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    Read a bit more about the history of mass murder. Its not a twentyfirst century american problem. Its a nasty expression of human nature thats been around for as long as we have. We live in a lot less violent world than our ancestors. It would be better without so many guns though.

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      I have read plenty. The first mass school shooting happened in 1966. That would mean between 1776 and 1966 there was no one opening fire on main street. The exception being during prohibition when the murder rate was actually higher.

      Prior to that mass murder was been most often committed under the name of the government by our soldiers.

      It has also been common historically for governments to first disarm their civilians then commit genocide.

      Like I said the guns are the tip of the ice berg we have greater problems but nobody is interested in dealing with those. We will simply slap a band aid on it and call it good because thats the way we roll.

      It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is not what he has -Henry Ward Beecher

      by PSWaterspirit on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:02:42 AM PST

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