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Why does domestic gun violence not get the same attention as domestic terrorism

More die in 1 year from domestic gum violence than the last 20 years of domestic terrorism

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I think it's the fact that terrorism kills many at one time, but domestic gun violence kills few each time. Factor in that terrorism occurs rarely and domestic gun violence is commonplace...more are killed through gun violence but with little recognition. Sad.

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Yes that's what it is.. Very sad indeed
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I am not sure what it will take to change this mindset. Any thoughts?
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It almost has to be a change in the mindset of local and national leadership.. Too much money being made by those making
War and death machines...
Its a very popular investment
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True and it's hard to stop something that is so profitable to those in power.
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It preys on on the weak..
Instills fear! That's why I always advocate to everyone to empower themselves with love..
Love conquerors fear
Its the only thing that does
I've been thinking about the book
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I like that, "empower themselves with love". Yes, love does conquer fear - completely.
Which book, blades? The one I'm waiting on or the one I wish you'd write?
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What book?????
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A book of inspiration.
Of success stories
Where did you come from.. Lol
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Yes, Blades, please write that book. You have the potential to touch so many lives!
(She came from the stork, like everyone else!)
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Hey, Sincerity! :)
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I would like all you to help and be apart of it.. To share a story
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That would be awesome!
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I've spent alot of time thinking about it.. It feels good to me
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Then it's the right time - if it feels good.
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I'm in !!! I have some stories already written...but they're written like movie scenes because that's how I think. But I could try and offer some stories to help and if you don't feel they fit, I can deal with it ha ha-watch this beckiebaldwin at live dot com did you guys pick up on my address there?
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I came from fairyland. I live in a irridenscent bubble that floats in the breeze while dancing on moonbeams in the soft moonlit night. My wings fold down gently as I lay back in my circle of comfort safely protected by it's soft clear shell. I came from fairyland where I land in streams and gather lost baby fairies and enclose them with me in the soft yet strong bubble and protect them from the evil ones as I fold my wings gently around them and drift with them to the land of fairies. I came from fairyland where I gather fairy children and teach then to find their way without falling using lightening bugs as their lanterns until their wing grow full so they may fly from danger themselves. I came from fairyland. That's where I came from.
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I get what your saying
that is wonderfully visual
Your so creative! I'm excited!
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Just trying to distract from what was above.
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Seriously3
I goofed up last night because I didn't try to disguise anything I said. I'm so sorry, blades. It was sweet of you to take the blame, but it was me. :(
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Sincerity, you have a way of making everything perfectly understood. :)
I love the thought of you protecting baby fairies!
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Diane it was me .. Don't even try to take credit..
sincerity I got it did you get anything?
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@Sincerity, I tried to send something three hours ago. Did you get it?
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@Blades, I just have a minute. It was me, not you! (This might turn into our first fight! Lol)
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NO IT WAS ME, and not either of you !!!
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Okay! I just have a few minutes because I'm headed to a meeting. I decided I don't want to fight, so I'll let blades be a gentleman and take the blame. Thank you, kind sir!

Sorry, Sincerity! You can't take the blame!! :)
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Diane I think mine may have taken a bit to get there.. But did!
Is your message in you sent folder?
And thanks a lot for letting me take ALL the blame! I didn't want ALL..,but I'll take it :)
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I've had two messages removed that didn't seem bad to me.
I said, "Blades, you wanted the blame, so you get it - ALL of it!!"
The other parts I guess didn't need to be said. I will try again is the main thing I wanted to say.
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hey I got one answered deleted too but it was way off topic
someone asked how much caffeine is in a stars and stripes mountain Cola product
I said 50 stars of caffeine 13 stripes of caffeine and two big mountains of caffeinE
Lol!
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Oh, how funny! I guess we are talking in code and they are on to us!! I still haven't heard back from her. How has your day been? :)
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Seriously, I haven't received anything I don't think. Let me check again.
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Nope. Nothing there...:(
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I have blades' but nothing from you...
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That's the kind of day I've had!! Okay, I'll try again.
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I didn't mean to whine. Sorry about that.
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It ok
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Ha ha it's okay!
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Hi you buncha incoprehnsible blame takers!!
What a bunch! we'd NEVER make good Windwalkers!:-).
Shoot I'd have to learn how to spell/type right first...
How is everyone??:-).
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Frustrated, not that you'll ever know it. I am not allowed to talk apparently.
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Hiya MirrorTwin, are you having one of those "bad-Ask" days? Do as I do.. if it becomes sooooo frustrating; shut it down and start over the next day. It just isn't important enough.. and won't change sadly..
Then again.. I have no idea what's been going on....
Do know I'm taking a break!
Hope you get it figured out dear friend, you know you've got the comfort of blankies from me!:-).
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Must be a shift change?
Me either
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Wouldn't be a good wind talker?
I am a wind talker ! Haha Witte
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Mister, if you ever get all the things I've sent, you'll feel overwhelmed or scared! Some are removed and some are being reviewed. I should have asked one of the mods, but I didn't think of it until I already contacted Eric. He said he'd check into it for me.
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Banished!
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I feel like I'm invisible!! :)
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Same reason death by automobiles doesn't!!! More people die in cars, in a month, then die by guns, IN A YEAR!!

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So what is the reason?
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Common place, and it's not news worthy, sadly!!! When something horrific like happened in Boston, it's big news!! Sad society we live in!! Think about all the children who are killed due to domestic violence, every day, hardly makes page three!!
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Yes
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It is a sad society.
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More people are killed by cars every second that have died since the gun was invented.
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Plus we have a quarter of a million people, here in the United States, die every year, from cigarettes, and we still have tobacco subsidies!
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I don't know, except maybe domestic gun violence has been around longer and perhaps we have become desensitized by it...thinking back to Kent State...though I was young, it was such a horrible tragedy and now people are walking in offices and spreading a spray of bullets without thought of anyone's future being lost. What I haven't heard anyone mention, though I'm sure it's been said, is that domestic terrorism is how the rest of the world (excluding Canada and a few other countries) live through almost on a daily basis. So to them, it's as old as gun violence is to us. Not to say I am saying desensitization is a factor with terrorism, but here in the USA it is phenomenally a new threat, and is growing more of a threat by the day. I just dread the day when it is as commonplace as it is in the middle east and is as commonplace as domestic gun violence is now.

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I agree.. It is new to us.. And there hasn't been daily potential occurrences of terrorism here as in other parts of the world..
Its somewhat of the age old issue.
We, as a society... Turn the other way and ignore issues we collectively could really do something about..
I'm not articulating my point well
I need some coffee.. Hold that thought :)
Thanks for sharing !
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