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One failed attempt at a shoe bomb ...

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Crabtownboy, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    I do not know when Oliver said the following, but at least 175 kids have been killed since Columbine. One failed attempt vs. 175+ lives.

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  2. Scarlett O.

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    In 1999, when the tragedy at Columbine occurred, there was already a Congressional ban on assault weapons and certain magazines that had went into effect in 1994 and was to last for 10 years.

    I guess Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris didn't get the memo. :rolleyes:

    You can regulate all day long - regulations are good - but people who are intent on crime and murder don't adhere to regulations, bans, and laws that protect us from ourselves.

    Here's a chart from Princeton via the Washington Post showing a timeline of mass tragedies over the past decades.

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    Yes, it appears that the ban lowered violent crime. I guess you will have to ask Congress why they only made the made for 10 years and have since not reinstated it.

    But regulations mean nothing to those who are going to kill masses of people anyway. And regulations cannot stop them. It can only stop those who are governed by a lack of impulse control.

    For those sick individuals who plan and organize mass killings - regulations do nothing.
     
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  3. InTheLight

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    And there has been a terrorist attempt to hide a bomb in his underwear. So the shoe bomb ban didn't work, did it?
     
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