posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 09:20 AM
a reply to: Teikiatsu
They were wrong then, too.
They were? Over 58,000 American Soldiers lost their lives in the Vietnam war. A war that wasn't supported by the majority of Americans. It's a
basic fact that America was only policing the spread of communism in south east Asia due to the cold war. In no way was America's homeland
threatened. When the U.S. enacted the compulsory draft during World War II, they used it to draft many young men into the Vietnam War. A conflict
that was in no way a threat to America. The same thing is being played out in the Middle East in addition to American interests related to the
control of its oil.
Mass shootings were happening before Columbine.
Read my statement. I said "school shootings." Making the point that mass shootings have also taken place before Columbine, is only making the case
that gun control laws need to change not only due to school shootings. Duh!
More people than just these students are affected by violence.
Again duh...the Las Vegas mass shootings was also gun related, not to mention many other mass shootings that have happened over just a few years.
These gun protests and the demand for changes in gun control are not only supported and attended by students, but adults too! Really, are you so
blind to the fact there's a huge increase in mass shootings with the use of AR-15's in just the past 10 years?
Pop quiz, how many school students in the suburbs vs. kids in inner cities? No internet queries allowed.
Don't know exactly what you're getting at in this question. It's not just mass shootings in schools we're talking about. The potential for
additional school shootings is everywhere. We're dealing with mentally ill people and the easy access to assault rifles. That's not limited just to
the inner city. We have gun violence in suburban areas as well.
"How many abortions does it take until the lives of the unborn are more important than campaign contributions from special interest groups?"
This question is kind of hypocritical when conservatives want less government interference in peoples lives. Yet they want government to control want
a women can do with her own body. Gun violence affects everyone! Abortion is between the mother and her maker. It's also a question whether life
begins at inception? There's no evidence to say that it does or does not.
That's stupid. The problem is mental health and a government bureaucracy that didn't vet the buyer. The gun laws would have worked if they had been
Again, you're proving part of my case. The government didn't do it's job because the vetting of gun buyers was lax, due most likely from the
pressures and political campaign influences from the NRA. Vetting mentally ill people doesn't mean it would prevent the access to guns from immature
and emotionally charged teens who would engage in gun violence and mass shootings. How many drive-by gang shootings have happened in the U.S.?
Claiming protection to own assault rifles or a gun for that matter due to the 2nd amendment is ignoring the basic reason why the second amendment was
created. It was for the sole purpose to arm citizens for a state militia and to secure a free state. We didn't have a state military back then to
protect us from invading forces. The language of our constitution in other areas have also become outdated. It's why we've had to amend parts of our
constitution. The rights to our privacy has also been infringed upon due to the fact our founding fathers could not foresee our current state of
communications technology. The same could be said for the fire power of assault rifles and not having a military to protect our freedom from invading
Some will say the second amendment is to protect us from a tyrannical government. That's exactly why we have elected representatives who take an oath
of office "to protect and preserve the constitution of the United States." It's why congress can impeach presidents and why we have laws that don't
allow presidents to obstruct justice, and why we have free and fair elections. Right now we have a president who is acting guilty trying to obstruct
the course of justice. Yet the same people who are worried about arming themselves against a tyrannical government who think they are above the law,
continue to support this president!
Rather hypocritical, don't you think?