Atheists are a small minority in the U.S. Advocates of gun control might be a minority in America as well. In light of the recent shootings in Aurora I am curious as to how atheists in this network view the lack of gun restrictions. There are probably divergent views.
I have trouble believing that both presidential candidates are steering away from any call for reform after the horrific mass shooting. In my opinion it is insane to allow citizens access to assault weapons that can kill scores of people in a few minutes. It was even more shocking to hear on a news show that a family had to raise money to pay for the immense hospital bills for one of the victims while they were already crippled with medical bills from the mothers fight with breast cancer.
As a Canadian I came to stand with my U.S brothers for the reason rally and freedom from religion. I would be willing to come down to the capitol and march for two other important causes. Gun control and universal health care.
Sorry if I jumped the shark with the following comments Russell.
The following comments are partly sarcasm mixed with concern.
The Military Industrial complex is one of the largest contributors to the GDP in the U.S.
I wonder if that misconcieved militaristic culture contributes to the terrible gun violence in the U.S.
News reports indicate a school shooting in the U.S. since the beginning of 2018 every 60 hours.
I wonder how many parents homeschool their children because the parent's perceived threats to the safety of theif kids - mainly that they will learn how to behave in the greater world.
Home schooled children don't have to learn about anthropology, science, math, or for that matter anything the cult the parents raise them with can do what they wish..
Homeschooling didn't protect the thirteen home scholled kids referenced in the above link.
In full sarcasm and a leap frog for public education and school choice.
Loaded teachers for school choice.
Sarcastically, who would argue that an elementary school teacher would be able control the curriculum better than with a concealed weapon?
Devoss may say "You'll learn her version of the bible at the point of a gun ----- or in old Catholic Catticism days how to measure a ruler.
I'm an Australian and know that strict gun control works, but it wouldn't harm their 2nd Amendment if semi-automatic rifles were taken off their weapons menu.
As they could still purchase shotguns and handguns, since there is no practical use to a civilian for a military rifle.
Though I know that some semiautomatic rifles can rapid fire without bump-stocks as I grew up with rifles and had a semiautomatic rifle that would rapid fire if I just pulled the trigger back enough to release the hammer, the rebound off my shoulder or hip would cause it to rapid fire, just as if I was using a bump-stock. It was a waste of ammo, when the first shot took out the bunny and I wasted 9 rounds.
It was accidental, so I wasn't happy, as I didn't get paid enough to waste bullets on bunnies, so rapid fire is useless for a farmer or even a hunter.
So I'm in full support of those brave young students who are taking their protests to the government.
It's about time somebody stood up to their NRA and called them out.
As far as I'm concerned, the NRA is complicit and should be held accountable for every mass shooting and murder due to military style rifles since Sandy Hook.
It's essentially the NRA's fault that those weapons are still readily available to Americans.