JCC school shooting in Conn.

Discussion in 'Community' started by KnightWriter, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Lord Vivec Force Ghost

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    I've always been uncomfortable that the media treats the NRA as a relevant entity for policy. They shouldn't be relevant.
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  2. Ghost Chosen One

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    I agree, yet they are.

    NRA spokesman is speaking now.


    EDIT: They're rambling.

    Trying to scare people, saying there are demon-possessed people all around us. (literally talking about demons too, not exaggerating)

    Blaming video games, horror movies, music videos (though "kindergarten killers" should definitely be banned).

    Not really proposing any policy changes though.

    At least a protester made things interesting.


    EDIT 2: Ooh, protester #2.


    EDIT 3: Well, I do agree with putting a few police officers in schools. The federal government can't order that (I believe), but they can fund it (which would also work as a mini-stimulus). That is one proposal I support.

    And at least they're not pushing for arming teachers, like some Republicans. They're stressing it be qualified security personnel.
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  3. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    Maybe they're going to post an online quiz that uses a series of questions to let you know how many 6 - 7 year olds you could defend yourself against using a high-powered semi-automatic rifle.
  4. Lord Vivec Force Ghost

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    Video games, not an overabundance of guns and gun culture, cause gun violence.

    NRA logic
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  5. Darth-Lando Force Ghost

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    Video games are NOT the issue. But the NRA has to deflect somewhere. Obviously, guns are never the cause of gun deaths. :rolleyes:
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  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Yeah, it's the usual NRA idiotic spiel.
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  7. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Yeah - spiel at the 'bad guy/good guy' level. If that's the best spokesman/speech writer they can get then they didn't try very hard.
  8. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    To be fair, they didn't give their speech writer a lot to work with in defending a fanatic, irrational pro-gun stance in the wake of a tragedy that was pretty clearly caused by the excesses of the American gun culture that they themselves are among the most directly responsible for fostering.
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  9. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    He sounded like he was talking to an audience of 5 year olds. I kept waiting for him to start on 'black hats' and 'white hats'.
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  10. Blue_Jedi33 Force Ghost

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  11. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    clicked expecting spamvertising. sort of not disappointed...?
  12. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    They're a good idea, but having licensed properties like the Avengers and Disney Princesses on them is just asking for planned obsolesce IMO. They're just not something a first-grader can use from now til high school, if you get my meaning.
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  13. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    Isn't this just the modern version of 'Duck and cover'? I mean, any determined psychopath isn't going to go, 'Aww...the bullet didn't hit, guess I should move on.' no, they're going to keep pounding with their gun or get close enough to move the backpack and then fire. So I don't think it does anything other than giving an illusion of safety.
    Last edited by Fire_Ice_Death, Dec 22, 2012
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  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Aren't "bulletproof" things like this pretty ineffective against rifles like those used in these school shootings anyway?

    And I lol'd at that image of the girl ducking behind her backpack.
  15. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    "Is that a Gonk droid? Nice. Ah well, must be some kids around here somewhere... Oh, who am I kidding?" *shoots the feet*
  16. SuperWatto Manager Emeritus

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    I did some quick math for ya.

    Chances of a kid getting killed in a primary school in the U.S.:
    3,5 million = number of kids in primary schools
    20 = number of kids dead in US primary school shootings in the past 6 years
    So, 0.00057% chance.

    For secondary schools, the chance is even smaller.
  17. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    Merged threads.

    I. news headlines aren't Senate material

    II. There's no need for a separate JCC thread on the backpack issue since it fits into this one.
  18. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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  19. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    He's won Pulitzers? Jesus. Not that I have the hatred that you do, but what cartoons did he get them for?
  20. solojones Chosen One

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  21. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    for being despicable? it doesnt look like they do it for one cartoon, its his whole body of work. the more recent one (2008 and 1994 were the years he won) has a gallery online of work submitted for consideration on the pulitzer website

    btw here was his political response to the CT killings, published a few days later

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  22. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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  23. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Okay, now I hate him too.
  24. harpua Chosen One

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    Yeah, I wasn't familiar with him before this thread, but that last thing you posted made me cringe.
  25. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    just everything, anything and everything, but guns caused this