High school shooting north of Miami, shooter still at large

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Rogifan, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Rogifan, Feb 14, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018

    Rogifan macrumors Core

    Rogifan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    #1
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, north of Miami. I heard on CNN that at least 20 are injured. Not sure if any dead. Shooter still at large.
     
  2. VulchR macrumors 68020

    VulchR

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Location:
    Scotland
    #2
    Just saw a news flash on the BBC. I just hope that everybody survives this. :(
     
  3. lostngone, Feb 14, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018

    lostngone macrumors 65816

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #3
    Insured???? Insured Safe? Insured with Geico?
     
  4. VulchR macrumors 68020

    VulchR

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Location:
    Scotland
    #4
    The situation is perhaps a little too serious to worry too much about spelling.

    In Scotland there was one school shooting and then there was legislation banning handguns and regulating heavily weapons used for hunting. The police here still do not routinely carry guns because there is no need. Funnily enough, a dictatorship hasn't arisen from the central government, the Russians haven't invaded, and people still hunt and shoot. Priorities.
     
  5. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

    Rogifan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    #5
    Apparently the active shooter was a troubled kid. Oh boy.
     
  6. 0007776 Suspended

    0007776

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Location:
    Somewhere
    #6
    It’s the US, it’s not very serious. We don’t care about shootings like this anymore. Unless you’re a gun dealer then you make sure you are well stocked on the gun that the shooter used as it makes great advertising.
     
  7. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #7
    That's so sad but so true.
     
  8. lostngone macrumors 65816

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #8
    Maybe my statement was in poor taste, sorry.

    However the U.S. is not Scotland, our Police do carry guns, history does repeat itself and we have the Right to own/carry firearms.

    I don't have any information on this shooting but it is a safe bet that the firearm was was on campus/in the school illegally and discharge of a firearm as well as shooting at people/killing people is already illegal. Clearly more words on paper and on signs is going to fix to all of this.
     
  9. VulchR macrumors 68020

    VulchR

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Location:
    Scotland
    #9
    Awful news. Sometimes I wonder if anybody wants to live in peace any more.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 14, 2018 ---
    Priorities.
     
  10. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

    Rogifan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    #10
    Of course people care about it. They just have different opinions on what to do about it. It’s easy to say ban guns. But the gun didn’t fire itself. And if someone wants to cause mayhem or inflict harm they will find a way to do it.
     
  11. iLunar macrumors 6502

    iLunar

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    #11
    Is the shooter brown or muslim? If not, Trumpsters won't care and just chalk up as another day in America. I'm sure Sean Hannity has some editing to do about secret sperm paintings.

    That said, another horrific shooting in the US. It's a disgrace. And very sad.
     
  12. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    #12
    Here in the US we don’t let fear of guns control us. Hence, home of the brave part.
     
  13. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

    Rogifan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    #13
    Senator Bill Nelson was on Fox News and apparently said many people have been killed. Ugh.
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #14
    And if Trump didn’t have the nuclear football he’d find another way to destroy the world.
     
  15. samcraig macrumors P6

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    #15
    More thoughts and prayers - but no actions - from POTUS and Congress.
     
  16. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #16
    He's working on it.
    ;)
     
  17. bigjnyc macrumors 603

    bigjnyc

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    #18
    POTUS will only care if the shooter is a child of immigrants and he can push his agenda. caucasian/american kid will get no reaction. business as usual
     
  18. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

    Rogifan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    #19
    What action? Banning guns?
     
  19. BaldiMac macrumors 604

    BaldiMac

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    #20
    Any plan whatsoever to significantly reduce the number of mass shootings that we experience every year.
     
  20. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

    Rogifan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    #21
    I ask again, banning guns?
     
  21. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

    Vanilla Ice

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #22
    Even if the government kills the 2A, strips guns of any sorts, America will still have shootings. There are way too many on the streets that are not known or registered. Nothing is going to stop a mad man from doing harm. Gun or no gun. Unfortunately we have to accept this.
     
  22. BMcCoy macrumors 68000

    BMcCoy

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    #23
    If only there was some way of amending the constitution...

    We could call it.. I don’t know... an “amendment”..?

    Ah, what I am saying, century-old context laws are more important than anything. Even kids.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 14, 2018 ---
    You’re right. Gun control won’t completely stop American kids being killed. Just less kids killed.
    So why bother? Fifty kids dead. Two hundred kids. It’s all the same, so why bother.
     
  23. samcraig macrumors P6

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    #24
    Sorry what? We have to accept school shootings (for example) and just sit and do nothing? You can't possibly believe that.
     
  24. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

    Vanilla Ice

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #25
    What’s your fix? Let’s start there. Make me change my mind that what you spill to me will solve mass shooting.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 14, 2018 ---
    Gun control. Interesting. Then tell me what will work?
     

Share This Page

865 February 14, 2018