Today's mass shooting in the US

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*Texas Gunman Killed Grandmother Before Entering School — CNN
*Texas State Senator: 18 Children and Three Adults Were Killed in Uvalde School Shooting — CNN
*Texas State Senator: Texas Rangers Informed Him of Higher Death Toll
*Texas State Senator: Shooter Bought Assault Rifles When He Turned 18 — CNN
*U.S. Senator Manchin: Would Do “Anything I Can” to Move “Common Sense” Gun Legislation Forward, Refuses to Eliminate Filibuster — CNN
 
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*President Biden Delivers Remarks on the Horrific Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://youtu.be/Ghrj3P_ZF00
*President Biden: How Many Scores of School Children Must See Friends Die Like They’re on A Battlefield
*President Biden: There Is a Lot We Don’t Know About Shooting at Texas School
*President Biden: As Nation, We Must Ask When We Will Stand Up to the Gun Lobby
*President Biden: The Idea That an 18-Year-Old Kid Can Buy Assault Weapons Is Wrong
*President Biden: We Will Not Forget Those That Obstruct or Delay Common Sense Gun Laws
*President Biden: It Is Time to Turn This Pain Into Action — BBG
*President Biden: Parents Will Never Be the Same After Shooting — BBG
 
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You don't need to ban guns completely. You just need to regulate them properly. That's why every other Western country has a far lower firearm crime rate than the US.

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Most of those are accidental or suicide.
 
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Most of those are accidental or suicide.
AND?

This makes it better?
Do you always make contrarian ass comments. America is insane when it comes to guns, any potential solution is shot down by the usual crowd and then more people die in mass shootings.

It doesn't help that the right stoke the belief that these mass shootings are not real either see Alex Jones.
 
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Death toll still climbing :(

19 dead, 2 critical, another ~10 in unknown condition.

EDIT: Some sources adding 2 more adult fatalities to that number.

EDIT2: 19 children, 2 adults confirmed killed.
 
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At the moment.

It's kind of hard to do much practical when the Representatives of the NRA will block anything you propose that might cut down on the number of slaughtered children.
Not just the NRA as the Democrats are totally against gun reform as is the Supreme court.
Caught a small part of an interview with a David Burnett who thinks more responible people in America should be armed particularly teachers which he says would make this sort of tragedy less common, but there is a big difference firing a gun on a range than when an armed person is firing at you.
 
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I can't imagine trying to raise a child in America with them having to do shooter drills regularly with the risk of an actual soft-minded weirdo going on a rampage being perceived as higher to the extent that it's a shared psychosis that everyone is traumatised by.

The UK has it's own problems with knives obviously, but I think it's mostly limited to gang-related stupidity with the rare occasion when it's not so avoiding it is easier and a lot of the country just doesn't experience it (to the chagrin of the trash tabloids).
 
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It’s such a broken country.

Now we’ll get the usual arguments - people screaming for gun control, whilst the NRA are filling the pockets of politicians with cash whilst wanting to arm everyone with more guns.

We’ll get the obligatory mugshot and name of the killer, with some nonsense about him - whilst the media circle-jerk over the whole thing from start to finish.

At the end of this, they’ll be no further along, if they can’t see where the problems are by now, they never will.
 
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I can't imagine trying to raise a child in America with them having to do shooter drills regularly with the risk of an actual soft-minded weirdo going on a rampage being perceived as higher to the extent that it's a shared psychosis that everyone is traumatised by.

Just the fact the passing consideration of sending your kids to school with Kevlar isn't as ludicrous as it should be is kind of chilling.

Interestingly I saw several (US) people on social media tonight speaking out in support of having the same age restriction (21) for the purchase of firearms (other than low powered stuff) as the drinking age in the states, and distancing themselves from the NRA, who previously wouldn't hear a word for any kind of firearms controls. Though in many of these shootings the weapons have been taken from an older family member, etc.

EDIT: Also support for proficiency testing, etc. from people who've previously been very against it.
 
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Sickening but nothing will happen.
Just the fact the passing consideration of sending your kids to school with Kevlar isn't as ludicrous as it should be is kind of chilling.

Interestingly I saw several (US) people on social media tonight speaking out in support of having the same age restriction (21) for the purchase of firearms (other than low powered stuff) as the drinking age in the states, and distancing themselves from the NRA, who previously wouldn't hear a word for any kind of firearms controls. Though in many of these shootings the weapons have been taken from an older family member, etc.

EDIT: Also support for proficiency testing, etc. from people who've previously been very against it.

All of that stuff is useless. Too far gone.
 
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