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Porn bad ... guns good

Postby mothra » 22 Feb 2018, 14:28

Florida lawmakers vote to label porn a ‘public health risk’, after refusing to consider an assault weapons ban
The sponsor of the bill says that Republicans have blocked debate on the weapons bill for at least two years


Less than a week after the school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been told that pornography is a more pressing public health risk than guns.

After voting against bringing an assault weapons ban to the House floor Tuesday, Republicans in the Florida House of Representatives moved on to a proposal to label pornography a “public health risk”. The measure was passed by a voice vote.

Many students from Stoneman who had travelled to the state capital to lobby their legislators for stronger gun controls were reportedly in the House gallery overlooking the chamber.

“Unfortunately, just five days after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida school, the Florida House just passed a bill that declares pornography a ‘public health risk,’” Rep Carlos Guillermo-Smith, who has sponsored the assault weapons ban for the past two years, told The Independent.

“Basically, what they have determined is that these are the Republican priorities in 2018: Wasting our time with debate and legislation that declares porn as a health threat, meanwhile we can’t even get a single debate, vote, or hearing on anything related to assault weapons,” he continued. “That’s really sad.”

For Mr Guillermo-Smith, the relative silence regarding the assault weapons ban is nothing new. He promised to push for that kind of legislation while on the campaign trail in 2016 after the last major mass shooting in his state — the Pulse Nightclub massacre that left 49 dead — and has been stonewalled by Republicans since.

But, he says that the voices of the students who have descended upon Tallahassee in recent days shows promise.

Following the shooting in Parkland, students began speaking up, condemning politicians who accept money from the National Rifle Association as putting their lives at risk. In a Saturday rally in Ft Lauderdale, they pledged to fight to remove any politician who does not support gun control reforms.

They are organising a massive march in Washington DC to push for gun control, too, which has sparked similar planning in communities across the country. Just Tuesday they received a promise for a $500,000 donation from George and Amal Clooney, who said the movement “inspired” them.

“The reality is that, while these students were stunned and horrified that Republicans refused to debate a ban on assault weapons while they were in the chamber, these students understand that they are in for a long, hard fight to keep our communities safe from gun violence,” Mr Guillermo-Smith said. “They’ve already experienced the horror. They’ve already experienced worse than any of us adults ever will.”

The pornography bill was sponsored by Republican Rep Ross Spano, who is running to become the state’s attorney general. A phone call to Mr Spano’s office for comment was not returned.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/florida-shooting-latest-assault-weapons-ban-blocked-republicans-label-porn-public-safety-risk-a8220451.html?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook
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Re: Porn bad ... guns good

Postby Miranda » 04 Mar 2018, 00:20

That's an interesting article Mothra. What do you think of it?
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Re: Porn bad ... guns good

Postby mothra » 19 Mar 2018, 19:14

Miranda wrote:That's an interesting article Mothra. What do you think of it?


Well i think they're completely bonkers. You?
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Re: Porn bad ... guns good

Postby johnsmith » 19 Mar 2018, 19:36

mothra wrote:Well i think they're completely bonkers. You?


Americans? for sure. Who else would vote for trump as president? :roll :roll
FD.
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Re: Porn bad ... guns good

Postby mothra » 19 Mar 2018, 19:56

johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:Well i think they're completely bonkers. You?


Americans? for sure. Who else would vote for trump as president? :roll :roll


It's not just him. It's like, taking Justin Bieber (Beiber?) from Canada but no positive example of how the fix any of their multiple very serious problems.

They've totally got their priorities wrong.
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Re: Porn bad ... guns good

Postby johnsmith » 19 Mar 2018, 20:01

mothra wrote:It's not just him



ohh i know. Trump is a fool, a liar and a cheat ... and still people voted for him.
As bad as trump is, those that voted for him are worse.
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Re: Porn bad ... guns good

Postby mothra » 19 Mar 2018, 20:12

johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:It's not just him



ohh i know. Trump is a fool, a liar and a cheat ... and still people voted for him.
As bad as trump is, those that voted for him are worse.


Well, there's just no telling some people.

The middle of the US is like the general section on Ozpol has become. Like, nutritional psychiatry level bonkers. And so cross all the time.

Then it's legislated that they feel bad about sex while handing out guns. Europeans must think they're hilarious.
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Re: Porn bad ... guns good

Postby Gordy » 19 Mar 2018, 20:28

mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:It's not just him



ohh i know. Trump is a fool, a liar and a cheat ... and still people voted for him.
As bad as trump is, those that voted for him are worse.


Well, there's just no telling some people.

The middle of the US is like the general section on Ozpol has become. Like, nutritional psychiatry level bonkers. And so cross all the time.

Then it's legislated that they feel bad about sex while handing out guns. Europeans must think they're hilarious.


They need more fermented food, vegies and meat.
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Re: Porn bad ... guns good

Postby mothra » 19 Mar 2018, 21:16

.... obsessed. It's incredibly boring.
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