Reporter and Cameraman shot by tormented ex-colleague

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Slumberjack wrote:

Yes, i was being genuine with that question.  Mass shootings are no longer the rarity they once were.  They're quite commonplace in fact, and more often than not the target settings are where young people congregate, such as schools, theatres, or symbols like churches, courthouses, and media.  The trend vividly suggests that individuals who are so inclined seem determined to inflict as much harm as they can upon society itself.  Certainly we have seen more than enough examples, from one person or another of varying backgrounds, to suspect that society itself is responsible for spreading this type of contagion.  But while societies tend to create the conditions that give rise to events where the Blooms lash out in final acts of confused desperation, in my opinion it still remains the right of individuals and communities to provide for their own defence, whether that takes the form of armed guards or armed kindergarten teachers.  The problem in that event though, which no contingency plan can adequately address, is when the security guards and the kindergarten teachers are launched into a Bloomesque rage of their own.  In a society that turns out so few winners and plenty of losers, such as the capitalist ones where failure is common and violence gets worshipped like it does, you would need to employ guards to protect the innocents against their co-worker guards who crack under the strain of everyday life, and so on.

 

Agreed.  There seems to be a theme of people wanting to do as much harm as they can with as much publicity as possible. In this latest case he wantes to make a statement by putting it on facebook. I'm actually surprised it hasn't happened more.

People use the UK as an example of a country that's largely banned guns.  I'm reading violent crime in the UK has been on the rise and there is a knife attack every 4 minutes.

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People use the UK as an example of a country that's largely banned guns.  I'm reading violent crime in the UK has been on the rise and there is a knife attack every 4 minutes.

Bad example. The Brits love fist fighting and brawling,it's nothing new. Ever hear of 'hooligans' ?

The UK is Hooligan Island.