This says it all about America

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  1. SuperTyke

    SuperTyke Well-Known Member

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    A man has shot and killed himself outside the White house and the Washington DC police put out a statement saying that their "natural death squad is on the scene"

    When the capital of America considers a shooting to be a natural death I think it says it all about the state of that country.
     
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    You love it don’t you.
     
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    fitzytyke2 Well-Known Member

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    This is the other side of gun ownership. In a world that has so many mental health issues, it's making it easier for people to take their own lives.

    As a "god fearing" country, where suicide is supposedly a sin in the eyes of many, they're pretty laid back about preventing it.
     
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    Was he an Owls fan ?
     
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    manxtyke Well-Known Member

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    Most of the so called gun related deaths quoted are in fact suicide
     
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    By “so called” gun related deaths you actually mean gun related deaths. The ease of committing suicide should not just be dismissed but even if you take them out of the figures the US homicide rate is 25 times that of other developed countries.
     
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    Not really sure what point you're trying to make but that post made me laugh.
     
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    What made you lad the fact a lot of Americans commit suicide by shooting themselves , or do you also find it amusing that a lot of Americans are also killed by overdosing on drugs or dying because of DUI . Nice
     
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    That’s what I said , and yes it’s still alot, you seem to be repeating me , are you ok
     
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    Nice attempt to twist it, but I meant the fact that you referred to suicides by gunshot as "so called gun related deaths" as if they shouldn't fall within that description.
     
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    manxtyke Well-Known Member

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    They shouldn’t in the context that you are trying to portray. I’m pro gun but I also see the need for tighter restrictions in licences etc you on the other hand obviously find it amusing that some number of Americans feel the need to blow their heads off. Do you find it amusing when they drive off a cliff, takes drugs, hang themselves, slit their wrists etc. Or do you not wanna take those suicides into account
     
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    That's clearly not what I meant and you know it.

    Funnily enough no, I don't want to count those in gun related deaths.
     
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    Was there a mass suicide in Las Vegas last year then? Or Sandy Hook? Or Newtown? Or Parkland?
    Maybe we should just label them all suicides so that certain sections of society can look in the mirror every morning.
     
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    Well that’s clearly not what I said and you know it , ahahaha
     
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    No that was a few numptys who got their hands on guns they shouldn’t have , but you knew that already, hence my call for tighter regulation daft lad
     
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    Hmmm, very much tighter. Sort of the same as the rest of the civilised world might work.
     
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    Never get it in one leap softly softly catchee monkey,
     
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    Probably, though the Republicans have jammed the brakes on any progress whatsoever again. Can only lead to them getting an even bloodier nose in November.
     

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