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More guns than people: Why tighter U.S. firearms laws are unlikely

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By Andy Sullivan

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Many Americans are in denial. I heard a comment from Biden that these mass shootings are a 'national embarrassment' for America, I'd actually call them a national tragedy.

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A few years back a Japanese person was arrested for owning a gun. He had printed it out on a 3-D printer. I'm sure some people in the US have done the same. There are more guns out there than anyone knows.

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The sad truth is that most Americans (though not the posters on JT) see the death toll from guns as a price they are willing to pay for keeping their firearms. The will for legislation just isn't there.

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Less than 42% of American households own a gun.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/10/22/facts-about-guns-in-united-states/

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It’s clear that the constitution is no impediment to the Lefts abuse of civil rights. But unless and until judges are put in place that will ignore the plain text of the constitution, the right to own a gun will not go away. I don’t understand why the Left spends decades fighting against the letter of the law when they could be running on the elimination of the second amendment.

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California is doing something right. You don't need to carry a weapon on you in public unless it's your job. Problem is, that NRA loudmouth is a greedy liar. He spreads hysteria and he praised the 1995 OKC bombings.

This past January only shows that America is being held hostage to hatred, fascism, misinformation, superstition, racism, hysteria, idolatry, hypocrisy, and other social and moral diseases. It has been festering like a boil for over 30 years, and the volcano erupted.

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lives matter not guns

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lives matter not guns

Aye.

But apparently, at least one person browsing thinks guns matter more.

Terrifying.

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The sad truth is that most Americans (though not the posters on JT) see the death toll from guns as a price they are willing to pay for keeping their firearms.

Yet the article says that most American households don't keep guns.

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California is doing something right. You don't need to carry a weapon on you in public unless it's your job.

Well, you can't unless you have a special weapon conceal permit and those are not easy to get.

Problem is, that NRA loudmouth is a greedy liar.

Because they enshrine and safeguard our 2nd amendment rights? 

This past January only shows that America is being held hostage to hatred, fascism, misinformation, superstition, racism, hysteria, idolatry, hypocrisy, and other social and moral diseases. It has been festering like a boil for over 30 years, and the volcano erupted.

This is true and as long as this admin continues to demonize guns and every law-abiding citizen, add to that the war of defunding the police will only increase gun sales

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Suicides account for six out of 10 gun deaths.

Given that suicide seems a motivation for many desperate psychopaths who cannot do it themselves to go out and murder innocent people to ensure their own departure, might we count mass murders in this stat as well, 'collateral damage' in a way? And guns, why the obsessive fear in our conservative mentalities which makes people with short attention spans buy more guns and use them on each other with such abandon? Is it our subliminal awareness of the harm America does in our World and what we would do if someone did what America does to others to us which makes us so hostile to each other? Do we hate ourselves? Our now more than daily mass murders would suggest a serious pathology of some sort infects Americans more than other identities. Perhaps that is what we should be more seriously investigating, the actual behavior rather than the otherwise inert tools? But that would require thinking and in all debates around guns, thinking is the first casualty.

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Lol !!..

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William Bjornson,

I'm sure there's a point in there, somewhere.

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I have them all, but only virtual, while playing Doom. So you can have even more fun and bloody violence without any real gun and without a single drop of blood. Try that instead, you’ll surely like it.

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I think they can restrict certain semiautomatic weapons and decrease the likelihood of nutjobs buying guns. Beyond that is not politically possible, and even that will be difficult.

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