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(The Atlantic Wire)   "The next mass shooting will take place on Feb. 12, 2014, in Spokane, Washington, by an emotionally disturbed, 38-year-old white man who will kill 7 people and wound 6 where he used to work using a semi-auto handgun he purchased legally in-state"   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 208
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2013-09-17 10:00:51 PM
Can we find a way to ban psychos on mind altering drugs from buying  guns, while not punishing the tens of millions of gun buyers who are not hearing voices?

There has to be a way.  This would fix the headlines.

Failing that, let's put criminals in jail for a long time when they use guns, which fixes the bulk of the problem but not the headlines.
 
2013-09-17 10:01:02 PM
We must euthanize any man that will be 38 in 2014.
 
2013-09-17 10:01:25 PM

semiotix: It depends on what you're calling a mass shooting. If you use the standard of "four or more people injured or killed by gunshots in one event," it'll happen about 25 hours after the last one. So we're already overdue, although quite possibly one has happened that hasn't been widely reported on.

Source. (247 mass shootings in 2013, 260 days elapsed through today)

If you mean the kind of mass shooting that CNN secretly fantasizes about, then yeah, February is probably about right.


Well, we have had two three fatality shootings in the Metro Atlanta area in the last 72 hours.
 
2013-09-17 10:01:27 PM
FTA:

"White man

"Looking at the past 30-plus years of spree- and mass-shootings, this is the easiest trend to spot. Nearly two-thirds of the 67 incidents -  65.7 percent - were at the hands of a white person."


Well, considering that over most of the the past 30 years, whites have made up more than 65.7% of the population, I'd say that "whites" are not doing their fair share of the mass shootings.

Tighten up, you white SLACKERS!
 
2013-09-17 10:04:28 PM

Amos Quito: FTA:

"White man

"Looking at the past 30-plus years of spree- and mass-shootings, this is the easiest trend to spot. Nearly two-thirds of the 67 incidents -  65.7 percent - were at the hands of a white person."


Well, considering that over most of the the past 30 years, whites have made up more than 65.7% of the population, I'd say that "whites" are not doing their fair share of the mass shootings.

Tighten up, you white SLACKERS!


Something something illegals doing the work that citizens won't do, something.

Crap, it's so stupid that I can't even snark it.
 
2013-09-17 10:04:29 PM
Colonel Mustard in Spokane with the gun  for the win!
 
2013-09-17 10:05:30 PM
That'll be the eighth anniversary of the day I kicked The Girl out of the house. I'm sure there will be better ways to celebrate.
 
2013-09-17 10:06:59 PM
Can we at least freshen this up? Representative opens fire during legislative session?
 
2013-09-17 10:07:34 PM
OK white folks, you have your orders, you are supposed to be the evil doers.
 
2013-09-17 10:07:41 PM
The vast majority of guns used in mass killings were obtained legally - 81.8 percent. Advocates of gun control will note that this bolsters the case for tighter restrictions, particularly given the overlap between those with mental health issues and those able to buy guns. Opponents of gun control will note that nearly a fifth of shootings used illegally obtained guns, suggesting that new controls won't prevent such shootings.

So the argument against gun control is that we can't prevent 20% of these mass killings, so we shouldn't try to prevent the other 80%.

Now, if after such laws were passed, the percentages were flipped, but the amount the same, I would agree with them.  But if the number of illegal mass killings stayed the same while the number of legal mass killings dropped, then that would be a sign that gun control works.  But of course we'll never know, 'cuz OBAMMER GUN TAKE ARE GUNZZZZ!
 
2013-09-17 10:09:13 PM
It's too early for divorced white male rage, that's a holidays thing. And way too early for a failed graduate student rage - that's more of a spring summer thing. I think we are entering the murderous Texas High School Cheerleader mom season which precedes homecoming/prom. Chicago gang style hits run 365 except that it slacks off a bit in the winter as the weather puts a chill on cruising.

/approximately.
 
2013-09-17 10:10:57 PM
So will that be the first official Seldon Crisis?
 
2013-09-17 10:11:30 PM
Aww SOB and i thought my planning was going so good...well I guess I still got it covered that I'm in Texas, So I have that going still...
 
2013-09-17 10:12:16 PM

semiotix: It depends on what you're calling a mass shooting. If you use the standard of "four or more people injured or killed by gunshots in one event," it'll happen about 25 hours after the last one. So we're already overdue, although quite possibly one has happened that hasn't been widely reported on.

Source. (247 mass shootings in 2013, 260 days elapsed through today)

If you mean the kind of mass shooting that CNN secretly fantasizes about, then yeah, February is probably about right.


Thanks for the source link there.  Funny how online conservatives wail about Chicago, yet there are many, many other places listed there that are nowhere near Chicago.
 
2013-09-17 10:14:00 PM

simplicimus: Can we at least freshen this up? Representative opens fire during legislative session?


It's been done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DKV-fGjLU0
 
2013-09-17 10:14:19 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: You'd only be able to predict something like that if you were the shooter or you had information about the government's conspiracy to fan the flames of anti-gun sentiment and fear.




No need for a conspiracy, just wager on government incompetence.

To predict the next shooting we first need a list of single people who've been failed by the system and happen to take certain medications. Double points if they've got a record for violence and recently suffered some form of economic misfortune.

Second we need to understand that, while Government proposes it can control guns, there is never a "we should have done our farking job" follow up. One that covers all of the missed signs and failures to report obvious problems.
This isn't a gun control or background check problem, its a failure to document so existing checks and balances can work.

Where the trend of poor paperwork meets a hard luck story, your likely to find your future suspects.
 
2013-09-17 10:15:38 PM
I think it's too early to be too early to discuss gun control.
 
2013-09-17 10:15:59 PM

way south: AverageAmericanGuy: You'd only be able to predict something like that if you were the shooter or you had information about the government's conspiracy to fan the flames of anti-gun sentiment and fear.

No need for a conspiracy, just wager on government incompetence.

To predict the next shooting we first need a list of single people who've been failed by the system and happen to take certain medications. Double points if they've got a record for violence and recently suffered some form of economic misfortune.

Second we need to understand that, while Government proposes it can control guns, there is never a "we should have done our farking job" follow up. One that covers all of the missed signs and failures to report obvious problems.
This isn't a gun control or background check problem, its a failure to document so existing checks and balances can work.

Where the trend of poor paperwork meets a hard luck story, your likely to find your future suspects.


This must be why I have you farkied as "Government Counterintelligence Plant"...
 
2013-09-17 10:17:24 PM
And according to his voting history, he voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012.
 
2013-09-17 10:19:34 PM

Caller Number 5: So will that be the first official Seldon Crisis?


Perhaps, but Hari is unavailable for comment.
 
2013-09-17 10:19:38 PM

IlGreven: So the argument against gun control is that we can't prevent 20% of these mass killings, so we shouldn't try to prevent the other 80%.


The argument is that we should look at the causes not the tools.

In practically all if not all of the mass shootings in the last 20+ years the shooter has been using a government approved product of the pharmaceutical industry which has known side effects that include violent behavior. But big pharma and the medical cartel that puts people on these drugs is untouchable and damn near unmentionable.

Why isn't this common thread addressed? These are mind altering substances made by insider companies approved by a government agency. They are big money makers. It does not serve those in government to address it. But taking away weapons from the population? That's what all rulers would like to do.
 
2013-09-17 10:21:25 PM
Sure and this is the first attack on a military base right CNN?
 
2013-09-17 10:26:09 PM
Have diane feinstein and piers moran blamed it on an ar15 yet?
 
2013-09-17 10:26:10 PM

BadReligion: I am going for the long shot here and am going to guess it will be a 78 year old Hispanic woman dual wielding 7- shot S&W 686+ revolvers. She will kill 13, wound 7, reloading twice.


you know, if it actually happens this way you're going to get a knock on your door.
 
2013-09-17 10:26:13 PM

way south: No need for a conspiracy, just wager on government incompetence.


Ever notice that government incompetence results in rewarding government with more money and power?
 
2013-09-17 10:26:43 PM
Can we instead put criminals who use guns in jail for, say, 5 years mandatory?  Just to see how keeping the bad guys out of society helps things?  Just a thought...  (google Project Exile please).
 
2013-09-17 10:27:36 PM

VegetableManWhereAreYou
2013-09-17 09:41:29 PM


not unless there's a good guy with a gun in Spokane because we all know the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun

It's a shame the mods delete lists where that's exactly how criminals were stopped.


But hey when you ban the opposing side from speaking it's easier to win the debate, so troll on skippy.
 
2013-09-17 10:28:01 PM

OnlyM3: Have diane feinstein and piers moran blamed it on an ar15 yet?


The ar15 shotgun.
http://minx.cc/?post=343456
 
2013-09-17 10:31:09 PM
I thought we were all supposed to fire our shotguns off in the air according to Sheriff Joe Biden?
 
2013-09-17 10:32:14 PM
When the mods don't like the current news they find news on hypothetical crackers with hypothetical guns doing hypothetical things.
 
2013-09-17 10:32:39 PM

TotallyHeadless: What's with all this "gun free zone" crap everyone keeps spouting? This last one just had the guy shoot a security guard and took his gun. Why is there this belief that the shooters target "gun free zones"? I don't see the pattern to support that assertion.


Because in gun-free zones, the common, law-abiding person is unable to defend himself, instead relying on hired, sometimes incompetent, security if it exists at all.  Schools, theaters, military offices are all "gun free zones" and have been the recent locations of mass casualty shootings.
 
2013-09-17 10:33:12 PM

Mrtraveler01: simplicimus: Can we at least freshen this up? Representative opens fire during legislative session?

It's been done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DKV-fGjLU0


I want to see it IRL on CSPAN.
 
2013-09-17 10:34:02 PM

SithLord: TotallyHeadless: What's with all this "gun free zone" crap everyone keeps spouting? This last one just had the guy shoot a security guard and took his gun. Why is there this belief that the shooters target "gun free zones"? I don't see the pattern to support that assertion.

Because in gun-free zones, the common, law-abiding person is unable to defend himself, instead relying on hired, sometimes incompetent, security if it exists at all.  Schools, theaters, military offices are all "gun free zones" and have been the recent locations of mass casualty shootings.


So how come the Navy Yard shooting didn't happen in one of these "gun free zones"?
 
2013-09-17 10:34:15 PM
Editor: Okay...so...we have really zero to report about this mass shooting because...well...it really caught everyone by surprise. I mean, who the fark thought it would be some actually insane black dude that stole weapons to kill? WTF do we do?
Staffer: Hypothetical?
Editor: Hypothetical.
 
2013-09-17 10:35:00 PM
Oh, great, my birthday. Thanks for killing the mood, Spokane area man.
 
2013-09-17 10:36:03 PM

leadmetal: The argument is that we should look at the causes, not the tools.


Who will watch FOX News then?
 
2013-09-17 10:36:45 PM

Mrtraveler01: SithLord: TotallyHeadless: What's with all this "gun free zone" crap everyone keeps spouting? This last one just had the guy shoot a security guard and took his gun. Why is there this belief that the shooters target "gun free zones"? I don't see the pattern to support that assertion.

Because in gun-free zones, the common, law-abiding person is unable to defend himself, instead relying on hired, sometimes incompetent, security if it exists at all.  Schools, theaters, military offices are all "gun free zones" and have been the recent locations of mass casualty shootings.

So how come the Navy Yard shooting didn't happen in one of these "gun free zones"?


Because he grabbed the guns of the only people the government allows to have guns at the location?
 
2013-09-17 10:37:48 PM

JonnyBGoode: [img.gawkerassets.com image 740x500]


*golf clap*

/Thread ovar!
 
2013-09-17 10:38:46 PM

Mrtraveler01: TotallyHeadless: What's with all this "gun free zone" crap everyone keeps spouting? This last one just had the guy shoot a security guard and took his gun. Why is there this belief that the shooters target "gun free zones"? I don't see the pattern to support that assertion.

They're morons?

From what I heard, anyone in the Navy Yard could carry a gun so hopefully that retarded assumption is disproven and put to rest.

/Doubtful though


It seems almost everywhere you go is a gun free zone. This and people freak out if someone is open carrying because the public is pretty ignorant about laws, so we don't bother.  If they see a compent civilian carrying they freak out, but if they see an armed cop (who may be half nuts or an inbred halfwit), no big deal.

I had thought it kind of silly that some follks have taken to wearing empty holsters in gun free zones, but really, maybe it would make more of the public understand that there are many, many gun owners out there that aren't shooting up schools and workplaces.

Gun free zones are a joke though.  It makes those who want to carry discretely subject to getting fired if discovered.  Does nothing to stop some asshole from shooting everyone he encounters.
 
2013-09-17 10:39:02 PM

ole prophet: Mrtraveler01: SithLord: TotallyHeadless: What's with all this "gun free zone" crap everyone keeps spouting? This last one just had the guy shoot a security guard and took his gun. Why is there this belief that the shooters target "gun free zones"? I don't see the pattern to support that assertion.

Because in gun-free zones, the common, law-abiding person is unable to defend himself, instead relying on hired, sometimes incompetent, security if it exists at all.  Schools, theaters, military offices are all "gun free zones" and have been the recent locations of mass casualty shootings.

So how come the Navy Yard shooting didn't happen in one of these "gun free zones"?

Because he grabbed the guns of the only people the government allows to have guns at the location?


It was DC wasn't it?  You can't have a shell casing there legally.
 
2013-09-17 10:40:13 PM

FarkingReading: I see several people here desire a visit from the Feds. I don't. Which is why my plans remain secret.

/actually, they remain secret because they involve a can of spaghettios, a handful of Kleenex and a photo of your mom
//at least for tonight
///tomorrow my plans expand to include a rubber chicken


rubber chickens do not lke spaghettios
 
2013-09-17 10:42:15 PM
Heh. Blogging must be taking its toll these days..
 
2013-09-17 10:42:35 PM

ole prophet: Mrtraveler01: SithLord: TotallyHeadless: What's with all this "gun free zone" crap everyone keeps spouting? This last one just had the guy shoot a security guard and took his gun. Why is there this belief that the shooters target "gun free zones"? I don't see the pattern to support that assertion.

Because in gun-free zones, the common, law-abiding person is unable to defend himself, instead relying on hired, sometimes incompetent, security if it exists at all.  Schools, theaters, military offices are all "gun free zones" and have been the recent locations of mass casualty shootings.

So how come the Navy Yard shooting didn't happen in one of these "gun free zones"?

Because he grabbed the guns of the only people the government allows to have guns at the location?


Isn't this the exact same thing the NRA wanted to do with our schools to prevent shootings there?
 
2013-09-17 10:44:38 PM
well I didn't plan on having a murderous psychotic break from reality, but I really want to help skew their data set.
 
2013-09-17 10:45:30 PM
It really boggles my mind and/or offends me that my repeated suggestions that we put criminals who use guns in jail for 5 years minimum, typically get NO responses.

Supporters, please comment.  Detractors, please think, and if you have a coherent point, please comment.

I would really love to see a judicial system where criminals who are convicted of crimes, and who used a gun in said crime, would spend 5 years minimum in jail, mandatory.  I'd be interested in ANYONE who can tell me that this proposal would not benefit society.
 
2013-09-17 10:47:29 PM
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2013-09-17 10:47:55 PM
Man the chicken firkin gun grabbers are really reaching.

Have you people sought help?

Oh, that's right this is FARK.

DIAF BIH GR DIAF.
 
2013-09-17 10:48:51 PM

Mrtraveler01: ole prophet: Mrtraveler01: SithLord: TotallyHeadless: What's with all this "gun free zone" crap everyone keeps spouting? This last one just had the guy shoot a security guard and took his gun. Why is there this belief that the shooters target "gun free zones"? I don't see the pattern to support that assertion.

Because in gun-free zones, the common, law-abiding person is unable to defend himself, instead relying on hired, sometimes incompetent, security if it exists at all.  Schools, theaters, military offices are all "gun free zones" and have been the recent locations of mass casualty shootings.

So how come the Navy Yard shooting didn't happen in one of these "gun free zones"?

Because he grabbed the guns of the only people the government allows to have guns at the location?

Isn't this the exact same thing the NRA wanted to do with our schools to prevent shootings there?


Nice sock puppet work.  Neither statement makes sense so I assume the bud is good at the DNC headquarters.
 
2013-09-17 10:50:16 PM

djh0101010: It really boggles my mind and/or offends me that my repeated suggestions that we put criminals who use guns in jail for 5 years minimum, typically get NO responses.

Supporters, please comment.  Detractors, please think, and if you have a coherent point, please comment.

I would really love to see a judicial system where criminals who are convicted of crimes, and who used a gun in said crime, would spend 5 years minimum in jail, mandatory.  I'd be interested in ANYONE who can tell me that this proposal would not benefit society.


I'm ok with that.  Make it 20.
 
2013-09-17 10:50:57 PM

djh0101010: It really boggles my mind and/or offends me that my repeated suggestions that we put criminals who use guns in jail for 5 years minimum, typically get NO responses.

Supporters, please comment.  Detractors, please think, and if you have a coherent point, please comment.

I would really love to see a judicial system where criminals who are convicted of crimes, and who used a gun in said crime, would spend 5 years minimum in jail, mandatory.  I'd be interested in ANYONE who can tell me that this proposal would not benefit society.


Mandatory minimums take power from judges and jury to decide what punishment fits the crime and puts in in the hands of the legislative branch. I don't like congress making one fits all solutions.
 
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