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Old 08-14-2019, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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Does the mere existence of an active shooter qualify as newsworthy?
The fact that you (and others) don't consider active shootings newsworthy is a depressing indicator of how severe the national gun violence issue is.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:48 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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That’s what they’re saying lol

Harris said ( paraphrasing) with new gun laws, these drug dealers (who are in possession of illegal drugs) wouldn’t own guns.


Lmao
LOL They are sooooooo predictable.
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Old Yesterday, 01:31 AM
 
Location: USA
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That’s what they’re saying lol

Harris said ( paraphrasing) with new gun laws, these drug dealers (who are in possession of illegal drugs) wouldn’t own guns.


Lmao
The first thing the Mayor said was he didn't think people should be so weaponized, and have such weapons, and he didn't even know what weapons were being used. It was all about weaponization to him. A political agenda purely to disarm the law abiding.

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"I'm a little angry about someone having all that weaponry and all that firepower, but we'll get to that another day," Mayor Jim Kenney said.
Drug dealers, and gang members don't follow laws, including more gun laws. This was in North Philly, one of the worst crime areas in the city.

https://www.fox29.com/news/suspect-s...2-held-hostage

Suspects surrenders. Maurice Hill , who has a long history of drug offenses was taken into custody. Multiple FELON already prohibited from touching a firearm, yet the politicians want MORE gun control. Nuts.

https://6abc.com/6-philly-officers-s...ndoff/5467896/
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Old Yesterday, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by metalmancpa View Post
What will people say is the cause here.

Mentally ill individual with a gun?
Guns in the hands of the wrong person, need stronger gun control?
Perceived issues with law enforcement so play vigilante justice?

Lately it's been mass shooting this and shots fired that. The same rhetoric, the same discussions, the same arguments. So WTF do we do here?
Send in the military to crime ravaged cities. Make sure the good guys are more heavily armed than the bad guys.
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Old Yesterday, 07:41 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Frankly, I cannot remember the last time the US Flag at our facility was flown at Full Staff. It's been at Half Staff for weeks on end. This latest incident will be yet another shooting for which to continue flying at Half Staff. My preference would be to fly the flag at Half Staff until our gun laws are strong enough to keep assault rifles - meant for field combat - away from the general Citizenry.

Ummm yea. OK Thing is the "general citizenry" is not the problem. The "criminal citizenry" who seem to have more rights than the general, are well armed with illegal weapons, have no qualms about shooting at LE, do not buy their weapons from gun stores with background checks, fees , taxes and forms, do not comply with any laws no matter how "strong" they are ...shall I go on? Seriously?


Laws just define a crime. They do not prevent them. And there goes another entertaining term. "Meant for field combat." I figured this incident would trigger a bunch of entertaining terminology from folks trying to sound like they know what they're talking about with firearms and firearms regulation. It never fails. The newsies are usually really good for this.
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Does the mere existence of an active shooter qualify as newsworthy?
You read my mind. I could not believe the amount of attention given to a story like this in Philadelphia. It's not that I don't think it should have been covered but once they established 1) it was about a drug bust and 2) no police officer was killed, how is it worse than any weekend in Chicago?

I do, however, wonder what took so long for the thing to play out but then, maybe I watch too much television. I was waiting for the tear gas followed by a sniper bullet but instead it seemed like it would be entirely up to the drug dealer to decide and they'd all mill around and wait for him to make up his mind and may I also ask, how the heck do you shoot as many bullets as he did and barely hit your targets? Not that I'm complaining, I'm glad no one was seriously hurt or killed, but obviously shooting was not his greatest strength.
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Old Yesterday, 09:25 AM
 
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Send in the military to crime ravaged cities. Make sure the good guys are more heavily armed than the bad guys.

I'm all for that. Although , we could start with stop and frisk first, that alone would help. Although people will get all up in arms over that.... but my rights ! Yet, be all for "Red Flag turn in your neighbor" laws.
One would help lower inner city gun violence, the other will hurt people that think differently than you.
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Old Yesterday, 09:29 AM
 
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What we need is several good vigilantes to take out these serial drug dealers who hold these communities hostage.
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Old Yesterday, 09:36 AM
 
Location: USA
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What we need is several good vigilantes to take out these serial drug dealers who hold these communities hostage.
It seems that often the communities are complicit, and get money and/or drugs from these perps.
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Old Today, 02:41 AM
 
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You read my mind. I could not believe the amount of attention given to a story like this in Philadelphia. It's not that I don't think it should have been covered but once they established 1) it was about a drug bust and 2) no police officer was killed, how is it worse than any weekend in Chicago?

I do, however, wonder what took so long for the thing to play out but then, maybe I watch too much television. I was waiting for the tear gas followed by a sniper bullet but instead it seemed like it would be entirely up to the drug dealer to decide and they'd all mill around and wait for him to make up his mind and may I also ask, how the heck do you shoot as many bullets as he did and barely hit your targets? Not that I'm complaining, I'm glad no one was seriously hurt or killed, but obviously shooting was not his greatest strength.
Well Chicago has not made national news in 2019 like Philly did yesterday
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