Since 1950, 98 percent of mass public shootings in the United States.

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 3 years ago
  2. Marie Flint profile image77
    Marie Flintposted 3 years ago

    I was hoping the article wasn't about 98% of mass shootings globally occurring in the United States and was relieved the statistics only concerned our nation.

    There have always been those personality types who either hold a grudge against society or have some kind of personal vendetta.

    The Wild West during our country's expansion was especially gruesome, not to mention our own Civil War.

    One goes back to the thought--guns don't kill, people do. Yet, this is only a half truth. The combination of a gun in the hands of an ignorant or criminal mind is the problem.

    People are under pressure in our modern society to produce more and buy more. This basis of consumerism, along with expanding population and pollution generated by industrialism, easily sets the stage for these irrational mass shootings.

    The problem is far more complicated than allowing everyone to have guns for self protection.

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      promisemposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "The combination of a gun in the hands of an ignorant or criminal mind is the problem."

      Well said!

    2. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "The combination of a gun in the hands of an ignorant or criminal mind is the problem."

      Only if you assume that without a gun in their hands they will not kill.  While this is a popular assumption, and highly promoted by the anti-gun crowd, history plainly shows it to be false.

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        RTalloniposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Great point considering what Londoners are facing with knife attacks. One report said some officials wanted to offer to exchange homeowner's knives with points for knives without points. It boggles the mind.

        Also, the question of depriving an innocent person what they need to protect themselves is an important part of the discussion that is ignored. Too many jump on the bandwagons of these issues and dismiss the fact that in most cases innocent victims could have protected themselves if they had been armed.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
          Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          True. Some people are quick to react instead of using sound judgment.

  3. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 3 years ago

    90% of mass shooters are on psychiatric drugs.

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      Hxprofposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That may demonstrate how ineffective drugs are in helping wounded people.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
        Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It is proof psychotropic drugs are ineffective, which sad when people are looking for help and are not.

  4. Credence2 profile image78
    Credence2posted 3 years ago

    The idea that people can completely protect themselves from surprise attacks if they had only been armed is just a cartoonish "Dirty Harry" type of fantasy. A rightwing fantasy of the highest order, arm pastors, teachers, grocery clerks, college students? The political Right need its heads examined.

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      RTalloniposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Adding the word "completely" dismisses the fact that the comment says "in most cases" victims can protect themselves. It is true that people cannot completely protect themselves because criminals intent on harm find a way to do their deeds, but denying people the right to self protect is criminal activity as bad as any ever committed.  Self-protection is a valuable right. Documentation tells us that many have lived to tell about it rather than die a victim.

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 3 years ago

    I agree. This day and age, we need to protect ourselves.

 
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