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Old 04-16-2021, 09:42 AM   #981
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Of course we're all desensitized to it. Me personally, unless it's double digits I basically don't even pay attention, unless the circumstances are unique. But 8 people killed at work? Doesn't even rate slightly. And it's disgusting to think about it like that, but it is what it is.
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:46 AM   #982
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The US is a scary scary place.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:14 AM   #983
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US shootings that surprised me

1. Columbine
2. Sandy Hook
3. Las Vegas

Everything else (even the big ones like Orlando) almost seemed inevitable.
Columbine only because it was the first big one 20+ years ago. But really, Parkland was no different.

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Is it bad that it's such a common occurrence now that, unless it's a particularly unique mass shooting, it doesn't really register much to me anymore? Americans have had, and continue to have, many many chances to amend gun laws and curb some of this, yet they refuse to do so (and I get there are Americans that want change, I'm just stating America the country as a whole, with all their useless wannabe military rejects and grandstanding politicians that trot out the stupid "guns don't kill people, people kill people" argument).

Yeah, unfortunately this is true. Everything in America is a political issue, even the shooting of 6 years olds. Remember Dunblane in Scotland? Great Britain immediately changed their gun laws.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firear...ment)_Act_1997
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:12 AM   #984
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They just had 45 mass shootings in one month and moving forward they will do nothing about it.
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Old 04-16-2021, 12:56 PM   #985
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It really is the wild west down there (U.S) still. So many people dying and getting killed senselessly. Someone needs to step up and do something already!
When you look at the current proposals, they're very minor and even if approved will do little to stop carnage and gun violence.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN2BV2F2

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Old 04-16-2021, 12:57 PM   #986
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It's like a country run by toddlers.
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Old 04-16-2021, 12:57 PM   #987
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It blew me away to read, “this is the biggest mass shooting since March 22.”

Wow.
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Old 04-16-2021, 01:15 PM   #988
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More and more states are relaxing gun laws. Like carrying without a license.


https://www.deseret.com/utah/2021/2/...t-opinion-poll


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Four other states allow permitless concealed carry with certain limitations: Illinois, Montana, New Mexico and Washington.
Texas is next. Passed today



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Old 04-16-2021, 01:18 PM   #989
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What the actual ####?
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It's more than likely their response to end gun violence, arm more people and make it easier for people to carry guns.
They need to start eliminating guns and buying guns back.
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Yeah... people think I’m joking or exaggerating when I say I will not travel there. It has nothing to do with thinking I’ll get shot. I have no interest supporting tourism in absolute cluster#### countries, and that is one of them.
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Is your dick that tiny you need to strap a gun on your person 24/7? Jesus.
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Yeah... people think Iím joking or exaggerating when I say I will not travel there. It has nothing to do with thinking Iíll get shot. I have no interest supporting tourism in absolute cluster#### countries, and that is one of them.
I have family/close friends that live in California, Colorado, Texas and honestly I am worried about their safety.
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Will probably just lead to more police shootings.
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I have family/close friends that live in California, Colorado, Texas and honestly I am worried about their safety.
To be clear, I donít lack empathy for the people. Itís actually the exact opposite. Spending money and free time there like itís some kind of wonderland is ####ed up to me. Fix your #### and protect your people.
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Will probably just lead to more police shootings.
And more innocent people being shot and killed by police. This is a total lose lose
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And more innocent people being shot and killed by police. This is a total lose lose

Thatís what I meant. Police can just say, ďthey had a gun; had to protect myselfĒ.
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To be clear, I don’t lack empathy for the people. It’s actually the exact opposite. Spending money and free time there like it’s some kind of wonderland is ####ed up to me. Fix your #### and protect your people.
I read your post the right way.


I am scared for my friends and family.


I have some that live less than 5 mins from:

Columbine
Auroa
Arapahoe
Highland Ranch

In fact in July 2012 we were there when the theatre shooting happened.
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Will probably just lead to more police shootings.
Its amazing to me that half of American's don't realize how destructive the gun issue is and how it bleeds into many of their other problems. You've got an armed populace and police force, each of whom are nervous about interacting with the other. What could go wrong?
People as a species aren't rational and unemotional enough to be able to have every single person in a population carry around guns and not have constant murder. Its just obvious.

And on top of that there's people who will seriously argue the solution is more guns.
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This will likely sound ridiculous, but I was in the states (California) early last year for the first time in 15+ years. We went to the grocery store the first day we were there and I was hyper sensitive thinking "everyone has a gun strapped to them here, I don't want to accidentally bump someone with my trolley". That silly fear died away by the next day and everyone I had dealings with were nice and friendly, but it's a weird thought that most people are packing deadly weapons on them at the store or mall or wherever.
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