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NO MORE GUNS, LET THE CHILDREN GROW UP.

Following the last abominal massacre in the US, one fails to understand why the II Amendment is still in force. It was adopted in 1791 stating:
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
What kind of freedom is that, when people feel the need to bear an arm just in case? How many more lives to be jeopardised before we all realise bearing arms is not the way to go? Not only in the USA but across the world!

The history of school shootings, only in the US dates back to 1764. Here's a list of some of the school shootings across the world:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orangeburg_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_State_killings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne_school_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma%27alot_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan_school_hostage_crisis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Harris_and_Dylan_Klebold
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercaz_HaRav_massacre

The National Rifle Association says "Guns don't kill people, people do". In Eddie Izzard's words: Well I think the gun helps, one would have to be very dodgy on the heart to die from someone standing in front of them and going 'Bang! Pum-ratatata-pum!'

Arms should be replaced by education and humanity.

And last but not least, I can't help but cite the one and only Mr Chaplin:
"...We want to live by each others happiness, not by each others misery...In this world there is room for everyone....Greed has poisoned men's soul, has barricaded the world with hate...our knowledge has left us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness...."

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  • Jul 31 2012: This is extremely, extremely simple. Research all of history where 'arms' have been banned. Then track crime rates, before, during, and after the ban of said arms.

    That's it. Report back the results and you have your answer.

    I fully support everyone's right to own, and arm, bears.
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      Jul 31 2012: In Australia gun related crime has consistantly decreased since gun control laws were introduce after the Port Arthur Massacre.

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