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    The United States owns more guns per resident, at 0.888, than any other nation in the world.

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    Mass killings and injuries on an American school campus.
    That's a rare occurrence.

    Whether there is access to weaponry or not, mostly reflects a deeper flaw in the cultural character.

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    Guns don't kill people






















    Americans do.

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    Damn video games. Some kids are lost in them and loose touch with reality and finite lives.

    I dont know of the specifics of this case and am just making a general statement.

    Sad to see.

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    If the gun man had a towel on his head, then the US response is to invade a foreign country, preferably one with lots of oil reserves.

    But if not, they just shrug their shoulders and continue on as if it's just at a normal event.

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    ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens


    NEWS IN BRIEF
    October 1, 2015
    VOL 51 ISSUE 39

    News · Guns · Violence


    ROSEBURG, OR—In the hours following a violent rampage in southwestern Oregon in which a lone attacker killed 10 individuals and seriously injured seven others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Thursday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place.

    “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said Ohio resident Lindsay Bennett, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations.

    “It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep this guy from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what he really wanted.” At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past six years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.”

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    This is the shooter apparently:



    Chris Harper-Mercer

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    20 years old. Self-described loner. Mixed race. NRA member. Worshiped Nazis (despite the fact that they would have pitched his black ass into the ovens) and the IRA (also known to have numerous black members?).

    I'm starting to have second thoughts about sending my kids to the US for college.

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    At this rate those second thoughts may be well advised.

    You can prepare your kids for life by instilling virtues into them, you can't prepare them for a nutter like this.

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    SOme perspective

    Indai 1.1 billion total 0
    Indonesia 245 million total 0
    Russia c 145 million total 0
    UK c60 million total 0
    Australia total 0

    There have been 45 school shootings in the US this year | Americas | News | The Independent

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    A radio 4 report earlier claimed he asked victims if they were christians or not. Christians shot dead, non-christians shot in the legs.

    In a country of 300m targets with a constitutional right to bear arms, the laws are akin to throwing a lighted match in a firework factory.

    Add religion as an aggravating factor and it becomes clear that denying people guns without a good reason is just the start point.

    If different branches of the Muslim faith killing each other are described as barbaric, why should this not equally apply to Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens


    NEWS IN BRIEF
    October 1, 2015
    VOL 51 ISSUE 39

    News · Guns · Violence


    ROSEBURG, OR—In the hours following a violent rampage in southwestern Oregon in which a lone attacker killed 10 individuals and seriously injured seven others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Thursday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place.

    “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said Ohio resident Lindsay Bennett, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations.

    “It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep this guy from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what he really wanted.” At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past six years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.”
    Yep.
    And they're still not getting it, if they ever will.

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    There was a typo by the founding farters

    THE WRITE TO BARE ARMS

    was the idea of hard work for all would yield fruits

    Sadly stuid glorification via Hollywood continues this machismo culture of the llimp dicks with more weapons than Laos in their garage.

    Shows the impotence of leadership that no party is prepared to satnd up to NRA, a whole nation in hock to the trigger happy, delusional and sexually impotent,ever noticed these geeks always look like losers.
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
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    I took a couple of days off.

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    BBC World news carried a phone interview with a local 'pastor' who managed to slip the word 'evil' into every second sentence, while background video of the campus displayed an alarming amount of lard.

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    See the size of most of them students...

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    Ah yes junk food plus no exercise the slow killer

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    ^No excuse, but the average age of students in that community college is 30+.

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    The figure I read was 38. A semi rural college that provides opportunities in education for low income families. Has a good range of year round facilities too, so they said.

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    A shooting near a convenience store in Baltimore, Maryland involving five people has left one dead and four others whose conditions are unknown, according to law enforcement.
    There are few details about the incident. On Twitter, police only confirmed that a shooting took place on the 5400 block of Reisterstown Road and that officers are responding.

    According to WJZ, the shooting took place near a 7-11 store.

    Police told reporters that an officer was coming into the local shopping center during a routine check when “he came upon a victim who was lying on the ground.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I'm starting to have second thoughts about sending my kids to the US for college.
    I would think about these things that are happening as well.

    Australia?

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    (CNN)During his presidency, President Barack Obama has had to deliver statements on gun violence 15 times.

    After a gunman opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and injuring seven, a visibly upset Obama said the shootings were becoming all too routine.

    The gunman also died, although it's unclear whether he was shot by police or committed suicide.

    "The reporting is routine," Obama said. "My response here at this podium ends up being routine, the conversation in the aftermath of it. We've become numb to this."

    He then asked news organizations to tally up the number of Americans killed through terrorist attacks in the last decade and compare it with the number of Americans who have died in gun violence.

    Oregon governor: Now is not the time to talk about gun control

    Using numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we found that from 2004 to 2013, 316,545 people died by firearms on U.S. soil. (2013 is the most recent year CDC data for deaths by firearms is available.) This data covered all manners of death, including homicide, accident and suicide.

    According to the U.S. State Department, the number of U.S. citizens killed overseas as a result of incidents of terrorism from 2004 to 2013 was 277.

    In addition, we compiled all terrorism incidents inside the U.S.* and found that between 2004 and 2013, there were 36 people killed in domestic acts of terrorism. This brings the total to 313.

    For the period of 2001 to 2013, which includes the 9/11 terror attacks, the total of American deaths by terrorism is 3,380.

    American deaths in terrorism vs. gun violence - CNN.com

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