About the Texas massacre and easy access to guns.

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These political threads just divide the community. I hate them.
True, it is obvious, since this is the salient feature of politics (and western democracy): and that is not bad. But in this case they are arguing over previous, stupid issues of their own. It sounds to me like two kindergarten children bickering about language, meaning and wordplay.
 

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True, it is obvious, since this is the salient feature of politics (and western democracy): and that is not bad. But in this case they are arguing over previous, stupid issues of their own. It sounds to me like two kindergarten children bickering about language, meaning and wordplay.
You can blame those pro-gun hypocrites, especially one, for their double standards and childish behaviour. I usually don't let it slide if someone slights me. Even more so when they mix it with nonsensical "arguments" in direct contradiction with each other.
 

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These political threads just divide the community. I hate them.

If you go to the places you appreciate about GBATemp, you won't see *this* as so much. Some people create accounts just to participate in this subforum. Some people like to participate in politics just to argue. I admit that I am one of them. Despite that, I would be glad to help Dark_ansem in modding his switch.
 

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For real. The rest of the world needs to start treating the US like the third-world country it is now, sending humanitarian aid and giving us cost-efficient paths for migrating to countries with a much higher floor for social spending. Start running some, "for XX cents a day you could put body armor on American kindergartners" commercials. Then maybe a few politicians might feel the need to do something about it, though still probably not enough.
Equally for real: I think those politicians wouldn't get the sarcasm and just support the initiative.
 

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I'm sure the big hypocritical snowflakes already did, and considering the obvious bias of the moderation team, which we are all aware of, action is coming. Because you know, Freedom of Speech is only for them to spew their bile, when it's thrown back at them it's hate speech.
Kid, if the mods really were what you are saying they were, you'd be banned the moment you came out against abortion.

But they aren't, you just want a scapegoat to blame problems on.

also, for what it's worth, reporting is stupid unless they're actually breaking rules (spam, threatening violence)

As far as I can tell, you've been (technically) innocent, so I'd have no reason to ban you.
 
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also, for what it's worth, reporting is stupid unless they're actually breaking rules (spam, threatening violence)

As far as I can tell, you've been (technically) innocent, so I'd have no reason to ban you.
Isn't offending a user and calling him a stupid, ignorant, hypocrite breaking the rules? I see nothing innocent in that. Have you ever read the rules of this site?:
"Do not "flame", "bash", "troll" or harass others. Blatantly offensive comments or actions directed at others will not be tolerated. While we do allow members to debate and voice their own opinions, there will be a limit to how far a heated debate can go before it is closed by staff. If you harass someone you will be disciplined. Period."
Whether each of the staff acts at their own discretion, as it suits them, is another matter....
 

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Isn't offending a user and calling him a stupid, ignorant, hypocrite breaking the rules? I see nothing innocent in that. Have you ever read the rules of this site?:
"Do not "flame", "bash", "troll" or harass others. Blatantly offensive comments or actions directed at others will not be tolerated. While we do allow members to debate and voice their own opinions, there will be a limit to how far a heated debate can go before it is closed by staff. If you harass someone you will be disciplined. Period."
Whether each of the staff acts at their own discretion, as it suits them, is another matter....
I mean, if you want to report them, go ahead, but I see no point in getting upset over words on a screen.

And yes, I've read the rules. I choose not to break them though, I don't choose to report people unless it's really egregious or something that makes my or someone else's access hell. (Spam and threatening violence, like that. Not some meanie words said in a rude way.)
 

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I mean, if you want to report them, go ahead, but I see no point in getting upset over words on a screen.
It is no longer necessary (I wouldn't have done it anyway). The waters have calmed down, and we have already clarified in PM. And I discovered with pleasure that one of them is also my compatriot...:rofl2:
 

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The second amendment makes sense in a huge country like the USA where police can't be everywhere but can't your two political parties agree on a rework on gun laws?

Like having weapons registered to a person so gun owners need to be more responsible what happens with their guns.
Just like how you need a license plate for a car.
 
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The second amendment makes sense in a huge country like the USA where police can't be everywhere but can't your two political parties agree on a rework on gun laws?

Like having weapons registered to a person so gun owners need to be more responsible what happens with their guns.
Just like how you need a license plate for a car.

The Right to Bare Arms. true
 

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Apparently in Texas (and perhaps elsewhere) guns are easily found in some supermarkets, accessible even to kids.
One idiot interviewed by our italian reporter replied that gun ownership is in the DNA of Texans, and nothing can be done about it.
What kind of idiocy is this? That something is customary, and part of the past and tradition, does not mean it is right or necessary.
If it were really so, we would still be in the Stone Age, and we would not yet have taken a step toward civilization and peaceful and productive cooperation. A sign of maturity and growth is to overcome the dead past and old-fashioned, irrational and counterproductive traditions in favor of a mature, responsible attitude that brings peace, security and prosperity for all (as much as possible).
Unfortunately, this backward mentality and the attitude of underestimating the problem will bring more catastrophes in the U.S. in the near future, Heaven grant that I'm wrong...
Then, If I think about the behavior of the new generations, I'm even more pessimistic...
 

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The metal detectors could be built as the frame of the entrance door. Less obtrusive, less possible to evade too. Doesn't have to be a stand-alone apparatus like we're used to seeing at airports, courthouses.
Maybe they can add barbed wire, guard towers, and attack dogs while they're at it. Welcome to the first day of school, kids!

That this situation is indirectly due to the constitution and the difficulty of modifying it is absurd: it was created to protect individuals, and instead, becoming almost untouchable and unchangeable, paradoxically threatens their safety and rights.
It's not that the requirements for changing the Constitution are too strict. It's that the US is so divided now it can't agree on anything. The US system was specifically designed to require compromise and to operate on consensus only. When politicians spend all their time calling the other side evil and seeing compromise as a loss of moral purity, it's impossible to get anything done.

Are you serious or are you exaggerating? If so, it is blatant nonsense! Welp, americans, who understands them !?! 🤔
He's making a joke about this particular shooting. The police stood around and did nothing for an hour instead of going into the school and killing the shooter. This was the normal thing to do 20 years ago, but most police departments now send officers into the school immediately, rather than waiting for SWAT to arrive. It's not clear yet why the police waited so long.
 
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I'm not left enough that I believe AR's or guns as a whole should be banned...I feel that anyone should be able to own guns......except those with criminal tendencies (domestic violence etc) concerning mental health issues or violent felonies. I think even individuals who have been prescribed anti-depressants or anti-psychotics should not be allowed.

This is what Red Flag laws would do, and the GQP is stonewalling any progress while parents are picking coffins. Sure, you can always acquire weapons illegally...but these laws are a deterrent to make obtaining these weapons of destruction are harder and not as easy.

Some are even going to the NRA convention THE SAME WEEK, with no shame and spouting the same thoughts and prayers "heartbroken" NRA scripted tweets while they get paid under the table to ensure that nothing changes.
 
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Maybe they can add barbed wire, guard towers, and attack dogs while they're at it. Welcome to the first day of school, kids!


Any kid who's been through an airport or into a government building has already experienced it. (security at entrance and metal detector, not your hyperbolic bs.) Even the public library in my (not big) town has it.


Apparently in Texas (and perhaps elsewhere) guns are easily found in some supermarkets, accessible even to kids.

Source/proof.
 

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America should do an experiment, strict gun control in every state except Texas. Let's keep letting people get easy access to AR style weapons in Texas then after a few years compare how many school shootings Texas has compared to the rest of the states. You have to remember most of these school shooters are using legally acquired guns, these teenagers behind the sprees aren't going to the black market to pick up their guns and ammo. That embers ghost waifu guy bought his shotgun shells online, they delivered them in a big box, he couldn't believe how easy it was.
 

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[about guns at the supermarket] Source/proof.
Is this perhaps a question?
On our news, an Italian reporter went to buy a rifle for her son at a supermarket in Texas, and the clerk explained to her how it works, that it is easy to use, smiling with satisfaction.
Will it be true? Will it be exaggerated? Will it be the usual journalistic sunt? Who knows?!?...🤔
 
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