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Old 07-24-2016, 09:01 AM   #361
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A lot of mass shootings though aren't really mass shootings. Like Sandy Hook where one guy killed one of his illegitimate children because he was mad at the mother and then Obama sent in some goons to kill more kids so that they could tighten gun control. A real shame.
If you're going to mock conspiracy theorists it's probably not a good idea to have a lot of shitty views that make it difficult to tell whether or not you're being ironic or not.
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:40 AM   #362
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Just a few miles from me. Heartbreaking, especially as this was a teen event.

Fort Myers shooting: 2 dead, 14 injured outside teen party - CNN.com
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:14 AM   #363
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So there was this just last night...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/multiple-...081552987.html

and meanwhile, this is happening in that same state:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/guns-memo...100245350.html

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Half a century ago, a sniper perched on a University of Texas tower unleashed a killing spree that left 16 dead, and for the first time since then the school will hold an official memorial for an event that shocked the nation.

But overshadowing the anniversary of the Aug. 1, 1966 tower shooting is the start of a new law backed by Republican lawmakers to allow more guns in more places at public universities.

The lawmakers say the "campus carry" law, which goes into effect August 1, could prevent another mass shootings, while many survivors of the university tower shooting half a century ago see it as a chillingly wrong-headed approach that could spark more killing.

The campus carry law allows those over 21 with a concealed handgun permit to take guns into classrooms and several parts of the campus.
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:35 PM   #364
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Hoooo boy, I was 13 when that happened (watching on TV news). I hadn't remembered it in decades.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:09 PM   #365
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This article is amazing. Talk about some incredible archival skills - but it's maddening that they're even required in the first place: Inside The Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns | GQ
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:09 PM   #366
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Okay, so two things after reading that article:

1. The gun lobby/NRA can go fuck itself. Seriously. It is INSANE that they're able to use asshole scare tactics about "TAKING AWAY YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!" to try and stop any actual progress on these sorts of issues. Especially when you read horrifying statistics like this:

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It was the same conversation we're still having—except now mass shootings are the thing. We average at least one a month. Since 1968, more Americans have died from gunfire than have died in all our wars put together. In 2014: 33,599.
How have we let that lobby get to the point where they have such a stronghold over an issue as serious as this?

2, On a significantly happier note, God bless Charlie and that dedicated staff who work alongside him. That is mind-blowingly impressive work they're doing, and I love how utterly committed they are to their job, and how much they care on a personal level (their thoughts regarding Sandy Hook were particularly poignant). They're my new heroes.

I also hope they take care of themselves, because ye gods, the story about Charlie's heart attack.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:56 PM   #367
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at least one a month? try at least one a day.
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:13 AM   #368
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Breaking News : 4 people shot dead by gunman in Burlington, WA Shopping Mall


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Old 09-24-2016, 01:19 AM   #369
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Just saw an updated thing changing the number of the dead from four to three. All women, too, apparently.
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And that's what happens when the bad guy at the mall *does* have a gun .
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Yeeeeeeeeeep.
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I hadn't heard about it, and I got a bunch of messages asking if I was okay. I was seriously confused for a while. Had to tell people Burlington is a good hour north of Seattle.
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There's been a shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina, it seems. There's still details coming out, and not many but...yeah...

Shooting reported at Townville Elementary
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Scary to hear of the injuries, and hopefully those aren't life-threatening. Sounds like everyone else in that school is all right, so thank goodness for that, at least. Still, though....

Heard the teenager killed his father before going to the elementary school, too.

And while we're on the subject, there were also a couple shooting sprees earlier this week in Baltimore and somewhere in...Texas, I want to say? So between those shootings, the one at the mall in Washington, and today's school shooting, that's four mass shooting sprees we're up to now in the span of about five, six days.
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