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Old 08-08-2019, 07:55 PM
 
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Already happened in my city several years ago. https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/...ston/30598925/

Locally most shootings happens within the drug communities. In the above case a guy from another state traveled to Lafayette Louisiana and began shooting up a theater. This happened in 2015.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:24 PM
 
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No.

I am Legally armed and just like when I was deployed to Iraq as a Marine I will do what is necessary to protect the innocent and stop the evil.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:49 PM
 
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I am much more afraid of black/non white latino on white violence than mass shootings of any type as non white latinos and blacks commit a disproportionate of violent crime and 9 times out of 10, violent crimes between blacks and whites is black on white (and not white latino on white). This applies pretty much anywhere whether in Brazil, Paris or Chicago.

Of course I feel most concerned in areas with strict gun control because I know regular citizens will be unarmed and violent criminals and thugs will not be.

It’s also sad that I fear the police more than some random mass shooting as police often escalate and instigate situations, act irrationally and violently and blindly enforce liberal and neo conservative laws that infringe on fundamental freedoms.
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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No. Statistically, the chance of getting caught in one is very, very small. And for some reason, I fear death a lot less if it's going to occur with other people - I mainly don't want to die all alone.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:25 PM
 
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Iím so afraid that a mentally ill or an otherwise hate-filled person will shoot up my area, and I get so worried about my spouse, sister, niece, nephews (triplets) will be hurt or worse. Why do we have to worry about this so much? Why do people do these things?
I am worried about it.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The other day I went to the movies and several of us, all strangers to each other, began discussing how to escape the theater if we needed to. And not because of a fire - in case there was a shooter.

I mean, we were all sort of laughing about it but that fact that it was actually something several of us thought enough about to discuss it with strangers was interesting.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:46 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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https://nj1015.com/person-shot-crowd...ark-fireworks/

I live 15min West from Asbury Park and go there to watch the Fireworks,, skipped it this year. So you become numb after awhile.

I go to Walmart once a year...if I have too, since it is such a train wreck and feels like another country.

So afraid, not really but concerned since it is our new reality.

Today there was a shootout in Philadelphia trying to issue a narcotics warrant, shootings are regular news today.

When will our government say "Enough Already!"
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Old Today, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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Iím so afraid that a mentally ill or an otherwise hate-filled person will shoot up my area, and I get so worried about my spouse, sister, niece, nephews (triplets) will be hurt or worse. Why do we have to worry about this so much? Why do people do these things?
Yes, it can happen to anyone, anywhere. I work at a very busy retail pharmacy where there are soooo many disgruntled customers (many on psych meds!). Everyday I go to work I wonder if someone's going to walk in one day and shoot up the place. Or when I go shopping or go out hiking. You aren't safe anywhere.

The best thing you can do is to value the people you love, spend your time with them knowing that they may be plucked from life at any minute. Don't have stupid fights. My brother and sister-in-law do this a lot and then make up later. I mean stupid things, and they'll say things like I hate you and wish you were dead. Well, what if one day after that trivial squabble one of them does end up dead somehow? The other will live in regret all the days of their life.

One thing I am so thankful to my Saviour Jesus for (it helps a ton if you have faith too!) is that I had no regrets when my husband passed away unexpectedly. He went like that, no chance to say hardly anything to me except a struggling "I love you". Yes, we fought sometimes but it was normal and we didn't have huge fights where we would say hurtful things to each other. In fact, I do not recall saying anything to him that I regret in a fight. I usually would just clam up and stay silent.

Life is a fragile thing. One minute it's there, the next it's gone. Don't take it for granted. I would say "believe upon the Lord Jesus", but many people don't like to hear that. Well, I'll say it anyway. The Lord is the only thing worth living for. Everything else leads to death.
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