by Countable | Updated on 3.30.18
In honor of March Madness and politicians’ penchant for the pithy bill acronyms that have grown in popularity since the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, we’ve put together a tournament in which you — Countable users — will choose the best bill acronym of the 115th Congress
With the first round, Sweet 16, and Elite 8 in the books, we’ve got some great matchups for you in the Final Four. Voting closes at midnight Sunday, and the winners will face off in the championship on Monday. May the best bill acronym win!
— Eric Revell
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I will not be watching “Roseanne.” I was a fan of her show, but when I saw her disgusting tweet comparing teen activist David Hogg to Hitler, I was done. NOBODY should attack survivors of mass shootings over their activism to end gun violence. ABC made her delete the tweet.
Eric, you have a right to your opinion. But the fact is these kids are talking about responsible gun control. No one is taking you hand guns or hunting rifles from you. Universal background checks and getting rid of semi/automatic guns are not unreasonable. The only question I would ask you is, if you kid was killed in one of these school shootings, what would you say than.
Christine it is perfectly fine to compare that kid to hitler for he is promoting the policies hitler used to gain power. The majority of oppressive regimes including nazi Germany had strict bans on weapons and that is exactly what the hogg is calling for. Taking away the people’s ability do defend themselves WILL lead to more deaths from robberies, shooting, and it will remove our ability to overthrow any oppressive government in the future. Id like to ask all of you gun grabbing activists to ask yourself what you would do if 20 years from now a communist dictatorship comes to power here in America. Insults don actually hurt people and throwing rocks wont win a rebellion so guns are the only choice! If my kid was killed in a school shooting i would be pissed that there was not more armed security at their school. Guns are the solution not the problem. Ever wonder why there has never been a mass shooting at a gun show? These people target weak spots and nothing is weaker than thousands of people with no access to a weapon. Also, Mel, these people are trying to take away a common hunting rifle, the AR-15. These are the most popular gun for hunting wild boar. My uncle owns one NOT FOR SHOOTING UP SCHOOLS but for hunting hogs. Jeez I keep having to extend this... your right... guns don’t mean freedom. The second amendment means that i have the freedom to have guns, however what guns are is protection. From robbers, muggers, creeps, terrorists, school shooters, angry liberal snowflakes. No matter the reason, I feel much safer with a gun around me. Please don’t make me have to keep extending this... XD. Here we go again... christine you act like like it is some crazy powerful .50 cal machine gun. should really read about an AR-15. An AR-15 is no more powerful than any other hunting weapon. Why it is COMMONLY used for hog hunting is because it is easy to handle and not all that powerful so it doesn’t kick too hard. It also is useful for defending yourself if the boar charges you. I’d like to see you go up against boar with a bow and arrow in the middle of the night. You would be chased up a tree if you manage to get that far. Brian, I’m not even going to bother teaching you. If you haven’t come to your senses by now you are a lost cause. I will say the only 2 people I know that own AR-15’s own them for boar hunting.
Eric, in Europe people have in general no guns and there are much less shootings and crimes with guns than here in the USA. Guns are not solving any problems, but they are a lot of problems! It is the thinking, that owning a gun means freedom, really? I sure don’t need a gun to feel free. This is all propaganda from the gunmakers, nothing else!
Wow! Such fear! You are not making any sense. My uncle used a bow and arrow to hunt. Using an AR-15 to hunt is ridiculous. What of the animal is left to eat? The only purpose for that weapon is to kill people efficiently. It is a weapon of war.
One last comment. The students are not anti gun. They are just calling for SENSIBLE gun laws that respect the 2nd amendment. Stop listening to NRA (infiltrated & financed by russia) propaganda and look at the students’ proposals.
The only kids from Florida talking about sensible and responsible gun control are the ones who walked out in support of the 2nd Amendment!
Rob, like there isn’t propaganda coming from the right. The left has George Soros, the right has the NRA and Koch brothers. And the big(little) man himself, trump! He’s the biggest spreader of propaganda! You will disagree and that’s ok. So what if these marches are funded. Who funded Charlottesville? What’s good for one side is good for the other to be fair!!
Eric......I hate to say this but you don’t understand the issue! As someone stated it’s not about all guns, just assault weapons. You can keep you hand guns for protection and rifles for hunting. U wanna talk about hitler. Take a look at the NRAs money man, trump. Suppressing the press with his fake news, spreading lies about everything to instill distrust in his own just department. He is making people fearful of things they shouldn’t be. I think next they will come for the Muslims or any other non white non Christian group. Stop watching fox news exclusively!
Leslie, An AR-15 is NOT an assault weapon! PERIOD! Get your facts straight! Secondly, as an NRA member, I am astounded that you would label President Trump, "the NRA money man"! As far as I can determine, President Trump has NEVER donated a single dollar to the NRA, nor is he a member of record. As you will recall, under a recent previous president, we had an "assault weapon" ban. It was left to expire as it did nothing to lower crime, it did not prevent "CRIMINALS" from getting guns, and the statistics for it being used in crimes were not impressive. An "Assault weapon" is not an AR-15, again, and the definition is fluid as even the B.A.T.F. does not want to issue a definition of the term. It is subjective. A weapon ban is just one more step in total confiscation of all firearms that are legally owned. This will leave only the criminal armed. Ignore the forest and look at the trees, meaning, Ignore the big picture and focus on one issue. This is the Liberal Left way of business.
Dear One4All4One, Just one word, "IGNORANT"! Study the Constitution and see why we have the 2nd Amendment. What is it to prevent? Who is it aimed at preventing of having complete control over the PEOPLE? So gun control, does not mean taking away your right to own guns? Prior to 1934 (LIBERAL PRESIDENT FDR), anyone could own a .50 Caliber machine gun, any other machine gun, a cannon, a tank, a battle ship, a fighter aircraft, a bomb. From 1934-1964, that required a $200.00 tax stamp per item from the government for each item. In 1959, I could buy a live .50 Caliber M2HB with tripod for under $200.00 + Railway Express shipping + the $200.00 tax stamp. Then in 1964, and 1984, and 1986, additional gun control laws were passed which stopped the manufacture of NEW machine guns in the public arena, and stopped the registration of any machine gun not registered prior to 1964. That is taking away guns! Also, there has never been a crime committed with a registered machine gun by its owner. However, President Obama and Eric Holder are responsible for several death by illegally transferred machine guns under "Fast & Furious", which was breaking both U.S. and International laws! Where is the prosecution for that? Stop talking about more gun control, rescind the crap put on the books by the liberals since 1963 or even do away totally with gun control. I'll make you a bet. If you do rescind gun control, crime rates will drop everywhere in the country. So, Get Real, Wake Up and know what the HELL YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. Do NOT spout liberal propaganda!
Everyone always mentions hunting wild boar in their AR-15 arguments. I’d like to ask this: how many of you actually use your AR’s for hunting boars? Did I miss a meeting where it was concluded that wild boars were threatening our very existence? The answer you are looking for is “No, I own 18 AR-15’s and I didn’t even know wild boars still existed” so don’t even come with that weaksauce. I’m a Marine and believe in the right to arms. But as a Marine, I was trained with “one shot one kill,” so if you can’t kill it with a standard hunting rifle or a desert eagle single shot, why the hell should I expect you’d hit the broad side of a barn with a 30 round mag? For all I know you’d tap your target in the shoulder with 3-4 rounds and they’d live, and you’d kill 4 bystanders with the rest. Remember why they went to semi-automatic in the first place? Scared kids in Nam would unload a whole clip into nothing with a single trigger pull because they were scared in the moment, and rightfully so, and then be out of rounds when they came to their senses and needed them. 3 round burst on a single pull helped mitigate that. IN WAR. So unless you regularly hunt wild boar, and I expect maybe 4 people on here do or have, shut up with that argument.
IDK why NRA groupies equate gun control with “taking away” guns. They are not the same. Control is a responsible move by civilized countries (many have done this and gained large reductions in gun violence). People can have gun control and own guns at the same time.
😒 boo. Snap out of it. This item is 💩.
Christine, What planet are you from? Maybe you should join the NRA and find out what it really is about, NOT from your LEFTIST PROPAGANDA! "Infiltrated by Communists and financed by Russia". What leftist rock did you pull that one out of? Obviously you are ignorant not only about the NRA, but your liberal teachers and LIBERAL education, missed a giant portion of reality. The NRA is anything but what you depict, and as for Communists, I don't know of a single Communist country that allows any form of gun ownership. Haven't you even wondered why George Soros supports turning the U.S.A. into a Communist country and why your hero Obama studied under nothing but Communist teachers? Don't believe that, check it out for yourself, read his books! You are not only dense, you do NOT have any idea why you have FREEDOM or even what it is. For shame! FOR SHAME! You are entitled to your opinion, ONLY because the 2nd Amendment guarantees the FREEDOM of the 1st Amendment, for you to express that opinion!! No unfettered 2nd Amendment, NO right to unfettered speech under the 1st Amendment. GOT IT???
Mel S., You can think that if you want but the fact is, yes they are. They are taking the firearms daily. As a matter fact they took my firearm, you don’t know my background, but if you did know me, you would know I am responsible. And you will want to know why this happened to me. Well, I walked in the wrong door! It cost me an unwarranted arrest and the democrat judge kept my firearm! The firearm I carried as a law-enforcement officer, my duty weapon! The judge kept my firearm and said, “I don’t give guns back!” Again this was a minor infraction, I walked in the wrong door! A door of an ABO, not knowing it was an ABO, I honestly thought I was walking into a restaurant. As a matter of fact, the police officers that charged me with carrying a firearm in an ABO, by the way I had a concealed carry permit, These officers, padded their report. Now, if you knew me, you would know at this point in my life I had not had any of the drug alcohol for eight years. Anyway, these police officers to pad their report, lied and wrote that I was observed on a dance floor with an alcoholic beverage in my hand. I was in the building for less than three minutes I went straight to the restroom, urinated, and walked out of the door. The police lied, I sure hope you wore one of those that believe the police don’t lie. In fact, do United States Supreme Court passed a law that says police officers are allowed to lie to you. So, I’m a real person telling you, my firearm was stolen from me. A democrat judge, stole my firearm from me, in court! A Democrat judge, that will not give anyone their personal property! Their firearms! He doesn’t care! No matter how innocent the infraction! They don’t want you to have the firearm! History tells us this! Look at every nation that took that basic piece of self defense property, away from the citizens. It will be genocide and it will Come! Unless, We the people, stand up and tell our government, NO! The second amendment does not give me the right to own a firearm. The Second Amendment tells you, our government; you do not have the right to take these firearms! These are the facts! Whether you choose to believe it or not! Anyone that does not see this, that chooses to refuse reality, should want to open their eyes and educate themselves with what is going on with the second amendment issue! If you do not believe this, at least give your fellow citizens the benefit of the doubt, really dig into this! Look for the answers. You will find them! My closing argument: The fact is, yes, a faction within our government exists, that want to take our firearms! So they can have complete control, So they can have all the firepower! Do you think you are free? If they are successful? America is done! Please wake up! Respectfully submitted, ROBERT J. EVANS JR. Libertarian Party of Louisiana Government Liaison Jefferson Parish 504–913–6343 email@example.com “STATISM=SLAVERY/TAXATION=THEFT”
THIS IS C O M P L E T E NONSESNE!!! I don’t give a crap about any of the politicians final four picks or if they decide to visit the White House if they win. I elected you to make laws, govern the people, eliminate corruption, keep the people of this country safe... could care less about your final 4 choice bc you like everyone else never get it right.. stop wasting the $$ I pay you with my taxes.. WORK!!!!! DRAIN THE SWAP AND MAKE THIS DAMN COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN!!!
Another Waste of Our Time Bill...
@Christine You missed out. It was a good episode.