Mass Shooting in Dallas -- Are there too many guns in U.S.?

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Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A Cowboys watch party ended in tragedy after a lone attacker crashed the party and shot everyone he could. 

The shooting happened in a Plano home on Sunday, when a group had gathered to watch the New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Sunday night.  Just after the game began gunshots were reported and an officer near the area responded.  As he arrived, he went inside a saw several victims down and engaged the shooter.   The officer killed the suspect without further injury. 

According to reports one neighbor said the violence began as a result of a domestic dispute.  Upon further investigation he found, the names listed as owners were separated and sought a divorce in July. 

The final tally was 7 dead and two people wounded in the melee. 

Since Barack Obama’s first term as president the gun industry has grown by 158% since 2008.  In the same vein, the ammunition industry has increased in the U.S. from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $49.3 billion in 2015.  On the positive side, jobs related to gun making in the U.S. rose from 166,000 to 288,000. 

Do you believe these increases are a good thing?  

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Not too many guns , how about the guns in the wrong hands.

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