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superyooser's Journal: Response to gun violence 3

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With the story of the recent massacre due to gun violence, it is obvious that the country where this occurred needs more gun control legislation.

I look forward to reading the international media's wild criticism tomorrow of how terrible a country Brazil* is: Brazil's inexplicable love affair with guns; its backwards cowboy/pioneer culture; how its economic and political inequality makes immigrants and minorities depressed and lonely, driving them to violence; how its citizens' violence is a reflection of the government's warmongering policies around the world.</sarcasm>

* Click the first link: 19 killed in Rio shantytown shootout

God bless the families of the victims.

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Response to gun violence

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  • The German one: But we have little reason to point an accusing finger at the Americans. Despite strict gun legislation, we (in Germany) have experienced the school shootings in Erfurt and Emsdetten. We have to consider the problems in our society. And we have to take care of our fellow humans."

    So we have proof that more gun laws aren't going to take care of the problem.

    Of course, he opened with this gem: There,(in the US) buying a machine gun is often easier than getting a driver's license.
  • This guy had proveable mental problems that were showing up over the last 4 years. Had *anybody* at the gun store done a through background search, he wouldn't have been allowed to have a gun. They only did a criminal background search, and the kid had a green card, and they didn't do any search for indications of mental illness (I don't even know if Virginia has the INFRASTRUCTURE needed for such a background search, I know Oregon doesn't since we lost funding for mental illness). This is far more about
  • I actually look at this as a prime example of why gun control has failed. If just ONE of the students, faculty, or others on campus had a gun, it would have been a much different story. Sure, shoot-outs are a side-effect, but which is worse?

    32 innocents and one gunmen dead, or,

    10 innocents, 2 bystanders hit by stray bullets, and one gunmen dead?

    I can think of at least 20 families that would go with option B

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