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We shoot and kill kids in the USA on any day that ends in a “Y”. Why?!

We shoot and kill kids in the USA on any day that ends in a “Y”. Why?!

(Editor) At the Daily News Dash, we have thought long and hard, and tried to put some perspective around the senseless and ongoing “Killing fields” in US schools.

ONE is the so called engrained Second Amendment in the US constitution, which came into being in 1789 “The right to bear arms ….”  https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/second_amendment

TWO Below is the most advanced rifle of 1789 – a one shot muscat, that fires 1 round every 1 minute (The time to put a lead ball down the barrel, add black gunpowder, compact with rifle rod and then aim and re shoot). Bullet travels at around 350 metres per second.  

The automatic rifles used in most shootings are semi military grade rifles capable of over 200 rounds a minute. On manual firing, these can fire 10 rounds every second. These bullet travels at around 1,000 metres per second.  

We shoot and kill kids in the USA on any day that ends in a “Y”. Why?!

THREE Accessibility of anyone who can buy a riffle or firearm in the USA. This is anywhere from pistols, to rifles, to military grade semi automatic riffles.

“…In the USA, the right to keep and bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment of the country’s constitution. The current gun laws in the country allow for: The purchase of assault rifles and shotguns from the age of 18…”

So you can buy a rifle at 18 before you can drink or vote at 21. Blood stupid!!

FOUR The “woo is me, conflict resolution skills” – If they don’t like me, bully me, or my parents don’t give me what I want, I can get a killing machine and shoot them as revenge for my way of fixing any opposition to my thoughts.

If the Gun Lobby in the USA is all too powerful, the President of the USA needs to sign and Executive Order to fix this once and for all. I think the pendulum has swung to far and the appetite for change has swung in favour of limiting the ability of 18 year old’s to murder school children once and for all…. only time will tell. Let’s hope we are not having this conversation in 12 months’ time… (Since this article, the USA had another hospital and school  massacre inside 3 weeks!!- Wake up)

USA gun madness
USA gun madness

Dash Editor

Self-confessed confused news junkie, with lifelong additions to coffee, great conversations, perfection in all its forms, cold wine, hot music and puppy dogs.

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