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Police shooting civilians and police being shot. Its becoming a daily event.

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by We Never Know, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Meanwhile some are advocating making it even easier for people to buy guns so that someone who has a whim can grab a gun and start blasting away ignoring that the US is the only so-called "civilized" nation that encourages gun violence by what it does and does not regulate.
     
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    Regiomontanus άντρας των αστεριών

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  3. We Never Know

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    With the web and social media everyone is more aware they are going on.
    I don't know if there's more or less, but they definitely have became more known about.
     
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    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Wonder if that should apply to cops as well.
     
  6. We Never Know

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    Yea that seems most likely.
     
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    Covid was the big killer.
    Death by assault was about the same.
     
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    Covid. That one did actually make policing a dangerous and deadly thing.
    Normally, however, they aren't even top 10 of the most deadly and dangerous jobs, just way the hell overhyped up to make it sound like it is.
     
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    [citation needed]

    As far as I know nobody has ever accused the US of being civilized. In fact:
    "Once there was one of those witty Frenchmen whose name I cannot for the moment recall,
    Who wittily remarked that America is the only country in history that has passed directly from barbarism to decadence without passing through civilization at all,
    A remark which is wittily repeated with enthusiasm frantic
    In the lands on the other side of the Atlantic,
    And is, I suppose, more or less true,
    Depending on the point of view." - Ogden Nash
     
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    Oscar Wilde?
     
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    More so than other people who dealt with the public?
    How does the Covide death rate compare to the population?
     
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    There are countries in which the police are not armed, or only armed by exception. The UK is one. It seems to work, more or less. But then, we don't all have GUNS, of course.
     
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    To be fair, as far as I know, most Americans don't have guns, either. The actual portion of gun-owning citizens in the US seems to be a minority among the total adult population - a sizable minority, mind you, but still a minority:

    7 facts about guns in the U.S.
     
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