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Great news.
Less idiots to vote for the GOP in Florida.
I'm not a big fan of groaning, so I'll respond.

Aside from the fact that you've probably got no idea if the victims are GOP and of voting age, they're dead, and they were kids, for Christ's sake!

I really, really, object to this kind of knee jerk post. I take it that you have no children of your own.
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Old 15.02.2018, 10:07
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I am sorry I celebrated the killing of kids.
Carry on - nothing important to see here. Only 18 shootings this year.
By Muslim immigrants and refugees, for sure.
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Old 15.02.2018, 10:09
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PS. If this is still the time to offer "thoughts and prayers" please excuse the bad timing.
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Old 15.02.2018, 10:14
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This whole post" Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )" is banalizing all of this shooting . Its a stupid stupid post!!
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I'm not a big fan of groaning, so I'll respond.


Aside from the fact that you've probably got no idea if the victims are GOP and of voting age, they're dead, and they were kids, for Christ's sake!

I really, really, object to this kind of knee jerk post. I take it that you have no children of your own.
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Old 15.02.2018, 10:23
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The situation over there seems to be so extreme and twisted that you find yourself musing on the NRA's suggestion of arming teachers. And then sanity returns and you conclude that the solution to guns isn't more guns.
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Old 15.02.2018, 10:25
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Let's face it - society is sick in USA
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The situation over there seems to be so extreme and twisted that you find yourself musing on the NRA's suggestion of arming teachers. And then sanity returns and you conclude that the solution to guns isn't more guns.
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Old 15.02.2018, 10:30
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This whole post" Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )" is banalizing all of this shooting . Its a stupid stupid post!!
As an American, I'd respond by saying that this thread (or, say, the headline that is certainly up at The Onion by now) is symptom, not a cause, of any banalization of all this shooting. The issue of guns in American is complex, in some ways, but what's obvious is that the U.S. political system (and in particular, the influence of money therein) prevents us from responding in any meaningful way to this epidemic. That is the root tragedy, so let's not get too distracted arguing about the ways people process the news (jokes, anger, reading message boards, etc.). Stay strong, everyone.
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How come that shooter has not been called a terrorist yet?
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Old 15.02.2018, 11:03
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How come that shooter has not been called a terrorist yet?
Because he was a disgruntled ex-student who was expelled.

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Old 15.02.2018, 11:05
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As an American, I'd respond by saying that this thread (or, say, the headline that is certainly up at The Onion by now) is symptom, not a cause, of any banalization of all this shooting. The issue of guns in American is complex, in some ways, but what's obvious is that the U.S. political system (and in particular, the influence of money therein) prevents us from responding in any meaningful way to this epidemic. That is the root tragedy, so let's not get too distracted arguing about the ways people process the news (jokes, anger, reading message boards, etc.). Stay strong, everyone.
is it balls complex.

Its pretty simple: American gun laws are too slack, and american gun culture is too f***ed up, and a direct result is that people who wish to harm other people have an easy and effective means to do so.

Simple really.

With regards to the US government not being able to do anything about it, i refer you back to the issue of the gun culture in America being too f***ed up. Even if the NRA didnt have a stranglehold on politicians, there would still likely not be meaningful gun laws passed.

America is determined to slaughter its children to appease the 2nd amendment. That small segment of text is worth, today, 17 dead kids.

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, indeed.
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How come that shooter has not been called a terrorist yet?
He's white, and likely not a muslim. That means he qualifies for 'lone wolf with mental issues' status.
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Because he was a disgruntled ex-student who was expelled.

Tom
Sarcasm check here. I'm pretty sure that was exactly lewton's point.
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Old 15.02.2018, 11:09
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Ι hope the parents of the victims have voted for anti-gun-control politicians in the past.
It would mean that karma works.

Of course we can't know, so let's offer thoughts and prayers.
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I am sorry I celebrated the killing of kids.
Carry on - nothing important to see here. Only 18 shootings this year.
By Muslim immigrants and refugees, for sure.
Lewton has been unnecessarily crude, but to be honest, he has a point.

When i heard the news, i didn't think, 'oh my god, what the hell is going on?'...

I thought 'huh, its in Florida this time...'

Truth is, I've gotten so used to headlines about dead kids in american schools, that it doesn't have the impact it should anymore.

We are 6ish weeks into 2018. There's been 18 school shootings. roughly 3 per week.

3 times per week that someone goes into a school with the intention and means of killing children.

If you're still shocked and surprised when this happens, you're lying to yourself.
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Old 15.02.2018, 11:11
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This whole post" Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )" is banalizing all of this shooting . Its a stupid stupid post!!
If you feel that this thread is making shootings banal, what do you suggest?

Personally, I think that is the shooting themselves that make their occurrence banal, not documenting them.
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Ι hope the parents of the victims have voted for anti-gun-control politicians in the past.
It would mean that karma works.

Of course we can't know, so let's offer thoughts and prayers.
While i too like to dance on the edge of what is acceptable, lets reel it in a little.
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And this is what " respectable " citizens in the USA need to defend their homes?

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And this is what " respectable " citizens in the USA need to defend their homes?
According to the NRA, they need 5.
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And this is what " respectable " citizens in the USA need to defend their homes?
Of course, including scope and silencer as shown. Can't wake up the neighbors, mind.
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