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Last school year 34 students were killed. That's 58 deaths over what amounts to a 17-month period. And that makes an average of one child getting murdered every eight days.
In a city where handguns are already banned, Stop The Violence rallies have had little impact and the mayor's calls for stricter gun laws have fallen on deaf ears.
Well there is evidence that it does stop this type of thing. Japan is the best example I can think of off hand. They have very strict gun laws over there, with only 11 gun deaths recorded in 2011. That is very clear cut evidence that banning guns does work.
Banning guns won't stop this.
Originally posted by PaTommyJ
reply to post by beezzer
Right on, Beezer. Boobus America is not reading the facts.
Here's what I want to have answered about this:
The mother knew she was dealing with an unstable, more than likely violent child.
She even told the babysitter to never turn his back, never leave him alone.
She voiced her concerns and difficulties in the establishments she frequented.
So why the world would she not only have unsecured weapons in the house...
But she taught him how to use them..
Exactly on what planet does that make sense???
Someone please tell me cuz if I ever get off this one I want to avoid that one...edit on 19-12-2012 by PaTommyJ because: (no reason given)spellchecker activated...
ETA: S&F for you, Sir Beezer. Nice to see the old avi back...edit on 19-12-2012 by PaTommyJ because: (no reason given)
The mother of the loner who massacred 26 pupils and staff at a Newtown, Ct., elementary school Friday may have played a role in his breakdown, the Daily Mail reported. Friends and family portrayed Adam Lanza's mother Nancy as a paranoid "survivalist" who believed the world was on the verge of violent, economic collapse. She had been stockpiling food, water and guns in the large home she shared with her 20-year-old son in Connecticut.