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Another day, another school shooting
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:28:52 pm »
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I'm sure the NRA will have something sensible and well-reasoned to say about this.

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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 06:31:04 pm »
Unless you're thinking of the National Restaurant Association, I don't understand that sentence. "NRA" and "Sensible and well-reasoned" in the same sentence does not computer.

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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 06:31:50 pm »
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 06:32:13 pm »
I'm sure the NRA will have something sensible and well-reasoned to say about this.
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 07:02:57 pm »
Sigh, yet another shooting in my state. What is it about Colorado that causes this? The amount of guns? The rural conservatives? Is it people being upset about our new gun control laws?
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 07:26:28 pm »
Terrible publicity for tomorrow's "Guns Save Lives Day".

Which already was a terrible idea to begin with.
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 07:55:33 pm »
I've got a better idea than arguing this argument for the 10th time. How about we find what's causing people to do this. What makes someone think it's a good idea? Last I checked it didn't happen a few decades ago. Is it because of the media's obsession with violence? Is it because there seems to be little other way to solve some problems other than violence? What's changed since the 1980s? It isn't gun laws, those have gotten stricter.
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 08:03:40 pm »
I've got a better idea than arguing this argument for the 10th time.

S'okay, you don't have to view this thread. Meanwhile the rest of us can talk about it because it's important to us.

How about we find what's causing people to do this. What makes someone think it's a good idea? Last I checked it didn't happen a few decades ago. Is it because of the media's obsession with violence? Is it because there seems to be little other way to solve some problems other than violence? What's changed since the 1980s? It isn't gun laws, those have gotten stricter.

You can keep discrediting gun control legislation all you want, but the fact is that it's severely reduced gun crimes in just about every other developed nation where it's been tried. As for the laws getting "stricter", I don't buy it. I have to have a license to use just about every other item that has the potential to seriously harm lots of people. Guns are a notorious exception.
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 08:46:06 pm »
...What?  You need a license to own a gun where I live.
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 09:43:44 pm »
here in New York too.  And Oregon.  And Michigan.  And Washington...

I can keep going.
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 09:55:51 pm »
I've got a better idea than arguing this argument for the 10th time. How about we find what's causing people to do this. What makes someone think it's a good idea? Last I checked it didn't happen a few decades ago. Is it because of the media's obsession with violence? Is it because there seems to be little other way to solve some problems other than violence? What's changed since the 1980s? It isn't gun laws, those have gotten stricter.

Brother, sorry to burst your bubble, but people have been senselessly killing one another with various weapons since the dawn of humanity, this is by no means anything even remotely in the same universe as a recent development in aberrant human behaviour.

As for attacks on schools, I direct you to the Bath School massacre, which occurred in 1927; the earliest marketed TV sets hit shelves in the UK in 1928.  Modern media didn't exist, then, so there's little cause to claim that the two are somehow linked.  Its not that it just started happening suddenly around the 80s, its just that we're exposed to more of it due to the immense breadth of information to which we have access in our times.
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 10:22:15 pm »
here in New York too.  And Oregon.  And Michigan.  And Washington...

I can keep going.

Thing is, though, none of those are federal registration mandates (with exceptions such as owning fully automatic weapons). Gun control doesn't mean a whole lot when you can hop across city or state lines and get whatever was restricted in your jurisdiction.
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2013, 05:03:50 am »
Thank the gods the only one reported dead is the shooter.

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...umhmm. I think we can upgrade this nutbag to "terrorist" now.
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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2013, 06:46:05 am »
Nope.  He was white.

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Re: Another day, another school shooting
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2013, 07:26:38 am »
Nope.  He was white.

Ironbite-everyone knows terrorists can't be white.

Unless they're Irish. Or is that only in the UK?