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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 04:05 PM

New Year Brings a Grim Wave of Mass Killings Across America: AP News

- AP News, Jan. 24, 2023.

A year ago, the U.S. marked its first deadly gun rampage of the year on Jan. 23. By the same date this year, there have been six mass killings that have claimed 39 lives, leaving communities nationwide reeling from the onslaught of violence.

Eleven people killed as they welcomed the Lunar New Year at a dance hall popular with older Asian Americans. Seven Chinese and Latino farmworkers killed amid the serene beauty of California’s Half Moon Bay. A 17-year-old mother and her baby shot dead in an attack that killed six people across five generations of her family.

“In the end, there are simply too many guns in this country. And there has to be a change. This is not an acceptable way for a modern society to live and conduct its affairs,” San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President Dave Pine said Monday, in the wake of the mushroom farm shootings about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of San Francisco. “Our hearts are broken.”

The grim news from Half Moon Bay came as Californians were still trying to process the weekend carnage at the ballroom dance club in Monterey Park, a bustling Asian American community at the eastern edge of Los Angeles.

Americans in recent years have learned to endure mass shootings in churches and grocery stores, concerts and office parks, and inside the homes of friends and neighbors. The violence can stem from hatred toward other communities, grievances within a group, secrets within families and bitterness among colleagues. But it often ends when a man with a grudge grabs a gun. https://apnews.com/article/crime-homicide-california-shootings-d93ba0560147cbbee3cff9c45fbbc523
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appalachiablue Jan 24 OP
Irish_Dem Jan 24 #1
Skittles Jan 25 #4
Irish_Dem Jan 25 #5
TigressDem Jan 24 #2
appalachiablue Jan 24 #3
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 04:49 PM

1. America should hang its head in shame but it won't.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:27 AM

4. they should just put the flags at half-staff and leave them there

it is truly pathetic and sad

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 07:58 AM

5. The US should start flying a gun flag with skull and crossbones.

Frankly we don't deserve to even fly the American flag.

The US not only allows the murders of its people, but ENCOURAGES it.

By all the hatred, division, chaos created by the Putin GOP.
The demonization of various groups.
The easy availability of assault weapons.
The legal protections for the gun industry.

America doesn't care that children are shot to ribbons as they sit in school.
Grandmas at church, people going about their daily lives are murdered in cold blood.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 05:06 PM

2. From one article... MLK said:



https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/will-the-us-have-another-civil-war

“There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.

The speaker, of course, is Martin Luther King, in 1964, delivering his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, pointing out to the world that: “. . . in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones. . . . Violence ends up defeating itself.”

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Response to TigressDem (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 05:13 PM

3. Right to the heart of the matter, TX for posting Dr. King's powerful words.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:17 AM

6. Pretty

soon other countries will warn its citizens not to go to US, same as we do with some other countries.

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