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(MLive.com)   Sorority apologizes for active shooter scare. Apparently surprised that popping balloons and screaming near a memorial for the New Zealand shooting might somehow trigger a massive police response   (mlive.com) divider line
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2019-03-25 06:08:34 PM  
Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.
 
2019-03-25 06:40:24 PM  
Put them on double secret probation.
 
2019-03-25 06:42:34 PM  

edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.


Or maybe we can just beat some idiots with 2x4s until they're get a farking clue.
 
2019-03-25 06:45:06 PM  

edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.


We can just start calling school shootings 'shooting 101'
 
2019-03-25 06:45:13 PM  

edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.


What I came here to say.  My wife has asked over the years "are those gunshots" and I have replied "no fireworks, backfire, etc" except for a couple of times when the cop who lived behind us at the time fired his gun into the air to celebrate the 4th of July.  God I hated that idiot.
 
2019-03-25 06:45:31 PM  

Mock26: Put them on double secret probation.


Charge them with public mischief. Expel the culprits from the college and yes, put the sorority on double secret probation.
 
2019-03-25 06:47:13 PM  

edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.


Or at least get them a bag of balloons to play with, so they can work by process of elimination :/
 
2019-03-25 06:49:58 PM  
Expel them from school.  Exile them from their country.  They cannot be fixed and must be purged.
 
2019-03-25 06:50:05 PM  
The president is on the line
As ninety-nine red balloons go by.
 
2019-03-25 06:50:58 PM  

interstellar_tedium: edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.

What I came here to say.  My wife has asked over the years "are those gunshots" and I have replied "no fireworks, backfire, etc" except for a couple of times when the cop who lived behind us at the time fired his gun into the air to celebrate the 4th of July.  God I hated that idiot.


If you ever live in a rural/Hispano part of New Mexico, you would accept that as a legitimate question. Celebratory gunfire is a thing for the 4th of July, along with private fireworks
 
2019-03-25 06:51:56 PM  
C*nts.
 
2019-03-25 06:54:35 PM  
Ann Arbor is a whore
 
2019-03-25 06:55:40 PM  
We just had an active shooter scare at my 4th job over the weekend, so I'm getting a kick...

/a**holes
 
2019-03-25 06:56:53 PM  

Mock26: Put them on double secret probation.


Spank them in public
 
2019-03-25 07:01:08 PM  
My daughter had an active shooter scare at her college.  Some numbnuts ran down the hall of his dorm screaming there was a shooter.  LAPD sent full SWAT team plus helicopters....good times.

/he is no longer a student there
 
2019-03-25 07:01:09 PM  

Commander Lysdexic: Mock26: Put them on double secret probation.

Spank them in public


Will the video of this be sold?  Asking for a friend.
 
2019-03-25 07:03:46 PM  

thatboyoverthere: edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.

Or maybe we can just beat some idiots with 2x4s until they're get a farking clue.


But how would that teach the idiots what guns sound like?
 
2019-03-25 07:04:37 PM  
Those girls were dumb.
 
2019-03-25 07:19:42 PM  

Bumblefark: edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.

Or at least get them a bag of balloons to play with, so they can work by process of elimination :/


sorority house detective looners is my fetish
 
2019-03-25 07:20:21 PM  

edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.


Forcing people to use, be around, hear guns is an answer to nothing.  People, including gun owners, are human.  They make mistakes under stress.  And, folks attending a vigil for victims of gun violence may well be primed to hear guns.

Gunfire in a school hallway does not sound like gunfire at a range.

Different guns sound different.

/Glad you will always differentiate gunfire from other sounds.
//Not everyone can or will do so accurately.
 
2019-03-25 07:22:43 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Expel them from school.  Exile them from their country.  They cannot be fixed and must be purged.


Well before that, have them washed and sent to my room.
 
2019-03-25 07:24:12 PM  
Go on.
 
2019-03-25 07:34:09 PM  
"It is unacceptable to merely pass off our actions as a poorly timed coincidence," the letter said. "To do so would be to ignore the politically-charged atmosphere that day and the many serious events on campus that preceded the false alarm."

So.. they intentionally did this? When attention whoring and keeping it real goes wrong, I guess.
 
2019-03-25 07:34:10 PM  
The letter linked to is worth a read. Not a single sentence comes across as sincere - and why the hell should it? Anybody getting all worked up about balloons popping is just looking for an excuse to take offence.
 
2019-03-25 07:40:27 PM  
Mofo'ng fraternities and sororities, they're nothing but thug gang-bangers with attorneys on speed dial.
 
2019-03-25 07:44:56 PM  
I'm glad that Farkers are calling out the real terrorists--mourners who, while in an emotionally charged state, have trouble differentiating between gunfire and normal everyday noises like balloon popping. There should be a law. A law!
 
2019-03-25 07:45:23 PM  
I heard five rounds go off on the other side of a parked dump truck. The sixth round hit the building behind me when the suspects car drove by as I stepped out into the open. Once the area was clear, I ran to help the guy laying in the middle of the street along with an off duty LEO and a nurse. During the investigation, I told the prosecuting attorney the rounds were from a .38. I didn't see the gun. He asked if I'm familiar with guns. I said yes, I grew up in East San Jose. He told me it was a .38. Victim is paralyzed from the waist down.
There's my CSB.
 
2019-03-25 07:48:19 PM  
Northern State "humor"
 
2019-03-25 07:49:43 PM  

IkonOlator: edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.

Forcing people to use, be around, hear guns is an answer to nothing.  People, including gun owners, are human.  They make mistakes under stress.  And, folks attending a vigil for victims of gun violence may well be primed to hear guns.

Gunfire in a school hallway does not sound like gunfire at a range.

Different guns sound different.

/Glad you will always differentiate gunfire from other sounds.
//Not everyone can or will do so accurately.


I grew up around guns.  Sporting clays and target pistol competitions were family events.  People where I now live tune their cars so that they backfire and sound like gunshots.  Then they engine brake hard right outside my farking window because they're farking idiots who like to annoy people at 2 am, and like to hear their own echo.  So don't give me that "lern 2 heer guns u nub" line.
 
2019-03-25 08:04:29 PM  
FTFA: Students and protesters fled campus, some in tears, while others sheltered in place.

Subby linked to the wrong article and Moderator clearly didn't even check the link. I thought this was going to be an article about an unfortunate misunderstanding that caused real fear, not the unholy aftermath of a righteous sixty-two point asskicking.
 
2019-03-25 08:16:29 PM  

blahpers: I'm glad that Farkers are calling out the real terrorists--mourners who, while in an emotionally charged state, have trouble differentiating between gunfire and normal everyday noises like balloon popping. There should be a law. A law!


Who called them a terrorist? Learning the difference can be a good thing. Knowing the difference could potentially give a person time to react.

The people who caused this uproar definitely should be punished for their stupidity, but I don't think anyone is intentionally blaming the victims.
 
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2019-03-25 08:20:38 PM  

blahpers: I'm glad that Farkers are calling out the real terrorists--mourners who, while in an emotionally charged state, have trouble differentiating between gunfire and normal everyday noises like balloon popping. There should be a law. A law!


Mourners getting jumpy in Michigan?

This is approaching "Pray for Omarion" territory.
 
2019-03-25 08:23:26 PM  
I work mere blocks away from where this happened, though I wasn't in town because it happened on the weekend. When I first saw the message over the emergency SMS I was mortified because it was just last year that the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that schools could restrict guns. Which meant it was likely nobody was going to be able to defend themselves from this shooter.

Then I was relieved to learn there was no shooter.

Then I was amused to learn the sound was balloons being popped in an adjacent building.

Then I was hysterical when the university announced counseling was available for anybody traumatized by the situation.

I know I'm an asshole and a bastard for finding that so funny. But god damn.
 
2019-03-25 08:29:43 PM  
College girls will scream bloody hell over absolutely nothing. A couple months in a co-ed dorm will inure you to it.
 
2019-03-25 08:30:08 PM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: I work mere blocks away from where this happened, though I wasn't in town because it happened on the weekend. When I first saw the message over the emergency SMS I was mortified because it was just last year that the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that schools could restrict guns. Which meant it was likely nobody was going to be able to defend themselves from this shooter.


Derp. Because that has ever happened before in a school shooting?
 
2019-03-25 08:44:07 PM  
 
2019-03-25 08:46:29 PM  

adj_m: Next week's Tom Sawyer: I work mere blocks away from where this happened, though I wasn't in town because it happened on the weekend. When I first saw the message over the emergency SMS I was mortified because it was just last year that the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that schools could restrict guns. Which meant it was likely nobody was going to be able to defend themselves from this shooter.

Derp. Because that has ever happened before in a school shooting?


Especially a sorority. That's the LAST place I want a bunch of guns, Jesus Christ .
 
2019-03-25 08:54:23 PM  
What sort of exercise involved shouting and popping balloons?

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2019-03-25 09:05:15 PM  

IkonOlator: edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.

Forcing people to use, be around, hear guns is an answer to nothing.  People, including gun owners, are human.  They make mistakes under stress.  And, folks attending a vigil for victims of gun violence may well be primed to hear guns.

Gunfire in a school hallway does not sound like gunfire at a range.

Different guns sound different.

/Glad you will always differentiate gunfire from other sounds.
//Not everyone can or will do so accurately.


True. Different guns do. But there's always c the sound of the primer firing THEN the powder. Fireworks go POP or BANG. Bullets go KTCR-POP unless you're so far away from them the primer firing sound is lost. At that point it's none of your concern because you're 3 seconds behind everyone else dialing 911.
 
2019-03-25 09:08:55 PM  

SNAFUq: The people who caused this uproar definitely should be punished for their stupidity


Or, crazy thought, sometimes misunderstandings happen, and nobody is to blame for them.

/I mean, unless this campus had some "no popping sounds" rule or something
 
2019-03-25 09:28:02 PM  

Gyrfalcon: adj_m: Next week's Tom Sawyer: I work mere blocks away from where this happened, though I wasn't in town because it happened on the weekend. When I first saw the message over the emergency SMS I was mortified because it was just last year that the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that schools could restrict guns. Which meant it was likely nobody was going to be able to defend themselves from this shooter.

Derp. Because that has ever happened before in a school shooting?

Especially a sorority. That's the LAST place I want a bunch of guns, Jesus Christ .


Talk about a genre-smashin' hit can you imagine the calenders?


/pigtails, lots of pink, dual M16s emptied into the ceiling, a bottle of hooch clasped between her legs.
//I'll take all of them.
 
2019-03-25 09:28:33 PM  

edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.


Disneyland Paris had a panic yesterday because an elevator banged. People thought it was gunshots.
 
2019-03-25 10:11:26 PM  
Everybody should be required by law to take a firearms safety and usage course.

First, so stupid gun owners are less likely to do stupid things with their gun.

Second, so gunphobics can learn how guns actually work and sound.
 
2019-03-25 10:15:24 PM  

Foxxinnia: College girls will scream bloody hell over absolutely nothing. A couple months in a co-ed dorm will inure you to it.


Well, they certainly did when I was in college.  Had to explain that  it was cold in the room.
 
2019-03-25 10:38:45 PM  

Robinfro: True. Different guns do. But there's always c the sound of the primer firing THEN the powder. Fireworks go POP or BANG. Bullets go KTCR-POP unless you're so far away from them the primer firing sound is lost. At that point it's none of your concern because you're 3 seconds behind everyone else dialing 911.


you might be hearing the ignition (both parts) and then the supersonic crack of the bullet.
Somebody did a very good video a little while ago of testing shot noise at different ranges when firing an ar15 fitted with a silencer. it was about 130dB at all distances, because the silencer brought the muzzle noise down to 130, but the bullet itself was marking 130 at all distances up to the ~500 yards they tested to.
Not my field, but i think the ignition process to full burn of the powder is in the 1ms range, which is fast enough that cochlear hair cells will probably have a hard time transducing noise with enough resolution to tell the primer from the powder.

SNAFUq: Learning the difference can be a good thing. Knowing the difference could potentially give a person time to react.


time is important. We've recently learned that entire nations will say how proud they are of their 30+ minute response time to a shooter who goes unopposed for a 17 minute killing spree. Any increase you can get in your chance to distinguish a real threat is in your favor.
 
2019-03-25 11:29:35 PM  

orbister: The letter linked to is worth a read. Not a single sentence comes across as sincere - and why the hell should it? Anybody getting all worked up about balloons popping is just looking for an excuse to take offence.


Right?!
It's probably against my rights that the hospital won't let me visit the cardiac-ward again!!

/context says what
 
2019-03-25 11:41:08 PM  
Don't let off a fart, you might become famous.
 
2019-03-26 12:07:21 AM  

edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.


Why bother? There's a mass shooting every other day.
 
2019-03-26 01:22:02 AM  

interstellar_tedium: edmo: Maybe we should require everyone to get some actual shooting experience and learn what guns going off sounds like.

What I came here to say.  My wife has asked over the years "are those gunshots" and I have replied "no fireworks, backfire, etc" except for a couple of times when the cop who lived behind us at the time fired his gun into the air to celebrate the 4th of July.  God I hated that idiot.


Keep in mind, the last time a major hurricane was set to hit Florida, one memorably idiot decided it'd be a great idea to gather more idiots to fire live ammunition at the hurricane.  Because why not?
 
2019-03-26 05:21:04 AM  

blahpers: I'm glad that Farkers are calling out the real terrorists--mourners who, while in an emotionally charged state, have trouble differentiating between gunfire and normal everyday noises like balloon popping. There should be a law. A law!


Although I empathize with their traumatized state, it is virtually impossible to confuse gunfire and popping party balloons.
 
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