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Sun Mar 20, 2022, 11:43 AM

Another mass shooting, this time in Arkansas

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/many-10-injured-shooting-arkansas-car-show-state-police-say-rcna20761

Gun violence was bad, but it seems to have escalated massively in the past couple months. Every single day now I see national news stories on big shootings.

This doesn't happen anywhere else in the developed world, and the evidence proves gun laws work. The lowest gun violence in America is all in blue states. The highest gun violence is all in red states.

And yet Texas and Ohio just passed bills further eliminating gun laws.

This country is truly sick and depraved. I hate it here.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 11:57 AM

1. Consider emigrating. Nobody should live in a country

they hate.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:10 PM

2. Not such an easy task: immigration laws prevents a major problem




Canada comes to mind. You have to have a lot of greenbacks to immigrate there.


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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:15 PM

3. Mexico has warmer weather

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Response to MichMan (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:18 PM

5. Consistently rates as one of the most violent countries in the world.

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Response to Marius25 (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 01:47 PM

11. Panama, Belize, Uruguay, Costa Rica

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Response to marybourg (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 02:56 PM

12. My friend and his wife moved to Panama and really like it.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:17 PM

4. I would love to emigrate. Can't get a work visa

to any other countries except Israel.

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Response to Marius25 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 05:58 PM

13. Well, maybe you should consider Israel.

It was just named the 9th Happiest Country in the World by an agency of the normally hostile UN. Only the usual Scandinavian countries did better.

https://www.jta.org/2022/03/18/israel/israel-is-the-9th-happiest-country-in-the-world-un-nonprofit-says?utm_source=JTA_Maropost&utm_campaign=JTA_DB&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-41695-20856

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Response to marybourg (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 06:07 PM

14. I'm considering it, but they still have to deal with

terrorism and rocket attacks. Most of the world hates them.

And I likely can't find a job that can afford Israel. It's the 8th most expensive country on Earth.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:21 PM

6. I want to leave also. I've been thinking about Portugal but Covid wrecked everything for awhile.

All those people screaming that "The United States is the greatest country in the world" are the ones ruining it.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:23 PM

7. Yeah, my family and I have researched Portugal and France

for places to consider. Problem is I don't have a passive income right now, so I don't qualify for a visa in those countries and can't get a job there.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:30 PM

8. +1000.

We had all the makings of the greatest country ever, then humans messed it up royaly.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:37 PM

9. This is going to become so commonplace that it doesn't even qualify as news

Thank you repugs and gun whacko's.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:51 PM

10. I hear your frustration and despair.

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This is how Conservatives and Gunners want it, and the Constitution enables this level of mayhem. The anachronistic 2nd Amendment is interpreted literally.

In reality, you have an incident like this. 1 testosterone-addled individual, probably young, feels insulted/threatened/vengeful, and fires 2 dozen bullets in a crowded event, with utter disregard for consequences.

So much of Gunner logic is that 'firearms must be as free as possible so I can protect myself and others when someone else starts shooting'. But here, no gunner hero had time to defend themselves.

An important point: I surmise that this event, and many of the victims, are African-American. When black men shoot each other it barely makes a ripple on the news.

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