...a couple staffers had been armed?
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Allow me to comment on your numbers.
Marc, if you will click on the link to the CDC's actual numbers and data (that I have given above) you will be able to ascertain for yourself that over 60 percent of the deaths by firearm are from suicide, if you study the data further you will see that this only represents 50 percent of the total suicides (these people will still kill themselves).
Of the total deaths by firearm less the one tenth of one percent occur in schools (this includes high schools and colleges as well).
Rational analysis of a problem requires conscious effort not just emotion hyperbole
England has a higher rate of rape, do you hate women?
Australia's rate of violent crime against the elderly is increasing since their gun confiscation program, do you hate the elderly?
England doesn't have a 2nd Amendment, neither does Australia, we do. If you don't like the 2nd Amendment, then change it, don't violate it.
Careful to not get the holy water on your self, it might be caustic to atheists.
Baptism does not need to be the end of rational thought, sadly it can happen before it begins.
It's called Catholic Calisthenics, I was going to post a video that explains it all...but...after watching it, I decided to kill myself instead..........:x
I received an invite to a Baptism recently, I called and told the person who sent the invitation that I wouldn't be attending.
My granddaughter's brainwashing is beginning, a sad day.
England less guns then America more rape per 100,000.
America more guns then England less rape per 100,000.
Violent crimes exist throughout the world.
Crime stats go up and down. What woman cares if she was the first rape of the year or the last rape of the year.
Does a parent care that her child was killed in a year that stats showed homicides were declining?
The "WHY" is much more important then the resulting crime.
This country could help itself greatly by declaring the "War on Drugs" over and redirecting those resources to the "Why" of violent crimes and drug use, be proactive not reactive.
Well no. Have you given thought to the training or readiness of anyone that would be armed. One of the issues I have with anyone owning a gun is that most people, including those extreme gun "enthusiasts", is that most of them are not psychologically stable enough, nor have they received enough regular training to be able to react and return fire in a calm enough state of mind to not: shoot other civilians, damage some part of the surrounding that leads to injury or death, or injure themselves. The gun issue is primarily a social issue then a rights issue.
@ Deavon, the only person I can think of who would be in a calm state of mind in a high stress, flight or fight situation is called a Psychopath. I strongly suggest you give those types a wide berth.
When did you start feeling that your unalienable rights were "social issues"? Free speech is a social issue? Voting is a social issue? Freedom from religion is a social issue? Or is it that you are not an American?
The first 10 Amendments are called "The Bill of Rights", reading them may help you understand the difference between our "Rights" and social issues.
I'm all for training, you will be surprised how little training most police officers get, most of them carry a loaded weapon on duty and a lot of them off duty. You may want to check with your local City Government official regarding that.
A guy I knew joined the Police Force after high school because he "wanted to shoot somebody".