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There's Been 147 School Shootings Since the Sandy Hook Massacre

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    Your eyes aren't deceiving you. There has been 147 school shootings since Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 elementary school children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. That means there has been an average of four school shootings per month for the past three years. Let that stat sink in for a second.

    The NRA's answer to these endless massacres at our nations schools is to arm every teacher to the teeth, a preposterous position that "The Daily Show" recently disproved with their 'Good Guy With a Gun' special.

    My favorite part of the simulation at the end of the segment is when police officers shoot the corespondent (with paintballs) because he was holding a gun. This is the same reason why an armed former Marine at the recent mass shooting in Oregon didn't go after the shooter. How will first responders know who is the "bad guy with a gun" if everyone has theirs out and is randomly shooting at people?

    I wonder how many more school shootings we will have to go through before the NRA finally admits that their "arm everyone, everywhere" position doesn't work? This is not the Wild West and we don't need every teacher armed to the teeth in order to keep our children safe.

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    But, the USA is the Wild West and that is the problem we have never grown up!
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    pr Wrote: But, the USA is the Wild West and that is the problem we have never grown up!
    Neither in "politics" or "common sense" or "reality" about the world and its inhabitants, "beliefs" and what runs "outer space" . Indeed buy some "western gear" , a fat horse and of course a stack of "bibles" to get onto the horse and of course a couple of 30-06 shotguns slung over your shoulder, as well fill up the saddle bags with plenty of ammo. Whatever "god" thing should keep on "blessing" this country. Halejuja.
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    In the backwoods of most places people have guns to shoot food, but with agriculture and commerce they give it up, except for a few pervs who like killing. What interests me is why Americans are so committed to archaism and reviving an imagined past. My guess is that it is all those cowboy films affecting those with doubts about their masculinity.
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    iolo Wrote: In the backwoods of most places people have guns to shoot food, but with agriculture and commerce they give it up, except for a few pervs who like killing. What interests me is why Americans are so committed to archaism and reviving an imagined past. My guess is that it is all those cowboy films affecting those with doubts about their masculinity.
    No, this country has a huge inferiority complex; they fear their own shadows; behind every tree lurks a weirdo who wants to rape your kid or grab your handbag or credit card; that is why in the southern States they love the cowboy hero's and of course a long dead Jesus who refuses to help them when they shoot up a Planned Parenthood place..
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    iolo Wrote: In the backwoods of most places people have guns to shoot food, but with agriculture and commerce they give it up, except for a few pervs who like killing. What interests me is why Americans are so committed to archaism and reviving an imagined past. My guess is that it is all those cowboy films affecting those with doubts about their masculinity.

    I agree, especially with the reviving an imagined past part. American's don't really understand history, so many of us like to make it up.

    We are the only industrialized country in the world that has this problem. If you cross an invisible border into Canada then you can rest assure that you can go to work without fear of getting gunned down by a mad man, but we constantly have to look over our shoulders in this country.

    It makes me sad that we can't reign in this out of control gun culture in America. If someone wants a shotgun to go hunt a deer in the woods then have at it, but there is zero reason for anyone to own a hand gun other than killing a human being.

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    Everybody said "never again" after Sandy Hook. As of this morning, though, the total is 2363 mass shootings since that event, so all those "thoughts and prayers" have not done much good.

    When Obama gave his speech shortly after Sandy Hook, he had tears in his eyes, and had trouble speaking.

    This was Trump after El Paso, posing with an infant who had recently become an orphan.

    See the source image

    https://www.vox.com/a/mass-shootings-america-sandy-hook-gun-violence

    Although Sandy Hook has not been in the news much lately, the New York Times this morning had a story about the arrest of a Florida man with a connection to Sandy Hook. Wolfgang Halbig was charged with the unlawful possession of personal identification. A former contributor to Infowars, the online and radio show hosted by the far-right provocateur Alex Jones, he has spread false claims for years that the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting of 20 first graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., was an elaborate government hoax aimed at confiscating Americans’ firearms. When challenged or confronted by Sandy Hook families, Mr. Halbig has released their personal information, taunted them or emailed them photographs of what he claimed were their dead children “all grown up.”

    "Scumbug" is too kind of a word for this guy. As you are probably aware, Alex Jones was recently ordered to pay $100,000 in legal fees to the Sandy Hook families.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/us/politics/sandy-hook-hoaxer-arrest.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

    On January 28, 2013, Neil Heslin (father of Jesse Lewis) testified to the legislature in Hartford. Unfortunately, some of the 2nd amendment folks showed up to taunt him, proving how despicable some of these people are.

    https://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2013/02/17-minutes-and-20-seconds.html

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    The narcissistic sociopath lacks empathy for anyone but himself. He cannot show empathy, but on the other hand lots of hate for Obama and "his kind" or anyone who crosses him. The smile in the photo can be read in different ways...phony perhaps, but maybe a hidden glee of the tragic event.