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    Shooting in Vegas

    Reports of mass shootings in Vegas by another loser/losers.

    Never going to end is it?


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    Just sitting here watching the news, 2 dead and at least 24 injured with 12 critical, the police are saying they've shot the suspect and not looking for any other people, the world is a crazy scary place nowadays.

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    Update now 20+ people dead :(

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    The saddest part about all this is that society is becoming immune to the shock of these outrages.
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    64 YO white male being mentioned as the gunman.

    Interested to hear the President take on this one.

    Saw this on Twitter - Pundits on CNN talking about security checks at hotels, restricting open air public events. Here's an idea: ban massive assault weapons!

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    More than 50 killed now.
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    Interested to hear the President take on this one.
    Won't he be calling for all concertgoers to take weapons to concerts, so they can defend themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    Won't he be calling for all concertgoers to take weapons to concerts, so they can defend themselves?
    He'll be calling the guy a loser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    Won't he be calling for all concertgoers to take weapons to concerts, so they can defend themselves?
    Yep. Guns should be issued to everyone entering casinos too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    The saddest part about all this is that society is becoming immune to the shock of these outrages.
    I'm sure that's because of the "overkill" coverage by 24hr TV and media. The pressure to fill all that airtime leads to repeated showing of the same pictures and footage and that sends us to sleep.

    Also the idle speculation by presenters who have no idea what they're talking about gives the whole thing a soporific feel.

    They're doing it right now!

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    When are Americans gonna learn that they need to ban the sale of guns???? Shocking scenes out there.


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    It's terrorism regardless of the race and religion of the perpetrator and I hope it is reported and commented on as such.
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    Nevada has some of the least stringent gun laws in the United States.

    People are allowed to carry weapons and do not have to register themselves as a gun-owner
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    Background checks are done when people buy guns, but they are also allowed to sell them privately.

    The state does not ban assault weapons, which include automatic or semi-automatic firearms.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    Won't he be calling for all concertgoers to take weapons to concerts, so they can defend themselves?
    The answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    I'm sure that's because of the "overkill" coverage by 24hr TV and media. The pressure to fill all that airtime leads to repeated showing of the same pictures and footage and that sends us to sleep.

    Also the idle speculation by presenters who have no idea what they're talking about gives the whole thing a soporific feel.

    They're doing it right now!
    Newsfill BS really gets to me. The other obsession the US media have is their obsession with how every disaster will affect the next Presidential election. After the Oklahoma City carnage in 1995, that was question that was posed by the reporter outside the smouldering building. Turned my stomach it did.

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    Las Vegas place close to my Heart. So sorry for everyone dead or injured.
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    America is an utter shambles when it comes to their gun laws. They will never ever learn, sadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    It's terrorism regardless of the race and religion of the perpetrator and I hope it is reported and commented on as such.
    You'll be lucky.
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    I was in Vegas 6 weeks ago, which I know is irrelevant, but it's ****** scary stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    It's terrorism regardless of the race and religion of the perpetrator and I hope it is reported and commented on as such.
    Does it not need to be politically motivated in order to be terrorism? No information on the motive just now, so hard to say if it was terrorism or just a nutter.

    Although BBC are reporting that ISIS have claimed responsibility.

    It is truly unbelievable that America still allows people to have automatic weapons, the amount of shots the guy got off in such a short space of time is crazy. Then again when their president says this after the Bataclan attack (I think) there's not much hope of that changing... https://twitter.com/Aegon_Snow/statu...15368404914177

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergio sledge View Post
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    Does it not need to be politically motivated in order to be terrorism? No information on the motive just now, so hard to say if it was terrorism or just a nutter.

    Although BBC are reporting that ISIS have claimed responsibility.

    It is truly unbelievable that America still allows people to have automatic weapons, the amount of shots the guy got off in such a short space of time is crazy. Then again when their president says this after the Bataclan attack (I think) there's not much hope of that changing... https://twitter.com/Aegon_Snow/statu...15368404914177
    The law states an act of terrorism is 'any act that involves the use or attempted use of sabotage, coercion or violence which is intended to cause great bodily harm or death to the general population.'

    Doesn't need to be politically related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    The saddest part about all this is that society is becoming immune to the shock of these outrages.
    I think this is a massive change for most people.

    We digest these stories in the mass media in a particular way, with a sort of detached sympathy. On a personal level, I was reading the news yesterday and got a massive jolt when I read about the stabbing in Marseille, and realised the murders took place right on the steps of Gare St Charles, in front of the hotel my son and I stayed at in the Spring. I'm pretty sure the photo I have of us is on the bench is the same bench where this poor woman had her throat slit yesterday by this ****ing ****bag. He then came back and stabbed another woman to death, all forgotten in a day or so, or hazilly remembered as another one of those jihaadist murders.

    I think I got this feeling of shock not because I am any closer to the event itself just because I sat on that same bench, I'm not really in any real way. I think it's because it reminds me that we are all equally at risk of some craziness like this happening to us. When we watch it on the mainstream media we feel like we are sharing a communal experience but are safe from it's consequences. When of course we aren't. We could all be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Apologies for the not very cheery thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergio sledge View Post
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    Although BBC are reporting that ISIS have claimed responsibility.

    https://twitter.com/Aegon_Snow/statu...15368404914177
    I was reading that the intelligence services don't take claims like this seriously anymore, ISIS takes responsibility for everything these days whether they have any direct connection to the killing or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacoluna View Post
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    The law states an act of terrorism is 'any act that involves the use or attempted use of sabotage, coercion or violence which is intended to cause great bodily harm or death to the general population.'

    Doesn't need to be politically related.
    I thought after previous attacks where the perpetrator was white there have been similar comments about the press calling terrorism and it was established that for it to be legally an act of terror then it needed to be politically motivated. e.g. the Jo Cox murder.

    I thought it was an international definition, but maybe that's just UK law and it is different in America.

    I actually agree with your definition more anyway.

    273 mass shootings in the USA since the start of the year, that's 275 days. 11,652 people killed in gun related violence since the start of 2017. Absolutely crazy statistics. And still large sections of the population in the USA think more guns are the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergio sledge View Post
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    I thought after previous attacks where the perpetrator was white there have been similar comments about the press calling terrorism and it was established that for it to be legally an act of terror then it needed to be politically motivated. e.g. the Jo Cox murder.

    I thought it was an international definition, but maybe that's just UK law and it is different in America.

    I actually agree with your definition more anyway.

    273 mass shootings in the USA since the start of the year, that's 275 days. 11,652 people killed in gun related violence since the start of 2017. Absolutely crazy statistics. And still large sections of the population in the USA think more guns are the answer.
    Horrific.

    As long as the Second Amendment is upheld though.
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    Horrific.

    As long as the Second Amendment is upheld though.
    So true, and the clue is in the name - amend it again!

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    This is a genuine tweet from someone calling themselves Open Carry Magazine

    NO MORE GUN FREE ZONES, EVER! This has gone on LONG ENOUGH! The VENUE prevented anyone from shooting back! ENOUGH ENOUGH ENOUGH!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    This is a genuine tweet from someone calling themselves Open Carry Magazine

    NO MORE GUN FREE ZONES, EVER! This has gone on LONG ENOUGH! The VENUE prevented anyone from shooting back! ENOUGH ENOUGH ENOUGH!!!
    I know the answer already, but did he explain how everyone in the panic down below would have used their weapons successfully against someone firing multiple automatics from a high vantage point in the distance?
    Mon the Hibs.

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    I know the answer already, but did he explain how everyone in the panic down below would have used their weapons successfully against someone firing multiple automatics from a high vantage point in the distance?
    Or how they would be able to identify the aggressive shooter amongst all the other people aiming and firing guns trying to shoot back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Or how they would be able to identify the aggressive shooter amongst all the other people aiming and firing guns trying to shoot back?
    Details details! We're talking 'bout the US of A here. Sarah Palin, yas bass

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