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    white guys killing themselves with guns is the bigger story that never gets heard. truly an epidemic.

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    50 a day everyday, almost all of them white guys.

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    "U.S. of A.", United States of Assualt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick! View Post
    To an extent I suppose it is, you are killing each other on an industrial scale, breaking new records year after year.

    When there is a Bataclan or a Nice over here, you know what? Our government try to do something about it, be it concrete blocks, or tighter security or investment in counter intelligence.

    We had a huge market in my town over here after the Nice attacks, so the mayor got the farmers to park tractors and trailers blocking the entrances to the town to avoid a repeat.

    Does it work? Sometimes, sometimes not, but the problem has been identified and an effort is made to stop it.

    Something like Vegas or the countless mass shootings happens again and again and what does your government do? Nothing, less than fuck all, just the way it is, nothing to be done, second amendment, George Washington, look out! here comes the King of England and all that.


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    So you think making laws and outlawing different items is worthwhile regardless of whether or not the laws actually have the desired effect? Wow. Kneejerk reactions are awesome.
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    While we're at it let's make heroin and meth illegal and get it off the streets, you know, for the kids...
    The further a society shifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.

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    It took 10 days (might need a fact check) after Port Arthur in Tasmania for semi-automatic weapons to be banned...mass shootings since - 0
    Yes, people still are injured and die from violence with firearms, but it is not the 'norm'.

    My neighbour who is a farmer and a hunter had a boundary dispute with the asshat next door. He could not commit or threaten any violence against him at all, otherwise the police would be at his door pronto to take away his guns. No ifs, ands or buts. If you act up, your firearms licence will be pulled and your guns confiscated.
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    I feel very comfortable with my limited rights. I own guns lawfully, no issue. But it's hard enough to attain that I'd wager most don't. And that's the way I like it best.

    And I've never shot a silenced weapon fwiw.

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    I don't understand the knee jerk reaction of people who think that 'gun control' means taking away ALL your guns.
    I never got the impression that improved gun control in the US means an all or nothing. It's pretty obvious that would be impossible and well as impractical.
    Legal gun ownership, harder to get than now...what's so wrong with that?

    Not looking for a fight, just coming from a different perspective.
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    What should out govt do Mick?

    It's a hell of a story but you are very unlikely to die in a mass shooting.

    We could take all the guns but would that solve any problems?

    We are probably one of the most violent cultures on the planet.

    You can cut someone's head off on tv but don't you cuss....there might be kids watching.

    You can't show a nipple but we can buy our kids video games where you can murder hookers.


    Our govt is not sitting on its ass...its coming up with shit like the Patriot act.
    Winter is coming.

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    If a bomber kills people we blame the bomber...

    If a drunk driver kills people we blame the driver...

    If somebody stabs somebody we blame the attacker...

    If a "shooter" kills somebody we blame the gun...

    What's wrong with this picture?
    The further a society shifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.

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