转载自 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/17/trump-american-carnage-florida-school-shooting

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“Beginning on January 20 2017, safety will be restored,”Trump vowed as he accepted the nomination as the Republican candidate for president.However, recently 3 big cases happened in America , which may be the most serious cases in the history of America. These cases seems to reveal the fact that Trump made irresponsible oaths randomly, regardless of the consequences.

川普曾许诺过美国公民,从2017年1月20日开始,美国公民的安全将会得到回复。但是包括之前和老爸谈及的弗罗里达州枪杀案在内,美国发生了历史上最大的三次枪杀事件,不由得让川普有些信口雌黄。

The America citizen hopes that common-sense gun safety laws must be changed . As what was said in the video 'a 18-year child can buy guns in shop' . Is the age proper and reasonable enough for a child to do this ? The former president Obama also hold the same view ,but in his twitter I found something strange , why he didn't take action in his term in office but to shrink the responsibility to Trump ?

美国国民希望美国的枪支持有法尽快最初改革,就像在视频中这样,一个孩子,18岁就能进入店内买枪支,对于一个孩子而言,是否太早了一些。在奥巴马在2月15日发表推特,也同样声称了这件事。令人费解的是,他为什么不在自己的任期内解决好这件事情,非要等到事后在打出马后炮,将责任推卸给川普呢?

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特朗普发誓要结束“美国的这场大屠杀” - 但袭击事件仍在继续
在特朗普的领导下,美国经历了现代历史上最严重的三起枪击事件。然而随着悲伤和愤怒的增加,惯性依然存在

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儿童在纪念Parkland射击的受害者。星期三下午,十七人在袭击中死亡。
儿童在纪念Parkland射击的受害者。星期三下午,十七人在袭击中死亡。照片:拉里马拉诺/雷克斯/ Shutterstock
“2017年1月20日开始,安全性将得到恢复,”唐纳德特朗普在接受总统提名共和党候选人时发誓。

特朗普因恐惧而竞选。他的讲话警告说,无证移民和穆斯林难民,以及抗议警察杀害手无寸铁的黑人美国人的示威活动引发了“我们街道的暴力和我们社区的混乱”的民权抗议者的危险。

“这美国大屠杀停在这里,现在就停下来,”他在就职典礼上说。

但是,在他担任总统职位将近400天后,很难说安全已经恢复。

在他短暂的任期内,美国在美国近代历史上遭受过三次最严重的枪击事件,不是由圣战分子或移民帮派成员执行的,而是由不安定的白人美国人进行的。

总统谁承诺防范外来威胁现在发现他最喜爱的保守小报乞求他采取行动,美国的家庭暴力。

在拉斯维加斯,这是一位64岁的退休会计师和房地产投资者,一个富有的赌徒,他悄悄地组装了几十个武器库,然后在一群乡村音乐迷的酒店房间里开火。

在得克萨斯州的萨瑟兰泉,这位空军退伍军人曾遭受过恶劣的家庭虐待,他袭击了周日妻子的母亲和祖母崇拜的小乡村教堂。

在佛罗里达州帕克兰,这是一个困扰着19岁的年轻人,他们的暴力行为和对学校枪击事件的威胁导致与执法部门的重复接触,甚至导致联邦调查局的提示。他还没有合法购买AR-15就没有足够的时间购买啤酒。

'我听到你的祷告,看到你的眼泪'
这些只是少数几起重大枪杀事件,一次造成许多美国人死亡。他们不是每天都有数十名美国人遇害的事件;而不是其他类型的袭击,比如今年夏天在夏洛茨维尔发生的汽车袭击事件,导致希瑟海尔死亡,至少19人在抗议者和白人至上主义者之间的暴力公共冲突中受伤。

在拉斯维加斯有五十八人受伤。二十六在萨瑟兰泉。十七岁在佛罗里达州的帕克兰。总共有101人死亡,只有三次袭击。至少其中两人是特朗普曾经主张的军队和执法部门的重大失败,以便完成他们的工作。

特朗普在Marjory Stoneman Douglas高中拍摄后向全国发表了一次低调的讲话,引用了圣经。 “我听到了你的祷告,看到了你的眼泪。我会治愈你,“他说。

'没有更多的枪支':在佛罗里达守夜 - 视频响起
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=rYWkqqP-6GM
他对美国人说:“仅仅采取让我们感觉自己有所作为的行动是不够的。” “我们必须真正做到这一点。”

对于密切观察者来说,这句话隐藏了很多,这可以被解释为向国家步枪协会和支持其候选资格的其他枪支维权倡导者的一个安静的信息。没有扩大对枪销售的背景检查。没有突击武器禁令。过去,诬蔑精神疾病,并设法加强学校的攻击。

“我们必须真正做到这一点”
每起枪击事件都促使人们谈论潜在的立法:禁止使用撞车,拉斯维加斯射手附在他的枪上的朦胧范围玩具,这使得半自动步枪模仿快速的全自动射击。

新的两党法律迫使美国的军事和公共机构提供更多的透明度,以确定他们是否正确地向国家的枪支背景检查系统发送记录。

现在,在Parkland射击之后,推动制定联邦极端风险保护法令(也称为“枪支暴力限制令”),该法令家属和执法官员可以向法院请求暂时禁止不稳定的人员从拥有或购买枪支。

这些措施中的每一项措施都是非常温和的,不需要对美国的枪支文化进行重大改变,也不会减少美国人购买和拥有手枪甚至军事风格步枪的基本能力。

即使是要求军方遵守现行报告法的两党立法,也没有任何一项法案即将接近尾声。

更严格的枪支管制法的反对者继续采用同样的策略:拖延,质疑是否有任何东西可以预防邪恶,并等待愤怒和震惊消失,并且无望接管。等待其他灾难的分心。

但是周三枪击事件中幸存的悲伤和愤怒的孩子们正在发表讲话,要求控制枪支,要求总统在他最喜欢的通信媒体Twitter上采取行动。美国大屠杀的图像不再是小学和高中混乱的空中画面,或是逃离教室的儿童的照片,而是来自教室中隐藏的恐怖孩子的手机视频,听到枪声。

而枪支管制组织在他们的论点背后有新的力量 - 特朗普在就职演说中提出的同样论点

如果你当选的官员不能保护你,取代他们。

The raw article


“Beginning on January 20 2017, safety will be restored,” Donald Trump vowed as he accepted the nomination as the Republican candidate for president.

Trump had campaigned on fear. His speeches warned of the danger of undocumented immigrants and Muslim refugees, of the civil rights protesters whose demonstrations against police killings of unarmed black Americans had sparked “violence in our streets and chaos in our communities”.

“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now,” he said at his inauguration.

But, almost 400 days into his presidency, it is difficult to argue safety has been restored.

During his short tenure America has endured three of the worst mass shootings in modern US history, carried out not by jihadists, or immigrant gang members, but by disturbed white Americans.

The president who promised to guard against outsider threats now finds his favorite conservative tabloid begging him to take action on America’s domestic violence.

In Las Vegas, it was a 64-year-old retired accountant and real estate investor, a wealthy gambler who quietly assembled an arsenal of dozens of weapons, and then opened fire from a hotel room on a crowd of country music fans.

In Sutherland Springs, Texas, it was an air force veteran with a history of vicious domestic abuse who attacked the small rural church where his wife’s mother and grandmother worshipped on Sundays.

In Parkland, Florida, it was a troubled 19-year-old, whose violent behavior and threats about school shootings had resulted in repeated contact with law enforcement and even tips to the FBI. He was still able to legally purchase an AR-15 before he was old enough to buy a beer.

‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears’
These are only a few major shootings, the ones that killed many Americans at once. They are not the incidents that leave dozens of Americans killed each day; not the other kinds of attacks, like the car attack in Charlottesville this summer that left Heather Heyer dead and at least 19 people injured amid violent public clashes between protesters and white supremacists.

Fifty-eight casualties in Las Vegas. Twenty-six in Sutherland Springs. Seventeen in Parkland, Florida. In all, 101 people dead, in just three attacks. And in at least two of them, major failures of the military and law enforcement, institutions Trump had championed, to do their jobs.

In a muted speech to the nation after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, Trump cited scripture. “I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you,” he said.

'No more guns': chants ring out at Florida vigil – video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=rYWkqqP-6GM

“It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference,” he told Americans. “We must actually make that difference.”

For close watchers there was a lot hiding in that sentence, which can be interpreted as a quiet message to the National Rifle Association and the other gun rights advocates who supported his candidacy. No expansion of background check on gun sales. No assault weapons ban. The old, stigmatizing focus on mental illness and on finding ways to fortify schools against attack.

‘We must actually make that difference’
Each of the shootings has prompted talk of potential legislation: a ban on bump stocks, the obscure range toy the Las Vegas shooter attached to his guns, which make semi-automatic rifles mimic the rapid pace of fully automatic fire.

A new bipartisan law to force the US military and public agencies to provide more transparency on whether they’re properly sending records to the nation’s gun background check system.

Now, after the Parkland shooting, a push to enact a federal extreme risk protection order law, also called a “gun violence restraining order,” which would give family members and law enforcement officials a way to petition a court to temporarily bar an unstable person from owning or buying guns.

Each of these measures is extremely modest, requiring no major change to America’s gun culture, no decrease in any American’s fundamental ability to buy and own a handgun or even a military-style rifle.

None of them, even bipartisan legislation requiring the military to follow existing reporting laws, is yet anywhere close to passing.

Opponents of stricter gun control law continue to use the same strategy: delay, question whether anything can prevent evil, and wait for anger and shock to fade, and hopelessness to take over. Wait for the distractions of other disasters.

But the grieving and angry children who survived Wednesday’s shooting are speaking out, pressing for gun control, demanding action from the president on his favorite medium of communication, Twitter.

The images of American carnage are no longer aerial footage of chaos at elementary and high schools, or photographs of children fleeing their classrooms, but cellphone video from the terrified children hidden in their classrooms, listening to the sound of gunshots.

And gun control groups have new force behind their argument – the same argument Trump made in his inauguration speech – if your elected officials can’t protect you, replace them.