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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    When you have 20 INNOCENT CHILDREN that are victims, it becomes very important.
    This thread isnt ABOUT 20 innocent children...it is about a rather common daily occurrence that gets absolutely ZERO attention. Perhaps because its uncomfortable...frequently involves handguns and not 'assault weapons' and of course..often involves minorities, gangs, etc. Cant discuss the problems there.

    Add up all of your 'mass shooting' victims...how do you think that compares to your average 'day in the life' of many inner city communities?

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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    This thread isnt ABOUT 20 innocent children...it is about a rather common daily occurrence that gets absolutely ZERO attention. Perhaps because its uncomfortable...frequently involves handguns and not 'assault weapons' and of course..often involves minorities, gangs, etc. Cant discuss the problems there.

    Add up all of your 'mass shooting' victims...how do you think that compares to your average 'day in the life' of many inner city communities?
    No it wasn't, but I was responding to your assertion about all the shootings in the ghetto not being worth mentioning. Shootings in the ghetto was not what this thead was about either. Just thought I would respond with something that puts everything back in perspective. So what did I do? I responded with something not about this thread to something you already brought up that was not about this thread either. Sorry, but I'm not going to let you have it both ways here. You want to go outside the scope of this thread? Fine. I'll do the same. Thank you.
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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No it wasn't, but I was responding to your assertion about all the shootings in the ghetto not being worth mentioning. Shootings in the ghetto was not what this thead was about either. Just thought I would respond with something that puts everything back in perspective. So what did I do? I responded with something not about this thread to something you already brought up that was not about this thread either. Sorry, but I'm not going to let you have it both ways here. You want to go outside the scope of this thread? Fine. I'll do the same. Thank you.
    My point was pretty direct. This stuff happens EVERY DAY. Nary a word. I didnt rush to equate it to the children shot in Connecticut...y'all did. My point was relevant to the scope of the thread.

    Sort of like a years worth of threads and posts about Trayvon Martin...and silence about the 8 people that on average die every day due to black on black violence.

    Oh...hey...another comparison...sort of like feeling the need to start the occasional thread on instances or random acts of white folks committing racist type acts while ignoring every other group out there.
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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There is actually an irony here. This mass shooting happened at the same time the NRA was holding their press conference in which they called for armed personnel in every school.

    Exactly my point. There was no logic or common sense to anything suggested by the NRA today, and this tragic even proves it.

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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

    This happened 5 minutes from where I live and work. It's pretty crazy, I've said my piece on my opinion on gun control, but to have this happen literally a few minutes from where I was born and raised and reside is unreal. This is an area where things like this just don't happen.

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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

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    No we need to ban cars and trucks or roads because taking things away from people who do nothing wrong makes the most sense
    if most of the car owners were conservatives and if ROAD AND TRACK and the AAA endorsed Romney, I guarantee that the lefties would be for those bans

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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    My point was pretty direct. This stuff happens EVERY DAY. Nary a word. I didnt rush to equate it to the children shot in Connecticut...y'all did. My point was relevant to the scope of the thread.

    Sort of like a years worth of threads and posts about Trayvon Martin...and silence about the 8 people that on average die every day due to black on black violence.

    Oh...hey...another comparison...sort of like feeling the need to start the occasional thread on instances or random acts of white folks committing racist type acts while ignoring every other group out there.
    Yes, and many of these shootings are not directed at the average person. They are gang related and are targeted shootings. Which leaves most of the regular populace out of danger unless you happen to get caught in the crossfire. However, these gangs and the criminals that comprise these gangs get these weapons from legal owners who sell them to them.
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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No it wasn't, but I was responding to your assertion about all the shootings in the ghetto not being worth mentioning. Shootings in the ghetto was not what this thead was about either.
    Correct, it's not. But HIS reference at least had to do with his point in relation to the topic of this thread. Namely, that suddenly when it's politically beneficial to talk about gun deaths due to the recent large shooting incident, we see posters jumping to post threads like this and news stories getting attention covering stuff like this. Where as 3 weeks ago, three people getting shot in a shootout with cops wouldn't likely have gotten posted here because it wasn't a hot button political topic at the time so nothing could be gained in scoring political points by posting it. THAT was his point I believe.
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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Yes, and many of these shootings are not directed at the average person. They are gang related and are targeted shootings. Which leaves most of the regular populace out of danger unless you happen to get caught in the crossfire. However, these gangs and the criminals that comprise these gangs get these weapons from legal owners who sell them to them.
    do you have proof of that, many gangs have fully automatic weapons. those don't come from legal owners. they come from international black markets and from our own military and police arsenals

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    Re: 4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    do you have proof of that, many gangs have fully automatic weapons. those don't come from legal owners. they come from international black markets and from our own military and police arsenals
    the international black markets contain guns sold into it by legal owners.
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