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.

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Russell, I've lived here all of my life and what you are experiencing now is what I find almost daily. Religion, guns, and Trump supporters. I've had enough of all 3 of them and more too. Idiots are going off on others now for speaking anything that is not English. I had no idea that this nonsense was "my America" until the Donald turned it all upside down. I hate that man. Some day he will get his. 

That day is coming, Michael.  Be patient, but know that it IS coming.

Michael, i have a newfound respect for what you have to endure.

Proof of the old bit of political wisdom regarding the press, "Say what you want about me, but spell my name right." [translation: There's no such thing as bad press.]

Per Huffpost:

  • Last week’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, that killed 10 students and teachers isn’t significantly reviving the momentum for gun control that followed the February massacre in Parkland, Florida, new HuffPost/YouGov polling suggests.
  •  Slightly more than half of the public now calls gun violence a very serious problem, down from 60 percent in February. A 56-percent majority say it’s possible to pass new gun laws without violating the Second Amendment, down from a high of 65 percent. And, regardless of how they personally feel about the subject, just 40 percent now think passing new gun laws is politically possible, down from 50 percent.

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  • > Slightly more than half of the public now calls gun violence a very serious problem

Am I the only one that's astounded that this is "slightly more than half?"

 Bertold, these numbers slam through my body like shotgun blasts, raising to new heights feelings of being unsafe, insecure, and unstable with no remedy through an uninspiring president, a hamstrung legislature, and a judicial system as wacky as the rest of our government. 

Working in the education of the poor my entire adult life reveals that I should have been working with those who vote and those who ask for our votes. 

  • 50 percent of the public now calls gun violence a very serious problem;  
  • 56 percent say it’s possible to pass new gun laws without violating the Second Amendment, 
  • 40 percent now think passing new gun laws is politically possible.

What will it take to get 100% of the public to call gun violence a momentous problem; 

100% of the executive to declare it is necessary to pass new gun laws;

100% of the legislature to declare it is necessary to pass new gun laws;

100% of the judicial system to uphold new gun laws?

One of the arguments about guns is that people need to study and demonstrate competence before being allowed to operate a vehicle. Why not require something similar to a driver's license for guns?

This video shows how inept people can be with guns with regards to their own safety - some of these are tough to watch - especially the last one. How not to handle a lethal weapon.

If I may,

I'm going to jump on corprial punishment.

I heard some religiounist  biggots and  extreemists say that the best way to control the grandchidren was to whip them into behavior.   The people who said that wrere  of the christian faith.

Those  MF's were no different that ISIS with their nonsense religious beliefs.

If you don't know how much that goes on here in North America  and or oter areas you are a fool.

I'm going to jump the gun.

Man how many foster kids are held up in religious housholds?

Imagine being a foster kid suddenly heals as a Seventh Day Adventist, Mormon, or whatever other religiounious orginazination holding them.

That is whrere I become upset.

In my humble opinion gun control is nothing . 

Some of the kooks I read and hear about think Guns protect  the liberty to prosleteritize.

It couln't get any more corrupt than that..

Russell, you are passing satire — the NRA Pipe Bomb story — along as reality.

Click on the link and this time read the banner on the page. It’s a “satirical blog serving western Pennsylvania”.

The NRA scrapes the bottom of the barrel but that’s no reason to dig a hole UNDER the barrel.

I knew it was satire. Disappointed that you assumed I did not. I always research what I post, but did not research this one because I knew this was satire and thought all the deep thinking individuals in this forum would know it was satire.

Be more than disappointed, Russell. Or not at all, if you like.

Say I’m a shallow thinker or say I don’t think at all, but your post as it stands is a lie. Further, your saying you knew it was satire is self-serving enough to be doubted.

People with but one issue act on impulse-without thinking. Do you have more than the one issue you post on here?

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