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Tim Cook calls US inaction on gun violence 'insanity' after 2 mass shootings within 24 hours killed 29 people

Tim Cook calls US inaction on gun violence 'insanity' after 2 mass shootings within 24 hours killed 29 people

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  • I hate having to walk around as a defenseless victim, especially as a West Point graduate, 6 years as an army officer, and over 20 years as a lawyer licensed in two states. Why am I not able to have a tool with me at all times with which I am proficient, and for which I understand and appreciate the

    I hate having to walk around as a defenseless victim, especially as a West Point graduate, 6 years as an army officer, and over 20 years as a lawyer licensed in two states. Why am I not able to have a tool with me at all times with which I am proficient, and for which I understand and appreciate the responsibilities and risks that accompany its use? There are many among us who are similarly willing and capable to provide protection to those around us. But, we are prevented by the fears of those who do not understand both how evil a few people can be, and how guns can be safely used to prevent and reduce the impact of evil actions.

    I continue to believe that most people around us are very good, and want to help their neighbors. It is only the few that must be kept in check, and the police are too few to do it. We must rely on each other. Again, there are enough of us out here who are willing and capable to make a difference. We have tried gun-free zones, and they do not work. Push for changes in the laws to enable us to do what we can. Current laws criminalize law-abiding citizens who could supplement the police in providing protection, while doing little to curb criminal gun crimes.

    Gun control laws have not worked, and creating more laws that will only be followed by law-abiding citizens will NOT help. Let us consider trying something new. We, the People, are responsible for our own safety. Allow those of us who are willing and capable to do that.

    Consider a national volunteer deputy program, with registration, periodic training on such things as working with professional law officers and use of deadly force, and require private liability insurance. Let us consider something different than more of what is failing.

  • Can we please put this "good guys with guns" myth to rest? Police say they "neutralized" the Dayton shooter in 30 seconds, and he still killed 9 people (https://www.vox.com/2019/8/5/20755047/dayton-mass-shooting-timeline-good-guy-with-a-gun-myth). Police at the Gilroy Festival were completely outgunned

    Can we please put this "good guys with guns" myth to rest? Police say they "neutralized" the Dayton shooter in 30 seconds, and he still killed 9 people (https://www.vox.com/2019/8/5/20755047/dayton-mass-shooting-timeline-good-guy-with-a-gun-myth). Police at the Gilroy Festival were completely outgunned, and now it looks like the shooter killed himself rather than being brought down by police (https://www.npr.org/2019/08/02/747786433/coroner-says-gilroy-festival-shooter-killed-himself-contradicts-police-reports). The problem is the guns. There is no reason a civilian should have an automatic or semi-automatic weapon.

  • Gun control most definitely has worked--see the substantial and easily measurable plummeting of suicides abd murders following adoptions of the 3-day waiting period. However, as many have said, guns are not the root problem. Restricting them will have a positive effect but it won't stem the tide of extremist

    Gun control most definitely has worked--see the substantial and easily measurable plummeting of suicides abd murders following adoptions of the 3-day waiting period. However, as many have said, guns are not the root problem. Restricting them will have a positive effect but it won't stem the tide of extremist young white men looking to make a mark on the world in any way. Gun control would be stopgap at best. We need to rethink the principles of American freedom, as uncomfortable as that is. We can no longer dismiss mass murder after mass murder as "the actions of a few unstable people".

  • Agree with Craig Bohn. And ... gun control doesn't work, never did. Claims that any gun control laws reduced any kind of crime or violence are skewed or are downright lies. What needs to be addressed is the root cause of the violence, notice I said violence not gun violence. When the lawmakers figure

    Agree with Craig Bohn. And ... gun control doesn't work, never did. Claims that any gun control laws reduced any kind of crime or violence are skewed or are downright lies. What needs to be addressed is the root cause of the violence, notice I said violence not gun violence. When the lawmakers figure out that trying to disarm an entire population is not going to stop violence, maybe they will start to address the root cause of the violence and stop blaming an inanimate object.

  • When you need business leaders to step in to lead because your elected officials can't find a way forward.

  • Let’s not gloss over the real problem that is the supply and access to firearms. In fact, the US has the most civilian firearms per capita — estimated at 89 per 100 residents by the latest Small Arms Survey, a reputable source. (Canada came in at 13th at 31/100.) The problem is more downstream than upstream

    Let’s not gloss over the real problem that is the supply and access to firearms. In fact, the US has the most civilian firearms per capita — estimated at 89 per 100 residents by the latest Small Arms Survey, a reputable source. (Canada came in at 13th at 31/100.) The problem is more downstream than upstream. Let’s not boil the ocean.

  • Gin control laws a d regulation hasn't worked because one political party will not let them succeed. Every measure that is put forth the right demands that it be replaced with even less regulation. No regulation is a anarchy. Which is further left than any Democrat. We have the most dominant political

    Gin control laws a d regulation hasn't worked because one political party will not let them succeed. Every measure that is put forth the right demands that it be replaced with even less regulation. No regulation is a anarchy. Which is further left than any Democrat. We have the most dominant political party ignoring every issue that needs addressed and then refuses to allow the other side an opportunity to do so.

  • Craig and Sidney are right on target