tigerarmy247 (Andrew Dufour)

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Trump pledges action on school shootings, discusses arming teachers

We accept reasonable regulations of literally every other right we have, why is the 2nd amendment considered so untouchable to some. Restricting the type of weapons is not different from restricting the type of speech that is acceptable or having libel/slander laws, or having laws that prevent felons from voting.

February 22, 2018 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hundreds of Free State students stage walkout in protest of school shootings

If the constitution is amended the right is gone, it's a paradox.

February 21, 2018 at 3:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hundreds of Free State students stage walkout in protest of school shootings

Take a look at how those gun confiscation programs actually worked. It wasn't whole sale gun buy back programs. Stalin and Hitler took guns away only from their enemies and armed their allies. That's not what people are suggesting here.

February 21, 2018 at 3:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hundreds of Free State students stage walkout in protest of school shootings

You're right that we need to look at all facets of the problem.

One huge roadblock that would be a good starting point is to remove the ban on using tax dollars to fund gun violence research.

Also, how many people did the guy with a hatchet kill?

Fine, we can agree there is a mental health component but my god there is a weapon component too. It is way easier to kill other people (and yourself) with a gun than with literally any other weapon that is readily available.

One thing that I think does get lost in all of this is that we focus on these galvanizing mass shootings and we ignore that most gun deaths are suicide related. Most suicides are snap decisions and the quickest way to snap kill yourself is with a gun, reducing the amount of guns in circulation would drastically affect our suicide rate, just look at Australia.

February 21, 2018 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hundreds of Free State students stage walkout in protest of school shootings

Just a thing to keep in mind, the last time teenagers got involved in the process we amended the constitution to give 18 year olds the right to vote. Not saying it's easy or will happen, just don't automatically discount the effectiveness of our youth.

February 21, 2018 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Students who violated LHS policies in derogatory messages will be 'held accountable' — how, exactly, remains unclear

The point is that CNS news published something of dubious credibility.

September 21, 2017 at 1:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

But Armen, people with Gluten Intolerance and ADHD aren't being bullied and killed in some cases because of their condition. When you belittle the plight, especially of children, being bullied and in some cases bullied into suicide or killed because of what they're going through you're feeding the rhetoric that is causing the problem. And you're implying that these children are "choosing" to be the subject of this harassment and bullying in their school because they don't have a condition they just think they do, I think that is a very dangerous line of thought and gives people who harass and or discriminate against them the free reign to do so because it's possible their condition is faked.

September 20, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

You just said it again, "I have seen people who as a consequence of the 'help' they received." your anecdote about the people you've seen receive help is not evidence that everyone who receives help is ill served. Fine I'll take a turn, I have a friend who has received help and she's doing great.

September 20, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

I did read your posts and responded in kind. Do not tell me who to listen to please, Dorothy often has very cogent arguments on these threads and I'll thank you avoid belittling people on this thread that you disagree with.

September 20, 2017 at 3:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

I sincerely hope you never deal with a condition that society doesn't consider a genuine problem. For years depression and anxiety were seen as "fake" conditions and people died due to a lack of treatment. The opioid crisis has spiraled out of control and many localities are struggling to get doctors and police to carry drugs to reverse an overdose out of a belief that it's not a condition worth worrying about. Whether you "think" it's real is largely irrelevant to the people who are going throug it.

September 20, 2017 at 3:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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