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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: 2) by DutchUncle on Wednesday October 04 2017, @12:57AM (1 child)

    by DutchUncle (5370) on Wednesday October 04 2017, @12:57AM (#576873)

    "Safety" is also freedom - freedom from fear that any public place could become a shooting gallery. So, one man's SECOND amendment freedom to modify his weapons to automatic became more important than 22,000 people's FIRST amendment freedom to peaceably assemble; and about 600 of them lost their FIRST amendment freedoms to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (I'm including the injured, some of whom will live but be crippled forever). You know, if the guy wanted to commit suicide, he could have done it without taking anyone with him.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 04 2017, @09:01PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 04 2017, @09:01PM (#577182)

    If you want complete safety, I can accommodate you. I have a coffin-sized cell I'll lock you in, stuff tubes down your throat and in your waste orifices, hose you down once a week, and leave the thermostat set at 72F. You can live there until the end of your natural life in complete safety.

    Freedom is superior to safety. Safety is opposite freedom.