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Denver used to be a wonderful place back before everyone else from America (and Mexico) moved in. It's a mixing pot of do-gooders and wannabes. And the liberals rule the roost. Colorado has to be the #1 state in the nation for Obama stickers. There is a town called Louisville, where back in the 90's, they tried to pass a law to eradicate all the crickets because they were making too much noise for the residence trying to get a good nights sleep. A bunch of us called it the "crickocaust"! We still laugh about it here and there.
Need I say more?edit on 13-12-2013 by Propulsion because: (no reason given)edit on 13-12-2013 by Propulsion because: (no reason given)
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I'm from Canon City.It was way too isolated for me so I have lived in Colo. Springs witch is right wing and mostly military,you'd expect that with the Air Force academy ,Ft Carson ,Peterson etc.
I noticed rude behavior is no longer shunned,people are disconnected and attached to the phones like some kind of imbilical cord. It has been suggested gamers frontal cortexes are being ...altered by the constant input of instructions ,so much so that they don't function well in life.
Maybe this is part of that.
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I think the mental health aspect is important but its a bit of a cop-out, most people who have depression or schizophrenia for example dont go out and gun down a bunch of kids. A "sane" man could quite possibly have done this just as someone with a complex mental health history.
So while yes I agree a gun is just a tool, it is a tool that is creating quite a lot of problems. The poor state of mental health treatment is also a problem but its a separate issue, trying to forge the two together is just wrong.
Now i am sure that everyone would want to live in a world with out guns but that is just not the reality.
Guns are never going to go away in America, that is a fact and its also the way it should be guns are part of your culture and tradition as a nation.
It would be like telling us Scottish folk that they are going to ban kilts.
that said however,
When cases like this are a monthly occurrence then as a Nation you guys really do need to have a serious and sensible debate with out all the emotion and sob stories from both sides. Something does need to be done, what that is, is what needs to be decided upon, the question of "does America have a problem with gun violence?" has been answered with a very loud YES.
Now what needs to be done is that people need to start having a real debate about what to do about the problem. This should not be a debate about the emotions or the silly arguments but a very mature realization that there is a problem and then moving forward with steps to start going someway to tackling the problem.
but when news like this is becoming a expected and regular occurrence, even the most die hard supporter of gun rights must admit that something in someway needs to change.
Arapahoe had just recently practiced an active-shooter drill. ...
After Hungerford, they grabbed your semi-automatic rifles. After Dunblane, they grabbed your semi-automatic pistols. And after Cumbria, they grabbed your shotguns. Maybe your country is the one that's 'F'd up', Tommy-Boy!edit on 14-12-2013 by starviego because: (no reason given)