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Old Today, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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What??

Are we allowed to remove rep points?
As I said before ... a mass shooting is when 1 person kills 3 or more people in one event. So no, most of the gang violence incidents aren't "mass shootings," usually it's 1 person killing 1 person.
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Old Today, 07:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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As I said before ... a mass shooting is when 1 person kills 3 or more people in one event. So no, most of the gang violence incidents aren't "mass shootings," usually it's 1 person killing 1 person.
By your own definition it's far more common than any of these "mass" shootings. We can call them multiple shootings, whatever. It's still far more common.
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Old Today, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Russia
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was this 3rd shooter a raging leftist like the 1st two?
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Old Today, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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America inner cities are under attack thanks to democrats. Do I get a cookie now?
Let's get the attention back on violent black people where it belongs!
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Old Today, 07:27 AM
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I hardly think, in the immediate wake of the tragedy in El Paso, this is a good time to be blaming liberals.
They are blaming me, even though Iím sitting in Minnesota and donít own guns...but Iím white and I donít drink the progressive gun control koolaid. I must be a white nationalist I guess whatever that is. I mean Don Lemon says so.
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Old Today, 07:29 AM
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What's the point of this thread? I think it's obvious to most people that we have two separate problems:

1. Inner city gang/drug gun violence

2. White nationalist Terrorists

The causes and solutions to each are very different.
I would be very interested in hearing what your solutions are other than blaming whitey for everything.
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Old Today, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I hardly think, in the immediate wake of the tragedy in El Paso, this is a good time to be blaming liberals.
I hardly think, in the immediate wake of the tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, this is a good time to be trying to politicize the deaths of 29 innocent people.

What we SHOULD have learned from this weekend is that political extremism can be very dangerous. Unfortunately, "see something, say something" apparently didn't work with the Dayton shooter. I can attest to it's ineffectiveness here as well.

You know, people are all about great social changes, changing the constitution, etc. etc. but how bout we start with enforcing what's already on the books? And listening to citizens who take the time to report something disturbing?
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Old Today, 07:45 AM
 
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That's not a mass shooting. It's gang violence. It's actually not a lot of shootings for a summer night.
7 people shot at once is a Mass Shooting, doesnít matter if itís a gang member or not.
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Old Today, 07:55 AM
 
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What's the point of this thread? I think it's obvious to most people that we have two separate problems:

1. Inner city gang/drug gun violence

2. White nationalist Terrorists

The causes and solutions to each are very different.
True.

However, there is a case for rational gun control to help tamp down the urban, gang related or drug related, violence ... but the NRA is against that.

The white anxiety mass shootings are a different matter. Some people think that the answer is not rational gun control because it is a mental health problem. But the Republican party opposes national health care and offers no remedy to this supposed mental health crises, so it is nothing more than a convenient excuse for them.

Interestingly but sadly, most death by firearm is neither of these heartbreaking issues, it is suicide. In 2016 that was 63+ deaths per day, overshadowing everything else but rarely reported.

Perhaps it is a mental health issue after all, our nation has gone crazy.
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Old Today, 08:00 AM
 
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Interestingly but sadly, most death by firearm is neither of these heartbreaking issues, it is suicide. In 2016 that was 63+ deaths per day, overshadowing everything else but rarely reported.

Perhaps it is a mental health issue after all, our nation has gone crazy.
Can we please stop with the apocalyptic nonsense? In a nation of 300+ million, a sizable number of folks are in fact BSC. It is foolish in the extreme to base policy decisions on the basis of actions by that tiny minority of criminally insane people.
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