Loud pipes scare lives ........

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  1. LordVic macrumors 603

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    When as society, the default reaction to a loud noise is to automatically assume gunshots, you may have a problem with pervasive gun violence.
     
  2. dannyyankou macrumors G3

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    Yep. I head some firecrackers in my backyard a couple days ago and my first thought was gunshots.
     
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    When large, popular areas are shot up and more than 60 are killed & critically wounded in a relatively short period of time, I'm not taking a chance it's just a vehicle backfiring.
     
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    Well you Video is not available anymore! Time to fix!:eek:
     
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    Well, this sucks then if you own an exotic sports car or a tuner, since it is a regular feature.

    https://jalopnik.com/what-its-really-like-to-daily-drive-a-modern-supercar-1836132774
    When I used to ride, one of the first things you would hear from riders is what kind of "cans" or pipe/exhaust they were putting on. The louder the better for some.

    That's going to make for some very nervous populace in places.
     
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    Aside from being a tourist trap, another good reason not to go to Times Square. ;)
     
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    I miss the Times Square of old, with the magazine stalls filled with porno mags, the strip clubs, two really great arcades, and my favorite... a literal mom & pop Kung Fu movie video store run by an older Chinese couple. They rocked!

    Now Times Square is a well lit outdoor mall with a whole lot of police on every corner.
     
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    I really miss the old Times Square. I would go see a double-header in a rundown theatre with my twin during the summer. I remember once on our way home being approached by a guy enthusiastic about seeing twins. "Hey, the Disco Twins! Y'all want some smoke?!"

    Ah, the good ol' days.
     
  10. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

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    I truly regret not seeing the New Years ball drop back in those days. It was like an anything goes Mardi Gras. Now it's nothing but tourists standing behind police barriers, not allow to roam freely, and can't bring any type of bag.
     
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    Ooooh! But it was sooooooooo cold!!! :eek: You brought someone else just to make sure there was another body to keep warm with. :D

    That and trying to get a subway at Penn Station at the time, was a nightmare.

    Yeah, I loved it.
     
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    I tried the ball drop thing in 1987. We decided it wasn't worth the wait in the cold with all those strangers. Definitely wouldn't do it now with my old bladder behind police barriers.
     
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    When I go visit family where I grew up, if I hear loud noises that sound like gunshots, I just assume they’re gunshots. Because they are. Neighbors citing their scopes, target practice, trying out a new purchase, hunting, etc. Also of note, I can’t think of any recent or distant instances of someone being killed by guns in that area, either intentionally or accidentally, because proper respect of guns and how to safely handle them was also included in the process of growing up. Not sure about that whole “pervasive gun violence” just because guns exist.

    The sanitation of existence and efforts to make everything more PC ruins everything it touches.
     
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    There were two shooting with dozens killed and critically injured in a span of 13 hours. That's pervasive gun violence with existing guns being used violently.
     
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    When I first arrived in the UK I was walking home at night after a very, very long day in the lab, and I heard what sounded like machine gun fire and definitely the sound of a mortar and small explosions. We were near an RAF base so I admit my panic alarm went into overdrive for about 5 seconds. Then I realised it was the 5 of November*. :oops:

    *For those of you who don't know, 5 November in UK is Guy Fawkes night, where the people in GB (not so sure about NI) celebrate the arrest of Guy Fawkes with fireworks and bonfires, since he tried to blow up Parliament in 1605. They still burn him in effigy every year on 5 November. Talk about spite....
     
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    The first thing I would be thinking is why is someone in my backyard :) ?
     
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    Oh I meant I was in my backyard when I heard it, the firecrackers weren't set off in my backyard.
     
  18. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    You’re citing two specific shootings in a day. I’ll even cede you the various other shootings in that same 13 hour period you’re not discussing. Now out of that number, how many number of potential guns in the US were not used to kill people? Expand that to a year. What is that raw number, and then percentage of the available guns and also available gun owners that were not involved in any shooting?

    Now give me the same statistics for other types of murders. Car deaths. Medical malpractice. Non-firearm suicide. Basically, rather than to argue on the anecdotal, argue your case based upon the actual contextual numbers.
     
  19. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

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    That's equivalent to saying .................We shouldn't crackdown on pharma, doctors, and street dealers when it comes to opioids, cause most people prescribed on pain meds don't get addicted. See, that's not such good logic after all.
     
  20. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I actually don’t think we should. I’d rather not have a government acting as a nanny, telling us what medicine we can or can’t take. I’d support the idea of opioids being freely available on the shelf at your common pharmacy, no prescription needed.
     
  21. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

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    So you think everything should be on the shelf?
     
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    is it not safer than going through a back alley to get them from an unlicensed dealer? :p
     
  23. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's not safe at all for those that are addicted. ;)
     

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