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Mon Feb 21, 2022, 10:54 AM

As February draws to a close there have been

10,579 people shot.
198 unintentional shootings.
144 children under the age of 11 shot.
And wait for it . . . . 143 good guys with a gun, aka defensive uses.

There have also been about 140 women shot by intimate partners. Which leads me to the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. In a compromise to get enough republicans to vote for it a key provision was removed. Known as the 'boyfriend loophole' it would prosecute unmarried dating partners the same as a spouse. Apparently if he isn't actually actually married to her he can just beat the shit out the bitch when she won't shut up. In return the bill now includes a provision to notify police of who and when someone is denied a gun because they can't pass a background check.

Wait, what? Gun sellers aren't required to report a crime committed during an attempted gun purchase?? WTF! Owners aren't required to report a lost or stolen guns either. Seems republicans think the poor gunner has suffered enough, after all he just lost his gun! There are about 150,000 guns reported lost or stolen every year and there is no federal mandate to report them. Who really knows how many guns enter the black market every year.

It is like this because the gun industry seized control of enough legislators to turn the voter's will on it's head. Nearly 40% of voters want stricter gun regulation and only 9% want less (the rest are like: Meh, who cares?).

Nothing is going to change until we play by the gunner rules; Money talks, voters walk. We have to out bid the gun lobby.

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Mon Feb 21, 2022, 10:58 AM

1. K&R

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Mon Feb 21, 2022, 11:14 AM

2. I am dismayed to read that the 'boyfriend loophole' was removed from the renewal.

The contortions we put ourselves through to get any Republican to vote for this measure!

I agree: We have to outbid the gun lobby. And we must be united enough to accomplish this.

K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 21, 2022, 12:38 PM

3. I remember testimony in LA (the state)

when an NRA lawyer asked, paraphrasing, "What if there isn't a partnership? What if it's a first date?"

Yeah, that's the reasoning . . .

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