The Real Road 2: European Escapade(Game Thread)

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This place is nice as hell.

Will the drivers seats all be at 8pm? 

Will the drivers seats all be at 8pm? 

Yup bring your A-Game.

So excited to experience Rome!!!

Who wants to go in the pool! 

Let's goooooo. Time to start drinking again lol

Showing up to tonight like...

Viva la Italia!! <3

@Kloun we're not dumb, we've just been drinking too much lol

We switching to wine now that we're in Italy fam?

We switching to wine now that we're in Italy fam?

I'm calling my own bottle of Pinot!

We switching to wine now that we're in Italy fam?

Wine fucks me up so let's do it! Lol

Me when someone try's to act like they know shit

Me when someone try's to act like they know shit

Names or zzzz

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Me when someone try's to act like they know shit

Names or zzzz

just trolling for now....but we'll see

deeper wrote:

We switching to wine now that we're in Italy fam?

I'm calling my own bottle of Pinot!

shit I'm three glasses in already and I'm gonna pull a Nany and smoke a cig lol

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Hello everyone and welcome to your second Driver’s Seat Ceremony on this season of…

Today we will be talking about Guns Control. The issue of gun violence and regulation has been subject to serious debate in a global scenario. On one side people believe that it is a basic right to own gun with the principle that it’s a form of protection. Additionally people go hunting as a sport and have an enjoyable time. This side believes that government should have no involvement with the regulation of guns. The other side believes that gun regulation is a necessity for peace and protection. Their major claim is that with various mass shootings happening worldwide, more regulation needs to be implemented for people’s safety. In some cases, some people believe guns should be banned all together.

I will serve as your moderator and if I feel that answers to questions are becoming too repetitive, off topic, or behavior is becoming uncalled for we will move on to the next question. If your behavior is becoming rude, cruel, or harmful you’ll be asked to leave today’s event. So please, lets get a quality discussion flowing but do it in a non-hurtful or harmful way.

Before we get started I’ll present some facts from both sides of the issue for everyone to review and decipher in their own terms.

Fact 1) According to livescience.com, gun violence and murder is not one of the leading causes of death in their top ten list. Cancer, various sicknesses, and diseases cause more deaths than guns in 1 year than guns violence alone.

Fact 2) In Poland and England, only about one out of every million people dies in gun homicides each year. In Japan, where gun homicides are even rarer, roughly one in 10 million.

Fact 3) The press often focuses on the mental health of the shooters, but the analysis from everytownresearch.org shows that only 11% of perpetrators exhibited signs of mental illness that were reported to a doctor or other authority figure prior to the incident.

Fact 4) According to the various news outlets such as washingtonpost.com and NYTimes.com, states that require background checks for all handgun sales experience significantly fewer mass shootings.

Fact 5) An estimated 55 million Americans own guns with 270 million guns total being distributed amongst these owners. Statistically speaking with how many mass shootings there are in a year, very few legal gun owners actually commit crimes with guns. People with legal gun ownership primarily do not cause mass shootings (although there are some cases of it happening). The most likely to cause a mass shooting or those people who obtain firearms illegally and there’s no easy way for regulation on that.

Facts from:

http://www.gunviolencearchive.org

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/upshot/compare-these-gun-death-rates-...

https://everytownresearch.org/mass-shootings/

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/13/health/mass-shootings-in-america-in-charts...

 

What are your first thoughts after reading through the facts presented?

I'm definitely on the side of being able to own a gun. The fact of the matter is that no matter how much government regulation there is on guns, the people who really want guns will find a way to get them. This will simply lead to law-abiding citizens being unarmed and criminals/potential mass shooters owning guns. If people want to commit mass murder, guns aren't even necessary the vehicle of choice (I'm being punny here), considering all of the recent incidents of mass murderers using trucks/other vehicles to kill crowds of people.

Being able to own anything more powerful than say, an AR-15, I think is excessive however. I can see why people would like regulation on that.

honestly surprising. but then again like i said in the previous pit stop the media chooses what they want to report and what they dont want to report. I have always been in support of owning guns. Shoot Ihave a gun myself. But I went through a rigorous process to be able to get it and I only have it for protection. I have always thought there needs to be a good amount of regulation especially since all of the shootings that have happened in the US.

Fact 3) The press often focuses on the mental health of the shooters, but the analysis from everytownresearch.org shows that only 11% of perpetrators exhibited signs of mental illness that were reported to a doctor or other authority figure prior to the incident.

Why is this percentage so low? What do we say to anyone else that may be hiding their mental illness to obtain a gun, even though they shouldn't really be having one in the first place? I think this all comes back to the stigma that we hold on mental illnesses, and not being as upfront as we need to, and thus, the feelings get too great for someone to handle, and they let out their frustration on whoever, and however, they can.

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