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School shooting in Connecticut, 27 people, including 18 children, dead!
I cannot process this. I can't imagine the pain those parents are going through right now. If that happened to a child of mine I'd drop dead on the spot.
America is one sick, violent, fucking country.
i disagree with the last sentence, the two people responsible are the sick and violent, not america. 320million people are not responsible for the actions of 2.thats the same illogical thinking that people use to go to war with the middleeast over 'radical' islam. labeling the entire middleeast as sick and violent because of the actions of a few people...stupid thinking.
Daniel with all due respect, this just come over my feed20.30 (15.30) Lanza's mother was a kindergarten teacher, in charge of children aged five or six, and it seems that most of the kids killed were in her classroomMike isnt suggesting you are personally responsible for it but as a society which you are part of then it is.This happened in the UK at Dunblane whereupon handguns were just outlawed full stop. Note there was a young child that hid under the headmistress desk that day he went on to win the US open tennis tournament this year, who knows what these kids would have gone on to do.
society isnt responsible for it either.theres only one person responsible.labeling a group as sick and violent because of the actions of 1 is wrong and leads to discrimation, hate, bigotry, etc.
Daniel again you miss the whole fucking point of Mikes post, how the fuck you can turn it into a matter of discrimination just beats the fuck out of me. Society is not one group,1 race etc its the whole dont be a dick.
Besides, gun advocates are already politicizing this (warning--disturbing tweet follows).Shooters attack an elementary school in CT - another "gun-free zone." Makes children sitting ducks. kltv.com/story/20345707… sourceIf only those children had been armed, it never would have happened. Really?
so it's the whole 'society' of america (as mike said) that is sick and violent?just like because a few people in the middleeast are violent its the whole middleeast 'society' that is sick and violent?or because a few black people are in gangs and commit crimes its the whole black society that is sick and violent?or because a few members of the military do inappropiate things to captured enemies so the entire military society is sick and violent?this is your logic...
oh ffs no point with you is there, changing the whole meaning of Mikes post into something personal. You are totally missing the context.
This is a societal problem. These things are too frequent. These killers are slipping through the cracks. This is a mental health issue. I am sure these killers are exhibiting chronic symptoms that are going unchecked. You can blame the 2nd amendment. You can blame video games. But this guy and the Virginia Tech guy had issues that were not dealt with. Listen to Dr. Drew Pinsky. This is an important issue. The culture is dropping the ball on mental health.
I'm fine with politicizing it. The political arena is where we decide gun policy and guns make it worse.
It's happening like every single week practically. How long can we keep saying, "Oh it was this guy, he was crazy." The next day..."oh it was that guy, he was nuts." The next day, "Oh that guy was a deranged psycho." The next day, "He was mentally ill." And on and on. Too easy to say it was just isolated cases of nut jobs. Society has somehow turned these people into nutjobs. It's systemic and it has to be treated as such.
United States >31,000 gun deaths per yearJapan ~50 gun deaths per yearUK ~60 gun deaths per year. Is there anything more we need to know?
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