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Isn't it about time the United States of America got to grips with gun control? Is the Second Amendment worth the innocent lives that are lost through the lunacy of those who should never be let within ten miles of a firearm. Among developed nations, the US is far and away the most violent mostly due to the easy access many Americans have to firearms. White American men are a bigger domestic terrorist threat than Muslim foreigners, in 336 days there have been 355 mass shootings, more than one for every day. Statistics show that the more guns that are privately owned the more shootings there are in that state. Using data from a study in Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it shows states with more guns tend to have far more gun deaths. And it’s not just one study. “Within the United States, a wide array of empirical evidence indicates that more guns in a community leads to more homicide,” states David Hemenway, the Harvard Injury Control Research Center’s director. When economist Richard Florida took a look at gun deaths and other social indicators, he found that higher populations, more stress, more immigrants, and more mental illness didn’t correlate with more gun deaths. But he did find one telling correlation: States with tighter gun control laws have fewer gun-related deaths.


Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted. The average firearm suicide rate in Australia in the seven years after the bill declined by 57 percent compared with the seven years prior. The average firearm homicide rate went down by about 42 percent. Australia now has 1.4 homicides per million, against the US' 29.7 per million, if Australia can do it, so can the US, and make it a safer country to live in and visit.


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  • Brother Derek, I must apologize for my mistake in calling the bump stock a gizmo but I heard it called that so that is how I referred to it.     Ralph and my cousin thought I was talking about a gizmo they believed I was talking about NOT the bump stock.  Whatever the name of the gizmo they believed I was speaking of IS HIGHLY REGULATED as I stated before.  I, just like others like to be right all the time, but I can also be very stubborn.  GOD Bless and I am truly sorry about my mistake.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    • No problem Terry, I often don't know what I'm talking about, LOL.  Bless you.

  • Brother Derek, Forgive me but I just checked with Ralph and a cousin who is the owner of a gun shop regarding that little gizmo.  Yes there is that gizmo, BUT it is not legal to buy for the regular person.  In order to buy you must be a licensed gunsmith and be affiliated with the ATF here in this country.  So, it appears to me reporters in every country cannot seem to always be trusted with the truth.  It is absolutely as Sister Dunn stated if someone wants a gun and cannot get it legally they'll get it anyway they can.  I will continue to stand on my opinions I expressed yesterday and say no more just wanted to let you know about that gizmo.

    • This was from an English reporter on the BBC, who usually quite reliable, but he did say that the laws varied from state to state, is that possible?

    • Beware of "fake news"; the anti-gun crowd is notorious for it.

      • Of course this applies to both sides of an argument, it is one of those issues where there is no middle ground, no way to be objective, and both sides claiming the Trump's 'Fake News' for anything that is opposed to their view, which is quite natural.  However the money seems to be on the pro-gun side, who are not adverse to to using propaganda in the form of movies like 'Red Dawn' to promote paranoia.  The respected entertainment magazine says:

        "That makes “Red Dawn” an infamous exception. The people who made the movie cynically distorted its original anti-war theme. Mid-’80s America , to their thinking, was shifting sharply to the right, and “Red Dawn” was intended to capitalize on this movement."

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    • Just to clarify, Eloise. The AK47, along with the AR15, are well known assault rifles patterned on military style rifles. The difference between what is legal and what is not is whether they are fully automatic (a machine gun) which are illegal (the Vegas shooter used these) and the legal semi-automatic, where you have to pull the trigger for every shot. While being pro-gun myself, I'd be in favor of outlawing these because their clips hold too many bullets (30+). There's no legitimate reason for this for sporting use.

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        • I leaned bout this thing too, a Bump Stock; it increases the rate of fire. Even the NRA is coming out against it as there's no useful reason for it.

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