Another Shooting in the US

(12 Posts)
ShotgunNotDoingThePans Tue 25-Dec-12 12:13:00

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ShotgunNotDoingThePans Tue 25-Dec-12 12:12:16

There was an interesting re-run of one of Alistair Cooke's Letters From America the other day.
He pointed out that the lauded 'right to bear arms' of every American citizen was on the understanding that they did not have, nor did they want to have, a standing army, so this was a way for the country to be armed to face a potential enemy.
Of course, now they do have an army, but that condition is conveniently overlooked.

lljkk Tue 25-Dec-12 12:06:50

The NRA want to arm everybody. They are explicit about that. (sigh)

niceguy2 Mon 24-Dec-12 22:17:54

No doubt the NRA will now want to arm the firefighters. If only the firemen had assault weapons of their own and grenades then they could have defended themselves couldn't they?.............

AnyaKnowIt Mon 24-Dec-12 15:35:51

2 fire fighters have been shot dead sad

AnyaKnowIt Mon 24-Dec-12 13:54:25

500 people sad
it was on sky news.

lljkk Mon 24-Dec-12 13:34:46

DAily Mail has a headline stating there's some kind of public shooting in USA every 5 days. So not unexpected?

RandomMess Mon 24-Dec-12 13:32:59

Statistics of deaths by firearms by country here, interesting (though tragic) reading

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Mon 24-Dec-12 13:31:23

You are forgetting the 500 people that got killed in various parts of the USA between the school massacre and today sad

TanteRose Mon 24-Dec-12 13:27:21

Someone mentioned it on FB too sad

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 24-Dec-12 13:17:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnyaKnowIt Mon 24-Dec-12 13:08:07

In New York State

Apparently fire crews when attending a fire and were shot at with an rifle

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