Six Killed in Orlando Workplace Shooting

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  1. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    Five people were killed in a workplace shooting at an Orlando, FL maker of RV accessories. The gunman, a disgruntled former employee turned the gun on himself.

    I'm waiting for London Mayor Sadiq Khan to go on Twitter and blame Donald Trump's obsequious ass-kissing of the US gun industry and the NRA for this needless tragedy, before offering belated and grudging condolences to the victims. Yeah, right....

    And that's what Americans don't get. The British cops are concerned about a core group of about 11,000 radical Muslims in that country, about 3,000 of whom they are actively monitoring.

    Compare that to the task the US cops face. There are over 200,000,000 firearms in this country. Over 70 million gun owners. Most of whom give no outside sign of committing violence. Except that every few days one of them going on a rampage and mows down a half-dozen or more semi-random people.

    A suggestion to Donald Trump; and his ugly apparatus of right-wing hate sites: Clean up the mess in your own country, before you start lecturing the Brits on how to deal with their society. And stop using the (fortunately) rare occurrences of terrorism in Europe to justify your illegal, unconstitutional, and hate-filled nonsense.
     
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    How long did it take the police to get there and deal with it. Anything less than 8 minutes is a joke.
     
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    According to Trump and NRA, lack of gun control is supposed to prevent these mass killings?!
     
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    Not sure why you are bringing guns into this. The most recent terror attack in London was carried out with zero guns and they did far greater damage.
     
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    Pulse Nightclub shooting killed more than the Manchester bombing, as well as being harder to stop.
     
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    Wasn't that Muslim terror as well?
     
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    sure takes a long time if they are already there and run away.............

    glad the gunman is dead.
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    hard to defend yourself in a gun free zone.
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I think it was actually an anti-gay attack.
     
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    You are confusing two different event types.
    sad that you had to attach a "lecture" in this.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Don't you support only sensibly trained police having guns?
     
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    Fueled by.......?
     
  12. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    by a muslim extremist tormented by his father.
     
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    Wouldn't work in the US (sadly).
    Many areas in which the police/sheriff can take 15+ minutes to show up.
     
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    you can take on a guy armed with a knife using nothing more than pepper spray and a baton......
     
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    I'm not the one who is confused.

    I'm flying to London tomorrow. A couple of people asked me if I was worried about terrorism. To which I had to point out that I'm about a thousand time more likely to be killed by some random shooter in SE. Wisconsin than I am by an Islamic terrorist in London.
     
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    don't forget about France offering refugee status while you are there, have fun.
     
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    That's precisely why you're confused. You think that because the direct result is similar (people die by vile murder) that the evaluation, consequences, context, etc can be even put one next to the other.
     
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    Probably didn't matter they usually self terminate at the first sign of resistance.
     
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    That's not what you asked, and your statement above is just stupid.
     
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    How is this different ?

    1 whackjob trying to make some sort of statement before going out himself.

    Couldn't care less bout the statement or the specifics of the whackjob.
     
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    wish they met resistance far before they shot the first victim :(
     
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    It was a comment about people whining it took the UK police 8 minutes to kill the terrorists in London.
     
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    not much whining, more like being surprised cops that were there already ran away.............
     

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