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The American mass shooting thread

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Pickman's model, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Not enough toilet paper in the world to deal with the all the assholes coming out now. This one though, fuck me this is awful. :mad:

    Republican tells gun debate Holocaust happened because Jews weren't armed

  2. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Speaking of which . . .

    Shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz had swastikas on ammunition magazines

  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  4. 8ball

    8ball I am Spasticus

  5. likesfish

    likesfish chanelling mike from spaced

    Got various americans to admit in Americas history people having their rights taken away or shipped off to camps the gun owners of America did squat as long as tyranny arrives in the Red White and Blue and picks on the other they did squat and will do squat.
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  6. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

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    CRI Registered Chooser

  8. MrSpikey

    MrSpikey Well-Known Member

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  9. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Some potentially interesting figures in this piece that forms the basis for an upcoming book. Note for those who won't read beyond the headline, it's not an anti-gun control piece:

    Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be, researchers say

  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model funhouse thrills

  11. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  12. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Not sure how significant this is, but could it be the beginning of the sort of cultural shift needed?

    Florida school shooting: US investment giant pressures gun firms
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  13. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    All that will happen is nobheads will set up a 'patriotic' investment vehicle to channel funds into these kinds of companies, and it'll be an easy sell.
  14. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

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  15. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    “You don't have to be a tier one operator or a classified marksman” its all nonsense.
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  16. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

  17. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    It's weird reading the comments on that article, seeing how dryly and seriously people are discussing it, as if it wasn't a completely deranged idea. The libertarian fucks seem to want it completely deregulated, 'let the schools decide'. Let's see how compatible that idea is with insurance and liability for schools.
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  18. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    I didn't look at the comments. Will have a look now.
  19. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    It is interesting - though I am not sure how on one hand you can point to a decline in the number of incidents, and then on the other claim that the measures brought in over the same period of time haven't had any effect.
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

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  21. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Yeah, that was a bad idea :D
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  22. Archimage

    Archimage Kat Knapper

    Messages reveal boy planned a school shooting worse than Parkland but instead killed himself
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  23. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    The right will go nuts, look at this Georgia lawmakers pull airline tax break after Delta killed NRA discounts

    It’s so confused (effectively) “we will give you a tax break if you re-instate a discount for nra members”.

    Just imagine the republican outrage if a democrat state offered a tax break to a company for giving black lives matter a discount, but the opposite is just fine.

    US politics is so blatantly corrupt.

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  24. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

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  26. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Might not seem like much of an advance, but the fact some traditional gun enthusiasts are re-thinking their stance is something.

    An Illinois gun show bans AR-15 sales, landing it at the center of a national gun-control debate

    Bear in mind though, this was in Northern Illinois - a Republican area, but not universally right wing. This would never have happened at a gun show in Southern Illinois, where people are actually doubling down, as they always do when they feel "threatened" by, well anything different from what they're used to. :(
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  27. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

  28. 8ball

    8ball I am Spasticus

    That's quite a hopeful piece.
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  29. likesfish

    likesfish chanelling mike from spaced

    well there nuts but at least the wretched things are unloaded and have been checked and secured hence the ties so better than the take an ar15 for a latte crowd and some army units:facepalm:*

    Dentists can play with short barreled automatic weapons a long way away from me :eek:

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