Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US
Posted by: JMac ()
Date: February 28, 2013 05:34PM

No, it's not the same. I'm an American and live in the US.

The problem is that Americans take it as an insult, a slight on their country and go into kneejerk defense mode.

Yes, it happens everywhere. But not nearly with the frequency as in the US, which exponentially hold the record for firearm massacres. In fact, in 2012, massacres were at an all time high in the US, and thus the world. It's not just the two or three big ones you heard about in a high profile way.

And then there's the problem behind the problem, which is the mindset. Americans are unique in that they have a hardcore gun culture quite unlike other countries, where the value of having guns - any kind of gun, whether it's high capacity, rapid fire, made for maximizing kills the way the military would want to - is equated with freedom above all others. Because it's a misunderstood constitutional right. The mindset is infected, it's a cultural wrong turn. And this feeds the frequency, informs the laws, and influences the choices (among other things that converge here).

What Americans don't seem to understand is that no one is going to take away their guns. They can have a fucking rifle, a pistol, a shotgun. But guns mean so much more to them, to the point of unreason...why do I have to stop there? Why can't I buy a rapid fire assault rifle? Etc. Pointless. Either you get it or you don't.

I'm making a sweeping generalization, but the fact remains that you only have to deal with this cultural infection in the US. It's endemic, almost.

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O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 620 SNorander 02/27/2013 11:45PM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 327 rocknut 02/27/2013 11:54PM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 265 Walk In The Shadows 02/28/2013 02:12AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 270 Doug Wolfgang 02/28/2013 01:39AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 247 SNorander 02/28/2013 01:51AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 214 backwhereubelong 02/28/2013 01:54AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 234 rocknut 02/28/2013 01:59AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 218 backwhereubelong 02/28/2013 02:14AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 220 rocknut 02/28/2013 02:39AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 173 backwhereubelong 02/28/2013 02:45AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 206 AndyC 02/28/2013 04:20AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 204 SNorander 02/28/2013 04:58AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 207 Troy 02/28/2013 04:21AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 192 Walk In The Shadows 02/28/2013 04:40AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 189 Doug Wolfgang 02/28/2013 05:04AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 182 SNorander 02/28/2013 05:10AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 186 Doug Wolfgang 02/28/2013 05:12AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 175 SNorander 02/28/2013 05:19AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 167 Troy 02/28/2013 05:40AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 187 SNorander 02/28/2013 05:43AM
It was Norway 240 rocknut 02/28/2013 05:15AM
Re: It was Norway 218 Walk In The Shadows 02/28/2013 05:25AM
Re: It was Norway 214 rocknut 02/28/2013 05:26AM
Re: It was Norway 207 SNorander 02/28/2013 05:30AM
Re: It was Norway... 184 Geir 02/28/2013 07:28AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 183 Troy 02/28/2013 05:56AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 194 SNorander 02/28/2013 04:59AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 164 Troy 02/28/2013 07:53AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 163 Doug Wolfgang 02/28/2013 08:17AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 142 Troy 02/28/2013 08:46AM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 147 Daredevil 02/28/2013 06:49PM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US139 JMac 02/28/2013 05:34PM
Re: O/T for those who say mass shooting only happen in the US 176 Michael Eaton 02/28/2013 06:06PM
No They Happen All Over The World 184 pure666metal 02/28/2013 06:21PM
Re: No They Happen All Over The World 181 Doug Wolfgang 03/01/2013 01:39AM
Re: No They Happen All Over The World 161 rocknut 03/01/2013 05:14AM
Re: No They Happen All Over The World 171 Walk In The Shadows 03/01/2013 05:32AM
Re: No They Happen All Over The World 131 Troy 03/01/2013 08:21AM
Re: No They Happen All Over The World 126 SNorander 03/01/2013 12:00PM
Re: No They Happen All Over The World 116 AndyC 03/01/2013 09:07PM


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