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2021-04-15 10:16:52 PM  
Oh subby you really think we remember one mass shooting among the literal thousand + that happened since then?
 
2021-04-15 10:31:22 PM  
No.  :(
 
2021-04-15 10:51:57 PM  
The Fark redesign?
 
2021-04-15 10:54:25 PM  
I remember because I work at a college and can see that happening on our campus.  Other than facilities and public safety, no one would question why a door was chained shut to trap people so they couldn't run.

Scary stuff.  We almost had a shooter on our campus, but at the last minute he decided to shoot up a church instead.
 
2021-04-15 11:04:12 PM  
Sure, I clearly remember the event, but I don't recognize it solely by reference to the date.
 
2021-04-16 12:08:12 AM  
That series of events at VT was dizzingly horrifying.
 
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2021-04-16 1:11:10 AM  
A friend of the family's son jumped from a second story window to escape the shooter.

When he was allowed to get the belongings he left behind back, his backpack had bullet holes in it.

So yeah, I remember.

And here we are, a decade and a half later, and still, nothing has changed.
 
2021-04-16 3:50:23 AM  
I remember the event but not by date. I remember being in the Fark thread that day.
 
2021-04-16 7:46:30 AM  
It happens so god damn often in the U.S. that I don't bother commenting in the Breaking News threads anymore. Any country with common sense would have done something years ago.
 
2021-04-16 8:25:09 AM  
Honestly, it's hard to separate one from another at this point. They all kind of blend together.
 
2021-04-16 8:26:12 AM  

gopher321: It happens so god damn often in the U.S. that I don't bother commenting in the Breaking News threads anymore. Any country with common sense would have done something years ago.


Except if I recall correctly he didn't commit that shooting with anything special, just alot of people in a small area, trapped. Some shootings are only prevented by banning all guns. I'll repeat that: the only way to have a shooting free society is to ban all guns and the manufacture of all guns, period. But we aren't going to do that.
 
2021-04-16 8:27:31 AM  
Today is my sister's birthday. My sister's third grade class, along with my sister, were held hostage in the third grade during the 1970's. I'm hoping that she remembers neither event today.
 
2021-04-16 8:27:31 AM  
And based on today's news, we're running out of calendar dates. April 16 now means two different, but similar things. I expect the next time conservatives are in power, they'll want to add months to the calendar to avoid this awkward situation.
 
2021-04-16 8:28:10 AM  
Yeah I want to chime in here too and say I definitely don't remember it, and that site didn't help by not describing what it was talking about, at least in the first few paragraphs.

I don't want to remember it, it is just one of thousands and nothing I can do will change that.
 
2021-04-16 8:28:13 AM  
If you don't remember this, the ghost of cho will show up in your room and perform hammer time tonight.

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2021-04-16 8:29:31 AM  
No.  Sorry, too many to keep track of.
 
2021-04-16 8:29:48 AM  
What a waste. We've learned nothing.
 
2021-04-16 8:30:10 AM  
My niece was attending VT at the time, but thankfully was not on campus during the shooting.
 
2021-04-16 8:30:17 AM  
It was the school shooting y'all. Doesnt that help narrow it down?
 
2021-04-16 8:30:43 AM  
I've got two degrees from UVA, and lots of friends who went to Tech.  Up till that point, it was a love / hate relationship, kinda like with your super annoying little brother.  But after that day I don't think I've said another unkind word to or about a Hokie.  What happened to them gutted me, just as much as if it'd happened at my own school.  For some reason that mass shooting hit me harder than any of the many others, because it felt personal in a way the others didn't.

So yes, subby, I still remember.

RIP Hokies.
 
2021-04-16 8:31:32 AM  
Do you remember an individual raindrop in a downpour?
 
2021-04-16 8:32:42 AM  
At the time it was a major tragedy. Now it's just another brick in the wall.
 
2021-04-16 8:32:56 AM  

FNG: And here we are, a decade and a half later, and still, nothing has changed.


Oh, that's not quite true. Gun laws have become much more relaxed since then.
 
2021-04-16 8:34:02 AM  
This is sad, but we accept this as normal now.

One way to force the narrative?  Whenever you are in the presence of gun nuts, be sure to mention how lucky we are to live in a free country where citizens are encouraged by the government to kill one another with anything that is handy.

"good thing we don't have to search around for a knife or club like uncivilized nations...we can just grab a gun off our belt or out of a backpack and start killing until we run out of ammo!"

They may be forced to punch you in the nose, which will open an avenue of retribution they may have not considered previously.
 
2021-04-16 8:36:01 AM  
Yep and we passed mental health care laws and sensible gun control legislation.   In 2009, we opened the Donald J. Trump Mental Health Facility for Stable Geniuses (named for the first resident).  Social education and community awareness including expanded non police support reduced violent gun crime.

Then I slipped in the shower, fell through a wormhole and wound up on this Earth.  Fortunately, there was a lot of hair in that shower, I looked like Robin Williams until I could find some clothes.  Picture that.  So much for breakfast, eh?
 
2021-04-16 8:38:02 AM  
We remembered by having a memorial mass shooting event in their honor.
 
2021-04-16 8:39:22 AM  
33.
(Assuming the guns did it.)
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2021-04-16 8:39:45 AM  
Yup, I was Farking when it happened and following the thread and CNN when Richard McBeef became known to the world as the Chosen One.
 
2021-04-16 8:42:28 AM  
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2021-04-16 8:43:09 AM  

serfdood: My niece was attending VT at the time, but thankfully was not on campus during the shooting.


I live in the area Cho grew up in.....and first house in the area was down the street from his elementary school. When it happened, a number of families in the area had kids at VT, and one local girl was one of the victims.

So, (not so) CSB.
 
2021-04-16 8:43:35 AM  

hardinparamedic: If you don't remember this, the ghost of cho will show up in your room and perform hammer time tonight.

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The only thing some people will get from this is a need to make snarky comments about hammer control.

People suck.  In 2007 ans 2021.
 
2021-04-16 8:45:10 AM  

Cyberluddite: Sure, I clearly remember the event, but I don't recognize it solely by reference to the date.


It's all become a blur.
 
2021-04-16 8:45:33 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: ... Some shootings are only prevented by banning all guns. I'll repeat that: the only way to have a shooting free society is to ban all guns and the manufacture of all guns, period. But we aren't going to do that.


And even that won't work.
 
2021-04-16 8:46:53 AM  

Warthog: I've got two degrees from UVA, and lots of friends who went to Tech.  Up till that point, it was a love / hate relationship, kinda like with your super annoying little brother.  But after that day I don't think I've said another unkind word to or about a Hokie.  What happened to them gutted me, just as much as if it'd happened at my own school.  For some reason that mass shooting hit me harder than any of the many others, because it felt personal in a way the others didn't.

So yes, subby, I still remember.

RIP Hokies.


Wahoowa.

That being said, I clearly remember a Hokie calling sports radio station and talking about how 'you know, we're going to be sentimental favorites in our football games this fall'.  SMH.

Sometimes Buddy, it's actually NOT about football.
 
2021-04-16 8:51:39 AM  
I remember, and at the time we thought it couldn't get much worse than that. Then Vegas happened.

Sometimes I truly wonder what the history books in the future will say of this era in the US.
 
2021-04-16 8:51:49 AM  
I'm sorry, I was watching this morning's developments in Indianapolis. What was the question again?
 
2021-04-16 8:52:51 AM  

phimuskapsi: I remember, and at the time we thought it couldn't get much worse than that. Then Vegas happened.


Sandy Hook will always be the high-water mark of mass shootings. If that bit of horror didn't cull gun violence, nothing ever will.
 
2021-04-16 8:53:03 AM  
Has anyone thought to do a gun reunion from all these shootings to see if the guns are still okay??
 
2021-04-16 8:54:15 AM  

Nah'mean: FNG: And here we are, a decade and a half later, and still, nothing has changed.

Oh, that's not quite true. Gun laws have become much more relaxed since then


And the shootings seem to be coming at a faster pace...
 
2021-04-16 8:54:24 AM  
All too well.

Lost a professor and those rooms in Norris are where I had all of my classes just a few years prior.
 
2021-04-16 8:56:26 AM  

sniderman: phimuskapsi: I remember, and at the time we thought it couldn't get much worse than that. Then Vegas happened.

Sandy Hook will always be the high-water mark of mass shootings. If that bit of horror didn't cull gun violence, nothing ever will.


Sandy Hook was a horror, no doubt.

But as far as people directly affected, Vegas leads there. 471 people were shot by one person, and an additional 456 injured from the panic.
 
2021-04-16 8:56:32 AM  

sniderman: phimuskapsi: I remember, and at the time we thought it couldn't get much worse than that. Then Vegas happened.

Sandy Hook will always be the high-water mark of mass shootings. If that bit of horror didn't cull gun violence, nothing ever will.


It's funny when they say "Nothing will ever top the horror of the Columbine massacre".  And then someone goes and tops the horror of the Columbine massacre.
 
2021-04-16 8:56:58 AM  
Thankfully we have learned so much from that event, and have relaxed gun laws in many states, so more people can be armed to prevent these type of mass shootings.

There has not been a single mass shooting since that event.

Yep, not a single one.
 
2021-04-16 8:59:09 AM  

sniderman: phimuskapsi: I remember, and at the time we thought it couldn't get much worse than that. Then Vegas happened.

Sandy Hook will always be the high-water mark of mass shootings. If that bit of horror didn't cull gun violence, nothing ever will.


Pretty poor misuse of a word, given the context.
 
2021-04-16 8:59:25 AM  
Strange that Fark's resident gun nuts haven't shown up in this thread.
 
2021-04-16 9:01:19 AM  

Mad Bowl Hoo: Warthog: I've got two degrees from UVA, and lots of friends who went to Tech.  Up till that point, it was a love / hate relationship, kinda like with your super annoying little brother.  But after that day I don't think I've said another unkind word to or about a Hokie.  What happened to them gutted me, just as much as if it'd happened at my own school.  For some reason that mass shooting hit me harder than any of the many others, because it felt personal in a way the others didn't.

So yes, subby, I still remember.

RIP Hokies.

Wahoowa.

That being said, I clearly remember a Hokie calling sports radio station and talking about how 'you know, we're going to be sentimental favorites in our football games this fall'.  SMH.

Sometimes Buddy, it's actually NOT about football.


There's a reason I have you Farkied in UVA orange with the tag "Go Hoos Go!"
 
2021-04-16 9:01:46 AM  

Tailspin Tommy: Nah'mean: FNG: And here we are, a decade and a half later, and still, nothing has changed.

Oh, that's not quite true. Gun laws have become much more relaxed since then

And the shootings seem to be coming at a faster pace...


It's because this country is becoming a worse and worse place to live, and also that we use our amazing modern technology to alienate ourselves from actual human contact.
While there have always been loners, extreme eccentrics, and people who just snap (to say nothing of regular criminals who use guns for their work and protection) we have in our time: really nice guns that work near flawlessly with nice large ammo capacities, a huge media machine that will instantly turn anyone into a celebrity if it so chooses, and the above mentioned emotional defects that seem to plague large societies generally (just ask china how many people one man can knife down in succession, turns out it's alot more than you'd think).
All in all I expect the shootings to continue until morale improves. And nobody seems all that interested in improving morale.
 
2021-04-16 9:01:58 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Strange that Fark's resident gun nuts haven't shown up in this thread.


I'm sure they are busy in the Indianapolis mass shooting thread from this morning.
 
2021-04-16 9:02:11 AM  
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2021-04-16 9:02:25 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Strange that Fark's resident gun nuts haven't shown up in this thread.


This thread isn't a threat to them.  Nobody is going to propose new gun control regulations based on a 14 year old shooting.  There's no narrative to try and twist.
 
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