View Poll Results: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

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  • The Shooters

    61 78.21%
  • The shooters' families

    9 11.54%
  • The NRA and other Pro Gun groups

    8 10.26%
  • The Second Amendment

    2 2.56%
  • Gun Free zone laws that disarm victims

    18 23.08%
  • The Media for hyping the shootings

    22 28.21%
  • The legal or mental health system

    14 17.95%
  • Society in General

    27 34.62%
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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    an unreasonable expectation

    like refusing to broadcast news of 9/11 for fear it might be imitated
    there is a difference between broadcasting it and spending hours and hours and hours on it. I tuned into a black urban station today and though most of the comments were the usual leftwing psychobabble I expected, one guy noted that in Chicago, 30-40 black youth get killed each month in shootings and barely merit a blurb on the 12 page of the paper

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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    No, it's always what the public wants. The public wants more guns then gun manufacturers will make more guns. The public wants more movies, TV shows, news reporting, and video games featuring gun violence then that is what the media will provide. It is simple economics. The public provides the demand and the businesses provide the supply. All you are doing is trying to blame the media the same way others try to blame the gun manufacturers. The real problem is with the public. Why do we have a public that has such an insatiable thirst for guns and violence? When are we going to have enough?
    you can want to own guns and not want violence.

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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you can want to own guns and not want violence.
    A gun is a weapon. It is, by its very nature, an instrument of violence. If you want one, then you want if for its capacity to inflict violence. Whether it is for hunting or defense, you own it for its ability to create violence when needed. It is naive to assume that a person would want a gun for any other reason.
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    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    A gun is a weapon. It is, by its very nature, an instrument of violence. If you want one, then you want if for its capacity to inflict violence. Whether it is for hunting or defense, you own it for its ability to create violence if needed. It is naive to assume that a person would want a gun for any other reason.
    you are lying now.

    you obviously are clueless about the thousands of children who are in NRA or 4H rifle clubs or HS and college varsity rifle teams.

    so I am considering your posts to be based on ignorance or just outright dishonest. I spent a summer as a Resident Athlete at the USO training center preparing for the (later cancelled by jimmy carter) 1980 games as a shooter. your moronic claim about why I had a perazzi shotgun is just that-moronic

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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    Our local HS has a shooting range in the basement but it isn't used for that anymore. JROTC used to use it.

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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are lying now.

    you obviously are clueless about the thousands of children who are in NRA or 4H rifle clubs or HS and college varsity rifle teams.

    so I am considering your posts to be based on ignorance or just outright dishonest. I spent a summer as a Resident Athlete at the USO training center preparing for the (later cancelled by jimmy carter) 1980 games as a shooter. your moronic claim about why I had a perazzi shotgun is just that-moronic
    The fact that you got that offended by the implication should probably tell you something.

    You may buy a gun to use as a paperweight but that doesn't change what it is. How you use your gun doesn't change its capacity to inflict violence or kill. No matter how badly you want to pretend it isn't true, a gun is a WEAPON.
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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    The fact that you got that offended by the implication should probably tell you something.

    You may buy a gun to use as a paperweight but that doesn't change what it is. How you use your gun doesn't change its capacity to inflict violence or kill. No matter how badly you want to pretend it isn't true, a gun is a WEAPON.
    This goes in the list of moronic babblings about guns. that is as stupid as saying fencers buy foils to skewer people.

    YOu pretty much proved your posts are not to be taken seriously with that idiocy. the purpose of a rifle is to place a bullet accurately on a target. for some people that might mean a human. to some that might mean an animal, and to many others it might mean a steel gong or a piece of paper. your claim is dismissed as idiocy

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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    The shooters are solely responsible for their actions.
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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    Critical Thought claims this guy's rifle is a weapon and he bought it to KILL

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    Re: Who or What is most responsible for the mass shootings

    and he claims that 5 time olympic medalist Kim Rhode (who set the WR and won the gold medal a few months ago) bought her Perazzi to KILL

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