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Nearly 30 arrested for mass shooting threats in weeks after El Paso, Dayton

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by We Never Know, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. We Never Know

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  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Well if the person has a Gun and uses it to slaughter innocent people there two problems, the sick person who can do something like that, and that he is allowed to carry a Gun. Mentally unstable people should not be able to get weapons.
     
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    I agree. We should have stricter and more thorough gun laws. I've said that for a while.
    Anyone that has ever been treated for a mental illness(meds, etc) shouldn't be able to own a gun.
     
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    Without people there would be no cars.

    Without cars there would be no car wrecks.

    Btw, the stats world wide.. Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.

    Edit in America 268.8 million vehicles were registered here in 2016.
    2018 report estimates that American civilians own 393 million guns.
    Guns out number cars yet cars are more deadly than guns.
     
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    Yes, and does that mean we create more means to maim/kill or do you think that better education, better mental health care mat be a solution?
     
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    As I said above.. "We should have stricter and more thorough gun laws. I've said that for a while.
    Anyone that has ever been treated for a mental illness(meds, etc) shouldn't be able to own a gun."

    Or we all could just go back to bows&arrows and bicycles.
     
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    Bicycles? Horses!
     
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    Horses too. I own 12. Plus it would help climate change/global warming.
     
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    A bat, knife, rock, hammer, shovel, bare hands, etc.
     
  12. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    12? Wow,
     
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    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Nope, but they can then make IEDs from common household chemicals/products.

    It's a people problem, not the weapon of choice. Someone who wants to kill will find a way to do it. To solve the problem means to solve what causes people to want to kill.
     
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    And there's no reason outside of paranoid fantasies that anyone needs a semi-automatic weapon with a high capacity magazine.
     
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    Depends on the type of mental illness. Not all are considered dangerous. Monk technically had a mental illness. OCD.

     
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    Which mental health illnesses would disallow someone from owning a gun. I've suffered from bipolar disorder so does that mean I can never own a gun?

    The majority of people who have suffered from bipolar disorder are not violent.

    But your simple statement based upon nothing you have presented would state that I could never own a gun.

    Do you even have the basic sense of what you are talking about or are you perpetuating a stereotype?

    Just asking.
     
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    My son, who is in his mid-40's, suffers from bipolar disorder, and he was hospitalized a couple of decades ago and has been under doctors' care, and yet he owns two guns that were bought legally.

    The mental illness argument that the Pubs use is simply a smokescreen so as to please the NRA that has bought the Republican Party lock, stock, and barrel.
     
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    True.

    I cannot help wondering, though, if people bent on
    mass murder might not bet ingenious enough to
    find ways to be even more deadly, if deprived of
    guns.
     
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