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Uvalde School Shooting

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Jestersmith, Thu 26 May, 2022 7:20 PM
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     –  Last edited by Jestersmith; Thu 26 May, 2022 7:26 PM.
    Not something I normally post here.

    I consider myself a strong person who in my 46 years has dealt with some stuff that I would not wish on others at all but today this broke me today seeing this is so tragic. I know if I was this man I would need to be medicated if that were me.

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    It is a real tragedy, I can't even imagine how the parents must feel.
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     –  Last edited by Kiflin; Thu 26 May, 2022 8:43 PM.
    This is a problem we just haven't been able to solve in the US.

    Other countries have... and because of this we already have had 26 mass shootings in the USA and it's May.

    We continue to choose fear of losing our so called "freedom" of accessibility of guns over gun reform legislation here, and our children as a result are paying the ultimate price.
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    The problem in the US is the Republican party resists all efforts to introduce legislation to limit access to firearms, even though the majority of the country are in favor of such legislation. That party treats the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution as if it were one of the ten commandments. They always blame mental health for mass shootings and yet they do little to nothing to increase funding for mental health services; many Republican controlled states have actually cut funding for these services.

    While I do believe a handgun or shotgun is reasonable for a citizen to use for self-defense or game hunting, an assault rifle is unnecessary. Whenever someone makes an argument that an assault rifle is necessary for self-defense or hunting, I have to question their ability to properly use a firearm if they feel they need a weapon designed for combat for self-defense or hunting an animal.

    The majority of Americans are not looking to remove all guns, they are looking to enact legislation that have already been passed in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand which have effectively stopped mass shootings in their own countries.