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Deadly TV shooting in U.S. becomes ghoulish Internet hit

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Only in America.

We all have the NRA and gun crazy *ssholes to thank for this.

And don't for a moment think the pins on needles trigger happy cops shooting people for brandeshing a spoon has nothing to do with this.

Gun nuts are insante, and destoying my country.,

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When will the media start calling it what it was: A hate crime. Oh I know, he's just a disgruntled employee, it had nothing to do with race....

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"...looked like a first-person shooter video game". This is an example of journalist's idiocy.

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Mr Flanagan filmed the shooting on his phone then took the time to upload the vid to his Facebook page. He then announced to the world, via twitter, that he killed those folks and posted the evidence online. All from his phone.

Within hours the video had gone viral and people that never heard of Vester Lee Flanagan knew all about him. Instant fame and notoriety, and the way he went about it clearly shows that that was his goal.

If Vester Lee didn't have a internet capable phone chances are those two young people would still be alive.

Ban the phones.

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Oh, wait, he'll claim insanity in court right? Once again, how on earth do "mentally ill" people get guns?

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Oh, wait, he'll claim insanity in court right?

He's dead.

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It very difficult to diagnose hate in a person to the degree this jerk displayed. This guy had real hate for the station and the camera man. He would have done something even without a gun. His behavior and employment record seems to have been indicators of a troubled person. Racism towards whites was another indicator.

CrazyJoe, it was a hate crime! He felt he was a victim of color and didn't see his shortcomings he saw himself a victim.

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He felt he was "entitled" to kill a few folks because life didn't meet his expectations. A small brain with no morals.

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Sadly morals have been in decline over the last couple decades. Key point made CJ, what has changed that many of us Americans have lost morals?

50 years ago guns could be purchased by mail order. Not many of these types of murders then when LESS control on guns.

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The headline speaks volumes about the wonders of the Internet and social media.

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It makes me sick the way all these videos of real murder have become viral hits on the internet. I have only watched on so far, and I think it was the beheading of Daniel Pearl, but that was only for confirmation of some facts. But you know darn well that most people are watching for a sick thrill and you also know that most watching are Americans.

Sadly morals have been in decline over the last couple decades.

Absolutely true. And our "moral crusaders" could probably do something about it if they stop thinking all or the most important morals have to do with sexual chasteness or stuffing gays back in the closet. Murders like these and the lust for seeing death on video have nothing to with those, except to say that more sexual relations and release and more tolerance of others could work wonders. But I don't expect our "moral crusaders" to realize that as most could not think their way out of a third grade word problem.

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Only in America.

We all have the NRA and gun crazy *ssholes to thank for this.

Or the paranoid, communist leftist that are and will stop at nothing until they can take every persons right away from them.

And don't for a moment think the pins on needles trigger happy cops shooting people for brandeshing a spoon has nothing to do with this.

So now the cops are systematically targeting Blacks? Really?

Gun nuts are insante, and destoying my country.,

No, out of control PC, ultra progressive, ueber liberal Anti-rights activists are the people that are destroying our country.

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The people if US. were already cold blooded and this shooting wont made any difference and it shall never being the last. Like ISIS live executions, this shooting no more big news.

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No, out of control PC, ultra progressive, ueber liberal Anti-rights activists are the people that are destroying our country.

That is fascinating since about the only thing they have managed to accomplish is the affordable care act.

With regard to guns and gun murders, what have they achieved that you think is the problem, in general or with regards to this double homicide?

I don't know if you have been told, but even America's left is pretty far right from the view of the world.

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That is fascinating since about the only thing they have managed to accomplish is the affordable care act.

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/05/20/price-worries-persist-for-obamacare-market-plans.html

Sure for the people that can afford it, but the amount having difficulties paying for their healthcare is increasing, so the healthcare that Obama said would be affordable is anything but! And wait until the Cadillac tax hits next year, then the S*** will really hit the fan!

With regard to guns and gun murders, what have they achieved that you think is the problem, in general or with regards to this double homicide?

Most of the out of control crime, murder rates and gun crimes are in predominately liberal governed cities.

I don't know if you have been told, but even America's left is pretty far right from the view of the world.

Now that is truly scary!

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This is a story about lots of folks prurient need to watch this kind of grisly spectacle. and Internet and social media just makes it easier to do. not about whether guns are right or wrong.....

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Another gun control debate. He was mentally imbalance, could have used anything if he really wanted to murder anyone.

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Juan

Another gun control debate. He was mentally imbalance, could have used anything if he really wanted to murder anyone.

By that reasoning, the United States has 669 times more mentally ill people than the UK.

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Most of the out of control crime, murder rates and gun crimes are in predominately liberal governed cities.

ALL of America's major cities are MOSTLY run by Democrats! And most gun crime is committed by inner city poor people whose relatives vote Democrat! Is it the fault of the leaders they get voted for?

Or are you saying is that the act of governing is causing gun crime? Or are you saying that these liberal governed citieshave all passed gun laws that increased gun crime? I would like to know of just three cities and any laws they passed that served to increase gun crime. Somehow I think D.C.'s handgun ban is going to come up, and the fact that gun crime was rising BEFORE it was made and gun crime was going down BEFORE it was repealed will be ignored.

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This was a racially motivated crime. Still waiting for ABC to release the killers manifesto.

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