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08-11-2018, 21:28   #1
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Yet another mass shooting

https://edition.cnn.com/us/live-news...ntl/index.html

12 dead, seems it was a marine.

With these being so ubiquitous these days, you wonder why people even do it. I know you have to be out of your mind but I can't imagine what state you have to get into, to want to take a dozen or more other people with you.
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There was only another this morning, a marine did that too, jaysus.
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There was only another this morning, a marine did that too, jaysus.

Really, jesus christ.
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Is this not the one last night?
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Is this not the one last night?

You're right it was last night, my bad - only just got the alert now.
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Its just the disintegration of the United States picking up pace. Next year they will break the records for this year, and so on.

They're going down unless something drastic changes within their society.
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In 2016 there was only a five day stretch without somesort of mass shooting. I'm not even sure we hear about the majority of them.
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Was there a thread on this before now (like last night perhaps?)

Imagine how bad things have gotten if AH collectively has gotten desensitized to these things.
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Couldn't see one, please lock this one if so.
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Couldn't see one, please lock this one if so.
I didn't see one, which is what I meant, imagine that the time would come where there's a mass shooting and no thread on AH....
It's possible of course we both missed it.
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On an individual level of the victims and their families, it is terrible. There is a heartbreaking video on social media of a 50 something father who broke down in tears because he felt guilty about not doing more to stop the shooter because he wanted to save his son instead.

On a national level though, it is hard to sympathize. My understanding is that a majority of Americans want greater gun control yet they voted republicans back into the senate who will do nothing but dance to the NRA's tune.

They voted for a president who they knew would do nothing about gun control despite an alternative candidate who promised to address the issue.

So there will be the typical CTRL+C, CTRL+V from the last mass shooting. They'll be thoughts and prayers, democrats will demand action, republicans will say it is not the time and the 2nd amendment must be protected, the news cycle will move on but there will be another group of families forever changed and scarred, and then repeat, and repeat and repeat.
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As always, thoughts and prayers.
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Sad but that's the US now.
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This is why everyone in the US should be armed when going out so people like this can be taken out immediately after they kill the first person even before if they are showing signs of mental illness
I mean every week there is another mass shooting so chances are you would be in a position to have to do this.
Hell not even just going out, students, teachers, going shopping, babies - should all be armed. The only way to stop this kind of thing happening.
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