Have shootings become so commonplace that they merit very little attention.
Have they become as routine as auto accidents and obtain no news coverage beyond
a mention unless they are as horrific as the school shootings?Notice
how little attention is being paid to the firefighter deaths in New York.
Notice how little coverage has been given to two recent Utah shootings that left
two dead and two wounded. Have Americans in general become so accustomed to
shootings that they stir no real concern?Apparently there is no one
keeping good records of shootings. The few sites I can find are usually badly
slanted to either extreme. There is little information about how many guns used
are "legal" versus "illegal." The New York shooter was
"illegal." The two in Utah were apparently "legal." Based on
what I've been able to find, it appears that the majority of guns used in
shootings and suicides are "legal."We have a serious problem
that we've ignored far too long.Solutions are out there -- but
finding them might be very hard unless both sides soften their stances.If absolutely no regulation was intended, why is that word in the Second
There are far fewer people killed by guns then by cars. Old people kill
more people with cars peryear, then there are people killed with guns. The
elderly are dangerous in a car, many of them can not see clearly, they drive to
slow for conditions and their response time is abismal at best. Yet everyday
they are allowed out on the street. Old Man....hand over your keys, for the good
of the public. I bet you would throw a fit....Yet driving is a privilage not a
right guarenteed by the constitution. Gun ownership is a right.Most
suicides are commited by other means besides with a gun. Most sucides are carbon
monoxide or drug overdose. Outlaw cars, medication?These horrific school
shootings make the news because they are so very rare! As do almost every other
shooting, with the exception of suicide. Suicides are not put on the news,
because the news media knows the 15 minutes of fame would encourage more
desparate people to act. NO ONE would shoot up a school if they knew they
would meet with an armed officer or exmilitary personal. The solutions are ly in
protecting the children!
Gun law do not keep bad people from obtaining guns. Gun laws might make liberals
"feel good" but they are infective. That crazy felon in NY that murdered
those firemen broke existing gun control laws, but obviously, the laws
didn't stop him. All gun control laws do is restrict honest people from
defending themselves against the nuts and evil people out there! A gun in my
hand is better for me and my family than a cop on the phone.The problem
can not be solved by passing more laws that criminals will never obey. America
will never become a better country until Americans become better!
Beam me up scotty No intelligent life here!
I am not a gun personI do not own a gunI do not huntI do not
even go camping during hunting season because I do not like to be around people
with gunsHowever, I do find it interesting to note that most
massacres occur in gun free zones and the person who recently killed
firefighters was banned from owning a gunApparently criminals do not
obey gun laws (perhaps even Allisdair may understand that)
@Old Man The reason not much is said about the one and two deaths per incident
is the corrupt media can not whip the anti gunners up unless it is sensational.
That is their motive. The media portrays gun owners as killers. Liberals do it
with Abortions. Anyone keeping score between the two. And by the way there are
enough gun laws but like the NY fireman killer he just did not care about laws.
President Barack Obama urges new spending restrictions in the wake of the Fiscal
Cliff.Now that would be news!
Alcohol, cars, lay-offs, wars, abortions, etc. These kill more people then guns
in American schools.Picking on guns is discrimination.