Day in a life an Bagdad .... cr*****
i'm curious as to why the shooter would tell the cops his apartment was rigged with explosives if he was setting out to hurt people.
Your RPG/plutonium analogy doesn't really work because there is a very tight supply for those regardless of demand.
Of course creating a huge effort to ban all guns will may very well reduce gun violence to a degree, but you don't know how flexible the black market will be, and we certainly can't say whether working on the societal issues that precipitate gun violence might not have a far greater and sustainable effect. Quoting some statistic about HOW MUCH MORE LIKELY YOU ARE TO DIE by a gun than terrorism is disengenuous (not by you, but others). Movie theater massacres are exceedingly rare. It's mostly people in pre-disposed socio-economic conditions who face that reality. And it's there where the black market would probably blossom. This isn't really about movie theater massacres. And that isn't the problem that needs solving.
I'm not really trying to argue that outlawing all guns isn't a good idea. It probably is. But I suspect we can improve people's lives to a larger degree in other ways.
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Wes just got most of the board on an FBI watch list. Thanks.
This guy I knew in Chicago lived above some kids who ordered a ton of drugs off that site (Silk Road, not the gun portion).
Anyone going to go see this tonight or this weekend?
Idol snake, get out of that skin.
has a manifesto emerged yet? there's always a manifesto.
Funny, My home is almost ready to be down for access
.... people suck eh..... cr****
Has a list of the victims been released yet?
And those people who brought their babies should thank their lucky stars the kids escaped alive. I'm sorry — I know parenting is hard and stressful, but if you absolutely can't get a sitter and you absolutely must bring your tiny infant to a (very loud, violent and long) movie...wait a few days and see a daytime screening for fuck's sake. I want to blame it on them being "young parents" but I really think it's just general stupidity. No reason little kids should be at midnight screenings. That 4 year old will definitely have memories of this which makes me so fucking sad/angry
I blame the Swedish House Mafia. Specifically Steve Angello.
Idol snake, get out of that skin.
no fucking way
you don't leave a baby on the ground in a panicked theater that is being shot up. if the threat of getting shot wasn't bad enough, what if the baby got stepped on by the panicked crowd trying to leave the theater? no excuse for that.
...so you're panicking and it's totally logical to drop your infant on the ground, run out of the theatre and drive away? Leaving the two kids and girlfriend inside?
"Panicking" would be an excuse if he bolted with the infant outside as soon as he could to keep the baby safe, then staying outside to wait for the girlfriend OR giving the baby to an EMT and going back in to grab his girlfriend.. I don't get the logic of leaving the baby on the floor when people are stampeding around in all the chaos. You make a choice to put your baby on the ground, leave the building AND drive away? I'm not gonna believe it was "panicking" — it's you being a motherfucking selfish asshole.
That's neither here nor there at this point; like I said, I hope the girlfriend reconsiders this jerk and thanks her lucky stars she was brave enough to protect her babies.