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AndyS

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Don't let this die.



If we do, children die with it.

For the love of God, do not stand down . . .

From NPR: 12 stats to help inform the gun control debate

100
Number of people killed by guns in the U.S., every day

12
Number of children who die every day from gun violence in the U.S.

950
School shootings since Sandy Hook, including 27 school shootings so far this year.

18 to 21
Peak ages for violent offending with firearms

8 million
Number of AR-15s and its variations in circulation

9 in 10
Number of people who will die after attempting suicide with a gun

98
Percentage of mass shooters who are men

89
Percentage of gun owners who favor preventing the "mentally ill" from purchasing guns

77
Percentage of gun owners who favor background checks at private sales and gun shows

54
Percentage of gun deaths that are suicides; 43% are murders

79
Percentage of murders that involved a firearm

These are sick people . . .





I had thought that by now; 4 days after 19 children, two teachers were killed and

17 more were wounded by a weapon designed as a prototype for the Vietnam War I would be able to put together a coherant post.

Sorry, I got nothin'.

I've been at this for 40 years and at it in earnest since December 14, 2012. I simply can't comprehend the clusterfuck that unfolded in Uvalde.

I've pieced together the following from eye witnesses, law enforcement and dependable reporting:

trained police (19 of them) were on the scene for at least 40 minutes while the shooter had free run of four classrooms.

teachers told students to be quiet yet police on the scene ran down the halls yelling, 'If you need help call out!' One forth grade girl did and was shot by the 'active shooter' they were hiding from.

while the police (19 of them) milled around afraid to go in a mother broke through the police line, jumped the fence and got her two children out of the school.

EVERY SINGLE THING WE WERE TOLD IN THE FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE WAS A BALD FACED LIE.

The 'Good Guys With Guns' didn't protect those children. Not here and not at dozens of other school shootings.

Would any of the defenders of guns like to come forth and tell me how more guns are going to stop this? Any of you I've 'discussed' this with in the past? You know who your are. The defenders of guns in every situation. The heros and video game wannabes? The ones who see this happen and respond to our calls for change saying, 'Good luck with that' or 'The current Supreme Court will decide the next case in the RIGHT way?

Anybody?






Your vote doesn't count, your cash does.



Only 9% of those polled want less gun regulation yet state after state relax gun laws.

We all know how to change that. Nonprofit Organizations Making Progress Towards Gun Control

We know how to lower gun violence . . .

Let's talk about America, guns and the law . . .

Yeah, lets loosen more gun laws . . . (sarcasm)




On average 50 people a month are killed under Stand Your Ground Laws.
Source

Chandler McClellan and Erdal Tekin, “Stand Your Ground Laws, Homicides, and Injuries,” Journal of Human Resources 52, no. 3 (2017): 621–653.

Samantha Bee for the win . . .

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