Mass shooting in Vegas...

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby Deebank » 04 Oct 2017, 22:22

sloopjohnc wrote:
Deebank wrote:I wonder if this has put to bed the whole "we need more good guys with guns" nonsense.

Imagine what would have happened if anyone in the audience had attempted to return fire.


There were plenty of cops in the audience, but you can't fire back at someone shooting from the 32nd floor of a hotel room, 400 yards away with high-powered, automatic weapons.


Exactly.

And any 'hero' pulling out a gun in the audience is going to look like another shooter in that sort of horrible chaos.

This idea of empowered gun owners deterring mass killers is moronic.

The scenario implies that we'd all recognise the enemy at once... :?
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby Snarfyguy » 04 Oct 2017, 22:35

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martha wrote: What will it take for the discussion on gun control to actually happen in America?

"How dare you politicize this tragedy in the midst of our national grieving?"

- someone

Mitch McConnell, on whether Congress should consider gun control legislation in the wake of Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas: “I think it's particularly inappropriate to politicize an event like this.”

Well, that didn't take long. :roll:
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Oct 2017, 23:39

Snarfyguy wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:
martha wrote: What will it take for the discussion on gun control to actually happen in America?

"How dare you politicize this tragedy in the midst of our national grieving?"

- someone

Mitch McConnell, on whether Congress should consider gun control legislation in the wake of Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas: “I think it's particularly inappropriate to politicize an event like this.”

Well, that didn't take long. :roll:


Being from Kentucky, where I'm sure a sizable amount of citizens own guns, I can't say I'm surprised at his response.
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 05 Oct 2017, 18:00

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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby Sneelock » 05 Oct 2017, 18:01

whoa.
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Oct 2017, 18:57

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Image


Good one.
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Oct 2017, 19:22

Tweet from David Cross today: It's official. Enough time has passed so that we can now respectfully talk about gun control with regards to the Pulse massacre in Orlando.
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Oct 2017, 18:41

I can't help myself, but it's kinda heartbreaking to read the mini obits the Washington Post has done with all the people who died.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... 70d749ee7f
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