Archive for the 'Gun Control' Category

19
Feb
18

USA – the most psychopathically homicidal nation on earth?

The USA is clearly the most homicidally psychopathic nation in the “developed” world – if not the whole world.

At least that’s the case if the US President, a large number of Republican politicians, and the NRA are correct.

What other conclusion could be drawn if the never ending string of US gun massacres is the result of mental health issues and not guns?

Is mental health really the reason the USA has a regularity of mass shootings not experienced elsewhere in the developed world?

If we rule out the gun fetishism that makes American gun ownership and availability far exceed any other “developed” nation, and if we accept the frequent claim that mental health issues and not guns are the cause of these mass shootings – what does that say about the mental health of Americans in comparison to the mental health of those everywhere else

Maybe American political authorities should consider the clear implication of their claims before diagnosing their nation.
And maybe the general population should consider the mental health of their politicians – at least of those who continue to kowtow to the gun lobby while the gun massacres continue to kill and maim their sons and daughters, husbands and wives.

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16
Feb
18

Again and again and again and….

No other developed nation comes close to the rate of US gun violence. Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every adult.

Data from the Gun Violence Archive reveals there is a mass shooting – defined as four or more people shot in one incident, not including the shooter – every nine out of 10 days on average

From the article article here:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/oct/02/america-mass-shootings-gun-violence

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

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




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