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Wizard
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:16:09 PM permalink
Five reported dead in northeast Las Vegas police ambush from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

I'm surprised nobody posted about this yet, so I'll be the first.

The question for the poll is why do you think there are so many random mass shootings in the the US?
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:24:19 PM permalink
If ever there was a poll that needed more than one answer allowed, it's this one.
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:27:10 PM permalink
Sad that this is spreading I feel its just going to get worse as people become more un happy for a number of reasons. Glad they reported that someone with a conceal carry tried to stop these guys. Im not a gun nut but Im glad that I and other good people out there are armed and have chance to stop these things.
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:33:43 PM permalink
Police are the real criminals and scumbags.
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:42:29 PM permalink
They shot two cops having lunch at a pizza parlor and took their guns "for a revolution"? What sort of a revolution lasts, at most, eighteen rounds?
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:44:29 PM permalink
I think there are mass shootings because the people can't shoot the people they're really mad at. There would be less killings if liberty and justice was for all.
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:46:13 PM permalink
It is sad to hear this. May the victims rest in peace.
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:50:24 PM permalink
Are there really that many more here than other places per capita?
We are a sophisticated dense populated country compared to a lot of other countries.

That being said I think it is a combination of everything listed above.
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:56:03 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Are there really that many more here than other places per capita?
We are a sophisticated dense populated country compared to a lot of other countries.



Well, yes. Other similarly sophisticated and densely populated countries make it much (MUCH) more difficult to acquire firearms...
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June 8th, 2014 at 4:58:03 PM permalink
There are actually less mass shootings, and less murders in general since statistics started being counted in the 1950s. In fact, every decade has seen a decline over the previous decade. The difference is that we now have a 24/7 media that latches onto these things because they give them cover to stop asking the important questions, like whether a missing jetliner was swallowed by a black hole.

The nonstop media hype makes violence feel more ubiquitous, but the facts prove the opposite.

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