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  • Gullekian
    Gullekian wrote:
    Isn't it obvious that more Americans will die needlessly as a result of this chaos??.....

    Already, more than 30,000 Americans die in gun violence every year (compared to the 17 who died last year in terrorist attacks)."
    "Last week's Boston's terrorist attack is a tiny percentage of more than 3,500 Americans killed by guns in the past four months – a total that even surpasses the number of Americans who died on 9/11 ....

    So Why does America lose its head over 'terror' but ignore its daily gun deaths?

    A common sense if not outright ironic question that no one seems capable of answering....

    "At the same time that investigators were in the midst of a high-profile manhunt for the marathon bombers that ended on Friday evening, 38 more Americans – with little fanfare – died from gun violence. One was a 22-year old resident of Boston"

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:
    > implying Boston bombing was terrorism

  • High Priest
    High Priest wrote:

    Authorities are investigating the slayings of five people whose bodies were found in a house in the tiny Scott County community of Manchester. A suspect is in custody.

    Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond says the victims were found early Wednesday morning in the southwestern Illinois community, 50 miles west of Springfield. She didn't have any details on the deaths or the circumstances surrounding the capture of the suspect.

    A school superintendent in the area says he was informed by sheriffs early Wednesday morning that the victims had been shot to death. Les Stevens of the North Greene School District says he canceled classes because authorities warned him at the time that the suspect was at large. The district has since been informed that the man was captured.http://news.yahoo.com/police-5-people-found-dead-small-ill-town-141757368.html

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:
    I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam, of course. But in Michigan, where hunting is not just a sport but an ecological imperative to control the deer population in the absence of their natural predators.

    Guns just don't belong in urban areas and no one needs much other than a shotgun for home defense. That said, disarming heavily-armed bunker-building redneck gun freaks is politically impossible without causing more Waco sieges and creating new Timothy McVeighs. Then good old American-as-apple-pie domestic terrorism would make a comeback and we wouldn't be able to casually label what happened in Boston as "terrorism" just because the perpetrators were Muslims.

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