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originally posted by: wildb
originally posted by: AnkhMorpork
Why is it again that civilians need semi-automatic assault rifles with clips of ammo?
Can someone who knows guns help me out with this? Thanks.
Whats a clip ?
originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: dragonridr
I wasn't surprised. Of course I live here so it seems normal.
The El Paso police report warned that Kelley "was a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking firearms" onto the base, where he "was attempting to carry out death threats that (he) had made on his military chain of command."
First of all, if an adult has ODD, and indulges in it, rather than successfully fighting the condition and attaining mastery over themselves, and lashes out at someone, guess where they wind up? Its called jail.
...people who are not just mentally ill, but criminally insane also live in those places.
Its bad enough throwing the otherwise decent potheads in with the real dirtbags, but the mentally ill do not belong in there with the full on gangsters and murderers and thugs, and people smugglers and what not. They just don't. But they should not be wandering around where they can get at regular people, IF they express a tendency towards violence as an adult, or if they express serious violence as a child.
You may find that offensive, or objectionable...
Violent people are either violent because they are criminally minded, or because they are literally mentally incompetent to restrain their behaviour themselves, and neither of these subgroups is fit for regular society, in the slightest bit.
originally posted by: soberbacchus
Yes ArmaLite (note the manufacture's marketing use of the "AR" as a dual meaning)
In the past month we had Las Vegas (The biggest mass murder in US history)
Now Sutherland (the biggest mass murder in TX History)
Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton? (20 Children)
Pulse nightclub in Orlando? (49 killed),
Aurora Theater Shooting?
All of them Armalite "AR" weapons.
So no, I am not referring to simply semi-automatic weapons.
I am referring to specifically to the AR platform.
originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: JBurns
My main interest is making it even harder from criminals to acquire weapons which could be used against law abiding armed Citizens.
Agree. That is what the whole system is meant to be. But potential law breakers will go around the law.
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: AnkhMorpork
Amen to that, I didn't see how this wasn't a clear factor either. I have no idea how they reconcile the domestic-uninvolved victims with that theory. It is also clear to me he was lashing out against religion.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
As for others who were killed if the guy knows he is going to commit a murder and knowing Texas law puts in an express lane for a needle in his arm for the manner in which he commits the crime what does he have to lose by going beyond family?
We would need to know more details about his family life and what the issues were with other family members. By more details I mean information that the media does not have.