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Old 08-21-2019, 07:16 PM
Location: San Diego
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Originally Posted by normstad View Post
The rest of the world doesn't have the mass shootings the USA has. Both the civilized, and those you know, @@@@hole countries.
To be fair, about 1/3 of the people from all those Countries are here now. So ya, what is different. Many Countries have gun ownership, many allowing full auto. The racial makeup of mass shootings is almost on par as a % of the populace.

We've had pretty much unlimited ownership of firearms here for over 100 years so why in the last 30 or so is this happening now.

Old 08-21-2019, 07:59 PM
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by normstad View Post
So, there is something in the American DNA that causes enough anger to kill many people, where as the civilized world doesn't have that problem. The Civilised World like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, India, Pakistan, South Africa, South America.. .you know, almost any other country in the world.
Most of the world has a higher murder-rate than the United States. Europe and parts of Asia are pretty much the only exceptions.

The vast-majority of so-called mass-shootings actually happen in places like southside Chicago. Which is why most statistics on "mass-shootings" exclude things like gang-violence, terrorism, and Civil-War.

Only a tiny fraction of the murders in the United States comes from these kinds of mass-shootings. And these mass-shootings are almost-always political in nature, and could rightly be called terrorism. Obviously terrorism is not unique to America.

The United States has a lot of hate here, and always has. There is definitely far more hate in America than in Canada or New Zealand. But the amount of hate, everywhere, including in Europe, has been rising dramatically in the last few decades. A lot of it has to do with mass-immigration, but a lot of it has to do with general social-dysfunction.

Whether there were no guns or a million guns, the fundamental problem is that people hate other people so much that they want to kill as many people as they can. These shooters are no different than any other terrorist, and they are not mentally-ill.
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