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(CNN) NewsFlash The United States: 0 Days Since Last Mass Casualty Shooting   (cnn.com) divider line 1064
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2012-08-24 10:26:45 AM
Since this broke, between here and other convos I've had, there's been a lot of "huuurrrrr gun laws".

Now:

a) your shiatty for going to that as your initial reaction

b) if the President goes to that and uses this persons ability to have a gun as evidence that there's a problem that needs to be addressed from a gun control standpoint, you'll be the first assholes to cry about it being politicized.
 
2012-08-24 10:26:54 AM

Aarontology: Mass casualty shootings happen every day in the inner cities

It's just that people only pay attention to or care about the ones that involve white people or middle class or higher people.


While the race-baiting angle is interesting, it likely has more to do with the fact that the majority of the inner city shootings are between gang members / drug dealers etc. You know, people in the profession of getting shot. Random tourists walking down the sidewalk and getting shot in the back of the head is somewhat more shocking, regardless of race.
 
2012-08-24 10:26:58 AM

darch: Until recently, I almost never carried off duty as my Glock 26 is bulky and uncomfortable but I've changed my mind on that. I carry ALWAYS now. This shiat can happen anytime, anywhere.

And I'm not NRA gun-nut. Quite the opposite, actually.


Well, considering that all the news reports are beginning to show that this was a dispute between two co-workers that spilled out into the street, followed by one of the co-workers pulling out a gun and starting to shoot at the other guy (and in the process hitting innocent bystanders), I'm more worried about people like you who would have a gun in the first place.
 
2012-08-24 10:27:14 AM
Not what I was hoping to find when I checked out the main page.

I hope that someday people will learn that when problems arise, "shoot random people", is never ever the right answer.

Any real word about the motivation behind this one?
 
2012-08-24 10:27:16 AM
Romney campaign press secretary, Andrea Saul, asserted in an interview on Fox News that the massacre could not have happened in Massachusetts, thanks to the tough gun control laws passed by Gov. Romney.
 
2012-08-24 10:27:22 AM
10 shot in NY! OMG! 19 shot overnight in Chicago, Meh.
 
2012-08-24 10:27:28 AM
Mass casualty??? My calculator can't even figure out what percent of the US Population that is.
 
2012-08-24 10:27:51 AM
Sigh.... December 21st can't come soon enough.
 
2012-08-24 10:27:55 AM

ltdanman44: pinktaco4lunch: So one dead is a mass causality?

4 confirmed


There are not 4 deaths.
 
2012-08-24 10:27:56 AM

Stoj: Two guys in a car shot 8 people in Chicago last night. 6 of the 8 were teenagers.


Step it up, New York.




Yeah, but THAT IS NOT REAL NEWS!!!11!!!!!1!1!
 
2012-08-24 10:27:58 AM
That's some tip-top proof-reading there, CNN.

At 10 shot at Empire State Building, authorities say

"least" is the word you're looking for - which you should know a lot about, since it exists everywhere in your quality and effort division.
 
2012-08-24 10:28:06 AM

Stoj: Two guys in a car shot 8 people in Chicago last night. 6 of the 8 were teenagers.


Step it up, New York.


Yes, that was all over the national MSM all night. Couldn't get any other news... Oh wait, no it wasn't. First I'm hearing of it, actually.

If somebody had shot 6 kids in Queens, nobody would care.
 
2012-08-24 10:28:30 AM

Mrs.Sharpier: Thanks to all the Farkers who emailed me and asked if I was okay.

/I'm on the 78th floor and not shot


Woohoo
 
2012-08-24 10:28:38 AM

Telos: Blueintheballs: You need more guns when you have a problem with guns.

Guns have been around for over 100 years. This mass shooting thing seems pretty recent.

Maybe we should start looking into what's causing these crackpots to WANT to kill lots of people, rather than blaming the tool they do it with.


What the hell do you want us to do? Make murder illegal? Fat chance, commie!
 
2012-08-24 10:28:43 AM
HURR DURR MY POLITICAL VIEWS ARE RELEVANT TO THIS EVENT!!!
 
2012-08-24 10:28:48 AM

SandMann: It must be the heat.

I blame Global Warming.


its nice here and I haven't even had my AC on all wee.....OH i see what you did there. Yeah and if there were more 'bortions this criminal wouldn't have been born.
 
2012-08-24 10:28:59 AM

Aarontology: Mass casualty shootings happen every day in the inner cities

It's just that people only pay attention to or care about the ones that involve white people or middle class or higher people.


No they don't.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:05 AM
For Fark's sake, 2012. I know it's the year of the dragon and we've been burning through mass shootings like I've never seen before. But, c'mon. Enough already.

Is it something in the drinking water? Is it is the moon? Are the Mayans right? Fark it, what is it with these insane shooters. It's weird.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:09 AM
I'm so sorry, I laughed when I saw the headline in my inbox.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:13 AM
Is it September 11 season already? I haven't even taken down my July 29, 1999: Former day trader Mark Barton, 44, killed nine people in shootings at two Atlanta, Georgia, brokerage offices, then committed suicide decorations yet!


/I'd like a window seat, please
 
2012-08-24 10:29:15 AM

Telos: Blueintheballs: You need more guns when you have a problem with guns.

Guns have been around for over 100 years. This mass shooting thing seems pretty recent.

Maybe we should start looking into what's causing these crackpots to WANT to kill lots of people, rather than blaming the tool they do it with.


Sounds like he didn't want to kill lots of people, he's just a really bad shot.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:18 AM
Hope you're happy, Wayne LaPierre.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:19 AM
This thread sucks.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:22 AM

imtheonlylp: Shirley more gun laws would curtail this type of behavior, no?


I agree, we need stricter gun laws.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:39 AM
Too bad it wasn't a gun free zone.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:41 AM

Stoj: Two guys in a car shot 8 people in Chicago last night. 6 of the 8 were teenagers.


Step it up, New York.


shhhh, we don't want to talk about those shootings.

We only want to disarm white Americans who are law abiding.

 
2012-08-24 10:29:45 AM
 
2012-08-24 10:29:45 AM

ltdanman44: pinktaco4lunch: So one dead is a mass causality?

4 confirmed


Guess I should turn on the news and quit reading news on the internet
 
2012-08-24 10:29:55 AM
Not seeing anything about subways being down, anyone know offhand?
 
2012-08-24 10:29:58 AM

mekki: For Fark's sake, 2012. I know it's the year of the dragon and we've been burning through mass shootings like I've never seen before. But, c'mon. Enough already.

Is it something in the drinking water? Is it is the moon? Are the Mayans right? Fark it, what is it with these insane shooters. It's weird.


This wasn't a mass shooting like the other ones. This was one asshole with a sawed-off shotgun who tried to kill a co-worker and in the process shot up the street and killed an innocent bystander.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:58 AM
Has anyone heard from Omarion yet? Is he alright?
 
2012-08-24 10:29:59 AM

darch: Until recently, I almost never carried off duty as my Glock 26 is bulky and uncomfortable but I've changed my mind on that. I carry ALWAYS now. This shiat can happen anytime, anywhere.

And I'm not NRA gun-nut. Quite the opposite, actually.


Is glock short for glockenspeil? Because those are pretty bulky and uncomfortable to carry around.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:01 AM
I assume this is why the two helicopters are hovering down in that direction (I'm looking out my window on 53rd and 3rd). Although I'm not sure what they're contributing at this point.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:10 AM
How are some of the toughest gun control laws in the country working out for you NYC?

Meanwhile, I just got a CHL and am considering buying a Glock.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:16 AM
Had to have been a cop. Only cops are allowed to have guns in NYC.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:17 AM
0.0000012837303478575151% of US Population = MASS CASUALTY!!!!! 
 
2012-08-24 10:30:20 AM
Good news, everyone. The Hipster Cop is on the scene:
gothamist.com
He'll take care of everything.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:23 AM
Well, considering that all the news reports are beginning to show that this was a dispute between two co-workers that spilled out into the street, followed by one of the co-workers pulling out a gun and starting to shoot at the other guy (and in the process hitting innocent bystanders), I'm more worried about people like you who would have a gun in the first place.

I'm a cop genius. I am required to carry on and off-duty.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:36 AM

imontheinternet: Romney campaign press secretary, Andrea Saul, asserted in an interview on Fox News that the massacre could not have happened in Massachusetts, thanks to the tough gun control laws passed by Gov. Romney.


You're on the internet, and you're interneting quite well, sir.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:37 AM

devilEther: imtheonlylp: If we all had guns, there would've only been ONE civilian shot.

No, you're wrong. even more people would have been shot.


Well, it is hard to say - less could have been shot, or more. It depends on who sees what, when, and how accurate everyone involved is, but you could easily see events like this expanding to have hundreds shot and a mass riot breaking out if things go badly wrong and enough people are armed. It only takes a few people seeing someone being shot, and shooting back themselves not realising who they are shooting at was taking down the original shooter that they didn't see, and things deteriorate from there.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:39 AM
Initial reports indicate that a Empire State Worker became upset when his coworker, who worked behind the counter at the snack shop, refused to sell him an illegal 32oz soda.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:40 AM

Mike_LowELL: This thread sucks.


If you're looking to build your ignore list, it's tremendous.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:41 AM

LarryDan43: 10 shot in NY! OMG! 19 shot overnight in Chicago, Meh.


Yeah, but they shot themselves after eating shiatty pizza
 
2012-08-24 10:30:41 AM
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Oooh! Guns, guns, guns...
 
2012-08-24 10:30:42 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Telos: Blueintheballs: You need more guns when you have a problem with guns.

Guns have been around for over 100 years. This mass shooting thing seems pretty recent.

Maybe we should start looking into what's causing these crackpots to WANT to kill lots of people, rather than blaming the tool they do it with.

What the hell do you want us to do? Make murder illegal? Fat chance, commie!


Probably a lay off. Companies have quit being loyal to their employees, people getting retribution for what could be the end of their lifestyle should be expected.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:44 AM

Wyldfire: Were they so excited they forgot to add "least" to the headline?


Well, they do have to beat out the other news feeds by 1.4 seconds because it's important to .. them.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:48 AM

El Hodor: pinktaco4lunch: So one dead is a mass causality?

I think someone being killed or injured counts as a casualty. So it really depends if you consider 10 to be a mass casualty.


Definition: "a person who is injured or killed in an accident"

Yeah, this is a point of contention with me and I agree with the original poster. Here in Indy, the fire department was called to a "mass casualty event". Eventually, we learn that some kids were coughing and sick from a pool chemical mix up at a public pool. Freighting and scary for them. Grammatically, sure - correct. But "mass casualty" is a pretty frightening term to most folks.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:49 AM

devilEther: Galloping Galoshes: Sure glad NYC has those strong gun-control laws.

obviously, they are not strong enough.


Body searches at the bridges.
 
2012-08-24 10:30:57 AM

BunkoSquad: LineNoise: most of the injuries being people caught in the gunfight with cops.

No, that can't be right, because an armed person responding to a crazed gunman will calmly and efficiently subdue the killer with one well-placed head shot, at least according to last month's issue of Internet Hero Fantasy Jerkoff Magazine.


You'll have to wait for the ballistics report on how many of the rounds hitting civilians were actually fired by cops. I look forward the final report.
 
2012-08-24 10:31:02 AM
I think we can all agree that shooting random, innocent people is rude. Just say "excuse me" next time a group of people are in your way.
 
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