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Post  Andrew on Thu 01 Oct 2015, 8:50 pm

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Re: American Shootings

Post  TheTruthWillOut on Fri 02 Oct 2015, 12:09 am

Really depressing isn't it. This is apparently the 45th mass shooting in America this year alone (defined as 4 or more killed with a gun)

In Obama's address to the nation he asked the media to put up a side by side graph to show how many US terrorist deaths vs how many gun related deaths:



Unfortunately they are up against the NRA which is basically comprised of men like the below....

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Re: American Shootings

Post  bluebell on Fri 02 Oct 2015, 6:15 pm

@ TTWO - that's a very telling graph you posted.  Shocking in fact.

I have always been ambiguous about Charlton Heston and Clint Eastwood's real views on gun control as a matter of fact.   I feel the USA treat film stars as royalty - or a least as people who have opinions of influence - and I'm never really sure whether they (CH & CE) uphold some sort of gun control for individuals, they don't seem to have made that clear even though both have been outspoken on the subject.

IMO until 'celebs' in the USA come down hard on gun control, nothing will change.   Obama is fighting a losing battle there I think.

Hunting (with guns) is quite common over there  I believe, also guns easily purchased and carried as a matter of self defence.

I remember new laws brought in on gun control in the UK after Hungerford and Dunblane, but no such response to action in the USA.

How on earth will it end? Just my musings.

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At least 20 die in Florida nightclub shooting

Post  Freedom on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 1:07 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/36510272#"

Another terrible indiscriminate slaughter.
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Re: American Shootings

Post  Heisenburg on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 2:52 pm

More.

Suspected Islamic extremist shoots dead at least 20 at Florida gay club after bursting in 'wearing a suicide vest' and taking hostages - injuring a further 42 - before he is killed in shootout

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637414/Everyone-running-Gunman-bursts-gay-nightclub-Florida-shoots-20-people-taking-hostages.html#ixzz4BNC41lMb

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Re: American Shootings

Post  Freedom on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 3:51 pm

It's now the worst single mass shooting in the U S A with 50 confirmed fatalities.
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Dallas shootings

Post  Andrew on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 8:02 am

Blimey. Just switched on the news and seen this.
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Re: American Shootings

Post  unreorganised on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 8:19 am

I thought that the events of yesterday had a sheen of unreality about them.
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Post  Freedom on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 8:41 am

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Re: American Shootings

Post  PMR on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 8:59 am

Sadly there is an issue with the shooting of black men in America, but this is not how to protest about it .
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Re: American Shootings

Post  unreorganised on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 9:12 am

PMR wrote:Sadly there is an issue with the shooting of black men in America, but this is not how to protest about it .

Neither is providing a running commentary of your boyfriend's death over facebook.
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Re: American Shootings

Post  Freedom on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 10:38 am

I haven't seen that.

It sounds like the very bizarre behaviour displayed by some people whenever there is an incident like this.
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Re: American Shootings

Post  PMR on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 11:04 am

I agree with unreorganised I saw some of the film she streamed live on the news ,it was totally bizarre
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