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    Quote Originally Posted by mellow View Post
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    I don't have any answers, just more and more questions. I'm struggling to put together something that explains the unbeliveable.

    I wonder if the young males in our coountry have no role models, no real heros, nothing to aspire to.

    How many hours have they spent virtually killing in Halo, or Call of Duty or whatever?

    How many hours have they spent watching imaginary heros kick, chop and shoot his way out of a problem.

    How many hours have the kids spent talking face to face with other humans, experiencing the joy of laughter or feeling empathy.

    How many of these boys are on anti-depressants or other mind/mood altering drugs?

    What does living in a perputual state of fear and war against a faceless, nameless enemy do to children and adolescents?

    Is there an entire generation of hopless youth? Will disarming them matter if we can't take away their hoplessness? Or will more government regulation only increase their desperation?

    What motivates these guys to do this? Why don't they leave a note, or something to explain who or what they are fighting against. Do they even know what they are fighting against, or what they are doing?
    In this case, the shooter was an older man. Who wanted to burn down as much as the town as possible, and kill as many people possible because that "is what he's good at"... The more I read about these random acts of violence the more distraught I become. This country has serious problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thriller View Post
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    We need to start arming firefighters....
    I don't think bullets get along well with extreme heat so that makes it dangerous to carry arms on yourself when jumping in the fire.

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    Lets look at this recent case.

    -This guy was an old man who was a convicted murderer

    -He had a Bushmaster rifle, the same that was used in the Newtown, Conn shootings.

    -He was not able to purchase a gun, same as the Newtown shooter.

    -this old douche bag was only stopped because an off duty cop engaged him in a shoot out until the guy finally just killed himself. Something very similar to the Trolley Square shootings. A good guy with a gun was able to stop the killing. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

    A person who really wants a gun can get a gun. The same as a person who wants illegal drugs. Its illegal to buy heroine, crack, cocaine, weed(most places) etc..but people sure don't have an issue purchasing it if they really want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beantown View Post
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    A person who really wants a gun can get a gun. The same as a person who wants illegal drugs. Its illegal to buy heroine, crack, cocaine, weed(most places) etc..but people sure don't have an issue purchasing it if they really want it.
    You're right. So using that logic the only rational thing to do is to declare a war on guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addictionary View Post
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    I don't think bullets get along well with extreme heat so that makes it dangerous to carry arms on yourself when jumping in the fire.
    I thought it was rather obvious that the Thriller was being ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellow View Post
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    I don't have any answers, just more and more questions. I'm struggling to put together something that explains the unbeliveable.
    ...

    Is there an entire generation of hopless youth? Will disarming them matter if we can't take away their hoplessness? Or will more government regulation only increase their desperation?
    Youth have always been like this, for thousands of years. If you believe the Bible stories, Elisha had to chase off his a group with bears, while another group raped a woman to death in Judges.
    http://lifetheuniverseandonebrow.blogspot.com/

    Isaiah 1:18 -- Come now, and let us reason together

    Any habitual action, such as eating or dressing, may be performed on the appropriate occasion, without any need of thought, and the same seems to be true of a painfully large proportion of our talk. -- Bertrand Russell

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskyPriest View Post
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    I thought it was rather obvious that the Thriller was being ironic.
    oh. sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addictionary View Post
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    oh. sorry.
    You're all good, bro.

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