The Price of Freedumb

You WILL improve your posture!

This is insane:

More than 4 in 10 Republicans think mass shootings are inevitable in a “free society,” according to a new poll by CBS News and YouGov.

“Ah’m free t’ shoot-up whoever Ah want, Praise Jeebus, an’ that’s whut’s impotent t’ me.”

The survey results came on the heels of a string of mass shootingsacross the country that have prompted Congress to once again consider legislation on gun control.

One of the questions in the poll asked respondents if they feel that mass shootings are “unfortunately something we have to accept as part of a free society” or “something we can prevent and stop if we really tried.”

In response, 44% of Republicans said mass shootings are inevitable “as part of a free society.” Meanwhile, 85% of Democrats and 73% of Independents said mass shootings are preventable “if we really tried.”

The “we gotta have guns to protect us from the evil gubmint taking our guns” crowd is as confident as we are cynical:

In the CBS/YouGov poll, respondents from political parties across the board seemed to agree that it is unlikely Congress will “pass any laws in the next few months that will make significant changes to gun policy.”

A total of 66% of Democrats, 72% of Independents, and 71% of Republicans indicated that they think it is “not very likely” or “not at all likely” that Congress passes significant, new gun policies in the coming months.

…and we’re all probably right about this. From the chief Republican negotiator:

Axios morning email thingie gives us the run-down on this weekend’s killing sprees, you bet:

Seven mass shootings this weekend — two at graduation parties — resulted in the deaths of 12 people and injuries to 50+ others, Axios’ Ivana Saric reports.

  • A bustling street in Philadelphia saw multiple shooters open fire Saturday night, killing three people and injuring at least 11 others. Gunshots initially rang out during an altercation around 11:30 p.m. in the heart of South Street’s popular hub of bars and restaurants.
  • A shooting near a bar in Chattanooga, Tenn., left 14 people struck and three others hit by cars, police said. Three people were killed: Two died from gunshots, and the third was run over by a vehicle that was trying to flee the scene, per local media.
  • A shooting outside a bar in Mesa, Ariz., early yesterday killed two people and left two others injured, an Arizona ABC affiliate reported.
  • An outdoor high school graduation party in Summerton, S.C., ended in bloodshed after two cars pulled up to a house and a shooting began. Eight people were hit, officials said. One of the victims died.
  • Outside Richmond in Chester, Va., a 20-year-old man was fatally shot and seven other young people were injured after gunfire erupted during a graduation party. (AP)
  • A shooting at a strip mall in Phoenix left one person dead and eight others injured. (AP)
  • A shooting in Macon, Ga., shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday left one dead and three others injured, authorities said.

The Senate is back today, with all eyes on whether 10 Republican votes will materialize for a gun legislation deal. The Betting Window is open, if you have Quatloos burning in your pockets.

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10 Responses to The Price of Freedumb

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Is it just me being in a dark place, or is the country literally tearing itself apart?

    Liked by 4 people

    • spotthedog says:

      Not just you; never knowing when a simple trip to the grocery store will be the last moment of your life, when there’s a loud bang of any sort you are ready to drop and play dead – that is the dark place imposed on us by the GQP.

      Those who would decry the influence of Hollywood on our politics are totally sold on the idea that we should all be swaggering macho John Wayne types – that has to come to an end somehow or we are eternally torn apart.

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      • osirisopto says:

        As they say “An armed society is a terrorized society.” Or is it “An armed society is an abused society?” Maybe it’s “An armed society is a backwards society?”

        Oh, well as long as the biggest dumbasses around can pretend to be badass MF’s in Chili’s wearing their combat gear it’s all good.

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  2. roket says:

    Interesting. Being run over by a car attempting to flee the scene of a mass shooting has been added to the equation. If the driver of the car is cited for DUI think of all the jerbs created for lawyers. An insurance man’s nightmare. Time for the insurance companies to step up to the plate.

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  3. w3ski4me says:

    We are not Somalia. We are not a free-fire zone. We are not currently involved in an open war within our boundaries. So, I for one refuse to allow all this shooting downtown. I live in an area where most of the people own guns and there is a hell of a lot less killing going on.
    I refuse to live in a war zone. I have no answer for ending this current war, but it must end.
    Too many innocents have already paid the price for an end to this.

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  4. R White says:

    Until the ammosexuals amongst us give up their silly, childlike fantasies of becoming the armed ‘hero’ they continually fantasize about while realizing that by not owning military grade weaponry, their ‘manhood’ isn’t infringed upon, we, the sane adults, will have continue to suffer the fear, dread and sadness of those angry fools with the intellect of toddlers lashing out whenever life doesn’t fit their narrative.

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  5. Is US Senator Collins concerned yet?

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