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So who can explain to me now the rationale and justification for private citizens owning (and using) fully (or even semi-) automatic guns?
Because second ammendment
Because guns don’t kill people, people people do
Because gun manufacturers are a powerful lobby supporting the NRA and both support Congress

It’s crap.
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Old 02.10.2017, 11:49
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As long as I can remember the BBC only publishes confirmed news, and this takes a little extra time. Better the truth than a Twitter from a deranged fool.
Have a look on the ticker feed and see how many tweets are embedded by the BBC. Whilst Twitter may not be the best for free expression, for news, and especially breaking news, nothing else comes close.

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-us-canada-41466148
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Old 02.10.2017, 11:51
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20 dead, 100 wounded. Listening to that gunfire again, it sounds like it may be some custom sized magazine given the length of time it went on.
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Old 02.10.2017, 12:01
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Because second ammendment
Because guns don’t kill people, people people do
Because gun manufacturers are a powerful lobby supporting the NRA and both support Congress

It’s crap.*
*argument only valid if shooter is white male.
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Old 02.10.2017, 12:06
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that was a hell of a lot of bullets
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Old 02.10.2017, 12:13
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Because second ammendment
Because guns don’t kill people, people people do
Because gun manufacturers are a powerful lobby supporting the NRA and both support Congress

It’s crap.
Oh, Second Amendment. Well, that's OK then, something a bunch of dudes wrote more than 200 years ago, before automatic weapons were invented.

For a moment, until I got to your last line, I thought you were being serious.
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

One shooter, 20 dead, 100 wounded.

Christ, if ever there needed to be a strong argument against the collective fetish the Americans have on automatic weapons, this is it.

Well done, the NRA.
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Old 02.10.2017, 12:38
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

from the bbc

What are the state's gun laws?
The state of Nevada has some of the most permissive gun laws in the US. It is legal to carry an assault rifle and there is no magazine capacity limit.

There are no purchase permits and blue cards are no longer required.

There is no waiting period mandated for firearm purchases and private gun sales are OK.
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Old 02.10.2017, 13:01
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Shooter was firing down from the 32nd floor, everyone at the concert was getting on the floor making an easy target. Shooter from above and you need to get to cover, though in such a situation it's hard to tell where the fire is coming from.
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So who can explain to me now the rationale and justification for private citizens owning (and using) fully (or even semi-) automatic guns?
Because you should be free to defend yourself against someone with a semi-automatic gun?
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Because second ammendment
Because guns don’t kill people, people people do
Because gun manufacturers are a powerful lobby supporting the NRA and both support Congress

It’s crap.
In general, locations in the USA with more LEGAL guns per capita are the ones with less crime.
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Old 02.10.2017, 13:02
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One shooter, 20 dead, 100 wounded.

Christ, if ever there needed to be a strong argument against the collective fetish the Americans have on automatic weapons, this is it.
Well, this along with every other mass shooting in the US, of which there are far too many examples, even in this single thread. And as before, any such arguments, however banal and sensible they seem to most non-Americans (and to many Americans too, of course) will be shot down (pun intended) by the same idiots as always.
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Old 02.10.2017, 13:06
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Oh, Second Amendment. Well, that's OK then, something a bunch of dudes wrote more than 200 years ago, before automatic weapons were invented.

For a moment, until I got to your last line, I thought you were being serious.
If Europe was as smart as that bunch of dudes did 200 years ago, probably Hitler, Mussolini, and other dictators would not have been in power for so long...
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If Europe was as smart as that bunch of dudes did 200 years ago, probably Hitler, Mussolini, and other dictators would not have been in power for so long...
You really believe that? I suggest you go and read some history books.
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Old 02.10.2017, 13:15
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Shooter named as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.
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Old 02.10.2017, 13:40
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Death toll up to 50 now.
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Shooter named as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.
Picture of the shooter, not from Twitter!

Wonder if he voted for Trump?

Maybe the FBI were correct when they said this week that white terrorists are a bigger danger in the US than Islamist.
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Picture of the shooter, not from Twitter!

Wonder if he voted for Trump?

Maybe the FBI were correct when they said this week that white terrorists are a bigger danger in the US than Islamist.
honestly marton, this is pretty low. A murderer happens to be white, so now he must be a terrorist and a Trump voter as well by default?

It seems like you're happy that he's of a particular skin color, which is plainly racist.
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Picture of the shooter, not from Twitter!

Wonder if he voted for Trump?

Maybe the FBI were correct when they said this week that white terrorists are a bigger danger in the US than Islamist.
And if he's a convert?
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Now the deadliest multiple shooting in US history.

1 person, with 1 tool, killed 50 people and injured 200.

Let your mind process that for a minute.
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