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  • With only two victims, I guess we don't have to reset the "mass shooting" clock.
  • ox45tallboy: With only two victims, I guess we don't have to reset the "mass shooting" clock.


    If only we could find the particle that gives shootings mass.
  • Relatively Obscure: If only we could find the particle that gives shootings mass.


    The media seems to be identifying that particle as "the third victim", but that's not a great bit of comfort to the loved ones of the first two.
  • We should just ban schools.
  • ox45tallboy: Relatively Obscure: If only we could find the particle that gives shootings mass.

    The media seems to be identifying that particle as "the third victim", but that's not a great bit of comfort to the loved ones of the first two.


    Plus it's not very catchy.
  • We need to arm all students.
  • AdolfOliverPanties: We need to arm all students.


    only solution.  The only thing that stops a a Bad Guy with a gun is a Good Guy with a gun.
  • Relatively Obscure: Plus it's not very catchy.


    There's a 14-year old kid in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, and probably a couple of very distraught parents or other family members, and I'm considering making a joke about it because I'm becoming so jaded.

    I'm not in favor of gun control, but this is just getting ridiculous. Is there any solution out there which:

    1.) Doesn't force everyone to hand in all of their guns
    2.) Doesn't put kids further at risk by putting more guns in schools

    and

    3.) At least lowers the frequency and number of victims of gun violence.

    I know there is no magic solution which will eliminate it, but how can we at least reduce it enough so that I'm not tempted to make jokes about a 14-year-old kid fighting for his life after being shot in the head while at school, exactly where he's supposed to be?
  • AdolfOliverPanties: We need to arm all students.


    Or, hear me out here, we could amputate all students' arms.  Give 'em back after they graduate.  I bet it's hard to hit things with, like, toe guns and stuff.
  • ambassador_ahab: AdolfOliverPanties: We need to arm all students.

    only solution.  The only thing that stops a a Bad Guy with a gun is a Good Guy with a gun.


    So... if LaPierre got his wish, in the best case scenario we would have the same number of victims here.
  • ox45tallboy: There's a 14-year old kid in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, and probably a couple of very distraught parents or other family members, and I'm considering making a joke about it because I'm becoming so jaded.

    I'm not in favor of gun control, but this is just getting ridiculous. Is there any solution out there which:

    1.) Doesn't force everyone to hand in all of their guns
    2.) Doesn't put kids further at risk by putting more guns in schools

    and

    3.) At least lowers the frequency and number of victims of gun violence.

    I know there is no magic solution which will eliminate it, but how can we at least reduce it enough so that I'm not tempted to make jokes about a 14-year-old kid fighting for his life after being shot in the head while at school, exactly where he's supposed to be?


    Without reducing the availability of weapons.. hell if I know, man.  Uhm.  Tele-schooling?
  • Relatively Obscure: ox45tallboy: With only two victims, I guess we don't have to reset the "mass shooting" clock.

    If only we could find the particle that gives shootings mass.


    I believe that's the "Godless" particle.  If only prayer were allowed in public schools...
  • wxboy: If only prayer were allowed in public schools...


    Jesus would have used an AR-15 instead of an AK-47 because he was NOT a godless commie.
  • ox45tallboy: I'm not in favor of gun control, but this is just getting ridiculous. Is there any solution out there which:

    1.) Doesn't force everyone to hand in all of their guns
    2.) Doesn't put kids further at risk by putting more guns in schools

    and

    3.) At least lowers the frequency and number of victims of gun violence.

    I know there is no magic solution which will eliminate it, but how can we at least reduce it enough so that I'm not tempted to make jokes about a 14-year-old kid fighting for his life after being shot in the head while at school, exactly where he's supposed to be?


    Not if you're not in favor of gun control.  That shiat needs to be heavily regulated.  Background checks and attention toward mental health are a necessity.

    It won't stop these things from happening, but it could dramatically lower their frequency.
  • AdolfOliverPanties: ox45tallboy: I'm not in favor of gun control, but this is just getting ridiculous. Is there any solution out there which:

    1.) Doesn't force everyone to hand in all of their guns
    2.) Doesn't put kids further at risk by putting more guns in schools

    and

    3.) At least lowers the frequency and number of victims of gun violence.

    I know there is no magic solution which will eliminate it, but how can we at least reduce it enough so that I'm not tempted to make jokes about a 14-year-old kid fighting for his life after being shot in the head while at school, exactly where he's supposed to be?

    Not if you're not in favor of gun control.  That shiat needs to be heavily regulated.  Background checks and attention toward mental health are a necessity.

    It won't stop these things from happening, but it could dramatically lower their frequency.


    Or at least regulate guns at least as much as you do cars.  Licenses and insurance.
  • texdent: We should just ban schools.


    or give all the kids/teachers there scissors
  • jchic: AdolfOliverPanties: ox45tallboy: I'm not in favor of gun control, but this is just getting ridiculous. Is there any solution out there which:

    1.) Doesn't force everyone to hand in all of their guns
    2.) Doesn't put kids further at risk by putting more guns in schools

    and

    3.) At least lowers the frequency and number of victims of gun violence.

    I know there is no magic solution which will eliminate it, but how can we at least reduce it enough so that I'm not tempted to make jokes about a 14-year-old kid fighting for his life after being shot in the head while at school, exactly where he's supposed to be?

    Not if you're not in favor of gun control.  That shiat needs to be heavily regulated.  Background checks and attention toward mental health are a necessity.

    It won't stop these things from happening, but it could dramatically lower their frequency.

    Or at least regulate guns at least as much as you do cars.  Licenses and insurance.


    How exactly do you think that would stop things like this from happening?
  • EatenTheSun: jchic: AdolfOliverPanties: ox45tallboy: I'm not in favor of gun control, but this is just getting ridiculous. Is there any solution out there which:

    1.) Doesn't force everyone to hand in all of their guns
    2.) Doesn't put kids further at risk by putting more guns in schools

    and

    3.) At least lowers the frequency and number of victims of gun violence.

    I know there is no magic solution which will eliminate it, but how can we at least reduce it enough so that I'm not tempted to make jokes about a 14-year-old kid fighting for his life after being shot in the head while at school, exactly where he's supposed to be?

    Not if you're not in favor of gun control.  That shiat needs to be heavily regulated.  Background checks and attention toward mental health are a necessity.

    It won't stop these things from happening, but it could dramatically lower their frequency.

    Or at least regulate guns at least as much as you do cars.  Licenses and insurance.

    How exactly do you think that would stop things like this from happening?


    Never said it would.  But then again how many automobile fatalities have been prevented by having operators restricted/licensed?  You can't say that X or Y would have prevented Z but you can decide that an item whose sole purpose is to destroy should be at least as regulated as many other items in our daily lives.
  • This would have been avoided if that hapless faculty member had had a Mossberg to defend himself.....
  • ox45tallboy: Relatively Obscure: If only we could find the particle that gives shootings mass.

    The media seems to be identifying that particle as "the third victim", but that's not a great bit of comfort to the loved ones of the first two.


    Yep, as with serial killers, you need three victims to count.
  • ambassador_ahab: AdolfOliverPanties: We need to arm all students.

    only solution.  The only thing that stops a a Bad Guy with a gun is a Good Guy with a gun.


    Like the off-duty armed cop that works as the school resource officer?
  • I think all gun threads at Fark should have to suddenly terminate after a 100 comment limit.
  • whidbey: I think all gun threads at Fark should have to suddenly terminate after a 100 comment limit.


    No one reads any farther than that, they just skip ahead until their comment posts and start reading there.
  • ox45tallboy: I'm not in favor of gun control, but this is just getting ridiculous. Is there any solution out there which:

    1.) Doesn't force everyone to hand in all of their guns
    2.) Doesn't put kids further at risk by putting more guns in schools

    and

    3.) At least lowers the frequency and number of victims of gun violence.


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  • robsul82: Yep, as with serial killers, you need three victims to count.


    I see the grieving parents of a first or second victim thinking to themselves, "Thank God he's only dead because someone didn't like him, and not because he was a random victim of a mentally unbalanced individual!"

    Although to be honest, they might be relieved that they wouldn't have to deal with all the media sensationalism and posturing by political activists shouting all the wrong details about the tragedy for the next decade or six.
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