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Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan has said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city” and encouraged Londoners to be vigilant to combat dangers.

Originally posted by samisoffthewall

Perhaps the London mayor is correct in a gun-free society….bring that shit to Texas and see what happens.  #lonestarstate  #WeHaveGuns

For creating a culture that fetishizes guns to the level of religious fervor, making it impossible to impose any regulations that can keep military-grade weaponry out of the hands of the mentally ill or fanatics of any religious stripe, fuck yeah it’s the NRA’s fault.

America, you care more about your right to own weapons than you do the lives of others. You care more about your ‘right to bear arms‘ than you do about making compromises to make your country a safe place for everyone. Now your obsession with guns has lead to yet another mass shooting.

The worst part is: I’m not that surprised. This is something I’ve come to expect from you. In the same way I expect Donald Trump to say something horrible every week. I should not react to something as horrible as a mass shooting with ‘not again.‘

America, you have a gun problem. But worst of all, you seem to not care because apparently some centuries old document says it’s fine for you to own guns, and changing that is wrong, even if it will help prevent loss of life.

Sort your fucking priorities out. Guns do not, never have, and never will matter more than preserving human life. The sooner you realize that, the sooner horrific stuff like this will just be a dark side of history.

Suckers
  • Fox News 2008: if Obama is elected the government will come take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2009: now that Obama has been elected the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2010: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2011: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2012: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2013: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2014: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2015: the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
  • Fox News 2016: Obama's last year in office! this year for sure the government is coming to take everyone's guns away!
  • gun nuts: OMG! we need to go buy more guns and get ready for the coming war!
We Need to Teach Kids to Use Guns

No, I am not joking.

I think if we included basic marksmanship and more importantly, gun safety into the curriculum of the public school system we would see a decrease in accidental deaths and decrease the irrational attitudes we towards firearms; both the irrational fear of some, and the irrational attraction we have seen inspired by media like of Call of Duty and the Expendables. 

Now, what do I think we should teach kids? And when? I think it would of course have to start with safety. The root of it all has to be safety. We should teach the four basic rules of firearm safety while kids are still in elementary school. The rules are as follows,

  1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

  2. NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

  3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

  4. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

After teaching the basic rules and teaching safe handling of weapons, we should get kids some trigger time. Not with actual firearms, not yet. It would have to start with BB guns. They are almost without recoil, cause little to no injury even if someone is shot, and are very simple for someone to use. With eye protection and safe range policies there really is no safer way to learn basic marksmanship and safety. This should be mandatory.

Now after this basic familiarity training, everything else should be optional. Kids should be able to learn marksmanship with .22 rifles and beyond as they get older and advance through school. They don’t need to be actual classes, but weekend programs that take interested students(with parental permission of course) to get time on range with more advanced weapons and larger calibers. 

I believe such a program would demystify firearms to both the gun enthused and those that are afraid of guns. They are tools first and foremost that have a purpose. They are for sport. For putting food on the table. For defense of the family. For defense of the country. They can be fun, and they can be fascinating. But in the end if you do not treat them with respect they will bite you, or someone else. If we can teach everyone this we’ll see a safer and better society. 

Do Black People Have Equal Gun Rights?

By CHARLES C. W. COOKE

CONVENTIONAL wisdom holds that firearms are the preserve of conservative white men. You would never know this at my local shooting range, which happens to be in a majority African-American area, and has a clientele that reflects that fact. There, as a white man, I’m often in the minority; just one more guy who likes to fire weapons — another person to chat to and share stories with. It is, I’d venture, how things should be.

By rights, the Second Amendment should serve as a totem of African-Americans’ full citizenship and enfranchisement. For centuries, firearms have been indispensable to black liberation: as crucial a defense against tyranny for Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr. as for Sam Adams and George Washington. Today, however, many black Americans have a decidedly mixed relationship with the right to bear arms.

[Continue reading the article at The New York Times.]