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(Chicago Trib)   This week's school shooting is sponsored by the City of Brotherly Love   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 98
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2014-01-17 08:10:38 PM
It was a newsflash 4 hours ago.
 
2014-01-17 08:11:49 PM
Police had tweeted

Always odd to read something like that.
 
2014-01-17 08:12:13 PM
I blame Frank Reynolds
 
2014-01-17 08:13:20 PM
Didn't we already have one this week?
 
2014-01-17 08:13:53 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2014-01-17 08:14:18 PM
The local news around here (Fox Philly, Action News, NBC 10, Eyewitness News) were practically begging this to be 20 kids running around like it was Vietnam.. You would have sworn it was Columbine.. That's how bad they wanted this to be more than it was.. farking animals.. It was just an asshole inner city kid with a gun... Nothing more.
 
2014-01-17 08:14:36 PM

Confabulat: Didn't we already have one this week?


I didn't realize we had a quota.
 
2014-01-17 08:14:36 PM
Clearly we need to ban charter schools.


Earlier, police used Twitter to urge the suspected shooter to turn himself or herself in.

I know when I go on a shooting rampage I always stop and take time to check my Twitter feed.
 
2014-01-17 08:14:48 PM
2 students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting

Same thing happens in Detroit. Headlines read: Happy Tuesday.
 
2014-01-17 08:15:25 PM
two 15-year-old students had been shot in the gymnasium

OOO, that's going to take awhile to heal...
 
2014-01-17 08:15:47 PM
What's the big deal, no one died.
 
2014-01-17 08:16:05 PM
Come on, it is just a law abiding citizen exercising his constitutional rights.

styckx: The local news around here (Fox Philly, Action News, NBC 10, Eyewitness News) were practically begging this to be 20 kids running around like it was Vietnam.. You would have sworn it was Columbine.. That's how bad they wanted this to be more than it was.. farking animals.. It was just an asshole inner city kid with a gun... Nothing more.


They kinda were here in Harrisburg as well... little too much saliva for me in the promos
 
2014-01-17 08:16:16 PM
"City of Brotherly Love"  That there is funny

Lived just outside of that dump most of my life...

Glad to be away from it...
 
2014-01-17 08:16:49 PM
Did I miss the thread about the 4-year-old shooting his 4-year-old cousin? I think I'd have enjoyed that one.
 
2014-01-17 08:17:28 PM

MassAsster: two 15-year-old students had been shot in the gymnasium

OOO, that's going to take awhile to heal...


Almost as bad as in the lavatory
 
2014-01-17 08:17:42 PM
Instead of informing of us when there is a school shooting (or any shooting for that matter), just tell us when we have a comfortable day of peace.

Hmm, no? Peace is antithetical to the foundation of these United Sates?

Oh well. Maybe next time.
 
2014-01-17 08:17:59 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Did I miss the thread about the 4-year-old shooting his 4-year-old cousin? I think I'd have enjoyed that one.


when will the gang violence end!
 
2014-01-17 08:18:02 PM
Earlier, police used Twitter to urge the suspected shooter to turn himself or herself in.
"SHOOTER - Turn yourself in. Get it over with now," they said.

No hashtag?
 
2014-01-17 08:18:20 PM
Local television station 6ABC reported that two 15-year-old students, one male and one female, had been shot in the school gymnasium

More dodge-ball related violence? WHEN WILL THE NIGHTMARE END?

That game was sent from the darkest gymnasiums of Hell!
 
2014-01-17 08:20:34 PM

fusillade762: Earlier, police used Twitter to urge the suspected shooter to turn himself or herself in.

I know when I go on a shooting rampage I always stop and take time to check my Twitter feed


And when cops publicly urge criminals to turn themselves in, the criminal usually stops and says, "They have a point".
 
2014-01-17 08:20:55 PM
I like where the story says it adds to the debate on gun control.  What debate?   We had the debate and the NRA and their political supporters won.  Now we are living with that outcome.  Of course had every proposed legislative remedy to gun violence been passed into law, it is likely we would still be having these events.  Mentally ill or motivated individuals can and will find weapons to use in committing their harm.
 
2014-01-17 08:20:59 PM
I didn't know you could sponsor these things. Seems like a terrible idea.
 
2014-01-17 08:21:08 PM
If twenty-some primary kids murdered won't move people to force moderation in gun laws, this sure won't.
 
2014-01-17 08:22:49 PM

noblewolf: "City of Brotherly Love"  That there is funny

Lived just outside of that dump most of my life...

Glad to be away from it...


Me too, West Philly here.
One day I was shooting hoops on the school playground and some thugs started making trouble.
That's when I pulled my glock and took care of business.
I moved to Missouri not long after that.
 
2014-01-17 08:22:57 PM

miss diminutive: Local television station 6ABC reported that two 15-year-old students, one male and one female, had been shot in the school gymnasium

More dodge-ball related violence? WHEN WILL THE NIGHTMARE END?

That game was sent from the darkest gymnasiums of Hell!


Dodgeball was my favorite activity, the coach even let us use medicine balls if we were good
 
2014-01-17 08:23:00 PM
Only 2.  No one died.

Huh.   Why is this national news again?

Or possibly "Huzzah, a 0 death shooting in the city is national news.  That means that there
aren't any 20 death rampages through suburban elementary schools with no cops on duty to be making a big deal of.  Progress."

/And for the anti-gun people, have you really thought out the implications of 3D printers and banning guns?  Sure, you can make it illegal, but since when has THAT stopped anybody.
 
2014-01-17 08:23:36 PM

Piizzadude: Come on, it is just a law abiding citizen exercising his constitutional rights.

styckx: The local news around here (Fox Philly, Action News, NBC 10, Eyewitness News) were practically begging this to be 20 kids running around like it was Vietnam.. You would have sworn it was Columbine.. That's how bad they wanted this to be more than it was.. farking animals.. It was just an asshole inner city kid with a gun... Nothing more.

They kinda were here in Harrisburg as well... little too much saliva for me in the promos


They should be concentrating on how Philly has become such a broke shiat hole. I love that city but it's a farking hive of crime now..
 
2014-01-17 08:25:35 PM

noblewolf: "City of Brotherly Love"  That there is funny

Lived just outside of that dump most of my life...

Glad to be away from it...


Hey now, Pat's has great Philly cheesesteaks
 
2014-01-17 08:26:01 PM
I'll get my popcorn.
 
2014-01-17 08:26:12 PM
Where's the national debate over knife and hammer laws? Had a few of those in the news today.
 
2014-01-17 08:27:03 PM
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They warned you...no one listened.
 
2014-01-17 08:27:05 PM

MassAsster: two 15-year-old students had been shot in the gymnasium

OOO, that's going to take awhile to heal...


Dammit! That's what I was going to say . . .

GMTA!
 
2014-01-17 08:27:29 PM

meyerkev: Only 2.  No one died.

Huh.   Why is this national news again?

Or possibly "Huzzah, a 0 death shooting in the city is national news.  That means that there aren't any 20 death rampages through suburban elementary schools with no cops on duty to be making a big deal of.  Progress."

/And for the anti-gun people, have you really thought out the implications of 3D printers and banning guns?  Sure, you can make it illegal, but since when has THAT stopped anybody.



3D printers make shiatty single use inaccurate weapons. Maybe they will get better with better materials and designs but right now who the hell cares about 3D weapons.  It is the hundreds of millions of previously manufactured high quality weapons in hundreds of millions of citizens hands that is the real barrier to any gun ban.
 
2014-01-17 08:27:52 PM

styckx: Piizzadude: Come on, it is just a law abiding citizen exercising his constitutional rights.

styckx: The local news around here (Fox Philly, Action News, NBC 10, Eyewitness News) were practically begging this to be 20 kids running around like it was Vietnam.. You would have sworn it was Columbine.. That's how bad they wanted this to be more than it was.. farking animals.. It was just an asshole inner city kid with a gun... Nothing more.

They kinda were here in Harrisburg as well... little too much saliva for me in the promos

They should be concentrating on how Philly has become such a broke shiat hole. I love that city but it's a farking hive of crime now..


I moved out here 20 years ago from King of Prussia. Only been back a few times to the city and holy cow. i wish I would have been able to take pictures of the same spot just to emphasize your point. Reading seems to have gotten better, but everything from Birdsboro to the city is a crater.
 
2014-01-17 08:27:58 PM
Is a charter school where you go until you're allowed to drop out?

/ this story sounds more like a drive-by
 
2014-01-17 08:27:59 PM

MFAWG: It was a newsflash 4 hours ago.


yeah. and when it was submitted.. you know, WHEN IT WAS BREAKING NEWS... those links went red.

but now, hours later, but... WITH THE NEWSFLASH TAG, subby coaxes a charity green.


/FARK: always first in catching up from behind!
 
2014-01-17 08:28:08 PM
Just goes to show that kids are dumb as fark.
 
2014-01-17 08:28:13 PM

Pribar: miss diminutive: Local television station 6ABC reported that two 15-year-old students, one male and one female, had been shot in the school gymnasium

More dodge-ball related violence? WHEN WILL THE NIGHTMARE END?

That game was sent from the darkest gymnasiums of Hell!

Dodgeball was my favorite activity, the coach even let us use medicine balls if we were good


Same here. I was usually one of the last standing, being tiny and elusive like a ferret. Of course, we always eventually lost since I also had the throwing ability of a ferret.
 
2014-01-17 08:28:38 PM

meyerkev: Sure, you can make it illegal, but since when has THAT stopped anybody.


We really need to get rid of oppressive murder laws. Not a single murderer was stopped by them.
 
2014-01-17 08:28:44 PM

Jovimon: Where's the national debate over knife and hammer laws? Had a few of those in the news today.


Look, I know his last album was really bad, but why do you want laws against Hammer?
 
2014-01-17 08:28:45 PM

Jovimon: Where's the national debate over knife and hammer laws? Had a few of those in the news today.


we needz sumthin to tak ur gunz
 
2014-01-17 08:29:13 PM
I'm sure this thread will be full of the usual non-emotional banter...
 
2014-01-17 08:30:22 PM
FTFA: "Police said they were not providing details about the suspect, citing his age. Police had tweeted that the suspect was a student at the school."

If you cite his age, gender, and the fact that he's a student at the school, aren't you doing exactly that (providing details about the suspect), dumbasses??
 
2014-01-17 08:31:09 PM
Chopper 3 is over the scene showing us nothing.
 
2014-01-17 08:34:13 PM
 
2014-01-17 08:34:22 PM

MattyBlast: FTFA: "Police said they were not providing details about the suspect, citing his age. Police had tweeted that the suspect was a student at the school."

If you cite his age, gender, and the fact that he's a student at the school, aren't you doing exactly that (providing details about the suspect), dumbasses??


They are avoiding using the word "black"...

/not racist
/just the truth
 
2014-01-17 08:35:21 PM

meyerkev: /And for the anti-gun people, have you really thought out the implications of 3D printers and banning guns?  Sure, you can make it illegal, but since when has THAT stopped anybody.


The best one so far was that California assemblyman that wants the law requiring 3d printed guns to have metallic  plates in em so they can be seen by airport scanners, so remember if you print one to smuggle into the secure area of an airport ya better have the required plate or you are breaking the law!


/Don't see what the panic over printed guns is, back before the automatic weapons ban I made a sten gun using a copy of plans the Brits passed out to the French resistance in WWII, minimal machining or skill needed, barrel wasn't rifled so accuracy sucked, but it only took me about 4 hours to make
 
2014-01-17 08:35:59 PM

Begoggle: noblewolf: "City of Brotherly Love"  That there is funny

Lived just outside of that dump most of my life...

Glad to be away from it...

Me too, West Philly here.
One day I was shooting hoops on the school playground and some thugs started making trouble.
That's when I pulled my glock and took care of business.
I moved to Missouri Bel-Air not long after that.


FTFY

/Yo Homes, smell ya later
 
2014-01-17 08:36:54 PM

jaytkay: meyerkev: Sure, you can make it illegal, but since when has THAT stopped anybody.

We really need to get rid of oppressive murder laws. Not a single murderer was stopped by them.


You do realize the complete and total stupidity of that argument, right?
 
2014-01-17 08:39:32 PM

jaytkay: meyerkev: Sure, you can make it illegal, but since when has THAT stopped anybody.

We really need to get rid of oppressive murder laws. Not a single murderer was stopped by them.


Sure, you can punish them after the fact (assuming they don't suicide), but the goal is to either:

* Shut them down before they go on a rampage (very much preferred)
* Shut them down very early on in their rampage before they kill lots of people.

And a couple generation's worth of iterations on 3D printers will make #1 very, very difficult to do 100% of the time without going full-on 1984 dystopia.  Way harder than it is now.
 
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