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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, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @05:35PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @05:35PM (#576008)

    How can you deny what is obvious?

    • Having guns with which to form militias is how the people who created the Constitution were able to rise against and defeat the British Government.

    • What is being protected? Not just any old State, but a free State. The first amendment establishes freedom of thought as a core principle, and the second amendment is there to make explicit the need to be able to continually defend that freedom.

    • Back in the day, "well regulated" meant "well equipped". It's acknowledging that in order for a free State to be perpetuated, it must be possible to form militias (groups of citizens), and doing so is only possible when the citizenry is well equipped.

    Now, add to that the American history of the Great Equalizer and there's no room for anything but reverence of the Second Amendment. Freedom implies the right to defend oneself, especially from the biggest gang of thugs: Government.

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  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @10:13PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @10:13PM (#576254)

    Now, add to that the American history of the Great Equalizer and there's no room for anything but reverence of the Second Amendment.

    Fricking paranoid pervert ammosexual! Great equalizer, or are you just compensating for "short-comings" in another area?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @10:57PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @10:57PM (#576284)

      YOUR DICK IS SMALL

      Ah, the great intellectuals on the side of the gun banning anti-technologists. You share some interesting bedfellows [kk.org].