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  #2019099 19-May-2018 17:46
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amiga500:

 

The students and teachers would feel fairly secure once they got in the door. Something like getting on a big plane & being pretty much assured that there won't be anyone with a gun or knife to cause trouble. The present situation is crazy with kids going to school wondering if their school is to be the next to be hit with this.

 

 

Really you believe this?  I thought you were joking.  I've been through a few airports where there were soldiers with heavy weapons wandering around the terminal, check-in security where you're given the third degree, and that gives me the utter screaming nervous shytes.


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  #2019109 19-May-2018 18:02
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Yeah! Maybe I am too trusting but seeing police and soldiers guarding places with big guns does not worry me. In Paris they have soldiers patrolling around in groups of three - all have rifles of some kind. Two places I saw them patrolling were under the Eiffel Tower, and at the Gare du Nord railway station.


 
 
 
 


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  #2019153 19-May-2018 20:05
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Do you firmly believe that students should be protected with fences, metal detectors, armed guards instead of living free of the thread?

 

Do you really think that instead of raising the children in a free society it's more important to let the lunatics have guns?





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  #2019168 19-May-2018 20:55
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freitasm:

 

Do you firmly believe that students should be protected with fences, metal detectors, armed guards instead of living free of the thread?

 

Do you really think that instead of raising the children in a free society it's more important to let the lunatics have guns?

 

 

In answer to your first question yes, because it's the least bad realistic option in the USA given that they have 300 million guns in private ownership, the vile influence of the NRA, Trump, & politicians who refuse to enact a huge change to gun laws. John Howard did a better job in Australia.

 

And second question absolutely no, I have never said that the lunatics should be allowed to keep their guns. If I were the President of the USA with absolute power they would have strict gun laws similar to Australia or NZ.

 

In New York they have implemented a form of airport security for schools & it surely is not working perfectly but it's better than not having it in my opinion.

 

My bottom line is that at least for five hours a day the kids in USA schools and their teachers could be made to feel safer than they do now. The kids in their schools have a right not to have to worry about maniacs getting  into their school and causing the carnage seen over and over. To have an experience somewhat similar to a NZ school.


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  #2019170 19-May-2018 21:38
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"Texas shooting marks 23rd school gun incident in U.S. since Florida tragedy in February

With today's shooting in Texas, there have been 23 gun incidents and 17 deaths at American schools and universities in the 93 days since a gunman killed 17 staff and students at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School" on 14 February 2018

http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/national-today-newsletter-belgium-melania-trump-1.4661695


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  #2019188 19-May-2018 23:10
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It's bad but students have a much higher chance of being killed at home due to lack of safe storage regulations in most states. Massachusetts has pretty good storage requirements in place and the youth injury stats statistically valid to match. California, New York, Connecticut, some requirements but not as good have still seen stats improvements.

Imo that's the sensible place to go.

Texas where this happened has a law along the lines if your kid is injured because you stored less safe than a reasonable person would then you are responsible and liable for prosecution. Horse bolted. Anyway... also says you cannot be arrested until 7 days have passed. Prosecutions are rare for obvious reasons.

Texas has seen several proposals for safer storage maybe these will get going.

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  #2019193 20-May-2018 01:00
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If you want to look at some real stats..look for total gun deaths in the US and suicide by guns eg in 2016 38,658 people died via guns.

 

Something like 21,000 people use guns to commit suicide in the US each year.

 

33,000 died in vehicles crashes in the US each year.

 

A hand full of student deaths isnt going to sway the legislators.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2019197 20-May-2018 04:42
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Stan:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Stan:

 

You can disagree with my numbers all you want (they are from Pew and the US government) we can go into the "tourist and student visas" illegal immigration if you want from my research that claim is incorrect.

 

It doesn't matter about there motivation for wanting to enter the country they still have 0 rights to do it (thats why its called illegal immigration) and there are good reasons behind stopping them.

 

 

One argument is about the numbers. Another is about the wall being an answer to anything. It isn't. It is just an expensive prop for the easily deceived.

 

 

Would you say this applies to all world border walls and fences?

 

 

Fences stop casual intrusion only. Determined intruders simply go over, under or through a fence or wall with a minimal level of effort.

 

The Wall is a great idea, to gather the xenophobic thicko vote. Utterly useless for stopping illegal immigration.


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  #2019243 20-May-2018 09:02
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gzt: It's bad but students have a much higher chance of being killed at home due to lack of safe storage regulations in most states.


How would this even be enforced, unless it's too late?


Here's an actual article. Does it sounds like they're trying to secure guns against curious children?

"The Four Places in Your Home You Must Store Firearms

Gun Storage for Personal Defense and to Foil Thieves

Single-location gun storage no longer makes sense. Decentralized gun storage makes it tactically more effective to protect your family and much more difficult for gun thieves.

They are opposing forces, the two basic security concerns when it comes to guns in the home.

Secure your guns so others cannot get them and have them available quickly in the event of a crisis.

You can easily achieve both goals. In fact, some of the most secure locations in your home are also the best places to store guns, as it applies to self-defense and achieving a tactical advantage. I say “secure locations”, because hiding is better than securing. The truth is, the only type of safe that cannot be broken into is one that cannot be found."


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  #2019248 20-May-2018 09:07
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Yet another story (NYT- soft firewall)

 

 

Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor.

 

The meeting was convened primarily to offer help to the Trump team, and it forged relationships between the men and Trump insiders that would develop over the coming months — past the election and well into President Trump’s first year in office, according to several people with knowledge of their encounters.

 

 

Trump's apparent defence strategy - that the FBI "tricked them" into breaking the law.

 

The Guiliani defense plan - work as hard as you can to create a myth that conspiring with foreign powers in that way isn't illegal (even though it is) - so it's all a fuss about nothing.

 

 


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  #2019257 20-May-2018 09:26
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Pumpedd:

If you want to look at some real stats..look for total gun deaths in the US and suicide by guns eg in 2016 38,658 people died via guns.


Something like 21,000 people use guns to commit suicide in the US each year.


33,000 died in vehicles crashes in the US each year.


A hand full of student deaths isnt going to sway the legislators.


Same stats actually. Many of those are young people using an unsecured weapon owned by a parent. Legislation yeah agree it will be a slow road if at all for some places. NRA should try and get those stats down talking about the issue and promoting safe storage regardless.

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  #2019266 20-May-2018 09:54
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kingdragonfly: Here's an actual article. Does it sounds like they're trying to secure guns against curious children?

Presumably you did not obtain the picture from that article. The article was published by a company selling safe storage solutions. Your picture does not qualify.

Additionally you quoted the article in part only which is a bit misleading.

https://www.secureitgunstorage.com/the-four-places-in-your-home-you-must-store-firearms/

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  #2019319 20-May-2018 12:16
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I agree gun safes should be required, but it's at best a tiny part of the solution.

Again, how would gun safes be enforced?

Do you think US NRA members are going to allow random inspections of their gun safes by government agents?

The best case scenario is someone takes guns without the owner's knowledge, gets caught before using them, and the police add an additional charge, beyond theft.

The worst cases are too numerous to list, but include curious children blowing others brains out.

The US needs to require gun safes, age limits, enforce frequent training, remove guns from unfit people and felons, and register all guns.

I know none of this will happen within a decade.

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  #2019341 20-May-2018 14:30
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'Welcome home Melanie!': Trump welcomes wife home in tweet by misspelling her name.

 

 

“Melanie” quickly trended on Twitter.

 

Most of the responses were on the order of “please tell us about this ’Melanie,‘” with others wondering if “she” had contacted Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti.

 

Grounds for divorce?   wink





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  #2019366 20-May-2018 15:16
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A prezzie who never takes blame
Says that he thinks it’s a shame
That his wife fell ill
And yet he still
Couldn’t remember her name

 

 





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