Archive for the 'Gun Control' Category

08
Nov
17

Guns or God? (Only in America!)

Hours after the worst massacre at a place of worship in American history, the Texas Attorney General did the unthinkable…[urging] more people to bring guns to church

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/texas-shooting-state-attorney-general-name-bring-guns-church-worst-massacre-gun-worship-a8039851.html

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07
Nov
17

The heartbreaking stupidity of America’s gun laws by Richard Wolffe

members of Congress and statehouses on both sides of the aisle and across the country have proved themselves to be delusional cowards. Either they act like nothing can be done to stop gun violence, or they pretend guns make America safer.

Donald Trump is right. This is a mental health problem at the highest level, and our leaders need urgent treatment.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/06/heartbreaking-stupidity-americas-gun-laws-texas

07
Nov
17

If Moses had been more like Charlton Heston.

Onesimus Files

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Who is YOUR God?
Who do YOU follow?
Who receives YOUR allegiance?
Who do YOU trust?

Choose this day who you will serve.

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07
Nov
17

again and again and again…

• 26 people were killed in a Texas church on Sunday, making it the 4th deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
• Three of the deadliest shootings in US history occurred in just the last year and a half.
• The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says gun deaths are going up in the US — 12 out of every 100,000 deaths in 2016 were from guns.

https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/three-deadliest-mass-shootings-us-093700570.html

This Is the Deadliest Year for Mass Shootings in Modern U.S. History

http://time.com/5010973/sutherland-springs-texas-mass-shootings-history/

06
Nov
17

“In Gun We Trust” (again and again and again…)

Yet again America pays the price for it’s love of the gun.

Reportedly the murderer was a white man in his mid 20s.

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — A gunman walked into a small Baptist church in rural Texas on Sunday and opened fire, killing at least 25 people and turning a tiny town east of San Antonio into the scene of the country’s most recent mass horror.

Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas confirmed the death toll, which has steadily increased throughout the day after the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. He said a pregnant woman and children were among the dead.

Two law enforcement sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation, identified the gunman as Devin P. Kelley, 26.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/05/us/church-shooting-texas.html

The shooting comes a month after a gunman opened fire on an open-air concert in Las Vegas, leaving 58 dead and 546 injured. After that, Trump showed himself to be reluctant to get involved in the debate around gun control, limiting himself to sending his prayers to the victims and their families.

That was in stark contrast to the rapid and virulent response he had to the truck attack in New York last week, where eight people were mowed down by a driver inspired by the terrorist group Isis. After that attack, Trump called for a crackdown on immigration rules.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/05/baptist-church-shooting-south-texas-sutherland-springs

04
Oct
17

America’s Most Dangerous Enemy.

From Sydney Morning Herald 3 October 2017

This is the number of people killed by Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

It was more than the total number of gun-related deaths in Australia in all of 2016, excluding self harm.

Here’s how many gun-related deaths there have been in the US so far in 2017, also excluding self harm.

 

The scale of the image depicting 11,681 victims (up to the date of the article) had to be portrayed on a much smaller scale to fit the page.

source article:

http://www.smh.com.au/world/heres-why-australia-will-never-understand-the-us-obsession-with-guns-20171003-gyt7ys.html

07
Jun
17

More on Trump (ii)

Referring to the weekend’s terror attack in London Trump tweeted:

“Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck!”

Statistics Trump needs to heed:
https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data/2017

At the time of posting: 212 killed and 528 wounded in “mass shootings” in USA so far in 2017.

Compare to:

Since 9/11, six Americans have died per year at the hands, guns, and bombs of foreign-born terrorists.

Read more at

https://www.businessinsider.com/death-risk-statistics-terrorism-disease-accidents-2017-1#dDc7c2WcDEsYdC7o.99

And see some reponses to Trump’s tweets here:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/05/twitter-users-defend-london-mayor-against-donald-trump-taunts

In particular note the contribution from white evangelical, former vice president candidate Sarah Palin, to see how much of a lover of the truth she is.

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See original “More on Trump” here:
https://onesimusfiles.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/more-on-president-trump/




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