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(My Fox DC)   When you come to an intersection, right of way always goes to the two masked men carrying guns at 4 o'clock in the afternoon   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 37
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2010-01-19 10:16:17 AM  
In case you're not sure what to do,
Should this ever happen to you:
Check out what they wield
Before you go yield.
If your gun is bigger, go through.
 
2010-01-19 11:09:24 AM  
Good thing the ban guns from law abiding citizens in DC.
 
2010-01-19 11:10:01 AM  
Police are searching for a pair of masked men whom police say

It's nice to see some reporters still understand how to use pronouns appropriately.
 
2010-01-19 12:13:16 PM  
We don't know what motivates people to do these violent acts

They're idiots, like 90% of the rest of the population of the DC metro area.
 
2010-01-19 12:13:18 PM  
Welcome to your nation's capital. Keep low.
 
2010-01-19 12:14:18 PM  
What if, around 4 o'clock , two masked gunmen are trying to make a left turn out of a parking lot across a major road while two other masked gunmen are trying to make a left into the same lot from a turning lane of the major road. Who has right of way then?
 
2010-01-19 12:19:39 PM  
Headline should've used the word wounded, not injured. She was wounded by gunfire.
 
2010-01-19 12:20:45 PM  
flyingmonkeysreign: What if, around 4 o'clock , two masked gunmen are trying to make a left turn out of a parking lot across a major road while two other masked gunmen are trying to make a left into the same lot from a turning lane of the major road. Who has right of way then?

The larger vehicle. Duh.
 
2010-01-19 12:23:54 PM  
www.allposters.com

Agrees
 
2010-01-19 12:24:01 PM  
flyingmonkeysreign: What if, around 4 o'clock , two masked gunmen are trying to make a left turn out of a parking lot across a major road while two other masked gunmen are trying to make a left into the same lot from a turning lane of the major road. Who has right of way then?

Whoever is still alive after the shoot out?
 
2010-01-19 12:24:12 PM  
GaryPDX: Good thing the ban guns from law abiding citizens in DC.

The what?
 
2010-01-19 12:25:47 PM  
Everytime I come in an intersection I get in trouble for indecent exposure.
 
2010-01-19 12:33:19 PM  
gorgor: Everytime I come in an intersection I get in trouble for indecent exposure.

Why am I not surprised? Actually, no, the real question is why does that turn me on?


/anyone?
 
2010-01-19 12:36:22 PM  
Lafiel: gorgor: Everytime I come in an intersection I get in trouble for indecent exposure.

Why am I not surprised? Actually, no, the real question is why does that turn me on?

/anyone?


FAP
 
2010-01-19 12:40:29 PM  
flyingmonkeysreign: What if, around 4 o'clock , two masked gunmen are trying to make a left turn out of a parking lot across a major road while two other masked gunmen are trying to make a left into the same lot from a turning lane of the major road. Who has right of way then?

In this case it goes by order of muzzle energy, descending.
 
2010-01-19 12:43:48 PM  
Virginia needs a bigger moat... time to dredge the Potomac.
 
2010-01-19 12:44:38 PM  
My Fox DC. Gotta be...

"clicks link"

Yup. Anacostia!
 
2010-01-19 12:57:40 PM  
gun play in southeast past the anacostia? surely you jest!

/visitors, stay the hell off the green line.
 
2010-01-19 01:03:22 PM  
We don't know what motivates people to do these violent acts

Well, after watching the video.. they may have been scared as hell at seeing how damned dark it was at 4 o'clock in the farkin` afternoon!!!
 
2010-01-19 01:16:39 PM  
I thought guns were banned in DC! I don't understand!
 
2010-01-19 01:25:57 PM  
xrayvision.today.com

Wanted for Questioning
 
2010-01-19 01:53:23 PM  
"It's something that we wish wouldn't happen. We don't know what motivates people to do these violent acts. The potential for people to be injured behind these violent acts-- we don't treat it lightly," said [police inspector] Medina.

That's some fine police work there.

/no solutions to offer
//but wishing sure as hell won't help anything
 
2010-01-19 02:31:39 PM  
I thought if it was a 'traffic light' shooting, the traffic light would be damaged.
 
2010-01-19 02:38:19 PM  
leonel
I thought guns were banned in DC! I don't understand!


I am confused by this also. For some reason, it seems that only the law-abiding people were without guns...

Also : Investigators hoped to have a composite of the suspects soon. (of the masked men)
 
2010-01-19 02:53:43 PM  
GaryPDX: Good thing the ban guns from law abiding citizens in DC.

Did you even read this before you hit "Add Comment"? Cuz you either missed a letter, a word, or a whole freaking clause there.
 
2010-01-19 03:16:58 PM  
I love how these threads always turn into an argument on control. Look, here's proof. Gun control doesn't work:

i47.tinypic.com

/Wait
 
2010-01-19 03:17:31 PM  
Gyrfalcon: GaryPDX: Good thing the ban guns from law abiding citizens in DC.

Did you even read this before you hit "Add Comment"? Cuz you either missed a letter, a word, or a whole freaking clause there.


I think the FARK accidentally his post.
 
2010-01-19 03:30:08 PM  
James F. Campbell: I love how these threads always turn into an argument on control. Look, here's proof. Gun control doesn't work:



/Wait


I love how idiots think comparisons between different cultures work. Or how they think that making something double-plus illegal will stop criminals.

/Wait.
 
2010-01-19 03:35:36 PM  
ronaprhys: I love how idiots think comparisons between different cultures work.

So what you're saying here is that the United States has a shiatty culture that promotes ignorance, intolerance, criminality and violence above and beyond that of other Western countries? I agree, and you, sir, are a fine example of this.

ronaprhys: Or how they think that making something double-plus illegal will stop criminals.

This is moving the goalposts. The issue is firearm-related deaths, not criminals. Also, seems to work for England.
 
2010-01-19 04:23:14 PM  
Headline is the correct answer to a question at the Detroit DMV.
 
2010-01-19 04:45:10 PM  
James F. Campbell: So what you're saying here is that the United States has a shiatty culture that promotes ignorance, intolerance, criminality and violence above and beyond that of other Western countries? I agree, and you, sir, are a fine example of this.

www.blogcdn.com
//HOT
 
2010-01-19 04:46:49 PM  
James F. Campbell: So what you're saying here is that the United States has a shiatty culture that promotes ignorance, intolerance, criminality and violence above and beyond that of other Western countries? I agree, and you, sir, are a fine example of this.

Nope, but that's a nice strawman you've built there.

This is moving the goalposts. The issue is firearm-related deaths, not criminals. Also, seems to work for England.

While that is a point, your graph is still fubar'd with that regard. Legal/accidental killings make up a very small portion of the total. That means the remainder would be criminal, whether or not the murderer was a criminal at the time. However, if they've already decided to murder, it's still a game of double-plus illegal.

You're still in the failure box.

BTW, England's culture was very monolithic for much of the modern times, with regards to those living in England. They've also got a very high personal violence rate which you conveniently leave out.

If you want to get out, propose something that you think would actually work. Something that's not un-Constitutional, will lower the rate of deaths (include murder, killing, accidents, and suicides), and show studies or provide a convincing argument to back up your position.
 
2010-01-19 05:38:30 PM  
knightofargh: Gyrfalcon: GaryPDX: Good thing the ban guns from law abiding citizens in DC.

Did you even read this before you hit "Add Comment"? Cuz you either missed a letter, a word, or a whole freaking clause there.

I think the FARK accidentally his post.


No..I accidently dropped the "y". My bad.
 
2010-01-19 05:43:14 PM  
James F. Campbell: I love how these threads always turn into an argument on control. Look, here's proof. Gun control doesn't work:
/Wait


Black population in United States: 12.8%
Black population in Canada: 2.50%
Black population in Australia: 2.2% (aborigines)
Black population in England: 2%
Black population in Switzerland: 0.6%

hmmmmmm it's also "proof" that black people are the cause of homicide.
 
2010-01-19 06:09:47 PM  
GaryPDX:
No..I accidently the "y". My bad.


FTFY
 
2010-01-19 06:49:41 PM  
The part of British "culture" (and their Commonwealths, and Japan, among others) that keeps gun ownership, and gun related crimes, low, is that Britain was a country with draconian laws about weapons ownership and murder long before personal firearms existed. By the time guns came along, the King already had a hammerlock on "ownership" of ANY weapon; the 14th Century Peasant's Revolt had pretty well convinced the nobility to go along with the laws and restrict weapons to the King and his armies (and the nobility and their retainers), and not let anyone else have them under pain of hanging. There were "gun control" laws before there were guns, essentially.

When we made America, the Founders put in the 2d Amendment in order to make sure that just in case we ever needed to overthrow our government again, we'd be able to do so. Also, when pioneers started expanding West, they ran into the dual situation of a) needing weapons really badly to protect themselves and provide food, and b) having nobody to stop them from stockpiling as many guns as they could afford. Throw in the Civil War, and now you have an America full of guns and no laws to stop them.

Trying to compare the US and Europe is like comparing apples and squid, really.
 
2010-01-19 08:49:32 PM  
James F. Campbell: I love how these threads always turn into an argument on control. Look, here's proof. Gun control doesn't work:



/Wait


Of course, there's a little more to the issue. Banning guns may reduce GUN violence, but does it reduce overall violence? The answer appears to be no virtually everywhere that's banned/heavily restricted guns. Criminals start using knives, machetes, fists, larger numbers, cars, arson, etc.

Compare Japan's overall suicide rate to our overall suicide rate. Compare the UK's violent crime rate to our violent crime rate.
 
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