Your isolated incident of the day

A man was killed after shooting and murdering 1 and injuring 5 on a shooting spree in Texas on Sunday. They just found his wife’s body in a motel stabbed to death.

2 thoughts on “Your isolated incident of the day

  1. lwk2431

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own.”

    Couldn’t agree more. You focus on one aspect of the use of deadly force, the aspect of harm an individual may do with a firearm, but are obvious to the lives saved by them. According to who’s research you believe anywhere from 100,000 to 2,500,00 times a year an American uses a firearm in self-defense.



    1. comradedread Post author

      And depending upon whose statistics you accept, there were about 2.5 million crimes that involved a gun during that same period. And I could also mention the far higher likelihood of a successful suicide attempt for those living in a home with a gun.

      Misuse of firearms are not isolated incidents. They occur with regular frequency and there are measures that can be taken that could work towards reducing those statistics.

      But we live in a denial of reality in which each mass shooting is treated as an isolated incident, something that could never be avoided, because we would rather sacrifice 30,000 or so lives a year than inconvenience a would-be gun purchaser.



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