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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Just an FYI - that's ~3% of the US population over 17.
    And that's just people who have a permit. I imagine the people who actually carry on a daily basis is less than 1%.

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    And if FBI crime states can be believed less than .01% of the perpetrators of violent crimes.

    The fact is that THE VAST MAJORITY of gun owners and CCW holders are honest, law abiding citizens that do not go around shooting up the streets and creating violent incidents. And while people are quick to point out stories like this as an indictment of law abiding citizens and CCW, they completely ignore the senseless acts of violence perpetrated by others. That is also very telling.
    "They" don't ignore the everyday violence. What makes you think that? Because they don't post it as a special event every day? Obviously, if it happens all the time it's NOT a special event and deserves no special attention. It's a problem that needs to be addressed but CC isn't going to solve it, either.
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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    And that's just people who have a permit. I imagine the people who actually carry on a daily basis is less than 1%.
    I imagine you're right.


    I'd guess the number of CC permits is actually going to drop (or the rate will level off) here in Missouri because we changed our laws. It is no longer illegal to have a loaded weapon on your person in a (private) vehicle, so the people who just want to have a handgun available while driving no longer need a CC permit.
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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    "They" don't ignore the everyday violence. What makes you think that? Because they don't post it as a special event every day? Obviously, if it happens all the time it's NOT a special event and deserves no special attention. It's a problem that needs to be addressed but CC isn't going to solve it, either.
    "They" never say Jack **** about it. Ever.

    So...to you...the epidemic of violence...meh...**** it...its just minorities killin minorities....nothing to see here. But when a white kid or adult male does it....whoa...stop the presses! Forget about the vast majority of dead bodies...there is this one shooting...lets run with that...

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I don't think they have these stats.

    So I guess I can claim that most if them were, and I'd be as correct as anyone.
    Yea, these are called lies.

    Goes to lack of character.

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Texting in a theater is annoying.
    I agree. But I feel death is too harsh a punishment.
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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    "They" don't ignore the everyday violence. What makes you think that? Because they don't post it as a special event every day? Obviously, if it happens all the time it's NOT a special event and deserves no special attention. It's a problem that needs to be addressed but CC isn't going to solve it, either.
    I don't know, CC's pretty sharp. Give him a chance.

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Police: Texting argument in movie theater sparks fatal shooting - CNN.com



    This is the other side of the coin. Some times having a "good guy" with a gun ends up being far more dangerous than what would probably have been a simple assault or verbal spat. If we had several times more people running around with firearms for "safety" I wonder how many incidents like this would increase. Humans can lose their temper and react irrationally in the moment. This reminds me of another story where a guy leaving his driveway in his truck was accosted by a door to door salesman and shot him point blank out of pure momentary rage.
    That is grade A, 100%, FDA certified...Bull**** and you know it.

    Are you really defining a guy who shoots and kills someone as a good guy who: just had a bad day? No. This guy has a mental history. I can tell you this without looking. Why? People don't snap. Given his profession...law enforcement...he likely has a history. In fact they have a very high suicide rate.

    Perhaps if an actual good guy had been there we could have saved tax payer money for a trial and simply called the coroner for this **** bag.
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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by rjay View Post
    I agree. But I feel death is too harsh a punishment.
    To easy a punishment. Cut their damn thumbs off for disrespecting the rest of society.

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I don't think they have these stats.

    So I guess I can claim that most if them were, and I'd be as correct as anyone.
    Do you actually believe that a majority of lawful owner of firearms commit murders? Do you think it is even a significant minority? There ARE stats on the subject. Most murders are not committed by LAWFUL gun owners. Many are committed by unlawful owners. Which by their nature make any law irrelevant.
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