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islander

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Posted: Nov 26, 2023 - 9:53am

 oldviolin wrote:


Righteous indignance led to a fatal collapse in judgment. I'll bet it began in this guy long before he killed a man...


He went for a jog with a gun and a camera... 
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Posted: Nov 26, 2023 - 9:29am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Righteous indignance led to a fatal collapse in judgment. I'll bet it began in this guy long before he killed a man...
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Posted: Nov 26, 2023 - 9:03am

 Red_Dragon wrote:




charged with felony voluntary manslaughter and felony enhancement of personal use of a firearm

Could spend 21 years in jail. Tragedy all the way around. 

I don't get it though. If you are so afraid of your environment that you think you need a gun with you when you go for a jog, you should find a different place to jog. Add to it that he filmed the encounter and it's another case of "I'm the main character" syndrome.   People... take a step back and look at what's up. This isn't the way it should be.
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Posted: Nov 26, 2023 - 7:28am

I guess a shoe qualified as a deadly weapon to this guy...
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Posted: Nov 9, 2023 - 3:48pm

find the cost of freedom
buried in the ground
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Posted: Nov 7, 2023 - 12:47pm

An off-duty US Park Police officer unintentionally shot and killed another officer. HE DIDN'T THINK THE GUN WAS LOADED, police said
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Posted: Oct 28, 2023 - 4:33pm

 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:


We blame the shooter and the easy, sometimes almost unfettered access to guns.

I own six weapons. Three pistols. And, no one, not a single person should be able to own an AR 15 for personal protection. Nor a rocket launcher, grenade launcher, full body armor or 20000 rounds of ammunition.

The system for background checks has been broken from the start. It should be a rapid access computerized and most importantly rapidly updateable. It is not. If you beat your wife so badly she goes into the hospital your name should appear in the database the day of your arrest. And within 24 hours the sheriff should come remove guns from your possession. Lying about what weapons you have should result in a 5 year jail sentence and lifetime gun ownership ban. 

The military, because we ask so much of these men and women, results in high rates of mental instability. It is a fact. Suicide and weapon crimes are far higher in those exposed to violence, war zones, dead children, a bloodied friend bleeding out in your arms. This particular shooter had past mental hospital stays. Red flag laws should be real everywhere. It is a touchy area but it needs to be sorted.

Generally the attitude of the right is: make no new gun laws. The Second amendment and its one sentence and one comma has never guaranteed everyone all the weapons they want under the guise of personal safety from this mad world.

We must admit that America is no longer safe as it stands. It should be a goal to make it safer. The world shakes its head at our sustained foolishness.



steeler

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Posted: Oct 28, 2023 - 11:02am

 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:


We blame the shooter and the easy, sometimes almost unfettered access to guns.

. . .


Better stated.
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Posted: Oct 28, 2023 - 9:50am

 kurtster wrote:

Card was in the Army, actively as a firearms instructor.

So as richard posted earlier that up to 31% of mass shooters were in the military, we should get rid of the military ?  We get rid of all guns, in private possession, law enforcement and military?  Is that your solution ?

Sounds like it based upon your comment above.  You blame the gun, not the shooter.


We blame the shooter and the easy, sometimes almost unfettered access to guns.

I own six weapons. Three pistols. And, no one, not a single person should be able to own an AR 15 for personal protection. Nor a rocket launcher, grenade launcher, full body armor or 20000 rounds of ammunition.

The system for background checks has been broken from the start. It should be a rapid access computerized and most importantly rapidly updateable. It is not. If you beat your wife so badly she goes into the hospital your name should appear in the database the day of your arrest. And within 24 hours the sheriff should come remove guns from your possession. Lying about what weapons you have should result in a 5 year jail sentence and lifetime gun ownership ban. 

The military, because we ask so much of these men and women, results in high rates of mental instability. It is a fact. Suicide and weapon crimes are far higher in those exposed to violence, war zones, dead children, a bloodied friend bleeding out in your arms. This particular shooter had past mental hospital stays. Red flag laws should be real everywhere. It is a touchy area but it needs to be sorted.

Generally the attitude of the right is: make no new gun laws. The Second amendment and its one sentence and one comma has never guaranteed everyone all the weapons they want under the guise of personal safety from this mad world.

We must admit that America is no longer safe as it stands. It should be a goal to make it safer. The world shakes its head at our sustained foolishness.
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Posted: Oct 28, 2023 - 8:56am

 kurtster wrote:

 The best thing that one can do is try and live life to the fullest. Be nice to strangers and friends.  Do unto others like you would have them do unto you.  Live every day like it could be your last.

It can be over in the blink of an eye through no fault of your own.  Kinda like those who had a bad Saturday in Israel. Or a bad night in Lewiston, Maine.

Or you can cower in fear, curled up in the fetal position in a corner drooling, waiting for the end, blaming others for your own problems.

You want a fool proof safe life.  It doesn't work that way.  For anybody.  And all the laws in the world cannot make it that way.

A drunk driver can go left of center and hit you head on.  There are laws about drinking and driving.  Are they going to stop that driver from killing you ?

There are things beyond anyone's control.  Something is always going to go wrong.  Maybe not today or tomorrow. But it will happen.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is all it takes sometimes.  There are no laws that can prevent that, yet you seek them out and want to impose them on others because of your own fears.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"  Franklin.

And another timely thing he said ...

"Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech", but that quote belongs in the Biden or Democrat party thread for another day.

So many words, so little said. Thanks Captain Obvious.
 
So taking away one’s ability to own an assault weapon is taking away an essential freedom? You’re more f*cked up than even I thought if that truly is the parallel you are trying to draw between my last post and this one.
 
How about this… what if the Maine shooter only had access to a conventional hand-gun or knife? Would the level of devastation have been different? The obvious answer is yes. Now you will come back with something like: “Well he would have found a way to get one”… maybe. But if assault weapons were made illegal to own and illegal to purchase then putting up a hurdle as some measure of prevention is only common sense.

I don’t know how Hunter Biden factors into any of this but please keep shoe-horning his name into all of your replies… it’s very entertaining.

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Posted: Oct 27, 2023 - 9:58pm

 steeler wrote:
My statement speaks for itself. It is an undeniable fact. The search for a solution has to include a recognition that unfettered access to guns, including AR-15s, is intrinsic to the problem.
 
It is a useless fact.  It is akin to saying that you need alcohol to get drunk.

There is no unfettered access to guns in the United States.  Unless your name is Hunter Biden.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2023 - 9:49pm

 kurtster wrote:

Card was in the Army, actively as a firearms instructor.

So as richard posted earlier that up to 31% of mass shooters were in the military, we should get rid of the military ?  We get rid of all guns, in private possession, law enforcement and military?  Is that your solution ?

Sounds like it based upon your comment above.  You blame the gun, not the shooter.

My statement speaks for itself. It is an undeniable fact.

The search for a solution has to include a recognition that unfettered access to guns, including AR-15s, is intrinsic to the problem.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2023 - 9:33pm

 steeler wrote:
An unassailable fact: if he did not have a gun, this would not have happened
 
Card was in the Army, actively as a firearms instructor.

So as richard posted earlier that up to 31% of mass shooters were in the military, we should get rid of the military ?  We get rid of all guns, in private possession, law enforcement and military?  Is that your solution ?

Sounds like it based upon your comment above.  You blame the gun, not the shooter.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2023 - 6:59pm

 kurtster wrote:

It has a "yellow flag" law.  The system failed.

Oh, and Hunter.  Selective enforcement.  The laws don't work.

An unassailable fact: if he did not have a gun, this would not have happened, at least not to the degree it did.



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Posted: Oct 27, 2023 - 5:56pm

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Predictable. I knew you didn’t have a suggestion to offer but you could have just said so in a few less sentences.

 
 The best thing that one can do is try and live life to the fullest. Be nice to strangers and friends.  Do unto others like you would have them do unto you.  Live every day like it could be your last.

It can be over in the blink of an eye through no fault of your own.  Kinda like those who had a bad Saturday in Israel. Or a bad night in Lewiston, Maine.

Or you can cower in fear, curled up in the fetal position in a corner drooling, waiting for the end, blaming others for your own problems.

You want a fool proof safe life.  It doesn't work that way.  For anybody.  And all the laws in the world cannot make it that way.

A drunk driver can go left of center and hit you head on.  There are laws about drinking and driving.  Are they going to stop that driver from killing you ?

There are things beyond anyone's control.  Something is always going to go wrong.  Maybe not today or tomorrow. But it will happen.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is all it takes sometimes.  There are no laws that can prevent that, yet you seek them out and want to impose them on others because of your own fears.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"  Franklin.

And another timely thing he said ...

"Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech", but that quote belongs in the Biden or Democrat party thread for another day.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2023 - 5:18pm

 kurtster wrote:

Passing more laws that never get enforced nor are intended to be enforced is the same as doing nothing.  Hunter is the poster child for more guns laws.

How about actual consequences for bad behaviour ?  Criminals, when arrested, are out in the street within hours.  No cash bail.  And then the prosecutors drop the charges, because the criminals are the victims.  They have more rights than the actual victims.  

Who again wants to defund the police ?  Ain't my side of the aisle.  Well they sure did a great job, didn't they ?  The system is totally broken.

Predictable. I knew you didn’t have a suggestion to offer but you could have just said so in a few less sentences. Let’s just let the killings continue and bitch about everything.
 
No regular citizen should ever own an assault rifle… period.


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Posted: Oct 27, 2023 - 4:23pm

 VV wrote:
Your "do nothing" approach is inspirational! 
 
So yeah, let's all continue to do nothing and hope mass shootings just magically stop. That'll fix things?
 
Passing more laws that never get enforced nor are intended to be enforced is the same as doing nothing.  Hunter is the poster child for more guns laws.

How about actual consequences for bad behaviour ?  Criminals, when arrested, are out in the street within hours.  No cash bail.  And then the prosecutors drop the charges, because the criminals are the victims.  They have more rights than the actual victims.  

Who again wants to defund the police ?  Ain't my side of the aisle.  Well they sure did a great job, didn't they ?  The system is totally broken.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2023 - 2:47pm

 Steely_D wrote:

Well, “thoughts and prayers.“  That’s doing something. 


Yes, comforting.

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Posted: Oct 27, 2023 - 2:43pm

 VV wrote:

Your "do nothing" approach is inspirational! 
 
Let's all continue to do nothing and hope mass shootings just magically stop. 



Well, “thoughts and prayers.“  That’s doing something. 

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