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Old 12-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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(Not)Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened

Turn off the news

You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.

It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."

Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened yesterday with School Shooting

I agree 100%


You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem

WELL SAID!!!!!!

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I own weapons. Taking them from me only hurts society. Easily over 99% of gun owners are grieving this tragedy.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, you know Morgan Freeman is a black man right???
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I own weapons. Taking them from me only hurts society. Easily over 99% of gun owners are grieving this tragedy.
So ?
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, you know Morgan Freeman is a black man right???

I thought he was dead
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm sure you don't hunt either, right? Also you have extremely little experience with weapons. Right? Be truthful.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So ?
So basically something bad happened, the public cries out for safety, and now there are people who want the government to respond by taking rights away from far more good people than bad people.

It's been recycled and played like a broken record on here, but restricting firearms will do far less good than these people in the gun control wing would like to think. Just as everything else in the history of the world that has ever been banned, people with the wrong intentions will still find a way to get it, and as a result, the ability for people with good intentions to defend themselves will be severely restricted.

It's not a hard concept to get.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm sure you don't hunt either, right? Also you have extremely little experience with weapons. Right? Be truthful.
LG doesn't own a gun, and probably grieves if he sees a dead insect.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Take Freeman's advice. Maybe you and all the liberal hypocrites from New York to Hollyweird can hold a fundraiser. Why don't you guys have a telethon and every left-wing nutjob can raise money to built and maintain mental health facilities.

This is your Hands Across America moment. Shine on brother!
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Please... LG would urinate all over himself if you fired a BB gun within 50 yards of him.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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LG doesn't own a gun, and probably grieves if he sees a dead insect.
True. It was rhetorical but a rather dumb question in that I knew the answer. But I'd still like to hear it for true.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This is a hoax.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yep . . . Morgan Freeman statement on Connecticut shootings a hoax | The Buzz
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I didn't think Morgan was that insightful myself. Doesn't surprise me he didn't make the statement.
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