Post # 106
Wow didn’t expect this to ho full blown debate. I’m still taking in what happened. I don’t have the energy yk debate. These meds aren’t helping with my spelling. But prayers help the survivors
Better gun laws help the living.
Post # 107
To thank a poster for “being a living, breathing example of the epitome of these problems.” is an incredibly personal insult and uncalled for.
And for all my fellow posters, Sumshine.Dawn has repeatedly asked us to let the dust settle rather than blowing up some gun control argument. I’m obliging her, fwiw.
Post # 108
Ah, I see you posted another comment while I was typing. I hear you. This is a situation that boggles the mind and I’m pretty sure that plenty of those directly affected would appreciate some prayer support. Hope your recovery is swift.
Post # 109
mrscross1020: I posted something on prayers. But if you read it, it isn’t about your own personal prayers or beliefs. I don’t have a problem with an individual praying in response to this.
It’s about the jackass politicians whose only response to all this shit is “Prayers for X”. Like, oh, well, nothing we can do. But here have some prayers. Like that is going to do some real good.
Post # 110
NFLwidow: I disagree- I think you’re reading way too far into my comment.
Post # 111
Well, your comment reads like a personal insult to me. Maybe you could clarify?
Post # 112
mrscross1020: I don’t think anyone ever said anything about not agreeing with anyone’s religion?
We prayed after Columbine
We prayed after Sandy Hook
We prayed after the movie theatre shooting
We prayed after the church shooting
We prayed after planned parenthood
We prayed for Paris.
Now we’re praying again. We pray we pray we pray. And it’s only a matter of time before the next time we are once again praying for the familes who have lost love ones to gun violence.
It’s wonderful to pray for people and show that compassion for human life. I will ALWAYS pray for change. But sadly our prayers are not stopping people from opening fire into public places. But you know what might? Less talk and more action from the powers that be. I’m sorry if I offended you. But this truly is infuriating to see this over and over and over.
Post # 113
SoonAsYouCan: 100% agree, each situation will be different. Now, where do we go from here to help make it better? I just don’t know what WILL make it better. Tough stuff.
Post # 114
liverightnow: “Perhaps I should rephrase: Since these people are already breaking the law (i.e. – murder) what makes you assume that stricter gun laws will make a difference?“
The fact that it made a difference in Australia. And it makes a difference in all the other western countries with stricter gun laws than the USA.
Yes the criminals do sometimes get guns and kill people, but it’s much harder for them to do so, so it’s much rarer.
Post # 115
we face these tragedies way too often in the us. we’re becoming a more violent nation and it’s incredibly disturbing. terrorism is one thing – and with the early reports it looks like there may have been a tie as they think the shooter had recently been radicalized. but school shootings? shootings at a movie theater? it’s an epidemic and needs to be treated like one.
congress putting together a commission to figure out why this happens would be doing something – research into causes of mass violence and more funding for mental health. will stricter gun laws help? temporarily. but it’s a bandage on a bullet hole.
Post # 116
Someone from our church was killed. He left behind a wife (SAHM) and 6 kids, including a young baby. My mom knows the wife.
Post # 117
liverightnow: because preschoolers shooting their siblings, friends and parents with legal handguns don’t have the ability to be held legally responsible for murder, for one…
for two, the rates of successful suicide attempts are much, much higher when that person has access to a gun…
and for three, some crazy vortex in the states has lead to more mass shootings than there are days in the year. And everyone who is pushing for easy gun availability and loose control measures is actively contributing to the same culture that is killing thiusands of people in America every year.
Post # 118
Cory_loves_this_girl: oh no that’s terrible. I mean obviously every victim was known to someone. But still, condolences and prayers to them and to your church.
Post # 119
aussiemum1248: Thank you. It’s so terrible when it hits so close to home. It’s so sad. It’s also so scary now that it’s looking more and more likely to be terrorism.
Post # 120
To be honest, I am kind of sick and tired of this “Oh, no one knew they were radicalized, they seemed so normal” etc. It seems to be the same story over and over again. This also is a problem that needs to be addressed but I have no clue how this problem of people being so radicalized that they resort to mass violence can be fixed.
This is starting to become normal and it’s not normal.