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Old 08-03-2019, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Originally Posted by TigerLily24 View Post
As am I.

Soooo many “good guys” with guns in TX.
And yet...
Would you prefer that good guys with guns start shooting up the goddamn place?

No ... of course not! If that happened you’d be here bellyaching about THAT.

There’s just no satisfying some people.

 
Old 08-03-2019, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Originally Posted by TinaTwo View Post
Fox has great coverage now. Lots of eyewitness interviews. Oddly the shooter was captured alive which is rare in these types of incidents.
Let me guess.
He’s the same complexion as Dylan Roof.

 
Old 08-03-2019, 06:47 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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Utter nonsense. He went to Walmart because it's the biggest corporation in the world and it's full of unarmed people. Not because it's an irritating shopping experience. :
No sheet I was being sarcastic. It is a horrible shopping experience however.
 
Old 08-03-2019, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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This screams of a plant.

Deliberately trying to get the blame on trump.

The guy in Christchurch DID THE EXACT SAME THING.
Yep! People call me crazy, deranged, weird, but I was saying this from the get go. And, this happens to be in Beto O' Rourke's district as well, and he was real quick to jump on that podium, talking about gun control and what he can do to stop incidents like this if he was voted for President. And, I still think the DNC mail bomber was also a hoax manufactured by certain individuals to try and paint Trump supporters in a bad light, plus they get to also use this to go after whites, males and supporters of the second amendment.
 
Old 08-03-2019, 06:48 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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Originally Posted by drinkthekoolaid View Post
Japan is a homogenous civilized society, that is the main reason for their low crime rates.
I see this myth passed around a lot. It may be a factor sure... but Japan's low crime rate is a recent occurrence. 50+ years ago, their crime rate was comparable to the US of the same time period. Recently, there has been an increase to things like mass stabbings but they result in far less deaths than gun related mass shootings.

There are some statistics comparing the US over the course of 50+ years to other European countries. Some have seen an increase in immigration in recent years... US has always been notably higher homicide rate...

Here's one

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-v...-rates-2014-11

By that chart, homicide rate of the US actually decreased despite illegal immigration flow.

Again... I'm not saying that it isn't a factor but it is a far cry from making mixing of peoples a smoking gun for the phenomenon.

If anything, the best explanation is two fold; hard to obtain guns and a more people employed long term. Their employment rate has also been rising quickly. A lot of studies point to the favorable employement rate for the decrease in crime. Even then, the most frequent crime was theft... not violence or assault. I also personally believe it is in their culture as well.... one indication of this is that while they have low crime rates they have a very high suicide rate.

Last edited by usayit; 08-03-2019 at 06:58 PM..
 
Old 08-03-2019, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You are insane to believe that the elite could talk a 21 year old into ruining his life and murdering scores of innocent people. No amount of money could be that persuasive, unless you think the suspect is a robot?
This was just another nut job, probably a virgin incel with lots and lots of anger.
Has nothing to do with money. Don't forget, there is also a military base nearby. He could be part of a special-ops, and we would never, ever know. His arrest will be nothing more than a dog and pony show, and then a few months later, this story will disappear, and so will he.
 
Old 08-03-2019, 06:50 PM
 
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Baltimore IS rat infested. And some of the mexicans and latin americans coming over the border ARE rapists and murderers. Trump did say not all were...but some are.
No. Trump said some are good people. Repeat after me....some are good people.

"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/vi...ng_border.html
 
Old 08-03-2019, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Originally Posted by dashrendar4454 View Post
liberals ready to capitalize on a tragedy to push their agenda. Pretty sad
Ah... the agenda liberals want to push is to stop the mass shootings and slaughter of our citizens. Wouldn't you want that also?
 
Old 08-03-2019, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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The United States has had 249 mass shootings in 215 days this year. No other first world country has had over one occurrence. Most have had none.
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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Originally Posted by middle-aged mom View Post
There are about 90 Walmart’s in Texas.
Shooter chose to make a 10 hour drive across Texas to the El Paso Walmart for a reason.
The bolded seemed way too low.

Just off the top of my head, in the northern part of Harris County (On or North of FM 1960, and North of U.S. 290), and in Montgomery County there is....

1 in Montgomery
1 in Conroe
1 on Sawdust Road in The Woodlands
1 on Woodlands Parkway at FM 2978 in The Woodlands
1 at SH 242 and I-45 in The Woodlands
1 at I-45 and Louetta Road
1 on FM 1960 at T.C. Jester
1 at SH 249 and Spring Cypress Road
1 on Kuykendahl Rd at FM 2920
1 on Kuykendahl Rd at Augusta Pines
1 on FM 1960 near I-69/US 59 in Humble
1 on FM 1960 near US 290
1 in Tomball

I looked it up and, according to corporate.walmart.com, as of May 7th 2019, in Texas, there are:

591 total units.....

393 Supercenters

98 Neighborhood Markets

18 Discount Stores

82 Sam's Clubs

https://corporate.walmart.com/our-st...d-states/texas
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