What looks to be a result of terrorist activity is still another mass shooting eased in its execution by some of the most lax gun rules in the world, and certainly in the developed world. In reaction to the San Bernardino shootings, there has been a marked difference between the political statements made by politicians in the US. On the Democratic side, there have been renewed calls for action, for tangible changes to be made to gun legislation. The Republicans, on the other hand, offer mere “thoughts and prayers”.
I am sure you have all heard about the Colorado Springs shooting incident involving a man who, it seems with…
I have a friend who often takes heroin. She’s responsible. She’ll often go out and do it in the woods, where she owns a little farmstead. She’ll shoot up and really enjoy herself. It makes her feel good; empowered. Gets those endorphins flowing.
Someone posted this on a facebook thread I was on. I thought it was a useful pictorial representation of the…
If only we had guns to protect us. Dan Yowell said this on facebook in answer to a university altercation which left one dead and three injured:
“Kid who has a gun for protection protects 3 kids into the hospital and protects a fourth kid to death. Glad he was protected. Bad stuff might have happened.”
This article comes from Think Progress and details some work carried out by Adam Lankford on mass shootings, released four days…
This meme is surprisingly on the money: …
A superb point about guns and gun control which is not nearly used enough:
It is almost a truism that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. But the fact remains that, given the intent to kill, guns make it far more likely that it will end badly.
………YESTERDAY’S SCORECARD………… Deaths by EBOLA on US Citizens……..0 Deaths by ISIS to US Citizens…………..0 Deaths by Guns to US Citizens…………80…
Cassetteboy has done some great great stuff, including this: and my previous favourite:
It keeps on happening and it looks like it will probably be business as usual. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun s a good guy with a gun” mentality just never ceases. Apparently the Constitution is magic and can’t be changed and applies to semi-automatic weapons. As this article reports:
This one concise meme says so much. Come on America, sort it out.
Aah, gun laws. How much money is spent on combating terrorism (and I know the comparison is far more complex…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as “Ban Assault Weapons Now,” joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.
Oh my cosmos, he does it again. William Lane Craig has moved from the Slaughter of the Canaanites to trying to make sense of the massacre in Connecticut in the context of Christmas. Get ready to scream at the computer screen.
Two pro-gun US senators have called for changes to firearm laws, as the first victims of the Newtown school shootings were buried in Connecticut.
Democrats Mark Warner and Joe Manchin, who have “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association (NRA), now say action is needed after the massacre.
Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto, both aged six, were buried on Monday after funeral services attended by hundreds.
They were among 20 children and six adults killed at Sandy Hook school.
Other victims’ funerals will be held throughout the week, and the town has already begun removing Christmas decorations in mourning.
Two adults who were injured in the attack survived are recovering in hospital and would be crucial witnesses as police continue their investigation, it was confirmed on Monday.