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
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?