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Detroit has more than 30,000 vacant houses, and the deficit-strangled city has no resources of its own to level them. Mayor Dave Bing is promoting a plan to tear down as many as possible using federal money. The state is also contributing to the effort.
But it's hard to keep up. About a quarter-million people moved out of Detroit between 2000 and 2010, leaving just over 700,000 residents in a city built for 2 million.
Originally posted by Frankenchrist
I'm willing to bet that these people are black.
No one cares about black people.
Bet that some fool talked smack about some BS.
Went to car.
Started shooting up the party boat.
Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
reply to post by ANOMALY502
Yet more reason to get guns banned in the USA!!
These guys doing this aren't the usual type of person who would go out of their way to kill people.... they seem like normal random people who have suddenly lost it.....
Originally posted by ANOMALY502
reply to post by n00bUK
I agree with your post, i have been a police officer here for 18 years and have seen many times where the bad guy gets exactly what he deserves. But bear in mind there are a myriad of laws and stipulations pertaining to conceal carry. But not too much on open carry (openly carrying your sidearm on your hip). I am very surprised it hasn't caught on in a larger way.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
It's the kind of place now where $1,000 can buy a house. Not a model house...a real one. Heck, $10,000 could buy a very nice Victorian type, the last I looked. America isn't in the process of collapse for some people. It already HAS collapsed. It's just subject no one in media or politics seems willing to touch with a 10ft pole.
Its my belief and my conspiratorial mind, that all this attention to these shootings, and perhaps some staged, are pointed directly at (pun intended) the armed citizens of the US..
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by ANOMALY502
Seven people shot IS NOT A MASS SHOOTING. 70 people shot as in CO is a mass shooting. And besides that, this in Detroit, and so certainly not a mass shooting. More like "just another night in Detroit".
Originally posted by seedofchucky
This is terrible news ! What is going on with the world today , just walk in a shoot the place up . The reason why i believe its not headline news because of the rampid crimes that happpen in detriot
Check out this graph
Now if you put all those in the headlines everyday , The news would be saturated with what happened in detriot today .
Terrible event , Some people have lost , faded or no moral compass in life.
And no one in the USA really cares much about black on black crimes...(which going by her name, probably the case).
Originally posted by n00bUK
Because nobody was killed. . # like this happens everyday, especially in America (not a dig). Unless peoples heads are blown off and media can use it for their agenda, this is not worthy of our attention, so they think.
Theres a huge problem in America, I don't know if the problem is easy accesability to weapons or the people who actually live there.
I know people defend gun owndership by saying they save lives, but where was the gun owners in any of these situations? Why didnt they defuse the situation?
Im genuinly interested in this subject as I believe you can't just take peoples guns off them, its in their constitution, simple as that. Are gun owners allowed to go into buildings with weapons? Maybe a gun owner hasnt been able to defuse these situations because they werent allowed to bring their gun into the said building/boat or what ever(?)
Does these restrictions on where you're allowed you're weapon defeat the whole point of been permited to carry weapons?
I'm not derailign your thread, I apolagize if you think I have.
Edit to add:
If i would of been in any of these recent shootings, and I was an armed American citizen (which i would choose to be) Then I would of not hesitated to blow any of these peoples heads clean off. not messing about, no what if's. If the guy is risking peoples livez, hes getting battered over here, in America hes getting his head blown off.
Why are gun owners not there to defuse the situation?edit on 6-8-2012 by n00bUK because: (no reason given)