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    Gee if there had been just one good guy with a gun ... waaaiiittt. It was a military base. There goes that theory.
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    ^I'm confused by this. People don't walk around on bases carrying guns. From my experience, the people carrying guns are guards (police).

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    It's being reported that he had been treated for hearing voices. I know it's always "too soon" to discuss gun control in the wake of all these tragedies, but maybe now there can be a serious conversation nationally about our deplorable mental health care and access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    A lot of people are saying it's "unimaginable" and "unthinkable." NO IT'S NOT. This shit happens all the time. What's unimaginable is that we as a country don't want to (or can't!) do anything about it. If you want to be the gun country, You Shouldn't Be Surprised™.
    Yeah. Yesterday, when someone told me people had been shot in Navy Yard, I said, "That's not news. It's NAVY YARD, people get shot all the time." I hadn't realized the shooting happened on base, yet. A friend of mine is visiting San Fran, and someone offered to buy him a drink because this is DC's 9-11. Even if we discount that DC's 9-11 was probably 9-11, last spring, 13 kids were shot up on North Capitol and we had a campus shooting. DC was also home to the DC sniper, the Holocaust Museum shooting, the White House shooting, the Discovery Building hostage crisis...

    edit: if you want to see something really depressing, this website documents every murder in DC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncanny hats View Post
    someone offered to buy him a drink because this is DC's 9-11.
    Ugh. So now every time something happens it's got to be someone's 9/11? *headdesk*

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    Even if we discount that DC's 9-11 was probably 9-11, last spring, 13 kids were shot up on North Capitol and we had a campus shooting. DC was also home to the DC sniper, the Holocaust Museum shooting, the White House shooting, the Discovery Building hostage crisis...
    Or when a plane crashed into the fucking Pentagon - in DC - on 9-11.
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    Ugh, one of the victims was the neighbor of a friend of mine. I can feel myself starting to go numb on this issue, because it hurts to care so much when nothing is ever done about it.

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    What the Data tells us about the next mass shooting: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/polit...hooting/69508/

    There has been 17 mass shootings since Newtown: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...usaolp00000009

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTC View Post
    Or when a plane crashed into the fucking Pentagon - in DC - on 9-11.
    The Pentagon is in Arlington, Virginia - although I think they have another building in DC.

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    Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, posted a request that folks not bring their guns into Starbucks. As you can imagine, the gun-nuts are in meltdown mode.

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    Good, I hope they all boycott Starbucks. Then I'll actually go there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy View Post
    The Pentagon is in Arlington, Virginia - although I think they have another building in DC.
    You're right. We, the spouse and I, jumped betwwen the cities often enough that I forgot tjey were seperate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjee View Post
    Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, posted a request that folks not bring their guns into Starbucks. As you can imagine, the gun-nuts are in meltdown mode.
    I read his letter and I thought it was fair. He didn't say they were forbidden, just that they'd prefer people come into the stores unarmed. It was non-confrontational and reasonable.

    It does not surprise me now that they're going nuts.

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    Of course they're going apeshit. Gun nuts use guns as a drug, much like fundies use God as a drug. They couldn't string together a reasonable response even if they shit out their alphabet soup.

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    It's batshit crazy to me that people walk around armed. I didn't even think you could do that in general, I thought a gun permit meant you could keep a gun at home or use to hunt or at a gun range, otherwise it was illegal to carry it around. I don't know why I'm just catching onto this now (other than the fact that I'm not american)

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