“Guns don’t kill people, they are only tools to kill.”
SHUT UP! It’s guns + toxic personalities that kill people! Not guns alone!
“This is not a gun problem, but a mental health problem.”
Another lie! Most mentally ill people are not violent to the point of murder.
“If you ban or restrict guns, only criminals can use them.”
Most mass shooters are NOT career criminals because mass shootings are not profitable. That’s why background checks for gun buyers are practically useless. Only an outright ban nationwide of assault rifles will do!
“The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.”
Yes, that’s why we have POLICE who are trained to handle such situations! I DON’T WANT SOME RANDOM JOE RUNNING INTO A MASS SHOOTING WITH ANOTHER GUN! THAT DOES NOT HELP AND YOU ARE DELUSIONAL TO THINK OTHERWISE! STOP WATCHING WESTERN SHOWS AND THINKING THEY ARE APPLICABLE TO TODAY! GROW UP!
“Gun control laws violate the Second Amendment.”
Yet another damned lie! The Second Amendment actually starts with “A WELL-REGULATED militia, being necessary for the security of a free state…..” What opposition to gun control does is put most of us under threat from an UNREGULATED mob, which makes the security of the people in a free state impossible. So the Second Amendment actually REQUIRES gun control!
The simple truth is that the same toxic masculinity that causes mass shootings is also responsible for the right-wing bigoted conservatism that has dominated the Republican Party since at least the 1980s. These hypocrites expect the government to fight foreign based terrorism, but at the same time they enable domestic terrorism. Yes, every single mass shooting in the USA is a case of domestic TERRORISM. As was the incident at the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. So if you want anyone to blame for mass shootings/domestic terrorism, look at the REPUBLICANS. VOTE EVERY ONE OF THEM YOU POSSIBLY CAN OUT OF OFFICE!
People that want to harm other people (making some sort of statement or not) will find a way to do so. Banning semi-automatic rifles will not stop that. The Weathermen bombed locations in the Seventies. They did not use rifles and were left-wing.
(Dale Husband (DH): In the 1970s, hell, even in the violent civil rights struggles of the 1960s, we didn’t have mass shootings every goddamn day! America is a de facto WAR ZONE because of the lack of gun control!)
Maybe, look into the oppression and lack of opportunity, economically and otherwise, such as with expression, to as why people, eventually, act out like in this manner. Which is, partly, saying look at the Left and the Democrats as well.
(DH: I believe it was President JFK who declared, “When you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable.” I wonder, would you have been a Loyalist in the 1770s?)
Knee-jerk reactions along the same familiar lines has solved nothing. The seemingly refusal to actually look deeply into our problem to find the proper solutions, not only does not solve them, it makes them worse.
(DH: I actually agree, to some extent. Donald Trump’s election in 2016 was only a symptom of a problem white Christian Americans have had for far too long, a genuine reluctance to look at and help END their own privileged status….in fact, they have been fighting since the 1980s to retain and enhance that status at the expense of everyone else!)
This person was not a right-wing Republican and was on the Left and attacked Christians at a school. Other incidents involved motor vehicles, knives & so on. People taunt others until they kill themselves.
(DH: Bigotry can indeed be both right-wing and left-wing, like the millions of people who died in the 20th Century due to Communism. That doesn’t disprove my points above in the slightest.)
We could all live in straitjackets, but that would not stop abuse~ it is already greater abuse~ as it is not solving problems, only limiting one avenue of expression. People freed from these straitjackets, these situations, would likely be more likely to want to exact revenge to make a statement, rather than less.
(DH: I’ve actually noticed over the past year or so on Facebook that you have been making more and more irrational and unbalanced rants against both Democrats and Republicans, depicting both parties as being equally at fault for America’s problems. That is simply a lie and only an unhinged extremist would say such shyt. It is people like YOU as much as the Republicans that are ruining America from within. So now, I am going to go unfriend and BLOCK you on Facebook. You just don’t seem anymore like the decent person I once knew decades ago in Care2……or maybe I was always wrong about you and didn’t realize the truth about you until now. In any case, GOOD RIDDANCE!)