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Old 12-19-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Two people were shot in San Diego late Monday after meeting a potential buyer who was responding to a Craigslist advertisement.

The shooting victims posted an ad to sell an iPhone on the popular online website and then arranged to meet a prospective buyer in a McDonald’s parking lot.

When the two parties met, the buyer got into the couple’s BMW and then pulled a gun on the sellers.
Craigslist case: California couple shot while trying to sell iPhone - U.S. News

More ridiculous gun violence. We have to live with it, unfortunately.

But I don't really understand why people try to sell things on Craigslist. I use eBay and Amazon to sell all of my stuff, and I don't have to deal with any strangers in person.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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More ridiculous gun violence. We have to live with it, unfortunately.
Oh, poor you. Can't pass any ineffective measures and feel better about yourself.

Guess you're not too happy with CA's strict gun control?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Craigslist case: California couple shot while trying to sell iPhone - U.S. News

More ridiculous gun violence. We have to live with it, unfortunately.

But I don't really understand why people try to sell things on Craigslist. I use eBay and Amazon to sell all of my stuff, and I don't have to deal with any strangers in person.
If you are selling something dangerously expensive on Craigslist, all you have to do is tell the buyer to meet you in the lobby of the police station to make the exchange. If they have criminal intentions, they won't show up.

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Craigslist case: California couple shot while trying to sell iPhone - U.S. News

More ridiculous gun violence. We have to live with it, unfortunately.

But I don't really understand why people try to sell things on Craigslist. I use eBay and Amazon to sell all of my stuff, and I don't have to deal with any strangers in person.
I didn't know guns could even work an iPhone. Oh wait, you mean evil people WITH a gun shot them.

More idiots meeting perfect strangers, via Craigslist.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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There are a lot of selfish people who think their right to own a deadly important is worth the 9000 needless deaths caused by guns a year.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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Oh, poor you. Can't pass any ineffective measures and feel better about yourself.

Guess you're not too happy with CA's strict gun control?
Poor me? What - you're happy with gun violence?

Actually, I'm very happy with California's gun control laws. Gun death rates in this state are below the average for the U.S., and San Diego and San Jose have extremely low gun death rates.

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If you are selling something dangerously expensive on Craigslist, all you have to do is tell the buyer to meet you in the lobby of the police station to make the exchange. If they have criminal intentions, they won't show up.
That's an excellent idea. Thank you.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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Poor me? What - you're happy with gun violence?

Actually, I'm very happy with California's gun control laws. Gun death rates in this state are below the average for the U.S., and San Diego has an extremely low gun death rate.
Cool. So does Vermont, since you want to get anecdotal.

So tell me, what specifically would you like to see done to prevent this kind of crime in California?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire/Central FL
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That is not possible. The Brady campaign ranks California as the number #1 state with the strictest gun laws......
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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For the few times i've bought and sold on Craigslist, I always carry a handgun to the exchange. Not a chance in hell i'd go without it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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That is not possible. The Brady campaign ranks California as the number #1 state with the strictest gun laws......
It's only "not possible" to obstinate gun nuts who can't stand the fact that people are now seriously talking about the level of gun violence in this country. The nuts feel threatened.

Rant on, honey. It doesn't matter a whit.

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For the few times i've bought and sold on Craigslist, I always carry a handgun to the exchange. Not a chance in hell i'd go without it.
I love it. You are prepared, for sure!

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Cool. So does Vermont, since you want to get anecdotal.
Anecdotal? I provided facts from the CDC.

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So tell me, what specifically would you like to see done to prevent this kind of crime in California?
Nothing. I think people have to be wise about meeting with strangers. That's the main purpose of this post. Now, if you want to get all defensive and hyped up about it, that's your prerogative.
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