Page 166 of 167 FirstFirst ... 66116156164165166167 LastLast
Results 2,476 to 2,490 of 2491
  1. #2476
    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA (formerly Brisbane, and before that Wellington, NZ)
    Posts
    21,235
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Enforced 'red flag' laws would have stopped him.
    Sure, but make sure that there is constitutional protection and due process.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

  2. #2477
    CC FIDE Master littlesprout85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Beyond da Abyss
    Posts
    924
    Geezy..... all these wacka moles right wingers just using excuse after excuse up in here to legitimize da use of guns in da USA . . . . ..

    Get it Right Mr.Byrom, you posting up in here dat Texas is an gun-free zone...... Texas is Not a Gun Free Zone...... da Republic State of Texas is totally an armed up state Ever Since Da Libby Cafe Mass Shooting in Texas caused then Republican Governor Bush Jr. To Go on a gun tooting law passing crusade in which da State of Texas Passed laws that Allow anyone that doesnt have a felony criminal record over da age of 21 to conceal a cannon in their pants or purse anywhere at anytime except public schools n gov buildings like da Texas Courts. These republican laws in da State of Texas were passed in hopes to discourage anyone to attempt such non sense in da future in their Great State. They da Republicans of Texas thinks that if everyone is concealing a cannon in there pants Then nobody will be foolish enough to even try any BS Mass Shooting in da future in da Great Republican State of Texas.This right wing concept sprout has dis-proven time n time again up in this thread....

    Da Texas Libby Cafe Mass Shooting where a lone gun man stormed da Libbys Cafe with his big arse truck rammed right thru da Cafe n then got out n starting firing ems gun at everyone inside killing over 26 ppl. What was n is still being covered up by da Republicans of Texas n everywhere is that This Libbys Cafe Mass Shooting there was over 3 ppl inside whom all had hand guns & never shot da gunman at all or even attempted to shoot da crazy guy. Nope Not at all. That Libby Cafe Texas Mass Shooting happened over 30 yrs ago....

    Recently Republican Texas Governor Abbot spear headed a drive to pass even more stupid republican gun laws in his Republican State of Texas which allows da use n sales of high capacity ammo clips etc.

    Mr.Byrom is wrong once again when he posted up that da School had a armed security guard at da time of da recent school mass shooting down in Texas... there wasn't any armed guard at da time of da mass shooting for da armed guard went out on a drive to god knows where when he heard a crash outside da school n went to investigate n drove right passed da armed to da teeth mad man walking towards da school(16 is da age of adult hood in Texas n 18 is when anyone without a felony criminal history can purchase a gun or long gun in da State of Texas) whom walked into da back door of said Texas School Mass Shooting recently. Probably da So Called armed guard probably was fleeing for ems life instead of confronting da armed mad man outside da school........

    Lets see here.... Again Mr.Byrom is Wrong When it comes to fire arms "are da Leading Cause of Death for children in da USA "...This is a Leftist False truth that is now being reported on all news media outlets in da USA... These Leftist falsehoods Don't Take into mind da Corona19 pandemic which is killing children each n every day here stateside in which there is alot more children deaths in da USA then all da children dying from guns ever in da USA.......

    CapaBlanca-fan Republican Theory in which, If everyone was armed up to da teeth then they all could have stopped da School Mass Shooting that recently happened in da Great Republican State of Texas is totally wrong as da Sprout just pointed out in this posting earlier(Libby Cafe Mass shooting in Texas). There was 19 armed up police offices at da time of this recent Texas School Mass Shooting & they all didn't do Jack for over 80 mins except try n clear da rooms where da shooter wasn't in at that time n to contain da raging parents outside da school. These 19 trained up Armed Texas Law Enforcement Officers all waited until they had a armor plated swat team stack up n ready to go before entering n nullified da School Shooter threat.

    This gunman wasn't barricaded in just 1 classroom but 2 that were connected in between by a shared bathroom. These 2 classrooms at dat time had over 40 kids & 2 teachers held helpless of over 80 mins of horror by 1 lone gunman. If Capablanca theory is correct then why oh Why didn't any of da 19 trained n armed up police officers even try to Sniper da loner gunman thru da huge classroom windows whom was rooming freely in between da 2 class rooms for over 80 min straight :?

    -Sprout85
    Last edited by littlesprout85; 29-05-2022 at 10:00 PM.
    Every One will Catch da Corona19 Virus, May God Help Us All
    You just can't reason with da BA.2.12.1 type Corona19 Virus...... IT DON'T CARE !!!1

    Just trying to stay Positive in this New Bizarro World -Sprout85

  3. #2478
    CC Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    7,976
    Um, I didn't say that Texas was a gun-free zone - which it obviously isn't! But people are not allowed to bring guns to Trump's speech to the NRA:
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    ... Ironically, Trump's speech to the NRA in Texas is a gun-free zone. The Secret Service isn't relying on 'concealed carry' to protect the former President.
    And the school did employ an armed security guard. I'm not sure it has been established exactly what he was doing during the massacre, but he obviously didn't stop the shooter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Firearms are now the leading cause of death for children in the USA! ...
    There are certainly a lot of reports saying this - for example, this one in the NEJM. I suspect it depends on how you count the deaths from the coronavirus. In any case, I think it's safe to say that firearms are definitely the largest injury-related cause of death in children.

    Finally, this must surely be the first time I've been described as a right-winger here I would hope it's fairly obvious from my many posts on the subject that I'm not on the same side of this debate as Capablanca-Fan.

  4. #2479
    CC Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    7,976
    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    ... I don't want America to be like Victoria where people are disarmed and thuggish Polizei beat protesters and arrest pregnant women in their home for Facebook posts.
    Which never happens in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Of course! But we don't confiscate cars from sober drivers every time a drunk driver kills someone.
    Car drivers are required to be trained and have a licence.

  5. #2480
    CC Grandmaster Ian Murray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,779
    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    The police in this case, and too many others, stood by for way too long. We just can't trust them to protect us. So schools instead should have armed officers, and plenty of retired vets would be glad of the work. Any teacher who wants to conceal-carry should be allowed to. Plus: replace "Gun-free zone" signs with signs saying "Anyone who tries to harm our children will be met with armed force."
    The reality is that police/rent-a-cops/ex-vets with hand guns, let alone teachers, are seriously outgunned, in range, accuracy and rate of fire, by a shooter with an AR15 replica (a semi-automatic version is much more accurate than fully automatic). That reality was demonstrated by the reluctance of a 19-1 numerically-superior police presence to storm the classroom, opting instead to wait for a SWAT team.

  6. #2481
    CC International Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,720
    The shooter in the case did not even pay for the guns. He got them under a buy now pay later scheme. What a joke.

  7. #2482
    CC FIDE Master littlesprout85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Beyond da Abyss
    Posts
    924
    lets see here..... Mr.Byrom has gone n edited ems post & extracted his quote in which he stated that Texas is a gun free zone n extracted da statement before trying to correct ems position in posting#2478. Probably was an error to begin with by Mr.Byrom so da Sprout will give him a break.

    Sprout totally didn't say that Mr.Byrom was in da same camp or league as Capablanca-fan on this topic. Capablanca-fan leans towards da right when it comes to freedom of gun rights in da states. Where as Mr. Byrom is leaning towards da left on gun rights in da states or da exact opposite view of Capablanca-fan on this topic.

    Mr.Byrom asked if da Texas Mass School Shooter had any body armor during da assault up in post#2472 :? Da Texas Mass School Shooter didn't have any armor but did wear some tactical gear in which he stored a lot of max capacity clips of ammo to inflict da most carnage to da public at large.......

    Yes is da answer to Mr.Byrom post#2478 that there was an armed guard present at this recent Texas Sschool Mass Shooting. Sprout pointed out up in post#2477 in as da guard heard da Shooter outside crash his grandfathers stolen truck into a ditch n got into his own transportation n went to investigate da noise. Da Armed Guard actually drove right passed da wreak truck & da gunman walking straight towards da school shooting his AR-15 at da school What Did this paid so called armed guard do :? Oh He Just Kept on driving to only God Knows Where :? This Armed guard never even confronted da shooter outside or inside da school that was being stormed at that specific point in time but instead choose to keep right on driving .

    Murrays is trying to point out in post#2480 that even if da school teachers at dat time had a concealed gun in their purses or in their desk that wouldn't really help due to da being out gunned in range and accuracy & rate of fire.... da AR-15 da shooter had wasn't a semi automatic or fully automatic rifle at da time of da Shooting. So if da armed guard or if a teacher had a hand gun confronted him inside da school/classrooms da advantage would swing in favor of da armed guard/ teacher scenario, cause in short range situations da weapon of choice be da handgun instead of a long gun & da rate of fire would be equalized. Whomever can squeeze their triggers faster wins. Also if da teachers in da two classrooms had con-celled handguns in their desk or purses da outcome might have been totally different.... Instead of 2 teacher killed we might have had 2 teachers alive n kicking telling da tale of we shocked da gunman by our con-celled guns especially when there was a bathroom shared by da 2 classrooms or a go between da 2 rooms !

    Sprout85 =)
    Last edited by littlesprout85; 29-05-2022 at 11:23 PM.
    Every One will Catch da Corona19 Virus, May God Help Us All
    You just can't reason with da BA.2.12.1 type Corona19 Virus...... IT DON'T CARE !!!1

    Just trying to stay Positive in this New Bizarro World -Sprout85

  8. #2483
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    54
    https://www.facebook.com/Voters4Equa...29861/?__cft__[0]=AZXw9Waw48K42-MHX0Pfmo3LkTfepIR7vJvgfqugi2uGAMGnSE6FPVGFFAe3yK1E AioEUwt6iornvwaW7Pw3HYw0QM_sn9yCF1RvCrQJ9LbGUJ_nIJ NvTqIU1z4HnovjrrqdqcwmmY86S8NVi4k1jFknzNhNvoR0kAQQ gJWn3wzzrW45BuHw6qanWrUPNQk6MAQ&__tn__=EH-y-R

  9. #2484
    CC Grandmaster Ian Murray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,779
    I read a post somewhere (how close to the truth I don't know) that at the time of the assault weapon ban in 1995 there were 400,000 AR15s in civilian hands in the US, and there are now 20 million. Realistically no buy-back scheme or whatever will ever disarm the country.

    So IMO the aim should be to keep this weapon of choice out of the hands of potential mass shooters - the loner weirdos. Although fiercely opposed by the NRA, there should be a mandatory cooling-off period and mental health background check before every sale. There need to be alert systems on social media and development of a culture to report early warnings of gun violence, in conjunction with red flag laws.

    Any other preventive measures welcome. The lives of schoolkids outweigh any inconvenience to the law-abiding population.

  10. #2485
    CC FIDE Master littlesprout85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Beyond da Abyss
    Posts
    924
    We now have another person that has passed away due directly linked to da Texas School Mass Shooting...... One of da Teachers Husbands outta da 2 that were killed inside da Texas Schools 2 classrooms has passed away due to a heart attack.... The Husband passed away 3 days after da Texas School Mass Shooting... His Children are claiming that their father died of a Broken Heart after being married for 35 yrs........Sprouty just can't image how his children can cope with loosing both their parents due to one crazed gunman one directly killed by da gunman n da other passing away from a broken heart.

    just so sad living in da USA not knowing if you or your spouse or your children will make it back home after going to work & school each day, all due to too many guns in da states.........

    Little known fact here stateside that da Sprout would like to point out. There is 3 guns in circulation stateside for every US citizen alive. . . SHAME !!!! How Armed up does 1 country need to be in order for its citizens to feel safe in their own homes n out on da streets. Let there be no Shading da truth anymore here stateside. lets place da blame right on da us gun manufacturers n sue da crud outta these us companies for this destruction to da free society....Darn SHAME !!!

    Just Look at da NRA 2022 Nation Convention down in Texas going on right now where da Former Prez is pushing for more looser gun laws.....Look at Republican Sen.Ted Cruz standing right along w da Giant Head like they are da biggest deal since this country was born way back in 1776............Oh Just Look at da NRA selling even more guns than ever before outta fear that da Democrats in power including da current Prez will take all they're stupid guns down in Texas right this minute............SHAME !!!

    -Sprout85
    Last edited by littlesprout85; 30-05-2022 at 12:31 PM.
    Every One will Catch da Corona19 Virus, May God Help Us All
    You just can't reason with da BA.2.12.1 type Corona19 Virus...... IT DON'T CARE !!!1

    Just trying to stay Positive in this New Bizarro World -Sprout85

  11. #2486
    CC Grandmaster Ian Murray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,779
    Uvalde Police Didn’t Move to Save Lives Because That’s Not What Police Do

    ... Those who have dismissed calls to defund the police as too radical ought to question their own convictions about policing. It should not take an event so devastating — with police behavior so counter to the task of saving lives — to break the spell of policing mythology.

    https://twitter.com/VAKruta/status/1529977770931113987

  12. #2487
    CC Grandmaster Ian Murray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,779
    We All Know Mass Killers Love the AR-15. Now Meet Their Favorite Bullet

    ... The damage was so severe that agonized parents had to give DNA samples to identify their children. This horrific process would take hours and already hint at the baffling reality that the teenage gunman legally obtained not only a military-style weapon, but one of the most destructive forms of ammunition as well.

    ... The use of expanding rounds on the battlefield is a war crime. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court bars their use, and they are prohibited by a declaration of the Hague Convention (the U.S. never ratified the latter). According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, expanding ammunition causes “unnecessary suffering.” When Israel reportedly employed a version of these bullets in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian protesters had to have their legs amputated after being hit by a single bullet.

    ... the 18-year-old gunman in Uvalde, purchased 375 expanding rounds. In 2019, a 21-year-old gunman in El Paso, Texas, bought 1,000 of the same type of bullets for his Walmart rampage. The 20-year-old gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting managed to stockpile 1,700 of various rounds, including hollow points. None of these mass purchases raised any flags.

    ... As the Center for American Progress previously suggested in 2019, after numerous mass shootings that year, the use of hollow points — as well as any other novel ammunition — could be controlled through background checks, seller licensing, age limits, and bulk-sale reporting.

    It would be a tiny step toward addressing the mass killings, but it would be more than what was done after the previous 26 school shootings this year so far.

  13. #2488

  14. #2489
    CC FIDE Master littlesprout85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Beyond da Abyss
    Posts
    924
    So . . . . .Lets take a look at whats happening with Arizona on this topic of School Mass Shootings & its gun laws n school procedures as well as other gear used in active shooter situations.....

    School Mass Shootings won't really be that big of an issue for Arizona Schools due to da liberal gun laws combined with da school hardening tactics put in place by da Great Republican State of Arizona along with da gear used by law enforcement in this state...........

    Here are just a few of Arizona gun laws that protect da Arizona School Districts statewide..... 1) In Arizona, school teachers can carry con-celled guns into their classrooms in their pants,purses or locked in da teachers desk if they have had proper gun training classes in order to protect their kids ........ 2) Parents are allowed to carry con-celled guns in their pants n purses n cars in all Arizona School Parking Lots when they pick up n dropping off their kids, just as long as they aren't in da school buildings themselves ....... 3) Parents are allowed to openly carry guns on their bodies as well as in their cars in Arizona School Parking Lots when they are picking up n dropping off their kids just as long as da parents aren't in da school buildings themselves.........

    Here are a few Arizona School Districts Procedures when it comes to an active shooter situations...... 1) Each n every school in Arizona Practices school lock downs each month that they are in session............. 2) whenever there is a active shooting within 3 miles of a Arizona school/Preschool/Day Care Centers that school goes into lock down mode 3) when a school goes into lock down mode da local police sends a squad car to that school specifically just in case da shooting in da hood gets outta hand n heads towards da school in lock down mode 3) most schools in Arizona have armed campus off duty police officers moon lighting to pick up extra bucks...............

    Here are just a few Arizona policing measures n gear to ensure da Arizona Citizens that shootings in da Hood won't be getting outta hand........... 1) Arizona Police Statewide are now using Police Drones to get a better view of da shooting situation along with keeping their officers outta harms way as much as possible 2) Arizona Police also use their Police Drones to distract da shooter until da threat is neutralized 3) All Arizona Police Departments have Ballistic Shields as well as their own Swat Teams to handle any shooter situation within minutes da threat arises..... 4) In Arizona,most major big cities Police Departments now have Armored Motorized RC Armed Robots that can be used to null in void any active shooter or shooters 5) These armed to da teeth Motorized RC Robots can be easily used to breech any barricade by da use of a breaching charge dat da Robot can place onto da door etc .......... Knock ! Knock !! ROBO COP is Here !!!

    -Sprout85 =)
    Last edited by littlesprout85; 31-05-2022 at 08:51 PM.
    Every One will Catch da Corona19 Virus, May God Help Us All
    You just can't reason with da BA.2.12.1 type Corona19 Virus...... IT DON'T CARE !!!1

    Just trying to stay Positive in this New Bizarro World -Sprout85

  15. #2490
    CC Grandmaster Desmond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    The island
    Posts
    14,516
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 2 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 2 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Melbourne Chess Club Calendar 2007
    By Bereaved in forum Completed Tournaments
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-01-2007, 05:08 PM
  2. Melbourne Chess Club Calendar for 2006
    By Bereaved in forum Completed Tournaments
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 30-07-2006, 10:08 PM
  3. Minimum time control for standard rating
    By Rincewind in forum Australian Chess
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 24-04-2004, 10:22 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •