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(Austin News KXAN)   Hey America, I know we're trying to make up for lost time as things get back to normal, but can we cool it on the active shooters?   (kxan.com) divider line
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2021-04-18 1:45:23 PM  
Original Tweet:

 
2021-04-18 2:10:09 PM  
In completely unrelated news, two days ago the Texas legislature voted to loosen gun ownership regulations...
 
2021-04-18 2:10:35 PM  
Residents should avoid the area.

fark that, I'm avoiding the whole state.
 
2021-04-18 2:11:33 PM  
Wth shoots up an Arboretum?
 
2021-04-18 2:12:47 PM  
In Texas? Now I've seen everything.
 
2021-04-18 2:13:03 PM  
Freedum!
 
2021-04-18 2:13:10 PM  
That's two in 24 hours. FREEDOM!
 
2021-04-18 2:14:20 PM  
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2021-04-18 2:14:29 PM  
The USA is a highly armed society but, contrary to firearm industry promises, it isn't very polite.

Please stear clear and stay safe Austin farkers.
 
2021-04-18 2:14:55 PM  

JustSayYo: In completely unrelated news, two days ago the Texas legislature voted to loosen gun ownership regulations...


Right...why are they advising to shelter in place.  Come out blasting.
 
2021-04-18 2:15:41 PM  
It's because of those restrictive gun laws you always hear about in texas. The people there cant protect themselves.
 
2021-04-18 2:15:51 PM  
Texas: Well, have they tried shooting the gun problem?
 
2021-04-18 2:15:54 PM  
Goddamn, that one was pretty close to home. I frequent that Trader Joe's in the background.
 
2021-04-18 2:15:56 PM  
How many hours since the Kenosha shooting?

/we didn't even last a whole day
 
2021-04-18 2:15:57 PM  
Civilized countries look at the USA and are like, WTF?
 
2021-04-18 2:17:39 PM  
These angry incels and white bigots have been cooped up for a year nursing their grudges. All the mass shootings we didn't have last year we will now have in accelerated time, along with the mass shootings which would be normally expected.

Enjoy the mall!
 
2021-04-18 2:18:27 PM  
Now I remember why I was nervous about "getting back to normal".
 
2021-04-18 2:18:43 PM  
Conservatives are telling other conservatives they need to kill people that are "victimizing" them whether it is running them down with a car,attacking congress and the vice President or killing other Americans on the street.

The right wing wants you to know that you are the silent majority and you along with your guns will be heroes for the rest of America when you take action.
 
2021-04-18 2:21:13 PM  
From the moron quoted in the article: Just drove by the arboretum Starbucks in #Austin something is going on, KXAN is saying active shooter.

Yeah, an active shooter does qualify as "something". Also, you heard KXAN say it was an active shooter why tf are you driving by?
 
2021-04-18 2:21:39 PM  
If our shooters aren't active, you'll just be complaining that they're obese due to their sedentary lifestyle and costing millions to the healthcare system. Make up your minds!
 
2021-04-18 2:22:02 PM  
Hopefully you people are learning to never leave home without a gun.
 
2021-04-18 2:22:29 PM  

gunther_bumpass: That's two in 24 hours. FREEDOM!


Heating up...still plenty of hours left to activate On Fire mode though.
 
2021-04-18 2:22:35 PM  
So honest question.  Were shootings down during Trump era or did the media just focus on trump stuff instead of mass shootings?

Also, are these shootings mostly RWNJ or just average disgruntled people (who aren't RWNJ)?
 
2021-04-18 2:22:56 PM  
I want to make a pilgrimage to the Whiskey Vault and Fang and Feather in Austin. However, living in Atlanta, there is a farkton of derp to have to drive through to get there. Not to mention the staggering amount of Texans in Texas. Ugh.
 
2021-04-18 2:23:23 PM  
The Californication of Austin continues.
 
2021-04-18 2:23:41 PM  

Flashlight: Hopefully you people are learning to never leave home without a gun.


Right, every time you don't have one, someone else might shoot up the place you were goign to shoot up, and that would be a shame.
 
2021-04-18 2:26:10 PM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: The Californication of Austin continues.


What are you talking about? Austin practically invented mass shootings.
 
2021-04-18 2:26:12 PM  

king of vegas: Civilized countries look at the USA and are like, WTF?


IMHO the shooters are kinda good at taking turns.
 
2021-04-18 2:26:13 PM  

Flashlight: Hopefully you people are learning to never leave home without a gun.


To bad no one in Texas ever leaves home without a gun. This tragedy could have been prevented.
 
2021-04-18 2:26:20 PM  

Freefall90: Goddamn, that one was pretty close to home. I frequent that Trader Joe's in the background.


That's what my friends from Austin are all saying.

A shooting at Trader Joe's seems more likely.
 
2021-04-18 2:26:39 PM  

Flashlight: Hopefully you people are learning to never leave home without a gun.


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2021-04-18 2:27:13 PM  
Eventually there will be so many mass shooters in America that they're bound to shoot each other -- a problem a solves itself!
 
2021-04-18 2:27:40 PM  
I need to start a Texas t-shirt business where the shirts say 'I survived a mass shooting'.   I'll be rich!
 
2021-04-18 2:27:44 PM  

gunsmack: From the moron quoted in the article: Just drove by the arboretum Starbucks in #Austin something is going on, KXAN is saying active shooter.

Yeah, an active shooter does qualify as "something". Also, you heard KXAN say it was an active shooter why tf are you driving by?


I got a call one night from a girl I was dating - roommate of a friend.

"There are gunshots down the block!"

Are you both ok?

"Yes. We're in the back of the house, we're fine. Can you come over."

You want me to come over. Through the gunfire. Yeah, maybe later WHEN I DON'T HAVE TO DODGE BULLETs.
 
2021-04-18 2:27:56 PM  

Flashlight: Hopefully you people are learning to never leave home without a gun.


My freegun /:(
 
2021-04-18 2:28:26 PM  

TommyDeuce: Flashlight: Hopefully you people are learning to never leave home without a gun.

Right, every time you don't have one, someone else might shoot up the place you were goign to shoot up, and that would be a shame.


Hey now, open carry is our God given right as Americans! Sure, no one can tell if we're on our way to shoot up a school or theater, but that's just the price you have to pay for our freedom!

Carry on, True Americans™! Those that survive will remember you!
 
2021-04-18 2:28:28 PM  

Mrtraveler01: How many hours since the Kenosha shooting?

/we didn't even last a whole day


We never do.

There are multiple mass shootings in the US every day.

It's more unusual for there to not be a mass shooting in the US.
 
2021-04-18 2:28:51 PM  

goodncold: So honest question.  Were shootings down during Trump era or did the media just focus on trump stuff instead of mass shootings?

Also, are these shootings mostly RWNJ or just average disgruntled people (who aren't RWNJ)?


The ones during the Trump administration were a lot more efficient.

*cough cough*

Las Vegas...
 
2021-04-18 2:29:15 PM  

darkeyes: I need to start a Texas t-shirt business where the shirts say 'I survived a mass shooting'.   I'll be rich!


I went to Texas and all I did was survive a mass shooting
 
2021-04-18 2:29:31 PM  

buttercat: Freefall90: Goddamn, that one was pretty close to home. I frequent that Trader Joe's in the background.

That's what my friends from Austin are all saying.

A shooting at Trader Joe's seems more likely.


That's one of the many reasons I don't own a gun.
farkin' people at Trader Joe's.
 
2021-04-18 2:30:25 PM  
Shelter in place?  WTF?  what about our freedoms to fully arm and get out there to exhibit our good guy with a gun politeness?
 
2021-04-18 2:30:33 PM  

gunther_bumpass: gunsmack: From the moron quoted in the article: Just drove by the arboretum Starbucks in #Austin something is going on, KXAN is saying active shooter.

Yeah, an active shooter does qualify as "something". Also, you heard KXAN say it was an active shooter why tf are you driving by?

I got a call one night from a girl I was dating - roommate of a friend.

"There are gunshots down the block!"

Are you both ok?

"Yes. We're in the back of the house, we're fine. Can you come over."

You want me to come over. Through the gunfire. Yeah, maybe later WHEN I DON'T HAVE TO DODGE BULLETs.


So you gave up a possible threesome because you are chicken of bullets?
 
2021-04-18 2:31:40 PM  

DeArmondVI: The USA is a highly armed society but, contrary to firearm industry promises, it isn't very polite.

Please stear clear and stay safe Austin farkers.


An armed society isn't a polite society, it's a society where everyone is perpetually tiptoeing on eggshells for fear of setting off the asshole they know about and the psycho they don't.
 
2021-04-18 2:33:35 PM  

gunther_bumpass: That's two in 24 hours. FREEDOM!


The first thought I had when I saw this news pop up was "I guess we need to have the reset clock for shootings in MINUTES, not days"
 
2021-04-18 2:34:46 PM  
Well, time to riot.
 
2021-04-18 2:34:58 PM  

gunther_bumpass: buttercat: Freefall90: Goddamn, that one was pretty close to home. I frequent that Trader Joe's in the background.

That's what my friends from Austin are all saying.

A shooting at Trader Joe's seems more likely.

That's one of the many reasons I don't own a gun.
farkin' people at Trader Joe's.


I'm ok with Trader Joe's, but Whole Foods makes me wanna pop a cap in someone's ass.
 
2021-04-18 2:35:16 PM  
Texas again...were are all the good guys with guns to prevent these things?
 
2021-04-18 2:37:46 PM  

goodncold: gunther_bumpass: gunsmack: From the moron quoted in the article: Just drove by the arboretum Starbucks in #Austin something is going on, KXAN is saying active shooter.

Yeah, an active shooter does qualify as "something". Also, you heard KXAN say it was an active shooter why tf are you driving by?

I got a call one night from a girl I was dating - roommate of a friend.

"There are gunshots down the block!"

Are you both ok?

"Yes. We're in the back of the house, we're fine. Can you come over."

You want me to come over. Through the gunfire. Yeah, maybe later WHEN I DON'T HAVE TO DODGE BULLETs.

So you gave up a possible threesome because you are chicken of bullets?


Ha. Was never on the table. But the girl I was dating, my god she had a butt that wouldn't quit they got these pretzels here FIVE DOLLARS?
 
2021-04-18 2:38:04 PM  

skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Well, time to riot.


The old justification for taking a human life was fear of death to yourself or others.

The new justification according to some "News" outlets is ,If you think someone may throw a trash can at your house or business or if someone is making you late by standing on the road.

Killings everywhere
 
2021-04-18 2:38:14 PM  
Well, the shooters are all vaccinated.  they need to get out of lockdown too.  why do you hate freedoms?
 
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