At the end of the day …. “Gun Control: America’s Got A Gun Problem”!!


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~~October 5, 2015~~ 

AN AMERICAN DISGRACE

Nothing new here.

It’s happened again and will continue to happen until there’s a national common goal in trying to curb this man-made epidemic.

The sales and ownership of guns continues to increase.

This problem is going to be really, really hard to solve. Many “factions” are involved and many different opinions and interests.

Oregon. Charleston. Lafayette. Aurora. Sandy Hook. Columbine. And the list goes on …

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Gun violence in the United States results in thousands of deaths and thousands more injuries annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, firearms (excluding BB and pellet guns) were used in 84,258 nonfatal injuries (26.65 per 100,000 U.S. citizens) and 11,208 deaths by homicide (3.5 per 100,000), 21,175 by suicide with a firearm, 505 deaths due to accidental discharge of a firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms-use with “undetermined intent” for a total of 33,169 deaths related to firearms (excluding firearm deaths due to legal intervention). 1.3% of all deaths in the country were related to firearms.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States

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President Obama is clearly fed up.

His speeches after mass shootings — speeches that have become a bit of a morbid ritual, given how regularly the shootings occur — have grown angrier, more emotional, and more disgusted at America’s gun violence problem and Congress’s unwillingness to do literally anything to stop it.

“This is a political choice that we make,” Obama declared Thursday night, October1. 2015. after the 294th mass shooting of 2015, “to allow this to happen every few months in America.”

But let’s be clear about precisely what kind of choice this is. Congress’s decision not to pass background checks is not what’s keeping the US from European gun violence levels. The expiration of the assault weapons ban is not behind the gap. What’s behind the gap, plenty of research indicates, is that Americans have more guns. The statistics are mind-blowing:

America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population but almost half of its civilian-owned guns.

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http://www.vox.com/2015/10/5/9454161/gun-violence-solution

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~Gun Control: America’s Got A Gun Problem~

~Published on Jul 28, 2015~

Charleston. Lafayette. Aurora. Sandy Hook. Columbine. Mass gun shootings are almost always in the news, and nothing seems to stop them.

Why can’t America control its guns and its killers?

Note: At 0:29 in this video, we mistakenly used a picture from the Chattanooga attack instead of the Charleston mass shooting.

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Something to think about …. “Governor Nikki Haley”!!


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~~July 10, 2015~~ 

GOVERNOR NIKKI HALEY

Today was a very special day for many who fought for the Confederate flag to come down from the Capitol grounds in Charleston, South Carolina.

The precipitating event to bring this to fruition occurred on the evening of June 17, 2015.

A mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

Nine people were killed, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney; a tenth victim survived. The congregation is one of the United States’ oldest black churches and has long been a site for community organization around civil rights.

Not living there, I’m not privy to the state’s politics, debates and local discussions. I’ve seen this political “personality” on the news recently. I’ve seen her impassioned expressions about the removal of this symbol of hate, racism and slavery.

Come to find out … it’s all a political ruse. She had no option and to “look good” in the many eyes that were watching, she had tried to be a spokeperson to do what was right. HortyRex©

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Hypocrite

I’m so sick of Nikki Haley getting so many accolades for undoing something that should never have been done in the first place.

She won the Governorship partly because her opponent wanted to take down the Confederate flag but she supported its presence.

Now she’s talking like this very compassionate person who just wants blah, blah, blah.

by Linda Hojem-Soderberg

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Honoring the “Charleston9” …. “Confederate Flag comes down Capitol grounds, Charleston, SC”!!


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~~July 10, 2015~~ 

THE DAY THE FLAG CAME DOWN IN SOUTH CAROLINA

As the confederate flag is taken down from the Capitol grounds of Charleston, South Carolina, it’s important to honor the “Charleston9”.

This event shouldn’t be remembered by the perpetrator.

The nine victims should be honored and remembered … by name.

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“On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

Nine people were killed, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney; a tenth victim survived.

The congregation is one of the United States’ oldest black churches and has long been a site for community organization around civil rights.

I’ve been seeing way too much coverage of the terrorist rather than of the victims, which isn’t right, so I made this. Went more realistic to get more of a resemblance, and all information is based off what I could find on the internet. Hopefully it’s all accurate, if something isn’t, please tell me.

Such a horrible event.”

REST IN PEACE

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https://foreverblackeffusion.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/never-forget-7/

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Charleston Church Shooting: White Gunman Kills 9 At Historic Black Church Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

These are the victims that lost their lives in the ‪#‎CharlestonShooting‬

Six women and three men were killed.

The church’s pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney

Tywanza Sanders

Cynthia Hurd

Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton

Myra Thompson

Ethel Lance

Rev. Daniel Simmons

Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor

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https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/thoughts-for-today-178-the-victims-faces-and-names/

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Something to think about …. “The Flags are Coming Down but … “!!


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~~July 10, 2015~~ 

Three weeks after a gunman massacred nine worshippers in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the Confederate battle flag that has flown for decades at the state Capitol is gone.

The flag issue has ignited fierce passion on both sides, from those who say it honors Southern heritage and sacrifice and those who call it an ugly symbol of racism and slavery.

Members of a South Carolina Highway Patrol honor guard lowered the flag for the final time.

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“In wake of the tragic massacre of nine members of the AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, Gov. Nikki Haley is calling for the removal of the Confederate flag which flies on the premises of the seat of our government.

It’s long overdue and a no-brainer that this divisive symbol has no place on Statehouse grounds.

Put it in a museum, put in in your backyard, put it on the back of your truck, but don’t let it fly on Statehouse grounds.

The Confederate flag is an anachronism — a thing that seems to belong in the past and not to fit in the present — and a contradiction in the direction South Carolina seeks to go.

This is an opportune time to capitalize on tragedy. It’s sad that it took such a horrific event to bring Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Lindsey Graham to this stark realization.

But “the arc of the moral universe is long but bends towards justice.”

Dwight Donald

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http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/06/27/bring-flag-wake-tragic-massacre/29346557/

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It must be kept in mind that this is the removal of the flag from the state Capitol. There are many of them all over the South. There are decals on vehicles, there are personal flags, there are souvenirs … you name it.

This is an ingrained value, a feeling of “heritage” and pride in some people.

Maybe because they don’t know the real meaning behind it, maybe because they truly believe in white supremacy, maybe because they are racist, maybe because they are just plain mean.

This is a “step” …. the first step in a long journey.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu

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A picture says a thousand words …. This one screams!! #4 ….


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~~June 26, 2015~~

THIS IS ONE IS A CARTOON … BUT IT STILL SCREAMS

We are all very much aware of the controversy that has been generated since the events in Charleston, South Carolina.

I know what this evokes in me.

I will leave the thoughts to you.

HortyRex©

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https://www.facebook.com/marlette.cartoons?fref=ts

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Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.

Marlette received a priceless editorial cartoon education while living with his uncle and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette in Hillsborough, N.C.

Doug’s tragic death in July of 2007 made evermore poignant the elder Marlette’s fierce and faithful devotion to the art form of editorial cartooning as a cornerstone of American free speech. With this in mind, Andy works daily to learn and uphold the disciplines and values passed on to him by his late uncle.

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Something to think about …. “Can anyone explain this one to me?”


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~~June 19, 2015~~

Dylann Roof, 21, has been identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 17. The FBI says Roof is from Lexington County, South Carolina.

The suspect reportedly told a survivor, “I have to do it. You’re raping our women and taking over the country. You have to go.”

The Charleston Police Department describes Roof as a white male with a slender build. Roof was captured Thursday morning, June 18, in Shelby, North Carolina.

Has confessed to carrying out the shooting massacre that left nine people dead at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/5-things-know-about-dylann-roof-charleston-church-/nmf8c/

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Something to think about ….. “The First Memorial Day”!!


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~~May 26,2015~~ 

THE DAY AFTER 

Posted on San Francisco BayView

By James DeWolf Perry

As we pause to remember the nation’s war dead, it’s worth remembering that Memorial Day was first celebrated by Black Union troops and free Black Americans in Charleston, South Carolina at the end of the Civil War.

As historian David Blight recounts in his masterful book, “Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory” (2001), Charleston was occupied by Union troops in the spring of 1865, most white residents having fled the city. In this atmosphere, the free Black population of Charleston, primarily consisting of former slaves, engaged in a series of celebrations to proclaim the meaning of the war as they saw it.

The height of these celebrations took place on May 1, 1865, on the grounds of the former Washington Race Course and Jockey Club, an elite facility which had been used by the Confederates as a gruesome prison and mass grave for unlucky Union soldiers. Following the evacuation of Charleston, Black laborers had dug up the remains of Union soldiers, given them a proper burial, and built the trappings of a respectful cemetery around the site to memorialize their sacrifice.

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https://bayareaintifada.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/the-first-memoria-day-was-black/

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