Smoking GNU: America is broken.
violentsalvation: I don't know where this 1911 came from, but people need to secure their f*cking guns, goddammit.And it's a magazine, not a clip, LA Times.
SkunkWerks: pyrotek85: I don't see how sabotaging your vehicle is anything but attempted murder.Well, not that I would want to have my vehicle sabotaged in any way, but there are certainly ways which invoke considerably less potential for fatality.For instance, up till that point this little bastard has been parking nails against my tires at an angle so that, once my car started rolling, I would puncture them. Went through two tires before I figured out to check underneath my car every time I went to move it.It was some time after that we graduated to loosening lugs, apparently. Again, this was all because I wouldn't let him vandalize and caltrop a yard he had no business being in in the first place.This child, from what I understand, also had a history of torturing animals. Big shocker, I know. So when I see a Prosecutor claiming that such acts are "just the sorts of things children do" it kinda makes me wonder about the entire community where these two would-be-murders grew up in- what standards they have, and how much it takes before one "sounds the alarm" that a parent is raising a future sociopath.It doesn't take a village necessarily, but that doesn't mean the village doesn't leave it's mark on a child at all.
Dimensio: snocone: Say whutt?The more than three million Americans who currently own AR-15s must wonder if any of these people know what they're talking about. These guns are not cheap, but they have been the best-selling long arm in this country for some years. Those three million people didn't buy them just to look at or because they are planning to use them to kill their fellow citizens.The National Shooting Sports Foundation has surveyed the purchasers of AR-15s. The AR-15 is the most commonly used rifle for marksmanship training and competition. Nearly 90% of those who own an AR-15 use it for recreational target shooting; 51% of AR owners are members of shooting clubs and visit the range regularly. The typical AR owner is not a crazed teenage psychopath, but a 35+ year old, married and has some college education.The popularity of the AR can be traced in part to the fact that it is a semi-automatic version of the rifle used by the men and women of the military. Nearly half of AR owners are veterans, law enforcement officers, or both. It is a configuration they are familiar with and enjoy shooting. My daughter, for example, served two tours in Iraq, one in Afghanistan, and only owns one gun - an AR.AR 15s are good for hunting. Some buy an AR for home defense and about six percent of buyers are either collectors or varmint hunters. The standard AR is illegal in most states for deer and big game hunting because it is not considered powerful enough to reliably put down deer-sized or larger game, but is used for coyote, wolf and feral pig hunting in many states.http://www.humanevents.com/2013/01/02/the-ar-15-the-gun-liberals-lo ve- to-hate/">http://www.humanevents.com/2013/01/02/the-ar-15-the-gun-lib erals-love- to-hate/AR-15 rifles have barrel shrouds. I do not know what barrel shrouds are -- I believe them to be the shoulder things that go up -- but I have been assured that such devices serve no legitimate civilian purpose.
andynz81: America, you crazy.
super_grass: Children and family of gun owners and NRA supporters deserve be executed on pay-per-view with all the profits going to the relatives of the people being senselessly killed by guns in this country.I'd watch the hell out of it and laugh myself to sleep every night knowing that those homicidal nut jobs are suffering like their victims.*sigh*, a person can dream :)
quatchi: A link from 2009?
IlGreven: quatchi: mental health care (Which the NRA itself now endorses ,you'll note)...no, they don't. They just say they do to take the heat off. But as long as they keep national health organizations and HMOs on their "enemies of the 2nd amendment" watchlist for deigning to have the opinion that perhaps fewer guns would save us millions in healthcare costs, don't believe it for a second.
phalaeo: BigBurrito: FTA: "To me, 10- and 11-year-olds do bad things," he said. "They throw rocks through windows. They shoot BB guns at people's cars. They hit people with sticks, they set a cat on fire. Those are things that children do. But this was a plot to kill."Is this really a thing? Cats on fire? What the hell is wrong with people.Came in here to point this out. Setting a cat on fire is just a thing children do?
GranoblasticMan: Smoking GNU: America is broken.Have you tried turning it off and on again?
BigBurrito: FTA: "To me, 10- and 11-year-olds do bad things," he said. "They throw rocks through windows. They shoot BB guns at people's cars. They hit people with sticks, they set a cat on fire. Those are things that children do. But this was a plot to kill."Is this really a thing? Cats on fire? What the hell is wrong with people.
super_grass: You need better ways to compensate for you lack of manhood.
namatad: School authorities said two fifth-grade boys planned to use the weapons to lure another student outside the school and kill her "because she was really annoying."We are experiencing the end of the US.Charge the kids and the parents. Charge the school as co-conspirators. Clearly the school allowed the weapons into the school. They must have been part of the plan. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLSeriously.How does this not continue to escalate?OR is this just national awareness of "minor" events?How many events like this have there been, by year, for the last 50 years?How many events like this are never reported and dealt with locally without getting national full blown media nutty?Over the last 50 years, we can assume that the reporting has changed, right?
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