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STEM School students walk out of "vigil"

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posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Edumakated

And the idea of children dying at school in gun related shootings is very tragic, but do we have statistics on how many children are caught in the crossfire and die to gang related shootings every year?

Are those deaths less tragic because they don't occur in school?

Not only that, but how many of those gang related shootings are carried out by kids on other kids? (and maybe not under 10 in this case, but younger teens)


Yes, it is tragic and because people are so emotionally invested and the media runs these stories non-stop, people tend to assign more weight to them and think they are more common than they are in reality.

I didn't even attempt to dissect the other shootings of kids like you mentioned. Most of the gang shootings do involve "kids". Here in Chicago, the typical "shooter" is about 15 years old. Teenagers get smoked weekly here... and they are almost always gang members and have equivalent rap sheets.




posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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Here is the hero who sacrificed so that everyone else could get away. Because he jumped into harm's way trying to stop the shooter, Brendan Bialy, the other kid who helped subdue him, was given time to act also and they almost certainly saved lives. It was at the highest, possible cost for Kendrick.

18-years-old and member of the robotics club. Bravery comes in all forms and from all walks of life folks.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated

I know.

In a lot of ways, that reality is a much bigger tragedy than school shootings.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: UpIsNowDown

Just ban murder and mass shooting if banning works so well. Oh that’s right they’re already illegal yet the criminals don’t follow those laws. Same will happen with gun laws. The criminals will continue to break the gun laws. I’d rather keep mine to defend against said people.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: UpIsNowDown
a reply to: Edumakated

if we are resorting to name calling, feel free to carry on

I at no point aimed a personal low blow at your inteligence

Do you think there were more deaths in US schools or UK schools last year, or the year before, or the year before.

I have an opinion equal to yours, wether you agree with it or not, but as you opened on a put down, i will retire

Oh and statistics are not my thing, must make me dumb dumb

List of school shootings in the United States


I didn't call you a name... I just pointed out your flawed reasoning with some facts and logic which trumps your opinion.

The US is NOT the UK for a variety of reasons.

First off, unless you are advocating that the government forcible confiscate 400 million guns and then simultaenously prevent any new guns (you know, like how we stop all the drug dealing), how will any gun control law stop the carnage when you consider that the vast majority of the deaths are done with illegal obtained firearms?



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Edumakated

I know.

In a lot of ways, that reality is a much bigger tragedy than school shootings.


All the hand-wringing over school shootings that are exceedingly rare when in reality we have literal "child soldiers" getting killed by the hundreds in our urban cities weekly.

But hey... black and poor so no one gives a sh*t. Also, can't expose how liberal agendas are directly tied to this carnage.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko



If someone pushed that fridges onto you, we should ban it. Clearly, that fridge does not mix with polite society

Have all the guns you want..but stupid argument.
This doesn't happen anywhere else as frequently per capita.
I'm out, as this cannot be fixed..I just hate a dumb argument.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: UpIsNowDown

Things are always rare to people not directly affected, just a statistic. Society has become sociopathic in regard to others.

R.I.P. Kendrick.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Aptly noted. The real upside is the kids appear to be rejecting the empty political posturing and refuse to be used as propaganda tools. This is a very hopeful sign. Youth seeing through the motives of wretched evil politicians.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

More on Kendrick ...


John Castillo said his son loved science, especially robotics. He was a member of the varsity robotics team that his father coached.

Kendrick Castillo had just three more days of school before graduating. He was planning to attend Arapahoe Community College in the fall, where he hoped to major in mechanical or electrical engineering.

The boy's father said he loved the outdoors, including four-wheeling, fishing, and hunting.


By all means, mourn a dirty, violent gun owner. Now we know why he was brave enough to jump the shooter. He was both an incredibly selfless kid who only wanted to help others and being a gun owner himself, he wasn't so afraid of a firearm that he couldn't be bothered to act.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:37 AM
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No, things are rare because they are rare.... no matter how tragic it may be to those who are affected.

No one would say ban cars because tens of thousands of people die every year in car accidents.

No one says ban swimming pools because several hundred kids die every year from accidental drownings.

No one says exterminate wasps because almost 100 people die every year from stings.

No one says ban airplanes because they do in fact fall out of the sky every now and then..



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko



By all means, mourn a dirty, violent gun owner

Putting words in my mouth..tsk, tsk



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

More of a man than most men will ever be.

If any of you want to complain about "kids today", remember Kendrick.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn



Good to see the kids are not as brainwashed as I feared!



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: vonclod

Eh, your posts said it all. You have an obvious attitude about gun owners and gun ownership. This kid happened to be one of those.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 03:52 PM
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In my humble opinion, whoever owned the gun should be held equally responsible. The best way to encourage lawful citizens to make damn sure their firearms can't be abused. No gun should ever be so easily available that a high school psycho can just break in and take it.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

" If Any Event Can be Politicized , it Will be . "


Clinton's Razor



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 04:30 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
After Florida weren't we told that kids of this age are not mature enough to have an opinion on this topic?

By the way, aren't you politicizing their actions with this post?

Entire post is one giant logical fallacy. They are not expressing an opinion one way or the other on gun control. Their action is non political. They are merely disgusted with this child's sacrifice being used as a political prop, as should we all.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: ketsuko



If someone pushed that fridges onto you, we should ban it. Clearly, that fridge does not mix with polite society

Have all the guns you want..but stupid argument.
This doesn't happen anywhere else as frequently per capita.
I'm out, as this cannot be fixed..I just hate a dumb argument.

It only can't be fixed because Democrats only want gun control and confiscation. The REAL fix is to look at American culture and fix it. That won't take guns out of people's hands though to make them more pliable for the coming Socialist Paradise.



posted on May, 9 2019 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

We know you love draconian laws that suppress the second amendment right. Why don't you just move to Venezuela already instead of wanting the U.S. to become another s#eethole country?...



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