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Police investigate New Orleans shooting that wounded 17

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If Republican lawmakers devoted as much energy to demotic shootin

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Yet the article still makes no mention of suspects / victims involved. Instead they use words like the "two groups" etc.

Why is the media so hell-bent on covering up black on black crime? Because law enforcement will actually have to push on where gun crime really exists, undermining the gun control cult to disarm law abiding citizens?

Hundreds of people were gathered Sunday evening at Bunny Friend Playground — most for a block party and some for the filming of a music video — when two groups in the crowd opened fire on each other, police said.

Several hundred unruly, belligerent, armed, 40oz- in hand, parade revelers. Sounds like anarchy.

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Just wait to see what shooters were legally carying legal firearms.

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Why isn't every gun hugger out demonstrating 'not in my name'? Same with the gun store owners. Same with the NRA.

I believe there are some peace loving gun owners in the USA. But if none of them is out on the streets saying do something about the madness that's killing so many of their fellow US Americans, and if no one is preaching sensible gun laws from the pulpits of their churches, then should I assume they're not interested in reducing gun deaths? Should I take their extremists' threats to start a civil war seriously? I know the radical gun bangers say 'come and take it...'

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As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted by the "submit" button, if Republican legislators devoted as much energy to addressing and improving ongoing domestic security issues as they do towards distant, hypothetical attacks from unseen terrorists, the U.S. would be a significantly less scary place to live, particularly if you're a minority.

The number of people killed by terrorists in Paris last week pales in comparison to the deluge of Americans gunned down daily by fellow Americans. Thirty Americans killed per day, while 2015 has already seen some 298 mass shootings with 380 killed and nearly 1,100 wounded.

Yeah, I'm going to keep dragging out these numbers until they mean more to people than just numbers. 380 human lives snuffed out in a brief moment of violence and countless other lives irreparably traumatized by this obsession with making certain guns are easily Obtained and responsibility-free.

Paris was horrific, but why does that event spur Republicans to suddenly become concerned about the potential for domestic carnage when that carnage has already been happening across the U.S. for years and years with nary a peep from them?

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The occasional deranged lunatic will always surface. If only he (generally) could be detected before he (generally) goes berserk.

These misuse of guns is from an imbedded subculture straight out of the entitlement culture. When you have no personal pride in accomplishment you have little or ne respect for self or others. This makes it soo easy to use a gun in even the most minor levels of anger.

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LFRAgain - If Republican lawmakers devoted as much energy to demotic shootin

There is no mention of any political party in the article.

However, New Orleans has had a Democrat Party controlled city and a Democrat Party Mayor for at least 4 or 5 decades.

Two street gangs decided to attack each other for whatever psychotic reasons they thought sounded like a good idea that day.

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More evidence of the steel phallus worshippers' external locus of control:

Blame black people, the mentally ill and muslims for all misuse of guns.

Guns good, people bad.

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Whatever imbecile thinks guns will just go away in a confiscation and lebelling people as racist is certainly in need of education.

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Just another day in America............and they're worried about Muslims in their neighbourhoods?

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arrestpaul,

There is no mention of any political party in the article. However, New Orleans has had a Democrat Party controlled city and a Democrat Party Mayor for at least 4 or 5 decades.

Nice attempt to deflect, but everyone knows efforts to legislature effective gun control measures has been stifled by the Republican Party. If you really belief this event occurred in a vacuum, totally separate from the news of the past week, then you may not be necessarily qualified to comment on it.

How many weapons in the hands of gangbangers would have been more difficult to obtain if they were registered in a national database? More than one, I can assure you.

Wc626,

you won't see Country Western Stars shooting up other country stars or "two groups" shooting at themselves or a park where a music video is being recorded.

No, you won't. Instead, you'll see disgruntled, disaffected, disconnected white Caucasian males shooting up schools, shopping malls, armed forces recruiting stations, and office spaces.

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Filming a music video!!!

Hmm, not so far from Jefferson Parish, where Steven Seagal used to hangs out when he was a lawman in that reality show? Maybe he was making a movie there now too.

But no one was killed?!?

Unfortunately though, it is all to easy to become cynical about gun culture in the US. So sad when they even have to remind themselves that far more people people lose lives there from local gun use than from terrorists with weapons of mass destruction (http://www.wired.com/2015/10/infographic-guns-kill-more-americans-than-terrorists-do/)

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LFRAgain - Nice attempt to deflect, but everyone knows efforts to legislature effective gun control measures has been stifled by the Republican Party. If you really belief this event occurred in a vacuum, totally separate from the news of the past week, then you may not be necessarily qualified to comment on it.

There is still no mention of any political party in the article. Two street gangs attacked each other because they are criminals who belong to street gangs. You "deflected" from the original article to introduce your politics.

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and they're worried about Muslims in their neighbourhoods?

Yeah, because in addition to Black-on-Black on violence, things can get worse if extremist are among the refugees who will be let in by obama.

So sad when they even have to remind themselves that far more people people lose lives there from local gun use than from terrorists with weapons of mass destruction

Yeah, this the reason the Black communities and ghettos across america need to wear all those shoes.

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Whatever imbecile thinks guns will just go away... is certainly in need of education.

I don't see that anyone has made that claim other than yourself, so that brings into question who exactly needs the education.

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Caucasian males shooting up armed forces recruiting stations

Wrong. The dude who shot up the recruiting stations Chatanooga, TN was of ME (Jordanian) decent, I think.

Sure the Columbine shooter and Timothy McVeigh's get some attention. But on a weekly basis (especially in the hood, house parties, every fr-sat night) it's the Black-on-Black violence making more local news.

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LoL. Okay. Some media say "two groups" shot at each other. Another say two rival Black gangs. In either case, the shoe needs to be worn by the communities which are affected by the violence.

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Two street gangs attacked each other because they are criminals who belong to street gangs. You "deflected" from the original article to introduce your politics.

Again, it appears you think events around the world occur in sterile vacuums. Two street gangs injured 17 innocent bystanders using weapons acquired as a direct result of absurdly liberal gun control laws championed by the Republican Party as quid pro quo for the NRA.

It would certainly be nice for your party of choice to absolve itself of any responsibility for this and simply write it off as typical gang violence, but that's not how the real world works. You can be certain that the American people are keeping score on this. The reckoning for all these needless deaths is coming to a polling station near you, as most polls are gradually starting to reveal.

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If Republican lawmakers devoted as much energy to demotic shootin

Maybe we might see a BlackLivesMatter rally down there soon.

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Paris was horrific, but why does that event spur Republicans to suddenly become concerned about the potential for domestic carnage when that carnage has already been happening across the U.S. for years and years with nary a peep from them?

Most likely because it is more sensational followed by the appearance that it was committed on the orders of an organization several thousand miles away and plans on carrying out more such operations and has made open threats threats to the entire society they attacked where as the violence in the USA is generally viewed as targeting a specific segment, in general young black males, of the population and is more interpersonal in nature. So if you are not part of that demographic and you don't associate with that demographic then the threat level is perceived to be much less.

The truth of the matter is that the response is disproportionate to the threat or risk, this is true for most things considered issues in society. The reaction to 9/11, at least state side was over done and now it is occurring in France. Look at Ebola and the hysteria that resulted and yet 30,000 people die every year from the Flu in the USA and there is really no hysteria over the Flu.

Look at gun deaths in the USA and then compare it to Alcohol deaths in the USA and then put it into the context of 315+ million people and you start to realize that people are just overreacting to threats or perceived threats.

How many weapons in the hands of gangbangers would have been more difficult to obtain if they were registered in a national database? More than one, I can assure you.

More likely zero.

Can you honestly claim cars are more difficult for criminals to own and drive because they are registered?

Can you claim that cars are more difficult to obtain for people who don't have licenses or without insurance because the car is simply registered?

Can you claim that cars are more difficult to obtain for illegal immigrants/undocumented workers because the car is simply registered?

Can you claim sex offenders have a harder time finding victims because the victims have a registered residency address with the government?

There is basically no evidence that registering cars causes people to drive safer or that it reduces crimes committed with or involving cars.

There is basically no evidence that the sex offender registry works at reducing sexual assaults.

So why would a gun registry be any different?

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LFRAgain - Again, it appears you think events around the world occur in sterile vacuums. Two street gangs injured 17 innocent bystanders using weapons acquired as a direct result of absurdly liberal gun control laws championed by the Republican Party as quid pro quo for the NRA.

Please try to stick to the facts. Two street gangs shot at each other. You assumed innocent bystanders were injured. The story doesn't say that. You assumed this was a Republican Party party. The story doesn't say that, either. Then you're attempting to blame the NRA for the choices made by street thugs in New Orleans. The video suggests that this is black street gang violence committed against black street gang members and their families.

The mayor called on witnesses to come forward, but by late Monday morning nobody had offered either video of the shootout or descriptions or IDs of the gunmen, officer Frank Robertson said.

Apparently the street gang members are not going to help the police track down the street gang members who were at the Bunny Friend Playground party.

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