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Las Vegas Shooting Near Mandalay Bay Casino Kills 58 • Page 2

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. PandaBear!

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    I apologise but this makes me angrier than honestly anything else in the world. People cannot, and should not, own guns. A couple years ago some guy went into a classroom of children and killed 20 of them - THAT was the line, and nothing was ever done about it?!?!? So I ask, what is an appropriate response to any of the (many) mass shootings that have occurred since then?
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  2. JenaAnnissa


    I'm so sad for my city. I found out about this tragedy from some guests at the hotel I work at. If you're in town, please donate blood. I know one girl who was there and made it out safely. I'm glad my work is off the strip. I can't imagine going back to work this week if I worked down there. It is pretty eerie at the strip. Most, if not all, shows on the strip are canceled at least through tomorrow.

    Trying to make sense of this senseless act. I know someone who has a family member who was followed by the shooter through a casino on Saturday. Apparently the shooter was following multiple employees and was reported.
  3. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    This. People are so afraid of international terrorists and immigrants causing violence, but there is no need for that when you have the scariest of people already here in the US.
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  4. I completely empathize with and share your anger. It's difficult for a lot of us (and obviously those much closer to the event) to utilize these feelings productively, and that's also understandable, but rather than being purposefully inflammatory with people who are also coming to terms with a massive tragedy, I would try channeling that energy into positive action. If you're angry, call your representatives and let them know why. Donate money (if you can). Share articles like this so those in the area know what they can do to help.
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  5. PandaBear!

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    Boy do I feel like a prize jackass reading back over my post in this thread. Thank you, and apologies to all :heart:
  6. Don't feel like a jackass! It was a passionate response to an unbelievably awful situation. My goal wasn't to mock, just to add some perspective.
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  7. Helloelloallo


    Aaron quoted your post even though you removed it, and while you did the right thing recognizing the tone was poor, I do want to let you know that you are not alone in your sentiments. While I have been here the majority of my life, my upbringing clashes with a lot of American ideals, gun ownership being one of them. I have never heard a convincing argument for civilian gun ownership (and yes I am aware of them all, I just don't agree) and people that refuse any kind of gun control because 'they're responsible' or they don't want it to be harder for them to get their next gun are selfish, and it disgusts me that these people don't recognize their part and feel guilt/remorse when these things happen. Your hobby and/or enrollment in some imaginary militia against a future tyrannical government are not reasons to oppose change and remain with the status quo.

    Secondly, why is gun control always a 'we must fix it all!' problem The most popular argument I see is criminals are still going to get guns so why do anything? Why we do we accept laws and regulations that curb and attempt to prevent societal problems without fixing them 100% elsewhere, yet for guns, we won't accept anything because it won't fix it 100%?
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