Another week, another shooting

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  1. kandb

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    Not racist. Irish & American are not a races.
     
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  4. LSUmiss

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    That’s not the same a “mass shootings”.
     
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    Wubar Stop asking about "worth". Totally subjective.

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    Not true. The reasons for why the shootings changes based on who did the shootings. Motivation for mass shootings of innocent victims is usually far different from inner city crime often related to drugs & poverty.
     
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    That is ONE person. Don't categorize a group on one persons stupid post.
     
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    If we were talking about crime en toto, I'd cite those stats. For mass shootings, it is what it is. This thread is about yet ANOTHER mass shooting in the US. But, if you want to start a new one and discuss crime overall, cool. I'll play along:)

    ETA: Those statistics are interesting too. I mean, the person who is most likely to kill my WASPy butt, is my equally WASPy husband.
     
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    Other issue if we are going to call extreme racism & hatred mental illness, there would be no treatment or prevention.
     
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    Wubar Stop asking about "worth". Totally subjective.

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    I doubt some low ranking person is the one in charge of posting things on the official NRA twitter feed. I'm sure that tweet had to be given the green light by all sorts of upper management before being posted.
     
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    Friendly message board might be an overstretch, but the thread seems to be going better then most.
     
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    I think a lot of these shootings have to do with the breakdown of the American family. Families are not the way they used to be when I was growing up. Parents are not as involved in their childrens lives and unfortunately, approximately 50% of children come from broken homes. I know many will not want to hear this but I think it has really contributed to many children growing up unstable.
     
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    @Soldier's*Sweeties brings up a great point about the grayness of mental illness though, and you bring up a great point too. No one thinks they're a racist.
     
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    This is the twitter feed of the NRA. The social media spokesman of the NRA. If this is the opinion of one person and not the organization at an administrative level, their social media person should be fired.
     
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    This is a great question. Just a few thoughts I have on it and I have not read all of the pages, so forgive me if this has already been said.

    The level of happiness in other countries is much higher. I know other countries have mental illness, but the level in the US is much higher. There is very little recess in school. Most families have both parents working and working way beyond typical working hours. We do not have easy access to affordable healthcare. Our foods are way more processed than other countries which is proven to impact mental health. We do not teach kids responsibility or coping skills the way most countries do. We have extreme levels of rich and extreme levels of poverty. Our military is larger than most 1st world countries and have been involved in more war, therefore resulting in more military with PTSD.

    Those are just a few of my thoughts on why we have these issues versus other countries.
     
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    They said white. Is black a race? Most people despite their color come from different countries. I always thought racism was based on skin color. In fact I'm 100% sure that's what it's based on.
     
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    I agree with everything you said except the extreme rich and poor. We have high percentage of middle class. We are not a socialist country. I'm guessing most people on this board fall into the middle class category.
     
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    But they are less likely to involve completely innocent ppl at least in my city.
     

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