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(The Root)   Another school shooting rocks the nation. Well, substitute "Waffle House" for "school," and change "rocks the nation" to "surprises nobody"   (theroot.com) divider line 29
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2014-06-15 07:24:21 AM  
5 votes:
Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.
2014-06-15 09:53:14 AM  
4 votes:

doglover: Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.


Easily available guns are what turns stupid little spats like this from a clumsy fistfight into homicide.
2014-06-15 08:54:15 AM  
3 votes:
Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

Guns just make it really, really easy.
2014-06-15 08:53:05 AM  
3 votes:
Let see...

Shooter is Arab? Terrorist.

Shooter is black? Culture of violence.

Shooter is white? Mental illness.
2014-06-15 08:42:24 AM  
3 votes:

doglover: Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.


Guns are a force multiplier. Granny can't even fend off a 7 year old, but she can easily take out a few people with a handgun.

Guns allow cowards to do tremendous amounts of damage with the need for any real martial skills.
2014-06-15 09:23:43 AM  
2 votes:

doglover: Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.


Poverty is the flame, social immobility is the fuse, and guns are the bomb that will blow your mind. Wait, what?

/sorry gun thread fatigue, had to be silly ;p
2014-06-15 08:43:19 AM  
2 votes:

Prophet of Loss: doglover: Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.

Guns are a force multiplier. Granny can't even fend off a 7 year old, but she can easily take out a few people with a handgun.

Guns allow cowards to do tremendous amounts of damage without the need for any real martial skills.

2014-06-15 08:41:45 AM  
2 votes:

doglover: You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.


Which is why every other developed nation on earth sees a similar level of gun violence.
2014-06-15 04:10:57 PM  
1 votes:

unknownshooter: How many times can they punch you before it's ok to shoot?


According to a large number of Farkers, they're entitled to punch you until you're dead. Then, once they've used lethal force on you, you're justified in responding with lethal force. Until then, however, if you don't just take your beating like a man, you're a GUN PUSSY LOL, SHOULD JUST FIGHT LIKE A MAN, STUPID RACIST.
2014-06-15 03:17:25 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: LazyMedia: A felon can claim self defense, but will still be guilty of unlawful posession of a firearm.

There's a giggle-inducing loophole in Georgia law about that. If you were convicted of antitrust violations or restraint of trade, the state can give you back your firearms-owning privileges even if the feds haven't. All other ex-felons have to get the feds to let them own guns first.

How, exactly, does Georgia state law supersede the federal prohibition?


I'm not sure, but here's the code section:

(d) A person who has been convicted of a felony, but who has been granted relief from the disabilities imposed by the laws of the United States with respect to the acquisition, receipt, transfer, shipment, or possession of firearms by the secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 925, shall, upon presenting to the Board of Public Safety proof that the relief has been granted and it being established from proof submitted by the applicant to the satisfaction of the Board of Public Safety that the circumstances regarding the conviction and the applicant's record and reputation are such that the acquisition, receipt, transfer, shipment, or possession of firearms by the person would not present a threat to the safety of the citizens of Georgia and that the granting of the relief sought would not be contrary to the public interest, be granted relief from the disabilities imposed by this Code section. A person who has been convicted under federal or state law of a felony pertaining to antitrust violations, unfair trade practices, or restraint of trade shall, upon presenting to the Board of Public Safety proof, and it being established from said proof, submitted by the applicant to the satisfaction of the Board of Public Safety that the circumstances regarding the conviction and the applicant's record and reputation are such that the acquisition, receipt, transfer, shipment, or possession of firearms by the person would not present a threat to the safety of the citizens of Georgia and that the granting of the relief sought would not be contrary to the public interest, be granted relief from the disabilities imposed by this Code section. A record that the relief has been granted by the board shall be entered upon the criminal history of the person maintained by the Georgia Crime Information Center and the board shall maintain a list of the names of such persons which shall be open for public inspection.
2014-06-15 03:14:23 PM  
1 votes:

joshik72: Georgia has a "Stand Your Ground" law:

http://www.georgiapacking.org/GaCode/ ?title=16&chapter=3&section=23.1

Could this apply here in the shooter's defense? If the cook felt "legimately threatened" by the behavior of the belligerent customer, would SYG grant him the right to shoot?


Not if he's black.
2014-06-15 01:26:58 PM  
1 votes:
Hmm so the guy threatening the cook with violence with a couple buddies to help out ends up being shot?

Not sure if I have a problem with that. Kinda...
2014-06-15 11:32:26 AM  
1 votes:

stirfrybry: Elliot8654: Yogimus: Prophet of Loss: Prophet of Loss: doglover: Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.

Guns are a force multiplier. Granny can't even fend off a 7 year old, but she can easily take out a few people with a handgun.

Guns allow cowards to do tremendous amounts of damage without the need for any real martial skills.

And prevents the strong from preying on the weak.

There is something else that prevents the strong from preying on the weak.

It's called the law. Real handy thing we got there.

LOL

Yeah, let me know how calling the cops works for you when you face an armed intruder.


Your circle jerk fantasy of being a bad-ass killing an intruder is never going to happen.
2014-06-15 10:52:34 AM  
1 votes:

Elliot8654: Yogimus: Prophet of Loss: Prophet of Loss: doglover: Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.

Guns are a force multiplier. Granny can't even fend off a 7 year old, but she can easily take out a few people with a handgun.

Guns allow cowards to do tremendous amounts of damage without the need for any real martial skills.

And prevents the strong from preying on the weak.

There is something else that prevents the strong from preying on the weak.

It's called the law. Real handy thing we got there.


LOL

Yeah, let me know how calling the cops works for you when you face an armed intruder.
2014-06-15 10:50:51 AM  
1 votes:
As usual, all if Fark has missed the point and reason for letting this article get to print in some way.

The witness interviewed was named Ontray. Who in their right mind names a child after their favorite part of a meal?
2014-06-15 10:40:21 AM  
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: DrBrownCow: According to a different article, he did not have a permit to have a concealed handgun.

So, just a plain old Responsible Gun Owner.


Probably a guy with prior felonies who votes democrat 98% of the time.

Own that shiat son.
2014-06-15 09:53:03 AM  
1 votes:

Elliot8654: There is something else that prevents the strong from preying on the weak.

It's called the law. Real handy thing we got there.


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2014-06-15 09:45:58 AM  
1 votes:

Warmnight: Strong restriction of firearms are much more needed now. Not everyone should have to own a gun for his own protection. The individual constitution rights regarding should be abolished to curb the craziness running in the street.


Your right to free speech should also be abolished.
2014-06-15 09:35:33 AM  
1 votes:

ChuckRoddy: There are 40 murders a day in the US. They get reported in local news, but as a nation, they are "dog bites man" story unless something really interesting happens about the case.
There are 90 suicides you won't here about.
There are 500 deaths from medical mistakes you'll hear farkall about.


Citation needed on the last part. Medical malpractice killed 1,500 last year per the CDC. Your numbers would put it as one of the top ten causes of morbidity and mortality in the US.

Wait, wait. I got this one. It's a conspiracy.
2014-06-15 09:21:11 AM  
1 votes:
I find this unsurprising.  24-hour breakfast places breed violence.

"It was crowded. People were just coming from the club up the street."

And that's why.
2014-06-15 09:16:20 AM  
1 votes:

Prophet of Loss: Yogimus: Prophet of Loss: Prophet of Loss: doglover: Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.

Guns are a force multiplier. Granny can't even fend off a 7 year old, but she can easily take out a few people with a handgun.

Guns allow cowards to do tremendous amounts of damage without the need for any real martial skills.

And prevents the strong from preying on the weak.

It also allows any crazy SOB to kills dozens. If everyone has guns then you have multiple people firing at each other. All this means is more innocents dead. But don't let any of this interrupt your Guns & Ammo fap session (how do you get the lube on the tweezers?).


My penis allows me to rape dozens.  My hands allow me to strangle dozens.  My feet allow me to kick the shiat out of dozens.  My halitosis allows me to sicken dozens.  My eyes allow me to 'evil eye' dozens.

Keep a gun.  Just don't be a dick about it.
2014-06-15 09:09:46 AM  
1 votes:

Yogimus: Prophet of Loss: Prophet of Loss: doglover: Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.

Guns are a force multiplier. Granny can't even fend off a 7 year old, but she can easily take out a few people with a handgun.

Guns allow cowards to do tremendous amounts of damage without the need for any real martial skills.

And prevents the strong from preying on the weak.


There is something else that prevents the strong from preying on the weak.

It's called the law. Real handy thing we got there.
2014-06-15 09:05:40 AM  
1 votes:

farkmedown: Don't worry, Bloomberg's apparatus will report it as a school shooting if they can find a way to spin it as such.


Clearly subby has never been to PG county Maryland or large parts of Detroit, Chicago, and other U.S. cities.

The idea seems to be to broadcast any crime with a gun as part of a new epidemic of gun violence. Except it's nothing new.


Meanwhile a 4 year old was run over by a cokehead near my town and it didnt make the news anywhere.
2014-06-15 09:04:37 AM  
1 votes:
Isn't America Great!

Let's play USA
How I love the life I lead
Cannot think and cannot read
Watch our values slip away
Play the game of USA

Won't it be a lot of fun
Every man will own a gun
Shoot the ones whose point of view
Makes a point that bothers you
Go on and pollute the land
Clean air will be sold in cans
Did you hear the master plan
One nation under Disneyland
Let's play USA....
2014-06-15 08:58:56 AM  
1 votes:
Don't worry, Bloomberg's apparatus will report it as a school shooting if they can find a way to spin it as such.
2014-06-15 08:46:06 AM  
1 votes:

Prophet of Loss: Prophet of Loss: doglover: Poverty and lack of social mobility breeds violence. Violent places make children grow up into people violent. Violent people do things like this. You see this trend in every epoch in every nation in every history book.

But yes, guns are the problem.

Guns are a force multiplier. Granny can't even fend off a 7 year old, but she can easily take out a few people with a handgun.

Guns allow cowards to do tremendous amounts of damage without the need for any real martial skills.


And prevents the strong from preying on the weak.
2014-06-15 08:25:33 AM  
1 votes:
Shiat. I live in Atlanta and I'd love to know which one this was. All TFA has is "a Waffle House in Fulton County, GA", which narrows the field to about 1,000,000 restaurants...
2014-06-15 08:23:29 AM  
1 votes:
I'm surprised it wasn't reported as "less than X miles from a school!".
2014-06-15 08:21:54 AM  
1 votes:
"Rocks the nation"

Well if you mean simply reporting what has been going on for decades, but is now suddenly considered perhaps unacceptable by societal norms, then yes, "rocks the nation" it is.  Now I'm all for reporting unnecessary deaths on any level, but ask yourself this - who or what agenda suddenly decided this had to be front page news every day.  Answer that and you will find money/votes/influence..
 
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