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2013-01-30 01:22:45 PM  
Go ahead, take my red staple - see what happens!


/seriously, this is sad stuff
//get a grip, America
 
2013-01-30 01:29:21 PM  
Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.
 
2013-01-30 01:38:02 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Go ahead, take my red staple - see what happens!


/seriously, this is sad stuff
//get a grip, America


Exactly.  Arson is much more effective in such a case.
 
2013-01-30 02:00:15 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.


I knew it!  the turf war between the PC Load Letters and the BSODs has spilled out into the open!
 
2013-01-30 02:08:34 PM  
I wonder if this was in a gun-free zone.  That shiat works.
 
2013-01-30 02:21:38 PM  

netizencain: I wonder if this was in a gun-free zone.  That shiat works.


This is Arizona. No such thing as a gun-free zone. (Legally, maybe, but we likes our guns 'round here, boy.)

It's not like this is a rare occurrence. My husband has witnessed two workplace shootings in Phoenix. One outside a transmission shop in Sunnyslope while he was on his way to pick up his mom when her car broke down, and one right next to his workplace as he was pulling into the parking lot. I'm sure he's relieved he didn't have to see this one.
 
2013-01-30 02:55:59 PM  
Administration agents pulling in overtime.

Keep 'em coming, spooks! The tide is almost turned.
 
2013-01-30 02:56:19 PM  
I am numb to this
 
2013-01-30 02:56:21 PM  

KawaiiNot: AZ totes cray!


You are the reason we need to own firearms.
 
2013-01-30 02:56:27 PM  

netizencain: I wonder if this was in a gun-free zone.  That shiat works.


No, it's because we took God out of the cubicles.

/your team is just as retarded as mine.
 
2013-01-30 02:56:32 PM  
Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.
 
2013-01-30 02:56:34 PM  
Solution: Moar guns!

/Glad to not be 'Merican.
 
2013-01-30 02:56:50 PM  
 
2013-01-30 02:57:10 PM  
"PC Load Letter"? What the fark does that mean?!?!
 
2013-01-30 02:57:12 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Administration agents pulling in overtime.

Keep 'em coming, spooks! The tide is almost turned.


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2013-01-30 02:57:30 PM  
We don't need to arm every cube dweller, but there is no reason those who are allowed to CC legally shouldn't be armed if they want to be.
 
2013-01-30 02:57:33 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.

I knew it!  the turf war between the PC Load Letters and the BSODs has spilled out into the open!


I blame the schools.
 
2013-01-30 02:57:35 PM  
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/NEVER FORGET
 
2013-01-30 02:57:45 PM  
Why is this even news?

"Some Americans shot some other Americans" is as much news as "Some Frenchman drank a glass of wine"

It's just what they do...
 
2013-01-30 02:57:57 PM  
Tommy Thompson? Really?
 
2013-01-30 02:58:30 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.


there are some people at my office who are pretty territorial with the copier and the toaster oven since we got it two months ago. it browns up chicken breasts real nice (the toaster oven, not the copier).
 
2013-01-30 02:58:34 PM  
That'll teach them to leave off the new TPS report cover sheet.
 
2013-01-30 02:58:59 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Administration agents pulling in overtime.

Keep 'em coming, spooks! The tide is almost turned.


I think you missed a dose.
 
2013-01-30 02:59:01 PM  
In other news: Teenage female who played at President Obamas inauguration shot dead.
 
2013-01-30 02:59:15 PM  

Stitch Jones: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x250]

/NEVER FORGET


I poured out a 40 in memory of OG HK.
 
2013-01-30 02:59:16 PM  
This is clearly the fault of video games, films and that eeeevil rap music.
 
2013-01-30 02:59:37 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Go ahead, take my red staple - see what happens!


/seriously, this is sad stuff
//get a grip, America


I see that I was beaten to an "Office Space" reference. And by a large margin, too.
 
2013-01-30 02:59:46 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


Helps the Fark agenda.
 
2013-01-30 02:59:46 PM  
It must be the heat.
 
2013-01-30 02:59:58 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.


Obviously the guy has been watching a Jason Statham movie

Time to ban Jason Statham movies.
 
GBB
2013-01-30 03:00:10 PM  
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2013-01-30 03:00:29 PM  
They should've given him back his red stapler. But they wouldn't listen...
 
2013-01-30 03:00:43 PM  
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2013-01-30 03:00:51 PM  
Mounting one of these in my cubicle...

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2013-01-30 03:01:00 PM  

Stitch Jones: /NEVER FORGET


Hell, I don't think a hundred LODs could have helped in this case... but I'd like to see him try.
 
2013-01-30 03:01:15 PM  

coont4: Tommy Thompson? Really?


Just don't take the girl
 
GBB
2013-01-30 03:01:22 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


Hey, whatever it takes to let everyone know that mass murder-suicide is the best method....
 
2013-01-30 03:01:33 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.


Ohhhhhhhh I see.... I was going to suggest stricter gun-control laws, but if this is gang related then nevermind!

/dipsh*t indeed
 
2013-01-30 03:01:56 PM  

TXEric: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Helps the Fark agenda.


Which is?

//Hint: Page hits and ad revenue.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2013-01-30 03:02:10 PM  
Every time LaPierre speaks there is a mass shooting.

Correlation = Causation. Shut him up!!!!!
 
2013-01-30 03:02:10 PM  
Clearly the answer is more guns.

Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society. We glorify violence in media. We've made the military the most important thing in the nation, and arguably the world. Our favorite sports are extremely violent. We still promote violence, not just in action but in speech and interpersonal behavior, as a means to ending disagreements. We treat each other with shocking disregard in every day life. Yet we act surprised when people act violently.

Gun control will not stop random violence. People will use other weapons, bombs, chemicals, or even hand weapons. Gun control is treating the effect, not the cause. The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.
 
2013-01-30 03:02:33 PM  
The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?

/you know how I know I am in Texas? my desk drawer has a gun safe built into it.
//And that poor kid was killed who performed at Obama's inaugation
///but universal background checks won't help! We just have to keep the status quo!!!
 
2013-01-30 03:02:39 PM  
You libs are driving me nuts! I bet the mayor of Phoenix has armed security, farking hippocrits.
 
2013-01-30 03:02:41 PM  

KawaiiNot: AZ totes cray!


It's the heat.

It's also Phoenix, the sweaty undertaint of America.
 
2013-01-30 03:02:51 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.

I knew it!  the turf war between the PC Load Letters and the BSODs has spilled out into the open!


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"Die, motherfarker! Die, motherfarker! Die!"
 
2013-01-30 03:02:59 PM  
If we only banned offices...
 
d23 [BareFark]
2013-01-30 03:03:08 PM  

meat0918: TXEric: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Helps the Fark agenda.

Which is?

//Hint: Page hits and ad revenue.


Fark agenda: Make you keep hitting F5 so you can see more snorg girls.
 
2013-01-30 03:03:20 PM  
Right now one of the principals has his AR on his desk and another guy brought in his new .40 to show off. We like our firearms in this office.
 
2013-01-30 03:03:27 PM  
Subby, I agree.
 
2013-01-30 03:03:42 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


There's an agenda to be pursued here dammit!
 
2013-01-30 03:04:05 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Go ahead, take my red staple - see what happens!


/seriously, this is sad stuff
//get a grip, America

Exactly.  Arson is much more effective in such a case.


You could always put strychnine in the guacamole.
 
2013-01-30 03:04:24 PM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.

there are some people at my office who are pretty territorial with the copier and the toaster oven since we got it two months ago. it browns up chicken breasts real nice (the toaster oven, not the copier).


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HOW MANY TIMES i GOTTA TELL YOU MUTHERFARKERS: DON'T LEAVE YOUR FARKING FOOD IN THE FARKING MICROWAVE OR I WILL BUST A CAP IN YOUR ASS! AND WHERE'S THAT FARKING TPS REPORT JOHNSON!?!
 
2013-01-30 03:04:42 PM  
If no armed security at Office entrance, why not have a pistol handy? Sane, Gentle People don't pose any threat to an attacker unless armed. Also, the Same Sane, Gentle people pose no threat to others, even when armed.
 
2013-01-30 03:04:52 PM  
My nearby coworker wants to BAN all GUNS! His cubicle is NOT ARMED! Out of respect for his opinion I promise NOT to use MY GUNS to PROTECT HIM.
 
2013-01-30 03:04:58 PM  

moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?

/you know how I know I am in Texas? my desk drawer has a gun safe built into it.
//And that poor kid was killed who performed at Obama's inaugation
///but universal background checks won't help! We just have to keep the status quo!!!


It an extension of the "Liberal plants are killing people to help further the UN takeover and gungrabber agenda" crowd.
 
2013-01-30 03:05:09 PM  
Just like we have that list of things that are a threat to America (someone or some people on this site own it), we need a list of people and things that require armed security/metal detectors.

Elementary schools
Movie theaters
Army bases
Shopping malls
Single family houses
Apartment units
Cars
Postmen,
Etc.
 
2013-01-30 03:05:13 PM  

moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?


Wait, a year ago conservative commenter said angry liberals were filthy hobos who sat in the streets all day to protest banks. Now they've all gotten jobs and are shooting people?

Something doesn't add up here.
 
2013-01-30 03:05:21 PM  
We just need to post armed sheriff deputies at the entrance to ever office building and everything will be fine.
 
2013-01-30 03:05:46 PM  

Kyro: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 437x555]


So basically it's not guns that kill people, it's Americans?
 
d23 [BareFark]
2013-01-30 03:06:04 PM  

pedrop357: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

There's an agenda to be pursued here dammit!


duh dum DUuuuu! The FARK AGENDA!
 
2013-01-30 03:06:34 PM  
Shouldn't have taken his red stapler.
 
2013-01-30 03:06:35 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


You're right, mass shootings are completely normally and non-newsworthy.
 
2013-01-30 03:06:43 PM  

natmar_76: The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.


See, now we're getting down to the heart of the matter. I had always thought PEOPLE were the problem behind all this violence. Guns just sit there idle until some nutter picks one up and starts blasting away with it.

That other article on Fark, with the 5 common-sense ideas, includes people as one of the major components to curbing gun violence. Sure, limiting access to guns will help, but it won't fix the core problem. I mean, what does it say about our culture where shootings and blood and other mayhem is perfectly OK on prime-time TV, but YOU JUST SHOW ONE NIPPLE AND EVERYONE LOSES THEIR shiat!!!

We've got some messed-up priorities.
 
2013-01-30 03:06:49 PM  
There are three boxes open in the Super Bowl pool.
 
2013-01-30 03:06:59 PM  
Well, you'd better be ready if your employees aren't sufficiently gruntled:

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d23 [BareFark]
2013-01-30 03:07:04 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Just like we have that list of things that are a threat to America (someone or some people on this site own it), we need a list of people and things that require armed security/metal detectors.

Elementary schools
Movie theaters
Army bases
Shopping malls
Single family houses
Apartment units
Cars
Postmen,
Etc.


Dollhouses
Doghouses
Port-o-Johns
Key Kiosks
 
2013-01-30 03:07:14 PM  
Hmm. Seems a sort of saturation point has been reached.

Time to ease off the incidents for a while.

Stand down, agents.
 
2013-01-30 03:07:17 PM  
From now on I'm going to assume that every mass shooting in America was perpetrated by UN operatives in cahoots with the Shartbama administration, with the ultimate goal of confiscating all of our guns, destroying American sovereignty and supremacy, and transforming our land into an Islamosocialist dystopia.
 
2013-01-30 03:07:19 PM  

Stitch Jones: /NEVER FORGET


I pretty much need that on a T shirt
 
2013-01-30 03:08:34 PM  
Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?
 
d23 [BareFark]
2013-01-30 03:09:05 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: From now on I'm going to assume that every mass shooting in America was perpetrated by UN operatives in cahoots with the Shartbama administration, with the ultimate goal of confiscating all of our guns, destroying American sovereignty and supremacy, and transforming our land into an Islamosocialist dystopia.


An *Atheist* Islamofacist dystopia. Get it right. jessh...
 
2013-01-30 03:09:47 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


well, let's set a threshold then. what's newsworthy? five shot? ten? fifteen? what's the NRA-approved number that indicates a "mass" shooting?
 
2013-01-30 03:09:49 PM  

d23: meat0918: TXEric: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Helps the Fark agenda.

Which is?

//Hint: Page hits and ad revenue.

Fark agenda: Make you keep hitting F5 so you can see more snorg girls.


T-shirt Ashley: Terrorist?

/i knew those couldn't be mere breasts in those shirts
 
2013-01-30 03:10:23 PM  

MrEricSir: moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?

Wait, a year ago conservative commenter said angry liberals were filthy hobos who sat in the streets all day to protest banks. Now they've all gotten jobs and are shooting people?

Something doesn't add up here.


We laugh, but only because the ability of Conservatives to blame the failures of their own policies in anybody but themselves has become so pervasive and transparent.
 
2013-01-30 03:11:10 PM  

Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?


You're right. They happen so often, why even report them anymore? Let's all just ignore it and it'll go away.
 
2013-01-30 03:12:02 PM  

MrEricSir: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

You're right, mass shootings are completely normally and non-newsworthy.


If we just don't talk about them they'll go away. Just like the ghost in Paranormal Activity.
 
2013-01-30 03:12:09 PM  
As an AZ cube dweller who is at this very moment legally armed, I'm getting a kick out of this headline.
 
2013-01-30 03:12:14 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: From now on I'm going to assume that every mass shooting in America was perpetrated by UN operatives in cahoots with the Shartbama administration


WILLIAM F*CKING SHATBAMANER

/don't know why that got in my head, but there you go
//I blame Obama
 
2013-01-30 03:12:16 PM  
Is this really news? Why the Newsflash tag?
 
2013-01-30 03:12:52 PM  

meat0918: moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?

/you know how I know I am in Texas? my desk drawer has a gun safe built into it.
//And that poor kid was killed who performed at Obama's inaugation
///but universal background checks won't help! We just have to keep the status quo!!!

It an extension of the "Liberal plants are killing people to help further the UN takeover and gungrabber agenda" crowd.


Riiiiiight. I need to update my conspiracy theory list. These people are starting to scare me.
 
2013-01-30 03:13:38 PM  
we need to ban Phoenix, offices, people
 
2013-01-30 03:13:46 PM  

Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?


WayneKerr: Is this really news? Why the Newsflash tag?


styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


mass shootings are regular events, people! they're not news! welcome to wayne la pierre's america!
 
2013-01-30 03:13:46 PM  
 
2013-01-30 03:14:20 PM  
You know, if everyone had their own cubicle, this wouldn't have happened. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a cubicle is a good guy with a cubicle. We shouldn't move towards universal background checks for cubicles because criminals who want cubicles will get them. You can pry my cubicle from my cold dead hands.
 
2013-01-30 03:14:25 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


Yep, until they get their way and the latest gun-ban-that-won't-do-anything passes. This is how it works, once a group of people decide that they want to do something they grind away and wear down their opponents.

Since nothing is going to happen, be prepared for another few years of news flashes every time someone dies. Unless it's a criminal, because guns are only used to kill innocent people. Amirite?
 
2013-01-30 03:14:27 PM  

MrEricSir: moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?

Wait, a year ago conservative commenter said angry liberals were filthy hobos who sat in the streets all day to protest banks. Now they've all gotten jobs and are shooting people?

Something doesn't add up here.


Kompetanz In-kompetanz?

/abuse of a German legal phrase which doesn't really apply here, but it amused me.
 
2013-01-30 03:16:13 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.

I knew it!  the turf war between the PC Load Letters and the BSODs has spilled out into the open!


And here I thought its was between the PDFs and XLSs....
 
2013-01-30 03:16:35 PM  

FlashHarry: Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?

WayneKerr: Is this really news? Why the Newsflash tag?

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

mass shootings are regular events, people! they're not news! welcome to wayne la pierre's america!


Exactly: The point is that this would be news in a civilised country. The fact that people are bleating it isn't news because it happens loads IS THE PROBLEM.
 
2013-01-30 03:16:39 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


Yes.
 
2013-01-30 03:16:45 PM  
I'm getting really tired of resetting the Too Soon To Talk About It clock.
 
2013-01-30 03:17:43 PM  
Are we still struggling to come to terms with technological advancement and human nature people?
 
2013-01-30 03:17:59 PM  
Just more responsible gun owners being responsible.
 
2013-01-30 03:18:01 PM  
inb4 red stapler
 
2013-01-30 03:18:44 PM  
I'm somewhat torn here.

On the one hand, every farking assault and murder in the US making FARK is pretty goddamned annoying, since there are 300+ million of us so even if we were all secretly Ghandi there'd be over 10 of those stories a day.

On the other, at least we're reflecting an actual awareness that there is crime outside the really statistically weird shiat like mass shootings, and outside guns.

On the third hand-sized dexterous appendage (ladies), that story about the dude running over his wife, calling 911, and then curb-stomping her was not good for my mood that day, at least guns are a clean-kill weapon more or less.

Kyro: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 437x555]


Oh, yes, Somalia and Uganda have less than 5 guns per 100 people, that infographic is totally, definitely using a completely legit source with a solid methodology.
 
2013-01-30 03:18:45 PM  

d23: Fark agenda: Make you keep hitting F5 so you can see more snorg girls.


I'd say that agenda really doesn't need any additional help. Jeebus, I don't know where they got that one redhead, but JEEBUS....
 
2013-01-30 03:19:14 PM  
natmar_76
2013-01-30 03:02:10 PM

Clearly the answer is more guns.

Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society. We glorify violence in media. We've made the military the most important thing in the nation, and arguably the world. Our favorite sports are extremely violent. We still promote violence, not just in action but in speech and interpersonal behavior, as a means to ending disagreements. We treat each other with shocking disregard in every day life. Yet we act surprised when people act violently.

Gun control will not stop random violence. People will use other weapons, bombs, chemicals, or even hand weapons. Gun control is treating the effect, not the cause. The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.

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2013-01-30 03:19:43 PM  
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2013-01-30 03:20:10 PM  

Carn: Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?

You're right. They happen so often, why even report them anymore? Let's all just ignore it and it'll go away.


They also happened before the current media fascination with gun crime. A year ago, someone shooting 3 people in an office complex would have been local news maybe. But News Flash? Nope.

I don't have strong feelings either way on the issue, but I think the current trend of news flashing every time a person is shot is unnecessary.
 
2013-01-30 03:20:26 PM  
If the man was Muslim, it's just typical work place violence. Nothing to see here, folks.
 
2013-01-30 03:20:35 PM  
Can we please stop with the 'we need to arm or ban' headlines.
They aren't very creative and are being way overused.
 
2013-01-30 03:20:40 PM  
It's getting hard to keep track of these. It's the new norm.
 
2013-01-30 03:20:42 PM  

Kyro: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 437x555]


There is at least one country in the 50-75 bracket, with the US being the only one in the 75+ bracket.

If that country in the 50-75 is at 75, and the US is at 76, then there certainly is a country to compare to the US.

Poorly done graphic is poorly done.

/Not that I disagree with its summary
//Just that the data it presents doesn't conclusively show what it claims to
 
2013-01-30 03:21:38 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.



Yeah, every time I have a mancation/staycation at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, the thing that drags me down are the roving gangs busting caps in my ass and trying to "turn me out".
 
2013-01-30 03:21:52 PM  
They should make shooting people illegal.

Then things like this won't happen anymore.
 
2013-01-30 03:21:55 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Oh, yes, Somalia and Uganda have less than 5 guns per 100 people, that infographic is totally, definitely using a completely legit source with a solid methodology.


Uh, do you really think it would help the NRA's cause to be lumped in as a country with Somalia and Uganda? I'd say they're doing the paranoid crazies a favor by undercounting. It would look worse otherwise.
 
2013-01-30 03:21:59 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Yep, until they get their way and the latest gun-ban-that-won't-do-anything passes. This is how it works, once a group of people decide that they want to do something they grind away and wear down their opponents.

Since nothing is going to happen, be prepared for another few years of news flashes every time someone dies. Unless it's a criminal, because guns are only used to kill innocent people. Amirite?


herp a derp derp

There's ~10,000 gun homicides per year. So where are the other ~25 threads for today, every day?
 
2013-01-30 03:22:12 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: It's getting hard to keep track of these. It's the new norm.


according to pro-gun farkers, it is. it doesn't even warrant a news flash!
 
2013-01-30 03:22:30 PM  

natmar_76: Clearly the answer is more guns.

Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society. We glorify violence in media. We've made the military the most important thing in the nation, and arguably the world. Our favorite sports are extremely violent. We still promote violence, not just in action but in speech and interpersonal behavior, as a means to ending disagreements. We treat each other with shocking disregard in every day life. Yet we act surprised when people act violently.

Gun control will not stop random violence. People will use other weapons, bombs, chemicals, or even hand weapons. Gun control is treating the effect, not the cause. The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.


SO MUCH THIS
 
2013-01-30 03:22:43 PM  
So who is the first to file a grievance to HR for a

**takes off sunglasses**

Hostile workplace


YEAAHHHHHHHH
 
2013-01-30 03:22:57 PM  

netizencain: I wonder if this was in a gun-free zone.  That shiat works.


only 5 posts in before someone made this comment. ok, i'm convinced you people are just trolling me now.

\FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU
 
2013-01-30 03:23:21 PM  
As an office worker who watched a 20-minute "preventing violence in the workplace" video this morning, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/Apparently saying "You're all gonna pay for this!" is frowned upon
//Who knew?
///Slashies come in threes
 
2013-01-30 03:24:16 PM  

d23: meat0918: TXEric: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Helps the Fark agenda.

Which is?

//Hint: Page hits and ad revenue.

Fark agenda: Make you keep hitting F5 so you can see more snorg girls.


Just GIS Ashley Pridgen and you are good to go for life
 
2013-01-30 03:24:42 PM  
Also churches. We need to make sure every church has guns and firebombs.
 
2013-01-30 03:24:57 PM  

Kyro: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 437x555]


Awesome.
USA! USA! USA!

I have 4.
.22, .30-.30 , .30-.06 , 12GA Pump
 
2013-01-30 03:25:31 PM  
Bring back the farking death penalty, and I mean the real one, in mass shootings.
That farker from Ft. Hood, the waste of flesh from Newtown, that "joker" dipshiat from CO.

We know they did it. There is no reasonable doubt. Death! No appeals, no farking books, no movies, no interviews on tv, no last meal, fark all that, kill 'em.

The problem is there is no deterrent from being a murdering cock-sucker. If a guy can kill 26 people, 20 of which are children, and get 3 hot meals, a bed, heat, water, cable tv, and sell his story to the highest bidder, where is the punishment? I've been deployed twice, once to Iraq, once to Afghanistan, and farking criminals live and eat better than I did. That's bullshiat!

I guaran-goddamned-tee you that if those farkers were lined up and hung on the 50 yard line during halftime at the Super Bowl people would think twice about going on a killing spree. fark all this bleeding-heart "if we do that we're no better than them" shiat. We are better than them. We don't arbitrarily murder innocent people, and they have no place whatsoever in our society, bury the bastards and move on.

You want to see mass shootings and gun violence in general decline? Punish the motherfarkers who commit those crimes. In public. Permanently.
 
2013-01-30 03:25:55 PM  
So another crazy white guy shot up the place...otherwise known as day ending in "Y". And no, dont let us arm the cube dwellers. I'm pretty sure i work with people that would love to have a shotgun/handguns/Hunting knives in their cube to protect themselves from the evil doers of the suburbs our office is in.
 
2013-01-30 03:26:22 PM  
The comments on that site are priceless.
You've got the rational leftwingers and then you have the card(communist?) carrying gun nuts who want to join in the crossfire so badly that they wet their pants thinking of pumping some guy full of hot material.

/So we now will ban anyone over 60 from having a gun.
//And anyone that votes republican shall also be banned from having a gun.
///As per the mental health act that was just approved by the senate and congress and President Obama signed.
///Enjoy your jail time you republican facebook nutters.
 
2013-01-30 03:26:41 PM  
Locked offices could have prevented this.

Turrets mounted on each end of a cube farm that can sense speeding projectiles... could have prevented this.

Wayne LaPierre flying through the air on a cloud of Eagle Feathers painted red, white and blue... could have prevented this.
 
2013-01-30 03:26:43 PM  

FlashHarry: Nina Haagen Dazs: It's getting hard to keep track of these. It's the new norm.

according to pro-gun farkers, it is. it doesn't even warrant a news flash!


Well, they are all beginning to blend together. I don't think I've seen an original thought/comment/ response since the 3rd or 4th shooting. Sad. Sad and scary.
 
2013-01-30 03:27:00 PM  

Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?


Someone will start a "shooting channel", all shootings all the time, mark my words.
 
2013-01-30 03:27:20 PM  

JGolbez: Solution: Moar guns!

/Glad to not be 'Merican.


Then STFU
 
2013-01-30 03:27:32 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


I'm glad that this has already been covered.
Guess what, America is a very violent country. If you don't want to stick around, Delta is ready when you are!

I'm all for trying to stop the violence, but I'm not going to give up my right to inflict violence on someone who is trying to inflict violence upon me. When we've made significant progress towards addressing the lunatics, whackos, crazy people, and drugged up coke-heads, I'll start looking at packing away my small collection. Until then, maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to ensure that every office building has two or three people carrying, sane enough, and responsible enough to use force properly. Unless they're attacking a donut shop, the bad guys will beat the police to the crime scene every time.
 
2013-01-30 03:27:39 PM  

FlashHarry: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

well, let's set a threshold then. what's newsworthy? five shot? ten? fifteen? what's the NRA-approved number that indicates a "mass" shooting?


How about a new tab? Not a Gun? Second Amendment? Guns? Gunz? It could go right next to the Politics tab.
 
2013-01-30 03:27:48 PM  

rrife: Subby, I agree.


there would be a lot more people shot in the heat of passion. yeah, great idea.
 
2013-01-30 03:27:58 PM  

rickythepenguin: CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.


Yeah, every time I have a mancation/staycation at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, the thing that drags me down are the roving gangs busting caps in my ass and trying to "turn me out" yelling "Next time, stay at the Phoenician!"


FTFY
 
2013-01-30 03:27:58 PM  
My wife is clinic director of a PT clinic. Both she and one of the secretaries has a CCW and carries in the office. They had a patient come in one time who had a CCW and was carrying. Instead of anybody flipping out, they had a nice conversation about what type of weapon it was (Glock), how he liked it, and if he thought it made a good carry piece.

We've joked about making a sign for the door of the clinic that said "CCW and Open Carry Welcome Here" to counteract the "No Weapons" signs you typically in medical offices.

Here in NC the state will grant a permit to own a fully automatic rifle only under a few circumstances. One of those is to protect a place of business. I've daydreamed about getting a permit and a machine gun, but can't really justify the expense.

// Yes, cube dwellers should be allowed to be armed at work when properly trained and permitted according to state and federal law.
 
2013-01-30 03:28:03 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?

Someone will start a "shooting channel", all shootings all the time, mark my words.


On the phone with my venture capitalist now... thanks Karm!
 
2013-01-30 03:28:07 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


pedrop357: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

There's an agenda to be pursued here dammit!


Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?


WayneKerr: Is this really news? Why the Newsflash tag?



Translation:
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There's nothing going on here folks. You people are looking for problems that don't exist.

 
2013-01-30 03:28:11 PM  

DownTheRabbitHole: natmar_76: Clearly the answer is more guns.

Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society. We glorify violence in media. We've made the military the most important thing in the nation, and arguably the world. Our favorite sports are extremely violent. We still promote violence, not just in action but in speech and interpersonal behavior, as a means to ending disagreements. We treat each other with shocking disregard in every day life. Yet we act surprised when people act violently.

Gun control will not stop random violence. People will use other weapons, bombs, chemicals, or even hand weapons. Gun control is treating the effect, not the cause. The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.

SO MUCH THIS


The problem with changing the culture is that no one can agree on which culture we should change to.
 
2013-01-30 03:28:12 PM  
CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.

And FTA we have this: "The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 60s." I doubt very much that this was gang related.
 
2013-01-30 03:28:13 PM  
If only we'd banned assault weapons...
 
2013-01-30 03:28:31 PM  
And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire...
 
2013-01-30 03:29:51 PM  

BHShaman: Kyro: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 437x555]

Awesome.
USA! USA! USA!

I have 4.
.22, .30-.30 , .30-.06 , 12GA Pump


Funny, I had the exact same arsenal growing up. Love the 'odd-6', but it was a bit much for gophers. I see Canada is hot-pink behind blood-red America on that graphic.
 
2013-01-30 03:29:52 PM  

LarryDan43: My nearby coworker wants to BAN all GUNS! His cubicle is NOT ARMED! Out of respect for his opinion I promise NOT to use MY GUNS to PROTECT HIM.


that's wise, because you'd probably end up doing more harm than good.
 
2013-01-30 03:29:56 PM  
I think it's a comprehensive issue that is far deeper than a single inanimate object. I'm looking for more of the motive side than the act. There seems to be cultural, gang, economical, and psychological issues at play that are far deeper and more widespread than simply access to metal. Let's look at them ALL (yes, including guns). I think it's just naive to focus only on one.

Destigmatize mental health? How about street lights in cities that are actually on and have bulbs? Maybe if we didn't glorify every mass shooter for months? Stiffer penalties for gangs along with a decentralized penal system which would separate them in prison (Oh you're a member of an LA gang? Welcome to Pedokah, SD penitentiary)? Stimulus for vocational/technical schools (no, not everyone needs to go to college or is a precious PhD waiting to happen) and encourage at-risk groups to attend, maybe even incentivize? Along with options like this, we can have reasonable restrictions to firearms like we already have, if you want me to complete a licensing test to show proficiency/safety yearly (for a REASONABLE fee, not like $10,000, but $50 is acceptable), let's talk.
 
2013-01-30 03:30:12 PM  
He may have left the scene in a white Kia Optima

Isn't there a five-day cooling off period for them?
 
2013-01-30 03:30:13 PM  
Hopefully they all watching the preparedness video....  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcSwejU2D0
 
2013-01-30 03:30:14 PM  

wombatsrus: DownTheRabbitHole: natmar_76: Clearly the answer is more guns.

Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society. We glorify violence in media. We've made the military the most important thing in the nation, and arguably the world. Our favorite sports are extremely violent. We still promote violence, not just in action but in speech and interpersonal behavior, as a means to ending disagreements. We treat each other with shocking disregard in every day life. Yet we act surprised when people act violently.

Gun control will not stop random violence. People will use other weapons, bombs, chemicals, or even hand weapons. Gun control is treating the effect, not the cause. The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.

SO MUCH THIS

The problem with changing the culture is that no one can agree on which culture we should change to.


I'd prefer one where vuvezelas are in every household versus a gun in every household.
 
2013-01-30 03:30:15 PM  
People do get cranky when you take their leftover lunch from yesterday.
 
2013-01-30 03:30:18 PM  
Holy shiat you Americans are dumb motherfarkers.
 
2013-01-30 03:30:27 PM  

wombatsrus: DownTheRabbitHole: natmar_76: Clearly the answer is more guns.

Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society. We glorify violence in media. We've made the military the most important thing in the nation, and arguably the world. Our favorite sports are extremely violent. We still promote violence, not just in action but in speech and interpersonal behavior, as a means to ending disagreements. We treat each other with shocking disregard in every day life. Yet we act surprised when people act violently.

Gun control will not stop random violence. People will use other weapons, bombs, chemicals, or even hand weapons. Gun control is treating the effect, not the cause. The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.

SO MUCH THIS

The problem with changing the culture is that no one can agree on which culture we should change to.


Peaceful and salaries that are more equal rather than just the top people being comfortable is out of the question, apparently
 
2013-01-30 03:30:35 PM  
Maybe if we give the guns guns, gun owners will think twice before picking up a gun to kill people with the gun because the gun will pull a gun and gun them down before they can get the gun away from the gun.

You gun goofed, dun owners.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2013-01-30 03:30:49 PM  

Latinwolf: CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.

And FTA we have this: "The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 60s." I doubt very much that this was gang related.


Nope. It's probably "people walking on my lawn" related.
 
2013-01-30 03:30:53 PM  

justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Yep, until they get their way and the latest gun-ban-that-won't-do-anything passes. This is how it works, once a group of people decide that they want to do something they grind away and wear down their opponents.

Since nothing is going to happen, be prepared for another few years of news flashes every time someone dies. Unless it's a criminal, because guns are only used to kill innocent people. Amirite?

herp a derp derp

There's ~10,000 gun homicides per year. So where are the other ~25 threads for today, every day?


When are you going to give me the cite I asked for in the last thread?

As for the "10,000 homicides, more than half of them are suicides and a large percentage of the remainder are criminal-on-criminal. But hey, OUTRAGE! I know, I'll spam the queue with all the automobile deaths, which should leave approximately zero room for anything else. Since we care so much about life and all, and we're not pushing agendas or anything like that.

Anyway, get me that cite, willya? Thanks ever so very much.
 
2013-01-30 03:30:56 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Yep, until they get their way and the latest gun-ban-that-won't-do-anything passes. This is how it works, once a group of people decide that they want to do something they grind away and wear down their opponents.

Since nothing is going to happen, be prepared for another few years of news flashes every time someone dies. Unless it's a criminal, because guns are only used to kill innocent people. Amirite?



That might be an interesting comparison; I'm too lazy to run the math myself (and gotta GBTW) but what would be the numbers on innocent people killed by guns vs. criminals killed by civilians protecting themselves with guns? Not that any such info would actually change anybody's opinions; but it might be good for a "hmm!"
 
2013-01-30 03:31:11 PM  
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2013-01-30 03:31:13 PM  
This is why I'm nice to everyone at work. Doesn't matter if they're completely nuts or creepy. It also helps that I can work at home 4 days a week.
 
2013-01-30 03:32:13 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: It's not like this is a rare occurrence. My husband has witnessed two workplace shootings in Phoenix. One outside a transmission shop in Sunnyslope while he was on his way to pick up his mom when her car broke down, and one right next to his workplace as he was pulling into the parking lot. I'm sure he's relieved he didn't have to see this one.


Let me guess. Neither one of those was a Fark Newsflash? I'd bet neither was labeled a "Mass Shooting" either.
 
2013-01-30 03:32:21 PM  

Latinwolf: CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.

And FTA we have this: "The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 60s." I doubt very much that this was gang related.


Shouldn't be hard to catch him; he's probably in a golf cart headed back toward Sun City.
 
2013-01-30 03:32:37 PM  

solyhhit: Holy shiat you Americans are dumb motherfarkers.


The ones who kill each other over trivial shiat?

The ones who advocate more guns are the solution?

The ones who think gun control is the solution?

Or Option D, me, someone who thinks gun culture, sensationalization of these crimes, the drug trade and mental health are the culprit?

Please provide specificity, because undoubtedly not all Americans are dumb motherfarkers by your value system.
 
2013-01-30 03:32:53 PM  

natmar_76: Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society.


I really liked all of the, "He had it coming," and "good riddance," type of comments coming from the anti-gun crowd after the FPSRussia guy got murdered. Large swaths of Americans are more than happy to revel in the death of anyone they find suitably offensive.
 
2013-01-30 03:33:13 PM  

Kyro: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 437x555]


thats kind of a misleading map i think.

I know there are a shiat ton of guns in the middle east and africa.

Or are africans committing genocide with rocks?
 
2013-01-30 03:34:07 PM  
Grand_Moff_Joseph: " the turf war between the PC Load Letters and the BSODs has spilled out into the open!"

Accountz Rezeevable 4 Life Muthafarkaz!

Third Floor East Wing needs to respect our refrigerator space!
 
2013-01-30 03:34:08 PM  

Latinwolf: CheetahOlivetti: Some dipshiat on ABC15.com is claiming that this is in a gang area. Right, roving gangs attacking office complexes.

And FTA we have this: "The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 60s." I doubt very much that this was gang related.


Well not in this part of town.

Now, on the east side, where the Sunland Village Crips fight for territory against the Leisure World Locos, watch out.
 
2013-01-30 03:34:13 PM  
Ever notice how it's mostly white men doing all the shootings?
 
2013-01-30 03:34:30 PM  

China White Tea: natmar_76: Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society.

I really liked all of the, "He had it coming," and "good riddance," type of comments coming from the anti-gun crowd after the FPSRussia guy got murdered. Large swaths of Americans are more than happy to revel in the death of anyone they find suitably offensive.


I am pretty sure people on both sides of the argument love it when someone dies. But thanks for playing, Captain Anecdotal Evidence.
 
2013-01-30 03:34:38 PM  

cabbyman: They should make shooting people illegal.

Then things like this won't happen anymore.


as I said in a previous thread, why not just legalize rape since people are still being raped? if it weren't for the fear of imprisonment, i'd be grabbing boob and ass all day long. Fortunately for the ladies, there are lawa against that, so I don't do it.
 
2013-01-30 03:34:39 PM  

Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?


Just another snowstorm in winter.
 
2013-01-30 03:35:07 PM  

Sid_the_sadist:
You want to see mass shootings and gun violence in general decline? Punish the motherfarkers who commit those crimes. In public. Permanently.


I thought the issue was mental illness. And if it is, how is teh death penalty going to deter someone with mental illness.

/It's not
 
2013-01-30 03:35:23 PM  
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At this rate, by the time some actual legislation or real action comes into play, this site will have farked KFC, Bojangle's and Popeye's right out of business.
 
2013-01-30 03:35:43 PM  

OnlyM3: natmar_76
2013-01-30 03:02:10 PM

Clearly the answer is more guns.

Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society. We glorify violence in media. We've made the military the most important thing in the nation, and arguably the world. Our favorite sports are extremely violent. We still promote violence, not just in action but in speech and interpersonal behavior, as a means to ending disagreements. We treat each other with shocking disregard in every day life. Yet we act surprised when people act violently.

Gun control will not stop random violence. People will use other weapons, bombs, chemicals, or even hand weapons. Gun control is treating the effect, not the cause. The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.
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We DON'T have a violent society. We have a drug war where organized criminals kill eachother over illicit distribution rights to a product that SHOULD be completely legal, and it's considerably worse South of the border. Get rid of that war and there's no reason to kill anybody over who gets to sell where - that's almost the entire source of violence in America. As for mass shootings, I'm going to be intellectually honest and say that a repeating firearm does in fact make it easy to shoot in rapid manner(kinda the whole point of being a repeater), but I'm also going to make a prediction that this guy is like pretty much every other mass shooter - a social outcast that's been on at least one and maybe more than one type of psychotropic medication, and he just happens to be part of the 1% that that experienced the decreased inhibitions, suicidal tendencies, and violent outbursts that are now known to be associated with such drugs.

This shiat happens in every major country these days, even in countries that have an extreme shortage of guns, so just maybe this is a disease of civilization and there's nothing really that can be done except clean up the mess.
 
2013-01-30 03:36:16 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: netizencain: I wonder if this was in a gun-free zone.  That shiat works.

This is Arizona. No such thing as a gun-free zone. (Legally, maybe, but we likes our guns 'round here, boy.)

It's not like this is a rare occurrence. My husband has witnessed two workplace shootings in Phoenix. One outside a transmission shop in Sunnyslope while he was on his way to pick up his mom when her car broke down, and one right next to his workplace as he was pulling into the parking lot. I'm sure he's relieved he didn't have to see this one.


I think we need an ARIZONA tag
 
2013-01-30 03:36:19 PM  

Princess Ryans Knickers: Ever notice how it's mostly white men doing all the shootings?


It stands to reason, since their white daughters are the only kids abducted.
 
2013-01-30 03:36:31 PM  

DownDaRiver: Can we please stop with the 'we need to arm or ban' headlines.
They aren't very creative and are being way overused.


I'm afraid we're going to have to ask you to leave.
 
2013-01-30 03:36:48 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: Love the 'odd-6', but it was a bit much for gophers.


Deer and Moose.
Though now mostly a bowhunter.

Would like to get a SCar17S just for the AWESOME factor.
Way too expensive. Though I guess it is cheaper than a Corvette as a penile extension device.
 
2013-01-30 03:37:00 PM  
If Haworth Partitions become illegal, then only the criminals will have Haworth Partitions.
 
2013-01-30 03:37:31 PM  
Newsflash headline should only be used when at least 10 people are shot and more than 5 are killed.
 
2013-01-30 03:37:42 PM  

Kyro: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 437x555]


I wonder if it is a coincidence that the USA owns the most guns and the most freedom...
 
2013-01-30 03:38:14 PM  

ontariolightning: Newsflash headline should only be used when at least 10 people are shot and more than 5 are killed.


Or if there's a "smokin' hot" British lady.
 
2013-01-30 03:38:23 PM  

eggrolls: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Go ahead, take my red staple - see what happens!


/seriously, this is sad stuff
//get a grip, America

Exactly.  Arson is much more effective in such a case.

You could always put strychnine in the guacamole.


Takes too long; arson is quicker!
 
2013-01-30 03:38:34 PM  
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-01-30 03:39:15 PM  

moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?

/you know how I know I am in Texas? my desk drawer has a gun safe built into it.
//And that poor kid was killed who performed at Obama's inaugation
///but universal background checks won't help! We just have to keep the status quo!!!


Almost all shootings happen in blue counties/states.
 
2013-01-30 03:39:29 PM  
Charlton Heston is dead... so can't we pry from his cold hands already?
 
2013-01-30 03:39:41 PM  

Somacandra: You know, if everyone had their own cubicle, this wouldn't have happened. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a cubicle is a good guy with a cubicle. We shouldn't move towards universal background checks for cubicles because criminals who want cubicles will get them. You can pry my cubicle from my cold dead hands.



I'm reading this in a cubicle so I'm getting a kick out of your replies.
 
2013-01-30 03:39:59 PM  
 
2013-01-30 03:40:06 PM  

MBooda: He may have left the scene in a white Kia Optima

Isn't there a five-day cooling off period for them?

I thought it was a five-day warming up period for those...
 
2013-01-30 03:40:22 PM  

Bullseyed: moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?

/you know how I know I am in Texas? my desk drawer has a gun safe built into it.
//And that poor kid was killed who performed at Obama's inaugation
///but universal background checks won't help! We just have to keep the status quo!!!

Almost all shootings happen in blue counties/states.


LOL
 
2013-01-30 03:40:23 PM  

TheOwnage: You don't see mass stabing stories,or mass chemical attack stories EVER.


Seriously. Google before you speak.
Ever?
 
2013-01-30 03:40:42 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: From now on I'm going to assume that every mass shooting in America was perpetrated by UN operatives in cahoots with the Shartbama administration, with the ultimate goal of confiscating all of our guns, destroying American sovereignty and supremacy, and transforming our land into an Islamosocialist dystopia.


With the budget deficit and all, I hope Fartbongo Soetoro Obama is at getting a bulk discount due to the number of "crisis actors" he is hiring.
 
2013-01-30 03:40:42 PM  
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GANGNAM STYLE!

 
2013-01-30 03:40:48 PM  
Lots o' good stats or links to stats.
 
2013-01-30 03:40:58 PM  
I'll bet at least one of these recent attacks was a false flag operation. The odds are starting to look good.
 
gja
2013-01-30 03:41:28 PM  

MBooda: He may have left the scene in a white Kia Optima

Isn't there a five-day cooling off period for them?


If I was forced to drive a POS like that I would probably either shoot the salesman or myself out of sadness.
 
2013-01-30 03:41:31 PM  

Latinwolf: And FTA we have this: "The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 60s." I doubt very much that this was gang related.


He might be a Jet. You know, when you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way; from your first all-boy three-way to your last dyin' day.

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2013-01-30 03:42:03 PM  
"One person is in extremely critical condition."

Extremely Critical Condition

So.... this is like waaay worse than regular old critical condition?
 
2013-01-30 03:42:10 PM  
Remember, it doesn't matter how many people we kill with drones, land mines, cluster bombs or economic sanctions. We just don't want you killing each other.
 
2013-01-30 03:42:34 PM  

lecavalier: I'll bet at least one of these recent attacks was a false flag operation. The odds are starting to look good.


Okay, how much do you want to lose because you're placing bets on the basis that you're deluded?
 
2013-01-30 03:42:47 PM  
: TheOwnage: You don't see mass stabing stories,or mass chemical attack stories EVER.


Seriously. Google before you speak.
Sarin - Japan
 
2013-01-30 03:43:09 PM  
America is becoming more and more like mexico to us Canadians. Its a nice place to visit, if your in the right/protected area, but not a chance of moving/living there
 
2013-01-30 03:43:15 PM  

lecavalier: I'll bet at least one of these recent attacks was a false flag operation. The odds are starting to look good.


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2013-01-30 03:43:39 PM  
An example of how foreigners teach their kids math

8 injured in georgia tornado

3 injured in this shooting

8+3= 11 americans injured
 
2013-01-30 03:44:26 PM  
If only every American were armed with a cubicle...

*sigh* This meme is getting old...
 
2013-01-30 03:44:28 PM  

socoloco: Remember, it doesn't matter how many people we kill with drones, land mines, cluster bombs or economic sanctions. We just don't want you killing each other.


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Nothing to see here. Move along people.

 
2013-01-30 03:44:32 PM  

theToadMan: America is becoming more and more like mexico to us Canadians. Its a nice place to visit, if your in the right/protected area, but not a chance of moving/living there


Thank God for that. We carry enough dead weight.
 
2013-01-30 03:44:44 PM  

DownTheRabbitHole: natmar_76: Clearly the answer is more guns.

Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society. We glorify violence in media. We've made the military the most important thing in the nation, and arguably the world. Our favorite sports are extremely violent. We still promote violence, not just in action but in speech and interpersonal behavior, as a means to ending disagreements. We treat each other with shocking disregard in every day life. Yet we act surprised when people act violently.

Gun control will not stop random violence. People will use other weapons, bombs, chemicals, or even hand weapons. Gun control is treating the effect, not the cause. The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.

SO MUCH THIS


This is all true. But let's face it, cultural change is either impossible or will take generations. In the short term, reducing the number of guns will reduce the number of gun incidents. Yes, you are stuck with a violent, messed-up culture but that doesn't mean you should throw your hands up in defeat and do nothing.
 
2013-01-30 03:45:04 PM  
moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?

Yeah liberals attacking in violent rage never happens

JFK - killed by liberal

Lincoln (Republican) - killed by democrat

MLK (Republican) - killed by democrat

Andrew Joseph Stack III, flew his Piper Dakota into IRS building after posting anti Bush/business manifesto online.

Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski (AKA Uni-bomber) - Left wing eco terrorist Multiple murders and attempted murder

Floyd Lee Corkins II ( liberal gay activist) Entered "Conservative" Family Research Center and opened fire

James Chester Blanning (Planted multiple bombs around Aspen banks) A snippet from his threat:
Do not f*** with us or there will be mass death like we have all been part of over in that f***ing quicksand trap that rove and chaney's monkey bush put us into

*sounds like farkers

Bill Ayers (Obama friend and supporter) "I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough."

Carol Anne Burger (writer for the Huffington Post ) - stabbed her roommate 222 times with a screwdriver [ thank god she didn't have a gun]
Her final article for huff-po? "Yes, those Christians and Palin fans -- they're the ones you have to watch out for. "

John Patrick Bedell (Registered democrat) - Pentagon shooter.

Liberal talk show host Charles Karel Bouley on the air.
"F*** God D*mned Joe the God D*mned Motherf*cking plumber! I want Motherf*cking Joe the plumber dead."

Fred Phelps (Westboro Baptist Church) - Long time fundraiser for and friend of al gore
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2013-01-30 03:45:39 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


Of course not. We'd have to have several dozen a day. And that's a pretty good reason to keep reminding people of the damage guns do.
 
gja
2013-01-30 03:45:59 PM  

Salmon: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 850x605]

GANGNAM STYLE!


LOL!!!!

You rock....

/thanks for the laugh, you made my day a little nicer
 
2013-01-30 03:46:05 PM  

FlashHarry: Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?

WayneKerr: Is this really news? Why the Newsflash tag?

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

mass shootings are regular events, people! they're not news! welcome to wayne la pierre's america!


This just in! Humans are a violent species!

\this is not a repeat from every year since homo sapiens evolved from homo beforus
 
2013-01-30 03:46:14 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: theToadMan: America is becoming more and more like mexico to us Canadians. Its a nice place to visit, if your in the right/protected area, but not a chance of moving/living there

Thank God for that. We carry enough dead weight.


Enjoy buying our blackberries and our Canadians winning the stanley cup for your hockey teams
 
2013-01-30 03:47:02 PM  

OnlyM3: moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?
Yeah liberals attacking in violent rage never happens

JFK - killed by liberal

Lincoln (Republican) - killed by democrat

MLK (Republican) - killed by democrat

Andrew Joseph Stack III, flew his Piper Dakota into IRS building after posting anti Bush/business manifesto online.

Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski (AKA Uni-bomber) - Left wing eco terrorist Multiple murders and attempted murder

Floyd Lee Corkins II ( liberal gay activist) Entered "Conservative" Family Research Center and opened fire

James Chester Blanning (Planted multiple bombs around Aspen banks) A snippet from his threat:
Do not f*** with us or there will be mass death like we have all been part of over in that f***ing quicksand trap that rove and chaney's monkey bush put us into
*sounds like farkers

Bill Ayers (Obama friend and supporter) "I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough."

Carol Anne Burger (writer for the Huffington Post ) - stabbed her roommate 222 times with a screwdriver [ thank god she didn't have a gun]
Her final article for huff-po? "Yes, those Christians and Palin fans -- they're the ones you have to watch out for. "

John Patrick Bedell (Registered democrat) - Pentagon shooter.

Liberal talk show host Charles Karel Bouley on the air.
"F*** God D*mned Joe the God D*mned Motherf*cking plumber! I want Motherf*cking Joe the plumber dead."

Fred Phelps (Westboro Baptist Church) - Long time fundraiser for and friend of al gore
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NOW THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE!


11/10
 
2013-01-30 03:47:04 PM  
Told you so.
 
2013-01-30 03:47:55 PM  

ontariolightning: Enjoy buying our blackberries and our Canadians winning the stanley cup for your hockey teams


Do they still play hockey? I thought the NHL folded. It's never on TV down here.
 
2013-01-30 03:48:05 PM  
Malthusian crisis?
 
2013-01-30 03:48:13 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: lecavalier: I'll bet at least one of these recent attacks was a false flag operation. The odds are starting to look good.

Okay, how much do you want to lose because you're placing bets on the basis that you're deluded?


Can I parlay it with something more grounded in reality? Say "Odds there will be a post following this one?" That should bring me back to 1:1 odds and then we can make the bet.
 
2013-01-30 03:48:46 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


The whole culture is debating gun control. Fark's not exempt. It  is a newsflash.

/I'd like to think murder\attempted murder would deserve a newsflash on its own...
 
gja
2013-01-30 03:48:52 PM  

OnlyM3: Carol Anne Burger (writer for the Huffington Post ) - stabbed her roommate 222 times with a screwdriver [ thank god she didn't have a gun]
Her final article for huff-po? "Yes, those Christians and Palin fans -- they're the ones you have to watch out for. "


I had forgotten about her. 222 times?!?
Think about that. She probably had to stop mid-run to rest up and finish it because it wore her out.

/freakin nuts
 
2013-01-30 03:49:09 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: theToadMan: America is becoming more and more like mexico to us Canadians. Its a nice place to visit, if your in the right/protected area, but not a chance of moving/living there

Thank God for that. We carry enough dead weight.


Grand slam!

/Suck it, America's Hat.
 
2013-01-30 03:49:11 PM  
Has the NRA gone on record yet with the declaration that the shooting in Phoenix would have been avoided if the other cube dwellers were packing heat?

/was at Tucson last year for the Festival of Books
//Tucsonites? Tucsononians? Tucsoners? told me several times that they were jokingly considering seceding from the rest of Arizona to form the state of South Arizona
///to separate themselves from the conservatives up north in Phoenix
////and the folks who do security at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix are the most paranoid I've ever encountered
//the only farking airport where I got escorted by security simply for walking around to different concourses to kill time between flights
 
2013-01-30 03:49:41 PM  

natmar_76: Clearly the answer is more guns.

Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society. We glorify violence in media. We've made the military the most important thing in the nation, and arguably the world. Our favorite sports are extremely violent. We still promote violence, not just in action but in speech and interpersonal behavior, as a means to ending disagreements. We treat each other with shocking disregard in every day life. Yet we act surprised when people act violently.

Gun control will not stop random violence. People will use other weapons, bombs, chemicals, or even hand weapons. Gun control is treating the effect, not the cause. The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).

When you change the culture, you'll reduce incidents like this. Until then, it will still happen.


If only there was some non-violent method of conflict resolution that was as fast and affordable as violence. Or less conflict to resolve. Or less emphasis on getting things done immediately.
 
2013-01-30 03:49:50 PM  
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2013-01-30 03:50:11 PM  
These kinds of arguements against guns are getting old. This is a mental health issue. People who want to kill people will do it even if you destroy all guns. Of course people know that but don't want logic to interfear with theit hatred of guns. Pathetic.
 
2013-01-30 03:50:12 PM  
We can stop doing this anytime. People get shot and stabbed EVERYDAY it is what happens. Reporting it now is just dirty laundry.
 
2013-01-30 03:50:26 PM  

Kyro: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 437x555]


And yet, homicides due to guns are dropping, with 11,101 in 2011 (most recent data available), or 3.6 deaths due to firearms per 100,000 people. [citation]. Of over 2.5 million people who died in 2011, under half a percent of them were murdered with a gun. [citation]. More people (16,634) died of alcoholic liver disease, to say nothing of alcohol-induced death (26,256). Ban booze!

But it is in the news cycle now, so we'll get blasted with every single event that might involve a firearm, even though they are statistical outliers. But they make good copy.
 
2013-01-30 03:51:13 PM  
The only way to stop the violence is to greatly impove your social safety net but that means you'd have to kill every republican because they would not allow that.
 
2013-01-30 03:51:15 PM  
THE GUNS KEEP US SAFE THE GUNS KEEP US SAFE!
 
2013-01-30 03:51:31 PM  
I'm tired of shooting threads. Whatever happened to good ol' boobie threads? Let's make this one of those
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2013-01-30 03:52:05 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: We can stop doing this anytime. People get shot and stabbed EVERYDAY it is what happens. Reporting it now is just dirty laundry.


Yeah guys, local media should stop reporting local murders.
 
2013-01-30 03:52:06 PM  
Let's pass a new law, that will change human nature. It'll work this time, I promise.
 
2013-01-30 03:52:20 PM  
I'm glad that shooter took out THREE tyrannies.

Thank you, brave gun owners, and thank you, Phoenix shooter.  Eventually, we will win the war against tyranny.

Let's win it....  FOR PATRIOT FREEDOM JESUS!
 
2013-01-30 03:52:24 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I'm tired of shooting threads. Whatever happened to good ol' boobie threads? Let's make this one of those
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I'd target that.
 
2013-01-30 03:52:24 PM  

Sid_the_sadist: Bring back the farking death penalty, and I mean the real one, in mass shootings.
That farker from Ft. Hood, the waste of flesh from Newtown, that "joker" dipshiat from CO.

We know they did it. There is no reasonable doubt. Death! No appeals, no farking books, no movies, no interviews on tv, no last meal, fark all that, kill 'em.

The problem is there is no deterrent from being a murdering cock-sucker. If a guy can kill 26 people, 20 of which are children, and get 3 hot meals, a bed, heat, water, cable tv, and sell his story to the highest bidder, where is the punishment? I've been deployed twice, once to Iraq, once to Afghanistan, and farking criminals live and eat better than I did. That's bullshiat!

I guaran-goddamned-tee you that if those farkers were lined up and hung on the 50 yard line during halftime at the Super Bowl people would think twice about going on a killing spree. fark all this bleeding-heart "if we do that we're no better than them" shiat. We are better than them. We don't arbitrarily murder innocent people, and they have no place whatsoever in our society, bury the bastards and move on.

You want to see mass shootings and gun violence in general decline? Punish the motherfarkers who commit those crimes. In public. Permanently.


Punishing crazy people doesn't deter crazy people.
 
2013-01-30 03:52:41 PM  

KawaiiNot: Arming everyone isn't going to stop deaths people. Neither will banning all guns.


I have seen major organizations and public figures calling for the former. I have seen no one calling for the latter. Without some evidence, this gives a very misleading impression.
 
2013-01-30 03:52:52 PM  
moonscatter

///but universal background checks won't help! We just have to keep the status quo!!!

So you're angry at obmessiah's administration's refusal to follow up on background checks?

"And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don't have the time "
--- joe -the plagiarizer- biden when confronted on why the law enforcement branch of the US Government is refusing to enforce firearm laws.

*yet they had the time to ensure that firearms "walked" to buyers who could not pass existing background checks. Those firearms are now turning up at murder scenes. NIce work !!
 
2013-01-30 03:52:58 PM  
Chicago...not impressed.


/too sad
//too soon
///sad slashies
 
2013-01-30 03:53:02 PM  

paygun: Let's pass a new law, that will change human American nature. It'll work this time, I promise.


Let's not pin our shiat on all of humanity.
 
2013-01-30 03:53:12 PM  

Bullseyed: Kyro: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 437x555]

I wonder if it is a coincidence that the USA owns the most guns and the most freedom...


Don't forget these ...
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2013-01-30 03:53:28 PM  

Mija: These kinds of arguements against guns are getting old. This is a mental health issue. People who want to kill people will do it even if you destroy all guns. Of course people know that but don't want logic to interfear with theit hatred of guns. Pathetic.


If you truly believe that a screwdriver is just as effective tool for killing human beings as a Bushmaster, then by your own logic there is absolutely no need for a Bushmaster for self defense since a screwdriver is in every way an equivalent substitute.

Sorry, people are just tetting testy because they're tired of gun nuts slaughtering school children.
 
2013-01-30 03:54:05 PM  

natmar_76: The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).


I'm picturing a massacre like Sandy Hook being a bit more difficult with only bare hands.

Let's take this line of thinking to its logical limits. Say instead of guns, there was a bank of switches on a wall. Flip a switch, and someone dies. Could you still stand up in public and say "this mass killing would have happened even if we deactivated the switches"?
 
2013-01-30 03:54:15 PM  
FTA: "The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 60s"

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2013-01-30 03:54:20 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: We can stop doing this anytime. People get shot and stabbed EVERYDAY it is what happens. Reporting it now is just dirty laundry.


Know what happens when you click on these links or comment in these threads?
 
2013-01-30 03:55:17 PM  

MBooda: He may have left the scene in a white Kia Optima

Isn't there a five-day cooling off period for them?


Well, I guess we know the chase will only top 60mph before the car falls apart.
 
2013-01-30 03:55:40 PM  
Oh, look. Another shooting story that I will ignore.
 
2013-01-30 03:56:02 PM  

Godscrack: FTA: "The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 60s"

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I'm betting he previously would have called himself a "responsible gun owner" prior to today, as well.
 
2013-01-30 03:56:32 PM  
Paint all the guns Hello Kitty pink. Attach a tassle to the butt end.
 
2013-01-30 03:56:40 PM  
"ever notice how it's mostly white men doing the shootings"

...
you mean the ones you read about right? I wonder why that is.
 
2013-01-30 03:57:30 PM  

ariseatex: As an office worker who watched a 20-minute "preventing violence in the workplace" video this morning, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/Apparently saying "You're all gonna pay for this!" is frowned upon
//Who knew?
///Slashies come in threes


Just last year we had someone in our building fired for saying that at a job performance review. He said something to the effect of "I'm feeling like snapping and bringing a gun up here" and was escorted immediately off the grounds by the "security" (which is made up of unarmed retirees). The next day his work team refused to show up at work and we were all told to alert security immediately if anyone saw him around the building.

After he was fired, he lost his house, got arrested, was out on bail, got arrested in another state, out on bail again, and then blew his head off with a shotgun.

/no mental evaluation was ever made for him
//it was recommended though when he was fired
///fat lot of good that did for him
 
2013-01-30 03:57:33 PM  

Mija: People who want to kill people will do it even if you destroy all guns.


Of course.  And, I'm sure they'll just find something as efficient at killing as a semi-automatic is.

Like...  I don't know...  maybe a hammer?
 
2013-01-30 03:58:08 PM  

doczoidberg: Oh, look. Another shooting story that I will ignore.


Yet you take the time to post in it. Very interesting.
 
2013-01-30 03:59:17 PM  
But hey, you're allowed a gun, in your first amendment or something like that right?
 
2013-01-30 03:59:50 PM  

knowless: "ever notice how it's mostly white men doing the shootings"

...
you mean the ones you read about right? I wonder why that is.


They shoot a lot of people. But please, expand on this.
 
2013-01-30 04:00:50 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Mija: People who want to kill people will do it even if you destroy all guns.

Of course.  And, I'm sure they'll just find something as efficient at killing as a semi-automatic is.

Like...  I don't know...  maybe a fertilizer and diesel fuel hammer?


/depends upon how much time they have.
 
2013-01-30 04:01:04 PM  

OnlyM3: Lincoln (Republican) - killed by democrat conservative

MLK (Republican) - killed by democrat conservative


8/10
 
2013-01-30 04:01:49 PM  

NightOwl2255: doczoidberg: Oh, look. Another shooting story that I will ignore.

Yet you take the time to post in it. Very interesting.


I don't know about you, but I am glad he took the time to come in here and show us all how he is above all of this.

I'm pretty sure he was into mass-shooting stories before they were cool.  In fact, his favorite was this one in Portland, but he's sure you never heard of it.  It was kind of obscure.
 
2013-01-30 04:03:20 PM  

Bendal: ariseatex: As an office worker who watched a 20-minute "preventing violence in the workplace" video this morning, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/Apparently saying "You're all gonna pay for this!" is frowned upon
//Who knew?
///Slashies come in threes

Just last year we had someone in our building fired for saying that at a job performance review. He said something to the effect of "I'm feeling like snapping and bringing a gun up here" and was escorted immediately off the grounds by the "security" (which is made up of unarmed retirees). The next day his work team refused to show up at work and we were all told to alert security immediately if anyone saw him around the building.

After he was fired, he lost his house, got arrested, was out on bail, got arrested in another state, out on bail again, and then blew his head off with a shotgun.

/no mental evaluation was ever made for him
//it was recommended though when he was fired
///fat lot of good that did for him


So a guy that said he was ready to snap actually snapped, and they did the right thing by firing him and alerting security?
 
2013-01-30 04:03:24 PM  

InmanRoshi: If you truly believe that a screwdriver is just as effective tool for killing human beings as a Bushmaster, then by your own logic there is absolutely no need for a Bushmaster for self defense since a screwdriver is in every way an equivalent substitute.


Well said. This is going into my profile! Thank you.
 
2013-01-30 04:03:31 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: natmar_76: The NRA has one thing right, and it's that people kill people (with guns, and bombs, and poisons, and knives, and even their bare hands).


I'm picturing a massacre like Sandy Hook being a bit more difficult with only bare hands.

Let's take this line of thinking to its logical limits. Say instead of guns, there was a bank of switches on a wall. Flip a switch, and someone dies. Could you still stand up in public and say "this mass killing would have happened even if we deactivated the switches"?


Well you cant get rid of all the guns, you simply cant. Its hillarious that some people think they could. You might be able to find and identify crazy people on a more regular basis and get them medicated. Maybe. Dont know, we have never tried. We as a country have tried many times to regulate guns. In some places like Detroit they have tried heavily regulating guns. It hasnt worked out very well. And no, dont cite sources for umbumfarkistan or wherever since those countries arent full of, well, Americans.

My mother who has been screaming for a ban on all gun's forever nearly had a breakdown over the news stories today. The last thing she screamed for the day was "I dont care what the damn politicians do today but they have to do SOMETHING now!". She said "something". Thats exactly what we are going to get at this point, "something". It may be pointless, it probably wont do jack shiat but irritate a small group of people and affect the numbers farkall. But at least they did something right?

/sit back and have some more popcorn. Aint none of us gonna make it out of this stupid show alive anyhow.
 
2013-01-30 04:03:47 PM  
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2013-01-30 04:04:00 PM  
ontariolightning

The only way to stop the violence is to greatly impove your social safety net but that means you'd have to kill every republican because they would not allow that.

More fark liberals calling for murder.

Party of peace and tolerance.
 
2013-01-30 04:05:10 PM  

Bullseyed: moonscatter: The comments on Chron.com (Houston newspaper) are blaming this on liberals who are angry. Riiiiiight. I wonder if that's the new talking point?

/you know how I know I am in Texas? my desk drawer has a gun safe built into it.
//And that poor kid was killed who performed at Obama's inaugation
///but universal background checks won't help! We just have to keep the status quo!!!

Almost all shootings happen in blue counties/states.


Coincidental.
High population areas attract crime gangs, mobsters complain to the politicians they sponsor about their victims shooting back, gun laws happen. After these laws are in place, everyone gets happy that something has been done (even if that something has resulted in a worse situation).
 
2013-01-30 04:05:12 PM  

dabbletech: DownDaRiver: Can we please stop with the 'we need to arm or ban' headlines.
They aren't very creative and are being way overused.

I'm afraid we're going to have to ask you to leave.



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2013-01-30 04:05:23 PM  

HeadLever: Vodka Zombie: Mija: People who want to kill people will do it even if you destroy all guns.

Of course.  And, I'm sure they'll just find something as efficient at killing as a semi-automatic is.

Like...  I don't know...  maybe a fertilizer and diesel fuel hammer?

/depends upon how much time they have.


The problem with bombs is that they are notoriously unreliable.  I'd still much rather use a hammer.  It's not as crazy as using a gun, nor as cowardly as using a bomb.  It's an honest, more personal kill, ya know?  It's like the friendly handshake of mass murders.
 
2013-01-30 04:05:27 PM  
Do you feel it Gunfappers? Do you feel the walls closing in with every massacre? These shootings will not stop, every one of them is another nail in the coffin of unregulated firearms.

Bushmasters, penis extensions for those too poor to afford a Corvette - and built about as well.
 
2013-01-30 04:06:07 PM  

PsiChick: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

The whole culture is debating gun control. Fark's not exempt. It  is a newsflash.

/I'd like to think murder\attempted murder would deserve a newsflash on its own...


Yeah, but here (at the very least) it's starting (*snert*) to get ridiculous. Every thread on guns - whether guns are the primary focus, secondary, tertiary or, just for the sheer hell of it, not even part of the initial topic itself and just ended up that way because someone came in and threadshiat - have gone into the high hundreds of posts as each side just ends up fellating the other.

Literally, every topic goes like this: one side or the other comes in first and spends about 25-50 posts harping up their side. Then the other guys come in and spend the same amount of time rebuking it. Then, for the remainder of the duration, each side trades barbs back and forth like two ex's who can't stand being around the other for any longer than it takes to finish their regularly scheduled epic hate-farking sessions.

The gun threads - which used to be amusing and, in some cases, informative - have become what the election threads were for the last two years. Actually, they're worse, because at least in those threads, there was actual humor to be found.
 
2013-01-30 04:06:44 PM  
KNOCK IT OFF, ASSHOLES.
 
2013-01-30 04:07:44 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: paygun: Let's pass a new law, that will change human American nature. It'll work this time, I promise.

Let's not pin our shiat on all of humanity.


It's true, Americans aren't human.
 
2013-01-30 04:07:46 PM  
FlashHarry

OnlyM3: Lincoln (Republican) - killed by democrat conservative

MLK (Republican) - killed by democrat conservative

Sorry, you can have all the opinions you like. What you can't have facts you make up.
Care to post the stats on which party supported and which party opposed the Civil rights act (Hint algore's father did the latter)?
 
2013-01-30 04:07:50 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Yep, until they get their way and the latest gun-ban-that-won't-do-anything passes. This is how it works, once a group of people decide that they want to do something they grind away and wear down their opponents.

Since nothing is going to happen, be prepared for another few years of news flashes every time someone dies. Unless it's a criminal, because guns are only used to kill innocent people. Amirite?

herp a derp derp

There's ~10,000 gun homicides per year. So where are the other ~25 threads for today, every day?

When are you going to give me the cite I asked for in the last thread?

As for the "10,000 homicides, more than half of them are suicides and a large percentage of the remainder are criminal-on-criminal. But hey, OUTRAGE! I know, I'll spam the queue with all the automobile deaths, which should leave approximately zero room for anything else. Since we care so much about life and all, and we're not pushing agendas or anything like that.

Anyway, get me that cite, willya? Thanks ever so very much.


What cite?
 
2013-01-30 04:07:53 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: Do you feel it Gunfappers? Do you feel the walls closing in with every massacre? These shootings will not stop, every one of them is another nail in the coffin of unregulated firearms.

Bushmasters, penis extensions for those too poor to afford a Corvette - and built about as well.


Which report indicated that a Bushmaster model firearm was utilized in the reported incident?
 
2013-01-30 04:08:10 PM  

teeny: KNOCK IT OFF, ASSHOLES.


Gotta get yer killin in now, Obongo is about to usurp our rights to kill people.
 
2013-01-30 04:09:14 PM  
We need to turn this into a hipster thing.

I was mass-shooting before it was cool.
 
2013-01-30 04:09:52 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: Do you feel it Gunfappers? Do you feel the walls closing in with every massacre? These shootings will not stop, every one of them is another nail in the coffin of unregulated firearms.

Bushmasters, penis extensions for those too poor to afford a Corvette - and built about as well.


No, we don't feel it. We see your impotent flailing about and generally laugh at you. None of the laws that you think are coming are going to pass. None of them. What's more, you know that we had a nearly-identical law for a decade and it accomplished nothing except the loss of control of Congress for the Democrats, so you actually don't want them to pass anything. You're a poseur, playing at how much you care.
 
2013-01-30 04:09:58 PM  
I think we need to start building "Fun Parks" like they had in Farenheit 451. A place where people can do and actually destroy things in a somewhat controlled environment would do a lot of good in venting the stress that causes these kinds of tragedies. That or it would just provide a place for these nuts to practice.

On the topic of America being a violent culture, as far as I can tell from history, the world-dominant civilization has always been the most violent. It's a strong indicator that violence, while something to be avoided whenever possible by an individual, is a successful trait for a society to have and to hone. Like it or not, America's power is fueled by the power of our military might. It's a strong subtext in our culture that guns equal power. In our culture, when people feel powerless one of the choices available to them is to pick up a gun and create chaos, thus satisfying their want of power. We should make every effort to curtail these kinds of incidents by providing people with more attractive and less deadly methods of regaining their own power. Curtailing freedom, which may be a successful method of reducing these kind of events, is going to do nothing to make this a better society. It's a kneejerk solution to the problem and it will not fix it.
 
2013-01-30 04:10:02 PM  
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Pretty much this.
 
2013-01-30 04:10:09 PM  

Dimensio: Insatiable Jesus: Do you feel it Gunfappers? Do you feel the walls closing in with every massacre? These shootings will not stop, every one of them is another nail in the coffin of unregulated firearms.

Bushmasters, penis extensions for those too poor to afford a Corvette - and built about as well.

Which report indicated that a Bushmaster model firearm was utilized in the reported incident?


Welcome to the world Fox News built for you - where such facts are irrelevant. Enjoy.
 
2013-01-30 04:10:18 PM  

Outlaw Thirds: Bendal: ariseatex: As an office worker who watched a 20-minute "preventing violence in the workplace" video this morning, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/Apparently saying "You're all gonna pay for this!" is frowned upon
//Who knew?
///Slashies come in threes

Just last year we had someone in our building fired for saying that at a job performance review. He said something to the effect of "I'm feeling like snapping and bringing a gun up here" and was escorted immediately off the grounds by the "security" (which is made up of unarmed retirees). The next day his work team refused to show up at work and we were all told to alert security immediately if anyone saw him around the building.

After he was fired, he lost his house, got arrested, was out on bail, got arrested in another state, out on bail again, and then blew his head off with a shotgun.

/no mental evaluation was ever made for him
//it was recommended though when he was fired
///fat lot of good that did for him

So a guy that said he was ready to snap actually snapped, and they did the right thing by firing him and alerting security?


Wouldnt it be nice if there was some sort of federally funded program that could step in, put this guy under evaluation, talk to him about his problems and find actual solutions to whats really farking with his head? If he's stressed or just chemically unbalanced maybe some free mood stabilizers and monthly checkups that he cant legally turn down as long as he appears to be a danger maybe?

Or just fark him, turn him into a social pariah until he kills himself and or others? Liberal American logic
 
2013-01-30 04:11:12 PM  

paygun: HotWingConspiracy: paygun: Let's pass a new law, that will change human American nature. It'll work this time, I promise.

Let's not pin our shiat on all of humanity.

It's true, Americans aren't human.


I learned today that we have 40x more flame retardant chemical residue in our blood than anyone else on the planet, so we seem to be evolving in to some fire proof species that feeds only on HFCS.
 
2013-01-30 04:11:16 PM  

Dimensio: Insatiable Jesus: Do you feel it Gunfappers? Do you feel the walls closing in with every massacre? These shootings will not stop, every one of them is another nail in the coffin of unregulated firearms.

Bushmasters, penis extensions for those too poor to afford a Corvette - and built about as well.

Which report indicated that a Bushmaster model firearm was utilized in the reported incident?


I'm pretty sure Jesus was just talking in general terms and not really talking about this particular incident.

You probably know that too, though.
 
2013-01-30 04:11:32 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Mija: People who want to kill people will do it even if you destroy all guns.

Of course.  And, I'm sure they'll just find something as efficient at killing as a semi-automatic is.

Like...  I don't know...  maybe a hammer?


or a car? or gasoline? bombs are easy as fark to make seriously bro, your logic is bad here.

you know how much background checks they do on a beater off of craigslist and as much gas as you could buy with what a pistol costs?

seriously dude, i know americans are dumb and there schools suck, but i bet there are at least a few left who know basic chemistry...
 
2013-01-30 04:11:33 PM  

styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.


That is what happens in normal countries...
 
2013-01-30 04:12:00 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: Dimensio: Insatiable Jesus: Do you feel it Gunfappers? Do you feel the walls closing in with every massacre? These shootings will not stop, every one of them is another nail in the coffin of unregulated firearms.

Bushmasters, penis extensions for those too poor to afford a Corvette - and built about as well.

Which report indicated that a Bushmaster model firearm was utilized in the reported incident?

Welcome to the world Fox News built for you - where such facts are irrelevant. Enjoy.


I have little concern for any creations of Fox News.

You did not address my question.
 
2013-01-30 04:12:12 PM  

Carn: Treygreen13: Seriously, do we need to have a News Flash for every gun crime?

You're right. They happen so often, why even report them anymore? Let's all just ignore it and it'll go away.


And yet you are not posting news flashes for rape. Why do you like rape so much?
 
2013-01-30 04:12:12 PM  
i mean really, they seem to have an easy enough time making meth.
 
2013-01-30 04:12:28 PM  

Sid_the_sadist: The problem is there is no deterrent from being a murdering cock-sucker. If a guy can kill 26 people, 20 of which are children, and get 3 hot meals, a bed, heat, water, cable tv, and sell his story to the highest bidder, where is the punishment?


You know, you're right. We should totally dig that guy up and hang him on the 50-yard line, instead of digging him up and giving him three hot meals, a bed, heat, and water that won't do anything except make him smell worse because HE ALREADY FARKING KILLED HIMSELF.

/Poe's law doesn't seem to stop anybody, either
 
2013-01-30 04:12:39 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: You're a poseur, playing at how much you care.


I don't really give a rat's ass either way, I only know that whatever enrages the RIght is good for America.

Enjoy.
 
2013-01-30 04:13:38 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: I'm getting really tired of resetting the Too Soon To Talk About It clock.


Nothing to reset; we've never stopped talking about it.
 
2013-01-30 04:13:50 PM  
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/nuff said
 
2013-01-30 04:13:51 PM  
It has been 0 DAYS since our last mass shooting.
 
2013-01-30 04:14:05 PM  

justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Yep, until they get their way and the latest gun-ban-that-won't-do-anything passes. This is how it works, once a group of people decide that they want to do something they grind away and wear down their opponents.

Since nothing is going to happen, be prepared for another few years of news flashes every time someone dies. Unless it's a criminal, because guns are only used to kill innocent people. Amirite?

herp a derp derp

There's ~10,000 gun homicides per year. So where are the other ~25 threads for today, every day?

When are you going to give me the cite I asked for in the last thread?

As for the "10,000 homicides, more than half of them are suicides and a large percentage of the remainder are criminal-on-criminal. But hey, OUTRAGE! I know, I'll spam the queue with all the automobile deaths, which should leave approximately zero room for anything else. Since we care so much about life and all, and we're not pushing agendas or anything like that.

Anyway, get me that cite, willya? Thanks ever so very much.

What cite?


Lets clarify the~10k does not include suicides. That would put the number at roughly 30-40k. I can see why you want cites being so woefully ignorant.
 
2013-01-30 04:14:08 PM  

MrEricSir: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

You're right, mass shootings are completely normally and non-newsworthy.


people have been getting murdered every day on most countries, and definitely this one, forever. this is not a mass shooting ti s a disgruntled employee or a personal affair brought to the workplace. the cops said it is not random.
 
2013-01-30 04:14:10 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: Adolf Oliver Nipples: You're a poseur, playing at how much you care.

I don't really give a rat's ass either way, I only know that whatever enrages the RIght is good for America.

Enjoy.


I enjoy the fact that you are enraged that I have a collection of weapons and ammunition.
 
2013-01-30 04:14:35 PM  
That's definitely not the way to end a mediation session.
Not if you want to win.
 
2013-01-30 04:14:42 PM  

coeyagi: China White Tea: natmar_76: Sadly, less guns is not going to stop this either. We have a violent society.

I really liked all of the, "He had it coming," and "good riddance," type of comments coming from the anti-gun crowd after the FPSRussia guy got murdered. Large swaths of Americans are more than happy to revel in the death of anyone they find suitably offensive.

I am pretty sure people on both sides of the argument love it when someone dies. But thanks for playing, Captain Anecdotal Evidence.


Good job responding to an argument I didn't actually posit, Captain Strawman Argument.
 
2013-01-30 04:14:56 PM  

Outlaw Thirds: Bendal: ariseatex: As an office worker who watched a 20-minute "preventing violence in the workplace" video this morning, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/Apparently saying "You're all gonna pay for this!" is frowned upon
//Who knew?
///Slashies come in threes

Just last year we had someone in our building fired for saying that at a job performance review. He said something to the effect of "I'm feeling like snapping and bringing a gun up here" and was escorted immediately off the grounds by the "security" (which is made up of unarmed retirees). The next day his work team refused to show up at work and we were all told to alert security immediately if anyone saw him around the building.

After he was fired, he lost his house, got arrested, was out on bail, got arrested in another state, out on bail again, and then blew his head off with a shotgun.

/no mental evaluation was ever made for him
//it was recommended though when he was fired
///fat lot of good that did for him

So a guy that said he was ready to snap actually snapped, and they did the right thing by firing him and alerting security?


Depends. Did he snap because he was fired, lost his house, his wife divorced him (forgot that part), and was arrested twice, or was the firing what caused him to snap months later?

Seems to me the "right thing to do" when someone says "he was ready to snap" isn't throw him on the street, where he's almost certain to snap, but to make sure he gets some mental health help so he doesn't snap.

/just saying "go get help" doesn't help, either
//that's what the firing board recommended
///after they fired him, that is
 
2013-01-30 04:14:59 PM  

H0llyw00d: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 348x448]

/nuff said


that's some brand of stupid you're sporting there
 
2013-01-30 04:15:17 PM  

Clutch2013: PsiChick: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

The whole culture is debating gun control. Fark's not exempt. It  is a newsflash.

/I'd like to think murder\attempted murder would deserve a newsflash on its own...

Yeah, but here (at the very least) it's starting (*snert*) to get ridiculous. Every thread on guns - whether guns are the primary focus, secondary, tertiary or, just for the sheer hell of it, not even part of the initial topic itself and just ended up that way because someone came in and threadshiat - have gone into the high hundreds of posts as each side just ends up fellating the other.

Literally, every topic goes like this: one side or the other comes in first and spends about 25-50 posts harping up their side. Then the other guys come in and spend the same amount of time rebuking it. Then, for the remainder of the duration, each side trades barbs back and forth like two ex's who can't stand being around the other for any longer than it takes to finish their regularly scheduled epic hate-farking sessions.

The gun threads - which used to be amusing and, in some cases, informative - have become what the election threads were for the last two years. Actually, they're worse, because at least in those threads, there was actual humor to be found.


Something I learned pretty early after being diagnosed with Asperger's is that there actually is no point to trying to force everyone to stick to topics you like. Some topics should not show up on Fark, because the majority of Fark ends up acting like rabid animals (misogyny and fattie threads, anyone?), but a gun thread? Everyone's having fun, airing their viewpoint, and there's no more asshattery than usual. I'm all for getting rid of unoriginality, but at some point you have to accept that not only are you not going to win, there's no point starting the fight. There's other threads, and nobody's really doing anything horrible in this one. Just skip over if you're bored.
 
2013-01-30 04:15:51 PM  

justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

Yep, until they get their way and the latest gun-ban-that-won't-do-anything passes. This is how it works, once a group of people decide that they want to do something they grind away and wear down their opponents.

Since nothing is going to happen, be prepared for another few years of news flashes every time someone dies. Unless it's a criminal, because guns are only used to kill innocent people. Amirite?

herp a derp derp

There's ~10,000 gun homicides per year. So where are the other ~25 threads for today, every day?

When are you going to give me the cite I asked for in the last thread?

As for the "10,000 homicides, more than half of them are suicides and a large percentage of the remainder are criminal-on-criminal. But hey, OUTRAGE! I know, I'll spam the queue with all the automobile deaths, which should leave approximately zero room for anything else. Since we care so much about life and all, and we're not pushing agendas or anything like that.

Anyway, get me that cite, willya? Thanks ever so very much.

What cite?


The one that substantiates the claim you made here.

"But but i thought guns are easy enough to make and if they werent available criminals would just make explosives. Are you now saying that was a total lie? No..... Couldnt be.... "

You said that they make the claim in every thread. So, until such time as you admit that you're talking out of your ass or substantiate it, every time you respond to me I'm going to ask for it. Since you respond to me in every recent gun-related thread like some kind of stalker, I shouldn't be that hard to find when you're ready to put up or shut up.
 
2013-01-30 04:16:18 PM  
So, since when is a shooting involving 3 people, all injured none dead, suddenly front-page FARK-worthy?

I mean, more people than that are killed in Chicago on a daily basis, same goes for Baltimore and DC. But it's suddenly something horrifying when it happens in an office complex parking lot and not a crack house or down by the docks?
 
2013-01-30 04:17:04 PM  

H0llyw00d: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 348x448]

/nuff said



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Is not amused by your suggestion that she be outlawed.




/Gunfappers
//Too stupid to spell
 
2013-01-30 04:17:10 PM  

PsiChick: styckx: Are we really going to newsflash every farking time there is violence involving a gun? For fark sakes.

The whole culture is debating gun control. Fark's not exempt. It  is a newsflash.

/I'd like to think murder\attempted murder would deserve a newsflash on its own...


Funny that it's only guns, only recently and things like killings without guns and/or killing by police officers goes by without so much as a greenlight, much less a newsflash. Remember the link about the LV cop who murdered his wife and son, then killed himself? Neither do I.
 
2013-01-30 04:17:48 PM  
Oh, no, no, do not arm me, I deal with annoying sales people (my colleagues) multiple times a day. I would very quickly become a statistic.

Or do they give you gifts for ventilating salescritters these days?
 
gja
2013-01-30 04:18:09 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: Do you feel it Gunfappers? Do you feel the walls closing in with every massacre? These shootings will not stop, every one of them is another nail in the coffin of unregulated firearms.

Bushmasters, penis extensions for those too poor to afford a Corvette - and built about as well.


Ah, there it is. The 'male member' analogy fail.
When you have no creative, rational, and cognizant thought, inject anatomical comparos.
 
2013-01-30 04:18:39 PM  

jfarkinB: Sid_the_sadist: The problem is there is no deterrent from being a murdering cock-sucker. If a guy can kill 26 people, 20 of which are children, and get 3 hot meals, a bed, heat, water, cable tv, and sell his story to the highest bidder, where is the punishment?

You know, you're right. We should totally dig that guy up and hang him on the 50-yard line, instead of digging him up and giving him three hot meals, a bed, heat, and water that won't do anything except make him smell worse because HE ALREADY FARKING KILLED HIMSELF.

/Poe's law doesn't seem to stop anybody, either


To follow up:
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