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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @09:29PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @09:29PM (#576213)

    Every able bodied male between the ages of 17 and 40 was considered a member of the militia.

    Was? Still is! Check out 10 USC 246 [cornell.edu].

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday October 02 2017, @09:44PM (1 child)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 02 2017, @09:44PM (#576224) Journal

    You must have noticed that the upper age limit has changed to 45. I think the ages have been played with a couple of times, mostly due to the fact that more of us live past age 40. But, we can recognize the law as deriving from the constitution and early law.

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    ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’