But I didn't even get the house completely framed before deciding that I had made a big mistake and that this was not the life for me.
I have no problems with people thinking differently than me (you have to remember where I spent most of my life and where I am living now). It is when they start turning that 'thinking' into doing that I start having a wee bit more than an issue. I certainly would not be moving there to 'fit in' with the social scene and 'get down' with the spirit of the beastie or any other similar rot... I would be moving there to be as left alone as can reasonably be, given my extant commitments, inclusive of state government and locals that feel empowered to try to put their hands in my pockets or engage in direct redistribution. I have as little tolerance for those that feel the 'need' to save my Dr. Scholl's as I do for the religious Warmer nutters... and none at all for 'race purists' that decide to put their ideology into action.
But I have a friend who's daughter is a song-writer in Nashville and he goes out to visit frequently and loves the area.
One can drive through parts of Oxnard or the world famous tourist destination known as Los Angeles' Skid Row and see all forms of destitution (coupled with the belligerence of the threat of direct redistribution) without any compensative natural beauty.
Ol' DSummoner just wants the solitude of his Ivory Tower in order to do 'that which must be done (e.g. that which was just submitted within the last few minutes)' with minimal excursions into the broader realms... although an airport, a fast internet connection and a MBZ dealer based repair shop limit the distance from the perils and ills of 'civilization' that such a DSummoner can go.
You're gonna have to document that "statement" with some reliable verifiable sources, as no one else has ever reported that "fact."
Automatic weapons are already heavily regulated (2 passport photos, fingerprints, LE signatures, FBI background check, $200 transfer tax, restricting on moving them, etc) by the National Firearms Act of 1934. And even further by the Protection Act of 1986, which banned the sale (transfer) of all automatic firearms manufactured after 1986. Thus the supply of legally owned automatic weapons is fixed, hence their rising values -- most sell for $15,000-$20,000.
There are over 250,000 legally owned automatic weapons (machine guns) in the US.
How many have ever been used to commit a crime?
(Answer - 1, a murder committed by a police officer, with his leally registered MAC-11, in Dayton OH).
Unless you are calling for a "turn them in-take them all-ban them in the future-no guns allowed period" type of action, any calls for more gun control laws are just "feel good" actions that accomplish nothing.
Criminals will continue to ignore laws, that's what makes them criminals.
Every time one of these heinous acts occur, the excuse is always "mental illness". This was a act of terrorism.
More on the shooter.
In his brief adulthood, Mr. Lanza had left few footprints, electronic or otherwise. He apparently had no Facebook page, unlike his older brother, Ryan, a Hoboken, N.J., resident who for several hours on Friday was misidentified in news reports as the perpetrator of the massacre. Adam Lanza did not even appear in his high school yearbook, that of the class of 2010. His spot on the page said, “Camera shy.” Others who graduated that year said they did not believe he had finished school.
Matt Baier, now a junior at the University of Connecticut, and other high school classmates recalled how deeply uncomfortable Mr. Lanza was in social situations. Several said in separate interviews that it was their understanding that he had a developmental disorder. They said they had been told that the disorder was Asperger’s syndrome, which is considered a high functioning form of autism.
Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein; dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr. --Xavier Naidoo
Four people die in Benghazi and people are outraged at a system that allows it to happen:
How could it happen? Why wasn't more done? How do we stop in happening again?
Twenty Children are gunned down in the latest massacre in the USA and a lot of the same people are all for maintaining the status quo.
"Guns don't kill people".
"There will always be criminals".
"If someone wants to do this, they'll find a way".
The majority of people w mental illness are not a threat, sadly there is still a stigma associated with it and people are loathe to direct someone in the direction of treatment. Also think too often doctors simply medicate with no real therapy.
Whole thing is horrible, those families, cannot imagine.
Not sure how you pulled politics out of this but every nutcase if alive will use this excuse. This was mass murder. Terrorism to say the least. If this was Mullah Akbar El', the media would never say "well Mullah had a mental illness". This case is so tremendously disheartening beyond belief.
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