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Old 12-23-2017, 09:46 PM
 
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Tyler Q. Houlton, acting press secretary for agency, tweeted a statement Saturday about the incidents. Houlton said that Ahmed El-Mofty was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was admitted to the country from Egypt on a family-based immigration visa.

Shootings in Harrisburg 'a terror attack': Homeland Security | PennLive.com

The real question is: What will Governor Wolf do to protect our citizens from incidents like this in the future?
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Tyler Q. Houlton, acting press secretary for agency, tweeted a statement Saturday about the incidents. Houlton said that Ahmed El-Mofty was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was admitted to the country from Egypt on a family-based immigration visa.

Shootings in Harrisburg 'a terror attack': Homeland Security | PennLive.com

The real question is: What will Governor Wolf do to protect our citizens from incidents like this in the future?

Strengthen our gun laws If you want to look at 'mass shootings' in the USA the past year, nearly 95% of them have been committed by white males
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Old 12-28-2017, 02:59 PM
 
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That was a pretty poorly executed attack. This 'suicide by cop' theory might make more sense
'He was always calm,' ex-wife says of Harrisburg shooter | PennLive.com
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Strengthen our gun laws If you want to look at 'mass shootings' in the USA the past year, nearly 95% of them have been committed by white males
I can't figure out which side to take on this issue. In each attack you have to show how the guns were obtained because of failure of existing laws. So those would not have been prevented by more strict laws, since the existing law was violated. The killer would just be in violation of more restrictive laws.
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I can't figure out which side to take on this issue. In each attack you have to show how the guns were obtained because of failure of existing laws. So those would not have been prevented by more strict laws, since the existing law was violated. The killer would just be in violation of more restrictive laws.

There is a lot of confusion and a great deal of blank assertion on both sides. There is no easy fix. But there is a MAJOR gun problem in this country. There is no need to sell militia grade guns to any citizen. There is a place and time for handguns and rifles, amongst a few other types. Here is an EXCELLENT story on gun laws. It will give much clarity to your mixed perception.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...ashington-post
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:13 PM
 
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There is a lot of confusion and a great deal of blank assertion on both sides. There is no easy fix. But there is a MAJOR gun problem in this country. There is no need to sell militia grade guns to any citizen. There is a place and time for handguns and rifles, amongst a few other types. Here is an EXCELLENT story on gun laws. It will give much clarity to your mixed perception.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...ashington-post
Vox is by no means an unbiased source of information.

By the way, guns neutralized this guy and saved lives in the process.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Vox is by no means an unbiased source of information.

By the way, guns neutralized this guy and saved lives in the process.
Your ignorance is 100% laughable. The police are the ones who rightfully had the firearms to protect the public. There is a balance and compromise to be made in terms of gun restrictions. No one said banning all firearms for the public. And the Australia story is 100% accurate.

Some food for thought. To be honest I would love to hear your solution to this alarming and GROWING epidemic in our nation. If you actually study data, you would realize that state's that have stricter gun laws have lower per capita rates of violence and homicide. PRIME EXAMPLE, NYC has a record low of gun violence, going all the way back to 1950 levels. This is in LARGE part to New York Gun Laws which have been strengthened over the past decade. In the meantime Philadelphia, while overall violent crime has been decreasing, gun violence continues to plague the city, because people like you refuse to take a manageable stance to solve a growing problem.

Could you literally say we do not need stricter gun laws to the parents of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook? smh #morals One major policy change that should be lifted is the ability to sue gun manufacturers in court. The NRA spent MILLIONS handing it out to congress so that they would have a very unique legal protection to prevent law suits. THIS IS CRAZY. It is the ONLY protection in the USA. The threat of legal action could push many manufacturers to increase safety design alone, preventing for example the hundreds of children who die every year by accidentally shooting themselves or someone else. Moving forward there is no business as usual. Read the fact below. If you think we should maintain business as usual, then I would highly recommend reaching out to the families of those killed at the Las Vegas massacre and see how they feel?

"In December 2012, a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children, six adults, and himself. Since then, there have been at least 1,518 mass shootings, with at least 1,715 people killed and 6,089 wounded as of October 2017."
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Dallas, PA
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...... If you actually study data, you would realize that state's that have stricter gun laws have lower per capita rates of violence and homicide.......
And then we have Maryland with Baltimore as an example......
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