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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: 1, Flamebait) by khallow on Tuesday October 03 2017, @12:45AM (4 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 03 2017, @12:45AM (#576335) Journal

    It was such an obvious attack vector it's amazing it didn't happen earlier.

    So the frequency of these attacks is very low.

    Crazy assholes will also sit in the forest at the end of a runway and blow up a plane at takeoff with their freedom weapons. It will happen. Hundreds will die. You read it here first.

    The real question is not "when", but "how often". We already see the answer is not very often.

    But in the name of protecting their freedom by buying cool toys from the corporations who corrupt the system, many here will do a Jeb Bush and say "Stuff happens". And the rest of the world will keep scratching their heads in disbelief.

    So what? You're not willing to protect freedom. That makes you more of an accomplice than someone who at least is trying.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by bob_super on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:10AM (3 children)

    by bob_super (1357) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:10AM (#576347)

    > So what? You're not willing to protect freedom.

    Because I don't value polishing half a dozen AR-15s while waiting for a violent government takeover? You're smarter than that.
    This country is shy when it comes to the massive street protests I grew up with, so I educate people when they don't see what's happening. The people standing between you and the government are just doing a job, and you're not winning a direct fight against them.
    Turn off hero fantasyland, put the overpowered guns down, vote and teach. Works for most of humanity.

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday October 03 2017, @02:48AM (2 children)

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 03 2017, @02:48AM (#576390) Journal

      Because I don't value polishing half a dozen AR-15s while waiting for a violent government takeover?

      So what? Other people do. At some point, we all need to value each others' liberty or else we won't have it ourselves.

      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @06:33AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @06:33AM (#576461)

        Fuch you, khallow! Anyone polishing an AR-15 is a forking wussie that knows nothing about guns, but has all kinds of wet-dream fantasies about being a soldier! Too bad not even the US military, in its phase of taking white supremicists and felons and people with tatoos, would not accept them. Strange, the same holds true for females not accepting them either? Nope, the ones polishing AR-15s, (and what the hell are you doing polishing an assault rifle for, in the first place? Polish results in glare and reflections, which give your position away. Unless polishing your "weapon" is conservative code talk for something else? Could it be they are actually stroking their AR-15s?) I say, we take away their toys, and their testicles. It is the only way to be safe.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @06:53AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @06:53AM (#576465)

          I say, we take away their toys, and their testicles. It is the only way to be safe.

          Calculate your odds of successfully separating the gonads from ~100 million people who own ~300 million firearms among them. Hint: you won't be safe.