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The US has had 57 times as many school shootings as other major industrialized nations combined

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posted on May, 22 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Maybe.

Will there be more stabbings, bludgeonings, and beatings?




posted on May, 22 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Southern Guardian

So how would you, SG, handle this?

More laws? (Murder, discharging a weapon, having a weapon in school are already illegal)

More checks and balances? (See US debt)

Perhaps just straight up confiscation?


When guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Aazadan

Maybe.

Will there be more stabbings, bludgeonings, and beatings?


Probably. But those are also less deadly.

There have been 57 school shootings in the US this year. If you exclude a bunch of them as the gun rights folks would like to do, that number falls down to 8, and casualties themselves were in 5 events with 31 total killed (26 being students). If they had knives rather than guns, how many would have died? I suspect it would be less than 6 people per event on average.

At the same time though, we're talking about fewer than 100 students per year out of a population of about 90 million students. The numbers are not all that high to begin with.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable
When guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns.


Most of them wouldn't either. Because guns would be too expensive to use in petty crime. We have actual examples of this working right now in the US. Thanks to the bans on fully automatic weapons, they are only very rarely used in crimes. No one can afford to buy them to commit a petty robbery or burglary. Automatic weapons and their lack of being a problem in US society is proof that gun control can work.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 09:56 AM
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Who ever would even compile that kind of data needs to be shot!!



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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What would one expect from a society that has all but eliminated morals?

We murder the unborn by the millions how does one define the value of human life with a straight face?

Even the traditional household spends more time working at the sacrifice of time spent with our kids.

Our kids spent more time being exposed to endless streams of violence through video games and television then they do being exposed to activities that involve anything related to a moral compass.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: Saiker

You are correct. Previous generations have all had exponentially easier access to guns, where was the problem then?
No amount of gun regulation is going to fix society.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:19 AM
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If you truly believe that gun control will stop school shootings, quite frankly you are a fool.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian


Every WEEK, 24 children under age 17 are killed by a firearm in this country. Sadly, those are "acceptable" losses to this country.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:27 AM
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It’s a right whether you like it or not.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Yep get the guns out of there hands prosecute gun owners whom irresponsibly allow children to reinact the video games and movies they have been learned to be normal.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: UnBreakable
When guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns.


Most of them wouldn't either. Because guns would be too expensive to use in petty crime. We have actual examples of this working right now in the US. Thanks to the bans on fully automatic weapons, they are only very rarely used in crimes. No one can afford to buy them to commit a petty robbery or burglary. Automatic weapons and their lack of being a problem in US society is proof that gun control can work.


Do you live in fantasy land? Chicago has the most stringent gun laws in the US right now, as well as the most shootings of any major city in the US. Why? Because the criminals can buy cheap guns for pennies on the dollar on the black market (no pun intended).



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: carewemust
DP
edit on 22-5-2018 by Saiker because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

We are a nation that goes around conquering other nations. Despite the illusion that most Americans have we are also a nation that is very very focused on war throughout the world.

We killed the most with gun throughout the world via our military why would we not expect our citizens to have the same mindset and start killing themselves.

Long story short We As Americans live in a military culture and have for many decades that is why gun violence is so prevalent in America.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

So how did all the kids that did all the school shootings get their guns? The kid in Florida was living w his friends pro gun pro trump parents who were cool w his gun obsession, I wonder if the Texas kids parents had pro gun and pro trump racist Nazi leanings, the apple rarely falls far from the tree. Where are these kids parents when their kid is going to school wearing Nazi embls and trenchcoats all year round in Texas weather?



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:53 AM
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I was hoping someone would post this. Seeing as the op does not state the parameters for what is considered a school shooting here we go.

-Shooting must involve at least one person being shot (not including the shooter)
-Shooting must occur on school grounds
-We included gang violence, fights and domestic violence (but our count is NOT limited to those categories)
-We included grades K through college/university level as well as vocational schools
-We included accidental discharge of a firearm as long as the first two parameters are met
www.google.com...

They are using the term school shooting very loosely. Pretty much anytime a weapon is fired on school grounds weather school is in session or not they consider a school shooting.

This article is nothing but click bait.
Do we have a problem in this country? yes we do.
Does something need to change? Yes it does.
Are the faults on both sides of the gun issue? Ah yeah.

Instead of streching the definition of something to try and sway the weak minded your way, you should be trying to create an open dialog with the pro gun camp. There is compromise in every situation each side will have to give thought.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable
Do you live in fantasy land? Chicago has the most stringent gun laws in the US right now, as well as the most shootings of any major city in the US. Why? Because the criminals can buy cheap guns for pennies on the dollar on the black market (no pun intended).


And clearly Chicago's gun control isn't working. It has to be nationwide. Chicago isn't making guns on the black market more expensive, therefore what they're doing isn't working.

Again, fully automatic weapons are not used in crimes. Why? Gun control has made them too expensive.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan



Thanks to the bans on fully automatic weapons, they are only very rarely used in crimes

Do me a favor, can you point to a time when full auto weapons were ever used with any regularity in crime?

Then do me a favor and point to a time when "assault" weapons were used with regularity in crime.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: shooterbrody
We do not want to be the rest of the world.


Why?


Because the rest of the world likes to jail people for facebook posts, that's why.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

Shhhhh....Liberals will tell you they follow gun laws and they'll glady turn in their weapons



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