Las Vegas Shooting

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  1. brickmii82
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    Reports are stating that at least 50 are dead and 400 people are injured in a shooting that occurred last night in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

    Las Vegas shooting: What we know about what happened at Mandalay Bay - USA TODAY
    https://apple.news/AI97z2yQ0Qmem8BoI9WZGiQ
     
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    The thing is we don't even know why the guy did it yet. It's so screwed up.
     
  3. BlueFox gui

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    don't worry guys, i have this everyday where i live, with time you will get used to it : )
     
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  4. Clydefrosch

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    last i heard the injured were about 200, though that might just refer to people who were hit by a bullet, since many must've been hurt in the ensuing panic.

    with 50 dead, this should now be the mass shooting with the highest casualty count in us history, which might still rise.

    the one who did it was a white male in his 50s or 60s, his motivation will likely remain unclear as he was shot dead quickly, but looking into his living situation might reveal something.
    it might be everything from political affiliation to mental issues or even some manner of ptsd/drugrelated freakout. someone might've even paid him/his family to do it. who knows.

    bottomline, once more a tragedy caused most likely by easy access to all types of weaponry :/
    chances are slim that weapon laws will change though. my condolences for both the surviving families and the future gun victims
     
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  5. Monty Kensicle

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    But what if they were stricter and he just decided to plow a van into people instead?
     
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    He hoping to surpass Anders Breivik?

    I heard bits of it.
     
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  7. Clydefrosch

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    considering he chose to kill people from a hotelwindow far far away, he most likely wouldn't have had the stomach to go for something like that.

    guns give you distance, you dont need to see people bleeding, and gore, hear the begging and dying, from some distance, like a few steps away, they seem an almost surgically clean way to dispose of people. which is one of the many reasons why distance weapons have always revolutionized warfare, because they've always allowed the squeamish to kill effectively too.

    also, the success in reducing overall murder by restricting access to guns in other countries kinda speaks for itself.
     
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    What the hell is wrong with these pussy snipers? "Oh I'm just gonna shoot myself so I don't get caught by the SWAT teams". I'm not sorry for using that word, because that's all these damn filthy snipers are, cowards, cowards who deserve to burn in the depths of hell. That just...makes me want to throw up :sad:


    And why the hell are people liking the OP post? People like the idea of people being killed in cold blood?
     
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  9. Pacheko17

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    ISIS is claiming responsibility.
    And why were there 2 broken windows?
    Welcome to another episode of mass murder theory.
     
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    ISIS can go f*ck itself if they are responsible.
     
  11. Cyan

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    Maybe it's for letting people know about it, more than liking people dying.
    (well, I hope it is)

    I rarely look for information on other places than gbatemp. Sometime I learn non-gaming related news only here.
    this time, I've heard about it at my work, people where talking about it as it's big enough for a lot of people to spread that news.
     
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    Just woke up so I'm not thinking straight, sorry.
     
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  13. RustInPeace

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    How in the world did the guy get guns into the hotel? That's what's circling the mind a lot, as well as a somber sense of dread and sympathy.
     
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    some hotels only check a couple bags, maybe his wasn't checked
     
  15. Cyan

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    @the_randomize, I didn't tell it in a bad way, just wanted to reply to your question as it's something a lot of people could wonder, why people like comments even when there's nothing enjoyable in it.
    I hope it's just "thanks for letting us know, and talk about it". but, each his own I guess.


    I think one of our moderator is from Las Vegas.
     
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    I'm willing to wager the weapon used was either stolen or bought illegitimately. You could ban every gun in the US, or enforce some sort of strict registration process, but there are already so many in circulation, obtaining one would be trivial. Not to mention smuggling more from Mexico.

    If the war on drugs has done nothing but needlessly increase the prison population while drug use rises and more and more research chems (most of them more dangerous than what was already banned) are created to get through loopholes, then banning guns is not going to stop violent crimes at an acceptable level.
     
  17. the_randomizer

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    Banning/outlawing firearms will only make them more desirable and illicitly obtainable. I'm all for responsible and legal gun ownership, it's these damn cowards that make it hard to do so legally. The fact he got away with it and was never punished makes me sick.
     
  18. RustInPeace

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    Things like that just make me play Captain Hindsight from South Park. Why don't hotels check everyone and their bags? I don't know much about gun purchasing, but shouldn't there be a history, a log of gun purchases for each person? That he bought a lot indicates a possible motivation of violence. As for the ISIS thing, I don't know, could be them just lying for boastful purposes. Rather than respond to that first and seriously, there should be something done domestically about gun control, background checks, something, it's ridiculous. For Trump, this being the worst mass shooting in US history, under his presidency, he better do his damnedest to lower the chances of this happening again, and not skirt around this like he has under the guise of some minor thing in comparison, such as the NFL players protesting.

    Ugh, I hate thinking about these things, so for now, just focus more on the victims and being really sympathetic towards them.
     
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    I have family in Vegas. My cousin was at a concert at the Excalibur when it happened....
     
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    That statement is so far beyond bullshit its not even funny.

    When things like this happen.. For whatever reason gun control is blamed.

    The question is not "how did he get the guns?"

    It's "how did he get all of them, and the ammo up to the 32nd floor of a hotel and casino?"
     
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