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BS: Shooting tragedies and guns

number 6 21 Dec 12 - 10:37 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 10:37 PM

Hey Bobert ... as gruff and negative as I sound I can still say I haven't met an American I didn't like ... but I have witnessed overseas 4 incidents of Amerikan aggressive behaviour. My wife and I do go down to Maine quite often ... Mainers are wonderful people. 25 years ago my wife and I drove down to new Orleans via Highway 61 in a Jeep CJ ... one of the most memorable trips we ever took ... the people we met in Mississippi were extraordinary, super friendly people.

But you can't go blaming everything on the government, remember it's you the American people that put this Amerikan government in the place they are ... it's about time you all got together as a nation and admit you f*&ked up, and admit you do have a negative image world wide and it's time you as a nation changed ... work on getting rid of that Amerikan aggressive violent image ... say no to war, say no to guns, say no to violence ... time to take it to the streets.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 10:20 PM

Yes, we have a serious gun problem, bILL, that permeates and eats at the fabric of our American spirit... That ain't all our fault but a systemic failure of our government to control guns because out government is corrupted...

But to blame our corrupted government on it's people is unfair... It's about crooks who have used every trick in the book to corral power and manipulate the public with misinformation...

We "Amerikans" are victims of the theft of a representative government... With just about every issue the government is out of step with the public...

"Amerikans" aren't this wild beast aggressive population... Most are well mannered and people of grace... Don't judge us by the Dick Cheneys of America... Come here and see for yourself...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 09:59 PM

Ebbie .... " Have you ever been present when some Europeans quarrel? I have- and in my opinion, most Americans in their disputes are not nearly as insulting or as LOUD"

Yes I have ... and more than a few times. Certain cultures like to argue, and argue out loud. But it's no more than an spirited argument, and no crudges are held. I have also witnessed aggressive Amerikans overseas ... not quite as loud but they are firmly aggressive and demanding. Ask any waiter, or hotel staff on Amerikan behaviour. I recall my wife and I in a garden store in Portugal. We were trying to arrive at a solution with the proprietor on the best way of getting a certain large garden ornament shipped to our apartment in Lisbon. During this discussion an elderly Portuguese man came up to me. He said "I know you are not British and I know you are not American". I replied "It's obvious that you know I'm not British, but why not American". He replied "because you are mannerly and not pushy"

You may not like it ... but the world does view the U.S. as an aggressive violent nation ... and sadly it is not a false view.

I agree with Bill D.'s post above .... his statement "but it will never happen as long as 10s of millions of ALL kinds of guns are allowed & used" ... even if all those guns are outlawed, there are still a kazillion guns out there and you can bet your booty many, many will not let go of those.

From today's news ... A man killed two men and one woman Friday in central Pennsylvania, then died in a gunfight with state troopers, authorities said. Three officers were injured."

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 08:46 PM

Leveller, I am not apathetic, I am a realist. i'm also not a moron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 08:41 PM

"Are Americans as a culture more aggressive when it comes to dealing with issues? ."

I think that's clear....meaning that there are SO many sub-cultures and variable ways to cope & settle disputes that when you read news reports, you do see violence and gun incidents everyday. But *I* almost never see any such thing... and almost no one I know even own any guns.
The trouble arises when the sub-cultures (defined in many ways) that DO treat violence as 'normal' get carried away and interact with us quiet folks... as in robberies or drug deals or just settling disputes in public places.

Years ago, there was an TV interview with a kid who'd been arrested. When asked "Why guns when you have a dispute? Why not just fight,,,etc.?"

He replied... (paraphrased): "aww, man... that's a hassle, and you get dirty and they might be bigger. With a gun... *blam*,, and it's over."
He really had no clear answer about the idea that someone might seek revenge..... but that same mentality existed with some mountain folks many years ago (Hatfields & McCoys)

That was a real example of how it's treated sometimes. We (America) still are not too far from a Frontier Mentality. Many people know stories of how their grandfathers (or a couple more generations back) fought Indians or defended against bears. Guns are a direct part of their history...even beyond hunting. ... and it is MY contention that having guns and using guns, even if you have never fired one in anger, becomes a habit and a hobby and a **fascination**.

UNdoing this complex culture will likely take as long as getting into it.... but it will never happen as long as 10s of millions of ALL kinds of guns are allowed & used.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 08:39 PM

What my big sis said!!!

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Ebbie
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 08:34 PM

Saying - and accepting - that Americans (I do not like the aggressiveness inherent in Amerika) are an aggressive society is a bald -and bleak- statement that has nowhere to go from there. If we are aggressive, what are we supposed to do about it?

And if America is aggressive, what does that make other nations, timid?

I don't believe it is true on either hand. I agree that we still have more than a trace of the Wild West left in us, the assumption that the good guys have to overcome the bad guys, and probably by force, but most of us are decent, law-abiding folks who cherish their families, their homes and their country. Most of us would not even consider taking a gun to settle a dispute.

I would go even further and say that most of us are not as argumentative as some other countries' citizens. Have you ever been present when some Europeans quarrel? I have- and in my opinion, most Americans in their disputes are not nearly as insulting or as LOUD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 07:30 PM

If we can fix our dysfunctional government, we can... We no longer have a representative government... We have a rigged deck government... Less than 20% of the population controls 50% of our Senate... In Southern and Midwestern states the voting districts are so gerrymandered that if any one of those states has 45% Dems and 55% Repubs, the Repubs will win 80% of the House of Representative seats...

This lack of a representative government is behind our failings...

Fix them and we can "do anything"... Ignore them and we're going the way of the Roman Empire...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: johncharles
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 07:06 PM

America always seems to have been a "can do" culture, you put a man on the moon, surely you will be able to address this issue.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 06:27 PM

And I agree, Ol'ster...

No one should own a gun that he or she has no proficiency... This is where the NRA misses the point... Rather than being a large portion of the problem the NRA could be providing training to everyone and issuing certifications to people to own various guns... Too late now... Most people don't trust the NRA any more...

BTW, seein' as handguns main purpose is to shoot people folks who own them should be able to explain why they need a gun that has such a purpose...

Yo, bILL,

Yes, I would agree that for most of the US's history it has been aggressive but not always... The period following the Spanish American war there was a definite shift toward leaving people alone and only reluctantly entered into WW I... Then afterwards we pushed for the League of Nations as a means of avoiding any future wars... That didn't work out but we still weren't all that aggressive in the 1920s or even into the 1930s... So it's not a given that we are aggressive by nature... After two wars-of-choice we have another opportunity to tone down... The American people right now are busy fighting with one another but that won't last forever and I am optimistic that the US is moving toward a less, rather than more, aggressive period like we did 100 years ago...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 06:15 PM

someone on the thread said that as we age we can't shoot anymore or something like that. Tell that to the 83 year old ex sheriff friend I have. That guy can still darn near out shoot me and has beaten me a few time.. amazing


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 06:10 PM

sugarfoot
my friend, I am ex cop same as Kendall, we indeed know when and how and when not to engage. Like I said if you decide to carry one of them things you better get cop training thats all I meant


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: theleveller
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 05:24 PM

"It sounds so easy; pass a law.Now tell us how, with so many of our law givers in the pockets of the NRA. If it was that easy we would have done it years ago."

Well, thank god Martin Luther King didn't share your apathy. Are you saying that Americans love guns more than they love their children? Sounds like it to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 05:20 PM

I disagree Bobert .... aggressive behaviour has been a way of life in Amerika long before some of you Big Five came to be ... in fact many of your Big Five ( 1, 3, 4 and 5 ) can be found in many countries today including my own country Canada ... and I certainly would not say Canada is an aggressive society.


biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 05:01 PM

If we chip away at the Big Five that will have a major impact on our aggressiveness which is more a byproduct than a root cause...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 04:42 PM

I'll add a point 6 to you list Bobert ... and I think it is the most important point in the list ... and this is Amerikans are a very aggressive society, it is the Amerikan way.

Add guns or any weaponary to an aggressive society and what is the result?

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 04:31 PM

Like I have said, there is no "silver bullet" that is going to fix everything... We have many forces working here...

1. Yes, we have a miserably failed mental health system to relies on too much out-patient (cheaper) treatment and not enough inpatient treatment... And, to make things worse, states having been cutting budgets from mental health year after year after year...

2. We have way too many extremely dangerous guns in out genral population... It is estimated that there are 3,000,000 military styled assault rifles... And to complicate that the NRA used fear tactics to scare people into thinking they need these weapons because if Obama doesn't take them away from you then the UN will...

3. We have a dysfunctional government with way too many people in Congress who were elected by tin-foil-nation and think it is there job to try to destroy the entire US government, sans the military...
And complicating any efforts to bring sanity into the equation we have a licensed purveyor of BIG LIE propaganda in Fox News...

4. We have way too much violence in our movies and games and so we have an entire generation who is so desensitized to violence that they have no real comprehension between the games and real life... And to complicate that their parents aren't much better...

5. We have become a nihilistic, me-me society where it's get yours at all costs and the only time we show compassion is if we think that it might be captured by a device and go viral... To complicate this is that people no longer develop the social skills that the future of the nation depends... Who the fuck cares what Suzie Creamcheeze is wearing... You don't know her... She lives 3000 miles away and you'll never know her... Talk to the kid next to you...

These are "Bobert's Big Five"...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 04:16 PM

It sounds so easy; pass a law.Now tell us how, with so many of our law givers in the pockets of the NRA. If it was that easy we would have done it years ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 04:09 PM

Bill D. .... "in that it WAS an individual known to have issues"

Does not every premeditated violent act against one human to another have issues .... these mass murders don't just snap.

Are Americans as a culture more aggressive when it comes to dealing with issues? ... that is a question, just a thought?

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: GUEST,SINS
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 04:03 PM

You're right Bobert. NYC's gun laws are functioning beautifully.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 03:43 PM

As much as I have read, I'll confess the Bath incident had escaped me.

As I read the details, I feel it has only a peripheral relation to the current issues... in that it WAS an individual known to have issues and who concerned folks. The use of carefully planted explosives is a rare path for nuts to take... but of course, explosives and their components should also be restricted and controlled as well as possible.


Read here about the Texas gun store guy... and remember, he is LEGION in Texas....


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 03:39 PM

whooops .... sorry Bobert and Bobad ... that line is a quote from something Bobad found .... regardless by opinions above on the NRA stands as it is.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 03:37 PM

" The NRA is killing our children! You've got to stop the violence and violence begins with the NRA! "

Bobert ..... cool down a bit. The violence cannot be blamed solely on the NRA .... the NRA cannot be the scapegoat for the all the despicable violence in Amerika. The NRA is a result of a very sick society.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 03:26 PM

First of all, this is for SINS:

New York has the toughest gun laws of any major city in the country and *lowest* per capita murder rate of any major city in the country...

As for the NRA's press conference today???

What would you expect out of them... Their idea is an expensive recipe for disaster... First, who are these people going to be??? Cop wantabees who would otherwise be driving around shopping centers in little SUVs with a decal that reads "Security"??? Uh huh, I see...
Second, di it ever occur to anyone that by putting a cop-wantabee in the school it is going to add an extra layers of jollies for the wackos to pull off the incident??? No, didn't think anyone thought of that...

As for the hand wringers who say, "Geeze, we can't possibly round up all the assault weapons or big clips, can we?"... Well, no... We can't... But we can round up or give private licenses out for 99% of them... Here's how... Everyone is given 6 months to bring their assault weapons or big clips in for a "buy back" or for spacial permits... After 6 months it's an automatic 5 years in prison for possession of them... It can't be done if we say "It can't be done" but it can be done if was say "We can do this"...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: bobad
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 03:24 PM

These words from a protester at LaPierre's press conference - listen up America:

"NRA stop killing our children!" the protester shouted as a security guard dragged him from the room. "It's the NRA and the assault weapons that are killing our children! Do not arm teachers! We've got to end the violence! We've got to stop the killing! Stop the killing in our schools, stop the killing in our homes, stop the killing in our streets! The NRA is killing our children! You've got to stop the violence and violence begins with the NRA! They are perpetrators of the crimes that are taking place in our schools and on our streets!"

'NRA has blood on its hands!'


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 03:22 PM

Thanks for mentioning the Bath School Disaster, biLL. I grew up there, and, though it was never spoken of, it left a dark shadow over our world. In just the last few years, it has begun to be remembered again. In a lot of ways, it is eerily current.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 03:12 PM

Greg F. .... it does ... read Bill D.'s first post to this thread.

as to it being related to the current situations, or conditions as they exist today ... just think about it for a bit .... or, you can forget about it and debate on and on about the same old things.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Greg F.
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 02:33 PM

Bill, the Bath School Disaster of 85 years ago has fuck-all to do with the current discussion, the current situation, or conditions as they exist today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Greg F.
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 02:31 PM

Of course we have a choice, PeeDee - stop being the usual purveyor of idiotic nonsensicalities.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: theleveller
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 02:27 PM

"Tell us if we really have a choice."

Of course you do - ban private ownership of guns and start to enforce it. Is there really an alternative?


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 02:05 PM

Why not have armed guards everywhere with German shepherds, metal detectors not only in the schools but in malls, hospitals, sports arenas ... armed checkpoints stratigically situated within urban areas, and even out in the countryside. Have every (legal) citizen of all ages issued flak jackets.

Welcome to the armed fortress of Amerika !

Amerika, which I am convinced is now a country with way too many lunatics.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: pdq
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 01:46 PM

"Armed guards in schools, bulletproof backpacks, armed teachers - is that really how you want to live?"

Some folks here should visit Los Angeles and report back.

Tell us if we really have a choice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: theleveller
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 01:40 PM

Armed guards in schools, bulletproof backpacks, armed teachers - is that really how you want to live? Is that the way you want your children to be brought up - in a constant atmosphere of fear? If so, then as a nation you are insane.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 01:35 PM

Arming everyone? OMG.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 01:29 PM

I can't believe this tragedy has not been raised here in this thread...

    Bath School disaster

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: bobad
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 01:21 PM

They (you, all Americans, whoever's in charge)should start treating these people, LaPierre, Gohmert etc like the mentally ill persons that they are and prescribe treatment - I would suggest a few ECT sessions to begin with.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 01:10 PM

And by the way... LaPierre did not mention whether he advocates armed guards in every mall... on every level. Or at every high school football game... or on every school bus taking kids home..

And... who besides me has been watching CNN each evening where Piers Morgan has taken this whole debate to new heights? (Including interviews with various members of the far-right gun advocates!)

Last night he had a gun shop owner from Texas on (with a 10 27 gallon hat and some ideas that go WAY beyond LaPierre!
   Idea: arm teachers! Yep...that's right. Piers Morgan kept his face mostly straight as he asked how this would be done...where would teachers keep these guns..in a drawer? Why, no... ON THEIR PERSON says this guy. Properly holstered and secured, of course.... and naturally, they would be well-trained!

My mind recoils at the idea of my 4th grade teacher, Miss Isgrigg, with a Glock strapped to her hip....

This idea-filled gun shop owner agrees with the thoughtful Texas legislator Louis Gohmert about the idea that EVERYONE should be able to go armed EVERYWHERE! Church...store...political rallies...
wait... I seem to remember...

ah, well


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 01:07 PM

"Habits are haRD TO BREAK. Ask any heroin freak. Or, a smoker."

Or gun nut.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Greg F.
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 12:56 PM

LaPierre's always been a fuckwit, Jack. And he doesn't have the excuse of Charlton Heston's cold, dead brain.

But the problem remains the cold, dead brains of the LaPierre acolytes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Stu
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 12:54 PM

"Those of us like Kendall, myself and others just protect other people the best we can."

Olddude, I have the greatest of respect for you and some of the other guys on this forum, but I have to say this is a fantasy. You might stop an attack on yourself (a US mate of mine did stop a mugger who came up to him in a car park by sticking a gun in his face), but would you really engage in a shoot-out in a crowded place, and be sure you wouldn't hurt an innocent? Might you not be encouraging the insane personal arms race that's happening in your country?

From here, it looks likes lunacy. When I'm in the states, it looks like lunacy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Stu
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 12:47 PM

Wow.

Just heard LaPierre's statement on Newtown. One of the most disrespectful, disingenuous and downright nasty statements in the wake of this disaster it could have been possible to make. He's actually advocating having arms in schools for Christ's sake - this is pure insanity. Kids should not be taught in any building with weapons in it, they should be as far removed from violence as is possible. He is teaching your children into people whose only response to violence is more violence, like some fundamentalist Taliban lunatic. Guns in schools? My god, is there really such a lack of will and imagination it's come to that. Do you understand what this sounds like to the rest of the world (I know, you don't care, no foreigner's gonna tell the USA what to do yadda yadda yadda)?

These are your children for fucks sake! Wake up!

Supporting gun ownership (apart from hunting, sports shooting and serving law enforcement officers) means you are happy to allow this nightmare to continue. You are condemning parents to the grief of loosing a child again in the future, and if your conscience allows for that then you are beyond help. There is no protection against guns apart from giving them up and making them socially unacceptable, end of. Too many guns out there already? Make them the socially unacceptable because they are designed to kill people.

Unfuckingbelieveable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 12:42 PM

here it is.. the NRAs 'solution'

Entirely predictable and close to useless. If you were a determined, deranged wannabe killer and you knew an armed guard was waiting, at a school, where would you switch your planned attack to? A school bus? A school yard at recess? A local playground? Maybe even just a church, where the praying could begin immediately....

Why, with the NRA guiding the safeguards, the next guy might only manage to shoot 10-12!

Yes, I am cynical...and pissed... can you tell?


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: GUEST,SINSULL
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 12:21 PM

New York City has and has always had some of the toughest control laws in the country. You see how well that is working out.

I personally believe that nothing can be done to control guns intelligently until reasonable gun owners cut their ties to the NRA and lead the way. The NRA cannot afford to lose their money or their numbers.
SINS, who would prefer that you all stop the childish name calling.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 12:03 PM

Habits are haRD TO BREAK. Ask any heroin freak. Or, a smoker.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Megan L
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 11:59 AM

There is no such thing as an old gunslinger. Your eyesight is not what it was, your hand is not as steady, your reaction time is not so fast and your perception is not as accurate. It does not matter what anyone did in their former life things decline as you get older.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: johncharles
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 11:34 AM

The NRA response is entirely predictable; armed guards in schools. God save America.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: olddude
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 11:16 AM

You see the problem my friends is this. There are so many weapons out there now that it is impossible to remove them. You would have to go door to door and that isn't possible either as we have search laws. So what is the best we can do. fix the loopholes. That is about it .. sorry to say but they ain't going away .. Law abiding people would turn them in if a law was passed but no law would ever be passed. However countries like Mexico, that doesn't work. The streets run red from gun violence in a country that No one is allowed any weapon. Unless society changes, people go back to caring about others and looking after your neighbors and raising our kids right. Nothing will change. Fixing the loopholes will help, but sadly it will continue. A cililian carrying a firearm legally is a defacto cop. So unless a person is really qualified and knows that, then they should not. Those of us like Kendall, myself and others just protect other people the best we can. It all sucks but it is what it is


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: saulgoldie
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 10:22 AM

We do not know for sure if certain mental conditions might cause an individual to shoot someone. We do not know that taking care of mental conditions better than we do would "fix" the problem. We do not know whether or not violent movies, games, or physical or mental abuse will directly lead to an individual shooting someone. We can form correlations and speculate. But correlations, even strong correlations do not prove causality. But they bear further investigation, that is for sure. Then, what we do with the results is subject to prejudice, preconceptions, and politics.

What we DO know, is that if there is no gun present, then there can be no gun-related death.

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 09:54 AM

I hesitate, as a mere Brit with no personal armament and no desire to have any, to enter the bear pit, BUT.....

The US used to be looked up to by the world.

The US sent men to the Moon.

The US is still the most powerful nation on Earth.

The US has many more church going supposed Christians (remember "Do good to them that despise you"?)than most other countries.

And some of the people on this forum are telling me that the US cannot and must not reduce the chances of another disturbed person slaughtering his mother, five other adults, and TWENTY primary school children?

I'm sorry guys, but some of you need a reality check. You CAN stop this if you want to. Guns were invented to kill, guns do kill.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Dec 12 - 09:28 AM

Yes, the sad truth is that because of the number of guns in ordinary folks homes that domestic murder rates are up with a direct correlation between the the numbers...

B~


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