School shootings have gone up dramatically since 1990. What has changed? First, the Gun Free School Zone act, sponsored by Joe Biden, went into effect, was found unconstitutional, and was then reenacted with intense lobbying by President Clinton. School shootings have increased at least four fold since the act was implemented, making schools a popular target full of unarmed victims for mass shooters.
Second, the major media, with a clear desire to pass anti-gun legislation in a media-induced emotional frenzy, has given school shootings enormous coverage far beyond other events that are as horrific. This coverage amounts to shouting “Fire!” in a crowded school.
As is well documented in Loren Coleman’s book “The Copycat Effect”, published in 2004, when the media create a firestorm of coverage of events such as this, it provides incentive for unstable individuals to do the same sort of crime.
We may be grateful that the media is so intent on disarming the population. If it promoted arson attacks as spectacularly as it does mass shootings, the death toll could be much higher.
According to FBI statistics, more people are killed each year with a hammer or a club, than with a gun. Yet I don't hear the libs yelling for hammer or bat bans or control. More people are killed on the highway each year, yet there is no cry for car confiscation.
If a law abiding Citizen has to give up their arms, then EVERYONE, up to and including the President of the U.S has to be disarmed. That list includes, Secret Service, FBI, ALL civil Law Enforcement officers, BATF, Treasury, Border Patrol, all military branches, all private "security" companies, etc. I'm tired of the liberals telling me I can't have a weapon, when they have ARMED guards, or their own concealed carry weapon. What a bunch of HYPOCRITES!!
Save the fetus, but let the mom get beaten to death, or shot, or raped.
. . .gotta love these guys.
I was incarcerated by the WI DOC, I was made extremely sick by them, became wheelchair bound. was rehabilitating, transferred to another facility, forced to traverse stairs, under threat of disciplinary action...I was experiencing great pain, tearing sensations in my legs/knees, of which I brought to the medical staff's attention numerous times, my condition was downplayed, I was even told (off the record) that my injuries exceed their area of medical expertise, that I needed off facility medical attention, but due to budgetary concerns, prison cost overruns, I would never receive it, this went on for many months.
Finally I was released, having to use a cane, could barely walk, still am that way. I went to my private doctors was told that I have significant damage to my knees, need complex surgeries to correct if possible. Before being in custody, I had a career as a shipbuilder, worked over 2000 hour years, with employee package of 50k, annually...walked into prison, left crippled, now am on disability, and need many surgeries to help me. I am having trouble getting my DOC med records from the WI DOC and the community clinic here, that I signed the release for them to have them in the first place. I do not know who to turn to for help; the WI DOC ruined my life.
I have an extensive info pack available for review. Thank you. I was incarcerated by the WI DOC, I was made extremely sick by them, became wheelchair bound. was rehabilitating, transferred to another facility, forced to traverse stairs, under threat of disciplinary action...I was experiencing great pain, tearing sensations in my legs/knees, of which I brought to the medical staff's attention numerous times, my condition was downplayed, I was even told (off the record) that my injuries exceed their area of medical expertise, that I needed off facility medical attention, but due to budgetary concerns, prison cost overruns, I would never receive it, this went on for many months.
Finally I was released, having to use a cane, could barely walk, still am that way. I went to my private doctors was told that I have significant damage to my knees, need complex surgeries to correct if possible. Before being in custody, I had a career as a shipbuilder, worked over 2000 hour years, with employee package of 50k, annually...walked into prison, left crippled, now am on disability, and need many surgeries to help me. I am having trouble getting my DOC med records from the WI DOC and the community clinic here, that I signed the release for them to have them in the first place. I do not know who to turn to for help; the WI DOC ruined my life. I have an extensive info pack available for review. Thank you.
I have contacted many government officials, lawyers, etc…have been told that there are many, “fronts” for which I have grounds for lawsuit. I have been also advised to seek, “media attention”, to achieve notoriety, then, “they” (attorneys, others I assume) will be “falling over themselves” to represent me. I don’t know about any of that stuff…all I know is that I have been done a great injustice, one for which I have did everything humanly possible to overcome, suffered greatly then, now and into the future as well for my condition. I am not ‘crying’…just hope to have someone see what has happened to me, to help me, to see that the wrongs against me, the ones that perpetrated those wrongs are acknowledged by the proper authorities, I receive ‘justice’, which is overdue.…Sincerely, Kenneth Carson…
SO.. DRUG LORDS, CHILD MOLESTERS, RIGHT WING BILLIONAIRES, AND OTHER CRIMINALS COULD BE INFLUENCING OUR ELECTIONS, AND WE WOULD NEVER KNOW ABOUT IT BECAUSE THE LAW DOES NOT REQUIRE FULL DISCLOSURE OF WHERE THESE MONIES COME FROM??? Well, at least the recent do nothing Republican dominated Congress accomplished SOMETHING.. they wrote laws that allows this nonsense... the criminals can use theior billions to speak freely, BUT YOU BETTER NOT GET CAUGHT SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THE FAR RIGHT AND THEIR """"LEGAL""" SHENANIGANS!!
I had to stop reading after about the 11th paragraph .... the stupidity was to much for me to take.... settling ponds , drain fields, which would be cheaper then an injection well and you could recover 90 % of the uranium from settling pond and a drain field just under the surface would get rid of the water and by the time it percolated or soaked through 100 feet of rock it would be crystal clean,,,, all without the electricity it would take to run an injection well... a little thought is to much to ask...
Hundreds of millions spent, hundreds of thousands of hours wasted, every passenger inconvenienced, all because we won't profile people based on logic and reason.
Israel seems to have a pretty good system in their airports - profiling based on 1) who has a history of doing harm 2) psychological profiling 3) body language profiling.
Having a hard time remembering when they last had multiple planes high-jacked and crashed into important symbols of freedom. Yet, they sit right in the middle of millions of people who want them dead. Seems like we could learn from them.
A clear violation of the 4th Amendment. Neither party in Congress, nor the courts for that matter, give a tinker's damn about the Constitution unless it serves their political and economic interests. Shame on us for allowing this.
i am ashamed of our leaders. 73 senators unwilling to stand up for the individual liberties that are America's core values dating back to 1776. so much for American exceptionalism... they're turning us into just another police state.
Congress is nothing more -- and nothing less -- than the enforcer of lobbies.
As disgusting as that it, the very idea that a single man could hurt 330 million Americans instead of asking 1% to pay 3% more taxes -- which wouldn't change their lifestyles one iota -- is enough to have him brought up for trial, in my opinion. I don't care how "legal" it is, I don't think 1 man should have the final say over 330 million others.
Why don't we just go back to a King or Queen or change to a Monarchy?
To suggest the American people have a voice in government is bullshit. We just spoke just 2 months ago. We said what we wanted. Our government is based on a majority ruling.
The Right -- as a majority under Bush's win for 8 years -- got its way. The country met its demand. It got to continue the Trickle Down system and threw us into chaos and near economic ruin. It doesn't work.
The Left -- as a majority under Clinton for 8 years -- got its way too. The country met the Clinton administration's demand. Taxes on the rich were raised a paltry 3% (a FORTUNE to the middle class), a raise that didn't hurt their lifestyle the tiniest bit. It was as though nothing changed except how many millions it owned. The economy blossomed. The deficit cleared up. The first surplus in history was realized. 23 million jobs were added to the American production machine, 8th greatest number of jobs added in all of our history.
There is not a single saving grace about the Bush administration. Not one. Nothing he did meant anything for anyone -- except 1% of the 330 million.
Republicans owe those 330 million the decency and fair play of working with the current president. Rather, they are setting a dangerous precedent for the future in which Democrats are being invited to "get even" and exact retribution when they are in power.
Is this the melting pot of all thoughts, all colors, all religions, all ideas, all inventions coming together in a give-and-take way, in compromise, to build the mightiest country on the planet -- power and wealth the powerful and wealthy can be thankful to compromise that made them powerful and wealthy?
I have lost all respect for the Right. It is about 100% greed, for the 1%. Nothing else matters.
Cherry picking data to fit your agenda is easy, isn't it Mark! Obama is the worst president this country has ever had. He is also the first Marxist president, and as such has worked to stamp out American exceptionalism. Obama care is a horrable wound that very well could kill off this once great nation.
GOPTpublicans are so pissed they didn't win the election. . .if they can't run America, then they'll destroy it.
Never have so few,
screwed up so much,
for so many. . . . .
Two years ago, John Boehner promised to be "laser focused on jobs and the economy." So what has the GOP House been up to?
House Bills passed:
46 Bills on Abortion
113 Bills on Religion
73 Bills on Family Relationships
36 Bills on Marriage
72 Bills on Firearms
604 Bills on Taxation
437 Bills on Govt Investigations
Bills attempted and failed to be passed even by the GOP:
33 attempts to Defund Obamacare - failed
15 attempts to Cut Funding for Planned Parenthood - failed
3 Attempts to Cut Funding for VA Hospitals - failed.
GOP blocked bills:
Blocked bill to aid small business
Blocked unemployment extension
Blocked Bank Reform bills
Blocked Campaign Finance Reform and Open Contributions Law
Blocked MULTIPLE Jobs Bills
Blocked Infrastructure Bill
Blocked Ending Tax Breaks for companies that Outsource Jobs
Blocked Wall Street Reform
Blocked Energy Legislation
Blocked Mine Safety Bill
Blocked Oil Spill Liability Cap increase
Blocked Bill to lower Oil Company Tax Breaks
Blocked Bill to impose charging American Oil Companies on Oil achieved in the Gulf
Number of TRUE Jobs Bills even allowed to come to a vote in the House....NONE.
Too bad their weren't some armed teachers on hand.
If we deported all the NRA members and kept Piers, our average IQ would increase by 10 points. And our children would be safer too.
Does Mr. Morgan not have 1st amendment rights?
"The only thing better than a bad guy with a gun, is a bad guy without a gun." posted by Mark Middleton
Sadly, the only one with the guns will be the bad guys if you outlaw ALL guns.. (I have no problem banning assault weapons). Remember prohibition - the bad guys had the alcohol and it led to organized crime growing worse. How about drugs, sadly, the bad guys get all the drugs they want it seems... How will it be any different with guns?
what an insensitive, cruel, self serving statement! The assumption that senseless mass murders only occur in schools indicates ignorance of the issue. The silly statement that 'guns don't kill people' is too absurd to merit consideration. Guns are designed for one purpose-to kill--be it animals, birds, people. It's time for this society to get beyond the 'killing' mentality.
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