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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I have no idea about gun deaths. Let me look it up. Oh yes! The suicide rate is terrible, as is the use of Rx drug use. 

I see a silver lining in a growing trend, and that has to do with the younger people who take an interest in what happens with this out of control war machine we have here. Many seem to be looking away from violence and seeking a calmer lifestyle. 

I see it in the homesteading movement that grows so fast; one can hardly keep up with the developments. At this time, there needs to be a breadwinner to pay for the money-economy things of life, but they find ways to live more straightforward lives and rely on their efforts of growing 75% of their food. One of the big reasons they turn to homesteading is the realization that corporate agriculture uses too many chemicals on crops and the blood tests show the presence of toxic substances in their bodies.

I know, our family grows more food than ever before and we look for a way to expand our efforts.  

There was a funny May West saying

"Is that a Pistol in your Pocket, or you just glad to see me?"

Perhaps for the most part fifties movies about cowboys   negitively influenced he U.S.

I curiously think that the Monroe doctrine and other things may result in  the general violence in the U.S. 

Untill that's addressed noththing wlse will.

Perhaps more ambasoders and people who work for the state department would help.

Chris

Kind of odball,

Theree was an argument I rad about  the second ammendment and melitias to keep slaves and "Ownership" intact.

I'd like to know why poor white share croppers faught for wealthy landowners duringe civil war?

Probably the same reason that people are enamored by wealth.

Wealh doesn't make one more inttelegent than some one one else nor does being Her Magisty of England, - the Dutch Monarch, or any or stuff.

The Walt Disney company can shove a rod up it's rectum for promoting royalty.

Sorry,

Going to add that the  Royals in France, Germany, England and Russia are a bunch of inbreads. I should ad  Spain, Denmarkk and other to that as well..

What is my religioun  It's democracy.

Kooky,

It should be okay to meet and have sex with someone - on a one night stand - or month  while visiting.

Without having to pay the price of raising a child.

Gun control  in my opinion is something like a shot gun marriage?

Ever seen a shotgun marriage?

I have - they don't work.

A good line I saw recently about reproductive rights, and (by implication) the sexual freedom between consenting adults that you're referring to:

Every mother a willing mother, every child a wanted child.

Every mother a willing mother;

Every father a willing father; 

Every child a wanted child.

Are you writing from a male point of view, or did you take into account the female when you typed, "It should be okay to meet and have sex with someone - on a one night stand - or month while visiting. Without having to pay the price of raising a child"? Can you take the point of view of a woman?

Shameless, ends-justify-means mindset.  Right up there with Captain Renault's being shocked, SHOCKED that gambling was going on at Rick's.

We need to know the kind of immoral thinking the pro-gun lobby takes, and give voice to challenge them to ethical thinking and behavior. 

According to the NRA,

"First, Say nothing."

"If media queries persist, go on the "offence, offence, offence".

"Smear gun-control groups."

"Shame them with statements such as - 'How dare you stand on the graves of those children to put forward your political agenda?'"

A reasonable response to NRA:

"First, make a very loud noise about their lack of a moral core."

"If media queries dies down, challenge them to keep up the pressure."

"Tell the truth about NRA."

"Shame the NRA with statements such as 'How dare you defend gun-rights in the midst of slaughter of the innocents."

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