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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:52 PM

wft! A shooting in New Orleans at Mardi Gras?

This country has gone mad.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/us/4-shot-on-bourbon-street-during-mardi-gras-countdown.html?_r=0

THE NEW YORK TIMES

February 10, 2013

4 Shot During Argument on Bourbon Street

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS — Four people were wounded in gunfire on the city’s famed Bourbon Street as a costumed crowd partied amid the countdown to Mardi Gras, sending people running, the police and bystanders said.

Four shots were fired Saturday night, followed by screams, a video taken by a bystander and released by the police showed. The authorities said an argument involving some of those in the crowd led up to the shooting. No arrests were immediately reported and the police said they were seeking three men.

Those wounded included a man who was shot in the abdomen, thigh and pelvis along with another man and two women, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police, Frank B. Robertson, said. His statement said the others were also hit by gunshots: the man in the buttocks, one woman on the chin and right foot and the other on a toe.

The police had said late Saturday that the most severely wounded man was in critical condition and undergoing surgery while the others were stable. They did not give their names or ages.


The article doesn't say what kind of weapon was used. Not an assault weapon with a high capacity clip I would assume as the victims survived the shooting.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:53 PM

1. Maybe the police spotted a pickup truck?

Or some black men that needed help on a bridge?

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:57 PM

2. Around here people get shot up at funerals, birthday parties, sitting on their porch, bullets through

walls as they sit in their living rooms, gun shots through the roofs, family reunions, it's just a grand old time.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:58 PM

3. I hope you don't believe then that it shouldn't be harder for those people to get guns.

I bet those shootings would go down if we had sensible gun laws.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:01 PM

4. Frankly, I could care less if every gun in the world suddenly disappeared. I don't

even feel comfortable just driving down the street in some areas. Some are killed just for recreational sport.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:52 PM

8. where is "around here"

are you talking new orleans?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:01 PM

9. Nope, parts of Kansas city. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:41 PM

10. thank you.

my son got a scholarship to university of new orleans. i already have trepidation, read the article and then your posts, lol, thinking new orleans.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:53 PM

12. Congratulations on your son's scholarship to University of New Orleans. I knew people at Tulane,

although I've not seen them / been there in years. I like New Orleans, always had a good time there, it's a beautiful city.

Kansas City is going through some serious problems ... it seems they want to be the next Chicago. I do not live directly in Kansas City, but in a very safe area. Almost every night on the news are new murders, gun fights and whatever, It gets quite depressing. Parts of Kansas City are beautiful and very safe, but all of the violence in certain areas casts a very negative cloud over the city IMO.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:57 PM

14. isnt that something. i did not know that. not fun. nt

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:05 PM

5. I saw surveillance video of the shooting someplace today.

Maybe MSNBC?

From the video you see what appears to be one man arguing some another men in a crush of people. You then see a couple of them leave. Later they come back, seek out the person they argued with and shoot them with some type of handgun. I'm unclear on if they meant to shoot the others or if it was due to the heavy crowd and that they were hit.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:05 PM

6. Probably hand guns

They cause most deaths, proving again the the assault weapon frenzy is misplaced. They are actually used in very few shootings compared to hand guns. Hope they find the shooters. Back ground checks may be a good thing but I fear they will not help with this.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:10 PM

7. If yer gonna have fun....

bring yer gun!

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:51 PM

11. Not to detract from the point, but people have been shot every year during Mardi Gras forever.

 

A hundred thousand people, fueled by thousands of gallons of booze and a couple tons of mind-altering substances, it is and always has been inevitable. We're just being more informed of it because this is the popular topic of the moment.

In a nation of over thee hundred million people, everything you can imagine and more, both good and bad, happens every single day.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:57 PM

13. That's a very good point you make ... rapid communication and a wide spectrum of coverage ... n/t

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:01 PM

15. Yes, but considering that this has become a hot topic of conversation and concern

today, you'd think the gun owners would try to keep their cohorts under control and under the radar. I'll bet the NYTimes never reported on it before either but now they are. If you don't want them to come and take your guns, you'd better not give them a reason to.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:46 AM

16. I have no illusions, nor fear of anyone taking my guns. I'm not one of them,

 

but OTOH, I have no illusions that anything effective will come out of the current side-show either. The problem isn't the guns, it's us. Americans are, generally speaking and with very many exceptions, stupid, violent, and terrifyingly ignorant.

We should, but never will (at least in my lifetime), realize that the only solution is complete disarmament, including everyday law enforcement. As log as guns are commonly available, we will avail ourselves of them and use them.

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