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  1. Standard membervivify
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    02 Oct '17 14:361 edit
    Comes just a year after the last worst shooting in U.S. history.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/us/las-vegas-shooting.html?mcubz=1
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    02 Oct '17 14:51
    My warmest condolences to all victims and families involved.
  3. Standard memberLundos
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    02 Oct '17 16:05
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    My warmest condolences to all victims and families involved.
    Likewise. Another sad day in US history. There are too many of those.
  4. Subscriberkmax87
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    02 Oct '17 16:33
    Originally posted by @lundos
    Likewise. Another sad day in US history. There are too many of those.
    Are people just going to rationalise this away as the cost of doing business in a free country, where no one's second amendment rights are trampled?
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    02 Oct '17 16:54
    Originally posted by @kmax87
    Are people just going to rationalise this away as the cost of doing business in a free country, where no one's second amendment rights are trampled?
    Well at some point if a society becomes evil enough they must strip all of their freedoms away.

    That's why we have jails.
  6. Garner, NC
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    02 Oct '17 17:14
    Since the shooter used an automatic weapon, perhaps the US should ban ordinary citizens from having automatic weapons.
  7. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    02 Oct '17 17:25
    Originally posted by @techsouth
    Since the shooter used an automatic weapon, perhaps the US should ban ordinary citizens from having automatic weapons.
    Actually he used several. Why not make a first step and limit to one?
  8. Standard membersh76
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    02 Oct '17 17:491 edit
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    Actually he used several. Why not make a first step and limit to one?
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    02 Oct '17 17:511 edit
    Originally posted by @techsouth
    Since the shooter used an automatic weapon, perhaps the US should ban ordinary citizens from having automatic weapons.
    I can go to a couple stores and build a pipe bomb or kill 100 people w/my car. I can make a AR15 or AK47 fully auto w/a router and a piece of carbon steel in a hr. I wouldn't do it but how do you stop a deranged person from doing it is the big question?
  10. Standard membersh76
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    02 Oct '17 17:54
    Originally posted by @kquinn909
    I can go to a couple stores and build a pipe bomb or kill 100 people w/my car. I can make a AR15 or AK47 fully auto w/a router and a piece of carbon steel in a hr. I wouldn't do it but how do you stop a deranged person from doing it is the big question?
    It's a lot easier to kill 100 people with a machine gun than with your car or with a pipe bomb.
  11. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    02 Oct '17 17:551 edit
    Originally posted by @kquinn909
    I can go to a couple stores and build a pipe bomb or kill 100 people w/my car. I can make a AR15 or AK47 fully auto w/a router and a piece of carbon steel in a hr. I wouldn't do it but how do you stop a deranged person from doing it is the big question?
    If you are really able to built an automatic weapon from scratch within one hour I bow to you. You will be the only one on earth.
    Even if you are able to built an automatic rifle at all you will belong to a very small group of people.

    Nobody said that limitation of automatic weapons would be fooolproof. But it would keep a lot of fools to shoot people.
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    02 Oct '17 18:03
    Originally posted by @kquinn909
    I can go to a couple stores and build a pipe bomb or kill 100 people w/my car. I can make a AR15 or AK47 fully auto w/a router and a piece of carbon steel in a hr. I wouldn't do it but how do you stop a deranged person from doing it is the big question?
    A safety hat won't stop you from being crushed by a falling crane. So why wear safety hats at all on construction sites?
  13. Garner, NC
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    02 Oct '17 18:07
    Originally posted by @kquinn909
    I can go to a couple stores and build a pipe bomb or kill 100 people w/my car. I can make a AR15 or AK47 fully auto w/a router and a piece of carbon steel in a hr. I wouldn't do it but how do you stop a deranged person from doing it is the big question?
    Perhaps you missed the sarcasm. Automatic weapons are already banned for ordinary people in the US.
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    02 Oct '17 18:10
    They really should think long and hard about outlawing murder.
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    02 Oct '17 18:16
    Originally posted by @whodey
    They really should think long and hard about outlawing murder.
    You don't think legalizing murder might increase murder rates?
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