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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Three dead, one injured in Myrtle Beach SC shooting. Another day, another mass shooting...so it goes. FARK: There were only two homicides there in all of 2013   (startribune.com) divider line 168
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2014-05-25 01:37:58 PM  
3 dead is a mass shooting now?
 
2014-05-25 01:43:02 PM  

bhcompy: 3 dead is a mass shooting now?


Probably not. But let's ask this question; how many dead is ok, and how many dead are too many? Not counting the rare instances of justifiable homicide / self-defense.
 
2014-05-25 02:06:26 PM  

vudutek: bhcompy: 3 dead is a mass shooting now?

Probably not. But let's ask this question; how many dead is ok, and how many dead are too many? Not counting the rare instances of justifiable homicide / self-defense.


Okay?  No one dead is okay.  But we're humans.  If you want to get philosophical about it, humans kill each other.  It's been that way as long as we've existed and it won't ever stop as long as we're humans and not some other creature on the evolutionary chain that somehow evolves to not have a need for violence.  More on point, 3 dead and 1 injured is a minor thing compared to what happened in Santa Barbara. A lot more mass going on there.
 
2014-05-25 03:14:43 PM  
Were they shot by a virgin who was upset they ignored his sexual prowess?
 
2014-05-25 03:14:56 PM  

vudutek: Probably not. But let's ask this question; how many dead is ok, and how many dead are too many? Not counting the rare instances of justifiable homicide / self-defense.


Zero is the only number that's ok - but that's not just from guns, that's from anything.  When you figure out how to do that, let me know.
 
2014-05-25 03:15:03 PM  

vudutek: Probably not. But let's ask this question; how many dead is ok, and how many dead are too many? Not counting the rare instances of justifiable homicide / self-defense.


The probability of death is always 100%.

This was probably a drug deal gone bad. Which is what usually sparks gang violence. Notice that nobody is talking for fear of RETRIBUTION.

It's a good thing we have the police on the case to... oh they are busy shooting unarmed civilians.
 
2014-05-25 03:15:38 PM  

bhcompy: 3 dead is a mass shooting now?


Four people shot, three died. How is the not a mass shooting incident?
 
2014-05-25 03:16:09 PM  
As I stare upon these 3 dead, I realize that the killer was a God, and the true supreme Alpha Male.
 
2014-05-25 03:16:14 PM  
The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.
 
2014-05-25 03:16:17 PM  

bhcompy: 3 dead is a mass shooting now?


not anymore it isn't...usa fark yeah!
 
2014-05-25 03:16:41 PM  
Only? The acceptable number should be 0.
 
2014-05-25 03:17:04 PM  
So they have some catching up to do huh?
 
2014-05-25 03:17:34 PM  
In before "cars = guns"

You're welcome.
 
2014-05-25 03:17:40 PM  
Wait... Is it "biker week"? Or" black biker week"?

Those 2 weeks feel very different.
 
2014-05-25 03:21:10 PM  

AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.


Weird, I say the same thing about the first amendment.
 
2014-05-25 03:21:37 PM  
Subby's headline is misleading.  FTFA: "The Sun News quoted a witness as saying that several people were fighting on the sidewalk in front of the motel minutes before the shooting."

"At first, everyone was standing around to see who was going to win the fight. Then they started shooting and everyone scattered," George Covington told the newspaper.


and then they started shooting each other. Freaking sickening, but not a mass shooting as per Virgin McAwfulvoice von Roofington III the other day.
 
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2014-05-25 03:21:50 PM  
OMG, it COULD HAVE BEEN YOU at the biker rally at the beach involved in an unknown relationship with an unknown person who shot you for reasons unknown.

Just like when the crazy dudes shot people for reasons unknown.  You should be TERRIFIED!!!  Commence bed- and pants-wetting RIGHT NOW!!!
 
2014-05-25 03:22:19 PM  

vudutek: bhcompy: 3 dead is a mass shooting now?

Probably not. But let's ask this question; how many dead is ok, and how many dead are too many? Not counting the rare instances of justifiable homicide / self-defense.


100k a year is fine with me....just like alchohol.
 
2014-05-25 03:22:34 PM  

TerminalEchoes: AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.

Weird, I say the same thing about the first amendment.


Except on the Fark politics tab, nobody ever died from being talked to death.
 
2014-05-25 03:22:37 PM  
Well, technically, any shooting involves mass...  unless it's a figurative shooting I guess, like shooting the moon.

/not helping.
 
2014-05-25 03:23:16 PM  
I blame this on climate change.
 
2014-05-25 03:24:03 PM  

bhcompy: 3 dead is a mass shooting now?


I would say it depends on motive.  Article isn't very clear about that.  You could have a psycho indiscriminately shooting in a populated area getting just 3 dead, and you could also a drug deal gone bad kill 3.
 
2014-05-25 03:24:36 PM  
1. Not a mass shooting.
2. Repealing the 2nd Amendment would not stop random shootings.
 
2014-05-25 03:26:43 PM  

Saturn5: vudutek: Probably not. But let's ask this question; how many dead is ok, and how many dead are too many? Not counting the rare instances of justifiable homicide / self-defense.

Zero is the only number that's ok - but that's not just from guns, that's from anything.  When you figure out how to do that, let me know.


The general solution is to make whatever they were doing illegal and take away whatever they were doing it with. That's worked fabulously so far; no need to change.
 
2014-05-25 03:26:49 PM  

AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.


I don't care for guns.. and would personally not want to own one. But, if the 2nd Amendment was ever repealed, I'd go out and purchase one on the black market the very next day.

If you think that repealing the 2nd Amendment would stop criminals from obtaining/using them --- I have the Brooklyn Bridge to sell you.
 
2014-05-25 03:27:41 PM  
Wow, you gun people are having a big week.
 
2014-05-25 03:28:02 PM  

bangmaid: Wait... Is it "biker week"? Or" black biker week"?

Those 2 weeks feel very different.


It is actually Black Bike Week this week (May 23, 2014 to May 26, 2014).
 
2014-05-25 03:28:20 PM  
The video is sure to intensify concerns about Prince Maha's fitness to succeed his father

He needs better taste in women, obviously.
 
2014-05-25 03:29:33 PM  
Jesus; quit reporting this crap. The attention seeking crazies see all of this attention as a good thing and seek to imitate it. This is the reason cops used to not give details to the media; copy cats.

/ and, it's not a mass killing! The rule is 4 or more; per the FBI.
 
2014-05-25 03:29:38 PM  

bangmaid: Wait... Is it "biker week"? Or" black biker week"?

Those 2 weeks feel very different.


Based on the pictures I'd wager someone dissed someone else and it had nothing to do with someones hag old lady riding biatch.
 
2014-05-25 03:29:47 PM  
Quick! Someone blame the NRA!
 
2014-05-25 03:30:05 PM  

Yeah_Right: AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.

I don't care for guns.. and would personally not want to own one. But, if the 2nd Amendment was ever repealed, I'd go out and purchase one on the black market the very next day.


I have to agree. Pretty much the only thing that would get me to buy a gun would be to make them illegal.
 
2014-05-25 03:30:44 PM  

AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.


You are so wise! Just make it against the law to own a gun. Surely all criminals will turn their guns in putting an end to all violence. Maybe even make it illegal to kill people!! That will stop the criminals for sure!!
You are a true hero.
 
2014-05-25 03:31:51 PM  
This is helping with the unemployment situation and helps with over population.

Literally helping the planet.
 
2014-05-25 03:31:55 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Yeah_Right: AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.

I don't care for guns.. and would personally not want to own one. But, if the 2nd Amendment was ever repealed, I'd go out and purchase one on the black market the very next day.

I have to agree. Pretty much the only thing that would get me to buy a gun would be to make them illegal.


Prohibition, in any form, doesn't work. I would have thought that we had figured that out in the 20's.
 
2014-05-25 03:31:59 PM  

bangmaid: Wait... Is it "biker week"? Or" black biker week"?

Those 2 weeks feel very different.


How so?
 
2014-05-25 03:32:24 PM  
This actually sounds like a fight ending up horribly wrong, not some psychotic mass killing like what happened yesterday. I think the difference is mass shootings are indiscriminate while this sounds targeted and personal.
 
2014-05-25 03:33:20 PM  
The shooting happened during the annual Atlantic Beach BikeFest held about 15 miles away during the Memorial Day weekend. Police say they typically deal with motorcycle wrecks and lesser offenses during the bike rally, but violence is unusual.

...and we've found our lede, buried near the end of the article: Transportation of Peace!
 
2014-05-25 03:34:02 PM  

Gyrfalcon: TerminalEchoes: AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.

Weird, I say the same thing about the first amendment.

Except on the Fark politics tab, nobody ever died from being talked to death.


I celebrate the 1st Amendment by throwing dictionaries at people. 11 deaths this year. Your move.
 
2014-05-25 03:34:44 PM  

AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.


You may as well repeal them all then, because the second gives the others teeth.
 
2014-05-25 03:35:56 PM  

vudutek: bhcompy: 3 dead is a mass shooting now?

Probably not. But let's ask this question; how many dead is ok, and how many dead are too many? Not counting the rare instances of justifiable homicide / self-defense.


You kill one it's a murder. Kill 100 and it's a massacre. Kill 1,000,000 and it's a statistic.
 
2014-05-25 03:36:02 PM  

toadist: This is helping with the unemployment situation and helps with over population.

Literally helping the planet.


^this
 
2014-05-25 03:39:02 PM  
Who wants to buy a "I survived Black Bike Week" t-shirt? Really bad taste, I know. Not being racist. Bet the shootout was over BBQ.
 
2014-05-25 03:39:24 PM  

AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.


Good luck in failure.
 
2014-05-25 03:39:51 PM  
"The victims were Devonte..."


Aaaaand, we know what happened here.
 
2014-05-25 03:41:33 PM  
Still waiting for one of these stories to read "and then a good guy pulled out his gun and saved the day."

Come on, good guys, step up your game.
 
2014-05-25 03:41:45 PM  
at least this one wasn't completely random and insane, just a plain old escalating argument

/always look on the bright side
 
2014-05-25 03:42:00 PM  

AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.


I too would like to see the 2nd amendment replaced but to solidify gun rights.  Let's face it, no reasonable person believes that the anyone should legally possess a grenade or rocket launcher, so why not write a comprehensive article that takes into account at least early 20th century weaponry?  Instead, we let the debate be framed by the most radical views on either side.   And events like this only move the center of the argument to the "ban all guns" camp.  (Not that I would necessarily have a problem with that.)
 
2014-05-25 03:43:18 PM  

lenfromak: AspectRatio: The second amendment is woefully outdated and should be modified if not outright repealed.

Sorry, gun worshippers.

You may as well repeal them all then, because the second gives the others teeth.


Seriously interested in understanding your reasoning on this.  How do you figure?
 
2014-05-25 03:43:20 PM  
Spare Me: vudutek: bhcompy: 3 dead is a mass shooting now?

Probably not. But let's ask this question; how many dead is ok, and how many dead are too many? Not counting the rare instances of justifiable homicide / self-defense.

You kill one it's a murder. Kill 100 and it's a massacre. Kill 1,000,000 and it's a statistic political movement.

Politics, racing religion to be the top reason to kill.
 
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