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School Mass shootings: US vs LB

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Post by Beiruty » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:12 pm

In Lebanon, each other house has 1 or more fully automatic military rifle and we never heard about a single school mass shooting.
Can anyone explain why?
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Post by ET-Ret » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:14 pm

Same reason as the Swiss


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Post by jason812 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:21 pm

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It must be because there are no schools in Lebanon. There's no way it could be because every house had a machine gun. How did you even sleep at night knowing that there was an assault rifle in the house that could kill you at any moment it chose?
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Post by Oldgringo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:22 pm

Beiruty wrote:In Lebanon, each other house has 1 or more fully automatic military rifle and we never heard about a single school mass shooting.
Can anyone explain why?
TV, smart phones, computer games, no? Tell us why. Inquiring minds.....?

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Post by carlson1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:38 pm

Oldgringo wrote:
Beiruty wrote:In Lebanon, each other house has 1 or more fully automatic military rifle and we never heard about a single school mass shooting.
Can anyone explain why?
TV, smart phones, computer games, no? Tell us why. Inquiring minds.....?
All of the above and this will not be popular, but must be added to the list and that is the music that these young ones listen to. The music today is so angry.
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Post by Beiruty » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:44 pm

Oldgringo wrote:
Beiruty wrote:In Lebanon, each other house has 1 or more fully automatic military rifle and we never heard about a single school mass shooting.
Can anyone explain why?
TV, smart phones, computer games, no? Tell us why. Inquiring minds.....?
In my young/teen days, you can add to that we had civil war for 17 years 1974-1990. I was born in April 1968. So, I could barely remember the golden days of Lebanon. Beirut was the Jewel of the Middle East, the Paris of the Orient.

Back to my experience as Lebanese:
Whether Muslims or Christians, Druze or any other 14 recognized sects:

1) We have very religious and conservative society. faith and fear of God is a cornerstone in the family
2) We have socially conservative society. We do not have single moms and divorce rate is way way low.
3) So called "Broken houses" are exceptionally rare. Lebanese spend more on their kids than themselves. Kids can rely on their parents for life if needed.
4) Government would steal your money (as a tax) and your social security is your family and kin
5) Lebanese value education a lot, 70% or more have a 4-yr university degree. 30%+ have Post Graduate Degree.
6) Lebanon is a tiny country, maybe smaller than DFW metro. Every family is almost know country wide.
7) Speaking of family ties, my extended family now may numbers some 600+ strong members (Some 150+ "houses") and large families are in 10,000 or more. So, the families care about their members and now we have family associations to protect and promote the welfare and interest of theirs members.
8) People are ashamed of criminal members if any in their families
9) Alcoholism is low. Drug addiction is a big problem, especially cheap Chinese made drugs.
10) We are plagued by sectarianism and their militias (arming civilians and having them keep Infantry Squad level arms at their houses). This may lead to spontaneous street clashes between factions

In the days of internet, social "westernization" is happening. We are living in small village world afterall.
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Post by chasfm11 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:43 am

ET-Ret wrote:Same reason as the Swiss
Swiss keep guns in homes = True
Swiss allowed to keep ammo for those guns in homes = False (unless you are one of 2,000 elite who guard airports, etc.)

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/soldiers-c ... mmo/970614
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Post by stroo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:59 pm

Lebanon actually has a murder rate a little higher than the US. Lebanon's rate is actually the median rate across the world.
https://crimeresearch.org/wp-content/up ... tries.jpeg


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Post by mrvmax » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:14 am

It is the same reason why Australia now more firearms than before their 1996 gun ban yet they do not have an increase in mass murders with firearms. It is not the tool used it is the person using it.

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