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Singer Rosanne Cash urges country musicians to stand up to the NRA

Singer Rosanne Cash urges country musicians to stand up to the NRA”

This gave him a strategic vantage point over the Route 91 Harvest country-music festival below, allowing him to see into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers who could not see him.

Mr Obama presided over one of the worst times in American history for the gunning down of young black men by white police officers or armed security guards who overstepped the boundaries of human decency. USA law largely bans machineguns, again showing the futility of American laws and boundaries on gun ownership.

Perhaps this society's sick obsession with guns is doing it more harm than good. "House bill for easier access to silencers = more carnage in these kinds of shootings". Firearm production continues to proliferate worldwide, outweighing the effects that gun destruction might have. "UK civilians simply can't own or acquire them".

Listen above, via Center for American Progress.

In some USA states, moviegoers can take their guns with them.

So when they tell us that we are all in their "thoughts and prayers", don't mistake that grating cliche for genuine compassion.

Virginia had the dubious distinction of being home to the deadliest mass shooting in modern history after 32 people died in the Virginia Tech mass shootings, until a gunman killed 49 in Orlando previous year.

When it comes to gun massacres, the U.S.is an anomaly.

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Hillary Clinton has criticised the National Rifle Association while offering her condolences to the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas this weekend that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 people injured. And it's rare to see people fight back competently; most are just trying to survive. And regulations covering the sale of firearms are looser now that they were just a few months ago.

Ryan, Trump and others made public statements of sympathy for the victims while calling for national solidarity and support for the Vegas community. The NRA has given roughly $3.8 million to congressional campaigns since 1998, a number that pales in comparison to the type of money moved around by left-wing donors.

In Australia, for example, four mass shootings occurred between 1987 and 1996. In between, almost 50 more mass shootings, the vast majority committed by men.

Trump proposed shutting down all U.S. borders to Muslims in December 2015, shortly after a Muslim couple carried out the San Bernardino mass shooting, killing 14 people.

But while critics noted a suppressor probably would not have done much to mute the sound of the gunman's high-powered rifles, Clinton's tweets nevertheless have put the spotlight on a gun bill battle that had been flying under the radar until now. That this is our normal state in America is something I can not, will not, and we must not, accept.

Globally, the US sees fewer gun-related murders than many of its southern neighbors.

His impassioned remarks followed a more subdued statement from his counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who also spoke from the chamber floor but did not reference guns. By comparison, in the United Kingdom the death rate from all gun homicides is 0.9 per million people. He appeared in a video for SilencerCo a year ago.



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