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Old 10-02-2017, 08:56 AM   #501
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What do you suggest your 'someone' should have done?
Honestly, I don't expect shit from anyone. I can't fire a gun and have no desire to, so I have no right to expect others to come to my rescue.

But that is an extraordinary number of wounded before police intervention took place. It's less surprising when you see the kind of guns that are legal there though.
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How the fuck can 200 people get wounded by one gunman without someone stepping in? That's insanity. I don't think the totals in the previous shootings came anywhere close to that.
He had a fully automatic weapon that he was firing from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay into the crowd below.

Until police were able to get there, it was near impossible for anyone to stop him.
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but, but if everyone in the crowd had been armed surely this could have been avoided!
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He had a fully automatic weapon that he was firing from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay into the crowd below.

Until police were able to get there, it was near impossible for anyone to stop him.
Ban hotel windows.

Or, you know, do every fucking thing possible to stop people owning automatic weapons that can kill or wound over 450 people in a matter of minutes.
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How the fuck can 200 people get wounded by one gunman without someone stepping in? That's insanity. I don't think the totals in the previous shootings came anywhere close to that.
Unfortunately this circumstance was a bit different than what we're used to. Guy was 32 floors up. Police intervention wasn't able to be swift.
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Honestly, I don't expect shit from anyone. I can't fire a gun and have no desire to, so I have no right to expect others to come to my rescue.

But that is an extraordinary number of wounded before police intervention took place. It's less surprising when you see the kind of guns that are legal there though.

NPR mentioned this morning that a large number of the injuries may have come from people being trampled as the crowd rushed to escape, for what it's worth.
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If you've never been to the area... Mandalay Bay is a large Y shaped hotel on the south end of the Strip. It's the last hotel before the "Strip" ends. The Route 91 Festival is held every year at the Vegas Village outdoor festival ground, the same place that the outdoor portion of the iHeartRadio festival is held at for anyone who may have gone last year. It's on the east side of the strip, adjacent to McCarran.

The hotel is diagonally across an intersection from the festival grounds. Luxor is actually closer to the grounds than Mandalay Bay. This shooter was very far away.


While no motive has been released yet, the retirement village this guy lives it was apparently in close proximity to the Bundy Ranch.
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Has Trump tweeted that the shooter was a Muslim yet?
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Well we officially have a new all time worst US mass shooting.
Unreal.
U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Damn, this is nightmare news to wake up to . Fuck guns.
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Remember congress made it easier for mentally ill folk to own firearms. So when the talking point comes out that this isn't a gun issue, it's a mental health one....well

Don't worry though. We have a level headed leader in the office. I'm sure within days this country will be United
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God, I don't even want to hear what Trump will say about this. I'd prefer he just not talk at all.

So what on earth will it take for us to ever actually get on board with proper gun control, then? Children being murdered at an elementary school didn't do it. The fact we keep having new "worst mass shootings" clearly won't do it. So what will? Is the body count going to have to be in, like, the hundreds or thousands for us to finally do something, or...?

I just don't understand how the hell anyone can still dig in their heels at this point on this issue.
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Apparently Alex Jones and his brand of fuckwits are already calling this a left-wing false flag operation.

I wish nobody had ever taught them the term "false flag".
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Of course they are. Because that makes total sense.

Assholes.
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Apparently Alex Jones and his brand of fuckwits are already calling this a left-wing false flag operation.

I wish nobody had ever taught them the term "false flag".
Freedom of speech isn't always a good thing.
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This is just horrific. And another attack on the world of live music.

And because he's white our dipshit fearless leader will never call this terror.

When will the guns go away? How many times do we have to wake up to the same fucking horror before we decide as a country that enough is enough and put in some basic god damn gun control laws?
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Trump will go to Vegas on Wednesday.
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It appears the suspect's father was a former bank robber, once on the FBI's 10 most wanted list, and was finally captured by the FBI in the early 70s... in Vegas.
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My coworker is talking about some of her friends that were there that were injured. Apparently some of our staff was there but are ok. Surreal.
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Good day to own gun stock though!

Nothing will ever change. This is our way of life. It's insane to think otherwise.
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Glad your fellow staff members are okay, david. Sorry about the co-worker's friends who were hurt, though-hopefully they pull through.

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It appears the suspect's father was a former bank robber, once on the FBI's 10 most wanted list, and was finally captured by the FBI in the early 70s... in Vegas.
That's freaky.
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