The Land of Mass Shooting has made more victims.

Started Sep 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
57even
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Re: The Land of Mass Shooting has made more victims.
In reply to Henry Schobin, Sep 16, 2013

Henry Schobin wrote:

57even wrote:

Brian wrote:

lanefAU wrote:

At least four people have been killed in a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a naval installation in the US capital, a Navy official has said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24111481

Wow. in the U.S. on any given day there is an average of 27 gun related deaths (omitting suicide).

you want me to get worked up over 4? the truth is that gun fatalities are dropping in the U.S. on average.

Sorry. this story really deserves no more attention than the other 20+ deaths that will happen today due to guns.

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Brian

Would it matter if 20 US troops were shot in Afghanistan instead?

11 US soldiers were killed every day in Vietnam.

How come that is enough for the US population to apply pressure to end deployments and shy away from finishing what they started, but 9,000 gun homicides a year is not enough to apply pressure to end gun ownership? (That does no include accidental shootings and suicides).

You aren't a US citizen, so I don't expect you to understand. So butt out Owning firearms is our constitutional right. You don't like it? Too bad!!

No Henry, I turned down the opportunity despite several offers and 6 happy years working there. I just didn't want to live in a country in which half the population thought it was the 18th century still.

The other half were pretty decent people I seem to remember. But like every country, you have a lot of sh*theads. However, only in your country do you allow them to walk around with a loaded gun.

On a stupid scale that probably rates as close to bonehead as it's possible to get without dying.

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