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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Violater1
This was the school's fault in my opinion. This kid got expelled for making threats.
Why weren't authorities alerted before? How was he not hit with a felony. That would bar him from buying a gun.
Many of these shooters have had diagnosed mental illnesses. That should stop you from getting a gun.
A recent threat at a Collier County High School is back in the spotlight after the tragic shooting at a school in Broward County killed 17 and injured 15.
The most recent potential threat was a kill list, found on a shared drive at Barron Collier High School.
School officials said the list was not a credible threat, but after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, at least one parent wants answers.
Repeated calls and emails to representatives from the Collier County school district have not been answered.
Something does have to be done. But what?
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: Krakatoa
Bump stocks are illegal? I thought the republicans rejected that.
originally posted by: YeeHawPlease can you show evidence of this FACT since you've just admitted your whole argument is on hearsay and imaginary conversations you have.
All criminals start somewhere.
Who cares what a judge thinks, you said its all about what YOU deem to be reasonable and justified. How come your happy to hide behind the judge now, but if the judge says you can't have your gun suddenly its not ok?
What an idiotic thing to say. So if you can't stop any of it, don't stop any?
Did drug use and alcohol use decline?
Owning a gun when prohibited to do so. Are you having trouble following? Feels like you are forgetting your own inane arguments.
Why is target shooting legitimate? And they aren't useful for self-defence, as I've already explained over and over its been proven to be a higher risk to keep a gun in your home rather than increasing safety.
Ignore that all you like but its true.
Hunting might be needed but the guns should be heavily regulated and training implemented. The use of guns for defence against crime is ineffective.
There is a much larger chance you will injure an innocent than ever protect them.
So one must assume you are aware of this fact but just too egotistical to admit it and want to be a hero anyway, not smart enough to realise it or too paranoid/brain-washed/ignorant to accept it.
Here you go again contradicting yourself. Why is it illegal, why do you accept its illegal but then when the same argument is used for your guns its not a valid point.
This is ridiculous, you've destroyed your own argument.
Justified by who? You? The law? Or me? Or is it the law, until you disagree and then its you?
Stop making things up.
Maybe research gun ownership in other civilised countries and their gun violence/murder rates. Viola.
You've learnt something.
Ah so we get to the crux... you hide behind the laws, even citing laws against laying booby traps, but then when its suggested a law might come into place banning guns you are happily ready to switch to being a criminal. What a d1ck.
You are the problem. Narrow-minded, egotistical and unwilling to change.
originally posted by: Painterz
Let the blood dry on the ground before politicising it eh.
And hey. UK had one school shooting. We sat down as a society and said this must never happen again. We disarmed, got rid of our guns. And lo and behold, no more school shootings.
In the United States, we have due process. A blanket ban on firearm ownership is not due process. If a person has the ability to go before a judge and jury of his peers and has access to appeal any decision, then I am fine with that person's rights to own a firearm being abridged. Of course, courts work on objective facts, probable cause, and guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Not emotions.
originally posted by: bellagirl
Do yourself a favour and save yourself the ulcer, dont make sensible comments. [...] Take comfort in the thought you will never meet these militant americans because they wont leave home without their guns.
originally posted by: DanteGaland
NRA donations to GOP congressmembers:
Richard Burr $6,986,620
Roy Blunt $4,551,146
Thom Tillis $4,418,012
Cory Gardner $3,879,064
Marco Rubio $3,303,355
Joni Ernst $3,124,273
Rob Portman $3,061,941
Todd Young $2,896,732
Bill Cassidy $2,861,047
...And some of that money was given to the NRA by Russia. NRA taking Russian money. GIVING it to US politicians to not take action as violence AND chaos run rampant.