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(WTKR)   Active shooter alert issued for Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. UPDATE: Not a shooter, but there wasn't an Active Stabber alert code   (wtkr.com) divider line 494
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2014-06-06 09:51:03 AM  

eagles95: apotheosis27: Days since last shooting: 0


/sigh

We will have to change this to Hours since last shooting


Apparently we don't.  It was a stabbing.  Calling a Code White: Active Shooter is simply the fastest way to lock shiat down and keep the guy from stabbing anyone else.
 
2014-06-06 09:51:05 AM  

verbaltoxin: The suspect hasn't shot anybody. It was a stabbing. The facility issued an alert that is the same for an active shooter though, because there isn't one for an active stabber. So we've managed to go more than 1 day in the US without a mass shooting. Yay, America.


The day is young. Give it a few more hours.
 
2014-06-06 09:51:26 AM  
Gun availability has not changed, actually has gotten tougher since I was a kid by far. Gun homicide is actually down.

So why are guns such a problem now? Maybe because we hear of every single shooting as it happens?

Teach kids not to be bad people, problem solved.
 
2014-06-06 09:51:37 AM  

zedster: Delta1212: I like how when I go to the US section of Google News to see if there are any more articles about this, the very first stories at the top of the page is about the shooting... that took place yesterday in Seattle.


/Actually, I don't like that.

Since Google News is an aggregater it takes it time to pick up news stories, I find NBC's Breaking News is best for these sort of things http://www.breakingnews.com/

//subby
///news article updated it to stabbing well after I submitted


There wasn't even an active shooter alert. That was subby's doing.
 
2014-06-06 09:51:37 AM  
Mc Stabby on the run
 
2014-06-06 09:51:50 AM  

CruJones: Am I the only one who saw the article said the guy has a knife, not a gun?

/Active stabber


that was an update, original article just said code had gone out for active shooter
 
2014-06-06 09:52:13 AM  

mschwenk: HotWingConspiracy: Probably a good guy with a gun taking out government employees.

I see we are feeling trolltastic this morning.


What? This is the dream of the gun owner revolutionary. They talk about it all the time.
 
2014-06-06 09:52:16 AM  
Looks like Pete, the guy in charge of resetting the Days Since Last Random/Mass Shooting clock, is up for a bonus. And needs a vacation.
 
2014-06-06 09:52:21 AM  

Hack Patooey: Hobodeluxe: we had this happen in our region yesterday

"but what nobody understands is why it unexpectedly fired while he was driving."

It didnt 'unexpectedly fire", the idiot pulled the trigger doing something stupid he shouldnt have been doing.  If guns randomly just went off all the time like these idiots say they do, there'd be a huge shiatstorm.


Hush.  The administration is behind this story.  They plan on announcing a nationwide recall of every firearm in the nation.  You know, to have them checked out for safety purposes.
 
2014-06-06 09:52:31 AM  

TeamEd: Biweekly? Ha. There was a mass shooting for every day of the year in 2013.


...so 2014 is actually going to have to do something and lift it's game to match the standard set last year. Who knew?
 
2014-06-06 09:52:34 AM  
So no gun just a knife.
 
2014-06-06 09:53:10 AM  

Thunderpipes: Gun availability has not changed, actually has gotten tougher since I was a kid by far. Gun homicide is actually down.


Gun control works!
 
2014-06-06 09:53:19 AM  
Now for the lamentation and heartbreak that it was a stabbing and no assault rifles were involved.
 
2014-06-06 09:53:20 AM  
About time we ban all knives. Getting tired of this knife violence. Knives are only good for killing people. Can cut carrots with a butter knife, no reason for "assault knives" with their pointy tips and sharp blades.
 
2014-06-06 09:53:31 AM  

Thunderpipes: Gun availability has not changed, actually has gotten tougher since I was a kid by far. Gun homicide is actually down.

So why are guns such a problem now? Maybe because we hear of every single shooting as it happens?

Teach kids not to be bad people, problem solved.


Yay! An intelligent post for a change!
 
2014-06-06 09:53:37 AM  
Take action now.
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2014-06-06 09:54:42 AM  
0 0 days without a mass shooting.*Sigh* Why bother?
 
2014-06-06 09:54:53 AM  

AspectRatio: Take action now.
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I'm pregnant
 
2014-06-06 09:55:09 AM  

Thunderpipes: About time we ban all knives. Getting tired of this knife violence. Knives are only good for killing people. Can cut carrots with a butter knife, no reason for "assault knives" with their pointy tips and sharp blades.


More people are killed with hammers than rifles each year.

/I heard that on TV last night and had to look it up, apparently true
 
2014-06-06 09:55:10 AM  
ugh, not this shiat again...
 
2014-06-06 09:55:10 AM  

youmightberight: So no gun just a knife.


Ah.  British style then.
 
2014-06-06 09:55:24 AM  

Target Builder: Is this really news?

Sure, when mass shootings were a biannual event they were newsworthy, and maybe still when they ended up as biannual events, when they got to bimonthly the newsworthiness really dipped, and even moreso when they started happening bimonthly. When they started being a biweekly event, and then even turned into biweekly events... it's just shiat that happens these days.


Mass shootings were never bi annual events.

Mass shootings occurred all the time, the majority of them is when someone kills their spouse, kids and self.

What was bi annual was the spree killer.....but who is content with only having 2 sensationalist stories a year, that never helps push an agenda, so they now make sure they report every shooting that the FBI counts under a mass shooting criteria which is 4 people shot.

So now every bad gang shooting, every drug deal gone bad (like the one from black bike week in myrtle beach last week) every domestic incident where 4 people are shot is reported on so you confuse it with an Aurora theater or Sandy Hook type event.
 
2014-06-06 09:55:40 AM  

lenfromak: [img.fark.net image 640x494]


Of course, because twenty wanna-be Rambo idiots with guns is so much better than just one.
 
2014-06-06 09:56:08 AM  

AspectRatio: Take action now.
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I'm pregnant. Too obvious.
 
2014-06-06 09:56:12 AM  

mschwenk: eagles95: apotheosis27: Days since last shooting: 0


/sigh

We will have to change this to Hours since last shooting

You mean stabbing.


I'm currently imagining an assault-handgun that fires knives...

/This makes a bayonet redundant, so a "pit-bull" is strapped below the barrel instead
//I'd be happy to accept a government grant to develop this weapons system concept
 
2014-06-06 09:57:29 AM  

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I'm pregnant


mschwenk: AspectRatio: Take action now.
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I'm pregnant. Too obvious.


Okay okay, we heard you, congratulations.
 
2014-06-06 09:57:31 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: verbaltoxin: The suspect hasn't shot anybody. It was a stabbing. The facility issued an alert that is the same for an active shooter though, because there isn't one for an active stabber. So we've managed to go more than 1 day in the US without a mass shooting. Yay, America.

The day is young. Give it a few more hours.


I just wanted to proudly state that I refreshed comments before submitting a comment, and as a result didn't copy this post damn near word for word.

/it's the little things
 
2014-06-06 09:57:54 AM  
If I lived in a different country and was planning my summer vacation, I'd probably just cross USA off my list of possibilities.
 
2014-06-06 09:58:13 AM  
So, can we finally begin a discussion about high capacity pocket knives?
 
2014-06-06 09:58:35 AM  

mschwenk: Thunderpipes: Gun availability has not changed, actually has gotten tougher since I was a kid by far. Gun homicide is actually down.

So why are guns such a problem now? Maybe because we hear of every single shooting as it happens?

Teach kids not to be bad people, problem solved.

Yay! An intelligent post for a change!


Wife like typing detected?

It's the only way an intelligent post could come from TP.
 
2014-06-06 09:58:47 AM  

AspectRatio: Take action now.
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For a knife crime?

Well arent you stupid.
 
2014-06-06 09:58:53 AM  
So if I have a constitutional right to bare arms, why can't I own a machine gun or nuclear weapon? Neither is forbidden in the constitution.
 
2014-06-06 09:58:55 AM  
We've been downgraded from shooting to stabbing.

No need to reset the clock just yet.

But it's still early.
 
2014-06-06 09:59:42 AM  

Giltric: Target Builder: Is this really news?

Sure, when mass shootings were a biannual event they were newsworthy, and maybe still when they ended up as biannual events, when they got to bimonthly the newsworthiness really dipped, and even moreso when they started happening bimonthly. When they started being a biweekly event, and then even turned into biweekly events... it's just shiat that happens these days.

Mass shootings were never bi annual events.

Mass shootings occurred all the time, the majority of them is when someone kills their spouse, kids and self.

What was bi annual was the spree killer.....but who is content with only having 2 sensationalist stories a year, that never helps push an agenda, so they now make sure they report every shooting that the FBI counts under a mass shooting criteria which is 4 people shot.

So now every bad gang shooting, every drug deal gone bad (like the one from black bike week in myrtle beach last week) every domestic incident where 4 people are shot is reported on so you confuse it with an Aurora theater or Sandy Hook type event.


Yup. This has actually been going on sinve the late 1800's, probably earlier. Bombs and arson have been a more common weapon in mass killings though.
 
2014-06-06 09:59:43 AM  

lenfromak: img.fark.net


I wish I lived in your world, where no crime happens except in "gun-free" zones. Then I too could pretend domestic violence murders don't exist, a friend didn't shoot his best friend over a plate of left overs, a teenage boy didn't shoot his brother in an argument, then kill himself when he realized what he'd done. A 3 year old didn't shoot his 18 month old brother, a 6 year old didn't shoot his grandfather.

But that was all in the last 7 days. Let's ALL pretend no crime happens unless "gun free" is posted. Well except all that crime that WOULDN'T have happened were a gun not present.

You are an asshole and you are ruining America.
 
2014-06-06 09:59:53 AM  

Into the blue again: http://shootingtracker.com/wiki/Mass_Shootings_in_2014


The fun part about that site is that there is no set definition of 'mass shooting'.
 
2014-06-06 10:00:04 AM  

CruJones: Am I the only one who saw the article said the guy has a knife, not a gun?

/Active stabber


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-06 10:00:16 AM  

verbaltoxin: The suspect hasn't shot anybody. It was a stabbing. The facility issued an alert that is the same for an active shooter though, because there isn't one for an active stabber. So we've managed to go more than 1 day in the US without a mass shooting. Yay, America.


We've still got 8 1/2 hours to go before the 24 hours since the Seattle University shooting are up.
 
2014-06-06 10:00:31 AM  

Mudgen: So, can we finally begin a discussion about high capacity pocket knives?


fark it. A pocket knife has uses besides stabbing something. A gun has literally NO OTHER PURPOSE than to kill something. Every other use it has is to practice killing something.

So just stop it. It's a stupid talking point, and you should feel stupid.
 
2014-06-06 10:00:38 AM  

haterade69: So if I have a constitutional right to bare arms, why can't I own a machine gun or nuclear weapon? Neither is forbidden in the constitution.


Just cut the sleeves off your shirts. Problem solved
 
2014-06-06 10:00:46 AM  
I think it's time we declare all schools and hospitals as Non Shooting Rampage Zones.
 
2014-06-06 10:01:27 AM  

haterade69: So if I have a constitutional right to bare arms, why can't I own a machine gun or nuclear weapon? Neither is forbidden in the constitution.


You can own a machine gun.

Technically, as long as your paperwork is in order and you had the money, you could own a nuclear device as well.
 
2014-06-06 10:01:36 AM  

verbaltoxin: The suspect hasn't shot anybody. It was a stabbing. The facility issued an alert that is the same for an active shooter though, because there isn't one for an active stabber. So we've managed to go more than 1 day in the US without a mass shooting. Yay, America.


The day is still young...
 
2014-06-06 10:02:03 AM  
Its a STABBING but that hasnt stopped the derp brigade from showing up. Also Im guessing the mods wont edit the headline because an active stabber thread just wont generate the traffic that an active shooter thread will.
 
2014-06-06 10:02:12 AM  

Publikwerks: CruJones: Am I the only one who saw the article said the guy has a knife, not a gun?

/Active stabber

[i.imgur.com image 621x189]


I lol'ed.
 
2014-06-06 10:02:46 AM  
haterade69

So if I have a constitutional right to bare arms, why can't I own a machine gun or nuclear weapon? Neither is forbidden in the constitution.

No one's coming to force you to wear sleeves.

/serious answer: context
 
2014-06-06 10:02:49 AM  
FTFA:   A service member was stabbed Friday morning near Naval Medical Center Portsmouth at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads' Portsmouth Annex.

Mods, this is still news because it  wasn't a shooting in Portsmouth.
 
2014-06-06 10:03:02 AM  
Wow. All these incidents just happen to be taking place during my 10-day wait to pick up my first gun.

Let me qualify myself and put others at ease: a) I live in a rural area, and I was recently robbed; b) I got a .357 revolver for home defense, not some high-capacity pistol or AR-15; c) I am a white guy, but I'm not crazy.

Still, it's just kinda weirding me out.

On a related note, at every gun store I've been to I've had to put up with anti-Obama, anti-liberal small-talk from derping rednecks who assume I'm one of them. I just smile and nod. I've been tempted to fark with them and say I'm a socialist (I'm actually registered Green), but there are guns arounds and I'd probably be shot.
 
2014-06-06 10:03:03 AM  

tricycleracer: If I lived in a different country and was planning my summer vacation, I'd probably just cross USA off my list of possibilities.


No joke: many countries warn their tourists coming to the US about gun violence.
 
2014-06-06 10:03:10 AM  

R.A.Danny: Now for the lamentation and heartbreak that it was a stabbing and no assault rifles were involved.


To be fair, we don't yet know if the suspect had a gun that shoots knives.
 
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