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Posted in: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman See in context

A medium shot usually covers an actor from the top of their head to their waist. A cowboy shot, very popular in westerns, covers a bit more around the waist to include actions such as the actor pulling his or her gun, or to show the gun on the hip. Also known as an American shot. just found that interesting.

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Posted in: Man arrested after fatally stabbing 3 people in Ehime See in context

Tragic. condolences to friends and relatives.

Police said Kono was a former colleague of Kenichi and believe there was trouble between the two as Kono had been posting insulting remarks about Kenichi on social media recently. Kono also forced his way into the Iwatas' home last month, demanding to see Kenichi, police said Thursday.

sadly the state deprives people of the right to protect themselves and their property in Japan. Some clear warning signs here.

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Posted in: Killed on Zoom: Dad held after toddler finds gun, shoots mom See in context

Rule 2: FIREARMS SHOULD BE UNLOADED WHEN NOT ACTUALLY IN USE.

https://www.nssf.org/safety/rules-firearms-safety/

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Posted in: Man kills 5 people with arrows in Norway See in context

Funnily enough, Norwegian police across the country have been ordered to carry firearms.

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Posted in: Man kills 5 people with arrows in Norway See in context

Hi, P. Smith.

It’s amazing how many people lack the ability to understand that had this guy had a firearm, he would have done even more damage.

or a knife, bomb, vehicle.

These same people also think firearms have the same range of utility as knives, cars, and acid.

knives cut and stab, cars go places and acid burns things. did I miss anything?

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Posted in: Man kills 5 people with arrows in Norway See in context

it was an assault-bow! ban them! limit norwegians to three arrows. no one needs a high capacity quiver.

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Posted in: Man kills 5 people with arrows in Norway See in context

*above in response to Bob Fosse's

Good. If only other countries were equally as sensible.

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Posted in: Man kills 5 people with arrows in Norway See in context

lots of countries have those restrictions. they don't stop mass shootings though do they? in Russia, UK, Norway, France...

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Posted in: Man kills 5 people with arrows in Norway See in context

Seems they have to wait for police all over the world. Why can’t there be a good guy with a gun to neutralize the threat? Why isn’t it happening? Is it just a fantasy dream?

thanks for saving my on-topic, not impolite to other users and profanity free comment from the censors.

the answer is in Norway there are heavy restrictions on gun ownership, especially carrying them in public. basically its not allowed.

Yeah, after the criminal has shot dead three times the number of people.

perhaps. although the Collierville Kroger shooter had three semi automatics and there were fewer deaths than here.

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Posted in: Man kills 5 people with arrows in Norway See in context

A trained shooter with a concealed weapon permit would have been able to swiftly neutralize the threat. but no, they had to wait for the police. A CWP would have helped on Utoya too.

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

P. Smith,

good response. thanks for the talk and have a good evening.

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

No right is absolute.

OK, but can we rank some rights as more absolute than others? does right to vote rank above right to defend oneself? theyre both protected in the Bill of Rights.

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

further, federal law states that identification is needed for a licensed firearms dealer to run a background check (some states do not require background checks for private transfers). firearms training requirements go far beyond what is needed to exercise your right to vote. you dont need to take a class or get 'qualified' before you can vote.

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

Not in a insignificant manner. Not any more than requiring ID to vote infringes on the right to vote.

Well, your life isnt at risk if you don't vote, and you have four years between drinks to get organised. but what if you are being actively stalked, are escaping an abusive relationship, are being threatened or harassed etc? Hell, what if you moved to a bad neighborhood?. If you have to wait (and pay) for a training course before you can carry then your ability to defend yourself is curtailed. i ask because some safe storage laws (DCs for eg) have been struck down for that reason.

You simply haven’t obtained the qualifications.

its a right, not a privilege.

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

P. Smith.

Sorry I forgot to ask; do you think mandating training before purchase of a firearm, say marksmanship course and basic safe-handling (especially if its a first-time purchase) infringes on a persons right to carry a firearm for self-defense? (if you can't carry a weapon until youve completed training requirements, your right to self-defense is denied)

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

Not everyone is trained well enough to handle a firearm safely, let alone effectively in an active shooter situation.

And some are. But I accept that. i think everyone who owns a firearm should be responsible and have training. first and foremost to protect themselves and their families from accidents. People who have their guns stolen or otherwise allow them to fall into the hands of others who shouldn't have them are pretty low in my book. Most lawful gun owners would agree.

Even the people who constantly train for active shooter situations make mistakes.

to be honest if I were stuck in an active shooter situation, fighting back would be my last resort. as the Feds say, run, hide, fight. I just feel that having a gun as protection is a plus for that third option.

my opinion is actually pretty similar to Kniknaknokkaers. people with legitimate reasons should have access to firearms. I just list self-defense as one of those reasons.

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

thats fair. the UK has seen increased knife crime over the last ten years though, and has the highest incidence of acid attacks in the world according to a BBC Four documentary. what kind of restrictions do you have on those? nothing compared to gun crime in the US of course.

The problem I have is the US is flooded with guns and it's sad to see that people think the only answer to this is....more guns.

well the horse has bolted on that. i call it the great American arms race. Sadly the biggest loser in that is the person with no arms.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4Zztl6VZwXNXCn7fXDwb2YR/why-are-acid-attacks-on-the-rise

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

If someone with ill intent has easy access to guns they can shoot you before you know what's going on, a lot more easily than they can club or stab you to death.

of course, but thats not the situation that the poster put forward that I was responding to.

Ordinary citizens do not need guns.

some do. to put food on the table, or to protect their land, livestock and crops for example. I take your city point but as you rightly say, that is a chicken and egg thing. unfortunately in the US the reality is that some people DO need firearms for self protection. Like sexual or ethnic minorities, people in poor neighborhoods, women at night sometimes, and so on. To that end  gun ownership is a right in the US.

I am against people having easy access to guns for the sake of it, 

I respect that opinion, but why should you get to decide what people have easy access to? for some it's simply a fun hobby, why can't they pursue it?

(Usually i just get insulted and belittled for my views on these forums so thank you for your civility)

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

Kniknaknokkaer,

"if"

a gun gives you a huge advantage over an attacker with a knife or a club, and puts you on even footing against another gun. I'm better trained than some thug with a saturday night special held sideways.

In a good functioning society, ordinary citizens do not need guns.

Of course they do. Lots of legitimate reasons to need guns. hunting, pest control, hobbies. In the UK, the majority of guns are owned by the rural rich.

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Posted in: More guns, pandemic stress created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 See in context

if someone were pursuing me with murder on their mind I would prefer the pursuer be armed with a knife of club rather than a gun.

and if you had a gun you wouldn't have to run.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

You said when these driving do the Ibaraki dash you blocked them and slow down.

when?

You also said when on bicycle in the crosswalk.

when?

youre arguing with the voices in your head.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

I have seen a guy walk right into a stopped police car while walking and staring at his phone.

The police were driving this guy was walking right towards them in the middle of the road they even called out on the loudspeaker, they stopped he just kept on walking until he walked right into the police car.

I call BS on that too. you seem to have lots of personl anecdotes to prove your points. i've never seen anything like what you describe and drive 5000 miles every day. so there.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

It makes not sense you would already be in the crossing unless like many cyclists you are not following the traffic laws and running a red light.

Your floundering. Hilarious. none of that is what i said. if people try to push in front of me when its my right of way, I slow down. if they can make it past me without obstructing me it doesn't bother me in the slightest. why would it?

You do realise that many of these people are working.

So them getting to work five seconds earlier is more important than my safety. pull your head in mate.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

I deliberately slow down when I cross in front of people that look frustrated behind the wheel

ha. me too, if its my right of way. I also stop if they are edging onto the pedestrain crossing. And when the driver behind me is tail gating in order to get through the intersection, having pushed the yellow/run the red.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

*- unless their light is flashing or red, **they can take as long as they like...*

Just yesterday this guy stopped in the middle of the crosswalk, he sat there looking at his phone either reading or texting.

Stayed like that until the crossing signal turned red, even then didn't move, only after cars started beeping did he look up and then slowly still staring at his phone proceeded to get out of the way.

I dont believe you, but that's not what i described at all. good story though.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

dont get me started, for a country that's meant to be courteous, ive lost count how many times pedestrian dawdle across the crossing even when they can clearly see the huge backlog of cars waiting to take the turn. At times I beep them, and they look at you puzzled like what am I doing wrong!?

unless their light is flashing or red, they can take as long as they like. i'd give you a look too (and not a puzzled one) if you beeped me on a green. Do you beep at slow toddlers and the elderly, too? You're not "the One" you know.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

Japanese drivers need to call out poor driving by using their horns more. And the cops need to do their damn jobs.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

*There is no such thing as a privilege. If you meet the legal requirements for a licence you will be granted one, no matter who you are.*

If you break the legal requirements it will be revoked.

Thats the very definition of a privilege.

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Posted in: Nirvana's 'Nevermind': An album forged by contradictions See in context

Musically, their loud-quiet-loud style was imitated worldwide (even as Kurt readily admitted that they stole this same style right off of Pixies), 

Does not compute.

(its the drums that really get listeners freaking to Smells Like Teen Spirit, for instance).

Not the riff? borrowed from Boston and the Kingsmen, by the way. Much as the name was borrowed from a brand of women's deodorant.

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