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  • Sumanta 4:34 PM on June 16, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: , Gun, LGBT, nightclub, Orlando, Pulse, shooting, USA, violence   

    Is there any concrete solution of the gun violence problem of USA? 

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    On June 12, 2016, a mass shootingterrorist attack and hate crime occurred inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. It resulted in 53 wounded and 50 dead, including the gunman, who was killed by Orlando police after a three-hour standoff. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history to date, as well the largest mass killing of LGBT people in the Western world since the Holocaust and the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since the September 11 attacks in 2001.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Orlando_nightclub_shooting

    Recent Shooting in the US nightclub has shocked people all over the world. Such preventable deaths are quite frequently aired in the US news channels. Despite the efforts of the current president, no concrete solution could have been found and enacted in USA.

    LGBT issue is widely discussed in the recent mass murder in USA. Interestingly, no one possibly can state definitively if sexual orientation was the problem that made the shooter make gun fires, since he is dead. But it probably doesn’t matter what issue provoked someone to shoot. People of one type of thinking can have fear, discomfort, feeling of non acceptance etc. about various practices and cultures of another set of people, but that does not give the former group the freedom to abuse, insult or murder the latter.

    This author believes that there is no easy solution to the gun violence problem like a rule of thumb. The people of USA are blessed with the power of keeping guns by their legal system, which is not so in various other nations.

    In developing nations (e.g. India) crime against women and children is too high. People have to suffer many a times defenselessly just because the fragile, corrupt, confusing and slow legal system can’t afford to protect them. If such liberty of guns were there in such third world nations at least the picture of various sort of humanitarian abuse could have been somewhat different. Guns are invaluable when it comes to self defense. I believe self defense is the birthright of every human being. However, guns in the name of self defense, should not breed the practice of usage of guns for assault purposes.

    So, the simple solution is probably to declare guns as illegal. When guns are declared illegal the law enforcement authorities should stay vigil that people who are allowed to keep guns to protect public (like police, military etc.) should not turn into perpetrators like what is prevalent in various developing countries. Also it is not acceptable in nations where rebels move around freely with guns and civilians live there life only with the mercy of god. Disarmament of such areas of the globe is equally important, since cost of life should be same, no matter which part of the globe it belongs to.

    Not only this, people with unstable mental state, who can be a threat when having an easy access to a gun will not be able to cause a mass shooting incident if guns are not available smoothly like over the counter drugs.

    Therefore, unavailability of tools of mass murder by means of effective laws is probably  one of the ways that can abolish these type of heinous crimes. In addition, public education at all levels should also be provided to eradicate this problem from the human race.

    Hope, US government will bring in strong laws and take necessary steps that will prevent innocent people losing life, due to gunfire.

  • Sumanta 7:47 AM on August 25, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , Cannabis, USA   

    Cannabis kills cancer cells 

    God or mother nature probably created everything on earth for a good reason to continue the flow of life. Unfortunately we humans are always the main culprits to make wrong use of things that we got from mother nature. The plant cannabis had always been used by man as a substance abuse drug and so many crimes have taken place in relation to its abuse and farming.

    Now at the dawn of 21st century we are getting the clues about the good side of these substance abusing agents. Already opium’s goodness is established in decreasing pain in terminally ill cancer patients etc. Recently US government confirmed that cannabinoid a component of  cannabis can kill cancer cells in mice and rats, however there effectiveness on human cancer cells are yet to be proven. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean cancer patients should start taking cannabis. You need to wait with time until some definite info in this regard becomes available.

    Read an excerpt:

    The US government has confirmed that cannabis can kill cancer cells after the drug did so in tests on mice and rats, according to the National Cancer Institute.

    The development will provide further ammunition for pro-legalisation campaigners.

    On its website The National Cancer Institute, part of the US department of health, said: “Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids (the active ingredient in cannabis) may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.

    “They may inhibit tumour growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumours to grow.”

    The studies in rodents show that cannabinoids may reduce the risk of colon, liver and breast cancer, and could make chemotherapy more effective.

    But researchers added: “At this time, there is not enough evidence to recommend that patients inhale or ingest cannabis as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer therapy.”

    In many US states where cannabis is already legal for medicinal use, cancer patients have long been using the drug to ease pain.

    The Cancer Research charity reacted cautiously, saying there was no evidence of a similar effect in humans.

    via US government says cannabis kills cancer cells – Telegraph.

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