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  1. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    Anyone claiming that this is primarily, or even somewhat, of a mental health issue - got any data to back up that claim? I see people spout that off all the time, but what is it based off of? I haven't seen anything that shows the United States being drastically worse at dealing with mental health than other developed countries. I also don't even know what 'mental health' as an extremely broad catch-all is even supposed to be referring to. What mental health issue is the mental health issue?
  2. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    Armed guards at schools? So, kind of similar to a prison?
  3. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    I really believe that they don't care 1% either way about Joe Schmo who has a few hunting rifles in McCook Nebraska, or Jim Schmim who keeps a handgun locked in his closet to protect his home. Why would they care?
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  5. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    I'm not either. It's a question a lot of us are having trouble with. But that doesn't even matter. Could we at least start working on the answer to how to make there be even slightly less mass shootings? Say, even 10% less? Could we start there and then work our way towards stopping? No. Apparently we cannot. Also nobody is suggesting that you should give up your freedom to own a gun. That's not something you need to worry about as it's not something that anyone is trying to take away.
  6. Poll: Scientific consensus

    Oh yeah well a chihuahua is a wolf
  7. Racism - It's a real thing.

    See? Now you understand how white people are the problem
  8. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    It could if it changed the constitution...?
  9. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    If you have the financial means and dedicate the time/effort, and aren't a criminal, you have every right to drive a car. Just like if you can legally acquire them, you have every right to own a gun. One is in the constitution, one isn't, but they're really not any different.
  10. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    For the record, plenty of people do blame America's car culture for an unnecessary amount of car-related deaths, pollution, etc., and push to move our culture more towards public transportation. Also, nobody is blaming guns. Guns are some plastic and metal thrown together. People are blaming the obsessive culture of gun ownership, as well as greedy organizations who shut down even hypothetical research on gun violence, and partisan politics obstructing sensical and reasonable legislature to make sure guns are sold properly. You know, if a child stabs themselves, you don't blame the knife, but you do blame the people who made knives so easily accessible to that child, don't you? Guns and cars are not analogous. For so many reasons. The biggest being that guns, while possible to be safely owned and operated, are made with the purpose of killing, whereas cars are made with the purpose of safely transporting you, but also happen to be dangerous. The fundamental nature of the two is completely opposed to one another. Another way in which they are drastically different is that when cars have been the source of, or at least perceived, source of problems, we've made changes to the law to make them better, and manufacturers have constantly improved upon their safety instead of lobbying for it to be illegal to even research car-related deaths. Backup cameras, better security/locking, brake assistance, whatever the hell you call the thing that helps you stay in your lane if you doze off or whatever, etc. Do gun manufacturers have a history of using technology to improve the safety of their products? No. Because they don't care about it. Car manufacturers do, because they know nobody will buy a car that isn't safe. If you insist on making an analogy out of the two, okay, so be it. If you want to own and operate a vehicle, you have to: • Acquire a license, with written and practical tests • Renew your license every few years, and be in a state and federal database • Get specialty licensing for specialty vehicles • Have your vehicle registered, pay yearly tag fees, and have at least liability insurance • Restriction of crazy high-performance and potentially unsafe vehicles to private courses/competitions/etc. That's a good list of reasonable ways to approach something that is serious and important to regulate the right way. Does any of that seem unreasonable to apply to gun ownership? If so, could we at least research it to make sure? Well, apparently, we can't. Apparently we can't do anything, other than offer thoughts and prayers. I'm going to go ahead and offer mine up in advance to the families of the kids who get murdered 5-6 months from now.
  11. Poll: Scientific consensus

    Aren't species essentially just made up human labels of categorization?
  12. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    0 is an unrealistic goal that makes easily dismissive arguments for the other side. Nobody has 0 gun violence/deaths. Even as an idealist who wants to fight for that kind of unobtainable utopia, I realize that you have to talk realistically in these discussions or people won't take you seriously.
  13. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    France has an average of just under 3 gun deaths per 100,000 people per year. The United States has an average of almost 11. France has an average of 2.16 gun suicides per 100,000 people, compared to 6.3 gun suicides in America. God, I'd love to have France's problem. Edit: The numbers on my source might be off, but according to this link, I was being generous to the United States. Original numbers came from this Wikipedia page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate
  14. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    Intent isn't an on/off switch. Let's say 100 people want to build a bookshelf. Some already owned all the materials and tools, but most don't, and out of that 100 people, 6 of them weren't determined enough to go to the work of acquiring the resources. Down to 94. Of the 94, 12 don't live within a realistic distance of a hardware store to get everything they need, so the bookshelves don't get built. Down to 82. Of the 82, 16 don't have enough money for all the supplies they'll need, so the bookshelves don't get built. Down to 66. Of the 66, we live in a dystopian future where hammers are highly regulated and controlled, and 15 don't pass background checks. Down to 51. Of the 51, 24 are on record in a national database as having a history of mental illness and are denied access to the hammers. They all try to find them illegally, but only 6 of the 24 know a contact or method of even finding illegal hammers, so 18 more bookshelves never built. Only 33 of the original 100 people end up building their bookshelves because of ease of access, effort of acquirement, knowledge of what's needed, mental health, so on and so forth. Every step of the way is a filter which catches and stops some scenarios. The more sensical filters you add, the more you weed out the wrong intentions or the ill-equipped. You don't cure the problem, but you do help make the situation better. This isn't hard to understand.
  15. Parkland, FL High School Shooting

    Then I suppose we should allow civilians to be able to purchase frag grenades, rocket launchers, and WMD's as well, as long as they're not crazy. Your argument makes no sense. Take away guns, less people will find less accessible ways to cause mass casualties. They'll still happen, but the goal isn't to eliminate entirely, it's to effect the issue to matter of degrees.
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