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Reply #30 - Aug 6th, 2019 at 9:02am
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It looks like some mass shootings might be coming to Hong Kong:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/prepared-to-die-hong-kong-protesters-embrace-hard-c...
  

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Reply #31 - Aug 6th, 2019 at 6:50pm
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How about reading about #120 idea for freeing school and use that idea for reducing violence:

http://www.libertariansforum.com/cgi-bin/freedom/YaBB.pl?num=1489376032/200

http://www.libertariansforum.com/cgi-bin/freedom/YaBB.pl?num=1489376032/225#225

Law applyers' offices could theoretically also provide such civicstests.
  
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Reply #32 - Aug 6th, 2019 at 7:39pm
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AlayneLeung wrote on Aug 6th, 2019 at 6:50pm:
How about reading about #120 idea for freeing school and use that idea for reducing violence:

http://www.libertariansforum.com/cgi-bin/freedom/YaBB.pl?num=1489376032/200

http://www.libertariansforum.com/cgi-bin/freedom/YaBB.pl?num=1489376032/225#225

Law applyers' offices could theoretically also provide such civicstests.
I think it's more important to talk about giving psychoactive drugs to children. That seems to be a common thread through all these mass murders.
  

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Reply #34 - Aug 7th, 2019 at 1:53pm
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Motorcyle backfires in Times Square - thousands flee in terror.  NYPD said it received multiple 911 calls about the backfire.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/panic-erupts-times-square-motorcycle-backfiring-false-...

Maybe New York needs to pass stiffer laws on motorcycle mufflers!

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Reply #35 - Aug 7th, 2019 at 3:33pm
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SkyChief wrote on Aug 7th, 2019 at 1:53pm:
Motorcyle backfires in Times Square - thousands flee in terror.  NYPD said it received multiple 911 calls about the backfire.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/panic-erupts-times-square-motorcycle-backfiring-false-...

Maybe New York needs to pass stiffer laws on motorcycle mufflers!

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There is obviously an ulterior motive in trying to panic everyone in the U.S. about mass murderers, and it seems they are doing a good job.

I think the media should go back to daily body counts from all our foreign non-wars, making them front page news every day.

Include civilian deaths, until college students start marching and chanting "Hey, Hey, DJT, How Many Kids Have You Killed Today?"
  

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Reply #36 - Aug 7th, 2019 at 6:46pm
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Could things like this be a factor?

https://reason.com/2019/08/07/rage-rules-american-politics/?utm_medium=email

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"Outside the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), they wished for somebody to "stab the mothercrappity smacker in the heart."
  

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Reply #37 - Aug 7th, 2019 at 6:49pm
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How about talk and actions like this:

https://reason.com/2019/08/07/rep-joaquin-castros-doxxing-of-trump-donors-in-his...

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"(Rep, Joachin) "Castro also appears to be trying to draw a link between donors to Trump's campaign and the recent El Paso shooting, the perpetrator of which wrote a manifesto denouncing immigrants as "invaders."
  

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Reply #38 - Aug 7th, 2019 at 6:50pm
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Jeff wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 7:38pm:
You are right to identify psychoactive drugs as a prime factor, but many of these people are capable of planning and do plan, and common sense says they'll figure out a way to kill lots of people if they want to, including by learning how to use revolvers efficiently. Two revolvers, even without re-loading, usually gives you twelve shots as fast as you can pull the trigger, and reloading with speed loaders is actually quite easy. 24 shots in a minute is not difficult to achieve.



(CNN)The speed with which a gunman killed nine people and injured dozens more in Dayton, Ohio, cast a spotlight not only on the firearm, but the large capacity ammunition magazines that enabled him to unload 41 rounds in 30 seconds.
Nothing in Connor Betts' past precluded him from obtaining the firearm and ammunition he used in the early Sunday massacre, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said.
Betts legally obtained the .223 caliber high-capacity rifle and 100-round drum magazine that was attached to the firearm during the shooting, Biehl said. In total, Betts had 250 rounds in his possession, raising fears about how many more lives might have been lost if officers patrolling nearby had not intervened as soon as they did, killing Betts.


Yeah.

No six-shooter can match that.

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Let's focus more on the drugs and propaganda that has turned these young people into desperadoes with a hopeless outlook on the world who have been taught to hate everything except themselves, and thereby come to hate even themselves.


Let's dig a little deeper and realize that the purpose of nearly all the drugs given to children is to make the "fit in" in our disastrous public schools and that the source of nearly all the propaganda fed to children is our disastrous public schools.
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Law abiding people have a right to be armed in whatever way suits them best, but they of course are responsible for harm they may cause by carelessness. Just like the careless drivers who kill so many people. Cry


So, would you hold a parent responsible if their drug-addled teenager got ahold of their AR (or six-shooter) and committed a mass shooting?
  
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Reply #39 - Aug 7th, 2019 at 6:51pm
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This is sort of pertinent to the current discussion about guns:

https://reason.com/2019/08/07/gun-control-cases-to-watch-at-the-supreme-court/?u...

From the article:

"Remington wants the Supreme Court to give that ruling a second look. "Because all states have analogous unfair trade practices laws," Remington argues in its petition, "the decision below threatens to unleash a flood of lawsuits nationwide that would subject lawful business practices to crippling litigation burdens." The Supreme Court "must intervene now," Remington maintains, to "correct the Connecticut Supreme Court's misreading of the PLCAA, and prevent a renewed wave of lawsuits of precisely the kind Congress sought to preempt."

  

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