mayIFark: How much farking more blood you want?
amquelbettamin: How about we post the happiest moments in our lives instead of talking about this evil?
orezona: This hits way too close to home. I cried a little talking to my wife about it over the phone.
coco ebert: The topic of mental health funding always comes up when the shooter is white. fark that, Imma go with terrorist sumamabiatch.
davidphogan: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I'm done with work for the day... If anyone wants me meet for a drink in PDX, I need one. I'll be in downtown at the Schmub on SW 4th.I'd join you but I'm stuck at work for a while. On top of being Friday this shiat is distracting...
drivingsouth: RIP Lanza [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x259]
Cagey B: I would be more down with the "this isn't the time for politics" crowd if we didn't systematically ignore some of the root causes for this stuff every time it happens.
mayIFark: Fine, this is too early to discuss gun control (I prefer an outright ban on all guns of all kind, starting right now, but anyway) because it is just happening and now is not the time.
Titan_Uranus: Only 1 wounded, means he methodically executed all those kids. This wasn't spray and pray. Horrible.
phritz: Looking around the office today, the folks without kids look are shocked, the folks with kids look completely devastated. Obama lost it in the press conference. God farking dammit.
shower_in_my_socks: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Why is the other brother in custody then?They could have him in custody for the sole reason that his brother just went apeshiat and killed the rest of his family and a bunch of kids. It doesn't mean they're charging him with anything, but they SURE AS FARK want to talk to him about what the fark just happened.
walkerhound: Tax Boy: Dusk-You-n-Me: Video: Obama's statement. LinkTranscript: HereDid he mention a possible terrorist attack?
Kit Fister: coco ebert: The topic of mental health funding always comes up when the shooter is white. fark that, Imma go with terrorist sumamabiatch.I dunnoa bout anyone else, but I bring it up whenever someone does something absolutely nutty, not just if they're white. JHC.
Chummer45: For the record, my comment in the previous thread was poorly executed sarcasm. My point was that the bullshiat that gun nuts tell themselves over and over again (guns don't kill people; the second amendment protects me from tyranny; gun control only increases violence) is really just their way of ignoring the obvious: we have a severe problem with gun violence in this country that is exacerbated by extremely lax gun laws, but there's a large segment of the population that doesn't want the government interfering with their hobby.I'm a gun owner, and enjoy the hobby. But I think it is way too easy to buy and sell handguns and semiautomatic rifles in this country, and would fully support common sense things like closing the gun show loophole, and reinstating the assault weapons ban.Flame me if you want. Maybe more gun control would help, maybe it wouldn't. What I do know is that you can't commit a mass shooting without a gun. And it sickens me that these shootings keep on happening. We have to do something about it.
valar_morghulis: Tuesdae: USP .45: GORDON: Hey is it too soon in this thread to nail these dead children to crosses in the name of politicizing gun control?Well Obama just did so go for it.EABOD.Or better yet, his words.Stop being such a coward, USP .45. A gun-shilling coward.
Lsherm: Fox news just broke the "assault rifle" cherry. Apparently an M4, but that that with a grain of salt. Both weapons were registered to the mother of the shooter, and unless she's a SWAT member, it was a semiautomatic rifle.
dennysgod: Westboro Baptist church blaming this on Maine, Maryland, and Washington legalizing same-sex marriages last month in 3...2...1.../you know those f*ckers will
mayIFark: Fine, this is too early to discuss gun control (I prefer an outright ban on all guns of all kind, starting right now, but anyway) because it is just happening and now is not the time.Aurora happened a while ago, let's talk how we would have prevented that.Gabby Gifford got shot over a year ago, let's talk how we could prevented that.Let's talk why those Sikhs died.Let's talk Virginia tech.Let's talk Nadal's army shooting.Let's talk the mall shootings this Tuesday.What the fark? How much farking more blood you want?
WhyteRaven74: Jument: I really don't think someone who is so disturbed that they would contemplate mass murder is going to seek professional help even in a country with more accessible or socialized healthcare.The Aurora shooter was known to be mentally ill, but nothing was done because there was no requirement to do anything. The VT shooter was getting treatment alas how the school handled him was the worst possible thing they could've done.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: It's a stupid point because those things aren't the same,
JinxofSpades: Ryan Lanza says it wasn't him on Facebook, so I guess that answers that.http://gawker.com/5968551/this-ryan-lanza-facebook-profile-is-the-con n ecticut-shooter-stuff-is-farking-up-everything?tag=sandy-hook-shooting
calbert: I'm at a loss, and since I don't have any kids, I'm going to go the nearest school and start hugging as many kids as I can.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: Kit Fister: The All-Powerful Atheismo: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Vegan Meat Popsicle: BraveNewCheneyWorld: 80,000 people die every year in the U.S. from alcohol related events. Reaction... meh who cares30,000 from car accidents.. meh3,000,000 die around the world from std's. meh16,000 children die each DAY from starvation.. meh1,000,000 die in the middle east because of a lie.. mehI can be outraged about more than on injustice at a time. Sorry to hear about your limitations.The point.. you missed it.It's a stupid point because those things aren't the same, and most of us are upset about that crap too.They're still a needless, useless, tragic, preventable death. How are they not the same?If you really can't see the difference, you are being deliberately obtuse.
OnlyM3: BronyMedic:[Citation Needed] that a CCW has ever stopped a spree shooter in a School or College Campus. It's ALWAYS been people taking action to overwhelm and rush the shooter, or campus police drilling them in the skill. Or they've had their guns jam, or killed themselves.It's been posted in both the threads on this topic today.It was posted in the "mall shooter" threadIt has been posted in several gun thread before that.Your refusal to face reality does not change the facts. They are as a wise man once said, "Stubborn things"1) ========================================================Pearl High School in Pearl Mississippi, October 1, 1997.A 16 year-old student, Luke Woodham, after slitting his mothers throat, showed up at school with a .30-30 rifle and started shooting. Upon hearing the shots, the Principal immediately called 911 seeking help from the Police, as more shots rang out.Assistant Principal, Joel Myrick, reacted much differently, though. Hearing the shots, he ran to his parked truck and retrieved his own .45 caliber pistol and chased Woodham down, holding him at bay by pointing the loaded weapon right at his face. Woodham stopped his carnage right there.2) ========================================================Parker Middle School dance shooting April 24, 1998Wurst showed up late to the dance, with his father's .25-caliber pistol in a holster belt under his jacket. He had previously left a suicide note under his pillow, and stated to investigators that he planned to go to the dance and kill only himself.The shooting began on an outdoor patio, about 20 minutes before the dance was scheduled to end, around 9:40. He shot John Gillette .......Wurst proceeded to enter Nick's Place, where the dance had been held, and subsequently fired and wounded Edrye Boraten, a teacher and two students, Jacob Tury and Justin Fletcher. The shooting ended when the owner of Nick's Place, James Strand, intervened and confronte ...
Popcorn Johnny: Dude killed his roommate too.
Mrs.Sharpier: All the parents picking up their kids this afternoon were somber, but anxious to get their hand on their kids... I didn't want my kid to hear anything or see me cry.For every evil shiatty thing you hear there are millions of good parents who love and do amazing jobs. I dunno.I'm turning off the news.
jdcgonzalez: amquelbettamin: How about we post the happiest moments in our lives instead of talking about this evil?Maybe not the happiest, but a recent one was on a hike to a two hundred foot tall waterfall with some buddies. It was cold and wet. Feet drenched from 6 river crossings at that point. Break for lunch and built a little fire, heated up some freeze dried hiker meals and shot the bull for a while. Turned it into a perfect day.I guess the moral is be glad for what you have. Could be gone tomorrow.
CthulhuCalling: BronyMedic:That's powerful, hardcore derp there. You do realize that the only requirements to get a CCW permit are a 40 hour class, and be able to hit a stationary target, right? Virginia will let you do it completely online, even.You're trying to compare someone who, on average, will shoot a weapon only once or twice in a blue moon, and has never been put in a tactical situation, to an officer who is trained and drilled in active shooter scenarios, and is taught from day one of his training how to respond to these, and how to engage someone who is in the middle of a crowd of fleeing people without (unless you're on the NYPD) capping everyone beside him or her.A group of people with metal chairs in an active shooter scenario can do far more damage in stopping that shooter than a single CCW holder who's never used his weapon in anger.you do realize that most cops never draw their sidearm except for annual qualifications and never take any advanced training? all CCWs that I know, including myself, shoot regularly and take many classes a year: tactical shooting, low light shooting, handgun, shotgun, rifle, home clearing, etc... well above what your average beat cop receives. I've put more rounds downrange in the last month that a lot of cops will in their career.
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