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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    No, people don't kill each others on such a scale in civilised countries.

    Why do you ask?
    Come again? Terror Attack on Nice: 84 Dead After Grenade-Filled Truck Plows Into Crowd - ABC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Sometimes I hate my countrymen, too. For instance when I'm stuck in traffic, or packed in the subway.

    Maybe we would see more shooting sprees if we had easier access to guns?
    And there you have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    What about car burnings?

    If Americans started to burn their guns on New Year's Eve, that'd be hopeful.
    Does law enforcement in Paris let people burn cars?
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    We love violence more than each other.
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    What compels Americans to kill each others?
    People walking too slow - in front of me - in crowded places.

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    If they did that in France every month or two you might have had a point. But they don't. Got another whatabout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Is there a philosophical, or religious basis for the laws of a country to let a random dude being able to shoot his own country folk about a school, theater, concert, etc., etc.?

    I understand the concept of death that drives us all in some way.

    I knew someone from Tahiti who wanted to get a gun a few of years ago, so he could shoot dead a random person - preferably one with immigrant background, even though he was an immigrant himself.

    He said he just wanted to have that sort of power, that sort of freedom.

    I disagreed, and tried to talk him out of it.

    Thankfully, being in France, the best he could do was playing Call Of Duty.

    But, to make a story short, he ended up throwing himself under a high speed train.

    I think it's sad that he killed himself, but I'm glad he never had the freedom to go postal on other innocent people.

    And precisely why would a country grant such an insane freedom to its citizens?
    Because historically Americans were the rebels. The whole history thats taught in the US about how we broke away from the overbearing Brits/Europeans and how they are into society and we arent, we are individualists. When you are brought up your whole life talking about how society doesnt matter, but the individual and his/her rights are more important, it really changes your mindset from the get go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Violence is not an American problem, but we do glorify it. We do fail to offer suitable care to people who can't manage their rage, etc. We do assure that military-grade weapons are freely on offer to the public. And we do inculcate completely unrealistic expectations through our media.

    But none of this would result in mass murders on the scale they occur in the U.S. if it weren't for the easy access to guns, especially assault weapons.
    But why only in the last 20 years? Why were there so few mass shootings prior? Assault weapons have been sold since the 1960s but why is the mass shootings, specifically school shootings only the last 20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Yes, we had. It was terrible. But you reckon it's not as common as in the US, yes?
    Well, the population of France compared to the US...

    I think we can agree that even one mass shooting is too many...in any country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    So the core problem is easy access to guns, correct?
    That is PART of the problem, yes.

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