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    Default A touch of socialism might tame America’s killer psyche

    Murderous rampages have become so commonplace in America they have reached a level of banality that has earned them their own massive, militaristic and bureaucratic response system. The shooter opens fire. Police “active shooter” squads — on call 24/7 — are deployed. The shooter either commits suicide or is shot dead. The police are declared heroes. The victims are mourned and become “patriots.” Their family photos drift ghost-like across TV screens. Friends of the shooter struggle to comprehend why such a good-natured guy would do such a terrible thing. Blame inevitably falls on, as the Chicago Tribune ruled in an editorial Tuesday, “a lethal grudge and a gun.”

    http://www.canada.com/news/touch+soc...746/story.html
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    This is full of the misinformation that you can find everyday in American news.

    Violence is down, mass shootings are not increasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    This is full of the misinformation that you can find everyday in American news.

    Violence is down, mass shootings are not increasing.
    Yep. While tragic, there is no real "trend" here. Also, the logical connection between "socialism" and lowered violence is a non-sequitur. We have TONS of socialism here.

    We should try to do something about gun violence in the US - which, by the way, has been in steady decline and held steady from 2012 to 2013 - but first we should learn to make rational arguments about it...

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    Canadians write shitty articles that have no evidence too you know. You fuckers don't own that turf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Canadians write shitty articles that have no evidence too you know. You fuckers don't own that turf.
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