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purplehaze posted:
shavez posted:
purplehaze posted:
irwin posted:

It's our violent culture.  Every house in Switzerland has a gun.  Every house in Israel has a gun.  Almost no gun crime in either place.

We have very little illiteracy in the US because we teach kids how to read.  We have violence because we teach violence. 

 

Nailed it, irwin.  No one is born a neo-Nazi.  It all starts at home.

PH

True. But it gets a whole hell of a lot worse if they can simply stroll into their neighbourhood Walmart and buy guns and ammo.

No argument from me.  My concern is that even if we totally ended all weapon sales in the US today, there are 270 million firearms, including just shy of 2 million assault weapons.  Without a profound cultural shift in our country, we are all at risk every day.

PH

Simply need to look at a few other countries in the world that had similar problems and solved it.  Ie Australia. 

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