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Gunman opens fire University of Texas; then kills himself

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"Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo expected the school to be “completely open and back to normal” by Wednesday morning."

Of course they'll be 'back to normal' by Wednesday -- this is a daily event in the US, with its lax gun laws. Isn't that three mass shootings in less than a week?

What a waste. RIP to the victims.

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article: "A student wearing a dark suit and a ski mask opened fire Tuesday with an assault rifle on the University of Texas campus before fleeing into a library and fatally shooting himself. No one else was hurt."

smithinjapan:"What a waste. RIP to the victims."

Real heartfelt cyber-condolences there.

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Are AK-47's legal in America?

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I guess if you can get an AK47 your next task is to find the right kind of ammo. Another nutter bites the dust.

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TimRussert: "Real heartfelt cyber-condolences there."

Actually, your right -- I don't really feel any particular sadness for the shooter, though it is sad he was reduced to the point where he felt the need to do what he did, and was given the means to potentially kill others with ease. I feel bad for his family, as well, though fortunately they don't have the weight of any other casualties to add to this disaster.

But it's still interesting that the only way you guys can try and rebut the fact that yet ANOTHER gun-nutter caused or could have caused another gun massacre is by suggesting the poster is 'insincere'.

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I don't really feel any particular sadness for the shooter, though it is sad he was reduced to the point where he felt the need to do what he did, and was given the means to potentially kill others with ease.

I feel sadness for the shooter. For one thing, we don't know all the circumstances in this case. I suspect drugs were involved. In the few reports I have read the observation about a 'dead look' in his eyes was frequent. I worry you have another decent kid gone off to university and thrown into an experience he probably wasn't ready for. His suicide is as tragic as any other life taken before its time.

And yes, your insincerity creeps me out.

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smithinjapan: But it's still interesting that the only way you guys can try and rebut the fact that yet ANOTHER gun-nutter caused or could have caused another gun massacre is by suggesting the poster is 'insincere'.

Tim wasn't engaging in a gun debate. He was just questioning the sincerity of your comments. You're getting a bit better, tho. In the past you'd ignore the victims and go straight into the gun debate with the usual shots at the US. Looks like you've learned the value of lip service. If you keep practicing you'll be able to fool people like Tim into believing that you really do care about the victims. But that will take some time.

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Yes, you can legally purchase an AK-47 in the US, yet there are restrictions. Only a few states ban them all together. Why you'd want one is another reason. It really serves no purpose except for military use.

On occasion I find myself agreeing with smithinjapan, while on the other hand these weapons are the end result of a person who obviously has suffered years of mental health issues or drug abuse. People in this state of mind will act out, regardless, and will seek the weapon most readily available.

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HEADLINE: Amazing “Coincidence”: UT Shooting Cancels Pro-Gun Speech

MK ULTRA (activate and liquidate, mission accomplished) It's much easier to activate these murderous tools if you don't have to use a phone booth or a megaphone to send them the code word to induce the trance. Cell phones work great.

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Yes, you can legally purchase an AK-47 in the US, yet there are restrictions. Only a few states ban them all together. Why you'd want one is another reason. It really serves no purpose except for military use.

I came close to buying one. I was told by so many clever lefties, some who had never even been to America, that Bush and Cheney had shred the US Constitution! and were close to making the country into a - - Police State!

So, naturally, every American who heard that would have wanted a gun, right?

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@MisterCreosote

I came close to buying one.

What made you change your mind?

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Its horrible but with the recession and lax gun laws, America can expect more of these tragedies.

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The effects of powerful modern drugs prescribed by the family doctor (both going on and coming off) have to be considered, but few people are willing to address these publicly.

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It was so easy to get a AK-47 in america.....You have got to love the second ammendmant of US constitution!

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Shooting, killing at university campuses, high schools seems an endless endemic problem in the US of A. The country is still, in the 21st century, the wild west.

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Seems odd to read that no-one was killed by the gunman, except the gunman, You'd expect a much higher body count from a Texan, given the state's close association with guns and the Wild West.

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Yet another shooting at a university campus? And this happens less than a week after the shooting at Seton Hall in New Jersey. In that, one woman was killed and four others hospitalized.

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This type of stuff was news to me when it first started happening almost 2 decades ago. Now it is so common that I don't even flinch one bit when I read this stuff.

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presto345: Shooting, killing at university campuses, high schools seems an endless endemic problem in the US of A.

Actually, I think violent crime on campus is down. It's just reported with much greater intensity (like on Japanese news sites) than before. Don't be so European....actually learn something about the US before opening your mouth.

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