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A beautiful Saturday in Allen, Texas, great for shopping for just about anything. People going about this gorgeous day going in and out of multiple shops in the outlet mall just going about their own business, only to be sprayed with A.R. rifle gun fire for doing nothing at all wrong… Just shopping. Oh my word; the trauma that will last a lifetime for every person at that mall yesterday. There really are no words for little children who don’t have a face. No words for people being blown to bits on a sidewalk outside the mall store. HLM how many fingers were blown off how many arms or

legs - no longer intact too ghastly to comprehend or have to see. I want to say fuck every gun nut, every fucking politician, who will not rise to the occasion to take this on and make it stop!

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You are correct-there are no words.

In their twisted minds their right to shoot and kill far outweighs our right to live. How dare you even consider taking away their freedom?

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People talk about the single issue voter. I am a single party voter. Ban assault weapons and have a buy back program, women’s productive/health rights, equality in all facets for the LGBTQ community, same justice for the poor as for the rich. I only see one party standing for that. You want to disqualify President Biden because of age? It is about the people he surrounds himself with who carry out his vision. These people who die in mass shootings aren’t dying because they are old. They are dying because a one party has backed Itself into a corner with all the crazies and think they will keep them in power. It is like giving children more and more candy until they are so hyped up on sugar, they are climbing the walls. Vote them out!

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come on, man, give it a rest. not here. not today.

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You're right, sorry, deleted. Apologies.

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thanks, I really appreciate it

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Sorry, Jeff, I am on a lot of substacks and sometimes when I jump from one to another I don't do a proper context switch.

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Vote every single Republican out of office. I wish it were easy on any level. Oh, and that good guy with a gun, well, he showed up and in seconds and it was still too late!

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Yes that is why ALL weapons must be tracked registered and the owners must be licensed and insured and on and on and on!

And to think, I own hunting weapons but I would either do these aforementioned suggestions or sell my weapons back to the State.

Prayers are worthless after a human has been wiped off the face of the earth for gods sake!!

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I agree and most gun owners and most in the NRA are for a whole lot more than this sorry bunch is so far willing. to allow How many people have to be slaughtered before these selfish creeps relent?

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I really hope there's a Hell. I don't care about Heaven but I sure hope there's a Hell for these monsters. Not just the shooters, the murderers and maimers and terrifiers, but even more for those who have brought us to the present state. I hope they burn. Forever.

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I think we’re already living in Hell-

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I was just going to say that and hell has another feature, it's on a loop so surely this is hell, complete with The Loop.

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They created this hell and their time is past! Something’s gotta give. This is effed up. Enough is way to much!

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They will do nothing until there's a massive revolt in this country. They completely ignore death and destruction and the escalation of it.

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I just can't think anything positive about the state that sends the hugest, stinkiest, smelliest, most pungent pile of suppurating shit to the US Senate.

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I agree, but will add the governorship too.

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Imho, he and DeSantis should both be in prison for the amount of blood they have on their hands. Power hungry and money crazy maniacs both.

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I may think Abbott is worse than Cruz!!

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Two rotten peas in the same rotting pod

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Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley et al all are responsible for all of this shit but go figure their constituents love them!

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There's a whole lot we should all revolt against and gerrymandering, both sides, is high on that list.

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Oh yes my short list did not have even 10-% of what I believe is needed and could be changed with a super majority after 2024!!!

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My grandchildren tell me time to time that their schools were locked down. It’s become normal to them. THIS should not be normal! THIS is a massive failure on the part of our government AND the citizens of this nation to DEMAND change! The United States has become a safe harbor for gun toting terrorists! Our nation is no longer safe for anyone!

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Very unfortunately true!

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I’m so tired of waking up everyday feeling like someone died (because they did).

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No; not today. No rest on this Sunday, no peace. Just carnage the aftermath of another shooting. Taking innocent lives. Thank you Jeff for your inspiring post today.

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"She had no face." What else do we need to know? Somebody shot her face off. There aren't enough tears....

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Horrific.

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It’s like the war zone that my husband won’t even share for fear of terrorizing me with the graphics-he no longer need hold back. It’s here.

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What exactly are the praying assholes praying for when they say they’re praying? Praying assholes……

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Praying that saying they are praying will absolve them from responsibility is what they are doing. Saying the guns kill, blame the machine for evil. Machines do not have feelings, people.

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I’m thinking Gods asking the same thing...

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Clearly the inmates are running the asylum. With weapons of war no less. It’s outrageous & unconscionable.

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Is anyone seeing any sign that this shit is changing any minds? As the shootings go from occasional to weekly to daily and now more than daily, all we see is distant footage of police vehicles and then pictures of the slaughtered from when they were alive.

It's all as cleaned-up as buying beef in the supermarket, all sanitized and wrapped.

We need to have ghoulish images of the dead, shove it in faces, THIS IS WHAT YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT MEANS.

We're about ten miles down the road from "desensitized."

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I agree with this. The people who enable this shit either by mindlessly voting according to hereditary beliefs they've never questioned and/or choose to spend their time marinating their minds in the putrid rubbish spewn forth by the Panic and Outrage Industrial Complex and trafficking in it ought to have to look at the shit they are enabling, and have it shoved in their faces. Will enough people get fed up enough then??

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Traumatize half a dozen people versus change the minds of millions to stop it from happening anymore?

Sorry, but I stick to what I wrote.

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Like I wanted my sister in law to see if the victims missing limbs, faces blown away, because in her ditzy ignorance she was excited like a cheer leader at homecoming when Baghdad, Iraq was being bombed and after when pictures of ours came online, not to mention coming back forever changed, depression. Sorry I got off subject but I still see her ignorant face that day, I still get angry.

That’s what our nation has to do. We March for everything else. We’re need to take action

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Agreed Chris Fox!

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I feel I must amend my comment below with the following:

After posting it, I logged onto the What-Fresh-Hell-Today-Musked-Up-Shitbird-App and was immediately reminded of the unintended consequence in which inconceivably shit excuses for humans will take those images and use them to terrorize and torment and re-traumatize those whose loved ones were senselessly murdered in perpetuity for their own amusement. That is too high a cost. When will enough people get fed up enough?

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Apparently, thoughts & prayers aren't bullet proof, anyone else noticed that?

While I certainly wouldn't volunteer someone else, maybe people need to see photographs of disintegrated people parts.

It's gonna take a nation-wide general strike. (Not to mention the biggest blue wave possible.)

We're not safe anywhere. I am obviously as upset as everyone else here.

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Nationwide general strike--yes, that's what it will take. But too many people are too comfortable with the death of children and other innocents. How do they live with themselves?

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The blue wave IS OUR only HOPE in my opinion.

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And last night I sat in my rural home with neighbors on three sides out shooting in their yards, like anyone's normal Saturday evening, when a bullet hit my house right next to my front door, less than 10 feet from where I was sitting. After waiting for a break from shooting to verify what I thought happened, running back in the house when it started again. After another break I cautiously went back out to see about talking to the new most likely neighbor about it. Scared that I might get shot accidentally or on purpose because you never know how people will react, I cautiously walked the country distance to their house. He was very nice, apologetic, offered to fix it. I'm sure after seeing his shooting range, if you can call it that, it was a ricochet that hit my house. He offered to not shoot till he builds a better backstop. But that still means he will be shooting directly at my house or someone else's due to the layout of the properties.

I sometimes was nervous before about all the shooting around me but it never really felt REAL as I am not anti gun and saw the setup each of them have for ranges. Now it's real and I will forever be nervous about it when it starts up as it does quite often.

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OMG I’m so sorry. This just should not be.

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Where in Gods name do you live that people can just set ip targets aimed at other houses? Check with your local mayor or city clerk about zoning for firearm practice! That is nuts!!

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Sallie, you are 💯, and I feel EXACTLY the same way, with the addition of addressing climate change, renewable energy, environmentalism, and animal rights. I especially agree about Biden, and the people he surrounds himself with to carry out his vision. This is not my dad’s Republican Party. Vote them out. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. 🤬👎🏼

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The NRA needs to be abolished for starters. The dick members of Congress who take their money and wear their fking AR rifle pins need to be voted out and convicted of accomplices to every single murder that has occurred en masse and otherwise killed by sub-humans such as themselves. Fund mental health. And melt every GD AR rifle in this country. For starters.

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