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If he focuses as much on gun control as he did jobs, than we don't really have to worry about anything changing.
Those so called assault weapons that were used in the Newton and in Aurora, CO would not even be legal for deer hunting. And why wouldn't they be legal you ask? Because they aren't powerful enough. The facts are simple. Since World War II, every mass shooting (more than 3 victims) in this country, with the exception of one, has occurred in a gun free zone. Each decade since the 70s has seen a decline in gun homicides and during the same time period the gun laws have become less restrictive. Kennesaw, GA passed a law in 1982 mandating every head of household own a firearm, if they were not precluded from otherwise legally owning one. In those 30 years, there have been 4 gun homicides in Kennesaw. 3 of them occurred in a gun free school zone. Sounds to me like the best solution is to make the laws less restrictive on law abiding citizens so that they have a means to protect themselves and those who are unable to protect themselves.
I would express my sincere condolences for their loss. After some time has passed, I would encourage them to help be a part of potentially minimizing the number of deaths in a future incident. This will happen again, so what can be done to limit the magnitude in the future? Allow, law abiding citizens, who can already carry in many other places, to carry in these schools. What if a teacher with a concealed carry permit had been allowed to carry their firearm at this school. Could they have possibly limited the number of casualties? Fact, the average number of deaths when police respond to a mass shooting 18.2, the average when a citizen with a legally owned firearm stops the threat 2.
Hey Johnson, is Guam still going to tip over and capsize?
That's fine. I'll walk right past them on my way inside to watch the game.
Sorry to be so callous, but Davis, didn't one of your teammates just die last night? Could you not have maybe waited a few days to make this announcement or did it really bug you that much that the attention was not all directed on you?
Two things here:
a) We should not be doing this many standardized tests. I did the math one year, and by the time you factor in the class time lost due to test preparation and actually taking the tests, not to mention when classes have to be re-arragined for non-testing grades, to accommodate the tests, students in Gwinnett County loose between 1 1/2- 2 full years of class time between Kindergarden and 12th grade.
b) I do not think this parent was suggesting having the test on a major Christian holiday. I don't think that is even possible since the schools are either on winter or spring break during the major Christian holidays. However, the parent is most likely concerned because the tests were scheduled on a major religious holiday. If it was Chanukah even, I don't think the parent would be as upset. But Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are two holidays that most Jewish kids are out of school for to attend synagogue. Scheduling major tests on those days requires the kids to miss even more scholastic time to make up the tests.
Clearly this is all George Bush's fault. He saw the storm heading for the Republican National Convention in Tampa and decided to send the storm to New Orleans instead, so it would kill all the black people. Obama is the savior here. He made sure the hurricane only hit as a Category 1 and not a Category 5. Praised be Obama, ruler of all the land.
@snellvillemike, not only is it fascism, it is illegal.
No government entity can deny the establishment of a business on the grounds of the CEOs opinion. That is a violation of the 1st amendment. So long as the business does not discriminate against protected classes, it is illegal to take action against them for an individuals comments.
Off the legal topic and on to my personal feelings, I just love it how liberals are all about free speech and excepting each other, until you disagree with them. In this case I happen to disagree with Cathy. Personally, I don't care who you marry as long as you don't infringe on my rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That being said, since this controversy as blown up, I have eaten at Chick-fil-A as often as possible. I am a diehard Constitutionalist and it infuriates me when an organization is targeted because someone expressed their opinion.
And yet somehow this extra money, which is also tied to extra Federal Government control, has yet to lead to an improvement of schools in lower income areas.
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