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THREAD: the most disingenuous, galling part of the republican response for calls of gun control is the attempt to shift all the blame on mental health. not just because they ALSO ignore calls for funding of mental health programs, though that also shows great hypocrisy. [1/8]
01:13 AM - May 09, 2023
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it's more than that, though. these people aren't dumb. they're executive officers, they're legislators. they know the difference between short term, medium term, and long term. [2/8]
01:13 AM - May 09, 2023
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they should be able to understand that IF mental health is a factor (and i'm not sure it always is), it's a factor that can only be solved in the medium term or long term. it doesn't have an immediate solution. [3/8]
01:13 AM - May 09, 2023
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so if you want to avoid these horrific murderous events in the short term, the best option is to deal with the guns.

they love talking about cars, and how you can also kill people with cars yet no one's trying to take away people's cars. (yes, we know. [4/8]
01:14 AM - May 09, 2023
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one such event happened just this weekend.) well, if an alcoholic drives a car under the influence, there are laws that can take away their access to a car before they can hurt someone else-- be it by revoking their license, by towing their car, etc depending on the location. [5/8]
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01:14 AM - May 09, 2023
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because taking away the IMMEDIATE solution, and waiting for them to overcome their alcoholism might take too long, or perhaps never happen. both need to happen, and both SHOULD happen, but only one saves people THAT DAY. [6/8]
01:14 AM - May 09, 2023
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not 100%-- some people still slip through the cracks and cause tragedies-- but less people will have died in the end.

same principle with gun deaths. so why insist that it should be one option or the other, but not both? [7/8]
01:15 AM - May 09, 2023
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