This weeks mass shooting, 20 killed, 26 wounded. In an El Paso Mall

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  1. ultrabike

    ultrabike Measurbator - Admin

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    My most sincere condolences to the people and families affected by the mass shooting in El Paso and Dayton.

    I'm actually from El Paso, and my parents and in-laws live there. Some people my parents know were affected by this. In fact, I have gone to that particular Walmart for groceries in the past when visiting, with my wife and kids. I used to go to Cielo Vista Mall next to it all the time when I was a kid.

    Again. My most sincere condolences to anyone affected by these shootings.

    And fuck the asshole behind this massacre of defenseless people.
     
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    I like to joke about the whole universe being completely insane (reference Mr. Natural) but this extreme set of occurrences is so unsettling as to wonder where the universe is headed.
     
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    All these shootings are honestly making me wonder if it's just a matter of time before it's going to become personal. Of course, to someone else, we are all "someone else."

    Heartbroken, and sincerely hope that the families affected by the shootings can make it through these times. I can't imagine what it's like to get a call saying that one or more of your family members is either dead or in critical condition after a shooting.
     
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    Regardless of whether it is politics, religion, some other sort of lethal madness/terrorism, or just personal mental illness, those with death in their hearts and minds will find some way of inflicting it.

    We can make it at least a little bit more difficult. Every little bit of little-bit-more-difficult counts. Please, America? Please?
     
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    Reminds me of the few sensible things ever said of gun ownership.



    He makes very good points. "Crazy" certainly is an issue. Then at 3:17 he mentions the thing nobody ever mentions when the shootings are reported in the media. The matter of ammunition. 5000 is a good number...

    P.S. In 2011, in Alphen aan de Rijn which was about 30 minutes away from where I used to live an young man with psychological problems targeted a mall. Makes you appreciate the strict rules in NL.
     
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