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    10 People shot outside Empire State building, NY.

    DEVELOPING: Multiple people were shot Friday near the Empire State Building in Manhattan, the New York City Police Department confirmed to FoxNews.com.


    Authorities said at least five victims were shot and that the gunman was killed. It was not clear if the gunman shot himself or was shot by someone else.
    A law enforcement source told Fox News that it is unknown whether the shooting was "a case of a robbery or an act of terror."
    A fire department spokesman said it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.
    The spokesman had no information about the victims' conditions.
    The FBI confirmed to FoxNews.com that they were on the scene investigating. The shooting occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.
    A witness told Fox affiliate WNYW that the gunman opened fire "indiscriminately."


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    Just another lovely day in civilisation....
    Where these sorts of activities are common place.

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    sadly, it's almost as if this sort of mass shooting has become the new american past time

    how often will this senseless killing have to happen before americans demand real gun control and tell their elected representatives to stop genuflecting at the altar of the NRA?

    btw, this is going to make bloomberg absolutely apoplectic. i look forward to his news conference.

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    Mayor of NY says that some of the injured may have been shot accidentally by police


    Law enforcement officials said a shop worker sacked near the iconic tower shot dead a former colleague.

    The incident took place shortly after 09:00 (13:00 GMT).

    Some of those hit by bullets may have been accidentally hit by police, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a news conference.

    But he said their injuries were not life-threatening and they were expected to make a full recovery.



    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the suspect had been fired about a year ago from his job designing women's accessories at a business near the skyscraper.

    He said the "disgruntled" worker had been armed with a .45 calibre pistol, and he fatally shot a former colleague in the head.

    The shooter was identified as 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson. His 41-year-old victim was not named.

    Commissioner Kelly said that a construction worker followed the gunman, and alerted two police officers outside the Empire State Building. There was a confrontation and the officers shot the attacker dead.

    There was a heavy police presence earlier at the scene on 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, and the FBI also attended.

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    I am drunk today, i wont deny that but i am so sick of seeing the killings every day when i turn on the news.
    From the Syria brutality to every other hatred, i am so fucking sick of it all.
    What a great world we all live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    sadly, it's almost as if this sort of mass shooting has become the new american past time

    how often will this senseless killing have to happen before americans demand real gun control and tell their elected representatives to stop genuflecting at the altar of the NRA?

    btw, this is going to make bloomberg absolutely apoplectic. i look forward to his news conference.
    I believe getting fired; shooting your colleagues and anyone else you fancy has already become a core part of american culture hence the phrase "going postal"; a bit sad really

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobella
    I am drunk today, i wont deny that but i am so sick of seeing the killings every day when i turn on the news. From the Syria brutality to every other hatred, i am so fucking sick of it all. What a great world we all live in.
    Good to see you come around, Dopey

    It's when you're sober you want to kill journalists ?

    Joking !

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    I got the impression that the "shooter" only fired at the victim and the other injured were "collateral damage" when the Police opened fire. I may be wrong but that's the impression I got from the BBC report.

    BBC News - Deadly shooting near New York's Empire State Building

    Not wanting to make light of the event but this quote:

    Rebecca Fox, 27, said she saw people running down the street and initially thought it was a celebrity sighting.
    made me chuckle...I hope they were running away from the incident and not towards it...

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    I did see some stats that suggested that half the people that the US police shoot are collateral damage as you call it. I do find it hard to believe, but then we are talking about america

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    sadly, it's almost as if this sort of mass shooting has become the new american past time

    how often will this senseless killing have to happen before americans demand real gun control and tell their elected representatives to stop genuflecting at the altar of the NRA?

    btw, this is going to make bloomberg absolutely apoplectic. i look forward to his news conference.
    One every two weeks on average.

    I doubt that they'll learn though, more faux nashing of teeth and wringing of hands until the next one, and the next one, and the next one.

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    10 is a bit more patriotic than the 2 we had the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobella
    i wont deny that but i am so sick of seeing the killings every day when i turn on the news.
    When you wake up DO NOT TURN ON THE NEWS!! Go outside, check your neighborhood for bodies, make sure no terrorists hiding behind a nearby tree waiting to jihad your ass, check area for Norwegians, if you see a whale, save him, go to your local mini mart to check if BiB are extorting money, and check for crowds with like color shirts.

    Should you find none of these things, relax, have a nice Irish coffee and enjoy your day.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    That's right! How many did that Norwegian kill? Seems like America has a lot of catching up to do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
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    That's right! How many did that Norwegian kill? Seems like America has a lot of catching up to do...
    The Norwegian victims were all confirmed socialists. Thats why Anders was judged to be sane and only sentenced to 21 years. (just over 3 months per victim)

    In America you would get a life sentence for each victim (or death in some states) even if your victims were liberals or left wing activists. Norway clearly has a much more developed judiciary than the US.
    I blame the Americans......and Thaksin.

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    Dream On Boon , wot a total wank

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    Heh...more fun to bash septics than Norwegians or Scots (school shooting) or anybody else. I can dig it!

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    nah , BUT without a doubt you are streets ahead in the gun crime stakes :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
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    That's right! How many did that Norwegian kill? Seems like America has a lot of catching up to do...
    You really are a prime twat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    how often will this senseless killing have to happen before americans demand real gun control and tell their elected representatives to stop genuflecting at the altar of the NRA?
    Here's your answer*...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
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    That's right! How many did that Norwegian kill? Seems like America has a lot of catching up to do...




    *assuming that Boon Tard is a relatively typical Republican/Merkin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Heh...more fun to bash septics than Norwegians or Scots (school shooting) or anybody else. I can dig it!
    Funnily enough the UK changed their gun laws after Dunblane. Your government seem to be perfectly happy to let you keep shooting each other. So feel free to bring it up. It only weakens any argument you think you have.

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    Surveillance video shows gunman Jeffrey Johnson being shot by police officers near the Empire State Building in New York, August 24, 2012
































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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner
    Funnily enough the UK changed their gun laws after Dunblane.
    Before that we had the Hungerford massacre in '87. All automatic weapons had to be turned in after that one and nobody really put up any opposition.

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    you can change gun laws all you want, but with so many guns around, anybody who wants one can get one quite easily.

    its illegal to carry knives in the uk, but look at how many get stabbed.

    this is about a persons psychological make up, about their dissatisfaction with life, with the society they live in, with their sense of entitlement to everything, with their jealousies and greeds and general paranoia and total frustration with their lot and inability and or laziness to do much about it

    america just seems to have a greater share of psychologically imbalanced people than most other countries. thailand is up their too, and the uk is fast catching up.

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