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Offline Hal 9000

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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2017, 07:29:02 am »
When will the left start doing something for the inner cities? Good grief.

Not sure to whom you're quoting, but wow, more naivety.

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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2017, 11:48:04 am »
After looking at the stats I realized that if i'm not living in a gang run inner city neighbourhood and not prone to suicide, there is little to worry about in terms of gun violence.  Sure there will always be some maniac or terrorist throwing a wrench into the stats, but all in all, I think the random gun violence is overrated.  Call me an optimist, I suppose.

This is a healthy attitude.  There's no point stressing over gun violence.  Outside of gangsters, most people don't have to worry about it.  You're far more likely to die in traffic. There seems like so little point in trying to fix this issue using legislation and so-on, when in the big picture the effect is so miniscule.  Likewise terrorism. The threat of terrorism is even less significant than the threat of gun violence. Why do people get so stressed about it?   All the hassle and expense we go to trying to stop terrorism, yet terrorism affects so few people. It hardly even seems worth it. Why not spend all that money on something that would save more lives?

These are emotional events, but we shouldn't let emotion rule our response to these events. We should use are heads and stop overreacting.


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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2017, 11:51:48 am »
This is a healthy attitude.  There's no point stressing over gun violence.  Outside of gangsters, most people don't have to worry about it.  You're far more likely to die in traffic. There seems like so little point in trying to fix this issue using legislation and so-on, when in the big picture the effect is so miniscule.  Likewise terrorism. The threat of terrorism is even less significant than the threat of gun violence. Why do people get so stressed about it?   All the hassle and expense we go to trying to stop terrorism, yet terrorism affects so few people. It hardly even seems worth it. Why not spend all that money on something that would save more lives?

These are emotional events, but we shouldn't let emotion rule our response to these events. We should use are heads and stop overreacting.


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I have to say I disagree.  I'm in favour of both gun and terrorist control.
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Offline SirJohn

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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2017, 03:41:10 pm »
Obviously!  That's explains why they're the beacon of success since Obama took office.  Are you actually being serious?  Given the facts, what a stunningly naive post.

Also, no one is ranting, just providing facts.

To be fair to Obama, he had a Republican controlled congress which had zero interest in providing money to the poor, or for that matter, the middle class, or for anything to improve their lives.
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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2017, 06:53:51 pm »
To be fair to Obama, he had a Republican controlled congress which had zero interest in providing money to the poor, or for that matter, the middle class, or for anything to improve their lives.
Even if he didn’t, no president is solving the structural problems with their society in a few years.

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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2017, 08:30:04 pm »
Even if he didn’t, no president is solving the structural problems with their society in a few years.

True enough, but it's hard finding even one aspect of inner city culture that isn't worse than 10 years ago.

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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2017, 09:27:03 pm »
“Inner city culture”?

Offline Hal 9000

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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2017, 11:11:16 pm »
“Inner city culture”?

Yes, Inner city culture!  I don't understand the question!

Offline SirJohn

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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2017, 10:46:30 am »
True enough, but it's hard finding even one aspect of inner city culture that isn't worse than 10 years ago.

In what way?
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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2017, 02:39:18 pm »
Yes, Inner city culture!  I don't understand the question!
I don’t understand what “inner city culture” is. Most cities are made up of many cultures.

Mostly I’m making fun of you for using a white supremacist dog whistle.

Offline Hal 9000

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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2017, 03:52:33 pm »
I don’t understand what “inner city culture” is. Most cities are made up of many cultures.

Mostly I’m making fun of you for using a white supremacist dog whistle.

Yes, many cultures!  I happened to list one. 

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Re: How bad is American gun violence, really?
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2017, 08:37:27 pm »
What is it? You still haven’t defined it.