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(MIT) NewsFlash MIT advising people to "shelter in place" after reports of a person with a long rifle and body armor on campus (UPDATE: report "unfounded")   (emergency.mit.net) divider line 291
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2013-02-23 10:44:12 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting


How many murders?
 
2013-02-23 10:44:12 AM

Chinchillazilla: That's it, I'm building a bunker.

/bunkers can have the internet, right


Because a guy somewhere is committing a crime? Skittish much?
 
2013-02-23 10:44:56 AM

thisiszombocom: who the hell is awake on a college campus at 10 in the morning on a saturday anyways?


Nerds.
 
2013-02-23 10:44:57 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting


And how many are left when you take out suicide and accidental shootings?
 
2013-02-23 10:45:05 AM
Somebody had a test they didn't study for?
 
2013-02-23 10:45:20 AM

retarded: Now is not the time to have a discussion about gun control.


Discuss it all you want. Just stop giving retarded solutions.
 
2013-02-23 10:45:23 AM
STOP. It's Saturday. Why would someone wanting to cause harm and panic do it at a school on Saturday???

Cole got to be...a false alarm.
 
2013-02-23 10:46:12 AM
There's two stories with regard to crime and guns.

1) Over all crime is down, but

2) Random nutjob attacking with assault weapons is way up since 2004.

It can be both. And both can be addressed, if the gun nut crowd would compromise an inch on various common sense regs.

But if they don't, I'd bet the eventual resulting laws will be worse. The gun nut crowd digs in its heels, which forces everyone else to dig in ours. And we outnumber the gun nuts.
 
2013-02-23 10:46:44 AM

Popcorn Johnny: MIT? Well at least we know no Americans will be harmed.


Now that's funny!
 
2013-02-23 10:47:14 AM

Rozinante: potterydove: You know what defeats standard body armor?

[www.aimsurplus.com image 480x312]

Define "standard". Most soft vests can be defeated by any rifle. Most plates can stop those. There's only a tiny steel tip.




Well, if you want to stick to 5.56 and have penetration, even through body armor, go with "barrier blind" ammo.
 
2013-02-23 10:47:43 AM
must be a plasma rifle or gay laser rifle.
 
2013-02-23 10:47:49 AM

CreampuffCasperMilktoast: Even though police haven't found anything, a lone cameraman may have caught something in his lense....

[z.about.com image 400x573]

/is that an "Assault Rifle" strapped to his back?


Jebus. That is SO a costume.
 
2013-02-23 10:48:01 AM

sethen320: retarded: Now is not the time to have a discussion about gun control.

Discuss it all you want. Just stop giving retarded solutions.


Any solution is a retarded solution to gun nuts. They just want to ignore the problem and hope it goes away.
 
2013-02-23 10:48:13 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting



♫ Gun control to Major Tom...
Gun control to Major Tom...
Take your Xanax pill and put your Depends on....♫
 
2013-02-23 10:49:08 AM

irgunner: Slow news day?


Must not be a Christian.. WWJD?
 
2013-02-23 10:49:23 AM
So is this a story, or not? I see no mention of it anywheres else.
 
2013-02-23 10:50:03 AM

Giltric: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

How many murders?


Which part of gun death did you not understand? Always amazed at how many claim to be Christian but ignore Christ when it comes to weapons and violence.
 
2013-02-23 10:51:03 AM

Generation_D: Just so your trolltastic ass is aware, I auto (or is that semi-auto) ignore any effwit that posts that journalist thing.


media.tumblr.com
Nobody cares who you ignore. Just do it quietly.
 
2013-02-23 10:51:14 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: irgunner: Slow news day?

Must not be a Christian.. WWJD?


what does Crisptianity have to do with nething?
eat more Church's

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-23 10:51:30 AM
Probably some shmuck on his way to fencing class.

Went looking for goofy pic of dude in fencing garb
Found this instead

Not really fencing related, definatly MIT material, probably one of their better students

i877.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-23 10:51:41 AM

Generation_D: There's two stories with regard to crime and guns.

1) Over all crime is down, but

2) Random nutjob attacking with assault weapons is way up since 2004.

It can be both. And both can be addressed, if the gun nut crowd would compromise an inch on various common sense regs.

But if they don't, I'd bet the eventual resulting laws will be worse. The gun nut crowd digs in its heels, which forces everyone else to dig in ours. And we outnumber the gun nuts.


By 'way up' how many victims are we talking about?  100?  200? Out of how many guns?  250M or something?
 
2013-02-23 10:51:44 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Any solution is a retarded solution to gun nuts. They just want to ignore the problem and hope it goes away.


That's not completely fair. They actually are trying.
 
2013-02-23 10:52:08 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Giltric: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

How many murders?

Which part of gun death did you not understand? Always amazed at how many claim to be Christian but ignore Christ when it comes to weapons and violence.


So the suicides cut down the numbers too much for you?
 
2013-02-23 10:52:20 AM

clowncar on fire: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

And how many are left when you take out suicide and accidental shootings?


Were they done with a gun or not?
 
2013-02-23 10:53:11 AM

Benjamin Orr: Princess Ryans Knickers: Giltric: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

How many murders?

Which part of gun death did you not understand? Always amazed at how many claim to be Christian but ignore Christ when it comes to weapons and violence.

So the suicides cut down the numbers too much for you?


So you have no empathy for your fellow man as espoused by Jesus?
 
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2013-02-23 10:53:50 AM

Amos Quito: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting


♫ Gun control to Major Tom...
Gun control to Major Tom...
Take your Xanax pill and put your Depends on....♫


LOL!!!!
 
2013-02-23 10:54:07 AM

DeCypher44: STOP. It's Saturday. Why would someone wanting to cause harm and panic do it at a school on Saturday???

Cole got to be...a false alarm.


if there is a culprit, he obviously has no class.
 
2013-02-23 10:54:13 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Benjamin Orr: Princess Ryans Knickers: Giltric: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

How many murders?

Which part of gun death did you not understand? Always amazed at how many claim to be Christian but ignore Christ when it comes to weapons and violence.

So the suicides cut down the numbers too much for you?

So you have no empathy for your fellow man as espoused by Jesus?


So you're saying blueberry muffins contain more fiber than bran? Good to know, thanks.
 
2013-02-23 10:54:18 AM

Generation_D: There's two stories with regard to crime and guns.

1) Over all crime is down, but

2) Random nutjob attacking with assault weapons is way up since 2004.

It can be both. And both can be addressed, if the gun nut crowd would compromise an inch on various common sense regs.

But if they don't, I'd bet the eventual resulting laws will be worse. The gun nut crowd digs in its heels, which forces everyone else to dig in ours. And we outnumber the gun nuts.



The rate of incident remains pretty steady. The thing that varies greatly is the number of victims.

Handguns are used in more mass shootings than rifles.
 
2013-02-23 10:54:29 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: So you have no empathy for your fellow man as espoused by Jesus?


You are on the wrong website to be throwing around Jesus like that...
 
2013-02-23 10:54:31 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Benjamin Orr: Princess Ryans Knickers: Giltric: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

How many murders?

Which part of gun death did you not understand? Always amazed at how many claim to be Christian but ignore Christ when it comes to weapons and violence.

So the suicides cut down the numbers too much for you?

So you have no empathy for your fellow man as espoused by Jesus?


Why are you anti-choice? Free will, dude.
 
2013-02-23 10:54:31 AM
If you are truly Pro Life, you are NOT pro-gun.
 
2013-02-23 10:54:35 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Benjamin Orr: Princess Ryans Knickers: Giltric: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

How many murders?

Which part of gun death did you not understand? Always amazed at how many claim to be Christian but ignore Christ when it comes to weapons and violence.

So the suicides cut down the numbers too much for you?

So you have no empathy for your fellow man as espoused by Jesus?


your espouse is jesus?

your married to that fruitcake
what has he ever done
besides turn liquor into breakfast fuel
 
2013-02-23 10:55:39 AM

tgambitg: tgambitg: misanthropologist: potterydove: You know what defeats standard body armor?

[www.aimsurplus.com image 480x312]

And this is precisely why the argument that more guns equals less gun violence breaks down. If everyone is armed, mass shooters will start wearing body armor (oh, wait, that has already started happening...), so everyone will want to carry armor piercing rounds, which will lead to more adaptation and escalation of armor and weapons, until we're all running around with rocket launchers mounted on our armor plated personnel carriers.

And this is why the argument for more gun control breaks down. Gun ownership has been steadily rising, and crime overall (including gun deaths) has bee steadily decreasing.

I should also clarify, it's not SOLELY the guns providing the reduction in crime, I think society is shifting into having less crime... BUT, the guns are not causing more crime like some people who call for gun control would have you believe.


Fair enough. Two complications though. First, one of the trends driving increased gun ownership is the marketing approach that frames guns as home and personal security systems. If crime is decreasing, why do people need more guns to protect themselves from violent criminals? Second, just because crime has decreased over the past 10-15 years, does not mean that it will continue to decrease. Social systems often move in cycles, and any number of factors coming together (high unemployment and poverty, for example) can lead to increases in crime rates. Look at the social contexts where most gun violence is happening in the US today - poor, marginalized communities where unemployment is high and criminal activity (including gangs) constitute a viable option for making ends meet.

Just because right now more guns does not equal more gun violence (apparently, although I'd still like to see reliable data on that), does not mean that will remain the case. Widespread availability of weapons in a context of widespread hardship and turmoil will likely mean much higher rates of gun violence. If an economic collapse or other major social disturbance happens, the survivalists and guns-for-protection people may get to live out a self-fulfilling prophecy... not because the government is coming to take away their guns, but because guns will be everywhere and people will have reasons to start using them.
 
2013-02-23 10:55:39 AM

Mentalpatient87: Generation_D: Just so your trolltastic ass is aware, I auto (or is that semi-auto) ignore any effwit that posts that journalist thing.


Nobody cares who you ignore. Just do it quietly.


But if he does it quietly he doesn't get the same AW effect he craves.
 
2013-02-23 10:55:40 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Giltric: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

How many murders?

Which part of gun death did you not understand? Always amazed at how many claim to be Christian but ignore Christ when it comes to weapons and violence.



You didn't answer the question but instead went for maximum deflection.
 
2013-02-23 10:55:40 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: If you are truly Pro Life, you are NOT pro-gun.


TROLLOLOLOLOLOL
 
2013-02-23 10:55:44 AM
Maybe the NRA propaganda van should race to the scene - complete with a roof-mounted T-shirt cannon?
 
2013-02-23 10:55:58 AM
 potterydove: You know what defeats standard body armor?

[www.aimsurplus.com image 480x312]

And this is precisely why the argument that more guns equals less gun violence breaks down. If everyone is armed, mass shooters will start wearing body armor (oh, wait, that has already started happening...), so everyone will want to carry armor piercing rounds, which will lead to more adaptation and escalation of armor and weapons, until we're all running around with rocket launchers mounted on our armor plated personnel carriers.


Fap?
 
2013-02-23 10:55:59 AM
Time for Obama to take away all the guns.
 
2013-02-23 10:56:14 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Benjamin Orr: Princess Ryans Knickers: Giltric: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

How many murders?

Which part of gun death did you not understand? Always amazed at how many claim to be Christian but ignore Christ when it comes to weapons and violence.

So the suicides cut down the numbers too much for you?

So you have no empathy for your fellow man as espoused by Jesus?


Jesus wasn't real.... people who want to kill themselves usually find a way.

Try being honest.
 
2013-02-23 10:56:15 AM
All clear given on the website and no explanation given. Story over i guess.
 
2013-02-23 10:56:49 AM
My first thought: Maybe there's an anime convention or comic convention or something going on?

My other thought is: EVERYONE PANIC!  CUZ THESE REPORTS ARE ALWAYS TRUE!
 
2013-02-23 10:56:50 AM

T-Boy: Is it a bad guy on a homicidal rampage or a NRA-certified good guy on a homicidal rampage?


LOL. +1
 
2013-02-23 10:56:59 AM
If you are Christian than you shouldn't need a gun. Didn't Jesus say unto you that if you would just believe in Him that you would always be safe? Did He not say to lay down your swords (guns)?
 
2013-02-23 10:57:03 AM
inb4 guy in HALO costume
 
2013-02-23 10:57:18 AM

Generation_D: There's two stories with regard to crime and guns.

1) Over all crime is down, but

2) Random nutjob teenager or college studentattacking with assault weapons

.22 rifles with cool styling is way up since 2004.

It can be both. And both can be addressed, if the gun nut crowd would compromise an inch on various common sense regs. if people would realize that we already have laws against shooting other people and instead support legislation to get dangerously mentally ill teenagers into treatment facilities where they can't just walk out 24 hours later.

But if they don't, I'd bet the eventual resulting laws will be worse. The gun nut crowd digs in its heels, which forces everyone else to dig in ours. And we outnumber the gun nuts.
 
2013-02-23 10:57:36 AM

BlippityBleep: instant news hero? check.  soon to hear about some person that everyone knows has mental issues? check.  everybody pointing at guns while ignoring the previous two issues?  check.  lulz.


Hey, when the GOP stops trying to defund any and all mental health funding and allows the reporting of people diagnosed as "a danger to self and others" to the federal databases, then your point would have some merit.  Until then, its a bunch of crap.
 
2013-02-23 10:58:57 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: If you are Christian than you shouldn't need a gun. Didn't Jesus say unto you that if you would just believe in Him that you would always be safe? Did He not say to lay down your swords (guns)?


I'm Muslim. My god says to kill everyone who doesn't agree with me.

NOW WHAT BIATCH?

COME AT ME INFIDEL!
 
2013-02-23 10:59:18 AM

clowncar on fire: Princess Ryans Knickers: 2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting

And how many are left when you take out suicide and accidental shootings?


I'm guessing you got this from the Slate site.  Like any other special interest site, it's going to be a bit biased, especially in its data collection. They are actively looking for submissions for people who died in a shooting- whether it be death by cop, accidental, self inflicted, in the commision of a crime, or what ever-- so they can add a another hash mark.

One could easily start a site in which the submitter is harrassed by gay people or the neighbor's pitbull attacked them.  Just pick a cause and ask for submissions, and don't forget to leave out the details that don't support your cause.
 
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