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The antigun crowd keeps feeding the media the same lie about availability.

No amount of emailing conservative anchors or the NRA seems to move any of them to tell these simple truths.

Firearms capable of doing these shootings have been commonly available since the end of WWII.

In the 50's, less than $100 and a stamp would get you a surplus US GI carbine by mail order.

200 rounds of ammunition, $7.

30 round magazines, $2 each.

The ads are in online copies of shooting magazines.

And those of us who were shooting at that time remember some better deals in some sporting goods stores.

Why didn't we have these events back then?

They are refusing to admit that this is all about mental health.

Why didn't we have these events back then?

We didn't have the "if it feels good, do it" attitude.

We didn't raise children to believe that their “feelings” were the most paramount things in the universe. And if they were offended, they were entitled to a sincere apology couched in language that they could review before accepting.

We didn't raise children that were convinced that they were entitled to a detailed and in depth explanation of "why should I" every time any adult told them to do something.

All that entitlement and permissiveness ain’t working.

Society has changed, the guns have not.


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Its for sure an amalgamation of various problems united in concert to precipitate such events.

    Im not in agreement about the causes of poor parenting and expected entitlement. Not because Im not acknowledging those problems. IMO those are real problems and perhaps even societal in scale. Statistically however, the math doesn't add up. If gross narcissism was at the root of mass shootings, they would be epidemic and not anomalies. One of the worst lies being perpetuated by the media is that gun deaths by mass shooting are epidemic. The math simply does not support this. Small to no consolation to the victims for sure, but it is what it is. Sensationalizing sells air time, but doesn't honestly analyze.

    Focusing on mental health is a good start I think. Rush to simplification not so much.
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