I have never seen anything remotely resembling empathy from the Republican party.<quoted text>
Lily, with all due respect, one of the biggest problems radical liberals have is wearing their emotions on their sleeve without thinking with their heads.
Having genuine empathy and compassion is possible without losing your ability to reason and think rationally in the process.
Nothing could have prevented the tragedy in Newton. Maybe if you would be more quick to look at what might be causing our younger generation to snap instead of chipping away Americans' rights who aren't comitting crimes, your outrage would be more credible.
It's a programmed kind of head empathy most of you liberals have rather than heartfelt empathy.
It's a knee jerk politically motivated reaction kind of empathy that isn't very convincing, as much as I hate to say it.
The American people support background checks. This is pandering to the NRA. What a disgrace.
Remember Anne Coulter calling the 9-11 widows "whores", who were happy their husbands were killed?
You underestimate the effect that these nuts have on the public, rightwing radio is filled with sickening venom, these shut ins listen to this stuff daily, they're hooked on it like a drug. They fuel violence.
I personally think that anyone with children should not have guns in the house, they always find them, happens every single day. Adam Lanza's mother was a gun nut; so much so that she actually taught her crazy son to shoot. She taught him to kill her and all those others. 26 lives are forever destroyed.
I agree that any gun regulation will not deter all crimes, but eliminating certain automatic weapons altogether may reduce the carnage.