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  Reply # 1876533 3-Oct-2017 09:59
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Fred99:

 

freitasm: On the other hand had the shooter been less than white...

 

Or a liberal...

 

He's reported as "not being affiliated with any religion" - so there's always atheism to blame.

 

 

 

 

Apparently he had shared some anti-Trump posts on social media some time in the past. So that is the angle 4chan/pol/ and the_donald are pushing


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  Reply # 1876616 3-Oct-2017 12:33
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Varkk:

 

Fred99:

 

freitasm: On the other hand had the shooter been less than white...

 

Or a liberal...

 

He's reported as "not being affiliated with any religion" - so there's always atheism to blame.

 

 

 

 

Apparently he had shared some anti-Trump posts on social media some time in the past. So that is the angle 4chan/pol/ and the_donald are pushing

 

 

Aaah - those crucibles of contemporary conservative ideology.

 

The former, a kind of a binary rorschach test - where if you think you can make sense out of the insane irrational ramblings of the afflicted - when the sum total is no more than a dirty inkblot stain on humanity - then you're quite possibly over the edge / at risk of being dragged fully into the abyss.

 

As for /r/The_Donald, the sheer hypocrisy of creating a public forum for those afflicted with the alt:right disease, pack of conspiracy theorists sharing the mass delusion that "the "swamp/globalists/liberals" have conspired to snuff out their first amendment right to free speech. But wait - on that forum any post critical in any way of Donald J Trump results in deletion of the post and a ban for the person posting it.  It's an echo-chamber for the terminally stupid.  That includes Trump - who's tweeted memes that originated from /r/The_Donald posts.


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  Reply # 1876637 3-Oct-2017 13:37
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The whole thing has the hallmarks of being scripted by Deep-State Democrats and their Islamic allies using mental-patient cutouts

 

Alex Jones - friend and dedicated supporter of Donald Trump.

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1876662 3-Oct-2017 14:08
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Take a look at some of the posts on Breitbart.

 

The posters are quite obviously a lot more deranged than the shooter. I'm sure glad they live on a different continent. Just a shame it's not a different planet


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  Reply # 1876719 3-Oct-2017 14:41
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He's an effing coward.

Couldn't even see the people he was shooting at; Didn't afford those whom he killed the dignity of knowing who had killed them; Then shot himself before he could be judged for his actions. 

 

They're now saying he was found due to the smoke alarm going off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1876781 3-Oct-2017 16:55
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  Reply # 1876783 3-Oct-2017 16:58
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tehgerbil:

 

He's an effing coward.

Couldn't even see the people he was shooting at; Didn't afford those whom he killed the dignity of knowing who had killed them; Then shot himself before he could be judged for his actions. 

 

They're now saying he was found due to the smoke alarm going off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I could well believe that, in the chaos it would be pretty difficult to spot somebody firing from a 32nd floor balcony.  





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  Reply # 1876832 3-Oct-2017 19:59
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I heard one argument thrown around by US gun nuts: "if more people had guns, they'd be able to defend themselves."

I'm going to use a figure of 0.9 square meters for one side of surface area per person, and guess there were about 24,000 people attending the festival.

That means to hit a person he had to shoot a bullet in about a target larger than 2 rugby fields.

He was shooting at least 11 shots per minute, and it was 72 minutes before the police breached his room.

No concert goer was allowed anything larger than a medium backpack, so no concert goer probably had a scoped rifle on site, even at a country music event.

But let's be unrealistic, and say that 12,000 people had handguns, and everyone knew his position instantly, and took their handguns, and attempted to shoot back at the hotel.

Considering it was after 10 pm, how many shots would have hit the sniper and how many would have landed in other guest's hotel rooms, or even missed the hotel entirely, and starting raining down throughout Las Vegas?

If there is a bright side, it's that the US bill making it way to Trump's desk to make it easier to own silencers hasn't passed yet.

Imagine the chaos if no one heard the shots over the loud music, only saw people falling down?

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  Reply # 1876839 3-Oct-2017 20:32
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  Reply # 1876848 3-Oct-2017 21:31
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6FIEND:

 

In my opinion, it is tasteless and insensitive to politicise this tragedy.  Especially while the bodies are still warm.

 

This was horrifying, brutal and devastating for so many people from all walks of life.  To be using it as another opportunity to make a snide dig at Trump (as if anyone is short of more appropriate opportunities to do that!) or to push an agenda of any sort...   Well, lets just say it makes me very sad.

 

 

Don't worry, this thing was already politicised the moment Sarah Huckabee Sanders decided to use a press gathering to speak about this event to gratuitously proselytize by dribbling on and on from the bible when some of those who died or were injured undoubtedly were not Christians. Oh and let's not forget that this is a President who has clearly made his bed with the NRA. People can argue about the effectiveness of gun control in specific cases but there is simply no reasonable argument to be had against the proposition that the extremely over-permissive gun laws in America allowed this nutbag to gather up an arsenal of ridiculous proportions far too easily. Moreover, there is also no reasonable argument to be had against the proposition that America suffers disproportionately from these kinds of mass shootings, even when compared to broadly similar western countries that also have high gun ownership rates but much tougher gun laws.

 

 


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  Reply # 1876868 3-Oct-2017 22:43
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6FIEND: In my opinion, it is tasteless and insensitive to politicise this tragedy. Especially while the bodies are still warm.

This does not strike me as particularly tasteful or sensitive.

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  Reply # 1876869 3-Oct-2017 22:48
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In other news today, the stock exchange did not suspend trading in gun related companies. Trading continued with gusto.

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  Reply # 1876874 3-Oct-2017 23:25
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freitasm:

 

Nevada has no gun restrictions on auto and no limits in ammunition. People are not required to register guns. Open carry is ok, even in bars and casinos.

 

Go America.

 

 

Hmm I was under the impression that full auto weapons are illigal to have since the 80s in the usa looking at the footage that was full auto no mistake.

 

Another sad day for the world honestly I doubt anti gun laws would have helped the continent is saturated in firearms and Americans don't want it. 


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Stan:

 

freitasm:

 

Nevada has no gun restrictions on auto and no limits in ammunition. People are not required to register guns. Open carry is ok, even in bars and casinos.

 

Go America.

 

 

Hmm I was under the impression that full auto weapons are illigal to have since the 80s in the usa looking at the footage that was full auto no mistake.

 

Another sad day for the world honestly I doubt anti gun laws would have helped the continent is saturated in firearms and Americans don't want it. 

 

 

 

 

It's pretty easy to get them - or even to alter something like a civilian AR15 that is not fully auto to be semi auto if you have gunsmithing skills.

 

There's a place in Vegas where you can go and pay to shoot all kinds of crazy stuff as a night out. Just about any gun you ever saw in a movie, they have.






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  Reply # 1876883 4-Oct-2017 00:11
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kingdragonfly: I heard one argument thrown around by US gun nuts: "if more people had guns, they'd be able to defend themselves."

I'm going to use a figure of 0.9 square meters for one side of surface area per person, and guess there were about 24,000 people attending the festival.

That means to hit a person he had to shoot a bullet in about a target larger than 2 rugby fields.

He was shooting at least 11 shots per minute, and it was 72 minutes before the police breached his room.

No concert goer was allowed anything larger than a medium backpack, so no concert goer probably had a scoped rifle on site, even at a country music event.

But let's be unrealistic, and say that 12,000 people had handguns, and everyone knew his position instantly, and took their handguns, and attempted to shoot back at the hotel.

Considering it was after 10 pm, how many shots would have hit the sniper and how many would have landed in other guest's hotel rooms, or even missed the hotel entirely, and starting raining down throughout Las Vegas?

If there is a bright side, it's that the US bill making it way to Trump's desk to make it easier to own silencers hasn't passed yet.

Imagine the chaos if no one heard the shots over the loud music, only saw people falling down?

 

 

 

I'm going to hazard a guess that someone prepared to commit mass murder is not going to be too concerned that his suppressor is technically illegal...!

 

It would not be feasible to suppress a weapon effectively to fire that many rounds: it would burn out the baffles in the suppressor and cease to be effective very quickly at that rate of fire.






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