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Another Mass Shooting In America And Concrete Ways To Stop The Violence

February 25, 2016

Tonight America has yet another reason to hang our head in collective shame.  We allow gun violence to happen by our silence and acceptance that the NRA can buy congress and control too many state legislatures.

Today four people were killed, including the gunman, and 14 others were injured after a series of shootings in rural Kansas.

So what can we do about the carnage and the endless supply of guns?

Simply put we need strict gun control in this country. 

I want to see an end to the high-capacity ammunition clips that are meant solely to be used for the killing of people.  My readers know the only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a gun is to kill a lot of people very quickly.  As such these high-capacity clips simply should not be on the market.

Limit the types of guns that can be manufactured, and do the same with ammo.  No one is talking about ending hunting, but the so-called dum-dum bullets and hollow-point bullets, and types of weapons that are designed to slaughter people are not the ones folks are taking out to the woods to kill a deer, therefore drastically limit their manufacture.

I support coded ammo to track who purchased it, and also having laws on the books that would place a penalty for those who do not lock their guns up, thereby creating ‘an attractive nuisance’.

I want to see the assault weapons ban again the law of the land.

We need to allow technology to be used to disallow anyone other than the owner from firing a weapon.

Finally I want funding to be restored, the funding that the NRA chokes off,  for federal research on gun violence.

There is just no way a sane person can watch the weekly slaughter and remain quiet.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Solly permalink
    March 2, 2016 1:24 PM

    And it’s probably a much longer list, but we’ll never know. Because the same 2nd amendment fanatics don’t believe in the first amendment of free speech and a free media. In Wisconsin, and probably other states, they prohibit anyone from getting the information of whether a person has a concealed carry permit. So when there is a shooting or altercation, the cops can’t say and the press can’t ask. (and also, the cops can’t check when they approach a vehicle or house when there’s a domestic violence call.) Similarly, in Texas, you can use a gubment-issued concealed carry permit as voter i.d., but not a gubment issued student i.d. And the Wisconsin repugnants have made sure that the gubment issued food stamps card with a photo i.d. on it that they propose can’t be used as voter i.d. Nothing blatant there.

  2. orlin sellers permalink
    March 2, 2016 12:38 PM

    Why does no one ever talk about the role Big Pharma and legal drugs play a part in these tragedies.

  3. March 2, 2016 10:05 AM

    Yes, Pk, that is precisely what the facts show.

    http://concealedcarrykillers.org/mass-shootings-committed-by-concealed-carry-killers/

  4. gbmphillips61 permalink
    March 2, 2016 9:00 AM

    “The death toll includes 29 mass killings of three or more people by concealed carry shooters who took 139 lives” are you saying that all 29 events were done by people who were legally licensed to conceal carry?

  5. March 1, 2016 10:36 PM

    A broken clock is still correct twice a day. And pkarm is like that clock. What he fails to understand is that there is a myth about the ‘need’ for citizens to have a permitted concealed weapon. It does not make for a safer person who carries, as the stats have demonstrated. Since 2007, at least 763 people have been killed in 579 shootings that did not involve self-defense. Tellingly, the vast majority of these concealed-carry, licensed shooters killed themselves or others rather than taking down a perpetrator. The death toll includes 29 mass killings of three or more people by concealed carry shooters who took 139 lives; 17 police officers shot to death. Most tellingly in the ultimate contradiction of concealed carry as a personal safety factor was the fact of 223 suicides. Compared with the 579 non-self-defense, concealed-carry shootings, there were only 21 cases in which self-defense was determined to be a factor.

  6. March 1, 2016 7:12 PM

    Concealed Carry saves kidnapped victim in Green Bay. http://wbay.com/2016/03/01/crazy-night-police-detail-events-leading-up-to-abduction-green-bay-shooting/

  7. February 27, 2016 2:18 PM

    Patsy,

    I sincerely echo you comments. Thank you.

  8. Patsy Buckley permalink
    February 27, 2016 2:07 PM

    I’m sick over more shootings…people need to wake up..at every massacre what is the common thread….Guns..guns & more guns
    Now 14 yr olds to have guns in Iowa..
    Plus the GOP TRIBE inciting anger and violence with their vitriol every day on tv..and all other media with the general press smiling..laughing at the the newest , latest outrageous statements being made by the leaders in the race..
    I already miss the elegance and the measured speech of President Obama. .

  9. February 26, 2016 11:03 AM

    I would hope and trust you then also desire to spend more federal and state dollars to hire the workers that are required to do what you suggest. I am not opposed to your idea at all, but we need to have the funds and employees to make it happen.

  10. Robert permalink
    February 26, 2016 7:52 AM

    How about putting criminals away for longer. If you see there records it’s a shame the courts let them out to do more crime. We have enough laws now ENFORCE the ones we have!

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