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Subj: Re: Italy has a gun culture but no mass shootings
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 at 12:34:20 pm EDT (Viewed 173 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Italy has a gun culture but no mass shootings
Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 at 05:36:09 pm EDT (Viewed 216 times)

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It always makes me think of Waco. Or more recently in my state, the Malheur State Park occupation. Militias with AR-15s are powerless against the federal government. I think the better weapon to use against the feds in this day and age to hold them accountable is simply media exposure. Make sure your story gets out. Which doesn't always mean you're on the right side.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/2016/1/3/10703712/oregon-militia-standoff

I am not sure that the Feds are always the enemy. They can be but often State's have been pretty bad as well in terms of putting people in bad situations. I mean just consider the Reconstruction period in the South. Those State's were happy to allow the murder of minorities and those of different political stripes and to stop them from voting ensuring their own return to power.

I agree with the transparency aspect but would consider it what should be a feature of Democracy. The electorate has to know what is going on to make a choice.

Which is the problem with transparency. If the electorate does not care or those in power are so insulated that exposure that threatens their power base is directly reduced. Add that to social media and echo chambers and you have pretty good protection from any real accountability.

I mean we seem to have accepted as a country (at least politically) that kids getting gunned down is not enough to really act on. As it is more important folks can shoot vermin with weapons I guess. And the politicians saying this sort of thing will be reelected comfortably.




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