The American mass shooting thread

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

  1. porp

    porp Well-Known Member

    Is it possible that Americans collectively see mass shootings as a regrettable price to pay for something they truly value i.e. the right to bear arms?

    So its considered in the same way as deaths from car accidents. A pity, but a price worth paying for the benefit of driving

    The victims often seem to be white and middle class or their children. So if that does not prompt change from politicians, nothing possibly can.
     
  2. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Have wingnuts on Twitter started claiming he was ‘antifa’ yet? It’s something of a tradition.
     
  3. yield

    yield zero

    Gun deaths increasing after years of decline, study finds
    08/11/18
     
  4. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Good thing he didn't shoot anyone with it.:thumbs:
     
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  5. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    Such a genteel village - makes this dangerous activity that more edgy ...
     
  6. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    A other mass shooter with a history of violence against women. Her colleagues persuaded her not to report him after the assault, so not to ruin his career in the US Marine Corps. :mad:

    Thousand Oaks Gunman’s High School Coach Speaks About Sexual Assault

     
  7. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    I think they got so far down the road of claiming he was of middle-eastern appearance that people noticed, and they've spent much of the time since blaming the media.
     
  8. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    An active shooter in Chicago, near Mercy Hospital (26th and Michigan apparently) according to CNN.

    The anchor started the report with, and I quote, "Well here we go again".
     
  10. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    Well, here we go again...

    :(
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  12. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    'But one heartbroken mother spoke out angrily over her son’s death – he had survived the Las Vegas shooting only to die in the tragedy in Thousand Oaks.

    “I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts,” said Susan Orfanos, whose 27-year-old son, Telemachus Orfanos, a navy veteran, died on Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar and Grill.

    “I want those bastards in Congress … They need to pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesn’t come home,” she said, raising her voice to speak through gritted teeth and tears outside her home in the California suburb 40 miles north-west of Los Angeles.'

    'Those bastards need to pass gun control': families of California shooting victims speak out
     
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  13. likesfish

    likesfish officaly hardest and most tooled up urbanite:)

    apparently, the thousands of people who are killed by guns are the necessary price for freedom:mad:.
    Without the ability to pick up a Glock at asda we in the UK are little more than serfs who can be murdered by the government tomorrow:facepalm:
     
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  14. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Walter Reed Medical Center: Active shooter reported

     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It now says:
     
  16. likesfish

    likesfish officaly hardest and most tooled up urbanite:)

    :facepalm::D opps
    but who hasn't caused armed police to be called out due to an exercise.
    But you'd think Sussex police helicopter might recognize a minesweeper
     
  17. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Hopefully something good comes of this. By which I mean something bad happens to Alex Jones.

     
  18. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    Good news. Fuck Alex Jones.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What a filthy depraved piece of slime he is

     
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  20. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    He is. He quite deliberately chose to persecute the parents of dead primary-school children to "rebuild his brand".
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  21. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    i'm a peaceable fellow but if they literally flayed him i wouldn't speak against it.
     
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  22. Nylock

    Nylock I hate 'these days'...

    I've said it before regarding Alex Jones and lawsuits: I hope they sue him into penury.
     
  23. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    I just hope he actually physically bursts at some point, pretty sure he’s come close during staged apoplectic moments in the past.
     
  24. likesfish

    likesfish officaly hardest and most tooled up urbanite:)

    I Feel dirty saying this but Piers Morgan can pass as human.

    Compared to the mobile pile of shit that is Jones and the truthers about sandy Hook.
     
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  25. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

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