Shooting in Gilroy CA. What is The Purpose of An Assault Rifle? Serious Topic.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by olroadbeech, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    Another mass shooting. This time in Gilroy CA. 3 kids dead, 12 people or more injured. Another semi automatic assault rifle.

    Serious question : what is the purpose of these semi automatic assault rifles? hunting?
    Just don't understand.

    How long are we going to keep letting this happen until we do something serious about common sense gun control.

    please be serious.
     
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  2. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I'm curious. Do you think getting rid of assault "looking" rifles will solve the problem? The same carnage, if not more, could be done with a shotgun, a hunting "looking" rifle or a good pistol. The crazies will always find a way.
     
  3. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

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  4. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Not mine, but it needed immortalizing.

    You are making two initial false assumptions.
    First, that so called "gun control" would prevent him from being able to access such weapons.
    Second, that failure to access a firearm would prevent him from trying to kill people with other deadly weapons. (Cars seem to be getting more popular for such things overseas).

    Mass shootings are not a firearm problem. They are a people problem.
     
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  5. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    It does not matter the weapon. The matter is with a society that has been sweeping violence under the rug in the form of video games, movies and other forms of media. We have become accustomed to especially gun violence in our everyday lives because it surrounds us on every side.
    It is not a matter of gun reform. It is a matter of societal reform.
     
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  6. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    Lol, common sense gun laws that the shooter followed to get his gun. If a person gets a background check and comes back good, then he can get a gun. Why not address the real problem and that is there are a lot of unstable losers in this country. No matter what you take away, it wont stop. All you will do is reduce the number killed, instead of five, maybe it is 3.
     
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  7. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    Common sense gun laws is just a remark for a quiet away of saying, gun ban
     
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  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed. I freakin hate that term.
     
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  9. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    So it's not the guns, and we need to look at what motivates the shootings.

    Ok, he referenced a violent white supremacist manifesto on his Instagram before he went out and murdered people.

    I guess start there if you're looking for answers.
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    So say you're following someone on Instagram, and they post something like that (I haven't seen it). He has the right to say what he wants, I guess, as long as he doesn't threaten to kill people.
    Do you report it? To whom?
     
  11. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    You have to report it to the thought police of course.

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  12. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    He hated whites and Hispanics, the manifesto is about anarchy and chaos. That is what he was more interested in
     
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  13. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    Depends on how well you know the person and their history
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The biggest weapon in this kid's case was wirecutters!!
     
  15. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    According to extremism researchers, the manifesto is part of a collection of white nationalist literature that’s been pirated and distributed for free on far-right websites. The material is part of a yearslong recruiting technique by white nationalists to target those vulnerable to their message on forums frequently populated by teenagers.

    The book strongly advocates combat, violence and death along racial lines, and is filled with anti-Semitic rhetoric. It is a staple among neo-Nazis and white supremacists on extremist sites such as 4chan’s /pol/ board, National Vanguard, Stormfront and The Daily Stormer.

    Instagram account connected to Gilroy shooter pushed staple of white supremacist internet forums
     
  16. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    Yes it is a white supremacist manifesto but other things also.
     
  17. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    You need to deeper research
     
  18. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    It was on the dudes instagram who he hated, right under that manifesto part
     
  19. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Not mine, but it needed immortalizing.

    Ya caught us.

    Our whole limited government bit, and wanting personal accountability and fiscal responsibility is really just a front for us to shoot people who don't look like us.
     
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  20. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    You're suggesting I do your research for you to help you pretend this wasn't a result of the growing trend of white nationalism in this country stoked by the president you worship.....

    No thanks.
     
  21. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    Ok.
     
  22. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    Will he was not white, iranian and italian, what box do you think he checked on things. Not the i am white box. What box do you think his brother carlos checked.