**** like this just doesn't get REPORTED coming out of other countries all that often.
Do you think Columbine kicked off crazy? No. It did however, allow crazy people to see that the results of their craziness can be seen around the world... making their loser asses famous.
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Perhaps already discussed, but it is a long thread, and I only went through about the last 100 posts.
CT has the fourth most stringent gun laws in the country. Regardless, the slain Mother might have seemed responsible by any measure to the authorities, and all indictions are that she had all the proper permits, etc. But she also had an adult-aged son in the house who had some degree of known mental disorder before this incident. Who apparently had access to her guns, even if it meant he knew where Mom hid the key, if she secured them at all. In hindsight, that seems such poor judgement on her part. I believe that there are many who choose not to own a gun precisely because there is some instability in the household, in that while they trust themselves, they know that all in the household are not equally stable.
I do not know the simple solution.
I claimed that was YOU who didn't want to go shoot guns.
I then noted you were a liberal (your profile here says you are) from New York City.
I then noted that New York City, with all its "guns are bad, mmmmkay" laws probably doesn't have a gun range open to the public for man miles outside the city limits.
I then noted I hate places like New York ****y because of the clutter and stupid laws.
Tell me, how exactly are you going to take away those guns? I own several, you are welcome to come try to take them away, but I warn you before hand, I will defend my right to keep them. Unfortunately for you fantasy of getting rid of them, there are approximately 100 million or more of us who own them and will fight to keep them. So how exactly do you plan to accomplish such a feat? Use the military? One, they are prohibited by law from performing law enforcement inside the US. Two, how many of them are gun owners who will fight to keep them?
How many of those murders were committed with guns obtained illegally? How many would of occurred if the victims were armed and able to defend themselves? What was the occurrence rate of such crimes when most of America was armed vs the occurrence rates after gun laws came into affect? How many of those countries had our level of ownership and successfully took them away? How will people defend themselves if guns are taken made illegal? What exactly are the chances of pushing through a constitutional amendment that would be necessary even to bring about such laws? How is that so many liberals think they can bring the absolution of guns in America without a Revolution/Civil War occurring?
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