Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
For every mass shooting that goes on in this country I can give you 1000 examples of a law abiding citizen legally armed saving himself or the people around him from harm. You want to blame someone before an atrocity is committed? I can do you one better, I can tell you who is to blame before, during , and after all atrocities of this nature and those less severe. Who? The politician. The politician who thinks by disarming Americans, by putting up surveillance, by allowing the police to have greater and greater liberty in their authority, that somehow, this will make us safe, but it won't. It is an illusion of safety. They'll keep crafting these nonsensical laws, weaving their tapestry, soothing our frazzled minds, and then tell you to vote for them, they'll save you, they'll make the bad men go away, all you have to do is give them the power to do it.
I'm sorry, but I'll have none of it.
This is the world we live in. People die. Some die in their beds with loving family around them after living 80-90 years. Some die by violence. Their lives cut short. Death. The single experience no matter who you are or where you are that will be shared by all at some point. No politician, no law, no restriction is going to stop that. It is the fear of death, of the inevitable that these politicians feed off of and try to convince an ever fearful population that they can somehow prevent it. They can't.
If we want to look at root causes, let's look at the culture around us. First and foremost as Americans, what are we taught and what do all of us whether we like to admit it or not, what do we pride ourselves on? Our military might. What do we give ourselves the title of? A Super power. Super powered what? What makes us a super power? The unique ability to bring death and destruction of any scale, large or small to anyone's doorstep in the world. What a grand accomplishment.
What do we give our children for entertainment? Books? A microscope? A telescope? Or video games that give you a first person POV and allow you to kill, rob, rape, maim, and destroy with reckless abandon?
How do allot of us look at ourselves? As living, breathing, unique and valuable? Or are we all just the fortunate, or some might think unfortunate ones to have not been vacuumed out our mother's uterus?
The last thing we need to be pointing the blame at is the instrument which can take a life. What we need is to look at ourselves and find the reason anyone would senselessly want to.
You do realize that it's easy to get those drugs from the streets? That's the point which you completely missed, but I'm not surprised given the content of this post. Don't you feel stupid posting such dumb things? If not, you really should.
-You're not going to stop idiot parents from buying FPS video games.
-Politicians will NEVER stop feeding on death.
-Gun laws will NEVER become less stringent in every state.
-More than 40% of this country WILL NEVER stop blaming the gun instead of the person or our culture.
So, like I said, what can we do? Nothing is the answer.
“Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson
Or is mental health a taboo issue and too expensive to just provide willy nilly to people who are nutcases and can't pay for it?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
[QUOTE=MarineTpartier;1062327298]So, like I said, there's nothing we can do to fix the problem. QUOTE]
I think there is, go back when it wasn't broken. Bring back the Marine barracks on every naval installation.
Bring back when it was the military who guarded the gates, provided perimeter security and patrolled the interior, not military civilian police.
For over two hundred years the Army, Navy and Marines were able to police themselves and provided their own security without civilians.
Sure has been a big increase of gun violence on gun free military installations over the past 4 1/2 years. Why is that ?
Liberal gun free zones on military installations has been just another liberal social engineering experimentation failure as gun free zones in the hood.
Might help if the Marines at 8th & I were able to keep the bolts in their rifles.
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.