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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

According to news reports, 20 people were killed.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

Illegal weapons can be easily be obtained in this country.
If you hang with those type of people.
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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

Why buy anything illegally when you can easily get them legally, regardless of who you are?
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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall


@IG wrote:

According to news reports, 20 people were killed.


@IG 

 

Oh no!

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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

 

There are as many WHY did they do this, as there are people.

 

But we can / have identified one HOW did they do this, many have in common.

 

I’m SO frustrated, sad, disappointed, angry that we can’t MOVE off of the dime and addresses this. 

 

How many half hearted ‘so sad, so very sad’ comments until they are simply not enough?

 

 

 

 

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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall


@Brisko wrote:
Illegal weapons can be easily be obtained in this country.
If you hang with those type of people.

Sweetie....need to read the news.

Most all of the mass shootings, in recent years,

have been legally obtained.  It’s not a secret.

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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall


@JaneMarple wrote:

I don't understand any of this, when is it going to stop? Woman Frustrated Woman Sad


 

Shootings happen because people want to be heard.  They feel invisible.  When it is really boiled all the way down, it has nothing to do with race or politics.  The reason rests with that one person and their desire to feel validated.

 

It will stop when people start raising their kids better.  They have no sense of self and they have been raised to feel entitled.  This is not a finger pointing at younger people either.

 

There are plenty of older people that were not raised right.  They are the ones raising more of the same.

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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

True, I guess this will go on and on. There was a time when people never worried about this crazy behavior.
Not now...
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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

@alarmclock, if what you're saying was true, other countries would be having this same problem. Unless you think it's just Americans ill-raised and looking for attention.
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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall


@Goldie76 wrote:

Unfortunately, one does not have to be a raving lunatic to be unstable enough to want to shoot others and cause them harm.  Very often it is the "one bad moment" in which someone becomes furious enough to want to cause bodily injury -- and has access to firearms -- that spells disaster for others as well as the shooter. 

 

We cannot guarantee anything in this life, of course, but helping to maintain the equilibrium of each and every person who relates to the world is an impossibility.  We can try to provide more mental health help and do background checks, but that approach has its limits of success.  What isn't impossible is limiting the number and types of firearms available to society at large.  

 

Once again, the U.S. is looked upon with pity by those wise and cautious enough to limit firearm availability.  

 

This is an American tragedy and shame.

 


Do you need a list of other shootings that have happened outside of the US? 

 

Your opinion is not based on fact.