Mass Shootings, what can be done?
LaurieDIA: Seems like every week now another mass shooting in the US. They just had one today in Virginia, a disgruntled city employee killed 11 people before police neutralized him. I know gun rights supporters say that people intending to do this sort of harm can get access to firearms regardless of a ban. I myself have a concealed weapons permit because frankly I feel unsafe in some certain areas of the city. To me I think it is definitely an issue with males (sorry guys, love ya but the testosterone is a dual edged sword). So something about society is perhaps setting them off? I hate where things seem to be headed. Does anyone think Internet plays a role? My mom said it was never like this before Internet came to pass.
The giant midget: What ever happened with those killings in the post offices back some 35 years ago??
It was like postal workers shooting up their coworkers ever week
They seemed to have stopped
Wondering why that is , maybe someone was eating other mailmens lunch from the office cafeteria fridge
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The giant midget: Mass shootings are nothing new
People just say or post things without knowing two bits of three bits
Is Your momma 12 years old she don't know about "" going postal "" term ???
cloudygrey33: . It isn't a black and white issue- Lot of nuance and grey area... You could point to the failure of the mental health care system in America for starters. Aside from jail, there aren't a lot of places for the mentally ill to go any more unless their families have the money to send them to expensive treatment facilities.
You could look at how there is a real existential crisis happening in terms of identity and how people are creating meaning in their lives right now... A lot of kids are struggling with feeling like life is completely pointless. They don't get a lot of positive reinforcement and come from broken homes. They're depressed, pissed off and feel like this is the only way they can make a name for themselves... How do we address that problem?
And then what about just making it even a tiny bit more complicated for the mentally ill to get a fire arm? I personally know an autistic young man with horrible temper issues who walked in to a flea market in Florida and got himself a gun with zero issues... This is a guy who has lived in group homes. He often doesn't take his meds, and talks about blowing people away when he gets triggered. It shouldn't be that easy for him to get a gun. But you can't say that without having half the country thinking you're trying to take away their rights!
Mass shootings on the scale we are seeing now are a new phenomenon, giant. Every other week a school is having a mass shooting. That's not normal. That's never happened with the frequency and scope we are seeing now. Something's gotta give.
The giant midget: Kids nowadays are too soft and fragile
Weak in muscles and weaker in emotions
As parents we hover over them so much that kids are allowed to inclose themselves in their imaginary "" safe spaces "" and live in lalala land pretending even to have various sexual gender orientation
Adding fuel to the fire is social media and social engineering agenda by various self interest individuals or groups "" if you're not with us you are against us """ mentality.
in our schools where young minds are to be taught the A,B and C's and the 1,2 and 3's instead are learning that Bobby is a boy today but next week will be a girl ,next month little Bobby will be a boy again
Due to the lack of academic values in math and science we are setting up these young people to fail in the future job market arena
They will be rejected time after time looking for a job "" if you can't spell your name,no job""
Danm I left the safety of my parents home at 16 ( my choice ) to study and work thousands of miles away , today kids are still living with their parents at age of 30's because they are afraid of rejection and failing in the real world
Yeah go buy a gun and make yourself look important on social media
Angry Beaver: Someone unstable has a gun and you get this:
The giant midget: Random shootings and stabbings are the norm of the day
Get a gun license, buy a gun and protect yourself your family
You never know what can happen in a blink of a fucking eye
In a urban city area, police response time is 12 minutes in rural areas it could be a hour lots of things could happen when you can't protect yourself,you're not prepared for it but the criminal is
The giant midget: I only respect the human with proper uniform and credentials and that seems to have a bit a knowledge of law
If anyone that not breaking any law ,authorities don't acknowledge your existence
The giant midget: Each to his own
Everyone has their own beliefs and opinions , just don't force your beliefs and opinions onto others
SandraLY57: School Shootings are not normal. We need more
background checks. And no normal person needs to
carry an assault weapon.
The giant midget: We used to have postal workers shooting their coworkers back in the day ,there were less gun restrictions back than , those postal workers were stable upstanding citizens to be able to work in such government services
They killed people
No different today
The giant midget: Yeah ofcourse they were in elementary and high school
They weren't born already grown ups and having jobs at the post office
What's wrong with the world?
The giant midget: True about that I think last shooting was in Darwin 30 something people killed
Your island has about 24 million compared to 250mill people in the USA
Aussies have lots of murder suicides and arson killings than USA