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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: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday October 02 2017, @07:31PM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 02 2017, @07:31PM (#576122) Homepage Journal

    Many, if not most, of those uniformed soldiers were members of home town militias. The town musters a company, batallion, or regiment (a very large town, medium sized city for a full regiment) and informs Uncle that the troops are at Uncle's disposal. Very much like the individual state's national guard are hired out to the US government today to campaign overseas.

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  • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Monday October 02 2017, @07:46PM (1 child)

    by bob_super (1357) on Monday October 02 2017, @07:46PM (#576136)

    The individual state's national guards are equipped by the state, labelled and uniformed accordingly.
    Individuals stockpiling firearms do not fit that discussion. Individuals stockpiling more weapons than they can carry, while talking about protecting their family from bad guys, or their freedom from oppressive government, do not fit the National Guard or "militia at Uncle's service" parallel.
    If they stockpiled while giving the safe's code to all their neighbors, maybe...

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday October 02 2017, @07:57PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 02 2017, @07:57PM (#576142) Homepage Journal

      Uhhhhh - the ship's captain, or the regimental commander neither one gives the combo to all of his troops. Maybe a half dozen TRUSTED individuals get the key/combo, but regular troops are locked out.

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