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posted by martyb on Monday October 02 2017, @04:18PM   Printer-friendly

A gunman fired upon thousands of people attending a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, in a brutal attack that is blamed for at least 58 deaths, police say. In the mass shooting and panic that ensued, 515 people were injured. At least one of the dead is an off-duty police officer who was attending the concert.

Editorializing: Interesting how media always emphasize ISLAMIC terrorists, but downplay domestic terrorism as psychologically disturbed individual lone-wolfs.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by bob_super on Tuesday October 03 2017, @07:59AM (3 children)

    by bob_super (1357) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @07:59AM (#576487)

    > the decreased risk of a victim turning out to be armed means that, on net, you are actually encouraging them.

    Which is why you'll get mugged by a guy with a knife in Europe, give him your wallet, and stay alive to bitch about the inconvenience and the lack of a guild receipt.
    Short of extremely extremely rare wackos, people with a clear upper hand will just move on in a peaceful way, a civilized no-injuries situation. Worrying about the other party pulling out a hero move is what gets people shot.

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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday October 03 2017, @10:53AM

    You're full of shit but +1 Funny for the Guild receipt quip.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.
  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @11:27AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @11:27AM (#576527)

    you'll get mugged [...] in a peaceful way, a civilized no-injuries situation

    Did this make more sense inside your head? Or do you really perceived armed criminals as "civilized"?

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Arik on Tuesday October 03 2017, @05:35PM

    by Arik (4543) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @05:35PM (#576684) Journal
    It's funny, and pathetic, that they really expect you to do that. Ignore the demands, grab the nearest object that can be used as a weapon, and focus on taking the knife. Watch how quickly robber turns into runner. I never actually had to hit a would-be mugger in Europe, not once.

    The difference between a society where people can leave their doors unlocked without worry and one where people are afraid to walk down the street is a few percentage of 'rare wackos' who are willing to do their duty for society even when that means accepting personal risk. After the events of the 20th century, european men tend to be extremely averse to accepting personal risk, which leaves their societies easy prey to parasites. Rather the reverse of the US problem, yet hardly a virtue nonetheless.
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