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Multiple Shootings at Seattle House

 
 
Reply Mon 27 Mar, 2006 05:56 pm
As you may have seen in your local paper or on TV (or the internet), a guy, for reasons unknown, killed six people "execution style" Saturday morning. It happened in my neighborhood (though I don't know the victims).

In one of the many stories in the local press, a gun shop owner is asked about the gun, a 12-gauge shotgun, that was used in the shootings:

A gun-shop employee who asked that his name not be used said it was ridiculous to blame the killings on the availability of guns.

"If I kill you with this calculator, is Office Depot going to be responsible for killing you?" he asked. "I think not."
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Mon 27 Mar, 2006 06:22 pm
No weapon is more dangerous to a proposition than the jawbone of an ass.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Tue 28 Mar, 2006 02:22 pm
Well, Samson did quite well with one, if memory serves.

An update on the shootings: One of the victims was a 14-y.o. girl. And no one has figured out what the shooter's motive might have been...
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 2 Apr, 2006 12:30 am
Re: Multiple Shootings at Seattle House
D'artagnan wrote:
As you may have seen in your local paper or on TV (or the internet), a guy, for reasons unknown, killed six people "execution style" Saturday morning. It happened in my neighborhood (though I don't know the victims).

In one of the many stories in the local press, a gun shop owner is asked about the gun, a 12-gauge shotgun, that was used in the shootings:

A gun-shop employee who asked that his name not be used said it was ridiculous to blame the killings on the availability of guns.

"If I kill you with this calculator, is Office Depot going to be responsible for killing you?" he asked. "I think not."

That is sound reasoning.
Wud thay have been better off
if he 'd used a bom, like Timothy McVeigh ?
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 11:54 am
My guess is that if the guy had tried to use a calculator for his crimes, six people would still be alive today...
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 12:04 pm
Didn't this kid have some huge arsenal in his car?

The whole story is absolutely tragic.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 12:35 pm
Indeed, he did...
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 12:57 pm
There is nothing " tragic " about having an arsenal.
What one DOES with it
can be good or " tragic. "
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 12:59 pm
D'artagnan wrote:
My guess is that if the guy had tried to use a calculator for his crimes, six people would still be alive today...

U 'd prefer
that he used a bomb.

Thay are faster n easier to make than guns,
tho those are ez too.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 01:07 pm
OmSigDAVID wrote:

U 'd prefer
that he used a bomb.

Thay are faster n easier to make than guns,
tho those are ez too.


Not sure how you drew that conclusion. By the way, your spelling is as bad as your logic...
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 01:23 pm
OmSigDAVID wrote:
There is nothing " tragic " about having an arsenal.
What one DOES with it
can be good or " tragic. "


There cannot be any good in having an arsenal of weapons in
the hands of private citizens.

Gun control is the answer in almost all civilized parts of the world,
why not in the United States?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 01:40 pm
D'artagnan wrote:
OmSigDAVID wrote:

U 'd prefer
that he used a bomb.

Thay are faster n easier to make than guns,
tho those are ez too.


Not sure how you drew that conclusion. By the way, your spelling is as bad as your logic...

I employ fonetic spelling,
demonstrating the uselessness of the non-fonetic elements
of the orthografic paradime; ( e.g., spelling tho " though " ).
Non-fonetic spelling is an atavistic thowback to an earlier Germanic pronunciation of English.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 01:56 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
OmSigDAVID wrote:
There is nothing " tragic " about having an arsenal.
What one DOES with it
can be good or " tragic. "


There cannot be any good in having an arsenal of weapons in
the hands of private citizens.

Gun control is the answer in almost all civilized parts of the world,
why not in the United States?

Well, to begin with,
the successful Revolutionaries who created government in America,
after the Hanoverian Dynasty was removed from control,
explicitly put control of guns beyond the reach of government,
so that the citizens cud keep government in line.
They knew that more revolutions might be necessary,
and they desired the citizens to win such encounters;
that wud be impossible if they were helpless.

Secondly, it was obvious to them
that the citizens needed guns
as defensive emergency equipment
from the depredations of criminals or animals,
remember: when the Bill of Rights was enacted in the 1700s,
there were no police anywhere in America, nor in England.
Everyone had to take care of himself.

Indeed, in Colonial America,
in the spirit of today 's madatory seatbelt laws,
it was against the law to go to church in an unarmed condition.
The clergymen checked their congregations.
( Apparently, they 'd lost too many Christians, on the way to church. )
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 02:03 pm
Sorry but nobody needs six handguns and three hundred rounds of amunition in their car.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 02:09 pm
No ... but everyone needs a shotgun to hunt quail.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 02:27 pm
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Well, to begin with,
the successful Revolutionaries who created government in America,
after the Hanoverian Dynasty was removed from control,
explicitly put control of guns beyond the reach of government,
so that the citizens cud keep government in line.
They knew that more revolutions might be necessary,
and they desired the citizens to win such encounters;
that wud be impossible if they were helpless.

Secondly, it was obvious to them
that the citizens needed guns
as defensive emergency equipment
from the depredations of criminals or animals,
remember: when the Bill of Rights was enacted in the 1700s,
there were no police anywhere in America, nor in England.
Everyone had to take care of himself.

Indeed, in Colonial America,
in the spirit of today 's madatory seatbelt laws,
it was against the law to go to church in an unarmed condition.
The clergymen checked their congregations.
( Apparently, they 'd lost too many Christians, on the way to church. )


You probably don't know that we're writing the year 2006.
Here, we shoot good Christians only verbally.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 02:29 pm
Ticomaya wrote:
No ... but everyone needs a shotgun to hunt quail.


Tico, if you hunt quail with a shotgun, there is nothing left but feathers,
besides quail is out of season - has been for a long time Wink
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 02:33 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
Ticomaya wrote:
No ... but everyone needs a shotgun to hunt quail.


Tico, if you hunt quail with a shotgun, there is nothing left but feathers,
besides quail is out of season - has been for a long time Wink



What do you use, Annie Oakley, a .22 pistol? Very Happy
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 02:40 pm
No, Tico, I'll have Dick Cheney tag along.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 02:57 pm
OmSigDAVID wrote:

Indeed, in Colonial America,
in the spirit of today 's madatory seatbelt laws,
it was against the law to go to church in an unarmed condition.
The clergymen checked their congregations.
( Apparently, they 'd lost too many Christians, on the way to church. )


Maybe it's me, but that sounds utterly bogus. Like an urban legend for gun nuts...
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