The American mass shooting thread

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

  1. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    If only there was an armed granny in the house etc etc.

    Americans are going to be stuck with these horrific slaughters for a very long time with the cunt Trump in charge and the vile NRA wielding so much influence.
     
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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

  4. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    This is one of the most depressing things I've read in a while. :(
     
  5. Poi E

    Poi E Well-Known Member

  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    That's not really more guns, is it, it's more having one or two guns in a different place
     
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  7. Gimigimi

    Gimigimi leaky cyborg

    Reading these articles is like listening to an oldies station. They should honestly just fire "John S. Hollywood" :facepalm: and replace him with an AI. Just all the classics. More paranoia, more surveillance, advice on how to prepare for the rambo-style heroic rescue you will inevitably be called upon to carry out. And of course the idiotic and forced "political neutrality":

    "one way or another". "leaders". You know, it happens on both sides. No need to get too specific here; in fact, it's just that sort of partisan finger-pointing that's the real cause of these shootings.

    Patriotism??? Good call, RAND corporation. Why take any actual legislative steps, when we can make a speech saying that there's "good people on both sides of the political aisle"? Shit, you've saved America. Never heard a politician say that before in my life. What a breath of fresh air. Hundreds of lives have been saved. Future mass shooters are watching Joe Biden tell us about all the human patriots he has worked with during his career, tears streaming down their cheeks, smashing their AR-15s with sledgehammers as they realize the error of their ways.

    Perfect concluding sentence. Mass shootings are naturalized, presented as something that "just happens", and for which we need to "improve our defences", i.e. purchase shitloads of "security solutions" from various companies and make sure not to say anything too rude while doing politics. Well shit, no problem on that front, I can always buy some more guns to improve my defenses.

    There's just this weird nagging feeling I have, as I check my security cameras, polish my katana, look through the armored peephole on my front door and listen to patriotic platitudes softly burbling from my TV. Kind of an isolated, nervous feeling. Oh well, that's normal and there's nothing anyone can do about it except to stay prepared for a mass shooting at all times. I mean, look at how prepared this guy is. He seems pretty chill.

     
  8. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Cultural differences.


    There was no way this you tube was ever going to be made by someone with an American accent
     
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  9. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    Bullshit look at the garlic festival shooting police were firing back within a minute still 4 dead and over a dozen wounded. Probably not going to get a faster response time outside of a war zone. Expecting people to do heroic things like attacking someone who has a gun is a dumb plan.
     
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  10. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Don't watch this if you're feeling fragile, but fucking hell that such a thing needs to be made

     
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  11. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  12. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    :bigeyes::(
     
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  13. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    Colt will stop making AR-15 rifles for the consumer market - CNN

     
  14. Detroit City

    Detroit City Not a well known member

    Even if Colt stops making AR15s today there will still be 11 million of them in circulation. More than enough for any mass shooters of the future. :)
     
  15. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  16. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Unfortunately, Colt's patent on the AR-15 expired in 1977 and there's more than 20 other companies making "AR-15 style" rifles, so this just means that would-be mass shooters have a slightly narrowed range of brands to choose from.
     
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  17. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    After a presidential hopeful made a speach saying yes we are coming for your ar15s

    A texas gunshop sold out of custom bento ar15s :facepalm:.

    Guns in America are basically a relegion
     
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  18. Detroit City

    Detroit City Not a well known member

    guns play a huge role in shaping the US
     
  19. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Swords and spears made England but I don't insist on wearing them in Aldi.
     
  20. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Mainly muskets & single load rifles though.
     
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  21. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    Longbow used to be the yeomans weapon of choice but nobody's forced to practice archery anymore (except the bastards at blind veterans).
     
  22. Detroit City

    Detroit City Not a well known member

    :D
     
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  23. Poi E

    Poi E Well-Known Member

    But some probably do, cos, you know, this is England.:)
     
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  24. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    Tbf apart from Mr Pendragon I dont think anybody else who wanders about with a sword and frankly somebody dressed up in appropiate clothing to carry a sword isnt really theating even the
     
  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    9 shot and 4 dead in Kansas now...
     
  26. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    this bit in the CNN report is absolutely mad:

     
  27. SpineyNorman

    SpineyNorman it was already like that when I got here

    Same here, usually leave my longbow at home too.
     
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  28. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    Swiss have a cultural attachment to crossbows. Dont even practisce shooting apples off their sons head let alone entire schools.
     
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  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

  30. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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