The US government has a clear responsibility under international law to protect the right to life. Tighter gun controls would help a l;ot in this respect, especially forbidding the sale and ownership by civilians of assault rifles. Why aren't the controls tighter? Think about who profits from all the gun ownership - and no, it is not the individuals who own them but the arms companies and dealers. And they all laugh when a terrible massacre happens because they know US citizens will think that buying more guns is the answer... You're being sold a pup for profit. And who promotes all the 'constitutional right to bear arms' rhetoric? The rich right wing, who all have investments in the arms trade... The stats show that countries with gun controls are safer than the US. And we don't feel our rights are compromised by not owning guns.
And yes, I am aware that Britain is complicit in this, as much of our GDP is created by producing and exporting arms. I wish it wasn't so. If nobody made arms for sale the world would be a better place.
tuco, you're absolutely right. Talk about the issue, respectfully listen and argue your case without resorting to violence or abuse and accept the majority decision. That's what democracy is all about and what we cherish yet take for granted.
done, needed greens and a restart. Shouldn't do these when I can't sleep. lol
finally, fourth guess I think
The department of justice has just announced that it is releasing the transcripts of the conversations between the Orlando shooter and the police, but that they are deleting all his references to ISIS and Islam. One has to wonder why the Obama administration wants to withhold truth from the public.
Got it on the first guess and it was a clickfest all the way to the end. What a fortunate guess!
Difficulty score 32. Used green, slow start but then it started to roll.