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Why the latest mass shooting yet again proves gun advocates wrong. According to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archivethere have been 1, mass shootings since GVA defines a mass shooting as an incident where four or more, not including the shooter, were shot or killed.
There has been yet another mass shooting, something that now seems to occur on a monthly basis. Every time another tragedy like this occurs, gun advocates make the same arguments about why we can't possibly do anything to restrict the weaponization of our culture.
Here's a guide to what they'll be saying in the coming days: Now isn't the time to talk about guns. Why is slavery wrong going to hear this over and over, and not just from gun advocates; Jay Carney said it to White House reporters today. But if we're not going to talk about it now, when are we going to talk about it?
After Sandy hit the East Coast, no one said, "Now isn't the time to talk about disaster preparedness; best leave that until it doesn't seem so urgent. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Maybe, but people with guns kill many, many more people than they would if they didn't have guns, and guns designed to kill as many people as possible.
We don't know if the murderer in Newtown was suffering from a suicidal depression, but many mass shooters in the past were.
People suffer from suicidal depression everywhere in the world. People get angry and upset everywhere in the world. But there aren't mass shootings every few weeks in England or Costa Rica or Japan, and the reason is that people in those places who have these impulses don't have an easy way to access lethal weapons and unlimited ammunition.
But if you want to kill large numbers of people and you happen to be an American, you'll find it easy to do. If only everybody around was armed, an ordinary civilian could take out a mass killer before he got too far.
If that were true, then how come it never happens? The truth is that in a chaotic situation, even highly trained police officers often kill bystanders. The idea that some accountant who spent a few hours at the range would suddenly turn into Jason Bourne and take out the killer without doing more harm than good has no basis in reality.
We don't need more laws, we just need to enforce the laws we have. The people who say this are the same ones who fight to make sure that existing laws are as weak and ineffectual as possible. Our current gun laws are riddled with loopholes and allow people to amass enormous arsenals of military-style weapons with virtually no restrictions.
Criminals will always find a way to get guns no matter what measures we take, so what's the point? The question isn't whether we could snap our fingers and make every gun disappear. It's whether we can make it harder for criminals to get guns, and harder for an unbalanced person with murderous intent to kill so many people.Feb 19, · Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, uncovers the obscured and barbaric history of slavery to unearth important lessons that can and will shape the future.
Except for murder, slavery has got to be one of the most immoral things a person can do. Yet slavery is rampant throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments. Jul 20, · Now, it has become so politically correct to call slavery wrong that many of us, when faced with a form of enslavement we agree with, attempt to say it is not slavery.
Of course, to really get a basic idea of why slavery may or may not be wrong, we need to define it. Slavery is wrong because it violates the principles of the Declaration of Independence, which include equality, the right to life, liberty, and consent to be goverened.
Defenders of slavery argued that the sudden end to the slave economy would have had a profound and killing economic impact in the South where reliance on slave labor was the foundation of their economy.
Slavery is wrong because it a denies a human the most fundamental aspects of their humanity. This is manifested in a number of ways, some not exclusive to slavery, but that’s what it boils down to.
It reduces a human to a possession, and denies th.