Yet another mass shooting in US

#290

I understand. A mate of mine who moved to Germany is having terrible trouble.

The problem is if any intruder can be killed by a homeowner then how do we deal with domestics? Say I come home late and my wife shoots me dead claiming I was an intruder. That could be murder, couldn’t it?

Note to self: lock the gun locker.

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#291

Depends on the law. It would obviously get some red flags like why wouldn’t the wife know her husband is coming late. And I believe you need to tell the intruder to leave in some places or see the intruder has an intent to harm like having a gun themselves. An investigation would follow like all cases.

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#292

This is pretty much the law in most countries now.

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#293

U.S. DEA two weeks ago on website said 72,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2017, about 200 per day, or four times the number in 1999 and up 15% from 2016.

In 2017, 40,000 died in traffic accidents,
15-17,000 were fatally shot.

It’s all relative.

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#294

True.

It’s also true that the mere fact that drug overdoses happen X times often than shootings doesn’t necessarily mean you should be X times more worried – in terms of your own personal safety – about drugs than about guns. If you don’t do drugs, what are the odds of some psychopath or careless person intentionally or accidentally giving you an overdose?

Drugs vs. guns is a bit like drinking vs. smoking. Both can cause harm to other people than just the user, but they cause harm in different ways, and different avoidance and mitigation strategies are called for.

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#295

True, dat, too.
Most people live lives thinking they’ll die peacefully in their sleep after 95 years old.
Death is never that simple and easy for most of us. Getting cancer at any age, children included, sucks just as bad.

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#296

It’s not really the fear of someone randomly giving you free drugs injecting you. Many people would probably know someone close to them that became addicted at this point. Heroin is so cheap and potent. And it’s flooding the streets like I’ve never seen back in 2014 in my last year of school. In 2010 in a college town, almost no heroin. Plenty of party drugs and weed sure. Most opiates were prescription. 2014 heroin is everywhere in college.

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#297

https://www.google.com.tw/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/world/knife-crime-epidemic-sweeping-across-the-uk-sees-no-end-in-sight.amp

39,000+ knifings. That’s a lot. When will knife registration begin in UK?

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#298

Add acid attacks to the list, moped gangs robbing people, rapes. I’ve not heard good things about London lately.

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#299

fear not, the brit police is working hard against this kind of violent act:

will criminals ever recover?

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#300

Easy answer, when it only takes the index finger to kill a great number of people with a knife. You know, the knife technology hasn’t been developed for quite some time.
Actually, it’s a shame!

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#301

Exactly.

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#302

And another one!

‘Chicago hospital shooting: A young cop, doctor, pharmacy resident and the gunman all die in Mercy Hospital attack’

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#303

I believe that by current year Chicago standards 4 murders in a day is actually below average.

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#304

Exactly. This is like a surplus of still alive people. The only reason it made the news is because it fits the agenda of the people who want to take away legal guns.

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#305

Yup, not newsworthy. Just another shootout at a hospital. Doctor and pharmacy student caught in crossfire probably. Womp-womp.

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#306

Grey’s Anatomy season 6 finale realness.

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#307

Likely not, but yikes

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#308

^Problem glasses detected.

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#309

She was only 18 years old? Does anyone else feel her photos make her look much older than 18?

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