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News LAX Shooting

  1. Nov 1, 2013 #1
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  3. Nov 1, 2013 #2

    phinds

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    I'm confident that the NRA will say that the reason so many people were injured (shot) was not that the gunman had an assault rifle but that they should have ALL had guns and it is that lack that allowed the gunman to go so far before being brought down.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2013 #3

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    The gunman shot and killed a Transportation Security Administration officer, and injured several others.

    From http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/01/us/lax-gunfire/index.html?hpt=hp_t1:

    Also see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24773025
     
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  5. Nov 1, 2013 #4
    The location isn't the scariest thing. The fact that every American forum now needs a thread dedicated to mass shootings is scarier.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2013 #5

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    It's news and this is the news sub-forum.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2013 #6
    I meant it in the sense that they're so common, it's easier to just have a single thread for them instead of individual ones, and that's unbelievably depressing.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2013 #7

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    It's not common (at a well guarded airport or anywhere for that matter), that's why it's news. What's common is thugs in the inner city being killed by other thugs everyday but that's not news unless innocents are also killed or injured.

    Another recent airport shooting.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/world/europe/03frankfurt.html?_r=0
     
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