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It's 19 weeks into the year and America has already seen 198 mass shootings

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136 days, 198 mass shootings.

We clearly have a problem in our country and this is not anything new. I know most people will either dismiss these horrendous crimes or pretend that guns are the problem.

We are averaging more than once a day someone in this country decides to shoot multiple people. Hate, division, mental illness, lack of respect, lack of empathy, and isolation are continuing to grow. Sadly everything seems to indicate it is only going to continue to get worse.
 

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136 days, 198 mass shootings.

We clearly have a problem in our country and this is not anything new. I know most people will either dismiss these horrendous crimes or pretend that guns are the problem.

We are averaging more than once a day someone in this country decides to shoot multiple people. Hate, division, mental illness, lack of respect, lack of empathy, and isolation are continuing to grow. Sadly everything seems to indicate it is only going to continue to get worse.
Thank you Joe Biden.
 

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Is this a thread about guns or the state of the human race?
 

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A lot of guns were sold over the last couple of years. Who could have predicted?
 

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Thank you Joe Biden.
What an idiotic post. Joe Biden created mass shootings that have been going on for decades in America -- really?

I'm sure that if a meteor crashed into Memphis you'd blame Joe Biden.

The only thing relevant about your post is that it reveals, in full display, your partisan hackery.
 

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136 days, 198 mass shootings.

We clearly have a problem in our country and this is not anything new. I know most people will either dismiss these horrendous crimes or pretend that guns are the problem.

We are averaging more than once a day someone in this country decides to shoot multiple people. Hate, division, mental illness, lack of respect, lack of empathy, and isolation are continuing to grow. Sadly everything seems to indicate it is only going to continue to get worse.

It is truly sad. I actually thought after Sandy Hook something would happen. I don't know what, but something. It didn't. And now we hear these things and we aren't even as horrified as we should be.
 

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What an idiotic post. Joe Biden created mass shootings that have been going on for decades in America -- really?

I'm sure that if a meteor crashed into Memphis you'd blame Joe Biden.

The only think relevant about your post is that it reveals your partisan hackery in full display.
They have gone wayyy up because of the hatred his cabal spews daily along with his press corp called CNN and MSNBC
 

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136 days, 198 mass shootings.

We clearly have a problem in our country and this is not anything new. I know most people will either dismiss these horrendous crimes or pretend that guns are the problem.

We are averaging more than once a day someone in this country decides to shoot multiple people. Hate, division, mental illness, lack of respect, lack of empathy, and isolation are continuing to grow. Sadly everything seems to indicate it is only going to continue to get worse.

How many of these "mass shootings" are organized crime/gang related?
 

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They have gone wayyy up because of the hatred his cabal spews daily along with his press corp called CNN and MSNBC
Except that these mass shootings are perpetrated not by liberals, or "the left," but by radical right-wingers. The Buffalo shooter parroted "replacement theory" which Tucker Carlson spews on this show. Inside a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, a white man with a history of antisemitic internet posts gunned down 11 worshipers, blaming Jews for allowing immigrant “invaders” into the United States. The next year, another white man, angry over what he called “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” opened fire on shoppers at an El Paso Walmart, leaving 23 people dead, and later telling the police he had sought to kill Mexicans.

Those acts weren't committed by people who watch CNN or MSNBC. These are people listening to Fox and the other ultra-right-wing "news" channels.


From the same article:

By his own account, the Buffalo suspect, Payton S. Gendron, followed a lonelier path to radicalization, immersing himself in replacement theory and other kinds of racist and antisemitic content easily found on internet forums, and casting Black Americans, like Hispanic immigrants, as “replacers” of white Americans. Yet in recent months, versions of the same ideas, sanded down and shorn of explicitly anti-Black and antisemitic themes, have become commonplace in the Republican Party — spoken aloud at congressional hearings, echoed in Republican campaign advertisements and embraced by a growing array of right-wing candidates and media personalities.
 

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Is this a thread about guns or the state of the human race?

Yes, it’s “breaking news” about no apparent increase in mass shooting crimes. ;)

Mass shootings, as is well known by now, are a common recurrence in the United States. Around this time last year, the U.S. had experienced a similar number of mass shootings: also about 10 a week.

According to their “expert”:

"This is planned violence. There is, in every one of these cases, always a trail of ... behavioral warning signs," he told NPR earlier this month.

This ^^^^ (if true) indicates that such crimes could be prevented if these known to be dangerous (future) perps were identified and no longer allowed to roam freely among us.
 

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136 days, 198 mass shootings.

We clearly have a problem in our country and this is not anything new. I know most people will either dismiss these horrendous crimes or pretend that guns are the problem.

We are averaging more than once a day someone in this country decides to shoot multiple people. Hate, division, mental illness, lack of respect, lack of empathy, and isolation are continuing to grow. Sadly everything seems to indicate it is only going to continue to get worse.
Imo one big problem is a lack of interest in understanding the motives of the shooters. People are in too much of a rush to categorize them into a neat little group and move on.

As an example, this latest shooting in Buffalo. This guy wrote a 180pg manifesto and was taken alive. People are fast in dismissing this as a hate crime but I hear very little interest in understanding what caused the hate. That, imo, should be our goal. If we understand it perhaps we can diffuse it in the future.
 

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What an idiotic post. Joe Biden created mass shootings that have been going on for decades in America -- really?

I'm sure that if a meteor crashed into Memphis you'd blame Joe Biden.

The only thing relevant about your post is that it reveals, in full display, your partisan hackery.
You could lay the blame mostly on the lefts bra burning days that started in the 1960s before then we had guns a plenty and mass shootings was extremely rare.

Make America great again!

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Except that these mass shootings are perpetrated not by liberals, or "the left," but by radical right-wingers. The Buffalo shooter parroted "replacement theory" which Tucker Carlson spews on this show. Inside a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, a white man with a history of antisemitic internet posts gunned down 11 worshipers, blaming Jews for allowing immigrant “invaders” into the United States. The next year, another white man, angry over what he called “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” opened fire on shoppers at an El Paso Walmart, leaving 23 people dead, and later telling the police he had sought to kill Mexicans.

Those acts weren't committed by people who watch CNN or MSNBC. These are people listening to Fox and the other ultra-right-wing "news" channels.


From the same article:

By his own account, the Buffalo suspect, Payton S. Gendron, followed a lonelier path to radicalization, immersing himself in replacement theory and other kinds of racist and antisemitic content easily found on internet forums, and casting Black Americans, like Hispanic immigrants, as “replacers” of white Americans. Yet in recent months, versions of the same ideas, sanded down and shorn of explicitly anti-Black and antisemitic themes, have become commonplace in the Republican Party — spoken aloud at congressional hearings, echoed in Republican campaign advertisements and embraced by a growing array of right-wing candidates and media personalities.
The shooter was a lefty!
 

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You could lay the blame mostly on the lefts bra burning days that started in the 1960s before then we had guns a plenty and mass shootings was extremely rare.

Make America great again!

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If you believe those numbers constitute 'mass shootings' then you also have to embrace that the vast majority of mass shootings and gin violence in general is perpetrated on by and against black Americans in the poverty stricken communities in democrat run cities across the country. So...how are you going to target those violent black Americans?
 

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Except that these mass shootings are perpetrated not by liberals, or "the left," but by radical right-wingers. The Buffalo shooter parroted "replacement theory" which Tucker Carlson spews on this show. Inside a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, a white man with a history of antisemitic internet posts gunned down 11 worshipers, blaming Jews for allowing immigrant “invaders” into the United States. The next year, another white man, angry over what he called “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” opened fire on shoppers at an El Paso Walmart, leaving 23 people dead, and later telling the police he had sought to kill Mexicans.

Those acts weren't committed by people who watch CNN or MSNBC. These are people listening to Fox and the other ultra-right-wing "news" channels.


From the same article:

By his own account, the Buffalo suspect, Payton S. Gendron, followed a lonelier path to radicalization, immersing himself in replacement theory and other kinds of racist and antisemitic content easily found on internet forums, and casting Black Americans, like Hispanic immigrants, as “replacers” of white Americans. Yet in recent months, versions of the same ideas, sanded down and shorn of explicitly anti-Black and antisemitic themes, have become commonplace in the Republican Party — spoken aloud at congressional hearings, echoed in Republican campaign advertisements and embraced by a growing array of right-wing candidates and media personalities.
That is a lie. Whether you know you are lying or whether you are just ignorant to the facts and blindly swallow leftist rhetoric...well...only you know that. But the reality is that the vast majority of 'mass shootings' are perpetrated by black Americans, in black American communities. 'People' like you only engage when it is a white shooter...thus you only give a shit about gun violence when it involves a white shooter, which PROBABLY explains your lie.
 
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Except that these mass shootings are perpetrated not by liberals, or "the left," but by radical right-wingers. The Buffalo shooter parroted "replacement theory" which Tucker Carlson spews on this show. Inside a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, a white man with a history of antisemitic internet posts gunned down 11 worshipers, blaming Jews for allowing immigrant “invaders” into the United States. The next year, another white man, angry over what he called “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” opened fire on shoppers at an El Paso Walmart, leaving 23 people dead, and later telling the police he had sought to kill Mexicans.

Those acts weren't committed by people who watch CNN or MSNBC. These are people listening to Fox and the other ultra-right-wing "news" channels.


From the same article:

By his own account, the Buffalo suspect, Payton S. Gendron, followed a lonelier path to radicalization, immersing himself in replacement theory and other kinds of racist and antisemitic content easily found on internet forums, and casting Black Americans, like Hispanic immigrants, as “replacers” of white Americans. Yet in recent months, versions of the same ideas, sanded down and shorn of explicitly anti-Black and antisemitic themes, have become commonplace in the Republican Party — spoken aloud at congressional hearings, echoed in Republican campaign advertisements and embraced by a growing array of right-wing candidates and media personalities.
The parroting of replacement is not a right-wing conspiracy THEORY. In any event, he was fatally correct that whites are being replaced. You can look up the stats.

Doesn't matter, he is a left-wing as they come. Here is the proof:

Later in the manifest, the shooter insists, “I would prefer to call myself a populist. But you can call me an ethno-nationalist eco-fascist national socialist if you want, I wouldn’t disagree with you.” He also repeatedly attacks capitalists, and rejected the conservative label because, he wrote, “conservativism is corporatism in disguise, I want no part of it.”
 
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