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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 2:28PM #1
Ironhold
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When I saw that it had taken place at a college here in Texas, I was originally afraid that it was one of the ones near me.

But yes - at least 14 students have been stabbed at a college in Houston, a college that previously had a shooting take place at a branch campus back in January.

What's going on down there?
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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 2:48PM #2
WannabeTheo
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And the difference between a shooting spree and a stabbing spree: so far, no one has died.

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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 2:57PM #3
Ebon
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Is everyone ok?

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

Fiat justitia, ruat caelum

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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 3:02PM #4
mountain_man
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Apr 9, 2013 -- 2:28PM, Ironhold wrote:

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When I saw that it had taken place at a college here in Texas, I was originally afraid that it was one of the ones near me.

But yes - at least 14 students have been stabbed at a college in Houston, a college that previously had a shooting take place at a branch campus back in January.

What's going on down there?


Nothing new. This is where it all started. Well... not this exact Texas college campus, but Texas is where the first "mass shooting" took place in the USA that I know of.


Just a side note, this was also the LAST mass shooting where armed civilians made a difference. Not one of them hit the shooter though.

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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 4:26PM #5
Aka_me
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Apr 9, 2013 -- 2:48PM, WannabeTheo wrote:

And the difference between a shooting spree and a stabbing spree: so far, no one has died.



if we compared body count from shooting sprees, with body count from overall murder statistics...


do you know how they would stack up?


if discussing specific incidents has value can we discuss this incident?

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if you see anyone not screaming at the top of their lungs THE SKY IS FALLING BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING! then for prophet Gore's sake help them see the light that doing so is the only means we have of getting off fossil fuel.
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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 4:50PM #6
CoolWarrior
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AKA:


You forgot the NRA meme of Car Accidents too.


Do NRA supporters even think about the import of what they're saying?


One suspects not.

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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 5:01PM #7
WannabeTheo
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Apr 9, 2013 -- 4:26PM, Aka_me wrote:


Apr 9, 2013 -- 2:48PM, WannabeTheo wrote:

And the difference between a shooting spree and a stabbing spree: so far, no one has died.



if we compared body count from shooting sprees, with body count from overall murder statistics...


do you know how they would stack up?


if discussing specific incidents has value can we discuss this incident?




If we compare the body count of those who die from shooting crimes and accidental shootings, and compare them to the number of people saved by the private citizen with a gun...


I suspect guns would come out not looking so good.


But thanks for the isolated anecdote.

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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 5:02PM #8
WannabeTheo
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Apr 9, 2013 -- 4:50PM, CoolWarrior wrote:


AKA:


You forgot the NRA meme of Car Accidents too.


Do NRA supporters even think about the import of what they're saying?


One suspects not.




Indeed, discussion boards are filled with people asking "Why don't the libs try to outlaw knives now?"

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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 5:05PM #9
Ebon
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Apr 9, 2013 -- 5:02PM, WannabeTheo wrote:

Indeed, discussion boards are filled with people asking "Why don't the libs try to outlaw knives now?"



We've tried that here (by measures supported by the centre-right Labour party). It doesn't work.

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1 year ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 5:08PM #10
CoolWarrior
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Here's the current info:


usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09/1767...


Two victims are believed to be in critical condition.

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