America's Gun Violence and Homicide problem

Jul 2019
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this is the thread for discussing all gun violence and homicides in our Country,

and what we're going to do about it
 
Mar 2007
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First, we need to make sure that the shooter's "rights" are not violated. Then we need to ban all guns - including squirt guns. Then we need to address the awful childhood these shooters must have endured and force parents to be better parents. After all of that, we should probably put security check points at all places of business to protect us from such things. Finally, we should all march on Washington to protest how America is much too free of a society and the 2nd Amendment should be outlawed. Then we must make sure those sworn to protect us have their green wool Russian uniforms replaced with lighter fare more conducive to the climate in America.
 
Jul 2019
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First, we need to make sure that the shooter's "rights" are not violated. Then we need to ban all guns - including squirt guns. Then we need to address the awful childhood these shooters must have endured and force parents to be better parents. After all of that, we should probably put security check points at all places of business to protect us from such things. Finally, we should all march on Washington to protest how America is much too free of a society and the 2nd Amendment should be outlawed. Then we must make sure those sworn to protect us have their green wool Russian uniforms replaced with lighter fare more conducive to the climate in America.
I don't think other countries that don't have major gun violence issues like America does do all that, but okay.

Frankly I hope the NRA self-implodes (which it seems to be slowly doing). Or maybe just vote out all the politicians who's pockets are filled with NRA money. After that maybe measures can be taken.
 
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Narrative #1. It’s because of violent video games
Nope. That would only be true if the US played violent video games at an exceptionally higher rate than any other country.

Narrative #2. It’s a mental health issue
Nope. Only 5% of people with mental illness commit mass shootings.

Narrative #3. It’s because we don’t have prayer in school
Nope. I don’t need to explain why this is a nope but swear to god this was brought up on national TV today.

Narrative #4. It’s a cultural issue.
Could be. But I was told America is the greatest country on earth, full stop, no questions asked. Those two things cannot be true at the same time.
 
May 2018
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First, we need to make sure that the shooter's "rights" are not violated. Then we need to ban all guns - including squirt guns. Then we need to address the awful childhood these shooters must have endured and force parents to be better parents. After all of that, we should probably put security check points at all places of business to protect us from such things. Finally, we should all march on Washington to protest how America is much too free of a society and the 2nd Amendment should be outlawed. Then we must make sure those sworn to protect us have their green wool Russian uniforms replaced with lighter fare more conducive to the climate in America.
So what is your solution? Yours seems to be do nothing, shrug your shoulders and let it continue. Do I have that about right?

Tell us your solution. I lost my brother to lax gun laws, so feel free to tell me your solution. You're quite frankly an idiot who has never had to deal with things like this. Given how frequently this occurs now, you'll be touched by it soon enough, rest assured.
 
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First, we need to make sure that the shooter's "rights" are not violated. Then we need to ban all guns - including squirt guns. Then we need to address the awful childhood these shooters must have endured and force parents to be better parents. After all of that, we should probably put security check points at all places of business to protect us from such things. Finally, we should all march on Washington to protest how America is much too free of a society and the 2nd Amendment should be outlawed. Then we must make sure those sworn to protect us have their green wool Russian uniforms replaced with lighter fare more conducive to the climate in America.
Why not destroy all movies that have shooting scenes? I'll bet that the average adult has seen a million shooting scenes in movies and tv shows.

Why not make shooting people legal and then it won't be a problem? Cops get away with shooting people every day. All people should be able to do that as well.

If we can't shoot people here why should we be able to invade foreign countries and shoot their citizens?
 
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Why not destroy all movies that have shooting scenes? I'll bet that the average adult has seen a million shooting scenes in movies and tv shows.
There is evidence of a connection between viewing graphic violence in entertainment or video games and being desensitized to real violence. But, there are a lot of other factors in play before you can turn someone into a killer! A big one would be dehumanizing your enemies! Teaching people...especially children, through war-porn propaganda especially, that certain foreigners we're at war with are subhuman is definitely a way to send some people in this direction.
Why not make shooting people legal and then it won't be a problem? Cops get away with shooting people every day. All people should be able to do that as well.
Next!
If we can't shoot people here why should we be able to invade foreign countries and shoot their citizens?
If you've followed the Democrat presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg - the openly gay Mayor of South Bend Indiana...who looks like Alfred E. Newman put his foot in his mouth when he sent out a tweet referring to gun control declaring:
I did not carry an assault weapon around a foreign country so I could come home and see them used to massacre my countrymen.


then, he got sandbagged!


and tried to do damage control by walking it back:


But, the takeaway for anyone who's anti-war or just has a bad feeling about where all this non-stop warfaring will lead to, is why should America be allowed to just go around declaring wars, arming proxies and flooding poor nations with lots and lots of guns leading many people to try to flee and become refugees to escape the violence. Don't know why any would pick America as a safe haven though!
 
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It was pretty clear what Pete was saying. Some people misinterpreted it, so he cleared it up for them.

Just because he's a veteran doesn't mean he is pro-war, or enjoyed having to kill folks in war. He served our Country. Is there something wrong with that now? It's amazing how easily some people's beliefs change.

You can be anti-war, and also against civilian ownership and use of weapons of war, and also against mass murders of US civilians minding their own business and living their everyday life.
 
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It seems to me that Americans were allowed to carry guns so that they could shoot slaves who objected. That puke being done with, why not model your gun laws on those of normal countries?
 
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