driving than I am of guns....and I have never owned a gun nor would I allow one in my house.
Republicans never address fear but instead revel in inducing fear in our populace. It's one of their primary campaign weapons, along with lies and deceptions.
So in that light, Republicans are in constant violation of our Constitution by methodically jeopardizing our liberty and happiness.
The police shot and killed the shooter when he wouldn't surrender.
That's pretty good protection of your right to life.
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All the time.
and yet 22 people wounded with 7 dead... before they "killed him the shooter when he wouldn't surrender" does not inspire a lot of confidence in the "good guys with guns" theory of how to stop mass shootings in the US.
what does that even mean? They stopped him.
Seven people including a 15 year old girl who will never attend college or do any of the things she dreamed of doing, would disagree.
The only thing that would have stopped him and the hundreds of other mass shooters is to actually remove their access to guns.
I am OK with Red Flag laws that take away an individual's guns for cause and with due process.
I'm opposed to taking away guns from a 100 million people who are not a threat.
Especially in mass shootings
People get drunk. People get depressed. People develop mental illnesses. All of these are usually not fatal...unless there's a gun laying around.
They did not stop him, they were his first victims. He went on to shoot 21 and kill 7 before the police managed to kill him.
He was blazing away with an assault rifle, the mass murderer's war weapon of choice. No good guy with a gun was able to stop him, they only managed to truncate his shooting spree.
"Stopping him" implies he never got to shoot anyone. He wasn't stopped from shooting 21 and murdering 7.
But stopping a shooter from continuing to shoot people is also stopping the bad guy.
Good night SunSeeker.
weapons and use them at their own discretion. On a daily basis no less!
Enough already and dont you dare imply that anyone feels safe under these circumstances. You might feel safe. I dont.
Today I did not take my daughter to a movie. Im scared to go into a movie theater. I wont go into a Walmart, only Costco, because they have guards at the door.
I am not the only one who is scared by these atrocities. Nobody should have those sorts of weapons. And nobody has the right to them either. Despite the current ridiculous interpretation of the second amendment.
But you're correct that I'm not afraid.
Every shooting and death is tragic, but the reality is that they are low probability events.
Having said that, we can take action to make them even lower in probability.
as well as a lot of the gun apologists out there, owning a gun is far more important than staying alive or not being maimed in a shooting.
Pro-gun militants are perfectly fine with mass shootings by lunatics, as long as their access to firearms and huge quantities of ammo are left alone. It's not as if trump or McConnell are going to do anything injurious to their interests.
Americans are behind gun reform and need to let their representatives know they wont for they who oppose sensible legislation.
Some days it's like there are no other amendments.