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21 Shot dead at Virginia Tech

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by texas_jack, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    Just heard on the radio. The gun man is dead. 21 dead 28 injured.
     
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    Now confirmed 22..
     
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    It's unfortunate but it's not uncommon and it's American as American pie. We're a gun crazed country.
     
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    Haven't you heard? Guns don't kill people, people kill people! If this nut didn't have access to weapons he would've just taken everyone out w/ a good old Special Forces' 'kill w/ your bare hands' technique....[​IMG]
     
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    Edit: NM. This is too sad a time for politics.
     
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    It's unfortunate but it's not uncommon and it's American as American pie. We're a gun crazed country.

    What're you talking about? When was the last mass-shooting at an American university?
     
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    What're you talking about? When was the last mass-shooting at an American university?

    1 shooting is enough to make one stop and think if guns should be so readily available.

    Like I always say: without guns, you wouldn't have innocent bystanders; you just can't have drive-by knifings...no one would ever hit their intended target.

    Jon.
     
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    What're you talking about? When was the last mass-shooting at an American university?

    The University of Texas Tower killings in 1966, I guess!!! In answer to your question.

    Here's the Wikipedia:

    Charles Whitman Wiki
     
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    The University of Texas Tower killings in 1966, I guess!!! In answer to your question.

    Here's the Wikipedia:

    Charles Whitman Wiki


    My mom was on campus for that.
     
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    Edit: NM. This is too sad a time for politics.

    +1
     
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    Reports say the shooter has been killed.

    Has anyone heard of an identification of the shooter?
     
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    Reports are that he was "asian" and maybe a student.
     
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    They reported here that he was 20 or 20-ish.
     
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    What're you talking about? When was the last mass-shooting at an American university?

    I imagine he was referring to the now all-too-common occurence of people 'going postal', not necessarily mass shootings at a university. Often its an ex-employee, as we saw last week in Michigan, before that Chicago, etc., etc. Last year was the Nickel Mines Amish school massacre. Wives and girlfriends are constantly being shot by sick-f#@* husbands/boyfriends who usually then kill themselves. Unfortunately these people are quite brave, fearless and resourceful, and would undoubtedly find another way to inflict their destruction if a firearm was not available...
     
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    unconfirmed: Death toll is up to 25 - it was a single shooter with two handguns.
     
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    Victim confirms it was an Asian guy ... college age ... in a maroon hat and a dark leather jacket.
     
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    Crazy fucker, one way or the other. People can be seriously fucked up sometimes...
     
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    1 shooting is enough to make one stop and think if guns should be so readily available.

    Like I always say: without guns, you wouldn’t have innocent bystanders; you just can’t have drive-by knifings…no one would ever hit their intended target.

    Jon.


    The problem is that the technology exists. The cork has been pulled and the genie has escaped, so to speak. Since it would be impossible to uninvent the technology, the question becomes one of further restriction. Looking at the history of firearm restriction in the United States is an interesting study.
    The earliest restrictions were local. Some western frontier towns had carry restrictions that were selectively enforced. Locals were seldom, if ever stopped but transients were often asked to check their firearms in town. After the civil war, most restrictions were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of minorities. The first federal restriction came with the National Firearms Act of 1934.
    NFA '34 placed a tax and essentially licensure on certain firearms and components, including automatic and select fire firearms (machine guns and those switchable to machine gun fire), silencers, short barrel rifles, and short barrel shotguns. Of all restrictions, this one has been the most successful. Since passage of NFA '34, there has only been one case of a licensed gun being used in a crime. The next major federal restriction came with the Gun Control Act of 1968.
    GCA '68 established a licensing for firearm dealers, forbid the interstate sale of firearms directly to the consumer, established restricted categories of people (convicted felons, dishonorable discharged, et al), and included restrictions on ammunition. GCA '68 has been amended several times since its inception, including the addition of misdemeanor domestic violence as a category for restriction, the National Instant Criminal background Check System (NICS) and the "Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons" ban, certain provisions of which have sunset. The results of GCA '68 and its amendments have been less than successful, especially when compared with NFA '34.
    Firearms were more readily available in the 1950s than in the latter half of the 20th century and the first part of the 21st century. Murder has always been illegal.
    There is a point of diminishing returns. When does making more things illegal stop someone determined to break the law.
     

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