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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:44 PM

Has it reached the point where this news is hardly noticed?

If so I guess the NRA is winning the battle to desensitize us to gun violence.

"Three wounded in shooting on Texas college campus, police say"

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/shooting-texas-college-campus-reports-191439016.html

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MoonRiver Jan 2013 OP
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #1
MoonRiver Jan 2013 #2
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #4
leftstreet Jan 2013 #3
MoonRiver Jan 2013 #5
petronius Jan 2013 #6
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #7
MoonRiver Jan 2013 #8
Gothmog Jan 2013 #9
HappyMe Jan 2013 #10
Laochtine Jan 2013 #11

Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:47 PM

1. It wasn't a lone wolf mentally ill person on SSRIs...doesn't fit the meme

It had non-stop coverage for hours on the tee-vee.

More than an anti-meme story should have

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:49 PM

2. It was what the gun madness has been leading to, a real Western type shootout

between two angry young men. How apropos, especially in Texas.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:50 PM

4. Yes, a shoot out in the noon hour, the world asks, what's unAmerican about this?

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:49 PM

3. It's not sensational with only 3 victims

If there had been 33 or 333 the media would be all over it

Like it or not, that's just the way it is

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:51 PM

5. Life among gun slingers is cheap.

But unless you can make the BIG KILL you are a small fry.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:54 PM

6. Depends on what you mean by "hardly noticed" - but I see threads here

in GD, LBN, and the gungeon, and it's on the front of the LA Times, NY Times, and CNN (the only three places I looked).

I'd say it's getting the same amount of attention a shooting of this scale has always received, if not a little more...

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:54 PM

7. Given the number of duplicate threads on this shooting,

I would say that the news is not going unnoticed.

I would also say that not of the articles are worth reading due to the severe lack of data in them due to the desire to sacrifice journalism for beating the competitors post time with the empty article.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:05 PM

8. CNN pundit just said

that since the shooters used small pistols and weren't clearly insane this really is of little consequence.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:36 PM

9. It is getting some coverage here in Houston

I have seen a couple of mentions of this latest outrage

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:40 PM

10. There are at least 2 threads here.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:07 PM

11. We love America

But not those that happen to live or die in it

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