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“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#1 Dec 17, 2012
The fact is, we have a problem in America. And in light of our recent tragedies, today is the day to talk about it.

Last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, guns caused the deaths of 31,347 Americans. For sheer scale, consider that only 6,653 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in over 11 years of war.

Having such a high rate of gun violence is not an acceptable status quo for a civilized country. Period.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/new-well-r...
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#2 Dec 17, 2012
So What?!?!
Auto accidents kill 40,000 people each year!
Why aren't you asking people to give up thier cars?

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#3 Dec 17, 2012
Ha Ha wrote:
So What?!?!
Auto accidents kill 40,000 people each year!
Why aren't you asking people to give up thier cars?
No one has gone on a automoblie massacre, thats why!
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#5 Dec 17, 2012
What about suicides?
There are approx 36,900 suicides in 2011.

how are you gonna stop them?
stank breath whites

El Monte, CA

#6 Dec 17, 2012
Ha Ha wrote:
So What?!?!
Auto accidents kill 40,000 people each year!
Why aren't you asking people to give up thier cars?
You don't think gun violence isn't a problem?
Anonymous

Brockport, NY

#7 Dec 17, 2012
The United States has always been a little different than other "civilized" nations. Our history is unique.. as is our diverse populace..our location..Our unique brand of freedom..amendments etc. The violence is disturbing and heartbreaking but pointing to other countries is always a dead end to me. In America you have to take the good with the bad..or else you risk losing the uniqueness of it all. I for one have no desire to be Canada or Europe..or the UK or Australia. Fix what we can as best we can.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#8 Dec 17, 2012
Yes,, there is a gun problem ... gun violence is one sided.
The criminals are armed and the law abiding are restrained.

Since: Nov 11

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#9 Dec 17, 2012
CapriceClassic wrote:
The fact is, we have a problem in America. And in light of our recent tragedies, today is the day to talk about it.
Last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, guns caused the deaths of 31,347 Americans. For sheer scale, consider that only 6,653 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in over 11 years of war.
Having such a high rate of gun violence is not an acceptable status quo for a civilized country. Period.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/new-well-r...
Don't blame the guns. Blame the people using the guns.

Would love a break down of the 31,347 shootings.

Like
Who,where,and why if known.

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#10 Dec 17, 2012
IescapedNY wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't blame the guns. Blame the people using the guns.
Would love a break down of the 31,347 shootings.
Like
Who,where,and why if known.
What difference does it make? Those affected by the guns shed the same color blood- RED. The key word here is GUNS.
The BushMaster

Rochester, NY

#12 Dec 18, 2012
In the "Hood" this is particularly true--
In many households there are undiagnosed illness from several generations. The new mental health facility has become the jail.
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Firearms and mental care - fix both

Limiting size of ammunition clips, and limiting right to refuse treatment are good places to start

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/firearms-...
WTF

Batavia, NY

#13 Dec 18, 2012
Yeah lets get rid of guns. Then only police and criminals will have them, neither of whom I trust.

Seems every tragedy we have people in a hurry to give up our freedom as Americans.

There is no one to blame for what happened except 1 single person and he is dead end of story.
A Sig Sauer

Rochester, NY

#14 Dec 18, 2012
WTF wrote:
Yeah lets get rid of guns. Then only police and criminals will have them, neither of whom I trust.
Seems every tragedy we have people in a hurry to give up our freedom as Americans.
There is no one to blame for what happened except 1 single person and he is dead end of story.
Wrong! There are 2 people responsible for this tragedy. The stupid mother who had possession of the high powered lethal weapons and her ill son---both are now dead.

It's not about taking away weapons. It's about using common sense and exercising some CONTROL. There was no reason for this household to have those type and that many assault weapons!

“The QUEEN BEE has spoken”

Since: Aug 09

Don't get STUNG!

#15 Dec 18, 2012
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#16 Dec 19, 2012
Nice article, but First, remember that it is written by ABC ... who’s notorious for peddling anti-gun rhetoric. So their bias is obvious.
Second, the whole purpose of the "Fast & Furious" operation was to slant the gun stats to justify disarming the people. Without the "Fast & Furious" input, the stats alone were not compelling enough to justify taking peoples guns.

Since: Jan 11

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#18 Dec 19, 2012
Bad people will find ways to do bad things. If you pass bans and gun control, you only affect the law abiding citizens. I have the right to defend myself and my family. Many of these tragedies have something in common- they occur in "Gun Free Zones". The victims have no defense, and these maniacs have enough devious brainpower to figure that out. As soon as the bad guy is confronted by someone with a gun they usually kill themselves, give up or get shot down. What we really need is more trained/vetted concealed carry folks on the ground keeping a vigilant watch.

Since: Mar 11

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#19 Dec 19, 2012
CapriceClassic wrote:
The fact is, we have a problem in America. And in light of our recent tragedies, today is the day to talk about it.
Last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, guns caused the deaths of 31,347 Americans. For sheer scale, consider that only 6,653 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in over 11 years of war.
Having such a high rate of gun violence is not an acceptable status quo for a civilized country. Period.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/new-well-r...
Why don't you look up who did 95% of these murders before you run off your racist mouth? It isn't the people in the burbs troll.

Since: Jan 12

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#20 Dec 19, 2012
Ha Ha wrote:
What about suicides?
There are approx 36,900 suicides in 2011.
how are you gonna stop them?
You can't.
The same way you can't stop gun violence.
Any one at any time can snap!

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#21 Dec 19, 2012
Between the legal/illegal firearms and the idiots that drink and drive, we in trouble.

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