Shootings, Gun Violence & Gun Control Discussion
June 6, 2014 1:38 pm at 1:38 pm #1022597
Meanwhile… yet another school shooting.
Once again, NOT an assault rifle, and with a gun that will never be illegal.
What I’m sure we will find that relates to all the other school shootings is that he was mentally unstable and able to still purchase/steal a gun from a friend/family member. Probably went on his killing spree to gain fame through the media. The fact these people now so easily take another human’s life is the most disturbing thing in all of this to me.June 9, 2014 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #1023263
a sign of the times …
The Bodyguard Blanket, made by ProTecht, is a bulletproof 5/16-inch pad that the company says is made from the same materials used by the U.S. military.
Steve Walker, a podiatrist who conceptualized the blanket, told The Oklahoman that the idea came to him after two tragedies: the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the tornadoes in Oklahoma. He said the idea was to “stop that blunt-force trauma when that rubble is falling down on a child.”July 7, 2014 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm #1028429
Target Banning Customers from Carrying Firearms into Stores
Updated: Wednesday, July 2 2014, 11:53 AM EDT
COLUMBUS (Dawn Faugl) — Target announced Wednesday they will no longer allow customers to carry guns in their stores. The company came under fire, and saw protests at several stores, after gun rights groups carried loaded guns into Target stores in states with open carry laws.
READ MORE: http://abc6onyourside.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/target-banning-customers-carrying-firearms-into-stores-32932.shtml#.U7rEf1xwPucJuly 24, 2014 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #1031253
Including Ohio. Study by the Violence Policy Center.October 19, 2014 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #1046695
Central Ohio School Districts Consider Arming Teachers
By Maureen Kocot
Friday October 17, 2014 11:13 AM
SIDNEY, Ohio – Sidney City Schools asked us not to name the 4th grade teacher you’re about to meet, but spend a little time in her classroom and you’ll find it’s difficult to imagine her raising her voice much less a gun. “I had never held a gun, and guns made me very nervous.”
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/10/18/crimetracker-10-schools-guns-safety.htmlDecember 11, 2014 8:37 am at 8:37 am #1054392
Gun Rights Are Favored Over Gun Control For First Time In 20 Years, Poll FindsJune 18, 2015 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #1081592
This photo captures America’s relationship with guns
By Christopher Ingraham June 18 at 10:47 AM
Jonathan Neufeld, a philosophy professor at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., shared this photo on Twitter today. It shows this morning’s edition of the Charleston Post & Courier with its front page story on the shocking murder of nine black congregants at a church last night.
The front page also carries an ad for “Ladies’ Night” at the ATP Gun Shop & Range in Summerville, S.C. “$30 gets you everything!” the ad promises, including eye and ear protection, a pistol or revolver, and 50 rounds of ammo for use on the shooting range. You get a souvenir T-shirt, and the range’s Web site notes that the instructors are women.
READ MORE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/18/one-photo-perfectly-captures-the-insanity-of-americas-relationship-with-guns/July 23, 2015 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #1086214
When the “good guy with a gun” happens to be a dumb guy with a gun. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/07/23/recruiting-center-shot-fired.htmlJuly 23, 2015 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #1086242
When the “good guy with a gun” happens to be a dumb guy with a gun. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/07/23/recruiting-center-shot-fired.html
Yeesh.July 23, 2015 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #1086268
Lafayette, Louisiana, police respond to movie theater shooting
By Ralph Ellis, CNN
9:56 PM ET, Thu July 23, 2015
(CNN)Police in Lafayette, Louisiana, say they responded Thursday night to a report of a shooting at the Grand 16 Theatre. “We think the shooter is deceased,” Police Chief Jim Craft said, according to CNN affiliate KATC. “Right now we’re in the middle of sorting this out.”
READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/us/louisiana-theater-shooting/index.htmlJuly 24, 2015 9:52 am at 9:52 am #1086291
Damn, it would have been terrible if we had turned out like the rest of the developed world, which has far fewer murders, right?
This kind of strawman annoys me the most because they never take into account the size of the United States
If you look at a map, the back of Ukraine to Portugal is about the size of Maine to California. You would have to include all gun crime in the Eurozone to be more comparable of population. The US has their Bel Airs and Baltimores just like Europe does. Its dishonest to compare US crime to UK crime, when most of those in the UK have either a national identity or at least a fairly strong homogeneous populous. The USA is very melting pot which reinforces not caring about anyone that’s not ‘like you’.
Gun crime is most definitely a result of poor economic areas. Our terrible social infrastructure to support those who would end up doing crime is definitely the main cause of distress. Removing one of the means of committing crime does not remove the will to commit crime.July 24, 2015 10:11 am at 10:11 am #1086295
There is no straw man, and no dishonesty. Diversity doesn’t cause gun violence, and the UK is not as homogenous as you seem to think. America’s melting pot only seems to reinforce the idea of “not caring about people like you” among republicans, but that’s kind of their MO anyway. Gun crime can not be narrowed down simply to one cause, and you can’t discount the fact that guns and ammunition are abundantly available as a contributing factor to our national gun violence crisis.July 24, 2015 10:47 am at 10:47 am #1086305
It’s interesting to me that support for gun control seems to fall with each new incident of gun violence. It seems that the general public would rather personally arm for protection than live in a society where guns are harder to obtain for everyone.
To me that raises the image of a Wild West world where everyone is ready at a moment’s notice to kill or be killed. Is that really what people prefer, or am I misreading the signals?July 24, 2015 11:40 am at 11:40 am #1086316
90% of gun owners support enhanced gun control, and only 33-40% of Americans even own guns. Be sure that those who fight loudest against it are a small but vicious minority.July 24, 2015 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm #1086326
90% of gun owners support enhanced gun control, and only 33-40% of Americans even own guns. Be sure that those who fight loudest against it are a small but vicious minority.
A minority doesn’t set policy without at least the tacit approval of the majority. I’m less interested in the ideology of a few extremists, and more interested in understanding why the general political will to enact gun control is actually decreasing.
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