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  1. georgia adopted a hate crime law last year. its a separate charge
  2. Yes, evidence. As a prosecutor you are required to present evidence at a hearing in order to pursue a charge. The fact that the prosecutor is charging him with a hate crime means that the prosecutor believes he can meet the evidentiary burden at that hearing.
  3. One of the most egregious falsehoods spread by the NRA and repeated by at least one poster in this topic relates to domestic violence. Around 4.5 million women in the United States have been threatened with a gun, and nearly 1 million women have been shot or shot at by an intimate partner. Over half of all intimate partner homicides are committed with guns. A woman is five times more likely to be murdered when her abuser has access to a gun. 76% of female homicide victims and 85% of female attempted homicide victims experienced stalking in the 12 months leading up to their murder
  4. I'll rely on Harvard studies over anecdotes collected on a pro-gun website. Many of those anecdotes include people acting illegally, as well. One of the posters in the previous version of this topic bragged about scaring away his neighbor who was complaining about his barking dog by showing him his gun. That's a felony in most states ("brandishing a weapon"), but these "good guy with a gun" sites would call it an instance of a defensive use of a gun. For every anecdote about some person's wild west moment, there's one of these: https://wgme.com/news/local/absolute-crisis-mai
  5. much of the NRA's intentional deception and media manipulation was confirmed through a 3 year sting operation. these talking points have been parroted throughout this topic, since the NRA is the source material for many of the false arguments made against gun control. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2019/3/26/how-to-sell-a-massacre-nras-playbook-revealed
  6. Inslee is quite the control freak. Washington full open June 30 or earlier if 70% of people 16 and older have initiated first vaccination. Currently at 57%.
  7. the article has citations to each study and statistic. it doesn't matter what site hosts the article. the facts are what they are.
  8. Harvard researchers debunk the "good guy with a gun" https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hicrc/firearms-research/gun-threats-and-self-defense-gun-use-2/ far more likely to be used illegally, to threaten members of your own household, or to cause a shooting of yourself or a member of your household.
  9. lets see a link to the number of crimes stopped by a "good guy with a gun" and not to Kleck, who admits he's wrong, or John Lott, whose numbers have been debunked. then compare that with the number of times guns are stolen from "good guys with a gun" or how often gun ownership results in a shooting of the gun owner or a member of their household. "good guy with a gun" is a myth and a favorite NRA talking point. Since 1997 when 14 jurisdictions adopted concealed carry laws, gun crimes went up in every one of those states. facts, not anecdotes: https://www.americanprogress.or
  10. love the bats are as dangerous as guns argument. lets see that link.
  11. reports that he has reached a plea deal and will cooperate with the investigation.
  12. Are there a lot of turkeys wandering around in the Chicago city limits? A semi-auto shotgun used for turkey hunting can be owned by a resident of Chicago if it is stored outside the city limits...like where it is legal to hunt. No confiscation. Just a common sense law about where guns can be stored.
  13. one of the mods here posted a lengthy article on how the books preyed on Trump supporters betting irrationally in the presidential election. books set lines bases on public emotion all the time.
  14. just saw my 92 year old dad and 88 year old mom this weekend. enjoy the time with your parents. i'm probably outgoing for a few months. be good to each other.
  15. unfortunately, you quoted SC and he lied about me. guess I'll risk the banhammer. Im not anti-gun, and have never advocated any gun ban. i have worked on gun legislation, and I'm in favor of licensing, training, safe storage, red flag laws, expanded background checks, gun registry, tracking of guns used in crimes, and loss of gun ownership rights for people convicted of stalking and domestic violence. nearly all of these have majority support even among gun owners. but he just cant help himself about saying things that are blantanly untrue. there has never been a gun ban that has in
  16. What does this mean? Something to the effect of out of style because you're either trying too hard or you're out of touch. Wearing a jean jacket is cheugy. Wearing a leather jacket 5 sizes too big is not.
  17. No, she's just an inattentive driver and especially bad at backing up, even with a camera and proximity alarm.
  18. deadline for Greenberg to become a fully cooperating witness is reportedly May 15. If there's something to all this, it should heat up next week.
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