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imthatonekidyouknow asked: I'm curious as to what changes you think should be made to gun regulation?

Sorry for the late reply, imthatonekidyouknow, but I have only just started getting on tumblr again and missed this ask while I was away.

My preference would be total legality. Guns lose the “forbidden” allure, crime drops because not even gangsters go out looking to get killed, and people are fully able to stand up against police brutality or take your pick of otherwise one-sided abusive situations.

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But, truth be told, that’s pretty much never going to happen. Too much opposition, and not even absurd opposition like you see with people opposing global warming or gender equality. It really does make a lot of sense to say, “No, I don’t want anyone to be allowed to put a bullet in my kid,” or one of many variations on such. The idea that making guns harder for criminals to get to even though they’re already doing illegal activities and will probably get them anyways is also a fair point. The variant that most strongly strikes a chord with me is the fact that most gun-related deaths in the USA over at least the last ten years have been suicides; suicides that don’t use guns are classified as “suicide attempts” and considered calls for help more than, well, suicide, and that change would be most welcome. 

But all I have to do is point to (I believe the city is) Chicago to point out that mixing policies is worse than either extreme. This is one of the few cases in which picking an extreme and sticking with it come hell or high water might actually be a good thing, since as Chicago indicates the criminals simply will have guns that are legal a few hours’ drive in any direction while the civilians are completely unarmed and dependent upon a militant police force. 

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And this long post isn’t just me avoiding giving an answer. This is seriously how I think about these things. Unfortunately, the conclusion is rather depressing: People are stupid, selfish, and incapable of working together on the scale that the USA depends on in order to function. 

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Aug. 31 10:28 am

thehonestdom:

touchezmoi:

panembird:

#AGAINSTNUDES
Spread the word. We support the victims of the photo leaking and will stand behind them. We won’t judge them for taking these photos that weren’t meant to be public. We respect their decision to take these pictures, we respect their sexuality and won’t judge them for photographing themselves.
It is their right to keep the photographs private. No one should harm their rights when leaking nudes or any picture against their will.
#againstnudes , follow the supporting!

I support this wholeheartedly but hate the hashtag. Against nudes? No. Against jackasses sharing private photos? Yes.

Yes, against hacking and sharing photos against someones wishes, but not against nudes ( if my blog is any indication)

thehonestdom:

touchezmoi:

panembird:

#AGAINSTNUDES

Spread the word. We support the victims of the photo leaking and will stand behind them. We won’t judge them for taking these photos that weren’t meant to be public. We respect their decision to take these pictures, we respect their sexuality and won’t judge them for photographing themselves.

It is their right to keep the photographs private. No one should harm their rights when leaking nudes or any picture against their will.

#againstnudes , follow the supporting!

I support this wholeheartedly but hate the hashtag. Against nudes? No. Against jackasses sharing private photos? Yes.

Yes, against hacking and sharing photos against someones wishes, but not against nudes ( if my blog is any indication)

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sexybaldwin:

How Cecil thinks Carlos does science:image

How Carlos actually does science:

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phenax:

magic has so spoiled me for other fantasy worlds tbh? like yeah enjoy your one medieval european fantasy world filled w/gender inequity and white people like, i’ll be over here gettting a creative new fantasy world every fuckin year with a variety of real-world inspirations and diversity of race and gender regardless of the setting lmao

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sarkhan-the-dragonspeaker:

WotC didn’t just give us Mongolia. They gave us the freaking entirety of Asia.

From the dunes of the west…

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… to the peaks of the east…

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… from the snowy wilds of the north…

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…to the lush jungles of the south….

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… and everything in between.

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And then we remember the Mongol knot tying all of these.

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They’ve touched almost everything of Asia.

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eliaes:

👏👏

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livelaughponderpray:

zeeheart:

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

For those of you who dont know why im so upset let me tell you what’s happening in pakistan right now16 days ago a man named Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri lead a peaceful protest to the government to convince them to step down because he believed that the election for the prime minister was rigged he was leading a revolution he was trying to change pakistan
The protest went on for 16 days and today the people Peacefully said that they wanted to go to the prime minister house and protest there thats when the “police” (you should know that alot of the police resigned because they didnt want to harm the peaceful protesters) started firing at the INNOCENT PEOPLE they fired at the children and women so the men would have to deal with them rather than fight back They had CHEMICAL gas that they released at the people
THE GOVERNMENT WON’T LET THE AMBULANCE GET TO THEM THERE ARE PEOPLE NEAR THE BUILDING THAT ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN SHOT AND NOW THEY’RE ORDERING THE “POLICE” TO ARREST IMRAN KHAN
7 INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE DIEDTHERE ARE COUNTLESS INJURED THAT ARE ARE GETTING NO HELP
PLEASE TUMBLR THIS NEEDS ATTENTION YOU GUYS HAVE KEPT FERGUSON ALIVE YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THE NEWS IN UKRAINE WIDESPREADDONT LET THE REVOLUTION HAPPENING PAKISTAN DIE 
PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN


Update: THEY ARE SENDING DEATH THREATS TO THE NEWS THAT IS AIRING ALL THE INJUSTICE HAPPENING BUT THE PEOPLE ARE STILL STANDING STILL 
UPDATE: THEY ARE ARRESTING THE INJURED NOW

dotfuz

livelaughponderpray:

zeeheart:

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

For those of you who dont know why im so upset let me tell you what’s happening in pakistan right now
16 days ago a man named Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri lead a peaceful protest to the government to convince them to step down because he believed that the election for the prime minister was rigged he was leading a revolution he was trying to change pakistan

The protest went on for 16 days and today the people Peacefully said that they wanted to go to the prime minister house and protest there thats when the “police” (you should know that alot of the police resigned because they didnt want to harm the peaceful protesters) started firing at the INNOCENT PEOPLE they fired at the children and women so the men would have to deal with them rather than fight back 
They had CHEMICAL gas that they released at the people

THE GOVERNMENT WON’T LET THE AMBULANCE GET TO THEM THERE ARE PEOPLE NEAR THE BUILDING THAT ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN SHOT 
AND NOW THEY’RE ORDERING THE “POLICE” TO ARREST IMRAN KHAN

7 INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE DIED
THERE ARE COUNTLESS INJURED THAT ARE ARE GETTING NO HELP

PLEASE TUMBLR THIS NEEDS ATTENTION 
YOU GUYS HAVE KEPT FERGUSON ALIVE 
YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THE NEWS IN UKRAINE WIDESPREAD
DONT LET THE REVOLUTION HAPPENING PAKISTAN DIE 

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

Update: THEY ARE SENDING DEATH THREATS TO THE NEWS THAT IS AIRING ALL THE INJUSTICE HAPPENING BUT THE PEOPLE ARE STILL STANDING STILL 
UPDATE: THEY ARE ARRESTING THE INJURED NOW
dotfuz

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