🔫 US Gun Violence

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#21

A bit rich coming from you! Care to explain?


#22

Does anyone think this is going to lead to anything constructive?

How about just leave each other alone for a bit, eh lads?


#23

Americans have to make their choice…stop the mass shootings or enjoy their hobby of using automatic weapons for fun. Unfortunately far too many of them seem to value the latter more than the former. :lou_facepalm_2:


#24

You’re not answering the question. You made a statement, i ask again, how do you know this before the authorities?

Or are you just making it up?

Edit: I highlighted the important bit, but when i post, it deleted it. Come back in to edit and it shows it still there, but disappears again when i post.


#25

I think we would all agree that anyone turning any kind of weapon on peaceful people must have some kind of mental health issues.


#26

Here it is.

Explain how you knew this before the authorities have made any announcements?

Another one of your dubious twitter mates?


#27

Don’t bother to ask.

Soggy was making the comparison on who America percieves as the No 1 threat to the US people at this moment i.e. terrorists whilst ignoring “the Elephant in the room”

BS was just taking the opportunity to twist the statement to snipe at his old sparring partner.


#28

Be careful where you get your info from, especially at this point.

There’s a lot going round already that’s nonsense.

Interesting thread below the linked tweet looking at how this happens, with examples of how it is happening with these tragic events.


#29

#30

How do you manage to check into a hotel with a large (I assume) automatic weapon?


#31

Easy, just go to America. You could even drive up in your tank(cover the metal tracks, they ruin the driveway).


#32

Depending on the state, you can legally carry a firearm out in the open legally.

I don’t know about the state law in Nevada, but in many places simply having those sorts of guns is perfectly legal. As was seen in Charlottesville recently where White Supremacist militia’s could be seen carrying a huge arsenal of weapons with no interference from the authorities.

It’s bonkers.


#33

Nevada appear to have relaxed gun laws so I would assume that anyone can walk in with assault rifles strapped across their chest and no one would blink an eye.

Nevada law does not require firearms owners to have licenses, register their weapons, or limits the number of firearms an individual posses. Automatic assault weapons and machine guns are also legal in the state as long as they are registered and are possessed in adherence to federal law, according to the National Rifle Association.

Nevada does not prohibit the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles or large capacity ammunition magazines. Local law enforcement issues concealed handgun licenses. Open carry is legal without a permit.


#34

Just asked an American friend if an “Assault Weapon” is considered a suitable weapon to defend your family.

It’s just that most people over here are a little confused with the description. Does he think modifying the description to “Automatic Home Security Device” would made America a safer place, as it seems to be the only kind of concession the NRA are likely to approve. :lou_eyes_to_sky:


#35

Just missed the earlier post, but the bloke had more than 10 rifles in his room. Beyond bizarre.


#36

Well my source is the BBC as they just said it, they’ve now said he is a member of ISIS so you can make your mind up, or turn the telly on son.


#37

The BBC have reported that Isis claim he is one of their “soldiers” but haven’t provided any evidence.


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#39

If your source just said it(the article went up 15 minutes ago), how did you know hours ago?

Are you basing your weak reply on this from the BBC?

"Sheriff Joe Lombardo described the shooting as a “lone wolf” attack and there was no information about Paddock’s motives. “We have no idea what his belief system was,” he said.

So-called Islamic State later claimed to be behind the attack, saying that Paddock had converted to Islam some months ago. But the group provided no evidence for this and has made unsubstantiated claims in the past."


#40

They didn’t say he is a member of ISIS did they. They reported, as have the rest of the media that, ’ So-called Islamic State claimed to be behind the attack. But the group provided no evidence for this and has made unsubstantiated claims in the past". Hardly the same thing is it. Given what is known of the background of the gunman, interviews with family members, it seems highly unlikely. Just because some people desperately want him to be a member of ISIS, it doesn’t mean that he is.