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The Florida School Shooting Proves We Need to Arm Every Child Over the Age of Six Months for Their Own Protection (VIDEO)

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, gun control, right to guns, school shootings, fundamentalist christianity, second amendment, NRA, gun manufacturers )

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Americans' insistence about their right to guns ties in with their Christian belief system. As we all know, when Jesus was asked what he would do if someone slapped him on his right cheek, he responded "Load my A15 semi-automatic rifle and fire at random


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Evelyn B (63)
Friday February 16, 2018, 11:21 am
The insane logic of the gun lobby (to disguise the $$$$ interests of the real drivers) is incomprehensible to those not coming from "frontier cultures" ... by which I mean, countries invaded & taken over by incoming populations who chose to dismiss the indigenous populations as unimportant ...

Australia finally overthrew the power of those "he-men" who were perpetuating the idea that guns were a necessary right ... and gun-related deaths dropped significantly. The US is too far under the thumb of the gun lobby ... and the way the pro-gun lobby is moving, they'll be designing guns for use by toddlers next.

Organised violence does not put an end to violence - it increases it. The US stands high around the world for its gun-related mortality rates: hardly grounds for pride.

Evelyn B (63)
Friday February 16, 2018, 11:24 am
Extract from article:

This shooting in Florida was the 18th such event in an American school this year. Soon there will be so many they won’t be news; they’ll be read out like the football results each Saturday afternoon. The announcer will say: “Here are this week’s shooting sprees in schools: Kansas 3, Wyoming 1, Montana 2, Texas FOUR.”

Then, instead of moaning about these incidents, they can be incorporated into lessons. A maths teacher might say, “This morning there were 28 of us in the classroom. Now four of us are lying in a pool of blood. Express as a fraction the amount of us who have survived.”

The National Rifle Association and fellow opponents of gun control used to be a bit sheepish after each shooting. They’d stay quiet for a week, then mumble a statement such as, “In the light of events, maybe we shouldn’t say anything until we know the facts, as it might be that the gunshot wounds weren’t caused by a gun.”

So it’s good to see they’ve got over that timid phase, and now they respond to a massacre by saying, “Yeeeehahhhh, did you see what that dude was using? Awesome.”

Then they emphasise that a critical clause in the original constitution of their country asserts the fundamental right of every citizen to carry a gun. That makes sense, as the founders of the nation ensured the common man should have the right to oppose the tyrant, and protected the right of the colony to defend themselves against a foreign dictator, by enshrining in law the power of the governed to resist unfair governance. And that’s exactly the same as protecting the right of a bloke who sits in an attic for eight months at a time playing computer games who thinks he’s been sent to earth by the Mighty Thor to buy a semi-automatic rifle so he can blast everyone in a shoe shop in Wyoming.

Americans’ insistence about their right to own guns is sometimes difficult for outsiders to comprehend. But it’s linked to their fundamentalist Christian beliefs, and we should respect that, because when Jesus was asked what he would do if someone slapped him on the right cheek, he said, “Load my A15 semi-automatic rifle and fire at random strangers in a shopping centre in Nazareth.”

Indeed if there is a cheery side to this latest slaughter, it’s the excellent publicity it’s provided for the AR15. Because it was used not only in this shooting, but in the Sutherland Springs school shooting in Texas, and for the one in Las Vegas. So the manufacturers will rush out an advert that goes: “Hi, I’m a lunatic who eats raw squirrels and lives in a bedsit with the Devil, and when I go crazy in a school playground I always take my AR15 – it’s guaranteed to slaughter like it oughta.” Then Charlton Heston can say: “AR15: the choice of nine out of 10 fruitbat gunmen across the United States.”

The main argument we’re used to hearing from gun-toting Americans is that each new massacre proves not how dangerous guns are but how dangerous it is to not have a gun. Because the best protection against a wild gunman is a gun.

Sue H (7)
Friday February 16, 2018, 11:46 am

Wanda S (6)
Friday February 16, 2018, 12:06 pm
ya just what we need , more kids with guns.

Animae C (509)
Friday February 16, 2018, 1:25 pm
Since joining C2 8 years ago i have signed countless petitions, i really don't think the US gun culture will ever change for the better!

As an Australian i simply do not understand it!!

TY Evelyn

Colleen L (3)
Friday February 16, 2018, 5:45 pm
We certainly don't need more guns. We need to ban all guns. thanks Evelyn

Ben O (135)
Saturday February 17, 2018, 5:27 am
So sad, so tragic...

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday February 18, 2018, 12:15 pm
I know this was written in a sarcastic way but it's gets the point across. I also took the poll and 81% strongly agree that less guns would improve things over here - however we still had 5% not wanting to budge on this issue of guns. Unfortunately, that 5% seems to be ruling the rest of us.

I am passionate about a lot of issue but it may have to come down to a one issue candidate who stands up to say "I will pass a law to remove these guns from our streets".......we can't fight for the environment, wage increases, or anything else if we are dead. We must get the guns removed or there is no future for anyone.


Evelyn B (63)
Sunday February 18, 2018, 9:54 pm
*********************************************** Sheryl

Yes - I too thought it got the points across effectively!
How many deaths must be suffered before enough candidates take a strong position against this epidemic of gun violence in the US?

Maybe one has to settle for a "compromise" at first - banning sales of military-type weapons to the general public ... although I hope that equal importance would be given also to stringent controls on mental stability of buyers.

The petition you posted is a starting point, at least.

Ban Military Style Assault Weapons and Large Capacity Magazines Now

Isn't it bad enough to have such high engagement of the US in wars around the globe, and fortunes being strengthened through Military Industrial Complex supplies to warring groups (states and opposition movements) around the world? But the same powerful lobby continues to place US citizens at risk in schools, concerts, night clubs, shopping malls ... because they do such good business selling inordinately powerful killing tools in the hands of people who admire killing ...
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