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Old Nov 6th 2017, 2:42 pm   #796
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To answer that accurately you'd have to know how many rounds of ammunition were left in his room, and quantify it with that number. Without any police action he would have no reason to stop shooting until he was out of ammunition.
I read 4000 rounds remained and that the police at the door precipitated his suicide.
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A CNN opinion column.

America's unyielding plague of gun violence (opinion) - CNN

"Americans often think of themselves as belonging to an exceptional nation, and in many ways they do. They belong to a tolerant, multicultural society that has led the world toward a more innovative and more inclusive future through new technologies and a unique embrace of diverse cultures.

But the United States also leads the world in other ways that don't match the often complacent self-conception that many Americans have of their own country. The United States locks up more of its population proportionally than any other country in the world, including authoritarian regimes such as Russia and China, according to the International Centre for Prison Studies.
It also leads in another dubious statistic: More Americans are killed by fellow citizens armed with guns than in any other advanced country, according to the Small Arms Survey."
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Old Nov 6th 2017, 5:00 pm   #798
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A CNN opinion column.

America's unyielding plague of gun violence (opinion) - CNN

"Americans often think of themselves as belonging to an exceptional nation, and in many ways they do. They belong to a tolerant, multicultural society that has led the world toward a more innovative and more inclusive future through new technologies and a unique embrace of diverse cultures.

But the United States also leads the world in other ways that don't match the often complacent self-conception that many Americans have of their own country. The United States locks up more of its population proportionally than any other country in the world, including authoritarian regimes such as Russia and China, according to the International Centre for Prison Studies.
It also leads in another dubious statistic: More Americans are killed by fellow citizens armed with guns than in any other advanced country, according to the Small Arms Survey."
Good piece.

Have states like Nevada and Texas always had "open carry" or is that a recent development?
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To answer that accurately you'd have to know how many rounds of ammunition were left in his room, and quantify it with that number. Without any police action he would have no reason to stop shooting until he was out of ammunition.
But we're not talking about ANY police action - we're talking about the necessity to arm general police patrols. It seems to upset some people that in the UK and Ireland (OK, the Republic...) we manage to live quite peaceably without every bobby toting a glock.........
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I'm sorry...but no.

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