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'We're children. You guys are the adults': Shooting survivor, 17, calls out lawm

David Hogg is 17 and a survivor of one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history — and he's letting lawmakers know he wants action.

"We're children," the senior said live on CNN. "You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Come over your politics and get something done."

Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students were killed Wednesday, has been a mainstay on cable television for the past 24 hours, telling his story and calling on lawmakers to take some action to stop massive school shootings like the one that happened at his school.

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Americans love affair with the gun would continue unabated even if there was a million such gun deaths a year , it’s a price the majority of Americans are more than willing to pay for their right to bear arms , also maybe someone ought to tell the victims parents the truism much loved and trotted out in these times as in “ hey guns don’t kill people , people kill people “

That should give the parents a lot of much needed comfort

AlofRI(2826) Clarified
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Sadly, I have to agree. However, I would change the trotted out truism to, "Hey, guns don't kill people, people WITH guns kill people"!

We HAVE to be choosy about what people we allow to have guns! Trumps VERY FIRST "Executive Order" was a thank you to the NRA and its members .. rescinding Obama's attempt to keep guns out of the hands of "mentally ill" individuals. THIS attack is on HIM!

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If libs would teach their kids violence is wrong, guns wouldn't be very dangerous. But libs teach their kids that violence is neccessary.

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It's children shooting children.

Guns have been an integral part of American life since its birth as a nation.

It's only comparatively recently that youths have taken to murdering their peers.

The problem lies with the apparent increase of deranged 'children' who are free to slaughter and cause carnage at will.

The only law which must change is the law which permits identified emotionally unbalanced children to wander freely in society.

If this latest crazy fuck who killed 19 school kids didn't have a gun he would have made an improvised bomb, or found some other means by which to vent his murderous spite at the school which rejected him.

Eighty four people were murdered in Nice, France by a Muslim terrorist in a trucin 2016.

Modern society throws a whole new sinister meaning on the adage;- 'where there's a will, there's a way.

The schools and parents used to teach values and the fear of God. That's gone. Now kids don't believe God is watching them, so they kill each other. & as usual, we can't put locks on doors or have armed guards because of Liberalism, so kids will continue to die as Libs live in a fake world of safe spaces where bad things don't happen & everyone is one big fake family.

AlofRI(2826) Clarified
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After EVERY slaughter the victims families and friends are deluged with "our thoughts and prayers". They STILL "kill each other"! Where IS this "god"??

This, and MANY schools are so large, where do we put armed guards? How many do we need? An AR-15 can kill dozens before a guard can move 20 feet! "Liberalism" wants to stop the NEED for armed guards in our school! To point out the "fake world of safe places"! Do you think the NRA would possibly PAY for these people (by the thousands) to "guard our schools?

We would also like to point out that America does NOT have thousands more, per capita, "mentally ill" people. We have thousands more "mentally ill people" WITH ACCESS TO GUNS! Thanks to CONSERVATIVES (and a few Dino's) that can't win an election without NRA money and backing! THEY are the "big fake family" that allow these "bad things to happen", Angeloflies!

Angeloftruth(155) Clarified
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Define "mentally ill". Then tell us why I couldn't claim you to be mentally ill and strip your second amendment right away in a heartbeat.