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Mass shootings in the US   America - all of it

Started 10/3/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 41290 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)



From: BerrySteph


Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

The United States has hit a new high in 2019 but it's an unwanted one with more mass killings taking place than in any other year since the 1970s, and more than 80 per cent of them came as the result of shootings.

Can't be bothered to look it up, but I think its bumped upwards with Trump.

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From: BerrySteph


Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

The United States' resistance to gun control is about more than the frontier spirit of the American people - and it's unlikely to change anytime soon.

It's caused by a very, very bad political system that has never recognised how human beings react, either in government or on the range.

Our data suggests public opinion is unlikely to be the major reason for the lack of action on firearms.

A more likely explanation for the differences in policy settings between Australia and the US is the institutional differences between the two countries.

The status quo bias is embedded in the American system of government, making it particularly difficult to implement contentious policy changes.

This comes from the veto points in the American system: a directly-elected executive (the president); two legislative chambers (the House of Representatives and Senate) with equal power, combined with this external, powerful executive; an independent judiciary empowered by a very explicit constitution and a bill of rights (including the Second Amendment which explicitly provides for the right to bear arms); a highly decentralised federal system; and the power of interest groups.

While policy outcomes in the United States usually match public opinion, special interests can use these veto points to block policies they oppose.

They do this using superior organisation, access, money and public support.

A bad system, an elected dictatorship that aggresses other nations in part because its the only way to have domestic peace between conflicted interest groups.

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From: CzoeMC


You are so funny. I challenge you to become one of my combative or allies in perhaps silly, but painfully truthful repartee!

So glad that you found us weirdos here, no need to get +_":?> OMG?>""$#!, because you may be assured that there are some cranks, and I suspect some (Russia is all into this networking), it isn't Jen, but she of COURSE is in the radar,