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Old December 17 2012, 07:04 PM   #168
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Re: MASSIVE Elementary School Shooting in CT *12-24 Maybe be dead

RAMA wrote: View Post
Gun Deaths - 2011: Japan 48, Great Britain 8, Switzerland 34, Canada 52, Israel 58, Sweden 21, Germany 42, UNITED STATES 10,728
So? End the war on drugs, increase mental health awareness and treatment, shift the social structure to one based around tight families and the concept of family and individual honor as the supreme motivator, decrease the social stigma associated with sex and sexual fetishes...

Our high gun deaths has nothing to do with gun control. It has everything to do with our society, repression, and anger at the perception that "others have" or "others caused" and that those "others must pay".


Frosty the Snowman wrote: View Post
This. Personally, I think right now is a great time to be talking about reforming gun control laws. The public is outraged about what happened. Would stricter gun control have prevented this...
Funny. I heard the same thing after 9/11. People are outraged. Now is the time we should talk about curtailing civil liberties and expanding the intelligence and police power of the US. Would more laced wiretapping, greater security restrictions, enhanced interrogation techniques, renditions, and total invasions of foreign countries have prevented this...

Anytime someone uses a tragic event to extend and push a political agenda, it is sickening.
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