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2018-06-17 08:45:38 AM  
Crisis actors, yadayada in 3..2...
 
2018-06-17 08:47:51 AM  
Looks like I picked a good day to start smoking crack
 
2018-06-17 08:49:45 AM  
What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?
 
2018-06-17 08:54:25 AM  
I too hate art but this is no way to go about its destruction.

Anyone make a performance art joke yet?
 
2018-06-17 08:55:10 AM  
Ban guns
 
2018-06-17 08:55:36 AM  
Mass shooting? But it was in Jersey!
 
2018-06-17 08:56:31 AM  
Art All Night? This seems like a bad idea.

What time do the bars close in Trenton?
 
2018-06-17 08:56:53 AM  
Impossible. New Jersey has arguably some of the tightest restrictions on firearms of any state.
 
2018-06-17 08:57:28 AM  

Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?


Well, it was Trenton.
 
2018-06-17 08:57:41 AM  
We can only discuss gun control if there's one solution for all situations.  Don't have time to pass multiple bills.
 
2018-06-17 08:58:43 AM  
Havingng managed a bar in New York for a bit, where closing time is 4 AM, I can confidently state that nothing good happens after 2 AM. And that was in a nice part of town. Not in Trenton, in public, after midnight.

I have so many questions.
1. Why was this an idea that got approved?
2. Who thinks it's a good idea to be in Trenton at 2 in the morning buying art?
3. Who thinks it's a good idea to be in Trenton?
 
2018-06-17 08:59:24 AM  

lenfromak: Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?

Well, it was Trenton.


In that case...
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2018-06-17 08:59:29 AM  

Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?


In Trenton NJ, it's more than likely.
/been there once, it was enough
 
2018-06-17 09:00:31 AM  

Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?


Extremely, extremely, extremely slim. If my wife hadn't torn a calf muscle this week we would have been there during the shooting. It is an all night art show done in a giant former factory building where suspension bridge cabling was made. They also do the Trenton punk rock flea market there several times a year. I know by "typical inner-city violence" you mean poor black people shooting at each other, but the events at this place are attended by 99.9% suburban white folks and any non-suburban people are hipsters.
 
2018-06-17 09:00:33 AM  

scotchcrotch: We can only discuss gun control if there's one solution for all situations.  Don't have time to pass multiple bills.


Are you talking about some kind of final solution?
 
2018-06-17 09:02:42 AM  

Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?


Why does this matter?

Regardless the answer is MOAR GUNZ
 
2018-06-17 09:05:37 AM  

oldfool: Looks like I picked a good day to start smoking crack


its always a good day for crack. it's awesome.
 
2018-06-17 09:07:06 AM  

AfroSpatula: Ban guns


Sadly, if gun manufacturers, sellers, and owners can't get their shiat together and become responsible participants in society, I fear that is going to happen.
Too bad - and really unnecessary.
 
2018-06-17 09:09:18 AM  
Sheesh, everyone's a critic.
 
2018-06-17 09:10:37 AM  
I guess someone was told their art wasn't worth the 10 grand he thought it was worth.
 
2018-06-17 09:10:38 AM  

IndyJohn: Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?

Why does this matter?

Regardless the answer is MOAR GUNZ


If we want to stop shootings like this (and I assume we do), it's worth finding out whether enforcing existing laws already would have stopped the shooting.

Unless your position is that whatever the question is, the answer is MOAR ANTI-GUN LAWZ.
 
2018-06-17 09:12:10 AM  
You hear about these mass shooting events where the targets are innocent kids or just a bunch of ordinary people out to have a good time.

You never hear about a gunman crashing a corporate board meeting with an automatic weapon and wasting a bunch of CEOs or shareholders.

Discuss.
 
2018-06-17 09:13:29 AM  

Nhojwolfe: I guess someone was told their art wasn't worth the 10 grand he thought it was worth.


It wasn't worth $132,000.
 
2018-06-17 09:15:59 AM  
If the death toll rises to two or more this will be infinitely more tragic.
 
2018-06-17 09:17:16 AM  

AfroSpatula: Ban guns


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2018-06-17 09:22:13 AM  

Dork Gently: IndyJohn: Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?

Why does this matter?

Regardless the answer is MOAR GUNZ

If we want to stop shootings like this (and I assume we do), it's worth finding out whether enforcing existing laws already would have stopped the shooting.

Unless your position is that whatever the question is, the answer is MOAR ANTI-GUN LAWZ.


Unfortunately the NRA made sure that it is illegal for the CDC to crunch the numbers on gun violence. You know, some of the best people in the world (or used to be before the anti-government people became in charge) for this sort of thing.
 
2018-06-17 09:23:29 AM  

some_beer_drinker: oldfool: Looks like I picked a good day to start smoking crack

its always a good day for crack. it's awesome.


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2018-06-17 09:26:46 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Unfortunately the NRA made sure that it is illegal for the CDC to crunch the numbers on gun violence. You know, some of the best people in the world (or used to be before the anti-government people became in charge) for this sort of thing.


That's not remotely true and you should know it.
 
2018-06-17 09:29:24 AM  
This wouldn't have happened if the art show had only one entrance.
 
2018-06-17 09:32:42 AM  

Dork Gently: IndyJohn: Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?

Why does this matter?

Regardless the answer is MOAR GUNZ

If we want to stop shootings like this (and I assume we do), it's worth finding out whether enforcing existing laws already would have stopped the shooting.

Unless your position is that whatever the question is, the answer is MOAR ANTI-GUN LAWZ.


You see the great thing about your argument is you can do both!

You can review existing laws WHILE introducing new legislation.  All laws aren't equal and one may be easier to enforce than another.
 
2018-06-17 09:34:01 AM  

Shostie: This wouldn't have happened if the art show had only one entrance.


Give the artists miniature baseball bats.
 
2018-06-17 09:38:32 AM  

AfroSpatula: Ban guns


Ban art
 
2018-06-17 09:38:58 AM  

scotchcrotch: Dork Gently: IndyJohn: Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?

Why does this matter?

Regardless the answer is MOAR GUNZ

If we want to stop shootings like this (and I assume we do), it's worth finding out whether enforcing existing laws already would have stopped the shooting.

Unless your position is that whatever the question is, the answer is MOAR ANTI-GUN LAWZ.

You see the great thing about your argument is you can do both!

You can review existing laws WHILE introducing new legislation.  All laws aren't equal and one may be easier to enforce than another.


We already have lots of laws against what happened in this case.  If they're not working, maybe we should scrap some, because I don't exactly trust police and prosecutors to apply a reasonable set of charges if they can opt for the whole smorgasbord.
 
2018-06-17 09:44:52 AM  
I was told about this art show yesterday.  My daughter's friend's family usually goes every year. Thank goodness she had other plans and didnt attend this one. 

Not really an Art Show guy myself, but definitely not a 'Trenton in the middle of the night' Art Show guy...
 
2018-06-17 09:45:18 AM  
Are the guns OK?
 
2018-06-17 09:47:47 AM  

scotchcrotch: We can only discuss gun control if there's one solution for all situations.  Don't have time to pass multiple bills.


and it has to immediately and forever solve all problems, or what's the point?
 
2018-06-17 09:49:55 AM  

IndyJohn: Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?

Why does this matter?

Regardless the answer is MOAR GUNZ


It matters because it affects what needs to be done to try and reduce the chances of something like this happening again.
 
2018-06-17 09:50:55 AM  
Thankfully the disturbed person didn't show up with a swimming pool.

That would have been a real mess.
 
2018-06-17 09:51:55 AM  
So apparently a fight broke out, then ended in gun fire among multiple people. So perhaps gang related?
 
2018-06-17 09:55:28 AM  
Thoughts and prayers
 
2018-06-17 09:56:26 AM  
I'm pretty d@mn surprised this hasn't happened in the 12 years proceeding this year TBH.
It's not the Artsy people that are the problem, it's usually very peaceful & respectful & from what I've heard & read about past years is quite a cool event with lots of talent & a good time to be had by all.
This was most likely a completely unrelated "gang-event" that just so happened to occur in that neighborhood last night...when there were lots of people around.  Unfortunately many gang-bangers look kind of like ordinary folk who might be attending an Art festival.

/from Trenton
 
2018-06-17 09:56:37 AM  

wozzeck: Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?

Extremely, extremely, extremely slim. If my wife hadn't torn a calf muscle this week we would have been there during the shooting. It is an all night art show done in a giant former factory building where suspension bridge cabling was made. They also do the Trenton punk rock flea market there several times a year. I know by "typical inner-city violence" you mean poor black people shooting at each other, but the events at this place are attended by 99.9% suburban white folks and any non-suburban people are hipsters.


Also, how come we can shrug off poor black people shooting each other  typical inner city violence as not a part of this country's phenomenal gun problem?
 
2018-06-17 10:00:43 AM  

ChuckRoddy: So apparently a fight broke out, then ended in gun fire among multiple people. So perhaps gang related?


Not perhaps. As others pointed out this is Trenton, it's a certainty. This is a city that has one of the highest rates of violence in the country and due to years of corruption in their government, they went broke and laid off cops.

But it's are our state capital, so it really is a shining.
 
drp
2018-06-17 10:05:31 AM  

wozzeck: the events at this place are attended by 99.9% suburban white folks and any non-suburban people are hipsters.


Goddamn hipsters. When are we going to take this crisis seriously and ban them?

/ guess it's too soon to talk about them
 
2018-06-17 10:07:46 AM  

AfroSpatula: Ban guns


I grew up around guns I am a gun owner and a die hard second amendment supporter but it's time to ban semi-automatics fully semi-automatics ammunition assault guns with too many clips and guns designed to kill people that's just common sense after that you can have all the guns you want!

After a thorough psychological evaluation of course and you can even go down to the local precinct to visit your gun under strict supervision whenever you want if you have a valid reason. Don't get me wrong I'm all about the second amendment the right to bear arms is extremely important to me but isn't time we abolish the second amendment? Isn't it a little outdated? Well requlated militia why does anyone even need a gun?

I'm not saying we ban guns farking christ you gun obsessed psychopaths get a grip calm down. No one is coming for your guns. No one is saying ban all guns. I'm just saying that we ban the guns that can kill people. No one and I repeat no one has ever suggested that we ban guns or abolish the secondment amendment. I don't even know where you evil baby killing monsters come up with that one. No one is a bigger supporter of gun rights than me .
Reasonable common sense. Why won't you compromise
 
2018-06-17 10:15:05 AM  

carkiller: Also, how come we can shrug off poor black people shooting each other  typical inner city violence as not a part of this country's phenomenal gun problem?


One popular theory is that gun violence can break out easily almost any time, and so the only really effective way to combat it is to severely restrict access to guns.

If gangs are a major factor in gun crimes, that instead suggests taking a very different tack to reduce the problem -- particularly because gangs are major factors in drug and property crimes.
 
2018-06-17 10:17:08 AM  

Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?


You mean the people we imagine commit all the mass shootings but rarely do? A betting man still puts his money on the white male.
 
2018-06-17 10:24:02 AM  

edmo: Dork Gently: What are the odds on this being typical inner-city violence that happened to break out at a crowded place, perpetrated by people who were committing federal felonies by carrying firearms in the first place?

You mean the people we imagine commit all the mass shootings but rarely do? A betting man still puts his money on the white male.


Mass shooters are disproportionately not white.

What are you willing to bet that a majority of the shooters in this incident are/were white?
 
2018-06-17 10:35:38 AM  
The most disturbing thing about this is the fact that there's an art festival in Trenton.
 
2018-06-17 10:38:25 AM  
My guess is that some little bastard tried to climb the artwork and security opened fire on him before he did some real damage. That'll teach you to let your kids run wild.
 
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