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Thank you adjkp25 for your comment here.
LandmarkWealth on this subject I can not agree with your comments. 22 people have died in this latest shooting and I am sure the next shooting of this type in the United States is not so far off. Shootings happen too often.
Any shooting is too often. But the overal incidence of violent crime is actually down. Read for yourself...http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/11/us-usa-c...
LandmarkWealth The number of incidents comming down is little comfort the those who have lost their lives. I am still finding it hard to comprehend your resistance to change.
View your last question for the answer. The history of the world that his disarmed it's citizens is far more violent. The founders wrote this into our documents to protect us from the tyranny they lived through.
Absolutely @land - it is not about the guns, but people. Society is living through an incredibly challenging time in terms of economics and politics, more global citizens than ever before and many other challenges. You can't blame all firearm owners.
LandmarkWealth. yes the history of the world that has no arms is more violent. Europe and the middle east have anti gun laws but the trade and use of fire arms there illegally is huge.
Then that proves that the laws are pointless. So why bother wasting taxpayer dollars to pass a law that is uneforeable against those who are ill willed and will only be abided by people who want to protect their freedom.
Safiq-But how can you argue that a gun kills people by itself. No some one is responsible for pulling the trigger.
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Yes very true. But the United States is built on the values of peace. Each time I hear of shooting in schools in the US I can not help but feel that something needs to be done because these rampages with bullets should NEVER happen. Not in the US.
Yes but South Africa is an emerging country that is yet to define itself legally. The United States is an evolved democracy and is meant to be a peace loving country. That peace is broken too often by the sound of guns. Africa is in civil war.
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Perhaps American authorities need to devise a program of massacre prevention that does not mean banning guns but rather treats those who are likely to misuse guns by going on the rampage....You are right it is a large or complexed problem.
The Funny thing about cars or guns is that at roughly the same time as the shootings in Connecticut there was another event in China of similar proportions that was accomplished with a knives.
The children in China survived! Ours are being buried as we type! Bad Argument! Also, if we had as much of a control on gun owners as we do drivers that would be a start. Drugs abuse falls under health care, one of our week points!
correlation is not always causation. Every male over the age of majority in Sweden is required to have a REAL Military rilfle in their home. Yet their murder rate is lower than the US.
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