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    Re: Another School Shooting

    This is and will always be a perennial problem in U.S. The only solution is to ban guns but you guys can't live if the constitution is less favourable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    This is and will always be a perennial problem in U.S. The only solution is to ban guns but you guys can't live if the constitution is less favourable.
    Banning guns in this country would make crime even worse than it already is. If we had a highly homogenous population with strongly shared values, you might have a point, but gun control in this country would be a huge mistake.
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    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    This is and will always be a perennial problem in U.S. The only solution is to ban guns but you guys can't live if the constitution is less favourable.
    The "solution" is to understand the repercussions and consequences of freedom and liberty. To shoulder these freely and life as well as we can, as free as we can.
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    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Banning guns in this country would make crime even worse than it already is. If we had a highly homogenous population with strongly shared values, you might have a point, but gun control in this country would be a huge mistake.
    On the contrary. Crime is the result of possession of guns. We don't have a homogenous population here and crime as compared to other countries is rock bottom.
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    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    On the contrary. Crime is the result of possession of guns.
    Crime would only increase if you have yet another perpetual cycle involved in finding all firearms as "contraband". Law enforcement, in my mind, already has enough to handle and that they can't handle with the resources being devoted to discouraging certain non-violent activities or illegal substances that pose no harm unless misused, and that are often individualized in potential for harm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveatEmptor View Post
    Crime would only increase if you have yet another perpetual cycle involved in finding all firearms as "contraband". Law enforcement, in my mind, already has enough to handle and that they can't handle with the resources being devoted to discouraging certain non-violent activities or illegal substances that pose no harm unless misused, and that are often individualized in potential for harm.
    Education and full employment is the key.

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    Re: Another School Shooting

    Seems like this happens all the time these days. Never had this problem when I was in school. The only weapons we had were are fists and no one ever got hurt badly. I really think the fault of this is the parents. They let kids get away with murder without any retribution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Education and full employment is the key.
    It appears that you have no concept of the extent of our welfare state. The cultural attitudes don't really facilitate education and full employment for some of the population. We have a huge diversity of lifestyles, value sets, and standards here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It appears that you have no concept of the extent of our welfare state. The cultural attitudes don't really facilitate education and full employment for some of the population. We have a huge diversity of lifestyles, value sets, and standards here.
    I rest my case.

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    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    On the contrary. Crime is the result of possession of guns. We don't have a homogenous population here and crime as compared to other countries is rock bottom.


    This statement reveals such an utter and complete ignorance of the topic in question that to even respond would be preposterous. We'd have to spend days educating you on basic facts about US and guns before we could even begin to explain to you why you're so wrong.

    I've done this a hundred times.... I'm not in the mood to play to utter ignorance tonight.

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