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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    There's a lot more people today, and population centers are large. An idiot can do a lot of damage. And they do. A young man plays around at a party and accidentally shoots a girl across the room in the neck killing her. A kid plays with dad's pistol and shots a brother, sister, random neighbor kid. On a hunting trip, someone accidentally shots someone in the face. This stuff happens regular enough.

    Facts:

    WASHINGTON — Between 2006 and 2010, 561 children age 12 and under were killed by firearms, according to the FBI’s most recent Uniform Crime Reports.

    The numbers each year have been consistent: 120, 115, 116, 114, and 96 in 2010. The FBI’s count does not include gun-related child deaths that authorities have ruled accidental.

    ‘‘This happens on way too regular a basis and it affects families and communities — not at once, so we don’t see it and we don’t understand it as part of our national experience,’’ said Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

    Gunfire kills young children daily in US - Nation - The Boston Globe

    For every time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides.

    Injuries and deaths due to firearms in the home. [J Trauma. 1998] - PubMed - NCBI

    The 3,385 firearms-related deaths for age group 0-19 years breaks down to:Four teen boys

    214 unintentional
    1,078 suicides
    1,990 homicides
    83 for which the intent could not be determined
    20 due to legal intervention

    Of the total firearms-related deaths:

    73 were of children under five years old
    416 were children 5-14 years old
    2,896 were 15-19 years old

    Gun Safety for Kids and Youth: Your Child: University of Michigan Health System

    Consequences.
    Like I said, all of this existed prior to the 2012 elections, yet the campaign silence on the "critical issue" was deafening.
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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody[W: 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    Here we go again...

    Three people were injured during a shooting on the campus of Lone Star College in Houston, Texas, this afternoon, causing the school to be locked down and evacuated while police searched for a suspect.

    Police officials who spoke on campus at 3 p.m. today said that shots were fired on the campus and at least three people were injured.

    "A person of interest has been detained," said Major Armando Tello of the Harris County Sherrif's Department.
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    Maybe if the media stopped sensationalizing this crap it wouldn't happen?

    It's abundantly clear that there are psychos out there that will kill several people for their 15 minutes.

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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody[W: 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Maybe if the media stopped sensationalizing this crap it wouldn't happen?

    It's abundantly clear that there are psychos out there that will kill several people for their 15 minutes.
    Could not agree more. In fact when I posted this, that is why I said "here we go again."
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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    or liberals who were against those records being supplied to law enforcement agencies or NICS
    But those aren't the same people bashing Obama now.
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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    There have been quite a few voted after dying though
    Poor decisions over generations, may kill all of us, or at least our way of life.
    We're largely still here, even after a couple of centuries.

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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Really? Not to keen on history, then, are you? We voted to anihilate the native americans, and then there's the african americans...you should maybe think before you post.
    Yeah, pretty familiar with all of that, but I was speaking a little more recently. Still, that was a cultural problem Without the support of the people, it wouldn't have happened. We were the problem.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Like I said, all of this existed prior to the 2012 elections, yet the campaign silence on the "critical issue" was deafening.
    Of course. We were told the last ten times we had such shooting that we couldn't talk about them when one was happening. or soon after. Or anytime really. But frankly, there is a public concern.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This isn't a mass shooting.
    Fair enough, but the past string of public shootings (outside of gang related violence) have been almost all committed by mentally disturbed people.
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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody[W: 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Maybe if the media stopped sensationalizing this crap it wouldn't happen?

    It's abundantly clear that there are psychos out there that will kill several people for their 15 minutes.
    Nope, mass shootings and violence in general have not risen in accordance with the availability of media. Just an oversimplification that some tend to fall back on.

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    Re: Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody[W: 1

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Nope, mass shootings and violence in general have not risen in accordance with the availability of media. Just an oversimplification that some tend to fall back on.
    No, it's quite clear mass shooting have risen with the media attention given to them.

    Before Columbine I know of only a few shootings since Kent State, after the shootings at Columbine mass shootings went up 500% at least.

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