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Can you believe that there was another shooting? Can you believe there have been 44 school shootings just this year? Can you even try to find a reason as to why this continues to happen? Can you imagine what these people are going through? Can you feel the pain they feel? Can you feel how scared they are? Can you think of a way to stop this? Can you make any sense of this? Can you find a way to keep others safe? Can our kids go to school and be safe? Can we go to work and be safe? Can we find a way to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people? Can we work together to find a solution? Can we try to help the people who are so sick? Can we just stop this violence? Can I do something? Can you do something? Can we work together to do something? Can we please find a solution?  

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    1. I agree that guns are not necessary at all. I guess if you like to shoot them then it would make sense to have a place to maybe use them, like a rental at a gun club, like bowling shoes? I don’t know. All I know is that it is so messed up that all of these people feel that they are entitled or have any right to take the life of another person. Yes, they may be mentally ill, and yes they might not be in their right minds, but somewhere isn’t there still a piece of sanity? I mean if someone can walk into a school, shoot kids then have enough sense to shoot themselves so they don’t have to live with the consequences they there is something there. So many people don’t agree with me but I think if some of these crimes were treated with a harsh punishment then some of it would stop. I mean doesn’t it start with kids when they are little? You do something bad, you get in trouble. This is why bullies get as far as they do. Adults want to talk it out, talk it through. No! They need to have some sort of punishment so that they realize when you are cruel to another being there are consequences. Then you stop the bullies, you stop all the kids growing up all screwed up from being bullied. Punish parents who abuse kids. Punish sexual offenders. Back in the day, there weren’t all of these perpetrators out there wrecking the lives of young people because they were punished after the first mistake. Sorry, I will get off my soapbox. I just get so angry with how violent this world has become, how the US has become.

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      1. I kinda wanted – still do want) to say more on the topic, but probably saying it in the aftermath of a shooting is not the best time. I don’t want my view to be mistaken for a kneejerk reaction.
        There is a problem that a guy wants to pull a trigger and end someone’s life. But, frankly, that problem exists everywhere. There are people the world over who would do this.
        There is a second problem – and this is unique to the USA – in that it permits people the means to carry this out. Other countries, people will go somewhere and cool off, worst case they might knife someone, but only in America are they allowed to kill so many people in one fell swoop.

        But as I say in my repost, I’m beyond sad about it. I see the politicians with a “ride the storm” attitude – Trump will make the noises about being upset but won’t do sh*t – and I’m not sad, I’m angry.

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      2. I agree, but we should be careful not to make this personal. Trump is useless but not really any more than other presidents. Even Clinton and Obama were pretty useless. I think the US needs not just so make progress, but also to change the political environment so as to allow progress to be made. Fix how a pressure group can buy off both candidates, for example.

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      3. Actually, mentally ill people are more likely to be the victims of gun violence than the perpetrators.

        I think you are asking the right questions. I have researched and written two posts about gun violence. I don’t know if any of the information will help you, but I have taken the liberty to provide the links because what I learned enlarged my perspective—and the second post shows some promising programs.

        https://annieasksyou.com/2019/09/22/about-those-guns/

        https://annieasksyou.com/2019/09/29/about-those-guns-this-time-some-better-news-part-2-of-2/

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  1. Reblogged this on From Cave Walls and commented:
    I followed Fandango’s link here to Christine’s post. She asks the questions many of us have been asking for years. I think it is important to be vocal. To take a stand and use that as momentum when we go to the polls. Our legislators have ‘normalized’ these horrors so much, I can always see the responses before they are spewed all over the news. I knew after Sandy Hook how little we as a whole disregard the lives our children. No parent or child should face these kinds of fears. We must take ownership of our part when we vote for people who do not care about the future of our children.

    Thank you Christine, for giving voice to the questions all Americans should be asking.

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    1. Maggie, read my reply to Stroke Survivor UK. I get so fired up and angry at the complacency of violence in our country. I say in the US because I really don’t know how other countries are and I don’t want to make judgment calls.

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  2. It’s heartbreaking that shootings happen in our schools. I can’t begin to imagine the impact on the children, their families, and the school staff. So, now there is more security, humans, and technology, but what about getting to the real cause? Children have access to guns! How and why!

    Excellent post and thank you for following BrewNSpew.

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