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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

Yeah, pretty sure Texas has open and concealed carry. So not sure this Walmart would be considered a "soft target".
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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

It gives me hope that most of the old talking points that attempt to down play the escalation of gun violence in this country are not being accepted by the majority of Americans. 

 

It is a small step forward, but it is a step in the right direction.

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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall


@KittyLouWhoToo wrote:

@alarmclock wrote:

@Ms tyrion2 wrote:

@SeaMaiden wrote:

The issue stems from mentally unstable/ sick  people allowed to be loose in society...and the easy access to guns.  Guns do not kill....people  kill.


 

 

People with guns kill.

 

It is no longer an  issue of blaming mental illness for every act of violence.  There is an epidemic of hate escalating in this country. It needs to be called out and called what it is. Terrorism. Not mental illness.  Terrorism.

 


Hatred has existed since man has existed.

 

Now, we have a 24-hour news cycle that celebrates it.

 

You just think there has been an escalation.  No.  You just hear about it more.


@alarmclock 

 

We've had mass shootings going on in this country on an almost daily basis before the news reported it?

 

SMH.

 

 


Quick.  Tell me the first time we had a mass shooting.

 

Can you do that?

 

Probably not because you do not remember how long ago it happened.

 

It's been decades.  Like over forty years ago.

 

A man shot up a McDonald's.  That was the first time it "made the news" and it was well before the 24 hour channels we now have.

 

What do you need to have explained?  

 

 

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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall


@bathina wrote:
KittyLouWhoToo, by Wednesday it will be gone. Nothing will be done federally except thoughts and prayers.

@bathina 

 

It's a national disgrace.

 

 

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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

Agree. A few years ago, those supporting a guns for anybody agenda would be in the majority.
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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

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@alarmclock wrote:

@KittyLouWhoToo wrote:

@alarmclock wrote:

@Ms tyrion2 wrote:

@SeaMaiden wrote:

The issue stems from mentally unstable/ sick  people allowed to be loose in society...and the easy access to guns.  Guns do not kill....people  kill.


 

 

People with guns kill.

 

It is no longer an  issue of blaming mental illness for every act of violence.  There is an epidemic of hate escalating in this country. It needs to be called out and called what it is. Terrorism. Not mental illness.  Terrorism.

 


Hatred has existed since man has existed.

 

Now, we have a 24-hour news cycle that celebrates it.

 

You just think there has been an escalation.  No.  You just hear about it more.


@alarmclock 

 

We've had mass shootings going on in this country on an almost daily basis before the news reported it?

 

SMH.

 

 


Quick.  Tell me the first time we had a mass shooting.

 

Can you do that?

 

Probably not because you do not remember how long ago it happened.

 

It's been decades.  Like over forty years ago.

 

A man shot up a McDonald's.  That was the first time it "made the news" and it was well before the 24 hour channels we now have.

 

What do you need to have explained?  

 

 


@alarmclock I was in first grade in the 60's when I heard from Walter Cronkite about the nursing students shot to dearh in Texas!

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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

Just think these people just like all the people that have been killed,and their love ones know now what it is like, do each of us here have to experience this,in order that some thing gets done?

When you lose some one you L~O~V~E, that Memory of them, becomes a TREASURE.
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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall

@alarmclock 

 

The debate of how people were raised, or if they are on drugs, have mental health issues, or if they are encouraged by social media does not address deal with the significant issue of HOW this mass killing is being carried out.

 

We live in a supposedly developed society, as such, this is not acceptable no matter why.

"Animals are not my whole world, but they have made my world whole" ~ Roger Caras
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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall


@alarmclock wrote:

@KittyLouWhoToo wrote:

@alarmclock wrote:

@Ms tyrion2 wrote:

@SeaMaiden wrote:

The issue stems from mentally unstable/ sick  people allowed to be loose in society...and the easy access to guns.  Guns do not kill....people  kill.


 

 

People with guns kill.

 

It is no longer an  issue of blaming mental illness for every act of violence.  There is an epidemic of hate escalating in this country. It needs to be called out and called what it is. Terrorism. Not mental illness.  Terrorism.

 


Hatred has existed since man has existed.

 

Now, we have a 24-hour news cycle that celebrates it.

 

You just think there has been an escalation.  No.  You just hear about it more.


@alarmclock 

 

We've had mass shootings going on in this country on an almost daily basis before the news reported it?

 

SMH.

 

 


Quick.  Tell me the first time we had a mass shooting.

 

Can you do that?

 

Probably not because you do not remember how long ago it happened.

 

It's been decades.  Like over forty years ago.

 

A man shot up a McDonald's.  That was the first time it "made the news" and it was well before the 24 hour channels we now have.

 

What do you need to have explained?  

 

 


@alarmclock 

 

I don't need to have anything explained.

 

I asked you a question.  You didn't answer it.  That's because you don't have one.

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Re: Shooting Near El Paso, Texas Mall


@bathina wrote:
I'm still waiting for the list of all those other countries with a mass shooting problem. I'm patient though.

 


You can go online but here you go.  I think you have forgotten about the shooting in Norway.  That was a big one.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_shooting#By_continent_and_region

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks