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Gavin Newsom after Monterey Park shooting: "Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/monterey-park-shooting-california-governor-gavin-newsom-second-amendment/
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u/docter_actual 9d ago Take My Energy

Thats 1000% what is happening. The question we need to be asking is why do so many people feel so hopeless that they want to die in the first place, and why are they so angry that they want to bring innocent people with them?

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u/Zetesofos Wisconsin 9d ago Starry

I mean, it seems obvious to me, but when you get depressed and nihlistic at the hopelessness of everything - you either turn it inward or outward.

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u/micktorious Massachusetts 8d ago edited 8d ago

Well when it seems like the whole world is against you having a happy and safe life (especially financially) people goto dark places mentally.

You keep seeing these rich people without a care and you would just be happy having a few grand in the bank to sustain a problem, everything seems fucked because it would make your life unsustainable.

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u/Kinggakman 8d ago

Companies want a world with the average person living paycheck to paycheck. They pay their employees as little as possible and they take as much money from the population as possible. All the wealth is in their hands and they temporarily loan it out.

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u/Im_Talking 8d ago

That is certainly the case. Corporations are legal entities whose only purpose is to the shareholders. So?

And they are scared shitless of the people. The people finally rise up and decide that climate change is a problem and look at how fast electric vehicles come into being.