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Gunman who wounded at least 6 Philadelphia police officers in custody

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Sad, but expected from serving a drug warrant. This is not a gun issue but more of a criminal action resulting from drugs not guns...The media is wrong in calling this an active shooter. This situation is clearly tied to a drug related matter not active shooter. Glad that the police officers were not seriously hurt.

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criminal action resulting from drugs not guns

A CRIMINAL WITH a GUN.

Was it got legally? Stolen from another gun owner? From a store? From the military?

The more guns in circulation, the more guns criminals have and the more crimes committed by criminals with guns.

Will the circle be unbroken? Fat chance with the US having such powerful gun lobbies and so many politicians backing them.

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If only the police were armed none of this would have ever happened......oh wait

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Normally it's the cops killing people.

Another day in America.

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If the standoff lasts much longer the SWAT team will withdraw, they will call in a B-52 strike and level the entire city block. That's the tried-and-true American way of dealing with 2nd Amendment aberrations.

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To the NRA wing.

In both "gone-postal" and sane shootings, a gun is the common factor.

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Maybe if the place was a gun-free zone, white supremacists wouldn't be shooting cops.

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Market tanking, multiple global hotspots, rising income inequality, and rampant gun violence in America. Which part of this is supposed to make you believe that America is “great again”?

Lost in all the narrative on gun violence is that every single day our Police Officers are placed in great danger of being killed responding to gun violence. There are Police Officers today that may not be coming home tonight to their family.

Yet, Republicans believe it is more important to protect the BS rights of weekend Rambos than the lives of our Law Enforcement Officers. Disgraceful cannot adequately described these Republicans.

Metal and plastic are worth more than the lives of our Police. Disgraceful, indecent, and an abomination.

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So Much for American Justice. I'll take Japan's system anyday.

Mass shootings have little to do with the justice system. Japan's "justice" system is so full of holes that it resembles Swiss cheese.

The west is a warzone. Maybe the west should learn from Japan.

Learn things such as constructing quality buildings? How to not question authority? How to not critically think?

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As a sojourner amongst what many describe as the "deadliest animal on Earth", this time in history sees the least display of personal weaponry in Western social life than at any time in the past, but the Human of the past still lives today, no? This story just describes a poorly organised attack upon a person for whom they had no respect and soon learned that such arrogance can have blowback. 9mm, 7.62mm, and/or .45 blowback in crescendo, just what a large burly crowd in a small hallway need. Anyone ever seen "Keystone Kops" movies? There was a time in America when you could ridicule police even in popular comedic shorts (films, features, 1920s). And that's what it must have looked like when holes started to appear in the walls and Kevlar met skin with a punch like horsekick... I hope they had body cameras! Look, no one was killed as of this story. The shooter's Meth is going to run out and then he'll either come out unarmed or do what he has wanted to do for a long time, come out waving and pointing an (empty) gun at the police. If he wasn't being made insane by a substance, he may have just had all he needed of our current society and, hearing 10+ heavily armored hippos in combat boots trying to be quiet in a small hallway outside his door, he made a choice. The consistency of that choice will be determined by how he comes out. If he comes out without the gun, his prison cred is going to be significant...

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The west is a warzone. Maybe the west should learn from Japan.

Learn things such as constructing quality buildings? How to not question authority? How to not critically think?

No, learn such things as limiting gun ownership to shotguns and small-magazine hunting rifles; tight restrictions on purchases of ammunition ("bullet control"); robust enforcement of existing laws regarding storage, transport and use of guns; and crackdowns on criminal gangs, who are the greatest violators of the gun laws. Which is why only 7 firearms homicides were reported in Japan in 2018.

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So let me get this straight.... the holy, etched-in-stone second amendment guarantees the average citizen the right to be armed to the teeth to protect himself from the tyranny of the govmint, isn't that how it goes?

By that logic, the 'at least one gunman' was totally within his rights to protect himself and his property from the arm of the govmint (the police) that attempted to restrict his domestic freedum as a Merkan siddizun, is that the way faithful supporters of the Second and of the NRA see this incident? Of course they are 110% behind the gunman, and think the police should just back off?

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American democracy at work!

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"I'm a little angry about someone having all that weaponry and all that firepower, but we'll get to that another day," 

Oh, come on! We all know he could have done the same thing with a toaster oven and intent! Or with a water noodle. Guns have nothing to do with gun deaths, or this happening DAILY in the US.

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[ahem]

Ban automatic weapons.

Ban them. Now.

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As it turns out, the Philly perp has a long rap sheet of gun violence. So, how did all those gun laws that are already on the books that prohibit possession of firearms by felons work out in this incident?

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A black guy shoots 6 cops. This fits the definition of a mass shooting; but something tells me it will not be reported as such; furthermore, if we hear anything more at all, we will hear how Trump's racism forced this guy to sell drugs and then subsequently shoot the cops trying to serve a narcotics warrant.

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Thoughts and prayers.

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By that logic, the 'at least one gunman' was totally within his rights to protect himself and his property from the arm of the govmint (the police) that attempted to restrict his domestic freedum as a Merkan siddizun, is that the way faithful supporters of the Second and of the NRA see this incident? Of course they are 110% behind the gunman, and think the police should just back off?

Good ol' British humor. He was not in his right; he's a career criminal who forfeited his 2nd amendment right a long time ago. If anything, this shows that in spite of gun laws, criminals will still break the law. But instead of blaming and holding the criminal responsible, let's politicize this and blame and hold law abiding non-criminal citizens responsible. That always works out well.

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So, how did all those gun laws that are already on the books that prohibit possession of firearms by felons work out in this incident?

He can buy from a private party or a gun show. They make gun laws optional. Ready to change that? Nope.

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Silly Americans... with all the gun violence the best you can do is talk about background checks. I think it's time to pry those guns from cold, dead hands already.

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Not one sympathy for the 6 policemen wounded by the criminal (felon with history of drug dealing and illegally possessing firearm), yet don't hold the criminal responsible for his actions.

if we hear anything more at all, we will hear how Trump's racism forced this guy to sell drugs and then subsequently shoot the cops trying to serve a narcotics warrant.

That's right. The guy was also suppressed, oppressed, misunderstood and victim of his environment ....per the old liberal/ACLU rationale. In a few months he'll be out on the streets and doing what he does best.

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Another day another dollar, in the wild gunlover happytrigger Trumpland .. Third world !!..

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Market tanking,

Rebounding

multiple global hotspots, rising income inequality, and rampant gun violence in America. 

Income inequality we have always had and as bad as that gun violence was, Thank God for the cops to get everything under control.

Which part of this is supposed to make you believe that America is “great again”?

Mostly the part about not feeling guilty or apologetic for who we are and to have pride in what we have done over the last 100 years for life, freedom, economically and technologically, we are not perfect, but we have done more good despite of what liberals are trying to indoctrinate into your heads.

Lost in all the narrative on gun violence is that every single day our Police Officers are placed in great danger of being killed responding to gun violence. There are Police Officers today that may not be coming home tonight to their family.

I didn’t hear any liberals on the news condemning the people in the neighborhoods that were pushing and throwing things at the police officers, no condemnation.

Yet, Republicans believe it is more important to protect the BS rights of weekend Rambos than the lives of our Law Enforcement Officers. Disgraceful cannot adequately described these Republicans.

What?

Metal and plastic are worth more than the lives of our Police. Disgraceful, indecent, and an abomination.

Amazing! First liberals excoriate and vilify all law enforcement, CBP, ICE DOJ and generally the police and now all of a sudden they deeply care about them? I’m not buying that for a second. What a sad, sad joke.

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