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Old 08-03-2019, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Ralph_Kirk View Post
I've already pointed out that only 2% of Texans are licensed to carry firearms, and according to surveys, less than half of them every carry.

So there would have been no more than 30 people possibly armed in the store, if there were 3000 people shopping.

Now, if you break down the population, it would probably be fewer than that. Of the 2% of Texans with licenses, for instance, most are white males and most of the rest are white females. That probably makes the percentage of armed people in that particular Walmart fewer than 30.

And as conversation in this thread has also already shown, most of us who do carry, carry only for personal and family protection, not to act as the Lone Ranger to the general public.

First off... I think the 3000 people is already a wrong statistic

No way are 3000 people fitting in Walmart.

3000 is the number of people in the entire mall area/ shopping complex many of the 3000 were never in any danger.

Perhaps 200-400 were in the shooters vicinity at Walmart or nearby in the parking lot

So the likely number of concealed carry permit holders is even smaller.

But I'm still surprised no one got this guy.

Old 08-03-2019, 07:13 PM
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Shooter is a registered Democrat
Old 08-03-2019, 07:14 PM
Location: the Sticks
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Originally Posted by ipaper View Post
That's because so many are racist and hateful. That is part of the legacy of this great country, and still today.
Ding Ding Ding we might have a winner.

Now let's change the verbiage.

That's because so many run around making babies and living on welfare.

That's because so many sell drugs and are members of gangs.

That's because so many enter the country illegally.

Now what makes your statement any less racist the examples of comparison that I provided?
Old 08-03-2019, 07:15 PM
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Ouch. The far-right is out of control. Extremist conservatives.

Old 08-03-2019, 07:16 PM
Location: Columbia, SC
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Originally Posted by uggabugga View Post
only one of those nations has a second amendment.
None of the amendments are absolute. SCOTUS has underscored that numerous times over the years.

Entire classes of firearms may be eliminated completely without affecting 2A.
Old 08-03-2019, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Goodnight View Post
There were 3000 people and it was in Texas yet you believe no one had a gun, any idea what the odds are for that.

The ability of the pro-gun experts on CD is legendary.
Not only do I avoid gun free zones but also cities with strong gun laws which are typicAlly liberal and have relatively high violent crime rates.
Old 08-03-2019, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PilgrimsProgress View Post
Shooter is a registered Democrat
How? In Texas we donít register as Democrat or Republican.
Old 08-03-2019, 07:16 PM
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Location: Columbia, SC
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We now live in a world where we no longer know what to say in the face of such a horrible event such as the shooting in Texas today. No matter what I say, I could conceivably **** someone off.

I do not know much about what happened other than there was another mass shooting on american soil. I read one status update on it by a friend and then skimmed through a post made by a former WIS colleague. In the five minutes it took to read both posts, the sides were quickly forming on whom to blame.

I can;t even say "thoughts and prayers" because someone will rightly point out that's not helping the victims very much. Maybe thoughts and prayers are actually for us though. I cannot imagine what the survivors are going through. I can pray they make it through. I can pray it does not happen to me or someone I know. But what can any of us really do?

Will it offend anyone if I say I hate we live in a time and place when these kinds of things are now common? Will it offend you if I don't know what we should do about this? What ever we have been doing until now does not seem to be working very well. Should we keep doing the same thing or should we look into maybe doing something else?

I hope this never happens to anyone we know. But maybe if it does, we will try a little harder to make sure it does not keep happening
Old 08-03-2019, 07:16 PM
Location: sumter
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Originally Posted by drinkthekoolaid View Post
You seriously want to throw charges of racism around before facts are known?

Let's jump to more conclusions and spew more propoganda without knowing the facts.

How do you know the shooter wasn't a white Hispanic?

You're assuming he targeted Hispanic people.
That may or may not be accurate.

We don't know yet.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he wasn't white Hispanic , and that he did targeted Hispanic people, and that he is probably a very racist person.
Old 08-03-2019, 07:17 PM
Location: Columbia, SC
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Originally Posted by PilgrimsProgress View Post
Shooter is a registered Democrat
Source, please.
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