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Should We Blame The Left for Alexandria?

There are a lot of accusations being thrown around by the right toward the left right now, but I think we should be very careful to attribute violence to rhetoric. Not too much is known about shooter right now concerning his mental health and state of mind at the time of the shooting, plus, if we are looking to blame the left for something, we should focus more on the actual violence (which there is plenty if) instead of what is merely being said.

"the left" is a little too broad if you ask me. i do believe the normalization of hatred and opprobrium towards anyone who doesnt fully accept their narrative has been taken too far by MSM without a doubt. One might call their (the left) media pundets crass or responsible for our nations growing depravity. However, if you point the finger, there is always three pointing back at you. Great video RM! Im looking forward to our skype call one day

There has always been negative rhetoric coming from both sides. However, I do not think that it is right to blame leftists who write "death to Trump" for the unfortunate incident in Alexandria yesterday. Throughout the Obama administration, rightists had been tweeting "death to Obama," including violent white supremecists such as Dylan Roof. Roof's actions led to 9 deaths of innocent churchgoers, but the right's "negative rhetoric" towards Obama was never pegged as the cause of his violent actions. There are violent people who can easily access guns on both the right and left. As you said, @RoamingMillennial, Hodgkinson acted as a lone wolf, so leftists (who are generally anti-gun and anti-violence) should not be blamed for his horrific actions.

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Love the video. Things like this are the reason freespeech are important, but it also shows how it can be dangerous when not properly enforced. When no one polices the boundary between free speech and calls to violence there is probably going to be some crazy person willing to commit the act of violence. It's such a frustrating issue because doing something about it without treading on people's rights is difficult, not to mention the lack of resources for policing anything like this. Would be interested to hear what you think the response should be, @RoamingMillennial

Violence is never the answer. Dialog, conversation and eating together is.

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CryingLiberalLaughing....LOL. While violence obviously shouldnt be the go to response for every problem, there are plenty of times when violence is the ONLY answer

@bitter-clinger like what?

@CryingLibralLaughing most defensive gun uses in America, the invasion of Normandy, Hiroshima, Boudicca's fight against the Romans, Seagull security's anti-piracy actions, most automotive work on Russian vehicales, etc etc,

like defending your property....someone breaks in my house, Im not reasoning with the son of a bitch, Im grabbing my mossberg maverick and putting holes in their dumb ass, period. another example is the warsaw ghetto uprising in 1943....you think the last few jews left in warsaw would have done better trying to havew a nicer kosher dinner and talking it over with the waffen SS? what about the korean store owners during the 1992 rodney king chimp-out. you think the dindu's would have left the korean merchants' stores in south central alone if they had cooked chitlins for em...I doubt it...but semi auto rifles kept their stores intact.

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