I wonder if that is why

I try not to talk too much on international issues, just because I dont realy understand it, but obviously everyone has heard of the school shooting that happened in Texas.

I know a lot of people are making comparrisons between the abortion laws that are going on and gun laws, why are some people so determined to make women have baby’s only to let them get shot in school. This doesnt make any sense to me.

Why do you need to own a gun, that can fire 500 shots a minutes as a private person, nothing to do with the army. Who are you going to use that against? Do they think the Canadian’s are going to invade? Maybe the Mexicans? Russia might pop over to Alaska I suppose, but then they would have to get through Canada to get to the rest of America, I just dont get it.

But I was wondering what made this school shooting different, was it because it was a school? Children involved? The fact the shooter was so young?

Or, is it possible, that people heard there had been a school shooting in the US and their response was oh again and they felt shocked at their lack of outrage, because it keeps happening and nothing changes, maybe someone could tell me if the laws have changed since Sandy Hock, where there are a lot of similarities, young shooter, young victims, lots of victims.

All I do know, is the first mass shooting in the UK and we changed our gun laws to make sure something like that could never happen again and contary to belief, we can own guns in the UK, we have to fill out paperwork, make sure we have a locked place to keep guns, just some common sense rules.

My heart goes out to the victims and their families,

I would love to think I wont be writing a post like this again in 6 months time, but I think I will be, nothing will have changed and the shock factor will be less again.

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11 Responses to I wonder if that is why

  1. Simon says:

    After the Texas shooting I heard that there had been 27 mass shooting’s in America this year, that’s more than 1 a week if it’s true. That would mean that the ones that make it to the news are just the tip of the iceberg… sobering.

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  2. Sadly, the problem isn’t the laws. We already have a ton of gun laws on the books, and the places that have the strictest gun laws are the worst places, i.e. L.A., Chicago, New York, Baltimore. The problem is we don’t enforce the laws we already have. We are too soft on crime, and have made the criminals the victims, and let them walk scott free. Criminals already do not follow the laws, hence the name, criminal. More gun laws will only prohibit the good, law abiding citizens the right to protect themselves, and this will only embolden the criminals and the criminal behavior. And now so many of these cities are “defunding the police”, which only makes matters worse. We have a saying here, that says when seconds count, the police are minutes away. And with less and less police, there is going to be more and more crime. The only way to stop a bad person with a gun is with a good person with a gun.

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    • I understand what you are saying, but your last sentence doesn’t work. Otherwise why do other countries not have the same problem,? Surely a national database would help, a cool off period for buying a gun. An amnesty for guns, Massive fine for those who sells guns who dont follow the rules. Make it so you cant go into your local walmart at 18 and buy a gun, when you cant even buy a bottle of wine. Its about making it more difficult for the criminals to get hold of guns, law abiding citizens surely wont mind waiting for 3 weeks to get a gun, if it has meant a criminal hasn’t been able to get their hands on it

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      • Most of the guns used for crimes are guns that are illegally obtained. We already have a lot of those rules and regulations in place. Walmarts DO NOT even sell guns or ammunition. They don’t stop the criminals. All the criminals know exactly where to get any kind of gun they want within a matter of minutes, if they have enough cash. Shoot, (pardon the pun), it wouldn’t take long for anyone to go and purchase an illegal gun off the streets, if they knew who to ask. Any cop will tell you this. It is the same for drugs and any other illicit or illegal thing. If there is a will, there is also a way. And unfortunately, people ONLY think it is a problem in the United States. Guns are everywhere, and so are criminals. Based on a 2019 study of violent gun deaths around the world, the US doesn’t even rank in the top 10. According to this study, the 10 most violent countries for gun deaths, per 100K are: 1) El Salvador; 2) Venezuela; 3) Guatemala; 4) Columbia; 5) Brazil; 6) Bahamas; 7) Honduras; 8) U.S. Virgin Islands; 9) Puerto Rico; 10 ) Mexico.

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      • That would be based on per 100k people, if you looked at it based on how many people have died, the US is 2nd in the world

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  3. Carol anne says:

    I agree, it is happening all too often now, i saw stats recently, and there has been quite a lot of school shootings this year already in the US. Its just awful and so tragic and sad. Xx

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