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This is the Christmas card of Thomas Massie, Republican Representative from Kentucky. Pelosi said her young staffers knew to barricade the door, turn out the lights, and be silent, because they learned it in school. Why women live longer than men. (□ Weirdest thing about guns in the Kentucky Capitol: if you have one, you’re told to walk around the metal detector. Others must pass through and get wanded.… In the US gun crime & knife crime are unthinkably greater than in Britain. I don’t think we need advice from you, thank you very much.… The reason the terrorist in London went on a "stabbing spree" instead of a "shooting spree" is because they have tough gun laws and serious penalties in England. Thus the toll was 3 dead (awful) rathe than 3 dozen (horrific).

Number of school shootings in the 21st century by country. Source. 10/28/2015 Texas Governor Greg Abbott urging more gun sales in Texas.… *****Schools in the United States are being designed around the assumption that people will take guns into them and open fire.… This makes me feel physically sick. How can anyone think this is good parenting?!… Bulletproof backpacks are making it onto back-to-school shopping lists this year following several mass shootings. - @TODAYShow. Homicide rate by the method of murder for the world's 35 wealthiest countries. Maybe, just maybe, the abundant and inadequately regulated access to guns in the United States is part of the problem.…

*****Video: "STICKS ARE COOL!"… *****Every country has mentally ill. Every country has video games. Every country has people who don’t pray. Every country has racists. Only America has near-daily mass shootings. It’s the guns. Chris Murphy sur Twitter : "19 out of 20 murderers have no mental illness diagnosis. 4 out of 5 mass shooters have no mental illness diagnosis, and half showed no signs on a prior, undiagnosed illness. Framing this as just a mental illness problem is a gu. Kyung Lah sur Twitter : "I lived in Japan for 5 yrs as @CNN’s Tokyo correspondent and covered ZERO mass shooting. ZERO shootings AT ALL. Japan is a video game culture unlike almost any other country. What’s extremely, extremely rare in Japan—guns.… https:

This headline just about sums up today’s dreadful news from the USA… Two in one day □ #Dayton #ElPaso… 2019 mass shootings: □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 0 □□ 1 □□ 1 □□ 1 □□ 1 □□ 3 □□ 249. CNN reports that local officials in El Paso believe some mass shooting victims didn’t seek medical treatment because of their immigration status. America is in dire shape.…

Octavia Butler knew... sur Twitter : "White parents, why are you producing so many young white male terrorists? What is going on in your households? How involved are you with your sons? Are you missing signs their racism is filtering out of commonplace ho. If you really cared, Gov Abbott, you would call a special session right NOW to adopt gun control legislation. Instead for you it is never the right time to actually deal with the problem.… Poppy Northcutt sur Twitter : "If I saw a customer wandering around a store where I am shopping packing heat like this, that would be the last time I was inside that store. The next time I came there I would be outside with others with picket signs. The s.

There are more than 1 billion guns in the world and this is who owns them #conflict… Number of school shootings in the 21st century by country. Source. This silent footage, shot in 1932, shows a man with a rifle testing an early version of bulletproof glass by having his wife hold the glass to her face while he shoots at her.… In case you read about police killings in the US and think “Dude, there can’t be as much of that in my country!” these charts will show that your gut feeling was correct. Source. The Mass Shooting Map of America. When I last posted a link to Vox's Mass Shootings Since Sandy Hook Map (in May) there had been 101 mass shootings in the US in 2018.

The Mass Shooting Map of America

There has now been 235 mass shooting incidents this year and an incredible 1,822 mass shootings since Sandy Hook. The Vox map uses data from the Gun Violence Archive, who collect data on gun-related violence in the US. The Gun Violence Archive has a Charts and Maps section which includes a number of static maps of their gun violence data. This includes a map of all 9,535 people killed by guns in the United States so far this year. In 2017 there were 15,637 people killed by guns. The New York Times reports that on an average day 96 Americans die after being shot by firearms. In On an Average Day, 96 Americans Die By Firearms the NYT explores some of the data behind the daily toll of gun violence. `People can't let go of their hates because if they do all they will have left is pain` #Jacksonville #Madden #JacksonvilleShooting…

Imagine sending your kid to school with a bulletproof plate in their school bag. U.S. States total gun ownership compared to countries. □□Population: 330 million □□Population: 65 million □□Gun homicides (2016): ≈11,000 □□Gun homicides (2016): 26 The US has 5x the population but 423x as many gun murders. Laws matter. Ben Collins sur Twitter : "New: Facebook confirmed to me it deleted Dimitrios Pagourtzis’ Instagram account shortly after the shooting. The account followed 13 pages. Eight were gun fan pages. The first four were Donald Trump, Ivanka, Melania and The Whit.

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members. LISTEN TO HER. #SantaFeHighSchool… Kids vs the NRA this November. #USAoverNRA… March for Our Lives was one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam War. "The march is not the climax of this movement, it is the beginning." -@cameron_kasky #MarchForOurLives… "I am here to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose stories don't make the front page" –Naomi Wadler, 11-years-old…

Pope Francis urges young people not to remain silent. I saw one spittle-flecked MAGA Mom account tweet that #NationalWalkoutDay was an attempt by the Left to organize your children. Oh, sweetie. It’s worse than that. Your children are organizing the Left. □ WATCH: Emma Gonzalez names the murdered Parkland victims and observes several minutes of silence in a 6-minute, 20-second speech that covered the same time it took the gunman to kill 17 people in her high school:

You know the funny thing about snowflakes? You put enough of them together and they make an avalanche. #marchforourlives… Iconic image. Tears streaming down her face, Emma Gonzales in silence for 6 minutes 20 seconds to commemorate how long the rampage at Stoneman Douglas lasted.… Iconic image. Tears streaming down her face, Emma Gonzales in silence for 6 minutes 20 seconds to commemorate how long the rampage at Stoneman Douglas lasted.… Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today’s marches happen. Keep at it. You’re leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change. Paul McCartney remembers John Lennon at #MarchForOurLives: "One of my best friends was killed in gun violence." "I’m going to start off by putting this price tag right here as a reminder for you guys to know how much Marco Rubio took for every student's life in Florida,

Firearm Homicides in New Zealand, population 4.7M 2014 - 6 2013 -10 2012 - 4 2011 - 3 2010 - 8 2009 - 12 2008 - 7 2007 - 6 Firearm Homicides, Louisiana, population 4.7M 2016: 526. Emma González sur Twitter : "I have absolutely no words... Thank you not only for your service but for standing with us as we #MarchForOurLives tomorrow all over the world #VeteransForGunReform #GunControlNow #NeverAgain. Empty shoes, empty schools: US gun law activists begin two days of protest @Avaaz #EnoughIsEnough #NationalStudentWalkout How different is this?…

Someone checked every store on and found out which ones sell firearms. I applaud the research effort behind this #map! Well done! Source. Google trends regarding guns in America… David Begnaud sur Twitter : "BREAKING: Amendment to ban assault weapons just failed in the Florida senate. Immediately afterward, members stood to observe a moment of silence in honor of the #MarjoryStonemanDouglasHighSchool victims, at the request of @FL. Deaths and injuries caused by mass shootings, 2014-present. Worst part? There will be teachers who sign up.… Philip Clarke sur Twitter : "As a teacher, I knocked myself out headbutting ceiling pretending to be a particle, star-jumping off a desk. I've set my arm on fire when lit ethanol trickled down sleeve, from my hand. I've burnt my ear listening if gas was c. Incredible, powerful art. Keep watching for the full effect. In just 48 hours, these companies cut ties with the NRA: Delta United Hertz Avis Budget Allied Van Lines MetLife Symantec Alamo National Enterprise First National Bank of Omaha Teladoc SimpliSafe.

Rob Reiner sur Twitter : "As an old guy who’s been speaking out since the 60’s, I can’t tell how thrilling it is to see the young people standing up to power to save lives. The NRA has finally met their match. Politicians who take NRA blood money are on n. Teachers have created a movement on instagram with #ArmMeWith and it’s beautiful □… Amazing from the NRA in the US mass shootings… Teachers around the world outraged by Trump's call for guns in the classroom. Will Bailey sur Twitter : "My kids learned about Parkland today at school. After dinner my 9yo climbed onto my lap & asked if we own guns. I told her the truth. We do have one. She started crying & said “Please let’s don’t anymore.” We just got home from. I didn’t say “give teachers guns” I said “give some teachers guns”…

Fascinating political moment right now, as gun lobby and allies recognize they're *massively* on the wrong side of public opinion and have to figure out some kind of Houdini trick to escape. Cameron Kasky and the other student survivors are stunning in their eloquence, determination and compassion. All power to you.… Gun control in four countries around the world #guncontrol… US School Shootings By Year: 2013 - 2018. Firearm related deaths fell by 59%. Learn more. Gun Homicides per 100,000 residents, by US State (2007 – 2016) #Crimemaps #USA… The same people that said 13 and 14 year olds were perfectly mature enough to date Roy Moore are now saying 17 and 18 year olds are too immature to have opinions on gun control. Let it be known that cruz messed with the wrong school. We as students are using social media as a platform to have our voices heard. Let it be known that we are and will be in contact with our legislators & politicians. Change is now. & it is starting wi.

When I wrote this headline, I had no idea it would be applied to the high school a mile from my house.… What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer. When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film. But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many mass shootings? Perhaps, some speculate, it is because American society is unusually violent. Or its racial divisions have frayed the bonds of society. Or its citizens lack proper mental care under a health care system that draws frequent derision abroad. These explanations share one thing in common: Though seemingly sensible, all have been debunked by research on shootings elsewhere in the world. The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.

The top-line numbers suggest a correlation that, on further investigation, grows only clearer. Worldwide, Mr. This suggests that the guns themselves cause the violence.