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Is the shooting of the Australian man in Oklahoma a race issue, a gun issue, both or neither


I'm curious as to what you think. I'm also curious as to some information about you. Please if you would not be shy or sensitive or politically correct or defensive. I will start: My family originated from England in the 1300s then through France then through Germany to the U.S. in the early 1800s. I am 56 years old. I am a pacifist. I do not believe in guns for anyone for any reason. I think the shooting was equally motivated by a hatred of white-skinned people and a complete disregard for human life made possible by easy access to guns.

 
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I agree that guns are at least part of the issue. If a gun was not available to these boys, they could not have shot the man. Why are guns SO important to so many in this country that gun violence is rationalized away.


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Jacqui (jlpark) says

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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    It is sad all around. One innocent man doing nothing wrong to anyone has his life & the life of his family destroyed because of a senseless act by 3 boys who should pay for their misdeed, but it is sad they put themselves in this position.

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    L.M. Hosler 4 years ago

    I totally agree with the issue of violence on television. When children are seeing killings on television from the time they are young, they think that is normal and think there are no consequences to their actions.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    It's incredible that in an instance a senseless act with no legitimate purpose takes the life of a young man out of the blue. The man never knew it was coming. Think about it. In an instance he's down, in pain, knowing death is approaching.

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    AlexK2009 4 years ago

    Anyone buying a gun without a good reason should have to undergo a psychological examination. Same for anyone applying for a driving licence.

    I think most men who buy guns have issues with the size of their phallus.


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    Susan Keeping (Uninvited Writer) 4 years ago

    I mean black, biracial and white :)


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I will agree that the media manipulate issues to rake in ratings & financial reward. I listened to John King direct inflammatory questions toward Travon Martin's parents which appeared intent on eliciting a racist response. Terrible reporting.

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    AlexK2009 4 years ago

    Instead of work parents who can should ensure the child has the inner resources to enjoy time where they can do what they want rather than sliding into boredom. Work is, as the Bible says, a curse and children should learn to use their freedom.

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I disagree on the gun issue & there is no question a gun is not organic, but I agree on the race issue and there being a social issue. Allowing nearly anyone in a populous socially interconnected world to arm themselves at will is dangerous.


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H C Palting (Express10) says

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Great historical backgnd. I am anti guns, but I understand your view pt. & history. It is interesting that many people grow up poor & don't resort to violence. A poor socioeconomic upbringing is not a valid excuse; it is merely an excuse.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    There should be more pacifists like you.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I have heard that argument about guns, but isn't that paranoia? Should we all be violent and mistrust everyone because one of "them" might kill us? It seems we go deeper into the hole by arguing everyone must be armed. Kindergarteners too?


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