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Originally posted by jimmiec
reply to post by ALOSTSOUL
Only because gun toting Americans came and saved your ass.
Originally posted by FlySolo
reply to post by roguetechie
I beg to differ. I would much rather take my chances with someone with a knife. I agree we can't stop all violence but we can at least increase our odds of living through an incident.
The truly clinically insane are NOT responsible for most murders in America, nor any where else for that matter. Forgive me for being entirely too colloquial in my choice of terms. It was never my intention to infer that clinically insane persons committ murders with guns. Most murders are crimes of passion and that term covers a lot of territory. Premeditated murders are not always gun murders and no amount of legislation, or even the absence of firearms, will do much to mitigate those crimes.
Originally posted by christina-66
reply to post by spock51
Insanity is NOT the root cause of these mass killings. Those with serious psychiatric diagnoses are much LESS likely to harm other people than the general population.
The gun lobby in the US is way too powerful and their marketing clichés becoming tediously over used (especially on this forum and especially today).
The most ridiculous solution I've read being that this wouldn't have happened if the teachers had been armed too.....that's great until an armed, stressed,l frustrated and depressed teacher decides to turn their weapon on their class.
Or US citizens are armed to protect themselves from renegade government.....please. What you going to do against that drone?
Or to protect your freedoms? Ha....the US has THE most penalised citizenry in the developed world.
My ex was from Baltimore....he told me that if more US citizens travelled (in particular to Europe) they would be absolutely furious. The lie that the US way of life is the envy of the world would be exposed to them. The lie that US citizens have a superior quality of life would be exposed to them.
The US is NOT representative of the rest of the developed world. What you see around you....what you experience....is not the world that the rest of us experience.
Perversely it is the fact that so many US citizens carry weapons that stops any meaningful demonstration/action against punitive government measures....the fear of a blood bath keeps you all in check.