Day, Another U.S. Mass Shooting
By Moon Of
the music. You know uncle Stephen goes berserk
when one disturbs his sleep." /snark
- One Stephen Paddock rented a room on the 32nd
floor of a Las Vegas hotel. Over three days, he
brought some ten guns into it. The room was chosen
to overlook the space of on upcoming open air
Paddock waited for the concert to start and then
fired his automatic weapons into the crowd. At least
fifty-eight people died and some 400 were wounded.
The murderer later killed himself.
portrait as a
reclusive, well-off retiree and is thought to be a
professional gambler. There is no hint yet of the
mans motive. He is white and has a Christian name.
Thus, according to U.S. standards, his killing spree
was not terrorism.
of Nevada allows about anyone to buy and own
automatic rifles. With these one can fire off a full
30 round magazine within a few seconds. The use of
such machine guns leave the victims in an attack
like this no time to escape. With a bit of training
a change of magazines takes less than five seconds.
The man must have had more than a thousand rounds to
cause such a number of casualties.
statistics paint a
horrible picture of gun violence in the U.S. There
is now one mass shooting, with more than four
victims, per day:
months of 2017:
-11,572 gun deaths
-23,365 gun injuries
-271 mass shootings
-1,508 unintentional shootings
-2,971 kids/teens shot
‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where
This Regularly Happens
. It was the
fifths time in the
last three years that the Onion used the same
headline and story. They only switched the photo,
the name of the city and the body count.
lobby will again say, "Let's not politicize this
tragedy by talking gun control."
wait a few months, at which time there will be
another mass shooting.
gun massacre is an advertisement for guns. The
stocks of gun manufacturers
casino stocks fell.
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Moon Of Alabama
Nevada Senator voted against
limits on magazine size, assault weapons, background
When Will Politicians Start
Offering More Than Their 'Thoughts and Prayers'?:
There have been 11,572 gun deaths on U.S.
soil in 9 months.