Comments On Daily Show's Skit Showing What's Up With GOP, NRA & Democrats On Gun Control Bills AND We Discover The NRA Is Using A Form Of Legalized Bribery & Threat-making To Block Background Checks To Keep Americans Un-Safe!
This post takes a deeper look with Jon Stewart at the hypocrisy of the pandering our politicians do in our age of legalized bribery when they gotta do something about their constituents, i.e. they "showboat". What they SHOULD do to redeem themselves is sit-in till they get universal background checks and an assault rifle ban, even if it takes them months and they have to camp out in Congress and the Senate;
SENATE DEMOCRATS FILIBUSTER FOR GUN CONTROL JUNE 16, 2016 - Senate Democrats filibuster for 15 hours in a push for gun legislation that would require buyer background checks and ban suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms. (8:18)
OK. So now after all these years and all the deaths listed below, NOW, in an election year, the Democrats want to do something;
How common are mass shootings or shootings in general? ...
Lets take a look the top 4 mass shootings in US history;
Orlando, Florida - Pulse nightclub - At least 49 dead
June 12, 2016: A gunman armed with an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando in a rampage and hostage standoff that lasted three hours before he was killed in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. The gunman was identified as 29-year-old Omar Mateen. The attack is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism.
Blacksburg, Virginia - Virginia Tech - 32 dead
April 16, 2007: Seung-Hui Cho, 23, killed 32 people in two shooting scenes at a dorm and then in a classroom building on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. He then killed himself.
Newtown, Connecticut - Sandy Hook Elementary School - 27 dead
Dec. 14, 2012: Adam Lanza, 20, opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children and six staff members before killing himself. His mother, Nancy Lanza, was also found shot to death at their home.
Killeen, Texas - Luby's Cafeteria - 23 dead
Oct. 16, 1991: Twenty-three people were killed and 20 more wounded when George Hennard opened fire at Luby's Cafeteria. He then killed himself.
In other words, the Orlando shooting was the largest mass shooting in US history by 17 people. The next highest shooting was 32 people in Virginia Tech. The next after that was 27 in Newtown. If you add the top two "NON-Terrorist" mass shootings you get 50 people that died unrelated to Muslims. Add the next one and you are suddenly at 73 people dead, by what appear to be Christian Terrorists (of just crazy white people as GOP & Fox like to see it)
If you add up all the people from the deadliest mass shootings in US history you get 76 people killed by "Radical Islam" and 164 people killed by "white people gone crazy" and 58 people killed by Asians (that's 222 people killed in mass shootings by non-Muslims making Fox News's emphasis on "Radical Islam" as the main threat we face today, a distraction AT BEST). If we leave out mass shootings and JUST look at people "going crazy" with guns (either intentionally or by treating guns with the same safety consciousness of handle water guns), we get an idea of just how common shootings are in America (making 'America is a culture of mass shootings' the ONLY logical assertion to make);
(screenshot from here)
Just look at how MANY shootings have occurred JUST in 2016!
Flashback on Congress;
Example of the Financial crisis scandal of 2008;
Daily Show Video Clip - March 17 2009 - Congress Is Outraged (after their constituents call them)...
In a backlash to the AIG bailout, Congress opens a can of dumbass and looks for someone to blame (they only ask for names!)
A video outlining how taxpayer money was used to make banks bigger (richer);
A Bloomberg report reveals that the U.S. government loaned banks $7.7 trillion in secret bailout funds at no interest and then borrowed the money back at interest.
Note: 'Basically the banks were being lent money at no interest (by the government) and then the government was borrowing it back and giving interest!' What a sweet deal!... Why is the US so low on the corruption charts? Who makes these charts? [A Bloomberg report [ http://www.bloomberg.com/
Could it have something to do with this? =