On this day...

by Sydney Solomon May. 18, 2018 175 views

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Jill Bahm 2 years, 6 months ago

I. Am. Not. OK.

Not with any of it. The violence. The racism. The division. It's so strange that people living side-by-side in this country can be living in two completely different worlds. The only way I can deal with today is to know, to believe, that this craziness is of the moment. Surely rational, logical, and good hearts will prevail.

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Sydney Solomon Replied to Jill Bahm 2 years, 6 months ago

Jill I  live in Canada, however I have an interest what happens in the USA, as the rest of the world does. I admire you for your resolute and belief...history says, this mindset of gun violence, racism, is baked in to a large part of the population. Until the silent majority in America, notably the 92 million who did not think it was their civic duty to vote in 2016,  with the like minded that abhor violence, speak at the ballot box..nothing will change. As long as gun owner make air headed excuses...like we need better education, we have mentally disturbed people...yada...yada, the population believe that bullshit nothing will change.... BREAKING NEWS...All countries have the same problems..but do not have mass shootings at a rate of one a week.

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

I never understood the fascination with weapons in USA. And it seems no one can change the situation regardless the number of people dying senselessly.

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Sydney Solomon Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Antonio, sadly as I posted, it happens an average one every week. I do not live in the USA..I am horrified, as all Americans should be, which apparently by as a government, for about 2 weeks, will express outrage, but do nothing legislatively on changing the laws. 
Fact: You are more likely to be killed by a gun in the USA, than any country in the world. 
Fact: There are more guns in the USA than the entire population of 300 million +.
Question: What can go wrong??

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Andi Saw Replied to Sydney Solomon 2 years, 6 months ago
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Sydney Solomon Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 6 months ago

Andi, I agree with you it is a vicious cycle. However let me make a few more comments, no matter how politicians, and NRA, try and twist it...one common denominator is "the guns", if and until the federal government grow a pair of balls, nothing will change. There must be a reduction of guns that are in circulation. The culture of America is violence in general, has been for a very long time. It is a country that their welfare is tightly intertwined with violence of wars, which feed their economy, and by extension trickles down to the population. I am 77 years old, when I was a kid, I never had a feeling I was not safe in school...what has changed? It is remarkable to know that a child in school  is more likely to be killed in gun violence than a military person serving overseas. One other thing, the elephant in the room...this 45th congress, and administration.

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Andi Saw Replied to Sydney Solomon 2 years, 6 months ago
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Sydney Solomon Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 6 months ago

Andi, I have no problem with American people, as a whole most are heartwarming, and welcoming people. My issue with Trump is not a political one, it is an issue with the man. I have done a lot of research on his life, my conclusion is that not for the wealth of his family, he would be in jail 30 years ago, for his racist, bigoted conduct. he has destroyed 1000's of lives by his personal behaviour, least of which is his own family members. 
On the topic, nothing will change until the populace, accept the fact, that there are to many guns, and to many loopholes for the purchase of guns. There is no accountability of secondary persons, that might have some culpability in the crime. For example in the Larry Naser case of sexual abuse of Olympic athletes, Michigan State U, was sued in a class action and paid out $500 million. 
Did you know that the Gun industry, is the only industry that cannot be sued for their actions?
Example, one person has expressed to me just today, a "alternate theory", that the mass shooting in Santa Fe, was not a shooting that could not of been "prevented", no red flags per SE,  therefore the issue of to many guns, and not enough regulations is not applicable.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sydney Solomon 2 years, 6 months ago

You've said it all my friend

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