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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, gun laws, NRA, easy, limited checks )

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Guns are easy to get in this land of the free. Buying from a gun store? Background checks and waiting periods might slow you down-but only a little. Buying from a private seller? In most states, there're no hoops to jump through! Easier than to get ...


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Evelyn B (61)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 12:41 am
I wanted to post this story, but although it is a new (completely up-dated) story, the url is an old one so C2NN thinks it has already been posted!!!

Mass shootings in America are a serious problem -- and these 9 charts show just why

Evelyn B (61)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 12:57 am
I have a question for those who keep telling us that the right to own guns keeps Americans safer.

If this is true - why does the US account for ONE THIRD of mass shootings in the world?
And 2 of the 5 worst cases have been this year!

Are you saying that the US has so many blood-thirsty gun-toting criminals that your terrible record would be even worse if there were more stringent controls (especially over purchase & ownership of weapons really only appropriate for military-type action)?
Hard to believe!

I guess we are also lucky that the majority of gun-owners DON'T come out with guns drawn & firing when there IS an incident - or we'd be seeing a lot of "collateral damage" caught in cross-fire.

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Wednesday November 8, 2017, 1:50 am

Animae C (507)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 2:10 am
i know the disturbing stats, there isn't much that makes me angry anymore but the regular carnage in the US & the prayers from Washington, certainly does!
i have tried very hard to understand & i'm sure i'll offend a few by saying this but i can see with many it's strong conditioning from an early age, it's normality, minds have been literally controlled to believe they have the 'right' to bear arms & that they NEED them, even though to us in other countries this is completely ludicrous.
It really does my head in actually!!!

TY Evelyn

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 4:14 am

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 4:14 am

Tania N (883)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 5:59 am
Thank you.

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 6:29 am

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 10:22 am
That's insane. Never would of thought this was possible. Thanks Evelyn

Evelyn B (61)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 6:40 pm
How about signing this petition?

Adopt Australia's Gun Control Laws In The USA

Australia was a "gun country" - and THEY managed to shift to a far better control system

Resulting in less gun violence, NO mass shootings since the gun control law went through after the Port Arthur Massacre ... 20 years ago.
(Which, of course, everyone except those demanding the right to tot any kind of gun expected ...)

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 10:09 am
1. You're NOT free. . . . not even close.
2. If you FEEL the need to own a gun, you've got issues with your own insecurity.

Mitchell D (86)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 4:40 pm
Spot on, Darren!
Petition signed yesterday, thanks.
Declare the NRAa terrorist organization!

Freya H (358)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 4:45 pm
There is some interesting irony in this article.

I have no problem with people owning guns. The real problem is our gun-happy culture. Guns are the symptom, our sick obsession with them is the disease.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Friday November 10, 2017, 8:56 am
it is absolutely wrong to make it so easy to get a gun.

Kimberly Wallace (0)
Friday November 10, 2017, 11:40 am

Sheryl G (360)
Friday November 10, 2017, 3:33 pm
It is conditioning Animae. I wish they'd be as vocal when it comes to other things, like the wealthy avoiding the taxman, or cleaning up our environmental nightmares, but it appears they can sit in a toxic soup just so long as they can have a gun in their hand.

Janet B (0)
Friday November 10, 2017, 8:08 pm

jan b (5)
Friday November 10, 2017, 10:08 pm
We can endorse more restrictions but unless we become more civilized as a country we're going to have to endure senseless random violence in the streets, homes and even churches of worship by people using guns. . We have more guns in this country than people and more gun shows and TV programs on gun shows and stores selling guns showing the kind of macho---obsessive mentality to collect and show and tell that exists. The 2nd Amendment was written for colonial times when individuals had to protect themselves from pirates, indian attacks or wild animals and often from each other or for food on the table.

Winn A (179)
Saturday November 11, 2017, 8:20 am

Evelyn B (61)
Monday November 13, 2017, 2:13 am
Spot on, Jan b - and a time when the idea of state Law & Order organisation hadn't yet developed - ****************
And arms were very basic compared to today!

Freya - ***************************** Like you, I have nothing against people owning guns per se ... providing it's for "sensible" reasons - But when the "bigger & better" drive comes in to play, & combines with obsession - for me, lines need to be drawn. Let people be required to specify purpose for gun purchases. Let there be a limit to how many viable (live) guns may be owned within a same household. (Collectors could be required to render collectors' items unusable) And - above all - a reliable, automatically shared & updated central listing of those who should under no circumstances be allowed to own weapons ...
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