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Old 08-04-2019, 03:15 AM
 
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But it's been crazy ever since Aug. 1, 1966 when a shooter climbed to the observation deck of the Texas Tower in Austin and shot dead 16 people, including one unborn child, and injured 31 others. Earlier, he killed two of his close relatives. The world has never been the same since that day.
True, these days it's just clockwork. Insane how it's becoming the norm. Like a weekly mass shooting and the news just puts out the death-count like a scorecard.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Here.
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The well regulated militia strikes again.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:13 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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We have so many mass shootings in the US if something isn't going to be done it will affect either us or someone we know.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:29 AM
 
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This is getting crazy.
In a nation full of easily accessible guns get used to the occasional nut job using a gun to solve his problems .. As for making changes? if Sandy Hook didnt accomplish the need for change then very little change will take place
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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True, these days it's just clockwork. Insane how it's becoming the norm. Like a weekly mass shooting and the news just puts out the death-count like a scorecard.
Not weekly. We have had 250 mass shootings in 216 days this year in the United States.

A couple of other First World countries have had one, most have had none. We are the ones doing it wrong, and we are obviously either too stupid, too unconcerned, or too owned by lobbyists to find out what others are doing and do the same.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:46 AM
 
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Not weekly. We have had 250 mass shootings in 216 days this year in the United States.

A couple of other First World countries have had one, most have had none. We are the ones doing it wrong, and we are obviously either too stupid, too unconcerned, or too owned by lobbyists to find out what others are doing and do the same.
It's not much different than addiction, and you're not going to legislate it away.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Florida
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It's a shame the first ones got so much media coverage so that the notoriety became a desired thing among these whackos.
Unfortunately, there's no way to turn back the clock.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:35 AM
 
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But it's been crazy ever since Aug. 1, 1966 when a shooter climbed to the observation deck of the Texas Tower in Austin and shot dead 16 people, including one unborn child, and injured 31 others. Earlier, he killed two of his close relatives. The world has never been the same since that incredibly chilling day.

the 1966 Texas tower shooter had a brain tumor and was a massive amphetamine user
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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In the words of Vince Lombardi.... "What The Hell Is Going On Out There?"
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:42 AM
 
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Thoughts and prayers. Rinse and repeat.
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