Shooting of the Week

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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby GrahamB on Tue May 07, 2019 10:00 pm

Texas bartender charged for serving gunman before mass shooting

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48190408


"It is shameful of the Plano Police department to go after the person who was vital in trying to stop the horrific events of that evening."


So, whoever sold him the gun, that's fine. His God-given right, but let's put the bartender in jail.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Wed May 08, 2019 6:25 am

Well, Graham, the penalty is a year in jail, a $500 fine, or both. Frankly, when matched to the loss of seven lives, I'm not sure it's worth prosecuting. Forget about punishing anything or anyone connected to the firearms industry. I don't believe they're to blame. Otoh, I think it's easy for them to wash their hands of any responsibility because "it's just a business." That's also why it has nothing to do with any god except profit.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby GrahamB on Wed May 08, 2019 6:54 am

I'm just pointing out the madness of prosecuting the bartender, (which they are doing whether you like it or not), and not prosecuting whoever sold him the gun.

How does that make any sense?
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Michael on Wed May 08, 2019 8:26 am

About a week ago.

Hero student who tackled North Carolina gunman remembered as 'selfless'

The North Carolina college student credited with saving lives by tackling a gunman firing at his classmates was remembered on Sunday as a person who died, the way he lived, “putting others first.”
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Wed May 08, 2019 9:30 am

GrahamB wrote:I'm just pointing out the madness of prosecuting the bartender, (which they are doing whether you like it or not), and not prosecuting whoever sold him the gun.

How does that make any sense?


Not trying to make sense of it. I'm saying that imo it's unlikely that anything having to do with firearms or their manufacture will be affected or anyone saved if this bartender is acquitted or in the unlikely event convicted. So, I'm not going to invest any emotion on this case afa that is concerned.

I agree that it's stupid to blame the bartender for the shooting. Otoh, I agree with laws that punish bartenders for serving obviously intoxicated patrons. If the guy had driven across a divider and hit a school bus carrying kids, I'd have the same opinion.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Wed May 08, 2019 2:20 pm

Yesterday, another school shooting, another hero who didn't have a weapon.
https://news.yahoo.com/latest-students- ... 45181.html
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby grzegorz on Sat May 18, 2019 3:54 pm

Mike Malloy nails it again!

Watch "Schools Became the Frontline of Gun Violence" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/q8Ox345_TPE
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby BruceP on Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:29 am

Appeals to authority is why we can't have nice things
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby grzegorz on Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:23 pm

Thanks for posting.

Interesting how people always look for a motive.

I don't really get it. It seems like a way of not dealing with the pain or perhaps it is a way of trying to find reason when there is not one.

It's not criticism of the writing as much as the writing shows that we can never really understand these things.

In a few years I doubt these stories will get 24 hours of trending time.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby grzegorz on Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:36 am

One thing that is certain is that no one saw this coming.

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