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Mass shootings in the US   America - all of it

Started 10/3/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 70018 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/3/17

Las Vegas shooting: Six things to know about mass shootings in America

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/3/17

There will be no end to gun massacres in America

The killing in Las Vegas is barely over, and the mourning has begun. But the tragic fact is that there will be no end to the gun massacres in America. Nights like last night will be replayed many times in the years ahead.

There is no end to gun availability in America — estimates are there is at least one gun for every citizen of the United States, so more than 300 million within easy reach.

Anyone determined to obtain guns can and will, despite any existing waiting periods, background checks, mental health warning flags or other proposed palliatives.

Gun lobby holds sway

The gun lobby has a stranglehold on the political process in Washington.

No sensible gun control could be enacted after the massacre of 20 children and six teachers in Sandy Hook Connecticut. No modest gun control could be considered in Congress after a young man murdered black worshippers in Charleston South Carolina.

Nothing changed after these events, which brought a president to tears (it was the hardest, the toughest day of his presidency, Obama said).

Nothing changed after the near fatal shootings of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in 2011 as she greeted constituents, or congressman Steve Scalise at a charity baseball practice this year.

Americans want gun control

Polls have found that a clear majority of Americans favour more gun control.

In the Clinton presidency, a ban on assault weapons was enacted. It expired after 10 years, and the National Rifle Association has blocked every attempt to reinstate it.

And it certainly will not be revived by this President. He is not in the pocket of the National Rifle Association; he is a co-conspirator with the NRA.

In April, Trump addressed their national convention:

"Only one candidate in the general election came to speak to you and that candidate is now the President of the United States standing before you again … The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end. You have a true friend and champion in the White House."

Who is the champion of the victims?

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/4/17

Las Vegas rampage the bloodiest in a long history of US mass shootings

  • Orlando nightclub, 49 killed

  • Virginia Tech, 32 killed

  • Sandy Hook, 26 killed

  • Texas restaurant shooting, 22 killed

  • Columbine, 13 killed

  • Immigration centre, 13 killed

  • Fort Hood, 13 killed

  • Colorado movie theatre, 12 killed

  • Washington DC snipers, 10 killed

  • Charleston church, nine killed

And what happens after tragedies like these?  Gun makers' stocks go up. 

After Las Vegas: 

Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoor Brands Corp.’s stock AOBC, +2.41% jumped 3.0% in afternoon trade. Volume topped 3.7 million shares, compared with the full-day average over the past 30 days of 2.1 million shares.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. shares RGR, +2.15%  climbed 2.7% and Vista Outdoor Inc. shares VSTO, -1.49%  ran up 1.8% toward a 6-week high.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/4/17

Stephen Colbert challenges Trump to pass sensible gun control legislation

WATCH: Stephen Colbert opened his show Monday with an emotional monologue.

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Stephen Colbert addressed viewers from his desk on The Late Show Monday night as he challenged U.S. President Donald Trump and Congress to address gun violence by passing legislation to tighten restrictions on the availability of firearms.

It was a strong and moving monologue.

If Trump truly wants to stick it to Obama - he should do what Obama never could... Make America Change.

https://globalnews.ca/news/3782453/stephen-colbert-trump-guns/

Johneeo

From: Johneeo

10/4/17

Let's enact a law so democrats cannot own guns. 

Murder rate would go down about 90%.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/4/17

Source?

Stats?

Statistics?

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/4/17

It could have been Lorde.

People are crying out that Trump supporters were targeted in the Las Vegas attack, simply because of the music.

But Paddock planned several scenarios for his inexplicable rage.

It may have been nothing more than the best vantage point.

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http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/vegas-gunman-may-have-targeted-lorde-and-chance-the-rapper-at-festival-week-earlier/news-story/307f286de6f9a7ef46cef59a29432622

http://www.smh.com.au/world/las-vegas-shooter-stephen-paddock-may-have-planned-lorde-concert-attack-report-20171003-gytuan.html

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/37341913/las-vegas-gunman-paddock-may-have-first-targeted-lorde-festival/

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/las-vegas-shooting-chance-the-rapper-lorde-concert-2017-10?r=US&IR=T

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So can we just take a step back from politics and ISIS and the absurd blame game and focus on the simple fact that we may NEVER KNOW why he did this?

Or is that the worst part of all?

We are all waiting for the suicide note.

Johneeo

From: Johneeo

10/4/17

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Source? Stats? Statistics?

I, as America's Bullshit Detector posted it.

You need know nothing more.

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Johneeo

From: Johneeo

10/4/17

Check out Jimmy Kimmel's monologue.

Brilliant.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/4/17

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Love ya, Johnno, but it doesn't work like that.

If you are going to make such a bold, sweeping claim that all these shooters were Democratic party members, and therefore "Loony Leftist Terrorists", then please provide proof.

Remember- Google is at your disposal.

Just do one at a time!

Cheers,

Jenifer

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