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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.


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  • (Score: 2) by frojack on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:34PM

    by frojack (1554) on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:34PM (#358877) Journal

    The only thing that comes to mind is making it harder (not impossible) for people to get their hands on rapid firing weapons.

    You seemed trapped in a box, and you can't think your way out of that box.

    How many would this guy be able to kill with his rapid fire weapon had 5, 8, 20, 100 people in that nightclub been carrying their own weapons?

    Yeah, Probably one or two innocent bystanders would have gotten caught in the crossfire. As it was, with everybody unarmed, 50 dead, and over 50 more wounded.

    You people in your little thinking box will never learn until we are all dead.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:50PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:50PM (#358893)

    Just one time I hope you get to see your "everyone has guns" scenario play out. The lights go out, one person starts shooting... gawd.

    Set it up with paintball guns in a disco and see how many people get shot. Maybe "one or two" can be your estimate. I'm going for maybe 100 or 200.

    • (Score: 2) by CirclesInSand on Monday June 13 2016, @03:59AM

      by CirclesInSand (2899) on Monday June 13 2016, @03:59AM (#359118)

      Perhaps the reason that you haven't seen it play out should be telling you something?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:18PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:18PM (#358911)

    Go easy on frojack right now. He's a bit frightened. But it gets better.