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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: 3, Insightful) by edIII on Monday October 02 2017, @05:19PM (3 children)

    by edIII (791) on Monday October 02 2017, @05:19PM (#575993)

    No, it wouldn't. From all reports this guy had ZERO priors, ZERO indications that he was a threat at all. Nothing would've made it more difficult for this guy to get guns. Nothing. Whatever routine investigations that are made against prospective gun owners would be passed by this individual, and they would then own the guns.

    What you mean to say is that gun control would make it difficult for everyone to obtain drugs, hence make it difficult for him too.

    It may be convenient for your argument to say this guy was fucked in the head and showing a thousand signs that he was dangerous, but it isn't true.

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  • (Score: 1) by rylyeh on Monday October 02 2017, @09:44PM (2 children)

    by rylyeh (6726) <kadathNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Monday October 02 2017, @09:44PM (#576226)

    I gotta go with edIII on this. This guy was as clean and legal as they come. No regulation of any kind could have stopped him.
    He also had enough money to buy them illegally or build them. So even a complete ban on all civilian firearms would not have helped here.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10 2017, @09:22AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10 2017, @09:22AM (#579707)

      If guns were forbidden, anyone who found out he had guns could report him to the police. When guns are outlawed, someone who has a gun is an outlaw.

      • (Score: 2) by rylyeh on Wednesday October 11 2017, @02:56AM

        by rylyeh (6726) <kadathNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Wednesday October 11 2017, @02:56AM (#580246)

        No argument with you there, but people who live where the police response is slow may need them the defend themselves from humans and other animals.

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