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Hey, look, another shooting.
I could just copy-paste my previous thoughts on guns and related violence, and then the pro-gun crowd could copy-paste their usual responses, and we'd do the same dance as always.
F**k it.
From this point on, I'm just going to have my little Killcount girl keep tally for us.
Also, because we know it's going to happen again: place your bets! How many are going to catch a bullet in the next shooting? Bonus points if you guess the right venue!
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Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Fuck it, I'm all in. 28, and it's gonna be in a museum or a hospital.
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gaoyuqing Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
Well one more courtesy of a vegan, left wing, Iranian immigrant, animal rights activist, woman.  Fortunately she was a bad shot except when it came to herself.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
So how’s that globalization in the uk going? Hear the migrants are raping and pillaging like it’s 1843
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TujoThePanda Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jack's shown himself to be more concerned with virtue signaling on tragedy's that happen abroad through his art and commentary than actually doing anything positive for the world, let alone his own country, so... I don't think he cares to hear about the stuff happening there. =o

Now, 17... Truly a large number to be lost in a tragedy such as this to cold blooded murder, but did you know 250,000+ preventable deaths occur annually in the US to medical error / malpractice? hub.jhu.edu/2016/05/03/medical…
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Magick205 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't remember a time when doctors assaulted a school my niece and nephew attend.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
Yeah I’ve noticed that he’ll criticize the states till the cow comes home but turns his nose up as his own countries problems and issues. Funny isn’t it?

Yeah I have heard that is a damn tragedy.
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TujoThePanda Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tis the British way I'm afraid, given the relationship between the UK and the US. 

Almost feels like a defining sense of superiority and condescension when they lecture us.

"Oh look how civilized we are, in spite of the spate of acid attacks, trucks of peace, and violence that occurs on the daily. But at least we have no mass shootings amidst all of this chaos! Oh, by the way, we just jailed a man for offending people with his nazi pug. That'll teach him! I hope he gets life in prison! Pip pip, cheerio, nevermind the bollocks." 
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TujoThePanda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't help but find this to be in poor taste.
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TexasDad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Number injured in nerve gas attack in England?
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Vrekandis Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2018
15 for...oh, why not?  15.  And since schools seem very popular nowadays, you can't go wrong by saying "School," can you? 

Maybe it'll be one of the schools that's arming up like a fucking prison.  Because nothing makes a mass shooting better than crossfire.    Cops just love picking the one guy out of the cataclysmic fuckup that started it, too, because he's always so obvious in a crowd of gun-toting citizen soldiers. 

Yeah, that's what one of my workplace acquaintances called them. Citizen-soldiers. Isn't that cute?  It's like "police-cops!" Or maybe "Doctor-Clowns."

And gray walls, armed guards, razor-wire perimeters and metal detectors on every last entry and exit, too.  And the school administrators and teachers walking around armed AND terrified of their own students.  Damn good thing we're still FreeTM. 

Fuck it.  Bring on the asteroid.  At least your girl is cute.
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regis1988 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
A recent mass *stabbing* in the Netherlands: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9lsVd…
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Paleodon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
How about 34, at a school that was as hardened as the NRA wanted but attacked by someone who didn't give a damn, resulting in more guns going off.
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Ransan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
Add two to the count - Central Michigan University.
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Larkspurdiblock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Didn't the Florida legislators vote against having a discussion about gun regulation in response to this? AFAIK, it was right in the same room as the survivors of the shooting.

The same day, those same people passed regulations against porn in Florida to 'protect the children.'

Way to get your priorities straight, Florida. For America's wang, you're an absolute asshole.
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korben600 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2018
I was wondering why this was for mature audiences, because she's dressed pretty tamely compared to your usual art...then I read the description.

I would say this is out of taste, but f*** that, people are dying and you making this art is more than what most of Congress has done. Keep it up Jollyjack!

In the meantime, here's a list of some famous US mass shootings to remind everyone exactly how often this is:
Aurora
Newtown
Las Vegas
Orlando Pulse
Virginia Tech 
San Bernadino
Columbine
Fort Hood
Washington Naval Yard
Parkland 
(Feel free to add to the list in comments)
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
I didn't set the "Mature" tag. Someone must have flagged it.
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korben600 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2018
Huh. I mean, on the one hand, I can see why, but on the other hand, that's a little...repressive? Oh, and how often are you going to do this, just for mass shootings, or for school shootings, or just when something big hits the news? I ask cause...well...time.com/5182927/central-michi…
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DragonCount Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm betting 33 for next time. And the head of the NRA dares to blame social democracy as the cause. Know how many school shootings have happened this decade in Finland? Zero. In fact, there's been only three in the country's history. One in 1989, the last two were in 2007 and 2008, after which gun ownership became more regulated than ever (which was still very thorough before).
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Jeufufns Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Student Writer
There's other countries in the world with guns that have little to no gun control and don't have a problem with school shootings Really Makes You Think in 360

I find gun control to be more sensible but it seems to be more than a binary issue in America.
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7NullSeven Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
It's about dueling identities and understandings of safety. (With some misunderstandings and strawman arguments mixed in for good measure.) But there's also a central question: Can you, through legislation and enforcement, create a society that's safe enough that the individual does not need to arm themselves? The stereotypical Left/Liberal answer is emphatically "yes." The stereotypical Right/Conservative answer is emphatically "no." Personally, I think the answer is also "no," but that's just life. Americans have too great a love of violence to stop using it as a means of solving problems. But the scary headlines will likely go away. And for a lot of people, that's what really matters, even if that's not what's on their minds.

What makes mass shootings, especially those that occur in schools and with semi-automatic rifles an issue is that they represent the idea that violence can come to what the American middle class feel should be "safe" places. I lived in Chicago during my twenties, when the crime rate there was much higher than it is now. I had something like a one-in-five or one-in-six chance of being shot (although not necessarily killed) before I made it to 25. Homicide is the leading cause of death for black males from the time they're 15 to the time they're 34. I'm 49 now. Homicide is the number 7 cause of death for black men of my age. Generally, no rips are given - the deaths are too common to be newsworthy.
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jsmith8045 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
According to the FBI between 2010 and 2014 there were 43,002 murders by firearms vs 8,109 by knives and other sharp instruments.... a little over 5x as many. The firearm deaths also total 67% of the murders over the same period of time.

In Canada there were 794 murders by firearms over the same period - 0.53 per 100,000 people vs the US at about 3.5 per 100,000.  Stabbings in Canada average out to 193 per year from 2005-2014 or 0.57 per 100,000.

ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2…

www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x…
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HornyDevil69 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
you realise there are more deaths by knives per year than there are shootings right ? should we ban all knives,   you realise people die more to vehicles than any gun as well right ?  should we ban all vehicles ?   why you are so hell bent in banning guns is beyond me, because criminals will always have them, and they will find alternate means of commiting atrocities, removing guns would only make good people defenceless and powerless and that's exactly what the people running the show want, so we become defenceless, if you cant fathom that in your tiny brains then that's your fault.
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regis1988 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Just recently, a mentally imbalanced man attacked a high school in the Netherlands. He had no access to guns, so he brought two big knives. And got chased away by the students hitting him with their backpacks. How's that for a mass stabbing?

Here's a video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9lsVd…

It's much easier to kill with a rifle, because this is *exactly* what these things were designed and perfected to do: Kill at a distance, quickly and reliably, without much effort. 
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ShardsOfIdentity Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
That's because most of the rest of the world can only commit their murders with knives.  

Also, getting stabbed to death is a much cooler way to go than being shot.
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otaku247 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
You know, if you substitute the subject of your argument (read:guns) for the word "drugs" suddenly the argument takes a different perspective doesn't it? Sure we know that some drugs (or guns) can be life saving if used responsibly, in the correct hands, under supervised advice, but there's a big drug (or gun) problem stemming from illegal drugs (or guns) being supplied criminally or by people who abuse drugs (or guns) or who are basically encouraged to take drugs (or arm themselves) by people who have a vested financial interest in supplying you with the drugs (or guns), or encourage you to take more expensive and powerful drugs (or guns) because they will be more effective...

...Look I understand the #2A argument is a lot more complicated and can't be solved by wordplay here, but there are plenty of examples of countries who's populations get along without needing to arm themselves just fine. Does that stop gun atrocities? heck no, but sure as hell makes them so infrequent that we don't need to argue for something that is in essence setting fire to the whole forest to prevent forest fires. 
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Fallendragonwolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Student General Artist
If the number goes up (and look for the ones the media will not cover) make it so that her face starts to get sad progressively as it increases.

At the end of the year, if the casualty number is 100 or more, make her have a death glare like Don Bluth gave to Nostalgia Critic.

She wouldn't be mad, just disappointed
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Das-Boog Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
So this comment section is a fuckfest but I think you're doing the right thing.

Dont let up. This stuff has to be looked in the eye.
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Curadh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
And they just released that there was a deputy School Resource Officer at the school and three other responding deputies, all of whom did nothing.  I'm actually crying.
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Kwokheichan Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2018
See, that's the exact shit that I was warning you people about, that the local law enforcement agency had failed us and watch our children getting shoot up like Swiss cheese while they hide cowardly outside for reinforcement. They could have save those children's lives and even prevent more from getting shot at, but no, they fail to enter the mental gunman's record into the federal data base and they fail to even act when it matter the most, which is to prevent the gunman from claiming more lives. You people finally feel and understand why I'm so piss at the law enforcement agency, because they not only fail to do their job, but they fail to protect the lives that was part of their job. That's why I said you people need to stop defending their fuck ups because they need to learn to take responsibility when they knowingly fucked things up and let our children die.
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Curadh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
There were failures on multiple levels.  Saying, "you people" is divisive as shit, and we're certainly not going to solve the problem that way.  In behavioral (or behavioural, should you be of British inclination) idea which can be summed up best "from here forward".  Basically, yeah, shit happened, now how do we move from here.  The first thing is to hold those who failed accountable.  Next step is develop policy to do better in the future.  All of which is presently out of most of our hands...

Now, the four deputies who stayed outside?  To me, it's tantamount to treason, really.
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undeadpreist Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
I'm conflicted, on one hand I wanna see more of her, On the other hand I don't wanna see the number go up.

She is very amazing,
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BrandonStorm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
A message to all gun owners.

The right to own a gun is a privilege in Canada, one that you have to earn. As such I believe that both gun sellers and owners have a bare minimum responsibility to keep them in the hands of people who will use them responsibly.

Firstly, Gun store owners, all would be clients should meet a bare minimum of qualifications:

Is the person above the legal drinking age, If you are not old enough to be trusted to drink or drive, you should not be trusted with a fire arm. Secondly, does the person appear to be mentally well, if this person does not care if he lives or die, then he will not care about how many people he takes with him. Thirdly, is the person on any form of medication legal or otherwise, because their judgement would be compromised in that case. If the person in question cannot meet any of these requirements, they should not own a gun.

In this house, guns are kept hidden, locked away and with the firing pins removed, because if someone commits a felony using that gun, then in this country you will be considered a accessory to that crime committed and will be charged to the full extent of the law.

Anyone who dares to say that any of these facts sound unreasonable, we live next to the country with the largest death by gun shot rate in the world, America is number one in death by gun shot, Canada is less than half that, you are more likely to die in a car accident then someone going out and shooting you.
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Kwokheichan Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2018
BrandomStorm, I believe you totally missed the actual message. Even though I don't own any fire arms myself, owning an AR-15 at age 18 is actually normal. If you are old enough to be allowed to serve in the military in US and allow to be handle a full auto weapon, you are old enough to own an AR-15. What you guys do in Canada is none of our American business, since we don't step in and tell you Canadian how to run your country, then you Canadian have no business on how to tell the American people how to run their's, that's just common sense. Since you bring up the legal age to drink, but here's the thing, that's legal age for drinking, not legal age for anything else, not for driving, or owning fire arms. What you just did is as idiotic as applying the way to raise a fish and try to apply that to try to raise a human being. They are completely two different things, Canadian are not American and American are not Canadian. Infact the minimum age for US combatant to join the Military with parent consent is even lower then legal age for drinking, guess what age it is? Times up, minimum age for US combatant to join the Military with parent consent is 17 years old. minimum age for US combatant to join the Military without parent consent is 18 years old. The Maximum age to join the military is 35 years old.

So for the love of god, please you dumb ass Canadian stop trying to make yourself look like the even bigger fool here when you people know nothing about the American laws by trying to compare your kind to ours. Things don't work that way.

Also we do believe that if you have mental problem, you shouldn't own any firearms also. But here's where the irony is, the law enforcement agency failed us, the FBI agency failed us. Sure some idiot liberals may argue that it isn't the FBI agency to handle local departments business. But here's the one million dollar question. This gunman have made more then 38 threats to others' safety, the local departments infact made 39 visits to this mental gunman's home due to the threats that he made to others. Now I know that local departments don't have to report that to federal agency, but when does some one who made 39 threats to other's safety and two reports by people that know him give tips that he had post on his blog twice that he is going to shoot up his school isn't enough of a reason for the local departments to report that to the FBI. The very fact that our local law agency didn't report that is a fail on their part. What's even worst is the two times that the gunman post that he's going to shoot up his school on his blog was report all over the news, and yet you are saying that isn't important enough of a reason for the FBI to step in and arrest this son of a bitch, you people are saying that wasn't a fail on the FBI's part, are you fucking kidding me? 

This gunman should have catch the FBI's attention by the fifth time that he's threating other's safety and should have catch the FBI's attention on the first time when he's posting blog of mass school shooting. So not only the local department have failed us, but the FBI have definite failed us even worst. So I don't want to hear you liberals and Democrat keep saying that isn't the FBI's fault because in reality it is the FBI's fault because the first few mass school shooting means nothing to them to the point that they continue to fail to act. 
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BrandonStorm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
I missed the point? There's so many points here that I'd hit one just firing blindly. You wanna focus on a ignorant law enforcement agency who didn't investigate a guy who said he wanted to shoot up a school? Fine. Your police are idiots, your president is a ass hole, and you missed the mark because I said nothing about what the police should or should not do to this guy.

Yes I am democratic, I believe that the best solution to the gun problem, and I don't own any myself and have never handled anything more powerful than a air pistol by the way the gun belongs to a person I live with, is to reduce the number of them in circulation to a bare minimum. A guy says he wants to go and kill a bunch of people? He does so with a knife and he'll maybe get one or two people before he's on the ground, he does so with a gun, and the count gets much higher.

And as for my Canadian problems, we have lots of them, as any country does. People going around and murdering each other in mass on a disturbingly regular basis isn't one of them. I get it, this is a passionate problem for you, and your angry about it as are a lot of people. So go out and become someone who can fix it instead of chewing out people on the internet.
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Kwokheichan Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2018
Well BrandonStorm, not only are you dumber, letting your emotion get the better of you, but it seems that you are illiterate as well.
Where do we start, Ok you said our police are idiots, I won't argue with you on that infact I think their law enforcement agency's leadership should step down and be replace with harder working American, but when did I insult your prime minster? Not one time. All I said was for you to stop being the bigger fool here by compare your kind with ours, like I said things don't work that way.

Please tell me, how do I miss the mark when it is the local law agency's job to report this gunman made threat 39 times and 2 times of posting he's going to shoot up the school to the federal agency data base so people like him won't pass the background check when mental people like him try to buy firearms. Apparently you don't even understand how the law and background checks works. Taking guns out of law abiding citizens not only would not solve your so call mass shooting problem, but it would leave millions defenseless because our police ratio is so disproportionate that it would look like this: 1 policeman for every hundred if not thousand home owners. 
How do you think your stupid way would work when only the illegal gun owners have guns and millions of home owners are left defenseless after they lose their guns, it isn't going to work.

BrandonStorm, apparently you forget your a Canadian, you don't even count as a Democrat so stop with your BS about you being democratic. You're making anyone reading your comment want to throw up. When I said Democrats, I wasn't referring to you. YOU'RE A CANADIAN, WAKE THE FUCK UP!

Of course I know Canadian have lots of problem, but I know sky rocketing home robbery is one of them, but numbers of deaths and rape by home robbery don't count to you Canadian because that would outweigh your so call murdering in the mass in America according to you. Also because of more people with legal gun ownership, murder rate actually went down, not up.

Three school shooting in one year in the nation where there is 400 million legally own firearms and over 100 million legal gun owners should made it clear to everyone that gun is not the problem, is the law agency who keep failing to do their job by not reporting crimes to the federal system so that the background check system would actually work by preventing mental people from owning firearms is the problem.

Like I said, guns is not the problem here, is the people not doing their job is the real problem, so stop with the retard gun grab talk, and I'm not the one chewing you out, it's your stupidity that invite people to even make that possible. You should have just stay out of this topic completely from the beginning since you have no say in the matter and you're not even an American.
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BrandonStorm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
A little something I googled after your last message. Take it to mean what you will. www.nationmaster.com/country-i…
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Kwokheichan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
Your chart means nothing if it means it's going to triple the crime rates and murder rates in the US due to millions of home owner defenseless. Just stop.
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BrandonStorm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
So that's what you zero'd in on eh?
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BrandonStorm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
If you wanna go off topic then so can I. Last I checked I was commenting on a page drawing attention to the fact that someone killed 17 people, law enforcement is one part wrong with that, so is lack of gun control. I mentioned my belief that guns should be more tightly regulated, that was the topic I was going for, you wrote four paragraphs stating that incompetent law enforcement is to blame.

You can push your 'put competent people in charge' grab just as much as I can push my 'gun control' Grab. The way I see it people are talking and drawing attention about two serious topics the longer this conversation goes on. The way I see it, you keep replying, people will have more to read, more of their attention will be grabbed in the process. You stop, and you'll stop flooding my inbox with these essay's on why I'm stupid. Win, Win.
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Kwokheichan Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2018
BrandonStorm, there is a line to be drawn between boarders here. You're a Canadian, you have NO say in this matter about our laws. Like I said earlier, you would have known I'm not only pointing that you're stupid for all four paragraph but also pointing to the solution to this mass shooting problem if you actually weren't illiterate and take your time to read the whole thing. There isn't two serious topic here, there's only one topic and that's local law enforcement agency keep failing to enter mental people's record into the federal data base so that the background checks could work as it was intent to do, to prevent mass shooting by preventing people with mental disability from buying firearms. If this problem was solve, it would have been more than enough to prevent this mental gunman from buying guns and future mental gunman from ever owning any firearm which would led to ZERO mass shooting in the future. But Apparently you're letting your own Canadian pride to get in the way of people from even trying to prevent future mass shooting. All I'm going to say to you from now on is that the blood of American people from these mass shooting/school shooting is now going to be on your hands as well as the fail law agency. I hope you can sleep well knowing what you have just done.
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BrandonStorm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
Oh I did read your overly long paragraphs, if you cut down on the insults it probably wouldn't be so boring. So lemme put this to you in another way. Shut up. Claiming that I have no right to comment on your problems is the same as saying that JJ the gent who drew this picture in the first place also has no right. Like wise you have no right to comment on our rape rates. Maybe he doesn't have the right to comment, frankly maybe I don't either but that's not the point.

Freedom of speech is also a constitutional right, one that I value a lot more then the right to own a gun. As such I will continue to voice my opinions on the matter. I agree that the cops should have looked at this guy a lot sooner, I disagree on your opinion that more guns seem to be the answer to the problem. If you read my first comment then you'd see that check for serious mental issues was at the top of the list of things that gun store owners should be checking when they do do their background checks, as well as having the common sense of telling if a guy should or should not own a gun.

And for the record, I'll sleep very well. You idiots have shot at each other in mass for a lot longer then when I wrote this comment, and until someone does something about it you'll keep shooting at each other long after. Since I am a mere Canadian who has zero right to alter the law of your country writing comments like these are the only thing I can do short of moving to your country and voting in your laws. If someone can prove that as a result of this conversation someone actually did something counter productive to solving the problem I'll gladly apologize.

You on the other hand, since you like to portray yourself as a expert here, should consider getting yourself a job where you can actually do something. In the mean time, good night. Don't bother commenting until you can say something helpful in forty words or less.
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Kwokheichan Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2018
My God, you really are stupid and heartless, you said you can sleep well knowing that you're letting your Canadian pride to get in the way of others trying to prevent mass shooting. On the other note, yes, it is exactly as what it means, you and Jollyjack have Zero, none, nada, no rights to get involve with American's politics because you guys are not Americans. And for the record, your freedom of speech only covers anything that's stay within your own country's politics so the very reason why you are bringing your freedom of speech is a mystery to me and any Americans. That's why you don't see us American get involve with your shitty country's politics because that would be outside of our freedom of speech. You say why I comment on your rape rates. I need to correct you on that. I didn't bring that up, you did. You were compare our mass shooting and home invasion with yours. But we all know that we can't separate home invasion from murder and rape because that often happened when you leave your citizen defenseless against invaders and when citizens with no way to fight back, the invader often would have their way with things. So you only have yourself to blame for that. And I was making an example, not telling you Canadian how to run your country, it's completely two different things. Remember, you put yourself on the table when you comment on other country's politics.

So for the record, not only were you stupid, heartless, but you don't even realize that you are imposing your beliefs and laws on another country. That's why I said Trump need to build a wall on the Canada's boarder as well and make it quick. 
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MadDemon64 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
Would it be inappropriate to suggest having future pictures feature Donald Trump (or an American politician who is adamantly anti-gun control) holding up the sign while wearing an unflattering bikini that shows off their fuzzy, flaccid, and flabby bodies?  Or is that going too far?
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D-pravid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
I understand the pain, cynicism, and anger that inspired you to draw this, Jack.   But I wish you hadn't.  It feels disrespectful to the people who were murdered.
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SMerc Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
i am going to make a very simple explanation as to why this keeps happening.....

lack of negative reinforcement...a.k.a. corporal punishment.

as effective punishment for children was reduced because .1% of the population took it waaaay too far sometimes, too many people had a kneejerk reaction and made it much, much harder to discipline kids (from no public spankings to people telling children to call child services if they get spanked for doing something they themselves knew was wrong but did not WANT to be punished for).

i have watched this occur with all the familie's and relative's children that lived around me for over 30 years. they all talk about how proud they are of their children's accomplishments and are always in high praise that their little angels can never do wrong.....until their little angels steal the neighbors car to go joyriding, smash the windows in someones house "just because it was fun",  veered off the road to kill a neighbor's dog in a yard, stole money from a woman's purse several times till caught red handed, or cut the fence to a pasture releasing all the livestock onto a busy highway......etc.

oh, and that is not the worst part....there is now the mindset with kids in many areas that if you are to be "respected" you have to do horrible things or see how much you can get away with to get the admiration of your peers, and because there is a strong lack of punishment, they continue to do these things even after parents use the most common punishments like 'grounding' or sticking their noses in the corner for an hour.  when i was a kid, the punishment fit the crime...as a child i hated it, that is natural, as an adult i know that it was necessary and the punishment never caused injury or permanent harm, just enough pain to the gluteous maximus with the belt to remember why NOT to do it.

and jack, you just became part of the problem. you put up a number with a sexy woman holding it, sensationalizing it in the eyes of kids/young persons who have not fully matured yet in the full experiences of adulthood that show them who they really are.   you just presented the disturbed ones a challenge to "beat the high score".  and the fact that you did not realize this is just a sign of the problem.


common sense is becoming so rare in this day and age it is now a super power.
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CPT-HAZE Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
No, it's not "lack of spanking" (Never mind the fact spanking causes many many mental issues: www.iflscience.com/brain/spank…)

The problem is and always will be poverty and lack of opportunity/ lets looks at the 50's and 60's. In America you could buy a house, go to college, and advance up the corporate ladder with little fear of debt and you had job security. Today if you go to college, you go into debt, if you buy a house you go into debt, if you get sick or injured you get medical bills: then you go into debt (The US is the only first world country where that happens BTW) and you have NO job security: that is if you are lucky enough to get a job that isn't outsourced. Needless to say: a hope for a good future is very quickly dwindling in the US. Thats hard enough to comprehend for a normal person: now apply it to a mentally ill person with murderous suicidal tendencies. They probably are just thinking: "fuck it, I'll go out with a bang: I'm not being a Walmart cashier into my 40's"

Young people like Cruz probably know this and probably have the thoughts of "fuck it, there's no hope for me: rather than commit suicide like a coward, I will go out with a bang and be remembered for something at least" although in Cruz's case a hate group found him first and recruited him to their ranks: filling his head with poisonous ideology until he became a violent extremist. The point however: still stands.

Say you are a school shooter: before that you came to the realisation you are not talented at anything, you have no redeeming qualities: on top of that you are mentally ill and you cant afford the medication necessary to help. Even if you  could afford it what was your life going to be? Working a shitty service industry job with no chance of upward mobility while your deteriorating mental health makes your treatments more and more expensive? A life consisting of nothing but cheeseburger serving and pill popping to stay normal while you count down days of your life to a retirement that is no longer possible for someone in your job? Maybe you worked for a company for 20 years and they repay your loyalty by firing you or gambling away your 401k.

We have generations of people looking towards an incredibly bleak future because of corporate greed and looking at their country man being distracted by bread and circuses while everything goes to shit. When they pick up the gun, for the first time in their miserable lives and feel power and control. They are rebelling against that future, for once their fate is in their own hands and suicide by cop sounds far and away more satisfying to them than corporate wage slavery till death.

Poverty + mental illness = spree killer
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Jester-Mazoku Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The satire is shocking, but it makes people aware of how bad these school shootings are getting with no one taking the proper precautions. 
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crackedrenamon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
www.msn.com/g00/en-us/news/pol…

Florida is saying guns are good, but porn is evil... Hell they didn't even face the kids, they just up and decided to vote it down before they arrived.

Can we just cut Florida off, I mean just slice it out of the country and let it float into the sea, Bugs Bunny style.
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Curadh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
As a member of the pro-gun crowd, the lack of action is getting fekkin' ridiculous.
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Kwokheichan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
You are right, the lack of action by the FBI is freaking ridiculous, how can all these keep happening right under the FBI nose. Maybe we should disband the FBI and save ourselves more money.
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