Unfortunately Darren these are the times we live in now, you have to be ever vigilant when you're out In crowds. Sad but true!!!
Hello Blurtit friends how do you feel about these violent shootings in El paso Texas and Dayton Ohio ? I just wanted to let you know my local Hospital had a bomb threat and also other surrounding Hospitals was not taking patients?
The last two shootings caused me to make a decision I had been researching and debating with myself. I have ordered "Bulletproof Inserts" for my son's school backpack.
We have some very sick and just plain mean people in this world. I agree with Willie we live in very uncertain times. You have to be vigilant at all times. So sad.
Get the feeling living on borrowed time?
This is not to cause a debate of course. This is my opinion and thoughts. First of all each generation thinks it's had it "the worst." Second of all each generation thinks it is nearing the "end times." In my opinion any and all generations need to be praying because I think only God can rescue now. We live in a very fallen and rebellious world. 😔
It saddens me Darren. How can someone have little to no respect for another person's life ? What happened to live and let live?
I usually refrain from commenting on the politics, policies and activities in other countries, after all, we haven't got a lot going well in the UK to be proud of right now.
BUT it does seem to me that in a country where firearms are so easy to obtain (The Walmart in Oxnard, near to where I used to live, had a "gun counter" when I was there) that in a country of 300 million people there will always be someone prepared and easily able to indulge in mass shootings.
In the UK, where gun ownership is VERY strictly controlled, deaths by firearm amounts to 0.23 deaths per 100,000 population. (Or roughly 1 death per 450,000 people). In the US, the equivalent figure is 12.21 deaths per 100,000 people (or roughly 1 death per 8,000 people).
You are 53 times as likely to be shot in the US as you are in the UK.**
We still have homicides of course, but they are usually stabbings, and not of the "mass homicide" sort. (And despite President Trump's assertion that London is some sort of badly-run dangerous conurbation, it's still a much safer place to be than most large American Cities).
Where they have been tried, gun controls have worked everywhere in the world, eventually.
** If you take out figures related to illicit drug dealing, the situation is even more extreme. Almost no-one innocently going about their business in the UK is ever shot, except by accident.
I'll go back to minding my own business again.
It’s a world gone mad, Darren.
The one constant: It’s always getting worse. Leadership is void. Anger is rising.
I don’t hold to any of that “End Times” business, the world isn’t suddenly going to just end, but I am worried what the future holds for our grandkids.
Changing course starts with people responsibly raising their children, not pawning them off to first-person shooter games, social media and the fates. Providing wise counsel and aid to shape a child’s path toward a productive adulthood, and seek out all the necessary tools and opportunities to succeed. After feeding the kid, this is Job One. The One we owe ourselves
Frankly, until we can evolve to where we spend more on education than on weapons and defense, we aren’t likely to achieve marked improvement in our situation overall.
One Stealth Bomber, or a new nuclear submarine costs as much as 20,000 college educations. The weapons will be obsolete in 30 years, whereas the learning would benefit the world for generations.
That is but a whiff of my disdain for the corrupt military-industrial complex. We all continue to be sold out by our leaders.