 AM | Reply

I think everyone knows who the weird kids are in school. Names should be on lists. People should get mental health treatment. Modern-day treatment is left to families and jails to deal with. There should be another way. This kid dropped out of school. This was the first mistake of our system: to let a kid fall out of an education. Sounds like his parents were also POS so there is that too. Too bad this kid was not put into foster care and had a good upbringing. As a man he chose to be a monster and the gun empowered him.

#8 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-05-26 02:14 AM | Reply

Guns are now the leading cause of death for children. Congrats GQP you built that: www.npr.org

And foster care???? Really, do you know how many children are abused in the foster care system???? It's one in five.

#9 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-05-26 08:59 AM | Reply

The NRA is still a thing?

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-05-26 10:45 AM | Reply

Feck the NRA and everything they stand for...

#11 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-05-26 02:04 PM | Reply

What the NRA does: {1} Defends in court, inroads against the 2nd Amendment, just as the ACLU does for the 1st Amendment. {2} Teaches firearms and hunting safety.

The group was founded in 1871 by two US Civil War veterans.

#12 | Posted by MSgt at 2022-05-26 04:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

The group was founded in 1871 by two US Civil War veterans.

#12 | Posted by MSgt

And then was taken over in the 90s by weapons manufacturers.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-26 04:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What the NRA does: Spends Russian money to bankroll GOP candidates.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-26 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The NRA used to believe in gun control. Now it's a free for all.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-26 04:47 PM | Reply

What the NRA does: {1} Defends in court, inroads against the 2nd Amendment, just as the ACLU does for the 1st Amendment. {2} Teaches firearms and hunting safety.

They litigate far more than "inroads against the 2nd Amendment;" they fight tooth and nail against every single possible gun safety measure no matter how reasonable. The 2nd Amendment is not absolute, but the NRA pretends it is.

You also left out the part where they steal their donors' money to pay for private jets and trips to the Bahamas.

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2022-05-26 04:50 PM | Reply

People like MSgt think a list of gun owners makes significant, possibly irreparable inroads against the Second Amendment.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-26 05:06 PM | Reply

Republicans will use this as an excuse to run out and buy more guns, naturally.

#18 | Posted by Jaspar at 2022-05-26 06:38 PM | Reply

The NRA used to believe in gun control. Now it's a free for all.

#15 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

It's not about gun "control". It's about gun safety. And thoughts and prayers just don't cut it.

If Republicans were actually interested in gun safety teenagers (who can't even be trusted with alcohol) would not have access to deadly weapons until the age of 22. Why on earth should a teenager have an AR15? And 30 round magazines? Absurd.

I keep hearing republicans say no matter what gun safety legislation Congress tries to pass it wouldn't have prevented any of these tragedies.

Simply raising the age to 22 would have saved all those lives. And would have prevented most of all the other mass shootings. But that's obviously just too much for gun nuts.

One simple change to increase gun safety is just too much?

How many children will have to die before republicans come to their senses?

Republicans clearly allowed this horror show to happen.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-26 10:43 PM | Reply

Read The Federalist Papers, where a clear explanation of the reasoning behind the Second Amendment is presented by James Madison. The purpose was to check the actions of a tyrant. Flash forward to 2022, where the tyrants have the guns and are holding hostage the large majority of US citizens. America--we have a problem...

#20 | Posted by catdog at 2022-05-27 12:54 PM | Reply

"The purpose was to check the actions of a tyrant."

If that were really the case, slaves should have been issued firearms.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-27 12:57 PM | Reply

Nothings going to change until some heroes start shooting the politicians who take bribe money from the NRA in an organized way. Or maybe their kids.

Unfortunately most of the psychopaths are on the other side. But someone is going to be inspired to use guns to show them what gun violence really feels like eventually.

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-27 12:58 PM | Reply

Read The Federalist Papers, where a clear explanation of the reasoning behind the Second Amendment is presented by James Madison. The purpose was to check the actions of a tyrant. Flash forward to 2022, where the tyrants have the guns and are holding hostage the large majority of US citizens. America--we have a problem...

#20 | Posted by catdog

Most of the gun owners would be more likely to use their guns to help a tyrant stay in power, the next time republicans try to seize power without winning an election.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-27 12:59 PM | Reply

Read The Federalist Papers, where a clear explanation of the reasoning behind the Second Amendment is presented by James Madison.
#20 | POSTED BY CATDOG

Most conservatives refuse to read anything about the Second Amendment. It's a means to an end for them and nothing more. Facts, history, 200 years of case law, the actual words in the Amendment ... none of it means anything to them. They need their microdick compensation toy and nothing else matters.

#24 | Posted by JOE at 2022-05-27 01:12 PM | Reply

Guns are a crutch for masculinity. So they're beloved by the people who can't do the fill the normal masculine roles of being physically strong or mentally capable of providing for their families - dumb rednecks and ghetto thugs.

You have no power in the world because you're stupid and you suck, but as soon as you have a gun in your hand you feel like you're powerful and you're a man again.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-27 02:30 PM | Reply

Texas Senator Ted Cruz was one of the opening speakers at the annual NRA conference in Houston today and to hear him talk, those 19 children and two teachers, they died of something, but whatever it was, guns had little or nothing to do with it. He blamed everything from absentee fathers, to video games, to the COVID mandates, to the over-prescription of drugs, to an overly aggressive media, to people not going to church often enough, everything but it being really easy to buy guns and ammo that can kill dozens of people in just a few minutes.

OCU

#26 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-05-27 07:45 PM | Reply

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