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(NBC News)   Four people dead in hostage situation/shootout in Aurora, CO. Sadly, this is NOT a repeat   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 36
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2013-01-05 04:13:27 PM  
6 votes:
This is what happens when you take God out of hostage negotiations.
2013-01-05 04:19:22 PM  
3 votes:
He could have drowned them in a pool.
2013-01-05 04:18:55 PM  
3 votes:
Maybe if they'd kept their dog armed, this wouldn't have happened.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-05 02:01:53 PM  
3 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: But god forbid we talk about mental health issues...that would be evil.


Like the creepy attraction to weapons that psychos have?
2013-01-05 04:21:39 PM  
2 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: Story 1.

1. family is at home having dinner
2. Gunman comes in and threatens to kill everyone.
3. No way to defend yourself, due to no guns in the house
4. One member of the family gets away, alerting police
5. gunman sees police, kills everyone in the house like sheep
6. cops charge in and gun the shooter until he dies from it.

story 2.

1. family is at home having dinner
2. gunman comes in and threatens to kill everyone
3. Dad goes for his gun and blows the gunmans head off
4 Dad calls the cops, and they show up with the meat wagon.
5. Family finishes dinner.


/ya ya, i know its not that clear cut, and even with a gun or guns in the house, you still have a chance at getting killed. But...at least you would have a chance at defending your family. And its a better chance than having nothing and just getting shot like a dog.



So a powerful weapon - does it go on the left with the forks, the right with the knife, or above the plate?
2013-01-05 04:20:41 PM  
2 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: But god forbid we talk about mental health issues...that would be evil.


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Another farking blue state, and liberalisim is indeed a mental disorder.
2013-01-05 04:17:03 PM  
2 votes:
That'll teach those people to go to bed at 3am unarmed!
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-05 04:11:46 PM  
2 votes:
who do we arm next to prevent this?
2013-01-05 04:11:41 PM  
2 votes:
We should ban hostages, and then things like this wouldn't happen.
2013-01-05 04:08:24 PM  
2 votes:
The NRA solution for this type of shooting is for the Federal government to post armed guards in every house.
2013-01-05 04:04:31 PM  
2 votes:
The only thing that stops a bad psycho with a gun is a good psycho with a gun, so we have to let mentally ill people own whatever weapons they want.
2013-01-05 04:04:24 PM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: I'm sure glad this still isn't time to talk about guns.


Let's talk about them on Fark-that'll be productive!
2013-01-05 03:38:09 PM  
2 votes:
I'm sure glad this still isn't time to talk about guns.
2013-01-06 06:18:27 PM  
1 votes:
Sad subby? shiat, what do you have against Aurora, CO?
2013-01-06 05:49:50 PM  
1 votes:
also, there are few things more hypocritical than a cop who wants to see citizens restricted and disarmed. Psychopathy is more like it.
2013-01-06 12:04:47 AM  
1 votes:

BGates: Maybe you pussies who don't like guns should get guns and stop being such pussies.


So they have magic powers or something? Or is that just what you all believe?
2013-01-05 10:21:03 PM  
1 votes:
ronaprhys: Actually, according to your accurate-as-Gallup poll firearm ownership is up in 2012. It was DOWN most of the years prior to that. The years that we've seen links to REAL DATA on firearm homicides, ownership was trending down as much as up according to your data. Or is lining up the years on the datasets too hard for you to handle?

No, it was flat.


Your gallup link states:
2007 44%
2008 43%
2009 42%
2010 41%
2011 47%

If you think you're making a rational argument, you're as useful as Todd Akin to the gun rights protectors.
2013-01-05 10:09:28 PM  
1 votes:

BGates: Glad to see all the Fark anti-gun douchebags are out in force. Remember to never let any shooting go to waste.

My guns and nearly 250 million other guns have and will never be used to commit a crime. But banning guns will make us safer of course. Maybe you pussies who don't like guns should get guns and stop being such pussies.


can't wait until your gun is used to kill you.
2013-01-05 09:49:52 PM  
1 votes:
God damn it. Why's this so hard for some of you people? Don't want a gun? Fine, don't have one. Leave the rest of us the fu*k alone.
2013-01-05 08:38:56 PM  
1 votes:

pedrop357: here to help: Close the gun show and "collectors" loopholes.

1st I've ever heard of a 'collector's loophole" what is that?


watch pawn stars

basically if someone wants to commit suicide they can to go to the pawn shop and buy any firearm made before 1900. instead of doing it the old fashioned way with drain-o
2013-01-05 07:11:00 PM  
1 votes:

Mock26: The vast majority of gun owners are responsible gun owners


So was the guy in Aurora, before today. And the other guy in Aurora, until the day he murdered a bunch of moviegoers.
2013-01-05 07:04:37 PM  
1 votes:

macgregor666: You know, I have never owned a gun. I have never wanted a gun. Most importantly (to me anyway), I have never, ever had the feeling that I need a gun. I'm sorry, but I just don't get it. Maybe it's because I'm Canadian. I fully expect to get rebuked here so have at it.


It is perfectly okay for you to hold that position, Canadian or otherwise. Where a problem occurs is if you attempt to make that choice for other people.
2013-01-05 06:59:48 PM  
1 votes:

ronaprhys: Now I'm picturing a bunch of 6 year olds swarming a heavily armed gunman and taking his ass down.


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That was how Bioshock ended.
2013-01-05 06:12:36 PM  
1 votes:
I wouldn't mind massive gun ownership if it was only the gun owners shooting themselves.

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2013-01-05 05:51:26 PM  
1 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: Story 1.

1. family is at home having dinner
2. Gunman comes in and threatens to kill everyone.
3. No way to defend yourself, due to no guns in the house
4. One member of the family gets away, alerting police
5. gunman sees police, kills everyone in the house like sheep
6. cops charge in and gun the shooter until he dies from it.

story 2.

1. family is at home having dinner
2. gunman comes in and threatens to kill everyone
3. Dad goes for his gun and blows the gunmans head off
4 Dad calls the cops, and they show up with the meat wagon.
5. Family finishes dinner.


/ya ya, i know its not that clear cut, and even with a gun or guns in the house, you still have a chance at getting killed. But...at least you would have a chance at defending your family. And its a better chance than having nothing and just getting shot like a dog.


More like:

1. Gunman breaks in
2. Dad goes for his gun, drops his keys and can't get the lock off, now also can't open the locked ammo box
3. Gunman shoots him, rapes the daughter, kicks the dog
4. Police storm the house and kill everybody inside
2013-01-05 05:47:13 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-01-05 05:12:30 PM  
1 votes:

efgeise: Bit'O'Gristle: Story 1.

1. family is at home having dinner
2. Gunman comes in and threatens to kill everyone.
3. No way to defend yourself, due to no guns in the house
4. One member of the family gets away, alerting police
5. gunman sees police, kills everyone in the house like sheep
6. cops charge in and gun the shooter until he dies from it.

story 2.

1. family is at home having dinner
2. gunman comes in and threatens to kill everyone
3. Dad goes for his gun and blows the gunmans head off
4 Dad calls the cops, and they show up with the meat wagon.
5. Family finishes dinner.


/ya ya, i know its not that clear cut, and even with a gun or guns in the house, you still have a chance at getting killed. But...at least you would have a chance at defending your family. And its a better chance than having nothing and just getting shot like a dog.

Story 3
1. family is at home having dinner
2. gunman comes in and threatens to kill everyone
3. blows dad's head off when dad runs for a gun
4. kills family

See how your cute little stories don't actually mean anything?


The family in story 2 is pretty farked up if they can just go back to eating dinner after witnessing the dad kill a guy.
2013-01-05 04:53:22 PM  
1 votes:
And here's the counter-article about someone shooting a home invader in self-defense. Of course no one can prove the person entering the premises would have killed anyone and a gun stopped them but that's how lopsided the argument is.

Woman shoots alleged home invader in Walton County
2013-01-05 04:31:05 PM  
1 votes:

pedrop357: Thankfully it's so simple. Just ban EVERYONE's guns because a very rare few may misuse them. Maybe we should do that with everything else.

Would we be having this same convseration if he had burglarized a police vehicle and used their guns? Even the ATF, FBI, and DEA have had automatic weapons, flashbangs, vests, etc. stolen in vehicle burglaries. If someone misuses one of their guns, should we disarm them too?



Again, every other first world nation on Earth demonstrates your argument as stupid. Police are well trained and take reasonable precautions with their weapons. Private citizens statistically do not.

I am not pro-gun control, but I have nothing but contempt for your idiotic and factually baseless religious position. It's the intellectual equivalent of creationism when we live in a world of data on a plethora of effective gun regulation schemes.
2013-01-05 04:17:11 PM  
1 votes:

Perverted Idiotic Nobleman: Stupidity is thinking that taking away guns will solve the completely problem.



Can the completely problem ever be solved?

/Rhetorical question, I know
2013-01-05 04:15:26 PM  
1 votes:
Clearly the answer to these situations is.....more guns!
2013-01-05 04:12:47 PM  
1 votes:
Typical family murder-suicide is typical.

*yawn*
2013-01-05 04:12:30 PM  
1 votes:
I wonder what the liberal fascists will try to ban this time. They're already working on 2nd amendment and also the 1st with "violent" video games. How about the 3rd this time? You know, if more soldiers could commandeer homes, tragedies like this wouldn't happen as often. Think of the children and ban the 3rd amendment! No tragedy should remain unexploited!
2013-01-05 04:06:44 PM  
1 votes:

vpb: Like the creepy attraction to weapons Ellen Degeneres that psychos I have?


Fixed that for me.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-05 03:25:10 PM  
1 votes:

vudutek: Grand_Moff_Joseph: But god forbid we talk about mental health issues...that would be evil.

Please, explain. Why have these gun-related issues become a discussion ONLY about mental health? Why not discuss mental health programs AND better regulation of guns? And, if mental health is SO important, why are mental health programs being cut to the bone by just about every governmental agency around?

Evil is thinking that more guns is the answer. Evil is thinking that bulletproof clothing for schoolkids is the answer.


Or the interaction between the two.

Why are many people including police officers able to be safe with a revolver or a shotgun that doesn't hold more than 6 rounds?

Why is it that some people fear that they are in deathly peril if they can't have a large capacity magazine in a semi automatic weapon, while 2/3 of the population survive just fine with no firearms at all?

What if there was some sort of symptom of persecutory delusional disorder?  Perhaps hoarding a certain type of object?  Something that they were so dependent on that they would do anything to keep it, make any sort of irrational argument.  Even threaten violence if someone were to come between them and the precious?

If you could identify a certain type of object that that insecure violent people would fixate on, you would be well on your way to understanding the link to mental illness and gun violence.
2013-01-05 01:47:08 PM  
1 votes:
But god forbid we talk about mental health issues...that would be evil.
 
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