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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:03 PM

Something should had been done after this 1984 incident.

McDonalds massacre
http://www.utsandiego.com/san-ysidro-massacre/
This was 28 years ago.
Assault rifles in the hands of the mentally ill.

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Reply Something should had been done after this 1984 incident. (Original post)
maveric56 Dec 2012 OP
villager Dec 2012 #1
ellisonz Dec 2012 #2
yardwork Dec 2012 #3
maveric56 Dec 2012 #4
msongs Dec 2012 #5
yardwork Dec 2012 #8
yardwork Dec 2012 #7
dogknob Dec 2012 #6
renate Dec 2012 #9
Arugula Latte Dec 2012 #10

Response to maveric56 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:05 PM

1. Well, on the proliferationist side, a lot of disparaging and sabotaging of sensible safety laws

...was done.

And then when the internet came along, they were all free to snark about the same things, while dismissing the growing body counts!

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Response to villager (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:13 PM

2. +1000

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Response to maveric56 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:15 PM

3. How do you know that the murderer was mentally ill?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:20 PM

4. Telling his wife earlier that day that he was going "hunting people".

Ya think he might have had a hint of MI?

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Response to maveric56 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:57 PM

5. that's what guns are for, seems sane to me. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:13 PM

8. Bingo.

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Response to maveric56 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:13 PM

7. By that reasoning, all murderers are "mentally ill."

All murderers are human, too. What's your point?

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Response to maveric56 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:01 PM

6. Something WAS done...

They built a bigger McDonald's right next to the trolley station/border crossing.

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Response to maveric56 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:19 PM

9. I remember that picture

I didn't even have to click on the link to remember it--I've thought of that picture with the bike many times over the years.

Maybe if there'd been an Internet back then, or 24-hour news channels (I can't remember whether CNN was around then but I think they only ran the news in 30-minute cycles, not breaking-news-style coverage), something might have been done.

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Response to maveric56 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:21 PM

10. That incident shocked me profoundly.

What has shocked me even more profoundly in almost 30 years that have passed is this country's unhinged gun-humping response and ever-more strident embrace of firearm nuttery.

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