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Denver high school shooting suspect dead

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“Gun violence at schools has become increasingly common in the U.S. with more than 1,300 shooting incidents recorded between 2000 and June 2022”

1,300 in 2 and a half years. I’d say that was a crisis. Still, we’ll hear the usual bs comparisons about lightning strikes and swimming pools.

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1,300 in 2 and a half years. I’d say that was a crisis. Still, we’ll hear the usual bs comparisons about lightning strikes and swimming pools.

It's 22 years. But probably an undercount as it depends on definition, and events in which no shots were fired (threats, theft etc), or guns at school that weren't picked up and so on.

“I am sick of it,” said Jesse Haase, who planned to talk with her daughter about taking her out of classes for the rest of the school year.

Home schooling is probably the safer option. Sad.

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Whose weapon was it?

How did this child gain access to it?

The US needs a nationwide gun law that requires firearms to be locked in a way that prevents any minor from gaining access. If they do, regardless of the reason, the owner of the firearm needs a minimum 2 weeks in jail and $10,000 fine. More for injuries and even more for deaths. Liability is part of being a responsible gun owner.

When I was in high school, the physics students were asked to bring our firearms to school to show what they do to different objects as part of our conservation of momentum chapter. The day before, we worked out, as a class, what different firearm loads would do to different objects on paper. We brought them to the school office in the morning. The Assistant Principal brought them to the physics class at the appropriate time, we shot at different objects, including a dead hog, then they were taken back to the school office for the rest of the day. The physics teacher brought his firearms too - think he had 5. We all shared with anyone who wanted to shoot. It was 1-at-a-time. Less than 50% of us brought a firearm.

About every other week, we had a different experiment in that class. Building bridges as light as possible, throwing a weight as far as possible, climbing stairs, dropping an egg off the roof that survived, and building a cart to protect an egg from a sledge hammer are the projects I remember. Ah ... and producing a 440hz "A" note. It was interesting to see what each team did. The firearm week had no required results, besides showing up and watching. That was a good class.

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It's 22 years. 

You’re right, my apologies. I mistakenly read 2000 as 2020.

Even so, that is still a weekly school shooting. Not many other ‘developed’ nations have such a problem.

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Even so, that is still a weekly school shooting. Not many other ‘developed’ nations have such a problem.

Just hundreds of knife attacks that are covered up by the govt or high teen suicide rates from societal pressures. We all have issues to resolve.

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Bob FosseMar. 24  10:01 am JST

Even so, that is still a weekly school shooting. Not many other ‘developed’ nations have such a problem.

What "developed" nations would you be referring to? Iceland? And it is the non-Americans who view this as such a problem that stands out among other problems.

Any other "developed" nations of 300 million+ out there to compare with the US?

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The US has the highest gun homicides in all of the G7 countries.

Murder in schools has become all too common. They have lost control of it. The tragic loss of so many young lives.

Will the country continue to do nothing about it?

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Any other "developed" nations of 300 million+ out there to compare with the US?

In regards to gun violence? No.

Which was my point exactly. US is by far the worst.

And it is the non-Americans who view this as such a problem that stands out among other problems

Anyone with any sense of any nationality views this as a problem. It’s a matter of statistics and readily available information understandable by any nationality.

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