Another school shooting....er..."accidental" shooting

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    That's small potatoes. There were over 3,000 abortions just today in the US.

    Abortion Statistics - Worldometers

    I can't wait for that thread.
     
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    Ah...cute....school shootings are now relegated to hoo hum, everyday unfortunate events.
     
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    You built the sewage system? you dug the raw materials out of the ground and made the pipes themselves from scratch? Wow....
     
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    I read the full report. Only three police officers were killed in those shootings, over a period of 7 years. In most every case, the shooter was either deaded or arrested.

    Like the poster above you said, anyone would be effing crazy to try to shoot up a police station or a gun show.

     
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    And you have no proof that it is. Only anecdotal evidence.

    Between 1980 and 2012 14 police officers were killed in the state of NSW in Aussie (where I live). In the US, last year alone, 116 officers were killed in the line of duty.

    I don't think crims are that worried about armed cops.
     
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    No...the ones dragging the bodies in front of democrat journalists are democrat anti gunners...

    Hey...isn't that school a democrat gun free zone....how did they have a gun in a gun free zone?
     
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    How were they killed....you morons banned and confiscated guns...oh, that's right, your gun confiscation didn't work...your gun crime is going up....and you still have people walking into public spaces and shooting people....the only thing you have going for you is dumb luck....the potential mass shooters stop shooting people before they kill 4, or the 4 or more people they actually shot don't die....that isn't gun control and confiscation working, that is pure dumb luck......

    Gun city: Young, dumb and armed

    The notion that a military-grade weapon could be in the hands of local criminals is shocking, but police have already seized at least five machine guns and assault rifles in the past 18 months. The AK-47 was not among them.

    Only a fortnight ago, law enforcement authorities announced they were hunting another seven assault rifles recently smuggled into the country. Weapons from the shipment have been used in armed robberies and drive-by shootings.

    These are just a handful of the thousands of illicit guns fuelling a wave of violent crime in the world’s most liveable city.

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    Despite Australia’s strict gun control regime, criminals are now better armed than at any time since then-Prime Minister John Howard introduced a nationwide firearm buyback scheme in response to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.

    Shootings have become almost a weekly occurrence, with more than 125 people, mostly young men, wounded in the past five year

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    While the body count was higher during Melbourne’s ‘Underbelly War’ (1999-2005), more people have been seriously maimed in the recent spate of shootings and reprisals.

    Crimes associated with firearm possession have also more than doubled, driven by the easy availability of handguns, semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and, increasingly, machine guns, that are smuggled into the country or stolen from licensed owners.

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    These weapons have been used in dozens of recent drive-by shootings of homes and businesses, as well as targeted and random attacks in parks, shopping centres and roads.

    “They’re young, dumb and armed,” said one former underworld associate, who survived a shooting attempt in the western suburbs several years ago.

    “It used to be that if you were involved in something bad you might have to worry about [being shot]. Now people get shot over nothing - unprovoked.”

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    Gun crime soars
    In this series, Fairfax Media looks at Melbourne’s gun problem and the new breed of criminals behind the escalating violence.

    The investigation has found:

    • There have been at least 99 shootings in the past 20 months - more than one incident a week since January 2015
    • Known criminals were caught with firearms 755 times last year, compared to 143 times in 2011
    • The epicentre of the problem is a triangle between Coolaroo, Campbellfield and Glenroy in the north-west, with Cranbourne, Narre Warren and Dandenong in the south-east close behind
    • Criminals are using gunshot wounds to the arms and legs as warnings to pay debts
    • Assault rifles and handguns are being smuggled into Australia via shipments of electronics and metal parts
    In response to the violence, it can be revealed the state government is planning to introduce new criminal offences for drive-by shootings, manufacturing of firearms with new technologies such as 3D printers, and more police powers to keep weapons out of the hands of known criminals.

     
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    You do realize that wasps and bees kill more people in the U.S. than AR-15s do....right?

    Expanded Homicide Data Table 4

    Rifles....374


    Wasps and bees....and animals....

    Afraid of Snakes? Wasps and Dogs Are Deadlier

    Of the 1,610 people killed in encounters with animals between 2008 and 2015,

    478 were killed by hornets, wasps and bees,
     
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    It wasn't a school shooting, it was an accident....a school shooting is when the shooter is actually trying to shoot people......
     
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    These mass shooters only have to look for gun free zones, they are made for mass shootings
     

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