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Old 02-21-2016, 10:57 PM   #736
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So another senseless gun tragedy in America and all you care about is that the guy was an Uber driver?
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Bemusing to constantly see 'but he was a nice guy!' without fail after these tragedies.
It's amazing how often you hear that after any sort of crime.

Or it's just the opposite sometimes-if I recall rightly, didn't the Virginia Tech shooter once set a dorm room on fire, or set something of significance on fire, some number of months or years prior to the shooting? I dunno about anyone else, but that would've probably set off some MASSIVE red flags for me. Even if people don't specifically envision someone like that shooting up a school, chances are pretty good they're still going to pose a serious danger of some kind to the public.

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So he passed background checks.
Doesn't appear to have a criminal record.

Described as quiet and nice guy, had a family.

And yet we'll do everything to NOT blame the gun.
Oh, of course not! Why on earth would anyone want to discuss guns in relation to the topic of gun violence? That's just crazy talk!
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:41 AM   #738
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So is it true what I read in the paper this morning, that in the year 2016 there have already been 42 mass shootings in the US?


Clearly a lot of nice guys here. Everyone can pretend to be nice if it gets them what they want..
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So another senseless gun tragedy in America and all you care about is that the guy was an Uber driver?
All he cares about is trolling.
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Oh, gee, look, another one :

https://gma.yahoo.com/kansas-workpla...opstories.html

Larry Wilmore was discussing the whole thing with the Apple phone investigation debate the other night, and he made a good point: it's funny how the government will do everything imaginable to investigate and track that sort of thing, but apparently we just can't be bothered to do something similar when it comes to gun ownership/usage.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:31 PM   #742
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The terrorist group NRA has commissioned children's fairy tales to be rewritten with guns in order to spread the propaganda early.

I wish this was an April Fool's joke.


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I saw a thing about that on TV last night.

Words can't even describe my reaction to that.
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And again...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/orlando-p...082553236.html

Second notable shooting in just two days in this area, too.

They just keep talking about injuries in this latest one, though-so far the only death I've heard about is the shooter's. So as of now, at least, from what I'm reading, it doesn't sound like we've got a "mass deaths" sort of situation here. *Trying to find the positive*
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20 confirmed fatalities

This one is going to be bigger than your usual everyday American mass shooting I'm afraid... appears the guy was also wearing a suicide vest
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Oh, geez, so there were fatalities, then?

Damn. I knew the article said "mass casualty", which indicates death, but I wasn't certain since they'd only mentioned injuries, so that tripped me up and confused me a bit.

But if that's the case, then ugh. That sucks. And a suicide vest as well. Wonderful. Sounds like another San Bernadino sort of situation, maybe.

(The guy who killed that singer from "The Voice" yesterday, I heard he had a small arsenal of weapons on him, too, as though he were planning on a mass spree of his own.)
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Holy shit.

The weird part is that this isn't yet all over my social media feeds like other big American shootings, but I guess it's a bit early over there, and to be honest I'm not sure those of us in Australia really have much to say about these events any more than a baffled and saddened shake of the head, and the same broken record comments about America's incomprehensible-to-us gun culture.
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Who was it who said that if the mass death of a bunch of school kids didn't affect change, then nothing would?
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Gunman in a Latin gay club. 20 dead. The gunman killed himself. Sounds like he was organized and prepared. They are calling it an act of terror. He had an assault rifle as well as a "suspicious device."
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