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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) by khallow on Wednesday October 04 2017, @11:10AM (2 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday October 04 2017, @11:10AM (#576967) Journal

    You don't kill 59 people from 200 yards away with a handgun, a Winchester, a hunting rifle, or a pump-action shotgun (all of which were the NRA's bread and butter, until the popularity of the Black Gun forced them to change their narrative to protecting your right to an insurrection).

    Yes, you can. The "bump stock" is not particular to guns that are painted black nor is it the only technology for making guns shoot faster. Rich guys with no prior record who pick the best weapons at the time and a venue in which to massacre people aren't going to be well handled by any sort of gun control law. It's quite irrational to even try.

  • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Wednesday October 04 2017, @04:19PM (1 child)

    by bob_super (1357) on Wednesday October 04 2017, @04:19PM (#577073)

    > It's quite irrational to even try.

    It's totally irrational to do nothing, just because some people will find a way around the rules.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 04 2017, @08:47PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 04 2017, @08:47PM (#577170)

      I agree, let's not "do nothing".

      Let's take the time to rip away all ~20,000 of those laws that blatantly and directly violate the "shall not be infringed" directive of the legally-enshrined acknowledgement that individual people are free to arm themselves with whatever weapons they can dream up.

      Counter-attack sniper rifles! Armed drones! Gas grenades! Smart rifles! [npr.org] All available over-the-counter at your local hardware store.