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Old Oct 2nd 2017, 4:12 pm   #46
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I would be surprised if an automatic weapon was involved, think that has only happened once and that involved a police officer.
Well then be surprised...full automatic assault weapons.
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As usual....

Gun stocks up after Las Vegas shooting - Oct. 2, 2017
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Profits anticipated with the idea that there will be a rush to buy before controls are enacted.

No need. Nobody will do anything except "pray" and have moments of silence.
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Old Oct 2nd 2017, 4:30 pm   #49
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Profits anticipated with the idea that there will be a rush to buy before controls are enacted.

No need. Nobody will do anything except "pray" and have moments of silence.
Don't write people off so easily. There may be candles in jars or some shit like that.
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Well then be surprised...full automatic assault weapons.
No surprise - from the background sound on the BBC report there was a fully-auto weapon being fired - and for extended periods, so full military-style magazines. Fron the number of dead, it would suggest heavy duty ammo too.

If, as the brother says, the killer was not a gun-nut and had no military background, that many hits at range either means it was a lot of ammo fired at fish in a barrel, or somebody showed him how to shoot.....
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Don't write people off so easily. There may be candles in jars or some shit like that.
And a facebook theme for people's profile photos.
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An unbelievable 58 dead...515 injured.
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Horrible, just horrible. I'll be in Vegas after Thanksgiving. I'm staying at the other end of the strip, Wynn, but I'll visit Mandalay Bay casino just as I do on every trip. Crazy and or evil can happen anywhere at any time. Thoughts and prayers for everyone that was there last night.
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When I heard the reports this morning, I was relieved that it was just a crazy white guy. Terrible but true.

My first appointment this morning was with and elderly white male. He said the same thing ... "I'm just glad it was a white person." I told him that was also my first reaction, I just hadn't wanted to say it out loud.

Why do we feel this way? Because if it's a white guy, things might not escalate? Or because crazy white people are free to be crazy without tarring us all with the crazy brush? But black or brown people aren't?
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Because he would use it to justify the travel ban.
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Because he would use it to justify the travel ban.
That goes without saying. But it's even worse than that. I feel like he would escalate it and use it to intentionally turn us against each other and hate each other more and more.

This is what we've come to. A nation whose president makes tragedies worse.
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Schools and airports have to have metal detectors, next hotels or Will the NRA object on the grounds of prohibiting arms in anywhere the public congregates is an infringement of the personal liberty of a nutter to embark on a mass killing.
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When I heard the reports this morning, I was relieved that it was just a crazy white guy. Terrible but true.

My first appointment this morning was with and elderly white male. He said the same thing ... "I'm just glad it was a white person." I told him that was also my first reaction, I just hadn't wanted to say it out loud.

Why do we feel this way? Because if it's a white guy, things might not escalate? Or because crazy white people are free to be crazy without tarring us all with the crazy brush? But black or brown people aren't?
Pretty much. If not white and US-born, it will engender a divisive feeding frenzy of racism, xenophobia, and general random garbage. Led by the President.

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Old Oct 2nd 2017, 6:39 pm   #59
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600 shot and the President has already blamed it on "evil". How predictable, nothing we can do, it was evil wat dun it.
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600 shot and the President has already blamed it on "evil". How predictable, nothing we can do, it was evil wat dun it.
Mm.

"Evil" and its cousin, "hate".

Nothing to see here, move along.
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