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5 dead, 10 hospitalised

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Armoured, Nov 14, 2017 at 3:08 PM.

  1. Armoured

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    I get a bit irritated when they include the perpetrator with the victims when they count the dead. I have no compassion for the shooter.
     
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  3. Armoured

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    Shhhhh! Don't make any suggestions about what should be done differently! It's too soon to talk about it!
     
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    Like gun control and at least minimal psychiatric controls of those that buy guns? Good idea. Let's not bring up any such solutions.
     
  5. Armoured

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    Shhhhh!!! Stop politicising the tragedy! Now is the time for thoughts and prayers!
     
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    Altfish Well-Known Member

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    I'm not affected at all by these shootings. But I should be, I just feel despair, despair that the obvious cannot be discussed.
     
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    suncowiam Well-Known Member

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    You did post this in a debate forum.

    Include it your request to not debate in your OP and probably a Mod will move this to somewhere more appropriate.
     
  8. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man.

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    I suppose there's not much to say other than what's already been said.
     
  9. sunrise123

    sunrise123 The sea remains the sea whatever the drop thinks
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    This kind of thing happens every day - multiple people die from a gun. And, truly sadly, most people ignore the river of blood.
     
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    Ten bucks says the shooter was suffering from a mental disorder and bought all of his guns legally.
     
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    Shadow Wolf Kissed by Fire

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    Reminds me of a news story several years ago, but it was a suicide bombing that left, I don't remember but let's say 23 people dead, including the bomber. Isn't it kind of a given that during a "suicide bombing," the bomber died during the process?
     
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    Its so frequent an event that people become desensitized to it. They feel sad and the solution to the problem is so obvious to those who are not indoctrinated from birth about their "right to bear arms".....yet it is seen as something like a natural disaster....something that is not preventable. :shrug:

    Just add it to a long list of things that cannot be discussed.....like the use of hemp to replace all the poisonous plastic that is choking our planet.....or the pollution that burning fossil fuels bring to overcrowded cities....or the reason why there is no cure for cancer in modern medicine when medicinal cannabis has been shown to treat many cancers and a host of other serious illnesses effectively....or the reason why those who most engage in warfare are the top dealers in weapons.....let's dare not ask those questions....
    I think its time for people to wake up and follow the money trail....and recognize propaganda for what it is. [​IMG]
     
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    I think the OP is being ironic.
     
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    I disagree. And as long as we say what solutions we will not suggest we will be going along with his request.
     
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    Jesster Friendly skeptic

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    I'm not even sure how to respond anymore. This keeps happening every day anyway.
     
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  17. Enoch07

    Enoch07 Theistic Rationalist and Libertarian
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    Its so important to talk about it. That after a day or two it's like it never even happened!
     
  18. Armoured

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    Well, by then the next one will have happened...

    Still, gotta hand it to President Trump, his response was perfectly representative, considering how much most Americans actually care about this issue... couldn't even be bothered to change the name of the community in his cut 'n' paste condolences Trump Slammed For Tweeting Condolences About The Wrong Mass Shooting
     
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  19. Armoured

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    Unless the shooter has any connection, no matter how tenuous, to either the Middle East or liberal politics, of course.
     
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    Well whether he bought the guns legally or obtained them by illegal means is really somewhat of a moot point due to the following. Seems there should be more investigation into the problem to insure that those that should not be legally able to posses firearms do not. Also I do not know if his record would have prevented him from purchasing firearms or not.
    FBI database for gun buyers missing millions of records
    From the above source:
     
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