The gun laws in the US have become a little bit of a joke all around the world, because of how they actually do the opposite of what laws are there for - to ensure everyone’s safety. But we all realize that it is not actually funny when people are losing their lives, especially knowing how many of those deaths could have been prevented.

There are people who take every chance they can to speak up about the gun policies in the US, but their voices are often lost in the flow of information and other events happening in the world and only can be heard clearly when a tragedy shakes society.

The loud discussions about gun laws unfolding right now are unfortunately a result of a mass shooting that took place on May 24 in Uvalde, Texas at an elementary school with 19 kids and 2 teachers killed. Celebrities and famous politicians are using their platforms to spread awareness of this problem in the US and are offering solutions to end it.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 months ago

It is tragic, heartbreaking, and flat-out disgusting when guns are the leading cause of death for youth and adolescents in the United States. I feel like this country has grown so numb to the endless cycle of shooting that plague the newspapers and news sites. Twenty-seven, I repeat twenty-seven school shooting have happened in the U.S. this year. And there have already been 213 mass shootings since the 2022. Shouldn't that terrify people and send up massive warning bells? This country needs to taken action because sadly thoughts and prayers are not going to bring innocent lives back.

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The shooting took place at Robb Elementary school in the small city of Uvalde in Texas, which is located about 80 miles west of San Antonio. As of now, 21 deaths were confirmed.

The police have already found out who the shooter was and it was actually a local high school student, Salvador Ramos. He had just turned 18 and for his birthday, he legally bought two assault rifles and scores of ammo. Three days before the shooting, he posted a photo of his purchase in his Instagram stories.

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Jacob Nunez
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2 months ago

I’m not religious, but I agree with God.

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago

How is the freedom to have guns more important than the safety of children?

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On Tuesday, Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother, who was taken to the hospital and was in serious condition. Then the shooter crashed his car into a ditch near the school and went into the building through the back door.

He chose a classroom and barricaded himself in one of them that had an adjoining classroom as well. The high schooler started what he came there for and just started shooting at everyone. All of those 19 children and 2 teachers that were killed were in that classroom the shooter was in and the adjoining one. When the police arrived, they managed to open the door and liquidate the shooter.

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago

Why USA is a very good question.

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 months ago

I saw someone say " Americans are offended by the word c##t but here in Australia we're super offended by children being slaughtered by automatic weapons". Well said my friend, you and me both.

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Salvador Ramos had no problems accessing the guns, and quite powerful ones too. He just went to a federally authorized dealer in the Uvalde area and legally paid for them as if he was buying candy.

The right to have a gun is mentioned in the infamous Second Amendment to the United States Constitution which states "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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KJ
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2 months ago

It was enough years ago, now it's ridiculous.

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TrickQuestion
Community Member
2 months ago

Technically not true. DJT repealed an Obama era law that made it harder for people with mental illness to get guns. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/president-trump-made-it-easier-mentally-ill-get-guns-when-n1039301

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Vicious Insect
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2 months ago

And that's not life, is it?

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And Americans like to take advantage of this right. That is why there are 120 guns per 100 Americans, and about 44 percent of US adults have a gun in their house. Gun production jumped 60 percent in the period between January 2020 and January 2021. Also, the FBI announced that in March 2021, they conducted the most background checks concerning guns.

Many people see owning a gun as a manifestation of the freedom their country provides them, however, time and time again it has proven itself to be very harmful.

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Tamra Stiffler
Community Member
2 months ago

And this is what sickens me - the hope that maybe this kind of horrific tragedy would mean enough to force a change for the better. When it happened THE FIRST TIME. But it didn't, and it just keeps happening over and over. And nothing changes.

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Nor
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2 months ago

Just reading this made me cry so much, can't even imagine what that poor dad felt

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 months ago

You can't have a beer before you are 21 but you can buy an Automatic rifle at 18...... .......Seriously!

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The gun issue in the US is long-standing. In the years between 1970 and 2020, there have been 2,053 school shootings, and this year alone, 288 of them have been recorded. The US has the most school shootings in the world and they are in the lead with a big difference from the country with the second highest number of shootings, which is Mexico, with 8 so far this year.

What is even more concerning is that this wasn’t the first big school shooting with many fatal victims. In fact, the one in Uvalde is the second biggest elementary school shooting in the US, in the past 10 years, that is. 

In 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people when he came to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The incident raised the question of gun control then, but in all those years, nothing has changed and it was just a matter of time until a new tragedy occurred. 

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Artemis302
Community Member
2 months ago

We hire our lawmakers with our votes. Did you / will you vote this year? Where does your chosen senator and representative stand on gun control? Find out! Fire a legislator who is not working for YOUR interests, and elect their competition. Write letters! Let your legislators know what's important to you. We elect them to make laws, not to create a career in the media spotlight by mouthing pithy, meaningless sound bites. Vote the opposers and the obstructionists out of office.

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PandaRave
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2 months ago

The “give the teachers guns” argument is just so….typical. Now your 4th Grade Health Teacher is going to play action hero and mow down the loner at the school? What is the thought process behind this?

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Mozzarella
Community Member
2 months ago

Why do politicians not get it? They are so intent on the wrong things. They focus on stopping marijuana, when alcohol takes over 80 thousands lives a year. Like so many more, they don’t get it. Why can’t they get that they get that they are approving THE MURDER OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. America is the only one that doesn’t prohibit guns and it is ridiculous

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Mass school shootings happen in other countries in the world as well, but the frequency that it happens in the US is unmatched. So there is clearly something that the rest of the world is doing right that is not done in one of the most developed countries in the world.

So the politicians in the Senate are once again raising the question of gun control laws, using this shooting as evidence that the current ones are not working. Hopefully, the pressure from not only society but famous people who have influence will help to move towards the right direction.

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Tamra Stiffler
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2 months ago

Where are kids safe? In almost any other country, where this madness doesn't happen.

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Mouse
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2 months ago

On sheets with a high thread count and full bellies, vile.

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PCW10101
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2 months ago

And is that acceptable? DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!

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Mozzarella
Community Member
2 months ago

Freedom is nothing compared to the lives that were sacrificed for it. Now that those people have come and gone, you create another unliveable country, exactly why America got their freedom in the first place

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PandaRave
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2 months ago

Jesus Christ, this was when the full 21 murders haven’t been revealed. Just when he thought it was at the very least over the number skyrocketed

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Paul C.
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2 months ago

And the reality is that in a week, two weeks, maybe three, we will be talking about it again.

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Tamra Stiffler
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2 months ago

Thoughts and prayers are as useful as a fart in the wind.

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Joe Reaves
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2 months ago

What's even worse is she missed out the one at the church in between last week's supermarket shooting and this week's school shooting. It didn't have as high a body count but only because the congregations rushed the guy and the preacher hit him over the head with a chair. One of the people rushing him died but it gave the others the chance to take him down. Otherwise there would have been a double figure death toll there too.

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James016
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2 months ago

27 in months? That's beyond f****d up.

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Mozzarella
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry is a word. Sorry will never be enough for the crimes and horrors humankind have committed. We will have to pay for every single thing that we have done to the earth and each other

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Mozzarella
Community Member
2 months ago

They don’t need hearts. They need change. Riot. Tell the bitches that were supposed to “represent” you that we are not gonna stop and watch as countless others get killed. Take a stand. They will not get away with this

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PCW10101
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2 months ago

Even better - stop selling guns to anyone who has the money!

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Tamra Stiffler
Community Member
2 months ago

The shooter didn't use "evil" to kill those kids, he used a GUN. We don't need "thoughts and prayers", if those worked we'd live in a land of golden streets and unicorns farting rainbows! We need an honest government. We need politicians that can't be bought. We need citizens to pull their heads out of their asses and stop voting for nutjobs. We need to get rid of the goddamn guns.

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Mozzarella
Community Member
2 months ago

In times like this, when people OF POWER, people who ARE ROLE MODELS TO THE WORLD, can’t do s**t, it’s up to us to help each other. They can’t get it. And they never will. HELP EACH OTHER. Even if no-one else will

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Jeff‍
Community Member
2 months ago

Enough is enough. We need political people that don't get over the mass murder of children in a week. We need stricter gun laws. We need safer schools. We won't take any more of your "Thoughts and Prayers" You know what we want? We want people who take the time to make schools safer. Instead people are making money selling guns. We need people to make sure you can't just walk in to a school, armed. We need change.

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