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Topic # 240211 27-Aug-2018 09:48
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Mass shooting at Madden gamer tournament:

cnn: Multiple people were killed in a shooting during a video game tournament at a shopping and dining complex in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Sunday afternoon.

Preliminary reports say 11 people were shot, four of them fatally, at the Jacksonville Landing, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the incident.

One suspect, identified only as a white man, is dead at the scene, Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference, adding that there were no outstanding suspects. The Sheriff's Office said on Twitter there were "multiple" fatalities and "many" transported to hospitals.

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  Reply # 2079569 27-Aug-2018 10:31
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Why even bother starting a thread for this? Another day in America, another shooting. Ho-hum. Move on, nothing to see here.

 

 





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  Reply # 2079604 27-Aug-2018 11:12
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Rikkitic:

 

Why even bother starting a thread for this? Another day in America, another shooting. Ho-hum. Move on, nothing to see here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is very very callous and offensive, these are innocent people.





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  Reply # 2079611 27-Aug-2018 11:30
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Rikkitic: Why even bother starting a thread for this? Another day in America, another shooting. Ho-hum. Move on, nothing to see here.

Depending on the history of the killer there may be some discussion about online gaming culture in some games:

LA Times: The shooter was a gamer who was competing in the tournament and lost, according to Stephen “Steveyj” Javaruski, one of the competitors. The shooter “targeted a few people” and shot at least five victims before killing himself, Javaruski told The Times in a direct message on Twitter. The gunman killed two or three people “that I saw,” Javaruski said.

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  Reply # 2079618 27-Aug-2018 11:45
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MikeB4:

 

That is very very callous and offensive, these are innocent people.

 

 

It was a very outraged and angry response to a crazy ongoing obscenity that no-one there has the courage or honesty to do anything about. Save your indignation for the NRA and the callous and offensive morons who continue to support it.

 

 





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  Reply # 2079645 27-Aug-2018 12:07
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MikeB4:

 

That is very very callous and offensive, these are innocent people.

 

 

Hardly. She's 100% correct. The brutal reality is that these events are entirely caused by a system that a large number of Americans show no sign of wanting to disturb or to encourage their elective representatives to disturb (i.e. the ridiculous ease with which high powered guns can fall into the hands of the palpably deranged or unsuitable). Whilst some of the grief and apparent expressions of solidarity after such events may be heartfelt, the lack of action basically means that a significant number of Amercians are happy to continue to have their fellow citizens (and gun crimes being what they are, the victims are often the most discriminated against and vulnerable) be collateral damage. I think that makes them terrible people and would consider them to be far more callous than anyone making the obvious point of calling that out.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2079953 27-Aug-2018 20:23
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Off subject, I saw a website on black "preppers." Preppers are usually associated with large gun collections.

"Sharon Ross is beautiful, smart, female and is an African American Prepper and Gun Enthusiast who currently working on a website www.Afrovivlist.com, she promotes the Prepper Life, owns 60 acres of land where she is in the process of building a house in the middle of nowhere in the wild, miles from any civilization.

Additionally she is an Expert with the Bow and Rifle. And she likes Guns……….This is a tough 'Sista'!"

https://www.ammoland.com/2016/03/sharon-ross-afrovivalist/






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  Reply # 2080448 28-Aug-2018 21:04
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So the predictable has happened. It has emerged that the shooter has a troublesome mental health history but was nonetheless able to easily buy a gun. No doubt the usual right wing dullards will declare that mental health is the problem and not the excessive availability of guns. Funnily enough, no other similar country has the rate of mass shootings of the US.

 

Outside of the usual "Look at me, I am a nice guy and love courtesy!" prancers, it's impossible for anyone half way intelligent to draw any conclusion other than Americans broadly not giving a toss about such needless deaths.


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  Reply # 2080459 28-Aug-2018 21:21
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It's really hard not to make light of the Florida shooting, It was legal to set up a home gun range on your property till 2016. Moreover it was strictly illegal for the police to stop you from shooting on your land.


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  Reply # 2115287 28-Oct-2018 07:59
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Eight confirmed dead in anti-semitic synagogue mass shooting:

CBS: Bowers burst into the Tree of Life Congregation and indiscriminately fired inside while shouting, "All Jews must die," police sources told KDKA. He was armed with a possible AK 47 and two pistols, a law enforcement source told CBS News.

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  Reply # 2115317 28-Oct-2018 09:36
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While the shooting is all too familiar, Trump's well outside any previous President's behavior.

Not only is Trump not cancelling a political event, he's saying there needs to be more death penalties.

He just seems to worship death.

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  Reply # 2115331 28-Oct-2018 10:34
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As long as it is someone else's.

 

 





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  Reply # 2115375 28-Oct-2018 13:25
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Sad for the individuals victimised and their families, obviously. But there is absolutely no rational reason to give one more bit of thought to these incidents or debate how to fix these problems because most Americans ultimately don’t care about innocents dying at the hands of these maniacs. If they did, they would have done some of the obvious and rational things by now.

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  Reply # 2115419 28-Oct-2018 14:49
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They have done a lot at the state and even city local level to set various limits.

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  Reply # 2116583 30-Oct-2018 08:49
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Man tries to get into predominantly black church while a service is in progress. Fails. Goes to nearby grocery store instead and kills two black people:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kentucky-kroger-shooting-being-investigated-possible-hate-crime-feds-say-n925061

Imo the risk of further terrorist attacks like these continuing in USA is very high at the present time.


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  Reply # 2116585 30-Oct-2018 08:54
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When confonted by an armed citizen outside the store -gunman claims white privilege- saying "Don't shoot me. I won't shoot you. Whites don't shoot whites". The armed citizen cannot figure out - this is the active shooter. Gunman gets away. Armed citizen awaits immortalisation in future Simpsons episode.

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