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8-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting at Alabama mall

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Rest in Peace to the poor child. These kids sound too young to be gangsters, but the pro-gun crazies will likely claim they were. The US should do something to get guns off their streets. Such a dangerous country, far too dangerous for peace-loving people to visit.

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"Guns don't kill people--people kill people."

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Waddo,

Are you happy with that as an argument, or would you like to put some thought into it? It's such a cop-out.

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Fighto!Today  03:32 pm JST

Rest in Peace to the poor child. These kids sound too young to be gangsters, but the pro-gun crazies will likely claim they were. The US should do something to get guns off their streets. Such a dangerous country, far too dangerous for peace-loving people to visit.

Our Constitution states that we have a right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. You can't have these things in an unsafe environment where crazies who follow the shteiking panic-mongering loudmouth who runs the NRA keeps on stirring the paranoia hysteria pot of panic. And our children have a God given right to live in peace and safety,

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Our Constitution states that we have a right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Almost. People confuse the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence all the time.

The Constitution is about what the state and federal govt can and cannot do. Takes about 20 minutes to read both documents.

if you are an American, perhaps today is the day that could become an annual event?

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Quote: "The mall in suburban Birmingham was the site of a 2018 police shooting where an officer fatally shot a Black man with a gun after mistaking him for the gunman in an earlier shooting at the mall."

In that case they will have installed high-resolution security cameras, so it should be easy to see who was doing the shooting.

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Guns don't kill people--people kill people.

You might be able to make that argument had the 8-year-old boy been the target of this attack. He wasn't. And now he becomes another victim of the ubiquity of guns in America. Your argument is just a deflection.

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Until the Supreme Court interprets the second amendment correctly and private citizens are relieved of their firearms (other than long guns used for hunting), this will continue. It is the price the NRA, politicians and gun owners are willing to impose on the 78% of americans who do not own firearms, so that they can indulge in fear fetishism.

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Sevenseas July 4  08:38 pm JST

Waddo, 

Are you happy with that as an argument, or would you like to put some thought into it? It's such a cop-out.

Notice the quotation marks. This is not me speaking. This is irony.

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Stop!Hammertime.Today  01:24 pm JST

Guns don't kill people--people kill people.

You might be able to make that argument had the 8-year-old boy been the target of this attack. He wasn't. And now he becomes another victim of the ubiquity of guns in America. Your argument is just a deflection.

Notice the quotation marks. This is not me speaking. This is irony.

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Waddo,

I apologise. Aren't you supposed to put "/s" after a sarcastic or ironic comment? Poe's law, or something. Anyway, sorry again.

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Claims without correct facts are beneath all of us:

Thirty percent of U.S. adults say they personally own a gun, while a larger percentage, 43%, report living in a gun household.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/264932/percentage-americans-own-guns.aspx

Married, non-Democrat, white, men with kids are the most likely to own a gun based on that 2019 poll of over 3000 Americans, but just because a husband owns it on paper, that doesn't mean the wife doesn't also enjoy the sport/hobby.

Some of the poll numbers don't add up to 100% so a bunch of people refused to answer questions. I'm not surprised. Gun owners like their privacy.

I've never seen any non-military firearm "go off" without a human touching it.

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The majority of households don't own a gun.

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I've never seen any non-military firearm "go off" without a human touching it.

Perhaps not, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t cause unnecessary or accidental deaths.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/reckless-celebratory-gunfire-kills-74-year-old-in-north-carolina-police

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The majority of households don't own a gun.

And the 2nd amendment still applies to them too. The US Constitution was setup to prevent the tyranny of the majority.

I don't own a firearm anymore, but I can respect the US Constitution. I do own a number of pellet rifles for target shooting. Plinking targets in the back yard is fun.

Celebratory gunfire isn't something I've ever seen in the US. We were taught to always know where the bullet will end up if we missed the target and to ensure it was safe.

Shooting into the air with bullets is stupid and almost certainly illegal. Something imported from our southern, Latino, neighbors? Seems a formal gun license, at least as hard to get as a drivers license, would make sense.

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Not all Americans agree with the second amendment.

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