Jumi,

Everytime I feel bad about my country I just have to look across the Atlantic. It doesn’t make my country better but at least it’s not that bad

Pratai,

It’s a crying shame nothing can be done about this.

sirico,
@sirico@feddit.uk avatar

This wouldn’t happen in an open carry…hmm “Nevada has no laws prohibiting open carry of firearms in the state. Nevada state law does not require the registration of firearms.”…hmmm

ByteWizard,

UNLV is a gun free zone. Looks like another failed application of gun control.

Pratai,

If only YOU were there, right? You’d have stopped them with your gun that wears a superhero cape!

NOT_RICK,
@NOT_RICK@lemmy.world avatar

Gun free zones in America

Don’t act like there aren’t reasonable options to help solve what is clearly an issue in this country just because one policy doesn’t work. It’s “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again” not “If at first you don’t succeed, just accept that kids getting slaughtered is par for the course”.

tastysnacks,

Drunk college kids with guns. That’s a good idea.

PrettyLights,
tastysnacks,

Seems like they allow guns on campus but not in student housing. That’s promising.

Honytawk,

Gun free zones in the US are akin to putting a sign that says “No water allowed” on the bottom of the ocean.

The only way to create real gun free zone in the US is by building a big fenced off area with guards and metal detectors.

Dagwood222,

My personal favorite take from the 2As is that ‘well regulated’ used to mean ‘well supplied’ so we shouldn’t put regulations on weapons because we should stick with what the Founding Fathers meant. Then they’ll say that we should use the modern day definition of ‘arms’ because the Founding Fathers were looking into the future and wanted us to keep innovating.

I’d like to think that even the guys who were raping their slaves daily would be a tad upset about school kids being massacred.

ttmrichter,
@ttmrichter@lemmy.world avatar
ByteWizard,

They use knives and trucks everywhere else. Guns don’t enable violence. We’ve been killing each other for centuries without them.

SatansMaggotyCumFart,

Americans shot each other and themselves more than nearly any other developed country.

Look at the stats between US and Canada and explain the differences to me.

Honytawk,

So how deadly are those knives and trucks?

kent_eh,

Oh, yeah, all those rapid fire knives that can kill people 100 feet away in all directions…

MindSkipperBro12,

If only there was something we could do about this😔

Kalkaline,
@Kalkaline@leminal.space avatar

Well unfortunately in America 232 years ago the Bill of Rights were ratified and the 2nd amendment to the Constitution was made law which stated that anyone can have as many guns as they want according to the modern Supreme Court.

RedditWanderer,

Yeah! What world would we live in if you could change something that’s called “an amendment”.

jordanlund,
@jordanlund@lemmy.world avatar

Oh, we CAN change it… First you get 230 votes in the House of Representatives… I mean, technically it CAN be done, they got 311 to bounce George Santos…

MindSkipperBro12,

And 3/4ths of the states have to approve it as well.

jordanlund,
@jordanlund@lemmy.world avatar

That’s the LAST step, yeah. 38 states for ratification.

kent_eh,

the 2nd amendment to the Constitution was made law

If it was amended in, it can be amended out.

Thteven,
@Thteven@lemmy.world avatar

The gun nuts have made it perfectly clear they’re not willing to budge on any legislation. It’s going to get to the point where their opposition totally adopts the polar opposite viewpoint of just taking them all away.

I’m there already, fuck guns. I’ve lost all sympathy for their arguments about “home safety” and “keeping the government in check” (fuckin LOL at that one). They should be illegal and anyone caught with one automatically sentenced to 10 years. I think harsh penalties and zero tolerance are our only options since the gun lobbies won’t even consider anything reasonable. They backed us into this position and this is going to keep happening until we do something meaningful about it.

timbuck2themoon,

Yep. I own guns and switched from reasonable measures to full repeal of the 2nd. They’re only driving reasonable people further to full bans and no one can blame them for that.

MindSkipperBro12,

I’m someone who likes guns, since the cowboy guns are pretty cool, but I’m willing to surrender them if or when they get banned. A complete total and harsh ban is the only way to truly solve the shooting incidents.

SheeEttin,

Ideally we’d address the root causes of lack of mental health and socioeconomic inequality.

Thteven,
@Thteven@lemmy.world avatar

That’s about as likely as the government actually going door to door to collect everyone’s guns.

MindSkipperBro12,

We can probably do both, vaccine and cure protocol kinda stuff.

“No half measures, Walt.”

Lividpeon,

Some people live way out in the woods and need to defend themselves from bears, moose and to hunt for food. Bolt action, shotguns and revolvers should be acceptable. This blanket ban all guns rhetoric from people is incredibly nieve and comes from sheltered city people. Guns are a tool and they have their place. Ones designed for killing people do not belong.

Thteven,
@Thteven@lemmy.world avatar

What other option do we have? Every piece of reasonable legislation gets hamstringed by the gun lobbyists. There’s no recourse besides flushing the whole industry down the shitter.

I grew up in the mountains of Colorado actually, want to guess how many bears I’ve had to shoot? Get some bear spray, a bow and arrow, a pellet gun, a paintball gun that shoots pepper balls, firecrackers, a starter pistol, a big fuckin pointy stick, loud speakers, a fire extinguisher, fucking anything besides a goddamn school destroying ar-15. I’m tired of kids dieing from this bullshit. Fuck guns.

Lividpeon,

Totally agree on ar15s, you don't need anything with that capacity for any reason really. I can see an argument for some conservation/wildlife management (ie: boar over population) but really that should fall to government to handle who has access to those kinds of firearms already.

MindSkipperBro12,

No half measures, a blanket ban is just about the only way to solve anything.

Just start with handguns first and move our way up.

queermunist,
@queermunist@lemmy.ml avatar

🤡

TopRamenBinLaden,

You have adopted the word communist into your username, yet you are against arming the working class? Are you calling yourself a clown? I’m confused.

queermunist,
@queermunist@lemmy.ml avatar

All guns are designed to kill people you clown.

As a communist I know we need to disarm the settler class. As long as settlers can own guns they can be deputized. See: Israel

federatingIsTooHard,

under no pretext…

queermunist,
@queermunist@lemmy.ml avatar

Mao tells us in On Contradiction that we need to identify the superior contradiction to organize against it. Under settler-colonialism the settler class is bourgeoisified by superexploitation of the colonized. You aren’t going to defeat the settler-occupation by arming the occupiers.

So it is in Israel, so it is in the US. They’re close allies because they’re part of the same project.

federatingIsTooHard,

you can’t think that laws passed by the settlers will be enforced in a way that would undermine their dominance: they would outlaw guns and in practice only prosecute the occupied populace.

queermunist,
@queermunist@lemmy.ml avatar

Conversely, colonized people are not protected by the freedoms bestowed onto settlers. Legally armed Black men still get murdered by cops.

The reason we don’t have gun control is precisely because settlers won’t pass gun control laws. That’s why we’ll have to disarm them- later 🤫

LarryTheMatador,

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  • Lividpeon,

    They are in my yard regularly with their young. We have had them give birth in my backyard repeatedly and its not uncommon to have these huge animals wander into the city outskirts sometimes. Not everyone lives in a city that is devoid of large wildlife. There are plenty of people who live out on the edge of wilderness who also need to worry about bears that you totally skipped past (had a few wander through where I live a couple of times I'm aware of and I would say I'm closer to city outskirts then wilderness proper). There are also several communities in my state who rely on local hunting and fishing for food, something else you are ignoring. Realize there are other people living vastly different lives then what you know instead of making outlandish personal attacks like a child

    LarryTheMatador,

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  • Lividpeon,

    You are getting hung up on one valid example ignoring everything else, trying repeatedly to personally attack me and create a straw man, grow up

    queermunist,
    @queermunist@lemmy.ml avatar

    And then the Supreme Court tells you “no” and that’s it.

    This country is fucked.

    Thteven,
    @Thteven@lemmy.world avatar

    Those motherfuckers need term limits :/

    federatingIsTooHard,

    we can just ignore them. they don’t have any enforcement arm. in fact, congress has been concentrating so much if its own power in the executive we can probably ignore congress, too. what is congress going to do about it? pass a law?

    xkforce,

    But muh gunz!! What if I need to mow down 32 home intruders in 15 seconds huh librulz? What am I supposed to do when I have an urge to try to decapitate our government hmm? Did you think of that?

    gun nut proceeds to “well ackshully thats not an AK47 blah blah blah checkmate”

    badbytes, (edited )

    Thoughts and prayers, at maximum speed Scotty.

    Kbobabob,

    Maybe there’s just more thoughts and prayers in the other direction?

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