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    Default Any bets on the shooter's colour?

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    Default Re: Any bets on the shooter's colour?

    I bet White
    Its usually Whites doing mass shooting in schools
    Often its White Schoolkids who did the worst of the school shootings

    Its been said , that if teachers had guns, some of the many mass school shootings could have been stopped .
    A mass shooting at a US church was stopped by a local citizen with a hand gun .

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    Default Re: Any bets on the shooter's colour?

    Dunno what they're going to do.

    If someone wants to tell Texans to hand in their guns, then give me time to grab some pizza and a drink so I can watch the show.

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    Reports that the shooter also shot his grandmother

    so , mentally ill & had access to guns ?
    Who shoots their Grandmother ?

    There are so many Guns in the US , any law change could take decades to have any effect .
    There are no good reasons (except fun) to have .50 sniper rifles and machine Guns, but they are allowed in some states .
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    Default Re: Any bets on the shooter's colour?

    Thought this was a good comment:

    "Murphy fired up while speaking to reporters afterwards, lashing the claim that mental illness, not guns, is to blame for children repeatedly being killed at school.

    "Spare me the bulls**t about mental illness. We don't have any more mental illness than any other country in the world," he said".

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    It's just a sport in Yankee Land. They do it on a regular basis. I don't see why anyone should be surprised or make a big news story out of it. It's just what they do in Yankee Land. Now if they were to report that there were no mass shootings in Yankee Land today - that would be news, and worth reporting. There has been a least one a day this month. So I wonder what is so special about this mass shooting that makes it news worthy?:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    So I wonder what is so special about this mass shooting that makes it news worthy?:
    22 dead , incl his grandmother
    19 school kids
    that makes it stand out a bit.

    The US call 3-4 or more a mass shooting . That seems a bit low for what it implies

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    Default Re: Any bets on the shooter's colour?

    Well of it matters what skin they had:

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...hooter-s-race/

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    Default Re: Any bets on the shooter's colour?

    Lets be absolutely honest here nothing much is going to change with gun laws in the Southern states. I dont think the Americans can do much about the shooting just grin and bare it like auto accidents. The right to bare arms is not going to go, how much anyone wrings their hands. Maybe try and limit magazine capacity to say 10 but that wont fly either. In NZ someone could mow down tens of people with a legal 303 jungle carbine 10 shot mag using 5 shot stripper clips. In NZ just like you have to trust the person on the road coming towards you isn't going to commit sideways and crash into on purpose you are going to have hope our gun license holders dont flip out. We have a horrible history in NZ of shooters going amok even with the most draconian gun laws in the world. It makes the news while more are people killed by drunk drivers, NATO standard murder does not make the headlines.
    People have to get real and accept life has its risks wether its driving a car, skiing or a shooter flips. If your number is up your number is up.
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    Default Re: Any bets on the shooter's colour?

    Quote Originally Posted by prefect View Post
    The right to bare arms is not going to go [away]
    Absolutely. We were all born into this world in a state of nudity and it is our God-given right to continue to do so.

    Seriously, Prefect raises some good points that I agree with. My Dad was shot in an armed holdup and at point blank range with a sawn-off shotgun in the 70s. I have experienced such trauma first hand. At the time it was afforded maximum shock horror status and my elder sister still tries to dine out on it. These days, it would scarcely rate a mention in our media.
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