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Old 07-23-2012, 06:13 AM
Status: "Techno-challenged anonymous repper" (set 24 days ago)
 
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Colorado is NOT the "shooting rampage capital" of anything. Those who buy into that theory are allowing the very common & very human trait of limited memory to prevail. Couple that with media coverage that will replay everything to excess....until the next tragedy hits. Then our focus will shift again. There are many posts within this thread alone that point to mass shootings occurring all over the world....but human nature and the media will skew that fact once again.

 
Old 07-23-2012, 06:22 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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Originally Posted by sesamekid View Post
simple answer - guns, guns, guns.

How proud are we now Americans of our RIGHT to bear arms?

How about the rights of a person to be able to go to the movie theatre to see Batman and not worry about being gunned down?
In those "safe" socialist societies like the soviet union and communist china you got to see any movie you wanted in complete safety. Of course the movies had to be approved by the state. That would be the same state that slaughtered tens of millions of it's own citizens. All things considered........I'll take the us.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I just don't understand how we (Colorado) could have such a high concentration of heavily armed sociopaths.
A high concentration? Eric Harris was a psychopath....he pulled undiagnosed clinically depressed Dylan Klebold into his plan at Columbine. The Aurora suspect was from San Diego. This tragedy has nothing to do with Colorado.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Let's clear something up with regards to all of these apples to oranges comparisons. It seems some of you don't know your Constitution, history or even possess logic. There is a difference between RIGHTS and PRIVELEGES.

You DO have the RIGHT to own any car you want, modify it any way you wish, drive said car in any fashion you please at any age...you can even be blind stinking drunk and legally drive your car... You do however have to comply with a plethora of laws, requirement and regulations with said car if you choose to operate it on the PUBLIC roads.

Should one have the means, they could build a race course on their property and zoom away as long as the noise didn't infringe on neighboring residents.

All of the regulations spouted here are applicable because it is a government granted PRIVELEGE to use PUBLICLY funded roads.

I hope that clears that up...
 
Old 07-23-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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The AR in AR-15 stands for "ArmaLite," not "Assault Rifle." The ArmaLite model AR-5 is a bolt-action hunting rifle.
Really? Interesting. I was under the impression that when Colt trademarked the AR-15 they said that the acronym stood for Assault Rifle, not ArmaLite.
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The AR-15's main attractiveness is that it is light, rugged, reliable, and chambers relatively inexpensive .223 military ball ammo as well as 80-grain high-power competition shooting rounds.
Oh bull****, it's attractive in civilian land because three generations of veterans have served carrying the damn thing. I love the weapon, but there are plenty of other rifles out there that are light, rugged, reliable, and chambered for 5.56 NATO. What puts it over the top is its ties to the military and it's long service life.
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As to 100-round magazines...the same argument could be applied to cars capable of exceeding 80 MPH, the highest speed limit in the US. One could just as easily say it's unreasonable for a civilian to have a car or motorcycle capable of exceeding that speed...and certainly far more people have been killed and injured by speeding cars than by deranged gunmen using high-capacity magazines.
Quite true, we could nanny-state ourselves to death and eliminate all capacity to push the limits. But, we do place certain restrictions on the ability to push the limits. We make it difficult to for civilians to obtain automatic weapons, I'd say that a high-capacity magazine of such a magnitude could do with such restrictions.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Has there been any news released talking about where or how this unemployed PHD student obtained the $$$$ to buy all of his equipment? I'm guessing it must have cost many thousand of dollars.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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Has there been any news released talking about where or how this unemployed PHD student obtained the $$$$ to buy all of his equipment? I'm guessing it must have cost many thousand of dollars.
Just hazarding a guess, but credit cards. Not sure why this aspect is such a mystery to people.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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^^^^^Can't speak for anyone else, so this is my response only. Although I don't think of it as a mystery, I am wondering about it becasue I've not seen any news about his funding source. Perhaps your guess is right, then again perhaps it's not.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Although I'm not advocating this approach as the solution, I have to admit that it worked pretty good in this video:


http://youtu.be/KjH3ZMUks1o


I'd rather live in a world without guns, not becasue guns are outlawed, but rather because the concepts of violence, weapons, competition, fighting, war, hated, politics, and religion, etc do not even exist in our consciousness. Until we make that leap, guns will continue to be part of life on the planet earth.

Last edited by CosmicWizard; 07-23-2012 at 10:03 AM..
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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^^^^^Can't speak for anyone else, so this is my response only. Although I don't think of it as a mystery, I am wondering about it becasue I've not seen any news about his funding source. Perhaps your guess is right, then again perhaps it's not.
My "guess" is that forensic accountants from ATF and the FBI have already "followed the money" in this case. We will likely hear nothing about their findings because of the already-issued gag order by a judge and because law enforcement is going to release nothing that could possibly jeopardize prosecution of this individual. I stick by my original "theory," though, that the money came in some way from Mommie and Daddy--that's the logical source.
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