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3 minutes ago, Tweety said:

I don't think people are really blaming Trump or Owens for the shootings in New Zealand, anymore than Jodi Foster can be blamed for the shooting or Regan by one of her fans,  but is embarrassing to think about our President was mentioned in such a manifesto of hate as an inspiration.

I'm also not liking how Trump is handling the situation.  He really should have sounded a bit more tough as when he talks about how Christian persecutions and massacres should stop.  He's the representative of us ALL and words matter.

I agree that Trump should represent all of us.

However, he has never done that.

It has been clear since his campaign started, that he only represents a particular subset, of the American population.

No one is blaming Owen's or Trump for the massacre.

But I agree with the shooters assessment of Trump.

And the kindest thing I can write about Ms. Owens, is that she is a fraud.

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1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

I agree that Trump should represent all of us.

However, he has never done that.

It has been clear since his campaign started, that he only represents a particular subset, of the American population.

No one is blaming Owen's or Trump for the massacre.

But I agree with the shooters assessment of Trump.

And the kindest thing I can write about Ms. Owens, is that she is a fraud.

Agree with everything.  It was her that said "The Left pretending I inspired a mosque massacre..."     I will say the left is strongly reacting to the massacre, so I suppose it's important for the right to make the left look silly to spin it to say we blame her.

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How proud New Zealanders must be to have a PM, who embodies what a leader should be.

What an absolute shame, that we lack such a person in the USA.

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New Zealand makes changes in gun laws just days after the massacre.  Imagine living in a country whose leaders are quick to take concrete measures and don't want to rely on thoughts and prayers.  Imagine living in a country whose leaders are not bought and sold by gun lobbies like the NRA.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-shootout-ardern-guncontrol/new-zealand-bans-military-type-semi-automatic-weapons-used-in-mosque-massacre-idUSKCN1R205Z

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3 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

New Zealand makes changes in gun laws just days after the massacre.  Imagine living in a country whose leaders are quick to take concrete measures and don't want to rely on thoughts and prayers.  Imagine living in a country whose leaders are not bought and sold by gun lobbies like the NRA.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-shootout-ardern-guncontrol/new-zealand-bans-military-type-semi-automatic-weapons-used-in-mosque-massacre-idUSKCN1R205Z

New Zealand changed its gun laws FIVE days after the massacre.

That is truly impressive.

 

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Another mass shooting survivor has completed a suicide. We ignored the survivor pain after Columbine and supported them with thoughts and prayers. There was at least one suicide in the aftermath of that tragedy.  As time has gone on our society has become more cynical and even called victims and survivors crisis actors and much worse, from loud media platforms. 

We have learned, from our long and repetitive history of mass shootings, that our society is very motivated to protect any and all gun access and ownership above all other concerns. Thoughts and prayers seem to be wholly ineffective in actually supporting victims and survivors but the GOP has been very successful in supporting gun rights activism.

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1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Another mass shooting survivor has completed a suicide.

Also the father of one of the victims of a mass shooting apparently committed suicide today.  It's a sad situation.  

 

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1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Another mass shooting survivor has completed a suicide. We ignored the survivor pain after Columbine and supported them with thoughts and prayers. There was at least one suicide in the aftermath of that tragedy.  As time has gone on our society has become more cynical and even called victims and survivors crisis actors and much worse, from loud media platforms. 

We have learned, from our long and repetitive history of mass shootings, that our society is very motivated to protect any and all gun access and ownership above all other concerns. Thoughts and prayers seem to be wholly ineffective in actually supporting victims and survivors but the GOP has been very successful in supporting gun rights activism.

Completely agree, baloney.

It seems to me that lawmakers have failed more than one generation, by refusing to do much of nything to protect America's children from gun violence.

Most Americans support common sense gun laws, such as background checks.

The suicides are extremely sad.

It is equally troubling, the number of young people plagued by anxiety and depression, over an issue that really shouldn't be an issue.

I don't have children, yet I believe kids should be able to go to school, without fearing a mass shooter will end their lives because adults care for guns, more than kids.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Also the father of one of the victims of a mass shooting apparently committed suicide today.  It's a sad situation.  

 

The father of one of the Sandy Hook kids.

That mass shooting was the line in the sand that propelled me to volunteer with Moms Demand Action On Gun Violence.

The absolute massacre of those children, was then, and still is, unfathomable to me.

I can't imagine the pain, that father, carried in his heart, each day.

The toll that gun violence takes on society is vast.

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We are literally traumatizing American students by allowing police to engage in active shooter drills that are not announced to students who are then NOT practicing but are instead running and hiding in fear for their lives. Some police even think that it is important or appropriate to shoot teachers execution style causing physical injury on top of the emotional injury. 

We should be ashamed.

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Because I have so much time on my hands today, as I journey eastward, I decided to sign-up for immigration and job information in New Zealand.

Healthcare professionals are needed.

And they have Thoroughbreds there.

Not that I would move a 22-year-old Thoroughbred overseas, but I really don't want to retire in the US.

Something to look into!

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