8 Best Shooting Quotes And Sayings

It’s been more than two months since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The survivors are fighting for change. They are fighting for the right to be safe in schools. They are fighting for change to gun laws that have allowed mass shootings to happen over and over again Read more

But no matter the cause, no matter who is affected, no matter how many times something like this happens, one thing remains the same: it’s an absolute tragedy. And yet again, we are forced to ask ourselves how we can make things better. So here are some wise words of wisdom about the importance of respecting others and their rights while also taking care of our own.

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Tragedy descends, and in the carnage our enraged cynicism screams ‘If there was a God, He would not have allowed this! ’ And somehow we’ve conveniently forgotten that once upon a time He allowed us to tell Him to go away, and once upon that time we allowed ourselves to take Him up on that offer. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Violence isn't a Democrat or Republican problem. It's an American...
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Violence isn't a Democrat or Republican problem. It's an American problem, requiring an American solution. DaShanne Stokes
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Only a few days after my encounter with the police, two patrolmen tackled Alton Sterling onto a car, then pinned him down on the ground and shot him in the chest while he was selling CDs in front of a convenience store, seventy-five miles up the road in Baton Rouge. A day after that, Philando Castile was shot in the passenger seat of his car during a police traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, as his girlfriend recorded the aftermath via Facebook Live.Then, the day after Castile was killed, five policemen were shot dead by a sniper in Dallas. It felt as if the world was subsumed by cascades of unceasing despair. I mourned for the family and friends of Sterling and Castille. I felt deep sympathy for the families of the policemen who died. I also felt a real fear that, as a result of what took place in Dallas, law enforcement would become more deeply entrenched in their biases against black men, leading to the possibility of even more violence. The stream of names of those who have been killed at the hands of the police feels endless, and I become overwhelmed when I consider all the names we do not know–all of those who lost their lives and had no camera there to capture it, nothing to corroborate police reports that named them as threats. Closed cases. I watch the collective mourning transpire across my social-media feeds. I watch as people declare that they cannot get out of bed, cannot bear to go to work, cannot function as a human being is meant to function. This sense of anxiety is something I have become unsettlingly accustomed to. The familiar knot in my stomach. The tightness in my chest. But becoming accustomed to something does not mean that it does not take a toll. Systemic racism always takes a toll, whether it be by bullet or by blood clot. Unknown
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When a person denies his conscience for too long, it can become seared. That person becomes susceptible to receiving and accepting all sorts of harmful and evil things. This is true for both believers and unbelievers. A seared conscience will open a person up to demonic spirits and activities. Henry Hon
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One of the arguments that authoritarian governments use to ward off the call for greater political freedom is to argue that American-style democracy is no guarantee of good policy.. Over the years, I’ve grown used to these arguments, and my response has rarely wavered: Sure, we might make dumb choices sometimes, but we will defend, to the end, the right to make choices at all, because we believe that our collective conscience, freely expressed, will eventually lead us in the right direction. When it comes to guns, it is getting harder to muster that argument abroad. Every new shooting, every new failure of will and citizenship, slashes another hole in our credibility as a way of life. . Evan Osnos
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It is the state of the heart within us that determines the nature of the triggers we will pull outside of us. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Life is about love and as a country that stands united, we lose in the battle that we call love. Jonathan Anthony Burkett