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

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/02/554976369/section-of-las-vegas-strip-is-closed-after-music-festival-shooting

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: 2) by Bot on Monday October 02 2017, @09:55PM

    by Bot (3902) on Monday October 02 2017, @09:55PM (#576236) Journal

    > Maybe it's easier to prevent deranged idiots from getting high-capacity automatic weapons with a 400 yards effective range.

    If all you care about is preventing auto weapon related deaths you are rational.
    If you want to prevent any kind of IED you are not.
    If you want to prevent any kind of mass murder, you are even less rational.
    Other than weapons we should address SSRIs, drugs, and culture.

    I would also point out that first the surveillance state was conceived and planned, then the terror came.

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