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  •  Funny how blase we are about mass killings now. (2+ / 0-)
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    Diana in NoVa, rl en france

    I don't even hear about some of them 'til weeks later.

    •  Blase? (7+ / 0-)

      Speak for yourself.

      "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" — Upton Sinclair

      by Greg Dworkin on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 05:04:11 AM PST

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      •  I mean, some of these probably didn't even... (11+ / 0-)

        ....get a mention in the evening news.

        Jan. 7: Tulsa, Okla. Robbery, four victims, all women.

        Jan. 19: Albuquerque. Boy, 15, shoots his parents and three siblings to death.

        Mar. 13: Herkimer, N.Y. Man kills four people in a barbershop and car-care shop rampage.

        Apr. 18: Akron, Ohio. Robbery, four victims.

        Apr. 22: Federal Way, Wash. Gunman kills girlfriend, three others.

        Apr. 24: Manchester, Ill. Man in custody dispute kills five people, including a pregnant woman, a child, and a great grandmother.

        Apr. 28: Ottawa, Kan. Man accused of killing lifelong friend and three others.

        May 11: Waynesville, Ind. Man accused of killing four in possible drug-related slaying.

        May 13: Fernley, Nev. Man accused of killing couple married for 60 years, stealing their car, and killing three others afterwards.

        June 7: Santa Monica, Calif. Man kills his father, brother, and three others at Santa Monica College.

        July 26: Clarksburg, W.Va. Ex-Marine kills two people over possible drug debt, then kills 70-year-old newspaper delivery man and son in street.

        July 26: Hialeah, Fla. Enraged man kills six throughout an apartment building.

        Aug. 7: Dallas. Man accused of killing estranged wife and three others.

        Aug. 14: Oklahoma City. Mentally ill man kills mother, sister, niece, and nephew.

        Sept. 11: Crab Orchard, Tenn. Man and woman kill four in attempted drug robbery.

        Sept. 16: Washington, D.C. Defense contractor kills 12 at Navy Yard.

        Sept. 20: Rice, Texas. Woman kills husband and three sons.

        Oct. 9: Paris, Texas. Four men shot dead.

        Oct. 26: Phoenix. Depressed man kills four neighbors, including 17-year-old autistic boy.

        Oct. 28: Terrell, Texas. Man kills mother, aunt, and three others.

        Oct. 29: Callison, S.C. Man kills girlfriend, her parents, and two of the parents’ grandchildren.

        Nov. 7: Jacksonville, Fla. Four people shot dead in a home.

        Nov. 23: Tulsa, Okla. Four shot dead in second quadruple homicide of the year in that city. Three victims were women.

        Dec. 1: Topeka, Kan. Woman found shot to death behind restaurant. Bodies of her ex-husband, brother, and another woman found at the first woman’s home.

        Of course that' s not a good thing.
        •  It's not the gun they fear so much as it is ban (2+ / 0-)
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          ratcityreprobate, Miggles

          the gun. Gun aficionados are convinced they will never be in those small circles, and they are positive everyone is out to grab their guns.

          It takes some cannon fodder to maintain the 2nd A.

          The only end in sight I see is if a large group of aficionados have a spontaneous meele. They will be able to explain away every other 'anecdote'. I am not sure how they will be able to explain 40 empty magazines as an 'anecdote'.

          We all do peripheral thinking. When stopped at a traffic light, deep in thought and the left hand turns go, how many time do we go too only to realize it's not our turn.

          As the aficionados have moved into the carrying guns as political signs I don't see this day as far away.

          Alamo, Texas, Brown. October, November, December. Drip, drip, drip.

          Now they have the 2nd (safety net for sloppy) Amendment, and can't be infringed to actually treat their gun like a gun and not a video game controller.

          by 88kathy on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 06:34:01 AM PST

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