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(WREG Memphis)   So, whose turn is it to reset the mass shooting clock again? Man shoots his girlfriend and three daughters in Nashville. State-wide manhunt currently under way   (wreg.com) divider line 251
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2013-06-15 09:42:25 AM
This isn't a mass shooting.
 
2013-06-15 09:43:16 AM

Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.


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2013-06-15 09:43:17 AM

Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.


oh no? what constitutes a mass shooting? four dead? five? ten? twenty?
 
2013-06-15 09:43:25 AM

Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.

 
2013-06-15 09:43:25 AM
So a mass shooting now is what? Anything more than 1? 2?
 
2013-06-15 09:43:35 AM

Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.


Correct. Nashville is in Tenn.
 
2013-06-15 09:43:41 AM
Sad/tragic, but I think most people consider a "mass shooting"  where people are targeted at random.  This seems like a domestic situation.
 
2013-06-15 09:43:45 AM
If 2-3 people are considered a "mass shooting" then reset it every day.
 
2013-06-15 09:43:55 AM

Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.


Someone shoots four people at one time...sounds like a mass shooting to me.
 
2013-06-15 09:44:44 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If 2-3 people are considered a "mass shooting" then reset it every day.


Really. This is a tragedy, but come on.
 
2013-06-15 09:44:58 AM
Mass shooting is usually random, or more unrelated at least. This is a tragic murder.
 
2013-06-15 09:45:06 AM
If only those kids had had guns, none of this would have happened.
 
2013-06-15 09:45:15 AM
Fark Headline So, who's turn is it to reset the mass shooting clock, again: Man shoots his wife and two daughters in Nashville. State-wide manhunt currently under way

Second sentence of the article  Nashville police say he shot his girlfriend, 34-year-old Nicole Luke, and her three daughters - 15-year-old Kierra Smith and 14-year-old twins Deona and Keona Luke - in Nashville Friday.

Damn subby, rushed much?
 
2013-06-15 09:45:19 AM

Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.


How much should they weigh?
 
2013-06-15 09:46:06 AM

Saners: Fark Headline So, who's turn is it to reset the mass shooting clock, again: Man shoots his wife and two daughters in Nashville. State-wide manhunt currently under way

Second sentence of the article  Nashville police say he shot his girlfriend, 34-year-old Nicole Luke, and her three daughters - 15-year-old Kierra Smith and 14-year-old twins Deona and Keona Luke - in Nashville Friday.

Damn subby, rushed much?


Headline says three daughters.
 
2013-06-15 09:46:21 AM

redTiburon: Mass shooting is usually random, or more unrelated at least. This is a tragic murder.


In FARKese, "mass shooting" means "more than one, and I'm fishing for a green light and another pointless gun control thread."
 
2013-06-15 09:46:27 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.

How much should they weigh?


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2013-06-15 09:47:23 AM
Don't worry, gun nuts, everyone is just going to say mean things that'll hurt your widdle feelings, but no one's going to take away your death toys.
 
2013-06-15 09:47:36 AM
I see the conservatives' latest game is to eliminate the term "mass shooting".

Soon they'll be telling us that "shootings" don't exist.

News: "Area Man Killed in Shooting"
Conservatives: "That wasn't a shooting, it was a murder"
 
2013-06-15 09:47:48 AM
Even if it were his wife and their six kids, it still wouldn't be a mass shooting.

My definition of a "mass shooting" is one in which the victims are (mostly) random.
 
2013-06-15 09:48:14 AM
Holy hell man, is this an intentional ignorant meme? The whole "who's whose"? I mean come on.
 
2013-06-15 09:48:16 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If 2-3 people are considered a "mass shooting" then reset it every day.


I think the media has defined a "mass shooting" as four or more people shot during a single incident.  However, I don't know if it counts if none of them died, which is the case here.
 
2013-06-15 09:48:25 AM

wxboy: Even if it were his wife and their six kids, it still wouldn't be a mass shooting.

My definition of a "mass shooting" is one in which the victims are (mostly) random.


My definition involves really fat people.

Doesn't make it any more or less relevant than yours, I guess.
 
2013-06-15 09:49:36 AM
Mother Jones set the standard at 4 deaths or more.  But we can keep adding criteria until mass shootings are no longer a significant problem.
 
2013-06-15 09:49:42 AM

Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.


This is a mass shooting but not a spree shooting. More accurately, this was familicide.
 
2013-06-15 09:50:07 AM

FlashHarry: Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.

oh no? what constitutes a mass shooting? four dead? five? ten? twenty?


I think its more about randomness than numbers. If the guy had opened up in a mall and shot 3 strangers at random, then it'd qualify. Offing your family is a different category of murder.
 
2013-06-15 09:50:08 AM
He shot 4 people and they're all in stable condition? Was he using a BB Gun?

Not making light of the situation, just honestly curious about what happened here.
 
2013-06-15 09:50:11 AM

Infernalist: If only those kids had had guns, none of this would have happened.


That is a possibility
 
2013-06-15 09:50:21 AM
I will never understand how people can shoot their own kids. Never.
 
2013-06-15 09:50:41 AM
Apparently the FBI defines "mass murder" as 4 or more.  So, under those guidelines this would be a "mass shooting".
 
2013-06-15 09:50:42 AM
Four or under is barely newsworthy anymore, let alone newsflash worthy.
 
2013-06-15 09:50:44 AM

redTiburon: Mass shooting is usually random, or more unrelated at least. This is a tragic murder.


Know how I know you DNRTFA?
 
2013-06-15 09:51:02 AM

Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.


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4 is the number. FOUR, not 12!


/seriously, four is the official number to constitute a mass shooting as far as law enforcement's concerned
 
2013-06-15 09:51:20 AM

Twigz221: This isn't a mass shooting.


volume then?
 
2013-06-15 09:51:20 AM

jaytkay: I see the conservatives' latest game is to eliminate the term "mass shooting".

Soon they'll be telling us that "shootings" don't exist.

News: "Area Man Killed in Shooting"
Conservatives: "That wasn't a shooting, it was a murder"


Not a conservative, but proper terminology is important.  Mass shootings are when someone kills a bunch of random people for lulz or whatever.  This is some guy erasing his family, it's personal and a different sort of horror.

Not sure which is worse, but there's a difference.
 
2013-06-15 09:51:26 AM
As others have said, this isn't a mass shooting. If you think it is you're stupid.
 
2013-06-15 09:51:30 AM
"Luke and her daughters were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center. They are all in stable condition. "
So no one died.
If he had used a kitchen knife there would have been someone dead.
Let that sink in.
 
2013-06-15 09:51:52 AM

ourbigdumbmouth: Infernalist: If only those kids had had guns, none of this would have happened.

That is a possibility


To prevent this future tragedy from happening again, all children need to be armed and trained to go after their parents if they should go insane.

Perhaps we could provide them an armed guard until they're old enough to lift the gun without aid.  Paid for by the government, of course.
 
2013-06-15 09:51:55 AM
None of them died. This fella really needs to work on his aim.
 
2013-06-15 09:52:00 AM

italie: I will never understand how people can shoot their own kids. Never.


You just don't lead them as much.
 
2013-06-15 09:52:07 AM

wxboy: Even if it were his wife and their six kids, it still wouldn't be a mass shooting.

My definition of a "mass shooting" is one in which the victims are (mostly) random.


And in a public space
 
2013-06-15 09:52:36 AM

italie: I will never understand how people can shoot their own kids. Never.


Nor will I, but in this case it appears the girls were her daughters, not "their" daughters.
 
2013-06-15 09:52:52 AM

Mister Peejay: Not a conservative, but proper terminology is important.  Mass shootings are when someone kills a bunch of random people for lulz or whatever.  This is some guy erasing his family, it's personal and a different sort of horror.


As long as it's for the Lulz, I think it's totally justified and excusable.

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I say we let him go!
 
2013-06-15 09:54:10 AM
5 people, 4 last names.  At least they can't be accused of inbreeding.
 
2013-06-15 09:54:14 AM

italie: I will never understand how people can shoot their own kids. Never.


They're his girlfriends kids.

I don't know how anyone could shoot a person, period.
 
2013-06-15 09:55:08 AM

Mister Peejay: jaytkay: I see the conservatives' latest game is to eliminate the term "mass shooting".

Soon they'll be telling us that "shootings" don't exist.

News: "Area Man Killed in Shooting"
Conservatives: "That wasn't a shooting, it was a murder"

Not a conservative, but proper terminology is important.  Mass shootings are when someone kills a bunch of random people for lulz or whatever.  This is some guy erasing his family, it's personal and a different sort of horror.

Not sure which is worse, but there's a difference.


Exactly.  This guy is scary because he was willing and able to kill a whole family, but I'm not worried about someone like him randomly shooting me while I'm having a burrito or beer.
 
2013-06-15 09:55:47 AM
does it matter if it is a public space or confined to someone's private home?
 
2013-06-15 09:55:50 AM
As long as it wasn't one at a time, and adding up to 5 or 6 a week in the same city, it isn't really news
 
2013-06-15 09:56:59 AM

SlagginOff: He shot 4 people and they're all in stable condition? Was he using a BB Gun?

Not making light of the situation, just honestly curious about what happened here.


Well, let's see. First the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And Prince Charles started wearing all of Lady Di's clothes. I couldn't believe it.
 
2013-06-15 09:57:29 AM

SlagginOff: He shot 4 people and they're all in stable condition? Was he using a BB Gun?

Not making light of the situation, just honestly curious about what happened here.


There's a very small zone where a bullet wound is definitely fatal.  Everything else is just degrees of severity and fatality mostly depends on how quickly you get medical help.

That's why self-defense classes teach to keep firing until your gun is empty...
 
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