by Little Guy @, Thursday, March 23, 2023, 08:51 (252 days ago) @ Timmac

Perhaps so,e of the things you mention are part of the cause, I think that that thing that “allowed” it to happen is a lack of adequate law emforcement. I think we define the term “allowed” differently.

When “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”, it would require a police state to prevent gun violence, including mass shootings.

Understandably, most Americans do not want a police state. The option would be to amend to US constitution. This requires political will.

Article V of the Constitution provides two ways to propose amendments to the document. Amendments may be proposed either by the Congress, through a joint resolution passed by a two-thirds vote, or by a convention called by Congress in response to applications from two-thirds of the state legislatures.

American gun lobbies promote expanded application of the second amendment. American federal politicians (largely right-wing) support this or (largely centrist) ineffectively counteract this.

(I don’t refer to “left-wing” American politicians, because the US has no political force that would be recognized in any western liberal democracy as being “left-wing”.)

The USA has more mass shooting than days in the year.

As of Wednesday, 104 mass shootings have been reported by the Gun Violence Archive this year. The non-profit organization defines a mass shooting as a minimum of four victims shot, either injured or killed. GVA data shows there were 52 mass shootings in January, 41 in February, and 12 in March.


So, by rejecting a police state and rejecting a removal of the second amendment, Americans allow (and I would argue promote) continuing gun violence, including mass shootings.

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