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Rudi

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Re: America`s Gun Culture
« Reply #1290 on: May 10, 2021, 10:54:21 AM »
Another 7 people shot dead in Colorado Springs CO. My favourite state in the US.

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Gabriel_Hurl

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Re: America`s Gun Culture
« Reply #1292 on: May 26, 2021, 08:25:36 PM »
This happened 5 miles down the road from me this morning

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/san-jose-ca-shooting-05-26-21/index.html

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Re: America`s Gun Culture
« Reply #1293 on: May 26, 2021, 08:37:10 PM »
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/opinion/guns-soul-of-america.amp.html

"The US needs "some sort of synthesis on the larger postindustrial/populism war. Over a century ago industrialisation brought on culture clash between agrarian populist and the genteel Victoria aristocrats.  Theodore Roosevelt transcended the fight by inventing a new kind of American nationalism. Meanwhile the progressives cleaned up elite corruption and nurtured a square deal for those left behind by technological change. Cultural leaders introduced new institutions and community forms like the Boy Scouts and the settlement house that drew from both cultures replaced them.  Today we need another grand synthesis that can move us beyond the current divide, a synthesis that is neither redneck nor hipster but draws from both worlds to create a new social vision progress on guns will be possible when the culture war subsides, not before. "
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Re: America`s Gun Culture
« Reply #1294 on: May 26, 2021, 09:04:04 PM »
This happened 5 miles down the road from me this morning

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/san-jose-ca-shooting-05-26-21/index.html

About a mile from us. My wife works for VTA but only visited that facility once a year, so we're all okay. I dropped my daughter off at daycare this morning and the air quality was shite, it was like burning chemicals or something. SJFD was fighting two fires, and they reckon it's related. The shooter burned his house when he set off this morning. He had no intention of coming back. That yard is right next door to the sheriff, the police, and all the weapons stores. This was a kamikaze mission.