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(WAFF Huntsville) NewsFlash Mass shooting at Cobb County Airport's Fedex building. Six injured have been taken to the hospital, more expected   (waff.com) divider line 452
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2014-04-29 08:19:13 AM  
Funny how people yap about the south while ignoring all the shootings in the utopia known as Chicago.
 
2014-04-29 08:19:34 AM  

KingKauff: Duh, mass shootings occur during church.


snert.  That's funny, right there.
 
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2014-04-29 08:19:44 AM  

Babwa Wawa: KingKauff: When the first mass shooting in a bar or church happens, THEN you can spew the "South-hate"

But I thought the whole point of that law is to prevent mass shootings.

Armed society being polite society and all that sh*t.


And, yet again, a law abiding citizen didn't pull a gun and stop it.  Must be time to arm the 5 year olds now...
 
2014-04-29 08:19:45 AM  
If someone were to shoot up a church during mass would it be a mass shooting or a mass shooting?
 
2014-04-29 08:19:54 AM  
Were the injured delivered to the hospital on time?
 
2014-04-29 08:20:14 AM  
So... embarrassment over small penis size?
 
2014-04-29 08:21:08 AM  
Clearly the thing to do is load everybody up with more and more guns.  How can we hope to curb gun violence until every single American is overbrimming with guns at all times?
 
2014-04-29 08:21:25 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: Funny how people yap about the south while ignoring all the shootings in the utopia known as Chicago.


No one gets their panties in a twist about 'another two minorities shot....'. These office/shopping/school things happen with just the right frequency for people to seem rare enough to note.
 
2014-04-29 08:21:56 AM  

Noah_Tall: If someone were to shoot up a church during mass would it be a mass shooting or a mass shooting?


Shooting mass.  Followed by a funeral mass.
 
2014-04-29 08:22:05 AM  
In this photo from the AJC (Atlanta Journal) looks more like cops waiting for donuts rather than looking for a shooter.

Also I guess the brown shirt and blue shirts don't get along well or they are waiting to take the field for the second half of the shooting

media.cmgdigital.com
 
2014-04-29 08:22:16 AM  

KingKauff: upndn: What qualifies as a mass shooting? How many people must be shot or is it how many shots are fired? Do people have to die? Hell, it took me half my life to figure out the difference between "a couple" and "a few". I always thought "a mass" is more than "a couple" or "a few" but in regards to shootings, I'm not so sure.

/I need my coffee

Duh, mass shootings occur during church.


CSB: I used to be a Catholic Church musician (before I came out); our church had just got a new organ and we were playing with the features to see what all we had. We hit one setting that wasn't labeled and started getting automatic rifle fire sounds on different notes.

We decided to save that one for the next time Monsignor did a 30-minute homily.

/end CSB
 
2014-04-29 08:23:07 AM  

Persnickety: Clearly the thing to do is load everybody up with more and more guns.  How can we hope to curb gun violence until every single American is overbrimming with guns at all times?


Wrong.

That's woefully inadequate. Everyone should be armed with tactical nuke wristguns w/ silencers and infrared scopes
 
2014-04-29 08:23:23 AM  

macross87: Were the injured delivered to the hospital on time?


They'll have to overnight them.  That's FedEx for ya:  When seconds count, FedEx is just one night away.
 
2014-04-29 08:23:32 AM  

macross87: Were the injured delivered to the hospital on time?


Considering it was a FedEx Ground facility, they have until the end of the day to deliver
 
2014-04-29 08:24:05 AM  
farking hell.  There's no end in sight, and I'm way sick of this shiat.
 
2014-04-29 08:24:10 AM  

JohnCarter: In this photo from the AJC (Atlanta Journal) looks more like cops waiting for donuts rather than looking for a shooter.

Also I guess the brown shirt and blue shirts don't get along well or they are waiting to take the field for the second half of the shooting

[media.cmgdigital.com image 615x410]


I like how both crews have a token.
 
2014-04-29 08:24:46 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: Funny how people yap about the south while ignoring all the shootings in the utopia known as Chicago.


Really?

Just the other day there was a story on here about how there's now an interactive map you can use to check out the weekend shootings in the chicago area.
http://www.fark.com/comments/8237898/So-its-come-to-this-Chicago-The -S un-Times-has-developed-an-interactive-map-known-as-Weekend-Shooting-Tr acker-so-people-can-see-how-many-people-were-shot-when-they-were-shot- where-they-were-shot

There's Chicago stories on here on the time where have you been?
 
2014-04-29 08:25:37 AM  
This is one of those 24/7 shipping warehouses where they have three shifts going nonstop and even before 6am it is fully staffed, right?
 
2014-04-29 08:26:07 AM  

Noah_Tall: If someone were to shoot up a church during mass would it be a mass shooting or a mass shooting?


A mass mass shooting of course.
 
2014-04-29 08:26:35 AM  

SlothB77: This is one of those 24/7 shipping warehouses where they have three shifts going nonstop and even before 6am it is fully staffed, right?


I'd assume so. ThaThat's how they work here. Doubly so the ones by the airport.
 
2014-04-29 08:27:04 AM  

Babwa Wawa: KingKauff: When the first mass shooting in a bar or church happens, THEN you can spew the "South-hate"

But I thought the whole point of that law is to prevent mass shootings.

Armed society being polite society and all that sh*t.


I'm willing to bet that:

1. It's illegal to possess a firearm in that area of the airport, and/or
2. It's against FedEx rules to be armed on the job.

So in this case, it's really about an unarmed pocket of society being vulnerable.

In fact, if you go back and look at the vast majority of mass shootings, they usually tend to happen where guns aren't allowed:  Schools, government buildings, and businesses where carrying is forbidden, and jurisdictions where carrying is often quite restricted or banned completely*.

But then, you *KNEW* that already, didn't you?

*The last "no-issue" state in the US was Illinois.  They are now "Shall-Issue".
 
2014-04-29 08:27:40 AM  

SlothB77: This is one of those 24/7 shipping warehouses where they have three shifts going nonstop and even before 6am it is fully staffed, right?


It's at an airport, so yeah I would guess that to be the case.
 
2014-04-29 08:27:49 AM  

Boo_Guy: Noah_Tall: If someone were to shoot up a church during mass would it be a mass shooting or a mass shooting?

A mass mass shooting of course.


If it was being filmed for one of those TV preacher shows would it be a mass mass shooting shooting or a mass shooting mass shooting?
 
2014-04-29 08:28:06 AM  

NickelP: jehovahs witness protection: Funny how people yap about the south while ignoring all the shootings in the utopia known as Chicago.

No one gets their panties in a twist about 'another two minorities shot....'. These office/shopping/school things happen with just the right frequency for people to seem rare enough to note.


I think most people accept that if your chosen profession is street level enforcer, you've knowingly taken on some risk of being shot. Some shlub slinging boxes at FedEx, not so much.
 
2014-04-29 08:28:10 AM  

fireclown: And I'm sure it was faster, timlier, and less expensive than a USPS shooting.


This wouldn't be a problem if they hadn't been obligated to fund their next 70 years' worth of shootings!!!
 
2014-04-29 08:29:08 AM  
Wellstar was expecting more victims but since Metro EMS is the 1st responders many died unnecessarily.
 
2014-04-29 08:29:25 AM  

JohnCarter: In this photo from the AJC (Atlanta Journal) looks more like cops waiting for donuts rather than looking for a shooter.

Also I guess the brown shirt and blue shirts don't get along well or they are waiting to take the field for the second half of the shooting

[media.cmgdigital.com image 615x410]


They really don't like each other.  There was a documentary made about it a few years ago.
 
2014-04-29 08:29:27 AM  
Sales must be down. The stockholders are probably getting pissy. These are always the best advertising the gun manufacturers can get and they don't even have to pay for it.

exatron: The story is from a local TV station's website. Presumably, most people in its broadcast area know where it is.

Presume nothing.
 
2014-04-29 08:31:51 AM  

MBrady: tommyl66: Another responsible gun owner in the land of the free and the home of the Braves...

show me ONE gun shooting where the shooter was a legal gun owner who was level headed, sane, and was legally able to own them.


So you advocate for mental health screenings prior to being allowed to own firearms, right?
 
2014-04-29 08:32:55 AM  

upndn: What qualifies as a mass shooting? How many people must be shot or is it how many shots are fired? Do people have to die? Hell, it took me half my life to figure out the difference between "a couple" and "a few". I always thought "a mass" is more than "a couple" or "a few" but in regards to shootings, I'm not so sure.

/I need my coffee


/I have always been in the understanding that anything above 4 or five is considered "mass".  As far as i know, there is no fixed number, but generally, i have seen 4 or 5 to be the line.
 
2014-04-29 08:33:05 AM  
farking stop this shiat you nutters!
 
2014-04-29 08:33:13 AM  

MBrady: tommyl66: Another responsible gun owner in the land of the free and the home of the Braves...

show me ONE gun shooting where the shooter was a legal gun owner who was level headed, sane, and was legally able to own them.


The former is easy, the latter two not so much.  Obviously most people who go on a rampage aren't sane.  A sane person who contemplates this soon realizes that the endgame is life in prison or death, so that's no good.  The problem is that in most cases that insanity is never discovered until after there are bodies.  I don't know what the solution is, but that's definitely the heart of the problem.  Crazy people get a hold of powerful weapons.
 
2014-04-29 08:33:32 AM  

Contribution Corsair: In before gun arguments...too early for popcorn really...so I'll enjoy the reasonable debate with my breakfast.


actually, before the advent of modern breakfast cereal as we know it, popcorn was often served with sugar and milk. It didn't really become the savory snack we know today until the advent of Motion pictures!
 
2014-04-29 08:34:07 AM  

Deathfrogg: Sales must be down. The stockholders are probably getting pissy. These are always the best advertising the gun manufacturers can get and they don't even have to pay for it.

exatron: The story is from a local TV station's website. Presumably, most people in its broadcast area know where it is.

Presume nothing.


I live a few counties over from that facility. I saw the Huntsville label on the station name, and initially wondered if there was a Cobb County in Alabama. So you are correct, presume nothing.
 
2014-04-29 08:34:29 AM  
This cannot have happened, since FedEx has a rule against bringing guns into their sites. Gun-free rules always work and magically make it impossible for guns to exist.
 
2014-04-29 08:34:33 AM  

RobotSpider: Hey, we're even privatizing our postal-shootings!

U-S-A  U-S-A!


damn, was going to post this.

/shakes tiny fist
//good on ya
 
2014-04-29 08:34:38 AM  

MBrady: tommyl66: Another responsible gun owner in the land of the free and the home of the Braves...

show me ONE gun shooting where the shooter was a legal gun owner who was level headed, sane, and was legally able to own them.


Show me ONE car accident where both drivers were sober, legally licensed, insured and didn't make any mistakes or take any risks.
 
2014-04-29 08:34:50 AM  

fruitloop: Babwa Wawa: Why anyone would assume that the location of Cobb County is common knowledge is beyond me.

I only remember where it is because of the Big Boss Man.


You can bet if he was still with us, he'd have put a stop to it.

/Or dragged a casket away.
 
2014-04-29 08:34:56 AM  
I live down the road from that airport.

I don't think there is anybody from the TSA there.  It doesn't handle passenger traffic.
 
2014-04-29 08:35:03 AM  
Since someone always says, "Doesn't Chicago/DC/Maryland have some of thestrictest gun laws in the country" when there is a shooting in Chicago, DC or Maryland, I guess it isrelevant to ask...

Doesn't Georgia have some of the most permissive gun laws in the country?
 
2014-04-29 08:35:16 AM  

Babwa Wawa: exatron: The story is from a local TV station's website. Presumably, most people in its broadcast area know where it is.

True, but that doesn't mean the fark headline can't be a little more descriptive.


Why don't you just look it up?
 
2014-04-29 08:35:46 AM  

exatron: Babwa Wawa: Why anyone would assume that the location of Cobb County is common knowledge is beyond me.

The story is from a local TV station's website. Presumably, most people in its broadcast area know where it is.


Yes, but it's on the internet, where people from around the world will read it.  It only takes four additional keystrokes (", GA") to solve that problem completely, which seems well worth the effort to me.

/I only know where Cobb County is thanks to the WWF
 
2014-04-29 08:36:02 AM  

willfullyobscure: MBrady: tommyl66: Another responsible gun owner in the land of the free and the home of the Braves...

show me ONE gun shooting where the shooter was a legal gun owner who was level headed, sane, and was legally able to own them.

Show me ONE car accident where both drivers were sober, legally licensed, insured and didn't make any mistakes or take any risks.


What about that highway that got hit by the tornado? Its pretty tough to fault a driver for that
 
2014-04-29 08:36:38 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: Funny how people yap about the south while ignoring all the shootings in the utopia known as Chicago.


Get off that cross you nailed yourself to.
 
2014-04-29 08:36:38 AM  
i26.photobucket.com

/Just because
 
2014-04-29 08:36:59 AM  

Destructor: This would be an example of an irresponsible gun owner.

A responsible gun owner would not have done this. That's how you can tell the difference.


A responsible gun owner would know the where abouts of his weapons and be able to report to the police if they are stolen in a timely manner but irresponsible gun owners don't want that.

A responsible gun owner would have his weapons stored where kids can not gain access but irresponsible gun owners don't want any laws saying that.
 
2014-04-29 08:37:21 AM  
Why are there never any mass shootings at Smith & Wesson, Remington, etc...?
 
2014-04-29 08:37:32 AM  

dittybopper: Babwa Wawa: KingKauff: When the first mass shooting in a bar or church happens, THEN you can spew the "South-hate"

But I thought the whole point of that law is to prevent mass shootings.

Armed society being polite society and all that sh*t.

I'm willing to bet that:

1. It's illegal to possess a firearm in that area of the airport, and/or
2. It's against FedEx rules to be armed on the job.

So in this case, it's really about an unarmed pocket of society being vulnerable.

In fact, if you go back and look at the vast majority of mass shootings, they usually tend to happen where guns aren't allowed:  Schools, government buildings, and businesses where carrying is forbidden, and jurisdictions where carrying is often quite restricted or banned completely*.

But then, you *KNEW* that already, didn't you?

*The last "no-issue" state in the US was Illinois.  They are now "Shall-Issue".


/i could not agree more.  Mass shootings are generally at "soft targets" where most if not all the victims aren't capable of defending themselves against a firearm wielding wack job.  That is why the shooters pick them.  You wouldn't walk into a bank were all the tellers / public is armed and try to rob it.  You would be riddled in seconds.  They go for soft targets to kill many people before killing themselves.  They are cowards, and take the cowardly way out by killing innocent defenseless victims.
 
2014-04-29 08:37:43 AM  
i527.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-29 08:38:35 AM  

MBrady: tommyl66: Another responsible gun owner in the land of the free and the home of the Braves...

show me ONE gun shooting where the shooter was a legal gun owner who was level headed, sane, and was legally able to own them.


Wasn't that red haired nut who shot up the movie theater a legal owner of the guns he used?  I'm not sure but I thought he was.

Since when do they check to see if you're level headed and sane when you buy a gun?
Isn't that part of the problem?
 
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