This year alone, there were at least 352 mass shootings. 995 within the last 3 years. From the beginning of 2013, there were 1260 persons killed and 3606 injured. Bad begets bad. Everyone carries a gun, and anyone is likely to use it. The more it is used, the more it becomes "the norm". The shoot first and ask questions later becomes commonplace. What a frightening place to live and laugh and love in!
sort by best latest
You are correct Alan, and we can never eliminate any chance of gun killings. Maybe a more careful check of gun-ownership would minimize the deaths, just as control of cars, sharp tools and poisons minimize abuse of these. Thank you for joining us.
Hi Dan Harmon, Thank you so much for joining in the discussion. I could not respond earlier as my desktop died & my laptop is out on loan. Pls check some 0f my sources, which led me to the question. Many killings are perpetrated by one-time ki
Thank u ALL for making this such an interesting discussion. It is the variety of views that make it interesting. Wish I could respond to each, but so many times there is no space to do so. I hope weget some more views too.
Sadly, there is a major error in the stats list here; one that is so blithely restated so many times that it is taken without question by too many people. That is the statement that Guns cause deaths; an impossibility for an inanimate piece of iron.
We have trigger-happy cops in this part of the world as well, down to the nature of crime here. In London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol there are gangs as in US cities. Drugs, people-smuggling and robbery etc thrive on unemployment.
If only there were more like you, Michaela Osiecki, maybe things could change. Unfortunately there seems to be powerful forces behind the gun lobby. Tkank you for stopping by.
Thank you for commenting, Kathleen Cochran. It is my fear that familiarity of guns will breed contempt of the danger they could generate for criminals and also for those innocent.
It's impossible now to go back 600 years and stifle the invention of firearms. But even if it was possible, we're as much in danger from 'silent' killers (sales of knives have had to be controlled in Britain these last few years as well as crossbows)
The victims in San Bernardino didn't have weapons, only the people that shot them. The police can't help in these kinds of situations. How has personal safety changed for the better since the WWest.
Yeah, gun bans won't do anything, which is why Japan is a smoking crater due to all of its criminals running wild shooting people! Oh, wait...
Loopholes exist for acquiring firearms in Britain, as there is the right in US states to bear arms. Weapons dealers abound across the globe, they're only interested in filling their wallets. Doesn't leave much room for manoeuvre by the law abiding.
bradmasterOCcal, Hi, I do care, for those who suffer wherever they may be. I do agree that both guns and alcohol are inert and it is the user who determines the outcome of their use. But when Ads for cigs stopped in Aus, smoking habits fell sharpl
My point is that the govt can only make laws, and even amendments but if the people want to do something they won't care, as was the case with alcohol. There are no ads for guns on TV, and the anti smoking ads are still being run?