Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

3 Bumps

Gun violence

Does it seem like gun violence has been getting worse since they threaten to take our guns away or do you think its more publicized because of the recent events? 

 

There was another gun related incident is AZ as we speak

3 people shot one in critical and they cant find the gunman

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=23906453&nid=157&title=phoenix-police-at-home-connected-to-shooting-&s_cid=featured-1

 
LostSoul88

Asked by LostSoul88 at 3:34 PM on Jan. 30, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

Level 40 (119,476 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (23)
  • No, it’s not . It's being exaggerated and sensationalized in the media for a political agenda. Gang and drug crime that went ignored in November is front page news in January, with the gang and drug detail conveniently left out until three days later,when nobody's paying attention anymore .
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:39 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • I'm tired of people pretending any change to gun laws would change any of these things. It's ignorant paranoia that does nothing but waste money and ignore the real problem. Pissed off guy gets in an argument and turns violent. Does any intelligent person really believe he would've walked away if gun laws were tougher? Last I checked, shooting someone is ALREADY illegal. Obviously, he didn't give a fuck.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:46 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • "Chicago has strict gun laws I think it's safe to say we are the leading city in homicides? "skinnyslokita
    I agree with her. Chicago already has 42 homicides this year. And as we all know Obama's hometown has the strictest gun control laws. This city doesn't even have a GUN STORE for heavens sake! Cali is also another state how has high gun violence.
    And Obama is NOT gonna take our guns away, or anyone else for that matter. It would be impossible to do that since many long guns do not have to be registered. So the govt may be able to take pistols away, which they will not do. But they can raise the price of ammo, which again is a double edge sword. How many more fucking times are we gonna hash this out? MORE gun control is not an answer, it will not work. Has it worked in the past? HELL NO! Will it work now?? HELL NO! Clinton's gun control ban didn't work did it? Neither will Obama's grand plan.
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 6:50 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • I'm so sick of the selfishness of so many. Those cries of "they're trying to take MY guns away" & "I don't want to pay for healthcare, it's unconsitutional". In the meantime, shit like this keeps happening: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/alabama-school-bus-hostage-situation_n_2578775.html. I mean seriously, god forbid, gun laws be tighted to help try to stop such occurences.  Or taxes be raised to pay for a mental health care over-all in the US, which is beyond beyond needed. 

    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 3:40 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • Gun violence is no more prevalent now than it was a few months ago. It is over sensationalized in the media and anytime anything is mentioned relating to guns, someone jumps all over it. It gets splashed on social sites and news sites with equal fervor and half the time no one has a clue what actually happened till after they have splashed the most negative crap they can.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 4:32 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • Chicago has strict gun laws I think it's safe to say we are the leading city in homicides? Will strict guns laws really stop shootings? I think not, it will only affect those who follow the law not stop the criminals who are killing.
    skinnyslokita

    Answer by skinnyslokita at 4:49 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • Well one striker thing is they need to make punishment using a gun longer.

    How about making the punishment for committing a violent act of any kind longer?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:31 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • Since gun control is such a hot-button issue right now, of course the media is going to overhype every gun related incident. Frankly, I don't see what stricter gun laws are going to do but inhibit the law-abiding. Criminals couldn't give 2 shits for whatever gun laws are on the books, they don't possess their guns legally anyway.
    hootie826

    Answer by hootie826 at 3:58 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • I think it is more publicised because they want to get rid of guns.  It is to satisfy and agenda.  How many people are stabbed to death each day, how many people are beaten to death each day.  Every incident does not make it on tv, it would be impossible.  Just because you get rid of guns, does not = safety.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:08 PM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • Between 2004 and 2011, there have been over 11,000 reports to the U.S. FDA MedWatch system of psychiatric drug side effects related to violence. Of the 31 people who committed acts of violence that were documented to be under the influence of psychiatric drugs, ten were seeing either a psychiatrist or psychologist. We all know this also cause of the increased awareness of the mental disorders. But nobody has thought of what these psychiatric drugs do to our kids when given to at a young age. Here is the website that will tell you about any drug that may have or not contributed to the school shooting/violence. It will opne the eyes of a ew who do bother to read this link...These info also includes shooting at schools in other countries. 


    http://www.cchrint.org/school-shooters/

    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 7:12 PM on Jan. 30, 2013