Gun control in USA

Police have arrested a 15-year old who killed two other 15year old student in a shooting at Marshall County High School, in the small city of Benton, in southwestern Kentucky.. Another 18 students have been reported to be injured in the shooting. 

According to authorities, 15 of the students suffered gunshot wounds, and 5 students trying to escape were injured.


 Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders confirmed the news, and reported that the shooting started at 7:59am after the 15 year old entered the school, and starts shooting the whole place with his handgun.

The shooter identity is yet to be released, but he will face a 2 count of murder charges and multiple counts for attempted murder. Officials are yet to decide if the boy will be charged as a minor or adult. One of the victims is a 15-year-old Bailey Nicole Holt and  15-year-old Preston Ryan Cope, who was also pronounced dead on scene.Other victims of the gunshot were transported to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

At the time of this report, five students remained in critical condition.

The men of the Louisville FBI office are working with the federal, state, and local law enforcement to investigate the shooting. A handgun, which was used for the shooting has been recovered from the shooting.


Please don't talk about guns, because it is never the right time to talk about guns after every mass shootings. After mass shootings, Americans do what they do best, come together and hold hands. This is one of the lines you will hear this week following the shooting and killing of 26 church members in Texas by former US airforce personnel.

There has been different mass shootings in the US, and there probably would be more in the coming weeks, or in the span of 3 months. These killings and the one that will happen next will get the same response, "This recent shootings of these people should not be politicized, at a time like this, Americans do what they do best, come together and hold hands. "


The debate on gun conrol or its confiscation quickly rolls into the whirlwind of right and left political spectrum. One side thinks the other side is spewing trash, and vice-versa, while friends outside America cannot quite understand or get a grasp of America obsession with guns.

There are now 377 (including the Texas killing on Sunday) mass shootings in the US between January 1, 2017 and November 6, 2017, which means 532 people have been killed via mass shootings, and 1,425 people have been injured according to an independent data collection website on mass shootings.

The gun control discussion might cost politicians their seat in the US, and even a little mention of it can tank the approval ratings of governors, presidents, and such politician will face the wrath of one of the strongest America gun lobbying organizations, The National Rifle Association( NRA).

Over the years, politicians in the Congress have dodged questions about gun control in the United States. The United States Congress, known for its slow approach to issues affecting US citizens has shielded itself from talking about gun control, and most of the politicians in Congress are backed by the NRA, and going after them would mean losing their seats in the capitol.

Anytime there is a mass shooting, while cable TVs all try to report the news, and bring people that could talk about gun control in the US, one of American's cable news channel, Fox news, will change the narratives of the conversation, they will tell viewers about not talking about guns in respect to the victims of the mass shooting, and criticize people that talks about guns.

The media, particularly Fox news in the past have told everyone through their presenters and contributors that the US government is only trying to achieve one thing, Take away their guns. 

The people of the US won't stop attacking the former US President, Barack Obama when he called out the hypocrisy of Republicans at the capitol on their negligence of making laws in the United States that will allow for better gun control. He(Obama) was then used as a talking point as the president that is working hard to take away guns from responsible gun owners.

The Obama saga will go on to affect presidential aspirant, Hillary Clinton, after the current US president, Donald Trump accused Obama of trying to take away guns from gun owners, and Hillary Clinton will do the same, he(Donald Trump) would then go ahead to give a vote of confidence to the NRA, and assures them that nobody will take away guns from gun owners, and assuring the association of stay.

The NRA had supported Trump's campaign with $30.3 million, spending money on anti-Clinton campaign. Which was one of the reasons the US President when asked about gun control after the Las Vegas shootings, told reporters that it was not time to talk about that, and that was the same talking point for Fox news, as the cable tv finds it difficult to say something tangible, and decided to dance around the "Nobody should politicize the shootings, it was not the right time to talk about gun control."

While Fox news, congress members and right-wing media could not get together a common sense statement during the Las Vegas shootings because it was done by an Old white American, these same groups were quick to respond to last week attack by Uzbekistan national, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov killed 8 people in New York on Halloween, Sean Hannity was all in shouting matches,talking about using extreme vetting for people coming to the United States, the US president was also quick to let everyone know the killer entered the country because there was no extreme vetting process in place, and Donald Trump then suggested that the Diversity visa lottery program be scraped, as this is the democratic party senator, Chuck Shumer beauty.

The US president believes that action should be taken after the New York killings, and response must be immediate, but this does not apply to Las Vegas?

When roads kill people, we all try to find solutions to why the killings, and how to stop it, we might look into re-construction of the roads, if it is speeding drivers, we will put a bump, to let drivers slow down. When there is a plane crash, we will look into what was the causes of the plane crash, and see how to prevent such havoc from happening again. 

Why does America wants to solve everything, but when it comes to gun control, Americans will tell you; "We are shocked, we are sad at this shootings, Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims."

This is the line that will be used by the US presidents, senators, right wing media, Pro-gun control citizens today, and every time there is mass shootings in the US. This culture of checking if the shooter is black so he could be called a thug, Muslim so that he could be labelled a Terrorist, even before security authorities release the news, and using mental health it cover up if those fields are not checked needs to stop. Donald Trump is already calling the Texas shootings mental health issue.

Americans should have the talk on gun control, it won't bite. NRA should not hold any government representative or the country to its millions. It is totally unacceptable. Guns is not something to play around, it kills, and it does that easily and immediately.

There is a saying in the United States that "people kill people, not guns." is the same as saying "people kill people, not HIV". That is dumb, when there was HIV spread, the condom was introduced to everybody, and safe sex, people were advised to not share needles and more preventive measure was put in place, including ARVs to help people with it.

The same logic should apply to gun controls. Guns wont lift up themselves, it needs intervention by people. The questions that we should now ask is that, who are the people allow to intervene or carry guns? Why can't common sense allow debate of these pertinent issues?

If thoughts and prayers is money what American citizens have to pay after every mass shooting, it would put a dent into America budget terribly. 

What are Americans doing to curb these massacres? Will this issue always toil party lines? Will congress wakes up to help the common man have a common sense gun control in place? Will Congress pass laws that will allow for background checks on gun applications and gun owners? Will Congress let guns be taken away from people with "mental health" issues.

This is not a write-up to take away guns, so before you go around in the comment with "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." I want to make it clear that this is an opinion on common sense gun control. We can do something just to reduce it.

The founding fathers might have made a mistake not excluding assault weapons when they wrote the US constitution, it is time to start doing that now, so that we will keep our kids safe when they go to school, family members when they go to the mall or church, and also keep ourselves safe when we run on our streets without the fear of someone with "mental health" opening fire.

Australians and Japan also allow guns, only that they had better gun control. Buying guns on an open market without background checks in this day and age is dangerous and risky business, and the people need to call their member of congress, and put a stop to NRA oligarchy behaviour.


Police in Cleveland are looking for a man who killed a 74-old man on Facebook live. Steve Stephens broadcast himself on Facebook live, and claimed in the video that he had killed 13 people, and he is working on killing the 14th person.


Steve in his video said;

I killed 13, so I'm working on 14 as we speak. I'm just driving around hitting motherf*****s, man. I just snapped man, f**k.

In a statement by the police on Sunday, Steve Stephen is described as a dangerous and armed. Though Stephens said that he killed 13 people, police have only been able to confirm the death of  Robert Godwin Sr., 74.

As Stephens approached the old, and asked Goodwin "Can you do me a favour?," and asked that he say a name of a lady, Goodwin confused, he said, "I don't know anybody by that name." Stephens then said, "She's the reason, why, uh, this is about to happen to you."

Police have also reported that Stephens car  is a white Ford Fusion and have the Ohio temp tag of  E363630.

 Steve Stephens showing a badge said that he is outside the workplace of his former girlfriend, and blame his former girlfriend and his mother for the rampage, and said he is not afraid to go to "go to death row."




Shooting at a house in Mukilteo, near Seattle, in the US state of Washington has seen three people dead and the state of other two unknown. The shot was fired at a teenagers party with youngsters or those at universities in attendance.


According to eyewitnesses, more than 20 shots were fired and a call to 911 emergency services see police men coming to the area. 

According to the police, the gunman is currently in custody.


A lot of resident of Mukilteo has gone to social media to tweet about the shooting, with a user tweeting:

   "Praying for tonight's victims, please stay safe everyone #mukilteoshooting"

Another user who claimed to have information about the shooter said he had shot at his friends because they were "envious of his success"


We need a weapon, we need to protect ourselves from terrorist!!!. That is the latest trend on Facebook and twitter nowadays. I read on many American Facebook walls telling Australians to stand up now and ask the government to allow it's people to carry guns. What happened to peaceful living among us? Should we allow gun control or allow Australians citizens to own their own concealed weapon?

The 28th of April, 1996 is a day Australians home and Abroad will not forget, after a man with mental issue massacre close to 32 people in a tourist public area. He took hostages and killed a lot of people. And the Prime minister at the time , John Howard restricted guns among it's citizens.


Now a little replay of what happened in 1996 was going to happen again in Sydney at Lindt Cafe, but thanks to the Australian force that averted the tragedy. It was sad 2 people had to die during rescue operations, but the question now is, Do Australians need to debate gun control? In my honest opinion, I will vote No.

Australians don't need guns for protection. A lot of things are meant to happen, even with the gun in America, not all of them are saved. The gun killings in America are lessons learnt for the world to know it is not the right time to allow people to carry guns. Even though a lot of people had argued about the incident and claimed that if the accident happens back in Texas or anywhere in the USA, someone with a gun would have brought him down, that might be right. But what people don't know is that terrorist are not people with the same plan, they are always with different plans hurting innocent citizens. I am sure a lot of people had guns on them at the twin tower in 9/11 and am sure they could not use it. If America could just sit down and calculate how many times gun had helped them than it hurts them, maybe a lot of them would not be of such advice. 


I am happy to know if a country like Pakistan or Nigeria had the thought of allowing it's citizen to use guns against Talibans and Boko haram, but a country like Australia should not implement such law. Australia is a peaceful country and one man insanity should not change the course of their future.

We have heard the cinema shooting, accidental discharge, suicide killings, driveway shooting, school killings and a lot of it in the USA. I am not sure Australia wants the same thing. In 2013 alone, USA lost 30 people everyday to gun violence, am not sure Australia wants this.

So Australians don't debate gun at the moment, the disadvantage is way more than what you gain. Terrorism is everywhere and we must all fight it together, but beheading ourselves is not a cure for headache. Slow and steady wins the race.

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