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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: 5, Insightful) by Kalas on Monday October 02 2017, @06:31PM (4 children)

    by Kalas (4247) on Monday October 02 2017, @06:31PM (#576056)

    I certainly agree we're due for some new amendments, but not the one intended to give citizens a last resort when all legal and peaceful means of redressing govt. oppression have failed. Personally I'd start with one designed to prevent corporations from having so much influence on govt. that we're essentially an oligarchy. How about one ensuring that new technologies can't strip away every expectation on privacy? Or maybe one fixing the clusterfuck that is copyright law?
    The main thing I had in mind wasn't the second amendment, but in considering my reply (originally something much longer) I've come to the conclusion that upholding the 2nd (never a big concern in my mind before today) is one of the keys in preventing us from going full police state.
    There's a lot more to be said on the matter, but I'll leave that to people more rested and eloquent than I.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by tizan on Monday October 02 2017, @10:15PM (3 children)

    by tizan (3245) on Monday October 02 2017, @10:15PM (#576256) live 200 years ago...
    Govt has tanks, planes, helicopters, heat seaking missiles etc etc
    imagine a corrupt govt taking on a "redressing" militia with guns even AR [whatever number you may wish to add here]...that can fire 100 or 1000 of bullets per second..
    they can just gas or nuke or wipe from remote....
    Nope that reason to have guns by the dozens is gone long ago except as an advert line for sellers of guns and their political cronies.......

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @10:55PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @10:55PM (#576283)

      'Cause the USA has won all the guerilla wars its recently been involved in. Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan.

      Yup! Rifles and other small arms are totally useless.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by leftover on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:25AM

      by leftover (2448) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:25AM (#576354)

      People in the US need to stop thinking the US military is who they would be fighting. When the shit hits the fan, the military will be on the side of the Constitution along with all us ex-military who are still self-sworn to defend it. Who we will most likely be fighting is a mix of poorly-weaponized IRS agents, big-city crooked police, and expensive mercenaries. We the Armed People could probably handle them without needing the military. With the states' battle-experienced National Guard units it would be a slam dunk. Why do you suppose "they" are so strident about disarming us at every opportunity. Remember the idea being passed around during the last big Disarmament Drive that all ex-military people were to be automatically declared insane and forbidden from having gun permits? This is what they were thinking about.

      Bent, folded, spindled, and mutilated.
    • (Score: 2) by urza9814 on Tuesday October 03 2017, @05:26PM

      by urza9814 (3954) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @05:26PM (#576678) Journal

      they can just gas or nuke or wipe from remote....

      Our government won't even do that to Baghdad, yet you seriously think they're going to lob nukes at fuckin' NYC?? You're even more delusional than the wanna-be revolutionaries...