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You'll also need to go to the Australian site to find someone who wonders how in the hell we've come to the point where there's nearly a gun for every man, woman and child in America.
What, all the U.S. liberals took an Australian vacation at the same time?
There's considerable anti-gun sentiment in Australia, which enacted significant gun control measures after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996
They had politicians (left and right) stating (after the fact) that they knew that voting for the legislation would probably cause them to lose at the next election (they did), but they didn't care because it was the right thing to do.
Clearly people disagreed with them about whether it was the right thing to do or not, as evidenced by the results of the election. Given the choice between trusting a politician to know "the right thing to do" versus Joe Schmo at the voting booth, I'm going with Joe Schmo.
That's nice. Clearly people disagreed with them about whether it was the right thing to do or not, as evidenced by the results of the election. Given the choice between trusting a politician to know "the right thing to do" versus Joe Schmo at the voting booth, I'm going with Joe Schmo.
(FWIW, they've had very few mass shootings since then.)
One of the usual suspects brings race up, they're an ignorant modern liberal. Anyone else brings it up, they're just speaking the truth. Whatever, SBB.
I suspect this was gang initiation and the "bored" story is a cover to protect their gang.
That doesn't seem to add up for me. If this is what a gang initiation requires, I think the body count would be a lot higher than it actually is. There are a lot of gang members, and stories like this are rare. Not as rare as you'd like, but a lot more rare than any reasonable estimate of gang members.
The ideal media coverage would obviously be to focus on the racial aspects of the case, AND to suggest that we need a lot more guns so that when you inevitably become a victim of Polar Bear Hunting you can defend yourself. For that I suppose we have to go beyond mainstream news outlets.
We just had a caucasian male show up in a school with an AK-47 today - pretty sure he was Baby Seal Clubbing, or on an Aryan Brotherhood initiation. What the heck is it with caucasian males and serial killings, anyway?
What the heck is it with caucasian males and serial killings, anyway?
And why aren't more white people denouncing violent acts by white people?
Why are white leaders like Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin silent on this?
I thought Tebow got DFA'd from the Jets.
Doesn't a country have to have lots of masses of people to have mass shootings?
White people didn't denounce the Aurora movie theatre killings?
They did, but not in sufficient numbers!
Given how chaotic an uncontrolled live-fire situation with unknown perpetrators is, you just know it's going to happen sooner or later
As a gang initiation, this seems pretty poorly conceived. Don't you lose a lot of potential members to, you know, being arrested for the murder they were doing for initiation?
Now imagine the reverse scenario. It would be in the headline.
From 2005: Orlando officer fatally shoots undercover UCF officer.
Jenkins, an undercover officer working with state agents to stop illegal drinking, was a four-year veteran with the university police who was in his late 20s.
Witnesses told the Orlando Sentinel that the incident started with Jenkins breaking up a tailgate party. When he encountered resistance, they said, he fired three shots into the air. Smith then saw Jenkins with the gun and shot him several times, the newspaper said.
Mr Fischer, who led Australia's gun control reforms alongside former prime minister John Howard in 1996, said choosing not to travel to the US would help build pressure on the US Congress to finally act.
"Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice,'' Mr Fischer said.
"This is the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows.
"People should take this into account before going to the United States.
Oh, my point of view is nothing if not interesting.
In most places in the country you'd really have to make an effort to find a non-white person to kill.
And it they were all black, it would be a small article at the bottom of page 5.
The American media never mentions the suspects if they are black and the victim is white, but the other way around it never fails to get a mention that the perp is a white extremist who hates black people.
I hate to say this..but Ray is right. The American media never mentions the suspects if they are black and the victim is white, but the other way around it never fails to get a mention that the perp is a white extremist who hates black people.
It seems like if you're just looking to kill anybody in the US and you're not picky, you're most likely going to kill a white person. There are just way more white people around in most places. In most places in the country you'd really have to make an effort to find a non-white person to kill. A priori, just based on sheer probability, the odds of a bunch of white people killing a black person being racially motivated are a lot higher than the odds of a group of black people killing a white person for racially motivated reasons would be.
and I'm pretty much against anyone owning a firearm unless you are a farmer or belong to a proper gun club
Where do you guys get your news? CNN? MSNBC? Fox? CBS?
By geography, yes. By population, less so. That is to say, if you picked a geographic location in the United States at random, and picked people near it to kill/be killed, yeah, you'd probably get whitey. However, if you picked a random person in the United States to kill, and picked a random person near them to kill, I'd take "the field" being killed over "whitey".
You guys are totally ruining Ray and SBB and Hugh Jordan's narrative.
But this case is everyone's fears: random killings. How do you police that? If jogging down the street in a city of 20,000 gets you randonly slaughtered, life changes. But, as I'm about to go to bed and have an early morning, I'm going to tell myself it's an outlier.
Damn that was some weak, desperate ####.
At one point earlier this year they compiled the stats and it was something like 237 African American victims, 7 whites and only one Latin. No Asians were murdered so far this year. The vast majority of the perps were African American.
The white male is the most oppressed category in America. Will the horror never end?
Spare me. Please.
Do you really think that the introduction of a few actual facts in a case like this is going to deter Joe and Ray from keeping up their narrative about Media Suppression of Racial Truths?
Media Suppression of Racial Truths
Can you please give a few examples, or at least explanations, of where and how institutional racism against nonwhites still exists?
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