Are shootings getting more publicity than usual

Created by MoonDancing on Jan 11, 2013

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Yes, it's getting sick

because the world is SICKER

because it sells...

for an agenda

do watch the news because of it

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#21 Jan 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Publicized... well that cats out of the bag. The internet has such gruesome stuff that not even news stations would show it.
So the point is....it's only going to get worse.

I responded to your comment because I agreed with it...sorry for any confusion...

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#22 Jan 11, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>Urineidiot.
Spoken like a true fluffer.

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#23 Jan 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
The world getting sicker? I couldn't disagree more. There are more sick people because there are more people, I believe the percentage of sick and twisted remains the same.
Now we talk about the sick things people do, years ago this was unheard of. Victims were often blamed and of course 'good' people wouldn't know about that type of thing much less talk about it. My grandmother was like that, I guess her world was all sunshine and flowers?
I'd rather see the reality, not wear rose colored glasses.
I agree that it's a volume of people issue. There were sick, murderous batsards long before video games, TV or anything any fool wants to blame evil on. Guns just make it easier for this volume of people to kill more people than ever before.

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#24 Jan 11, 2013
60s chic wrote:
I'm not going to debate whether or not the world is a sicker place, but it may be true to some degree. More children today are subjected to broken homes, more pollution/toxic chemicals and violence in games, television and movies then ever before. Then there's the media who saturates us with coverage of some of the worst massacres; taunting and subjecting us all to the reality that we live in a violent and sick society, and that no one is safe. Violence is nothing new in our world, but these particular massacres do seem to be on the rise. The media isn't going to stop publicizing this information and we won't stop watching it because it's impossible to ignore. I'm like everyone else; I don't know what the exact reason for these shootings are, but we all know that whomever does such a horrific thing, certainly has issues within himself and society. It's important that we pay more attention to mental health issues and to make it difficult for people like Holmes and Lanza to purchase military style assault weapons. It won't stop crime, but it may help to deter mass shootings.
Any gun is an assault weapon. When they say military STYLE they mean the same look but not the same function. No Military uses these semi-auto only weapons. What you can buy is something that looks a certain way. We have had high capacity magazines since the 1875 area. The Henry rifle. Mass shooting are more common with pistols. The size of the magazine doesn't really matter since a new mag can be changed so fast. Special forces use 1911 with a 8 round magazine where they could use the Beretta with a 17 round mag.

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#25 Jan 11, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>Urineidiot.
Your from Chicago where you can't get a gun license and you had 500 murders last year

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#26 Jan 11, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that it's a volume of people issue. There were sick, murderous batsards long before video games, TV or anything any fool wants to blame evil on. Guns just make it easier for this volume of people to kill more people than ever before.
LOL you could buy a full auto Thompson from Sears back in the day

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#27 Jan 11, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Your from Chicago where you can't get a gun license and you had 500 murders last year
How are things in lovely, crime free Texas?

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#28 Jan 11, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Your from Chicago where you can't get a gun license and you had 500 murders last year
I'm sure to Fluffy that's somehow Bush's fault. LoL.

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#29 Jan 11, 2013
Mister_ E wrote:
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So the point is....it's only going to get worse.
I responded to your comment because I agreed with it...sorry for any confusion...
Sorry, I am realizing my blunt nature comes across as combative, I was not trying to argue :)

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#30 Jan 11, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Any gun is an assault weapon. When they say military STYLE they mean the same look but not the same function. No Military uses these semi-auto only weapons. What you can buy is something that looks a certain way. We have had high capacity magazines since the 1875 area. The Henry rifle. Mass shooting are more common with pistols. The size of the magazine doesn't really matter since a new mag can be changed so fast. Special forces use 1911 with a 8 round magazine where they could use the Beretta with a 17 round mag.
What a wordsmith you are! You really put the dic in dictionary!

Could you become NRA president? With your <logic> an assault weapons ban would ban EVERY gun. The NRA members would then have to beat you with sticks.

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#31 Jan 11, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that it's a volume of people issue. There were sick, murderous batsards long before video games, TV or anything any fool wants to blame evil on. Guns just make it easier for this volume of people to kill more people than ever before.
UC Berkley did a study on the temporary ban California had on some weapons. It came to the conclusion that the ban did not lower the murder rate or alter the number of times a victim was shot.
If we are going to be honest here unless there is a complete ban for all guns worldwide nothing will change. I am not in favor of that idea by the way.
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#32 Jan 11, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that it's a volume of people issue. There were sick, murderous batsards long before video games, TV or anything any fool wants to blame evil on. Guns just make it easier for this volume of people to kill more people than ever before.
I know violence and crime is nothing new and we have a much larger population then before. I also don't believe it's all that foolish to believe that TV, movies and violent video games could have some impact and influence on a mentally disturbed or sick person, either. There has always been violence on TV and movies, but it has grown to epic proportions and much more gruesome since I was a child. I believe the more exposure society has to violence, the less shocking it seems to become. I no longer even flinch at some of these crimes anymore. It seems all too common now. For the sick twisted of our world like Holmes and Lanza, they become thirsty for a higher degree of thrill and to act out their sick twisted fantasies and resentments.

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#33 Jan 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
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UC Berkley did a study on the temporary ban California had on some weapons. It came to the conclusion that the ban did not lower the murder rate or alter the number of times a victim was shot.
If we are going to be honest here unless there is a complete ban for all guns worldwide nothing will change. I am not in favor of that idea by the way.
Really? Some of those little bodies at Newton had 11 rounds in them. Mass shootings have GONE UP since the assault weapons ban expired. This would seem to indicate that, during the time of the ban, they were down.

Now, I know that every murder-loving batsard from Denny Crain to all of the Sam's Club idiots will point out that a guy once blew up a school and some idiot from FOX or World Nut Daily claims more people are killed by hammers than guns (so it MUST be TRUE) so, therefore, we need MORE guns 'cause good people win ALL THE TIME- right?

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#34 Jan 11, 2013
60s chic wrote:
<quoted text>
I know violence and crime is nothing new and we have a much larger population then before. I also don't believe it's all that foolish to believe that TV, movies and violent video games could have some impact and influence on a mentally disturbed or sick person, either. There has always been violence on TV and movies, but it has grown to epic proportions and much more gruesome since I was a child. I believe the more exposure society has to violence, the less shocking it seems to become. I no longer even flinch at some of these crimes anymore. It seems all too common now. For the sick twisted of our world like Holmes and Lanza, they become thirsty for a higher degree of thrill and to act out their sick twisted fantasies and resentments.
Of course TV/movies has an influence. This coming SuperBowl, various companies will be spending $4 million for 30 seconds of time to try to convince folks that they *need* this or that. There must be a reason for that. But, TV or video games is not THE reason for violence just as MORE guns isn't THE answer, like Wayne LaPierre said. He's nothing more than the Mad Man- the Don Draper- for the gun companies. Sad but, Sandy Hook was free advertising for him and them.

I'm dismayed at how effing stupid people are these days but, again, I think it speaks more to the volume of people than failure by society.

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#35 Jan 11, 2013
I think fake news shows, like Nancy Grace and Jane Velez Mitchell, both tend to promote false outrage and a lynchmob mentality that only create a bigger problem and safety concern....may even effect the State's ability to conduct a fair trial....

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#36 Jan 11, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>Really? Some of those little bodies at Newton had 11 rounds in them. Mass shootings have GONE UP since the assault weapons ban expired. This would seem to indicate that, during the time of the ban, they were down.
Now, I know that every murder-loving batsard from Denny Crain to all of the Sam's Club idiots will point out that a guy once blew up a school and some idiot from FOX or World Nut Daily claims more people are killed by hammers than guns (so it MUST be TRUE) so, therefore, we need MORE guns 'cause good people win ALL THE TIME- right?
I think that is the point, most people are good. CNN did a story about who is the "typical" shooter, a profile. In the article it stated that there are many that fit, BUT the percentage of people that flip out was very small. There is just no way to predict with certainty which ones will flip out. I agree with that assessment. Adding more laws will not change that IMO.

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#37 Jan 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>I think that is the point, most people are good. CNN did a story about who is the "typical" shooter, a profile. In the article it stated that there are many that fit, BUT the percentage of people that flip out was very small. There is just no way to predict with certainty which ones will flip out. I agree with that assessment. Adding more laws will not change that IMO.
Well, as society advances, more laws are part of the deal. How many of these people who interpret the 2A to mean they can have ANY weapon they desire are thisclose to insurgency because they also have a Biblical-like interpretation of the 2A also saying they must take over the country if they think the president is mean? Too many!

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#38 Jan 11, 2013
I think the Random mass shootings are
getting to be a more frequent thing.

I don't condone the Collumbine shooting
but can almost understand. They were
outcasts, bullied by the "jocks" and
shunned by females for being "weird."

But this recent elementary shooting, the
Batman shooting....those seem to have no
rhyme or reason.

My oldest son when to the 12am Batman
premier in Charleston. I realized that
next morning how unsafe we all really
are. Even in crowds b/c those shootings
(along w/the mall shooting and others)
have no Obvious rationale behind them.

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#39 Jan 11, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>Well, as society advances, more laws are part of the deal. How many of these people who interpret the 2A to mean they can have ANY weapon they desire are thisclose to insurgency because they also have a Biblical-like interpretation of the 2A also saying they must take over the country if they think the president is mean? Too many!
From what I understand even the founding fathers of this country didn't think it would last.

Why are more laws part of the deal? Shouldn't you or I be able to regulate ourselves? I have no desire to tell you what you can or can't do. Why do others want to tell me what to do? It pisses me off, then again I do have that problem with authority :)

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#40 Jan 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>From what I understand even the founding fathers of this country didn't think it would last.
Why are more laws part of the deal? Shouldn't you or I be able to regulate ourselves? I have no desire to tell you what you can or can't do. Why do others want to tell me what to do? It pisses me off, then again I do have that problem with authority :)
Because, left to their own devices, some people will rape and kill. We can't be like Ron Paul and say: "Oh well, that's their business..."

With the advance of technology comes the need for more laws. Neither the Constitution or the Bible says anything about child pornography, for example, so, laws have to. Same with assault weapons. The founders never envisioned ordinary citizens having rife capable of firing 30 rounds (or more) as fast as one could pull a trigger.

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