Uncommon Sense

May 10, 2021

WTF Is Wrong With Us?

In a report on a mass shooting that occurred in Colorado on May 10, 2021 (yesterday), The Guardian commented “It was Colorado’s worst mass shooting since a gunman killed 10 people at a Boulder supermarket on 22 March..”

Think about that. Worst mass shooting in two months? In 48 fucking days? Just in Colorado, mind you.

What’s next? Mass shooting of the month? . . . of the week? Worst mass shooting in some small community so they can compete with the larger “events” in places like Las Vegas?

Yes, I am quite aware that you are not someone I need to worry about “going Rambo” in my community, but what does it say when there are so many of us who want this activity to be quashed . . . completely, and we cannot get that to happen because there are too many guns and ammo manufacturers making too much money to have any such restrictions passed into law or, if already passed into law, enforced for Pete’s sake. Making money for this small segment of our economy is too important to protect the lives of hundreds of victims of gun shootings/suicides?

Do we really think “if those people live, what will happen to our jobs?”

What is wrong with us?


  1. What is wrong with us indeed!!!??!

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    Comment by Nan — May 10, 2021 @ 11:44 am | Reply

  2. The suicide numbers are really telling. If I remember correctly, gun suicides dropped in Oz after the ban by around 65%.

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    Comment by john zande — May 10, 2021 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  3. Here you go, from the Washington Post

    So what have the Australian laws actually done for homicide and suicide rates? Howard cites a study (pdf) by Andrew Leigh of Australian National University and Christine Neill of Wilfrid Laurier University finding that the firearm homicide rate fell by 59 percent, and the firearm suicide rate fell by 65 percent, in the decade after the law was introduced, without a parallel increase in non-firearm homicides and suicides. That provides strong circumstantial evidence for the law’s effectiveness.


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    Comment by john zande — May 10, 2021 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  4. These mass shootings have singularly boosted the American public into the most stupid people in the world category along with suicide bombers and people who hang of cliffs and take selfies. Of course Trump did a lot more to confirm this perception, but seriously, if the US wants to retain or build some respect as an intelligent people they have to take this issue seriously, people power works. Apart from the loss of life it is likely causing a drop in tourism and would definitely be causing major domestic security and terrorism concerns.

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    Comment by sklyjd — May 11, 2021 @ 5:48 am | Reply

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