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Old 08-26-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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What is going on in this country? We've all gone nuts. Just watching this on TV after husband got an alert on his cell. Mass casualties reported.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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Sometimes people lose control
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Some say its over a video game. The perp lost.
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Old 08-26-2018, 04:45 PM
 
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Some little white gamer named "Bread" is purported to have done this:

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Old 08-26-2018, 05:05 PM
 
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Well Bread is dead now. So no way to make him pay.
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Old 08-26-2018, 05:21 PM
 
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The shooter's name was apparently David Katz, also known as Bread or Ravenchamp. He was participating in the tournament and had lost, so he decided to murder a few people before killing himself.
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Thought and prayers to you guys in Jacksonville.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:54 PM
 
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What is going on in this country? We've all gone nuts. Just watching this on TV after husband got an alert on his cell. Mass casualties reported.
Wiz, it's always been like this. Maybe for a brief period in the 1950s-1980s it wasn't. Maybe. But then I think about the shoot-em-ups that used to go on in Miami.

The Wild West was famous for people shooting up card games and saloons. This is just the contemporary version of that.

Mob turf wars in NY, Chicago, Vegas and even LA. Our movies celebrate these incidents. I'm not
saying it's right, but what is, is. And what was.

They should bring back duels like they had in the early days of the country. There would be lots less bloodshed and innocent people getting caught in the crossfire.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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Kmarc, funny you should mention duels. My husband and I just got through watching an American Experience episode on Abagail Adams & duels were discussed. Back in the day, when men had disagreements, they challenged each other to duels. You're correct, we have had several periods of violence in our country and in the early years of our republic, that was no exception.

But what a shame, all over a loss in a video game tournament. I read that one of the young men killed was the person who defeated "Bread." What a sad testament to civility and sportsmanship, to want to kill like that.

I sometimes wonder if we just have more crazy people out there too.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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SMH, sad to say the Landing is no stranger to violence. I was born & raised in Jacksonville and until recently, the Landing has never had violent shootings, let alone murders. There's going to be quadruple the police force in the Landing for the next few weeks, or months.
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