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Old 24.08.2012, 16:44
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A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

New York City
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/24...tate-building/

As many as 5 people have been shot in front of the Empire State Building in New York, a fire department spokesman said.
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

it's 10 shot by now.
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Old 24.08.2012, 17:28
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My underpants! (sorry couldn't resist )

Back on topic... Whaaat??
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Old 24.08.2012, 17:33
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

The only consolation in this shooting is that the b*st*rd killed himself afterwards.

Why couldn't he have just shot himself first and left the others to their own fate?
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Old 24.08.2012, 17:35
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

EEk!! I'm going next week. Was trying to convice the hubby to come. No chance now.
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Old 24.08.2012, 17:45
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EEk!! I'm going next week. Was trying to convice the hubby to come. No chance now.
It's already happened and the perp is dead.
You'll be as safe (or unsafe) there as anywhere else in NY/US/the World (well, with some obvious exceptions).

It's all just a lottery.
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The only consolation in this shooting is that the b*st*rd killed himself afterwards.

Why couldn't he have just shot himself first and left the others to their own fate?
Seems now the Police say that all 9 of the wounded by-standers were shot by the POLICE... so yea he only shot the guy who was always harassing him at work it seems.
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Old 26.08.2012, 21:09
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Seems now the Police say that all 9 of the wounded by-standers were shot by the POLICE... so yea he only shot the guy who was always harassing him at work it seems.
Yes, according to all reports, the culprit only shot the target. But that police failed in every way. The authorities will have some questions to answer
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Old 26.08.2012, 22:34
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...The authorities will have some questions to answer
Unfortunatelly , the NYPD does not ever have to answer any questions. Just add one more to the list of "suspects" , ax wielding, wallet carrying, deranged grandmothers...the list of new yorkers who just had to be shot down goes on.
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Old 24.08.2012, 17:48
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New York City
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/24...tate-building/

As many as 5 people have been shot in front of the Empire State Building in New York, a fire department spokesman said.
Just remember - it has nothing to do with guns, and he'd have found a way to do just as much damage if he couldn't have got a gun.

Yeah right.
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Old 24.08.2012, 17:52
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Just remember - it has nothing to do with guns, and he'd have found a way to do just as much damage if he couldn't have got a gun.

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Old 24.08.2012, 17:53
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Just remember - it has nothing to do with guns, and he'd have found a way to do just as much damage if he couldn't have got a gun.

Yeah right.
...and we are back to the subject of the thread us-gun-control-laws
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Old 24.08.2012, 17:57
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...and we are back to the subject of the thread us-gun-control-laws
What gun-control laws?

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Old 24.08.2012, 18:12
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Just remember - it has nothing to do with guns, and he'd have found a way to do just as much damage if he couldn't have got a gun.

Yeah right.
In fact handguns are totally banned in New York city. So banning guns works?

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Old 24.08.2012, 18:17
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In fact handguns are totally banned in New York city. So banning guns works?

Yeah right.
Sorry should have said...."Of all the states that do issue carry pistol licenses, New York State has arguably the strictest handgun licensing policies in the nation". Not quite a total ban but pretty strict.
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Old 24.08.2012, 18:24
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Sorry should have said...."Of all the states that do issue carry pistol licenses, New York State has arguably the strictest handgun licensing policies in the nation". Not quite a total ban but pretty strict.
not a total ban at all and it is easy enough to get a gun somewhere else and bring it in the city- not to mention getting a gun illegally is not all that difficult either.
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Sorry should have said...."Of all the states that do issue carry pistol licenses, New York State has arguably the strictest handgun licensing policies in the nation". Not quite a total ban but pretty strict.
This is absolutely spot on!

When I lived in NY and worked in the Federal court system (decades ago), I was fingerprinted and had to undergo a VERY thorough background check by the FBI that took some months to be completed. I eventually received governmental security clearance at the Federal level, and I was allowed to apply for a firearm license, but there was further scrutiny. I passed muster and obtained a license to carry a small firearm, which I did for several years. The only occasion(s) on which I ever fired that gun was at bi-yearly target practice at the police range -- thankfully! I was also happy to give it up in the end because, somehow, having it became a burden.
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Burkesville, Kentucky

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Officials identified the single-shot rifle as a Cricket, which is produced by Keystone Sporting Arms in Pennsylvania. It sells the weapons in a variety of colors, from hot pink to brown to a swirl of red, white and blue...

Officials said Kristian’s rifle — given as a birthday present last year — is normally kept in a corner of the Sparks' home. Although the safety lock was on, the family says they didn’t realize a shell was still inside the firearm.
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Incredible footage from inside a lift shows the moment a US police officer accidentally shot himself in front of his horrified wife.
Darryl Jouett of Erlanger, Kentucky suffered serious injuries after accidentally discharging his firearm while the pair were on a date.
The incident was caught by a CCTV camera, showing his wife's horror as the off-duty officer accidentally fires the pistol, causing a bullet to ricochet into his stomach.
"He was transitioning the holster and transitioning the gun out of his holster," Cincinnati Police Captain Michael John. "He was going to carry it in his hand as they walked to the car.
"As he was pulling the gun from the holster, a round discharged, ricocheted in the elevator, struck him in the stomach."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30702344
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Waco, Texas

Texas bikers in deadly shootout at Waco restaurant

Police in the US state of Texas say nine people have been killed and at least 100 arrested after a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco.
The incident happened at the Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill in a shopping area called the Central Texas Market Place.
Police said eight had died at the scene and a ninth in hospital - all were bikers. At least 18 others were hurt.
One witness quoted by the Waco Tribune-Herald said the car park of the restaurant resembled "a war zone".
"There were maybe 30 guns being fired in the parking lot, maybe 100 rounds," Michelle Logan said.
Diners at the Twin Peaks cafe said they and the staff had locked themselves in a freezer room for safety before being escorted off the premises by armed police.

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