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Offline Poonlight Graham

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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #120 on: September 03, 2019, 07:46:41 pm »
I think it is a bit more than that. Yes the high rate of gun ownership, especially the type of weapons is one factor. I think there are other societal issues as well.

That's true.  Income inequality and poverty etc.

They also have a gun culture when instead of calling the cops they keep a gun in the closet or the glove compartment.

You're also statistically far more likely to be a victim of gun violence if you yourself own a gun.  Hence, live by the sword...
"The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth"  - African proverb
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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #121 on: September 14, 2019, 03:25:10 pm »
Interesting to wath the dumb mo fo's in the US freaking out because the Dems want to take away their assault rifles. I say make AR-15's available at every retail outlet in the US. Let them continue to shoot each other and maybe with any luck LaPierre will take a slug while he's sitting down to dinner.
 

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« Reply #122 on: September 14, 2019, 05:03:00 pm »
What a terrible place.

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« Reply #123 on: September 14, 2019, 08:06:39 pm »
Why would you wish death on anyone?  That is horrible!

I don't wish death on anyone. I am poking a stick at the idiots who think you should be able to go to a Wal Mart and buy an assault rifle. That stupidity seems to indicate they don't really care about gun deaths.

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« Reply #124 on: September 14, 2019, 08:21:47 pm »
I agree.

It is terrible when innocent people get killed. North America is becoming more lonely and isolated from their social circles with each new advancement in technology.  I wish we could turn back the clock to the mid 1990/s before smartphones and social media.  It has reduced our quality of life.

A bit of a wait period while a background check is carried out and keeping certain weapons meant solely for the battlefield, only available to those who might end up on a battlefield seems to have kept us much safer in Canada. 

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« Reply #125 on: September 15, 2019, 03:51:34 am »
I agree.

It is terrible when innocent people get killed. North America is becoming more lonely and isolated from their social circles with each new advancement in technology.  I wish we could turn back the clock to the mid 1990/s before smartphones and social media.  It has reduced our quality of life.

While I think yearning for the past erases a lot of the bad stuff that happened, technology has been a mixed blessing. It is arguable that its ability to enlighten us has been outweighed by its ability to isolate us.
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« Reply #126 on: November 14, 2019, 12:12:23 pm »
Another day/another shooting in the US, this time at a high school in Santa Clarita California. 1 dead, 2 in critical, 3 others in hospital, so far. This should help expand the market for (FOR WHAT?!) for bulletproof backpacks kids can now buy to carry their books in. I wonder what kind of brain dead blather the likes of Wayne LaPierre and the nitwits at the NRA will use to gloss over this latest one. Or will they simply try to trot out the old saw "good guys with guns.....blah, blah, blah"
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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #127 on: November 14, 2019, 12:39:14 pm »
Just another day in the USA.
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« Reply #128 on: November 14, 2019, 12:56:52 pm »
Just another day in the USA.

I hadn't heard of these bulletproof backpacks until just now. And the more I think of it, the more it sinks in, the more I shudder. For instance, to think of heading downtown to do Christmas shopping and having on my list a bulletproof school book bag to try to protect my kid from being shot by a classmate.