United States & Gun Control discussion.

Casimir

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Anyone watch the hearings on the prevention of gun violence on c-span? Some good stuff overall. Ted Cruz killed it. He got my vote. It's rather long, but if you've got the time, I'd say it's worth a watch. As usual, I'd say Dick Durbin made a complete dick of himself. No pun intended, seriously lol.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/310644-1
 

compforce

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School shooting in ATL. 1 Student shot, one teacher injured (not shot). Suspect in custody. Story breaking now. That's all the info I have. http://www.wsbradio.com/

Update: Student is shot in the head, no word on condition. Many conflicting reports going on. Here's the Fox/AP report on it: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/31/school-officials-confirm-shooting-at-atlanta-middle-school/ The school is now on lockdown.

That said, I really hope that the reason there is only one shot is because someone was carrying and shot the perp.

Update: According to WSB, the suspect in custody is another student.
 

policemedic

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Maybe I don't know enough about the case, or maybe I'm a pacifist, but IMO rounds exiting the barrel (deadly force) should be the last option. Once he walked in his house, he should have called 912 unless they started breaking down the door.
I'm with you. Brandishing an AK at a group of people you believed to be MS-13---and therefore should assume to be armed--in an attempt to frighten them away is bad mojo. Firing warning shots was not only stupid but likely to escalate the situation. Using the warning shots to call the police via Shot-Spotter? Insane.

I agree with Marauder06; it seems likely there's more to this guy than we know.
 

policemedic

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School shooting in ATL. 1 Student shot, one teacher injured (not shot). Suspect in custody. Story breaking now. That's all the info I have. http://www.wsbradio.com/

Update: Student is shot in the head, no word on condition. Many conflicting reports going on. Here's the Fox/AP report on it: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/31/school-officials-confirm-shooting-at-atlanta-middle-school/ The school is now on lockdown.

That said, I really hope that the reason there is only one shot is because someone was carrying and shot the perp.

Update: According to WSB, the suspect in custody is another student.
The Fox affiliate in Atlanta is saying the shooter was apprehended by a school resource officer. Imagine that.

http://wap.myfoxatlanta.com/w/main/story/83987177/
 

compforce

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Wait wait wait... we've got it all wrong! Where's the national discussion on banning ski masks since they are used by people to hide their identities? Oh, there it is...
And while police from the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District said they think the Rittenhouse Crew — many of whose members are known to police officers — is responsible for some of the robberies, the ski masks are a huge stumbling block if victims are to be unable to identify their assailants.
D.C. law already ban individuals — ages 16 and up — from wearing masks in public under certain circumstances, such as while committing a crime or with “the intent to intimidate, threaten, abuse or harass any other person.” But prosecution under the law appears infrequent. The Office of the Attorney General, which handles juvenile and misdemeanor cases in the District, was aware of only two cases in which juveniles faced charges under the law, spokesman Ted Gest said.
But where some were supportive of cracking down on ski masks, others saw scapegoats and irrational fears.
“And the next thing you know, the irrational thinkers will be talking about getting rid of scarves. A long scarf can make a good mask. Hmm. What’s next after that?” one woman wrote on the police listserv in response to the ski mask discussion
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/30/ski-mask-is-fashion-accessory-to-crime-in-dc/

OK, so let's get this straight...
a tool is being used to commit a crime
they know who the criminals are
they don't prosecute the laws that are already on the books
so they want to ban the tool...
and those that oppose a ban have fears of a slippery slope

sound familiar? :wall:
 

Marauder06

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Why are you typing in pink? It's hard to read. We know you're intending sarcasm, add an emoticon if you think there's going to be any doubt about your intent.
 

Chopstick

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Why are you typing in pink? It's hard to read. We know you're intending sarcasm, add an emoticon if you think there's going to be any doubt about your intent.
The pink font is nice and bright on my monitor. I like it. I think it should be the site default color. ;-)
 
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