• Veda the Moor

    I think a law making it illegal to publisize the name of a school shooter would go a LONG way in cutting down on them. Make the coverage focus purely on the lives it touched and change the tone -- if you are thinking of doing this, its open season on you, not the school.

    After that, 2 doors in every classroom would go miles and miles to making it harder to rack up the high numbers of casualties the shooters are hoping for.

    The answer to violence is rarely violence, that's the easy way. A couple of armed people on campus may help.. but it also puts a target on their back as to who to go after first. The shooter has the intitiative as he starts the conflice.. he can plan.

    Beyond that, its all about the social problems in America.. the huge amount of us vs them-ism, the estrangement, the economic inequality, the isolation the prevailing culture enforces, the punitive type knee jerk reaction to literally everyones failing and weaknesses.... America is very, very sick. A higher percentage of its population is addicted to drugs than any other 1st world society, a higher percentage of people in prison than just about anywhere, a higher percentage of murder than any other "advanced" society, literally just about the only country with so many school shootings and the only industrialized country with them. But I see zero discussion in the general public of these larger issues.

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  • Veda the Moor

    Kirk Cousins had it applied to him and he showed how players can use it to their advantage so I think it will be used less-- not because it's outlived it's usefulness but because players FINALLY woke up and realized it can be used as a tool in long term negotiations to get them more money.

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  • Veda the Moor

    I am more from a Mongolian style so I couldn't help you out but interested in the answer as I've considered using a pair.

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  • Veda the Moor

    Wasn't really directed at exactly that.. I was behind in the conversation and have a read a few things. Certainly didn't mean to take a shot at anyone or any idea because this is the best thread on this topic I think I've ever seen on the internet!

    I don't know.. I just project trends out from where they have been going and the US looks to have quite a few issues and trends that are very troubling to me. Some, to be fair, are sort of the direction everyone in the world is taking. But the continued emphasis on lack of empathy for ones fellow human is disturbing.

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  • Veda the Moor

    I've mostly said my piece but , may as well blather on a bit more.

    I disagree that it's just a matter of enforcing current laws. I'd like new ones. We can strike out old ones.

    Use a firearm in the commission of a crime: add however many years onto your sentence until it makes you 65 when you get out.

    Simulate (use a fake) firearm.. add 20 years to the sentence (up to maximum age 65, when you're allowed out).

    Fail to properly store a guy resulting in its use in a crime-- same sentence as the crime committed calls for.

    5% tax on semi automatic handguns., 10% on semi automatic rifles., 10% on ammunition outside of shooting ranges. This tax pays for investment in high crime or poor economic areas.

    Curriculum introduced to schools that stresses civics, Western philosophy, ethics and morals, and critical thinking.

    Funding of research on estrangement within a society and how to best combat it.

    The only way the US will ever be over this is to look itself in the mirror and be honest with itself about what it is and what it wants to be and what it's willing to do to get there. Sadly, I think it will be more and more of the jingoism, the hollow patriotism , and historical simpletonism.

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  • Veda the Moor

    More guns around... so, more guns on campus. How many of these incidents happen when a kid -- being a kid-- gets access to a gun he's not meant to? Then you want to fill schools with them.

    100 teachers-- 25 more guns on campus-- 25 chances for someone to make a mistake in putting it away, keeping it where it should be. And where would the guns be? They have to be easily accessible if they are meant to stop a sudden shooting. But if they are easily accessible, they are also more likely to be stolen. Then we also have the increased chance of a stressed out teacher using the gun as it shouldn't. And none of that would stop a school shooting. In some situations it might end it sooner. Might.

    Then there is this, and the fact THIS isn't the question really shows where things are at: how did society get to the point where we have to CONSIDER and DEBATE arming TEACHERS? Some countries don't have to arm their COPS.

    What does that say about the US?

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  • Veda the Moor

    Yea, I was really surprised at that because she is so distinctive and has such a presence...

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  • Veda the Moor

    I've always wanted laws like that.

    If I have dynamite at my construction site and it's not stored properly, I'm liable to a degree.
    Same deal-- if your gun is stolen from your glovebox, purse, under your pillow or what not-- you're liable. If you sell it privately, avoiding background checks in the process, you're liable.

    After 3 magazines worth of ammo for your weapons there could be a 100 dollar a bullet tax, except at shooting ranges. If you bring in your expended ammo-- your brass-- after you were target shooting or hunting, you get to buy more ammo at the regular price.

    In the end, this will slow down but not stop things.

    America has become a callous, punitive loving country with little respect for life. You see it everywhere, in just about every facet of public life.

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  • Veda the Moor

    Wasn't planning to see this at all. But the trailer I saw when I went to theater last was surprisingly good and, honestly, I will watch almost anything with Michael B. Jordan in it. One of my favorite actors right now.

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  • Veda the Moor

    Got no horse in the race so it's just funny to me.. but man, bad look all the way around.

    Colts announce him as their coach.. he says "no I'm not!".

    Colts shouldn't have announced it obviously without the signature , but think how sure they must have been and how he must have led them on.

    Colts are working real hard at becoming the new Browns.

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