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Another mass shooting

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Its saddening.

The Right wingers out in an instant to defend the second amendment.

Right next to Christmas n all. poor kids :(

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Not sure there's much you can do or say tbh, except obviously be shocked. Sadly, it won't be the last time this happens either. Terrible news :(

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I read the blogs of a left liberal [if there is one] he writes for the Philadelphia daily news,and he spoke about a statement by a by a right wing broadcaster about Obama's reaction and emotional statement. apparently he said "this is Obamas Riechstag moment".So I wonder what that means?is he implying that the president is going to make capital out of this and organise a christalnacht on guns and the 2nd amendment?

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America is not a civilised country, they have had centuries to prove it and have continually failed,

Any country were it is the right of citizens to have the means legally to have at their disposal enough weaponry to wipe out a class of school kids without trying hard to get the slaying tools is sick from top to bottom.

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America is not a civilised country, they have had centuries to prove it and have continually failed,

I can't agree but can see where you are coming from. I have been to the states many times and as people they are some of the friendliest people I have met. In fact the political state of the USA (gun laws, health, etc) always appear to be at odds to the people I have met (I didn't ask for people political views but they can't all of been democratic!).

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Any country were it is the right of citizens to have the means legally to have at their disposal enough weaponry to wipe out a class of school kids without trying hard to get the slaying tools is sick from top to bottom.

Canada.

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America is not a civilised country, they have had centuries to prove it and have continually failed,

Any country were it is the right of citizens to have the means legally to have at their disposal enough weaponry to wipe out a class of school kids without trying hard to get the slaying tools is sick from top to bottom.

Yes definately sick and I live there.Where I live its like a bible belt,and its about 20 minutes from Phila and they told me yesterday about 20 years ago in the mall where I shop and drink there was a shooting there just before christmas

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I can't agree but can see where you are coming from. I have been to the states many times and as people they are some of the friendliest people I have met. In fact the political state of the USA (gun laws, health, etc) always appear to be at odds to the people I have met (I didn't ask for people political views but they can't all of been democratic!).

Yes I get that impression too.I think the real right wingers with the Charlton Heston love of guns ,cold dead hand etc and no socialised healthcare must only spout this stuff on the internet

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I've long since given up worrying about what Americans do with guns. The only American I know who actively owns one uses it/them for hunting. Proper hunting stalking deer by hiding in trees for hours etc.) and he eats everything he kills. I would trust him with those guns wherever he lived, and he would get a license for sure, even over here.

As for the rest, well its up to them. I often wonder when I'm over there who might be wandering around with a pistol in their coat.

The deaths of these poor kids and their amazing teachers will do little to change things in my opinion. It's ingrained in the psyche and Americans are remarkably conservative - even many who vote democrat.

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I've long since given up worrying about what Americans do with guns. The only American I know who actively owns one uses it/them for hunting. Proper hunting stalking deer by hiding in trees for hours etc.) and he eats everything he kills. I would trust him with those guns wherever he lived, and he would get a license for sure, even over here.

And what if your friend for some reason lost the plot?

He now has a gun. The outcome could be just about the same as this type of thing.

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Been announced today that a "British" kid was one of those killed. Does David Cameron call the American ambassador in for a meeting using threatening tones, like he would if it was a Muslim country, or will he just ignore it like he does with everything else where America is concerned?

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And what if your friend for some reason lost the plot?

He now has a gun. The outcome could be just about the same as this type of thing.

Yes, because everyone who owns a gun is going to "lose the plot" it comes with ownership of a gun.

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Some of the pro gun lobby in the states are saying it could have been prevented if the teachers were armed :wacko:

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I remember watching a tv programme in the US where a mother had pleaded for her son to stop partying and explained that she found him in the back garden with guns, but her major issue was the fact he was drinking.

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Some of the pro gun lobby in the states are saying it could have been prevented if the teachers were armed :wacko:

To play devils advocate a little, there is some logic in this.

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America is not a civilised country, they have had centuries to prove it and have continually failed,

Any country were it is the right of citizens to have the means legally to have at their disposal enough weaponry to wipe out a class of school kids without trying hard to get the slaying tools is sick from top to bottom.

More or less what I think.

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To play devils advocate a little, there is some logic in this.

I hear what you're saying but teachers toting guns and taking down psychos? Just sound like a recipe for more death, cross fire and what have you.

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I hear what you're saying but teachers toting guns and taking down psychos? Just sound like a recipe for more death, cross fire and what have you.

Oh I agree with you. Just thinking of it from a gun culture viewpoint.

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To play devils advocate a little, there is some logic in this.

What if teachers were armed? Would we be taking about a teacher flipping out me opening up on an unruly student?

We can't comprehend the mindset of pro gun lobby in the states. It is deeply ingrained in their culture. For the most part it is distrust and fear that other people may have a gun. The more I learn about American culture the more it seems that they live in fear ad ignorance. Whether it is the threat of communism, socialism, Islam, atheists or liberals, there always seems to be something that they have to fear and a threat to the American way.

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