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Message 2075245 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 23:10:45 UTC - in response to Message 2075196.  

Guns needed in Rigby, Idaho.

So... How did a young child come to be walking into school with a loaded gun?...

Guns are very much not toys...


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So... How did a young child come to be walking into school with a loaded gun?...
It was her birthday present?
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Message 2076550 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 9:25:32 UTC
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Gun violence is certainly on the rise over there. :-(

Mass shooting as bodies found inside and outside Ohio flat.

Will this madness ever end?
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Message 2076565 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 16:00:09 UTC - in response to Message 2076550.  

... Will this madness ever end?

With Texan moves such as this:

Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
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Texas legislators have passed a bill which would allow most people to carry concealed handguns without a permit.

Current state rules require those carrying handguns to have a licence, training and background checks.

But Texas's Republican-run senate has voted to drop the restrictions...

Have those Texan Republicans been a-playin' too many a them video game things? Does them forgot no second chance lives in da real world?...!


Can the madness end?!

Change of politics and a change of culture are both needed for the better well being of all!


Texan madness!

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Message 2076568 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 16:36:28 UTC

When I read of things like this why do I think about a Cummins cartoon dating back to the height of the "troubles" in Northern Ireland.
Sorry I can't find a copy on line just now, but I will keep looking.....
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Message 2076588 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 21:31:38 UTC
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I do wonder if there is a 'game' being made of throwing in more and more weapons and of 'outside actors' throwing in a perception of ever more dissent so as to foment another civil war?

Also, is this all a game of bagging extra sales for the guns industry??

Additionally so for the medical industry to charge extra for patching up the death defying holes?

And finally additionally for the funeral industry for their knock-on increased trade?...


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Message 2076590 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 21:48:44 UTC - in response to Message 2076588.  

I do wonder if there is a 'game' being made of throwing in more and more weapons and of 'outside actors' throwing in a perception of ever more dissent so as to foment another civil war?

Only in the Q world
Also, is this all a game of bagging extra sales for the guns industry??

Yep
Additionally so for the medical industry to charge extra for patching up the death defying holes?

Nope
And finally additionally for the funeral industry for their knock-on increased trade?...

Nope
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Message 2076592 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 22:08:45 UTC
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Guns in the USA...

In summary, there is quite a tangled deadly mess to unravel:


America – When will you understand about guns
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... One organisation that you would expect to be quite vocal about this, the NRA, went quiet on social media after the killings. That seems to be their standard procedure after this sort of thing. It tends to show the flaws in their arguments that the only way to stop this sort of thing is their battle cry of “MORE GUNS”...

More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows
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More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite?

Poll: Gun ownership vs Gun violence connection?
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The relation between gun ownership and gun violence is not a simple one, and is very political charged...

10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down
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Fact-checking some of the gun lobby’s favorite arguments shows they’re full of holes...

... Fact-check: Mass shootings stopped by armed civilians in the past 33 years: 0...

... Fact-check: In 2014, according to FBI data, nearly eight times more people were shot and killed in arguments than by civilians trying to stop a crime. ... a closer look at these claims found that more than half involved using guns in an aggressive manner, such as escalating an argument. ... the odds of an assault victim being shot were 4.5 times greater if he carried a gun. His odds of being killed were 4.2 times greater...

Mass shootings in the US have risen sharply in 2020 – why?
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... As a Harvard study from 2015 has shown, put simply, more guns equals more homicides...

... In some states, gun sales increased massively in the pandemic period...

(School essay? Still, it succinctly summarizes the main points:) A comparative analysis of the incidents of gun violence in the USA
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... The USA is ahead in Gun violence but not in any other [categories of] violence...

... States with strict gun policy have less ... gun violence...

It's the guns, stupid
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Gun violence in the US – a public health issue – can be better understood through three points

America’s Complex Relationship With Guns
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An in-depth look at the attitudes and experiences of U.S. adults

As Anxieties Rise, Californians Buy Hundreds of Thousands More Guns
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... Gun rights activists, gun control supporters and public health experts largely agree that the increase in gun sales is driven by fear, uncertainty and longing for a greater sense of protection. Some Californians worry about dark fallout from pervasive unemployment and a faltering economy. Others are disconcerted by the angry and sometimes destructive protests over police shootings and pandemic lockdowns. The upcoming election has added to the unease...

America Has More Gun Shops Than Grocery Stores
Eat bullets!??


4 Reasons Not To Buy Guns in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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... Gun violence is already an urgent public health emergency in this country that takes the lives of nearly 40,000 people annually. Putting more guns in more hands is certain to exacerbate that problem...

Demanding Responsible School Safety Solutions, Not More Guns
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State Senator Michael McLachlan last week outraged educators when he embraced President Donald Trump’s proposal to militarize the nation's schools...



The repeated story there is that contrary to widely held perception (and very profitable Marketing?), owning a gun does not offer any 'protection'.

There are other far far better and non-deadly ways to gain peace and security and prosperity for society.

How can positive progress be made regardless of the politics and the NRA?


Stay safe folks!
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