1. LittleFlame

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    Jesus christ the screaming at the end of that video
     
  2. WildDog

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    The issue with that, is that you don't know the intention of the theft.. He may just want to take your stuff and leave you, or he may want to hurt or kill as well.
    I know you are from Canada, that's why i put the marstar.ca example, but since i read your post that you are not against banning but making better background checks. I do agree with you on that.
     
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  4. Lilith Valentine

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    Because it's easier to repeat the thoughts and prayers cycle if we avoid the issues.
     
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    Don't want to sound insensitive but is the killer going to be made out as lone wolf or has mental illness?
     
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    The NRA is quite literally the reason that all US gun registration is done on paper; they managed to convince the Supreme Court (read: paid a shitton of money on lawyers) that a searchable digitized database was unconstitutional

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    Depends on their race
     
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    I really hate when shootings like these happen because, as tragic as they are, they're immediately repurposed as ammunition for the anti-2nd Amendment crowd, even before the blood is dry and the bodies cold. Every single day I keep hearing that mass shootings are now part and parcel of American life when in reality violent crime across the board is at an all-time low. In fact, once you factor in that most "mass shootings" are inner city gang violence using illegal guns and not what the average person understands as a mass shooting, as in a maniac shooting random people, your likelihood of ever being in one becomes slightly higher than that of being hit by lightning. This thread is no different - it only took a handful of replies before the big question was asked. The actual question being posed is "what is the cost of freedom?", not "why do people need guns?" - self-preservation is a natural instinct and self-defense is an inalienable right, people must pursue it unrestricted if they are to be free. Tyranny is always preceeded by confiscation of arms as only an unarmed populace is docile. Americans are one of the few nations that still have their inalienable rights and I hope they retain them, as heartbreaking as this kind of news is. There will always be crazy, evil people out there, but law must be tailored to the majority, not the exceptions.
     
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    funny how it's never "too soon" if the shooter is black or brown.

    RIP to the murdered, wishing a fast and full recovery to those injured.
     
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    Waiting for the media to spin this and blame video games as the issue rather than proper gun control.
     
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    Preaching for nuclear genocide is a pretty bold move on your part.
    Especially considering that kind of thing is frowned upon pretty much globally.
     
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    We've more shootings and killings now a days than in the old west before we started data basing, before the mass prison system, and most importantly before the mass media as it exists today.
     
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    because this was a guy who lost in the tourney ergo not terrorism.

    oddly enough video games are partly to blame because someone who hates loosing decided to join a game tournament.


    the rates are much lower than they used to be. The problem is that the news prey on negative events that make us afraid or angry as it brings in more ratings. the spin and higher occurrences of these shootings being televised are purely greed from some sick people.
     
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    The sheriff said it was 3 fatalities including the 24 yr old who shot himself. 9 others shot 2 injured
     
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    It was orignally in the constitution as a deterrent against tyranny, among other reasons. I think the government would like to end all gun ownership, but there are so many in circulation now that it wouldn't be feasible to get rid of them all.
     
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    Yes the bad people re the people simply reporting what happens not the ones who push for fear tactics about gun control to sell more guns while making it easier, and easier to buy them legally.

    Its clear that both sides are politicizing a tragedy here but only one is acting like this sort of tragedy must be a fact of life .
     
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    That is a terrible excuse for terrorism.
     
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    terrorism means: the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. this is not terrorism
     
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    You got me there, there doesn't appear to be a political, religious, nor any motive beyond being a poor loser. At the same it does pose an argument for better mental screening. If this was a reaction from a poor loser, then it's obvious that he wasn't mentally sound from the start and shouldn't have been able to buy a gun on those grounds alone.
     
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    I hope as many people as possible got out okay. This is depressing as shit to see.
     
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    If you think it's better anywhere else, what about the UK and having a CCTV camera on every street corner? What about making knives illegal? People get arrested for being mean on facebook for Christ's sake.

    My point is, governments aroubd the world are perpetuating the police state and people are acting out. We live in a world where everyone is treated as a potential criminal, guilty until proven innocent. Police shoot first and ask questions later. People wonder why I think that government has no right to have a monopoly on violence.

    If the person who did this had no access to a gun, they would have gotten creative and attacked with something far more sinister. Crude explosive devices and incendiaries like molotov cocktails are easy to make and rarely require any sort of controlled substance. The number of people you can kill with a gun is limited to how much ammunition you can carry. Potential kill counts of bombs and napalm are much higher. Even simple arson has the potential to kill an entire building plus even more if the fire spreads.

    People who commit these terrible acts are depraved and borderline subhuman. Don't underestimate the lengths they would go to in order to destroy as many lives as possible. The shooter at least had the decency to kill himself before he took any more lives. I have nothing but the deepest sympathy for the survivors and the families of the dead and hope that someday they'll be able to recover from the loss and horror.
     
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