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Transistor
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(10-18-2017, 05:41 PM)

Originally Posted by studyguy

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/920670080987406337

God damnit. Fuck I really hate guns

Can't believe this country has so many people who want to keep murder devices as a hobby
ahoyhoy
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(10-18-2017, 05:43 PM)
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Can't wait for that conservative crane-rigged billboard off I-70 to replace their ANTI-NFL message with a pro gun message next week.
crowphoenix
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(10-18-2017, 05:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Elandyll

Aye, school is on "modified Lockdown", they haven't said anything to teachers or students yet.

Looks like a workplace thing, but holy hell.

Good. I am glad to hear that. I am fairly freaked out, but my wife and I are in Aberdeen right now, so at least I know where she is.
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(10-18-2017, 05:44 PM)
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Looks like it's considered a workplace shooting.

https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/920675948021927937

NEW: Maryland State Police releases picture of Radee Labeeb Prince, man suspected in workplace shooting http://cbsn.ws/2gsjrUB

He's on the run.

https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/920676256009654273

MORE: Police say Radee Labeeb Prince may be seen in 2008 Black GMC Acadia SUV; suspect considered armed & dangerous http://cbsn.ws/2yyZGRH

shiba5
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(10-18-2017, 05:45 PM)

Originally Posted by ahoyhoy

Can't wait for that conservative crane-rigged billboard off I-70 to replace their ANTI-NFL message with a pro gun message next week.

Oh god, I know exactly what you're talking about. At one point, he had Hillary in a jail cell. Dude is nuts.
Two Words
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(10-18-2017, 05:47 PM)
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The sad thing is that the fact that the gunman is black will completely nullify this as a gun issue for many Americans. They’re just going to see this as another “dangerous black man.”
zeemumu
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(10-18-2017, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gin-Shiio

My girlfriend is going to an on-campus event at the end of the month, and I couldn't feel more anxious about it right now. I know it isn't right, but I might attempt to talk her out of it.

You're being paranoid. You can't just hide yourself and your girlfriend away from any place where there will be a crowd.
Mahonay
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(10-18-2017, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Two Words

The sad thing is that the fact that the gunman is black will completely nullify this as a gun issue for many Americans. They’re just going to see this as another “dangerous black man.”

I wish this statement wasn't so fucking true.
Van Bur3n
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(10-18-2017, 05:51 PM)
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Oh look, another one. Might as well be an every other week tradition in 'Murica.
Gin-Shiio
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(10-18-2017, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by ahoyhoy

Talk her out of going to a college campus? What?

Don't let fear ruin your relationship like this.

I don't think voicing my worries regarding her safety would ruin my relationship with her. That said, I wouldn't stop her if she insisted on going.

Originally Posted by TS-08

Do you have a fear of her going to any place where groups of people might be gathered?

Originally Posted by zeemumu

You're being paranoid. You can't just hide yourself and your girlfriend away from any place where there will be a crowd.

That's a fair point. It's easy to feel on edge as of late.

Originally Posted by Mahonay

Don't man. These type of things are heartbreaking but don't let fear consume you.

You're right. I suppose this is just part of American life. Thanks, everyone.
Yoshimitsu126
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(10-18-2017, 05:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gin-Shiio

I don't think voicing my worries regarding her safety would ruin my relationship with her. That said, I wouldn't stop her if she insisted on going.




That's a fair point. It's easy to feel on edge as of late.



You're right. I suppose this is just part of American life. Thanks, everyone.

Basically. As long as the rich and powerful aren’t affected or dead, the common people live with the fact
mass shooting can and will happen to them if they’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Polioliolio
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(10-18-2017, 06:00 PM)
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Get rid of the guns for fucksake you evil idiots.
Transistor
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(10-18-2017, 06:01 PM)

Originally Posted by Polioliolio

Get rid of the guns for fucksake you evil idiots.

Agreed
Horns
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(10-18-2017, 06:01 PM)
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That's not too far from me. Scary how often these occur.
brawly
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(10-18-2017, 06:01 PM)
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RIP to the victims. See y'all next week.
TheWorthyEdge
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(10-18-2017, 06:02 PM)
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God dammit...
Kite
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(10-18-2017, 06:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Two Words

The sad thing is that the fact that the gunman is black will completely nullify this as a gun issue for many Americans. They’re just going to see this as another “dangerous black man.”

At least there won't be any posts about why this isn't labeled a terrorist attack in the media.
Con_Smith
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(10-18-2017, 06:06 PM)

Originally Posted by Kite

At least there won't be any posts about why this isn't labeled a terrorist attack in the media.

🤔Gee I wonder
mauaus
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(10-18-2017, 06:06 PM)
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just remember, now is not the time to talk about gun control /Sarcasm
Two Words
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(10-18-2017, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kite

At least there won't be any posts about why this isn't labeled a terrorist attack in the media.

It should be.
WhiteRabbitEXE
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(10-18-2017, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Two Words

The sad thing is that the fact that the gunman is black will completely nullify this as a gun issue for many Americans. They’re just going to see this as another “dangerous black man.”

I mean, if he was white then they’d just trip over themselves with “mental illness”. There’s always a reason it’s not guns. Fucking insane.
TheLaughingStock
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(10-18-2017, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yukiari

The sad part is that we're now always waiting for when it happens again. We know it's coming and it's going to keep coming.

Force lawmakers to do something about it and change the culture locally. America could be better and everyone knows this.
SoundofSilence
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(10-18-2017, 06:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheLaughingStock

Force lawmakers to do something about it and change the culture locally. America could be better and everyone knows this.

How would you suggest forcing lawmakers to do something about it? You have a quasi-government special interest group funneling millions of dollars to said lawmakers each year that is arguably more powerful that any currently existing arm of the government itself.
Hollywood Duo
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(10-18-2017, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Two Words

The sad thing is that the fact that the gunman is black will completely nullify this as a gun issue for many Americans. They’re just going to see this as another “dangerous black man.”

It wouldn’t matter either way. Gun nuts aren’t changing their minds.
WhiteRabbitEXE
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(10-18-2017, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hollywood Duo

It wouldn’t matter either way. Gun nuts aren’t changing their minds.

I mean, case in point, literally their first thought after every shooting is to buy more guns out of fear this shooting will be the one to prompt stricter laws. It’s disgusting.

Then you have the folks that threatened the life of that one guy from Phoenix who decided to give up his guns after Vegas.
Akuun
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(10-18-2017, 06:30 PM)

Originally Posted by Yoshimitsu126

Basically. As long as the rich and powerful aren’t affected or dead, the common people live with the fact
mass shooting can and will happen to them if they’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I don't think it will stop, even if someone rich and powerful dies. All the other rich and powerful people will just say "eh, it wasn't me who died" and keep on going.
ToxicPhantom
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(10-18-2017, 06:31 PM)
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Again. Dont these lunatics know this is not going to end well. I'm sure whatever reason this guys believes is a good reason to do this.
captive
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(10-18-2017, 06:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Two Words

The sad thing is that the fact that the gunman is black will completely nullify this as a gun issue for many Americans. They’re just going to see this as another “dangerous black man.”

yup. Several thoughts go through my head 1 being not again 2 i hope the shooter isnt black.

no one wants to accept that you're far more likely to be killed by an angry white man with a gun than you are a terrorist or a person of color.
Alex_Mexico
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(10-18-2017, 06:34 PM)
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It'll be "fun" to compare and contrasts Trump's response to this shooting made by a black man vs the Las Vegas one made by a white American.

No one even remembers Las Vegas anymore and the conversation about gun control came and went as it always does.

See you next time, America!
ToxicPhantom
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(10-18-2017, 06:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Two Words

The sad thing is that the fact that the gunman is black will completely nullify this as a gun issue for many Americans. They’re just going to see this as another “dangerous black man.”

The narrative between a white and nonwhite gunman is a huge difference. From what I've seen it's always been "poor white guy, blah blah blah...." When it's a non-white, then it's "angry non-white person with X number of arrests did this....blah blah blah."

Both are at fault with what they did, but the narrative is so different.
WhiteRabbitEXE
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(10-18-2017, 06:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Akuun

I don't think it will stop, even if someone rich and powerful dies. All the other rich and powerful people will just say "eh, it wasn't me who died" and keep on going.

I mean, the GOP got shot up at a baseball game and one of the victims just stood up and went “yay guns” right after Vegas, so there you go.
curiouscharles
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(10-18-2017, 06:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Two Words

The sad thing is that the fact that the gunman is black will completely nullify this as a gun issue for many Americans. They’re just going to see this as another “dangerous black man.”

Yup, this is the extra depressing part.

Sigh... I'm losing hope for y'all America, but I'll still "pray" for y'all. [figure of speech, don't believe in prayer]
Lucreto
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(10-18-2017, 06:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Akuun

I don't think it will stop, even if someone rich and powerful dies. All the other rich and powerful people will just say "eh, it wasn't me who died" and keep on going.

Nothing will change it. Someone can take out the entire leadership of the NRA and nothing will happen.
WhiteRabbitEXE
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(10-18-2017, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by curiouscharles

Yup, this is the extra depressing part.

Sigh... I'm losing hope for y'all America, but I'll still "pray" for y'all. [figure of speech, don't believe in prayer]

whatcha talking about, “thoughts and prayers” solve everything!

Originally Posted by Lucreto

Nothing will change it. Someone can take out the entire leadership of the NRA and nothing will happen.

Exactly. They’d probably wind up with thousands of folks throwing their hats in the ring to replace them.
Aiii
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(10-18-2017, 06:39 PM)
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dr3upmushroom
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(10-18-2017, 06:39 PM)

Originally Posted by Two Words

The sad thing is that the fact that the gunman is black will completely nullify this as a gun issue for many Americans. They’re just going to see this as another “dangerous black man.”

Watch him get vilified way more than the LV shooter.
ToxicPhantom
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(10-18-2017, 06:40 PM)
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I have a few friends that own a shitload of guns. I've been shooting with them before, but not once was I convinced or tempted to start my own collection. Just not for me.

I see the number of guns they own and I just question, "why someone need that many guns for since one is limited on how to use them?" I get it that some people like collecting like one collecting old consoles or baseball cards.

I dont know. They're just not for me.
WhiteRabbitEXE
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(10-18-2017, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by dr3upmushroom

Watch him get vilified way more than the LV shooter.

Fox literally couldn’t figure out how to talk about Vegas because none of their regular talking points worked, so yeah, that’s definitely a pretty solid bet.
Circle Jerk
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(10-18-2017, 06:42 PM)
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It's weird that people in this thread are acting like this will be more than a day or two new story before being completely dropped.
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ToxicPhantom
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(10-18-2017, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Circle Jerk

It's weird that people in this thread are acting like this will be more than a day or two new story before being completely dropped.

With the number of shootings happening, this thread wont be the latest one. Onto the next shooting and related thread.
ZeoVGM
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(10-18-2017, 06:44 PM)
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Just read that the House of Cards set is on lockdown because of this...?
Lucreto
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(10-18-2017, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by ToxicPhantom

I have a few friends that own a shitload of guns. I've been shooting with them before, but not once was I convinced or tempted to start my own collection. Just not for me.

I see the number of guns they own and I just question, "why someone need that many guns for since one is limited on how to use them?" I get it that some people like collecting like one collecting old consoles or baseball cards.

I dont know. They're just not for me.

There should be a limit on the amount people own. I have no problem people collecting guns but they should be decommissioned.
Aiii
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(10-18-2017, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Circle Jerk

It's weird that people in this thread are acting like this will be more than a day or two new story before being completely dropped.

Not that hard when you have a new mass shooting every other day.
Nictel
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(10-18-2017, 06:48 PM)
First and foremost: This is the most awful thing to happen to the victims and their loved ones.

Secondly:
We need to arm teachers, children and toddlers at schools. Only way to prevent this.
Or gun control laws, LOL!
TheLaughingStock
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(10-18-2017, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by SoundofSilence

How would you suggest forcing lawmakers to do something about it? You have a quasi-government special interest group funneling millions of dollars to said lawmakers each year that is arguably more powerful that any currently existing arm of the government itself.

The power of NRA's money is overrated by liberals for sure. It's more about the fact a lot of people agree with other reasons why shootings occur and don't jump to gun control as the solution.

Gun control advocates have to keep raising hell and holding politicians accountable until they get what they want. Or give up. It's their choice.
shimon
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(10-18-2017, 06:53 PM)
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WTF again? RIP :(
SoundofSilence
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(10-18-2017, 06:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheLaughingStock

The power of NRA's money is overrated by liberals for sure. It's more about the fact a lot of people agree with other reasons why shootings occur and don't jump to gun control as the solution.



https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...-senators.html
WhiteRabbitEXE
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(10-18-2017, 06:56 PM)
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The NRA’s Power isn’t money, though they do spend a fair bit, it’s that they’re impossibly obsessive, extremely coordinated, and absurdly active. They are more proactive in pushing their agenda and their propaganda than anyone else by far. Any time anything even tangential related to a tangent of gun control crops up they put out a highly coordinated push to control the messaging and yell into congress’s voicemail boxes to maintain to the status quo.

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