Can we ignore the partisan bickering and discuss mass murder?

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    The gun is a tool, it is not the motive.

    As long as we don't address what causes people to kill on a large scale, they will continue.

    Is it culture? Is it movies and TV? Is it bad parenting? Is it a series of emotional and environmental triggers?

    Discuss.
     
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    It happens all over the world, in the UK (very strict gun control laws), the whole of Europe and the rest. It's not guns, it's people that are the problem.
     
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    It's not like you guys can..I think.

    Any mention of any restriction on access to guns is met with harsh, absolutist and ridiculous resistance.

    So much so..Democrats have mainly given up on gun control.
     
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    Wow.

    Must be a major problem in the UK.

    How many gun deaths..last year?

    Can you link it?
     
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    It's not an annual event in the UK. But...

    Cumbria shootings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Cumbria.... 2010... 12 dead.

    Just a few weeks ago, some guy walked into a law office not far from where I live and shot a lawyer - he died yesterday.

    Norway... it's the 1st anniversary this week of the mass murder of 77 - mainly kids.

    It happens everywhere. We might have more of a problem, but we are not alone in the problem itself.

    To pretend it is unique to the US or is some kind of fucking competition is just ludicrous... but i expect no more from you... intellect is not your forte.
     
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    Civilization is only a very thin veneer separating us from barbarity. Mass killings have been endemic to mankind from the dawn of history. Entire cities were put to the sword down to the last man, woman, and child in ancient times. It is only in the 20th century that technology caught up with the evil nature of some men. Now, one man can do the butchery of a platoon of soldiers of a century ago.

    It isn't culture, movies, tv, parenting, etc. This has happened across all cultures long before movies and tv. It is part of man's nature.
     
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    So what do you think IS the problem?
     
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    Think so? That's a scary thought.
     
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    It's been snowballing for some time, now.

    I link it all to the devaluation of human life and slack consequences for actions.
     
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    Unique to the US? No.

    But gun deaths in the UK rarely breaks over 100 each year.

    And in the US it's something like 30K.

    In terms of magnitude your comparison if off the scale.

    Intellect..or math..is not your forte.
     

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