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Gun Violence
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Gun Violence
枪支管控

Learn the Second Conditional

Date: Sep 12 2012

Themes: News

Grammar: Second Conditional

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In the US, the debate over gun control has been going on for years. Some feel that there should be tighter laws regulating the sale and possession of firearms. Others argue that gun control laws violate the Second Amendment of the US Constitution, which grants Americans the right to bear arms.

As the debate rages on, gun violence continues to have tragic consequences. The nation had barely begun to recover from a shooting in a Colorado movie theater that killed 12, when another shooting took place, this time in a Sikh temple. Six people were murdered and many others wounded before the gunman took his own life.

Amy and Marni hope something can be done to stop the killing. Hear their conversation about gun violence.

在美国,围绕枪支管控的争论已经持续了很多年。一些人认为,应该制定更加严格的法律来监管销售和持有枪械的行为。另一些人则认为,枪支管控法违反了美国宪法第二修正案,该修正案规定,美国公民有权持有枪支。

争论还在继续,枪支暴力行为也在继续酿造惨剧。美国刚刚开始从造成 12 人死亡的科罗拉多州电影院枪击案中平复下来,罪恶的枪声便又在一座锡克庙 (Sikh) 中响起。行凶者在饮弹自尽前,已经射杀六人并造成多人受伤。

艾米和玛尼希望可以为阻止杀戮做些事情。听听他们谈论枪支暴力。

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Amy

Amy

Marni

Marni

Amy:  It seems like there have been so many recent incidents that have been in the news involving gun violence. You know, there have been two major shootings here in the States, and then a really violent clash between protestors and police in South Africa. And it just seems like we’ve almost reached a new place with that.

Marni:  I totally agree. I think it’s interesting, too, at this time, we’re all in the election season, and neither candidate in the US is really addressing either of these things. I mean, obviously they’ve come out and said it’s a horrible tragedy and stuff. But, you know, it seems like gun violence, it is a huge issue, and I think that there should be some more gun control. I think that it’s far too easy for people to have access to weapons that shouldn’t have access to weapons. Yeah, I think that it’s time for a national conversation, or international, frankly, and it’s just not happening.

Amy:  There’s that saying that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” or whatever.

Marni:  That is true.

Amy:  But the fact is, somebody walking into a temple with a club or a knife wouldn’t have been able to kill so many people and injure so many people so quickly.

Marni:  Right.

Amy:  Yes, there will always be violent people, and violence is maybe a part of human nature. But if you took away the instruments, you know, that do the killing the fastest and the easiest, that would have to reduce the violence.

 

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Amy says that there have been many incidents recently involving gun violence. She mentions two deadly shootings in the US, as well as a violent clash between protestors and police in South Africa. Marni agrees that there have been too many deaths caused by gun violence. She thinks something needs to be done.

Marni also points out that the 2012 presidential election will be held soon in the US. The candidates are fighting hard to win, but Marni thinks that neither of them is doing a good enough job of addressing the problem of gun violence.

People who are against gun control often make the argument that “guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” In other words, guns are not responsible for people’s deaths. It is the murderer’s fault when someone dies from gun violence. Amy disagrees. She says that guns are a fast and easy tool for hurting people. Making it more difficult to obtain a gun would surely reduce the amount of gun violence in the US and elsewhere.

Is there a lot of gun violence in your country? Do you think there should be strong laws preventing people from owning guns?

 

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8312016

8312016

Switzerland

hi


i condem every violence in our univers.


almost all of the govermenta try have or develop nucler weapon espescialy united state a sraeil  i think the biggest Criminal in the world are united state and sraeil politcan men.


i absulutly against with violence and sales weapon in every levels


government


and people


i hope destory almost all of the weapon that have a better  enviorment  and world


thx 

06:04 AM Sep 12 2012 |

JumpinJulian Flash

Argentina

I think, if its used for selfdefense,  the guns shoud be not controlled.


how do you protect your family of the crime, in that case?


i dont live in the USA and i dont know how is the life there, but with control and no control, the guns will still working, no matter if they are used right or for the crime.

03:00 AM Sep 12 2012 |

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Joy900

Joy900

Japan

Guys : That’s enough for today !


really it was a great advices and suggestions !


 

LAILA ALI

LAILA ALI

Malaysia

That’s A GREAT LESSON ! THANK YOU BASET & JOY !

The Last Joke

Yemen

HOLLY


1-US must limit the violence in their movies and television viewing ( Hollywood )every day.


2-US must make sure they know what Hollywood  shows their people watch, which movies they see, and what kinds of video games they play.


3-     US must talk to their people about the violence that Hollywood shows, in the movies, and in video games.


4-     US must Help their people to understand how painful it would be in real life and the serious consequences for violent behaviors.


5-     US must discuss with their people the ways to solve problems without violence .
Help their people to stand up against the violence in Hollywood .

linjoy

linjoy

China

Gun is forbiden in China. So the government can control the people easily.


Once when I was a child,my father had a gun what used to shoot rabit and deer.


But we had to hand it over when the Government says no to own any gun at house. But there are still killings sometimes. You know, some bad guys deserve to dead, but most of them only deserve punishment, rather than death. what the hell.

02:15 AM Sep 12 2012 |

Joy900

Joy900

Japan

Asalam awlukm Laila : that was a good Q !


Baset : tell us some advices or steps can help US ?


 

02:13 AM Sep 12 2012 |

The Last Joke

Yemen

Salam Laila (sister ):


Before there should be strong laws preventing people from owning guns? There must be first some steps , i mean  , there are so many suggestions that can help US. US may not be able to follow each one exactly, but doing what their can will make a difference in their people’s lives.

02:08 AM Sep 12 2012 |

LAILA ALI

LAILA ALI

Malaysia

ASALAM AWLUKM BASET & JOY !


Joy / sorry but i want to ask Baset :


can you tell us some suggestions that can help Us ?

01:58 AM Sep 12 2012 |

The Last Joke

Yemen

holly


Joy , this is a huge Q ? in fact , so many studies show that seeing a lot of violence on television, in Hollywood , in the movies, and in video games can have a negative effect on people . As a US, they can control the amount of violence their  people if they could control the violence  in Hollywood .

01:52 AM Sep 12 2012 |

Joy900

Joy900

Japan

Baset : Why there is a lot gun volence in US ?

01:44 AM Sep 12 2012 |

The Last Joke

Yemen

gu


 


Everybody loves me in my area  , i have no enemies , so there is no need to keep guns with me !

Joy900

Joy900

Japan

Baset ; Do you keep guns in your house ?

01:29 AM Sep 12 2012 |

The Last Joke

Yemen

Joy , In fact , Yemen has the highest guns-per-capita ratio in the world after the US.


Yemenis like guns because they consider them to be symbols of their tradition, a part of their mentality and culture.


“Shame on a man who leaves his house without his gun” But :


gu


 


Anyway , there should be strong laws preventing people from owning guns !!

01:23 AM Sep 12 2012 |

Joy900

Joy900

Japan

So great !


Baset :Is there a lot of gun violence in your country? Do you think there should be strong laws preventing people from owning guns?

01:15 AM Sep 12 2012 |

The Last Joke

Yemen

joy


Yes , I’m online !  I was waiting you !

01:10 AM Sep 12 2012 |

Joy900

Joy900

Japan

good


Baset ; Are you online ? sorry to be late !

dilek23

dilek23

Turkey

oh I am against every kind of violence including that goddamn gun violance!!! Yeah by all means, there have to be a set of laws to put into practice for the purpose that they can stop people from purchasing that three -letter thing ( to me, it is not worth even calling a name )

12:16 AM Sep 12 2012 |

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