Mass Shooting Madden Tourney...

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  1. PunkBillCarson

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    https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/madden-19-jacksonville-shooting/index.html

    Apparently, someone who lost a video game tourney lost his mind and came back with a gun and... well, you know.

    Guys, on a personal note, I've been critical of gun control in the past but my stance on that is changing with this. I don't know why it took until now to actually give gun control the time of day and thought that it needs, but this is just sick. This is sick and twisted and SOMETHING has to be done.
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    I agree. They should really think about making murder illegal to discourage this type of behavior in any form. Be it guns, knives, or rental trucks. I look at the track record of making drugs illegal, which has basically solved that issue, and wonder why they haven’t applied that successful tactic to other behaviors.

    On a serious note, that is sad that someone takes video games, or really anything, so seriously that taking someone else’s life even crosses somebody’s mind. Shitty news indeed.
     
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    ^Not trying to be a dick, dude, but I feel like the first paragraph wasn't necessary.
     
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    Whew wee, we've made it through the full evolution of mass shooting/gun control debates in just two posts. That's gotta be a record.
     
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    Not to be callous about this, but I fully expect someone to lump video games as the cause of this as well. This really is a match made in heaven for those who want to use video games as an excuse for violence.
     
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    Hard not to be calloused, really.

    Side-note, kinda interesting the concentration of these 'type' of mass shooting events in Florida. Poor police/security?
     
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    It's not called the "Gunshine State" for no reason. :lol:

    You'd probably have to verify with Everytown, but I don't think Florida is especially bad in that regard.

    EDIT: Just looked it up, and Florida is up there. Hmm...
     
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    You're right. We should make murder legal, because as you've so thoroughly proven there with the drug example, prohibitive laws do nothing to discourage the activity.
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Do you refrain from committing murder because it’s illegal or because you’re a rational human with compassion for others? How many degenerative habits do you currently engage in, just waiting for someone else to tell you it’s now outlawed, so that you will finally be forced to stop?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Can we stop arming every irrational person who lacks compassion and engages in degenerative habits with $200 to blow?
     
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    So long NGD threads.
     
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    Currently not so much, but you know, Mondays, amirite?

    Anyways, now as a resident of Japan, I don't have to care too much about mass shootings, outside of my general compassion for victims of a foreign government incapable of protecting its citizens from its own policies. Here, you have to pass a mental health check to buy one. You're not given access to the full inventory of Counter-Strike as some sort of god-given right. Gun collection as a means of dick-measuring wannabe-heroism isn't allowed, and so I can enjoy life in a place that has single-digit annual gun-related death.

    If only there was some sort of moral to that story...
     
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    possumkiller Goose stepping in front of a mirror

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    It is. Florida is a shithole. I have 23 years experience of the douchebaggery of Floridians and the shitholiness of Florida. Trust me. That place is a cancer and needs to be cut out from under Alabama and Georgia and pushed off into the sea.

    I live in Poland now so I can actually live my life without worrying about some random nutcase hosing down the population with a machine gun. And I live within walking distance of a shooting range/gun club!
     
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    Put in 19 years before I had to get out. I feel your pain.
     
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    Not sure about killing people but I would legit punch at least one person the fuck out every day if it wasn't illegal.
     
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    Phew, I was afraid I might have to post. I'll save my effort for the next shooting, and enjoy another two weeks without having to comment on the pathetic state of gun control in this country and our seemingly total inability to do anything about it!
     
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    I think it will be more than two weeks - we haven't had a mass shooting thread for the last several mass shootings.

    Maybe we are becoming callous.
     
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    So maybe if we keep it up, eventually our callouses will be able to reflect bullets.
     
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