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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby Toe Save » 26 Jul 2012, 13:13

40% of gun sales in the US have no background checks as they come from gun shows and the internet. Any lunatic, criminal or abusive spouse can arm themselves and take out innocent lives. On the day of the Aurora shooting, more than twice the number of shooting deaths occurred around the country, as happens every single day in America. Where is the press coverage for these events? Where are the forumosan threads decrying these acts? Where is the outrage? The politicization?


Organizations like this are attempting to deepen the conversation while the NRA and it's apologists are pushing for respectful (read convenient) silence. In the aftermath of these all too occurring tragedies, keep talking. Innocence suffers through silence.
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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby Impaler » 26 Jul 2012, 13:37

Toe Save wrote:40% of gun sales in the US have no background checks as they come from gun shows and the internet. Any lunatic, criminal or abusive spouse can arm themselves and take out innocent lives. On the day of the Aurora shooting, more than twice the number of shooting deaths occurred around the country, as happens every single day in America. Where is the press coverage for these events? Where are the forumosan threads decrying these acts? Where is the outrage? The politicization?

Most (~75%) of them are thugs and druggies shooting each other.
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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby asian boy » 26 Jul 2012, 13:40

Toe Save wrote:40% of gun sales in the US have no background checks as they come from gun shows and the internet. Any lunatic, criminal or abusive spouse can arm themselves and take out innocent lives. On the day of the Aurora shooting, more than twice the number of shooting deaths occurred around the country, as happens every single day in America. Where is the press coverage for these events? Where are the forumosan threads decrying these acts? Where is the outrage? The politicization? .


A single murder isnt newsworthy. The media needs to have spectacular events like Tim Mc V, the Unabomber, and other acts which can or do cause multiple deaths. Nobody cares if some gangland members take themselves out in a gangland war like The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.

But when Mr average nice joe comes along and dous a number on them it's just too much to deal with. Not like the normal bombings that happen in Iraq at all.
Americans must be scratching their heads as to why well educated people turn into mass murderers for the fun of it.

On the morning of Thursday, February 14, 1929, St. Valentine's Day, five members of the North Side Gang, plus gang collaborators Reinhardt H. Schwimmer and John May, were lined up against the rear inside wall of the garage at 2122 North Clark Street, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago's North Side, and executed. The murders were committed by gangsters allegedly hired from outside the city by the Al Capone mob so they would not be recognized by their victims.

Two of the shooters were dressed as uniformed police officers, while the others wore suits, ties, overcoats and hats, according to witnesses who saw the "police" leading the other men at gunpoint out of the garage after the shooting. John May's German Shepherd, Highball, who was leashed to a truck, began howling and barking, attracting the attention of two women who operated boarding houses across the street. One of them, Mrs. Landesman, sensed that something was dreadfully wrong and sent one of her roomers to the garage to see what was upsetting the dog. The man ran out, sickened at the sight. Frank Gusenberg was still alive after the killers left the scene and was rushed to the hospital shortly after police arrived at the scene. When the doctors had Gusenberg stabilized, police tried to question him but when asked who shot him, he replied "Nobody shot me", despite having sustained fourteen bullet wounds
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America cinema has immortalized the gun toting crowd and people like Joh Dillinger are almost national hero's. Superhero's and Super Villains are needed in America. Of course we all want to be a real super hero like Jason Bourne.

Villains and heros should have good looks like movie stars. The current crop are a bit on the ugly side. Maybe shows like America's Got Talent could find a better type of criminal. One with a bit of spunk. Where's Al Pacino when you need him?
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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby Toe Save » 26 Jul 2012, 13:44

Impaler wrote:
Toe Save wrote:40% of gun sales in the US have no background checks as they come from gun shows and the internet. Any lunatic, criminal or abusive spouse can arm themselves and take out innocent lives. On the day of the Aurora shooting, more than twice the number of shooting deaths occurred around the country, as happens every single day in America. Where is the press coverage for these events? Where are the forumosan threads decrying these acts? Where is the outrage? The politicization?

Most (~75%) of them are thugs and druggies shooting each other.



And in those instances, how much collateral damage occurs? A quick fix to that stat would be to end the war and drugs and regulate the distribution, eliminating an estimated 90% of all crime (based solely on what sitting Canadian judge told me about the cases before her bench). But that's a thread of a different colour, nu?
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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby archylgp » 26 Jul 2012, 14:14

Asian boy wrote:Superhero's and Super Villains are needed in America.


I lived in America for 24 years and this is totally wrong. Americans aren't a bunch of idiot children. Although a lot of things are messed up there and the media portrays a very strange image, the biggest problem is not the people -- we voted for change -- but the highly corrupt politicians (Do a Google search into how much money lobbyists spent to get their version of health reform passed.) I can guarantee you that the reason Obama isn't trying to make assault rifles illegal isn't because of the election -- gun nuts won't vote for him anyways -- it's because of lobbyist dollars...The big question is, how was Bill Clinton able to get it done? That's what Obama should ask himself everyday: how would Bill do it?
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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby Impaler » 26 Jul 2012, 14:17

Toe Save wrote:40% of gun sales in the US have no background checks as they come from gun shows and the internet.

Not that that has any relevance to the Colorado shootings, since the shooter bought his rifle at a retail store.
http://news.yahoo.com/james-holmes-may- ... tml?_esi=1
On June 7, hours after he took a key oral exam which, according to ABC News affiliate KMGH, he failed, Holmes went out to a sporting goods store and bought a high-powered rifle,
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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby djkonstable » 01 Aug 2012, 22:58

Toe Save wrote:40% of gun sales in the US have no background checks as they come from gun shows and the internet. Any lunatic, criminal or abusive spouse can arm themselves and take out innocent lives. On the day of the Aurora shooting, more than twice the number of shooting deaths occurred around the country, as happens every single day in America. Where is the press coverage for these events? Where are the forumosan threads decrying these acts? Where is the outrage? The politicization?


Organizations like this are attempting to deepen the conversation while the NRA and it's apologists are pushing for respectful (read convenient) silence. In the aftermath of these all too occurring tragedies, keep talking. Innocence suffers through silence.


My cousin was attacked and basically maimed in Taiwan by a "machete" does that mean that knives should be banned too? As a side note in the same semester that he was studying Chinese at Shi-Da three students were shot by guns near his campus in the USA. 2 died not much news coverage about those shootings but sure was a lot of ruckus about his incident. BTW the Taiwanese media are absolute vultures.

Worldwide around 15000-16000 children die of starvation per day, that number will likely increase in the next few years due to droughts and more flooding in certain areas.

To put it in perspective, the Colorado shootings are miniscule, it only becomes important because it is unexpected. We rage against the unexpected while turning a blind eye to the expected atrocities of this world.
I don't want to live in the fear of what could happen.
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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby Impaler » 02 Aug 2012, 06:35

Gotta ban tires, too. Or better yet, ban illegal immigrants.

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/20 ... 12_183108/

... shoppers were abuzz with questions about Sunday's one-vehicle wreck that killed 14 people and injured nine on the same highway about eight miles away.

The right front tire appeared to have lost its tread about 300 yards before impact, which occurred about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The driver veered to the right side of the road and crashed into the trees, said DPS Lt. Glen Garrett.

Gregory Palmore, of the Office of Public Affairs - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, confirmed Monday that all 23 passengers in the 2000 Ford F-250 truck originated from Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, each suspected by ICE officials to be illegal immigrants. Of the 14 people who died, 11 were men and three were women.

Of the 11 who died at the scene, six were inside the cab and five were killed after they were ejected from the bed of truck, said Trooper Gerald Bryant. Three additional passengers later died in area hospitals.
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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby tommy525 » 02 Aug 2012, 11:09

I heard the DARK KNIGHT was good. I want to see it tonite, but can only make the late show. Think anyone would shoot up the place in tony WALNUT CREEK???

They should check all bags like at airports.
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Re: Lone shooter attacks movie goers, 12 dead Colorado

Postby Impaler » 03 Aug 2012, 11:05

tommy525 wrote:I heard the DARK KNIGHT was good. I want to see it tonite, but can only make the late show. Think anyone would shoot up the place in tony WALNUT CREEK???

They should check all bags like at airports.

Better yet, make everyone watch the movie naked.

Obligatory daily massacre:
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-teen-kill ... 29246.html
A teenager has been arrested after killing nine people and wounding four others in a knife attack in northeast China, state media reported Thursday.

The 17-year-old, who was identified only by his surname Li, barged into the home of his girlfriend armed with a knife following an argument and killed two relatives of the girl, the Legal Daily said.

As he left his girlfriend's home in Liaoning province's Xinbin county, he stabbed six more people to death and wounded five, it said.

One of the injured died Thursday in hospital, the paper said.
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