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Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Reply #255 on: August 04, 2019, 02:19:18 AM »
The vast majority of these killings in the US are by far-right-leaning lunatics. I have guns but all I ever use them for is killing paper. I wouldn't actually want to use a gun in the house for self defense, since there is so much danger from the noise (to hearing) and the possibility of injuring another family member with the shot if it didn't neutralize (kill or maim) the intruder.

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Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Reply #256 on: August 04, 2019, 07:46:50 AM »
El Paso shooting: 'Multiple fatalities' in Texas mall attack

22 in hospital. Fatalities unknown at this time. They have the shooter. No idea of motivation.

If this is the one I think it is, he was an ardent Trump supporter who posted on FB about despising "racial mixing". 
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The vast majority of these killings in the US are by far-right-leaning lunatics.
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Is anyone surprised that the shooter is a Trump supporter?

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Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Reply #257 on: August 04, 2019, 02:06:37 PM »
... and another one in Dayton, Ohio.

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Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Reply #258 on: August 04, 2019, 11:50:56 PM »
Three senseless shootings in a row in the last two weeks.  One in Gilroy California, then El Paso Texas, and now in Dayton Ohio.

There are 36.000 people killed by guns each year here in the good ole USA.  Another hundred thousand are injured by guns.  To be fair, some of the fatalities are from suicides.  Guns make short work of offing oneself.

There are, by the best estimates, 393 million civilian owned guns in this country. That is the highest rate of gun ownership in the world, by far.

The House of Representatives has created an appropriations bill of 50 million to be used for studies by the CDC (center for disease control) and the NIH ( National institute of health).  This is the first time in decades when this kind of support has been given.  The appropriation has not been made a reality because it is stalled at the Senate floor.  The whole idea is to engage into research as to why, and for what cause,  some of we Americans persuade ourselves to become rampantly murderous. 

The appropriation in no way infringes on the second amendment right to firearm ownership.  It does however, promote the other inalienable rights set out in our Declaration Of Independence, for Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.   


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Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Reply #259 on: August 05, 2019, 02:55:38 AM »
A very interesting article from the NYT states "tThe only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns."  This seems obvious to those of us who live outside that beleaguered country. It would seem not so obvious to many US residents.  Here is the article for those prepared to read and learn:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html
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Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Reply #260 on: August 05, 2019, 12:01:16 PM »
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Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Reply #261 on: August 05, 2019, 03:49:28 PM »
Someone puts a handgun on a drone and shows that it can fire, congress bans that the next day.

But somehow we can't do anything about all these mass shootings.

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Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Reply #262 on: August 05, 2019, 04:24:16 PM »
El Paso is one of the safest border towns around.  Nothing like this happens due to El Paso or Juarez residents.  The danger came from a white nationalist in another city, one who was given license to spew hatred by our illustrious President.  He is the danger, not the border.  He is the national security threat.