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Guns don't kill people,
PEOPLE kill people.
So they say.

I don't think one man could kill
59 people and wound 400+ (estimated)
if he didn't have guns.

Lot's of them.
And plenty of ammunition.

Is it perhaps time for a meaningful dialogue about
gun control?
Or do you prefer your neighborhood gunman to control 
large caches of weaponry
and utilize excellent control of such
in the blatant execution of your fellow humans?

What possible use does a civilian have for
weapons which can destroy that much life so quickly and efficiently? 

Hunting laws don't allow hunters to massacre a herd of elk anymore. Or buffalo. Or ducks.  

I am an ex-hunter (voluntarily retired), an ex-soldier (honorably discharged) and I own a gun.

I once belonged to the NRA (three years max).  I grew tired of the rhetoric. I grew tired of the daily barrage of solicitations for more money.  I grew tired of hearing that more guns in the hands of the populace was the answer to violence. I grew tired of a very powerful lobbyist organization manipulating people and politicians to perpetuate violence in this country.

I don't have an answer to the problem, but I don't think the answer is "more guns."

If you have an answer, please reply in the comments.

~john

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Date: 10/19/2017 10:00:00 PM
The answer is an amendment to the constitution. ALL guns should be turned in. During hunting seasons, guns should be borrowed, monitored, and returned to some agency. England has no guns and no shootings. Republicans are mostly right, but dead wrong on this issue. And the democrats are too timid about it.
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Date: 10/17/2017 10:10:00 AM
STAY ON THAT SOAPBOX my friend! The violence has got to stop... INSANE!!!!
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Date: 10/8/2017 2:53:00 PM
Well written John. I guess the silencer and armor piercing bullet laws are more of a "token" gesture than anything but at least a small step in the right direction. Very sad so many people have to die for something that's mostly for other peoples entertainment.
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Date: 10/4/2017 11:29:00 PM
I agree...that's my answer. So simple....
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Date: 10/3/2017 9:25:00 AM
Hi John, I agree with everything you said. I don't have the answer either. But "more" guns? That can't be answer. That senseless massacre that happened in Vegas is a result "more" guns( in the wrong hands).
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Date: 10/4/2017 9:02:00 AM
Hi Alexis. Thanks for reading. Read your blog and will go check out that PO. Hugs! ~ j
Date: 10/2/2017 10:36:00 PM
John I agree with you totally but I too do not have answer. One thing I do know that to change attitudes permanently one must star with the children and being a good example is part of teaching.
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Date: 10/3/2017 8:49:00 AM
That's why we have a leader who is such a great example (he says facetiously). Thanks for reading and commenting. ~ john
Date: 10/2/2017 7:25:00 PM
I don't have an answer just a heavy heart when I saw the news in Las Vegas today. In the UK I found this information "all handguns, semi-automatic and pump-action non-rim-fire rifles are prohibited" it makes me glad i live on a little Island which is relatively safe. :-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/3/2017 8:45:00 AM
I'm glad you live on a little Island which is relatively safe too! Thanks for commenting on this Jan. The rest of the world must think we're insane over here. huggas ~ j