Out of the Blue

The swans both appeared on the pond this weekend, which was the first time we've seen them there since they began nesting in the adjacent marsh. This led me to speculate their brood may have hatched, and a Facebook post by a neighbor confirms this is the case. I'll take a walk past the area this afternoon to see if I can spot anyone. I'll be careful, as I don't want to upset anyone, but I would love to get a look at the babies when they're still so little.

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Re: OotB: Baby monitor
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jdreyer wrote on May 25, 2022, 18:15:
Blue wrote on May 25, 2022, 09:48:
jdreyer wrote on May 24, 2022, 22:23:
If a crazed gunman, or group of them took out a couple dozen congress people, or the entire supreme court, we might see some actual change to the gun laws. Until then nothing will change. If it couldn't change after Sandy Hook or Orlando or Vegas, it won't change until congress is actually affected.
I think you are underestimating the power of lobbying dollars over cognitive dissonance, because this has already proven to not be the case:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/12/steve-scalise-shooting-gun-rights-interview
I think that is different from what I'm talking about.
1) No one died
2) Only one congressperson was affected
3) Good Guy with a Gun™️ was activated

In my scenario, I don't think there is change unless dozens die. It's just an observation on previous legislation that has moved through congress quickly when they were personally affected.
I was thinking the same. Would we have the Brady bill if James had only been winged instead of permanently disabled or if he'd been a member of congress. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/brady-bill-signed-into-law#

Still waiting for Wayne "blood on his hands" LaPierre's good guy with a gun to make an appearance. It's been 12 years since he vomited that statement and all its done was make for nra fundraising material.

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It's official. NRA Sets 1,000 Killed In School Shooting As Amount It Would Take For Them To Reconsider Much Of Anything https://www.theonion.com/nra-sets-1-000-killed-in-school-shooting-as-amount-it-w-1819573533

This comment was edited on May 25, 2022, 20:18.
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