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A community of under 1,000 residents. It's a sad day. | A TINY COMMUNITY NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS HAS JUST BEEN SHATTERED BY A HORRIBLE EVENT PRAYERS FOR SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS AS THEY TRY TO CO | image tagged in prayer,sutherland springs,texas,mass shooting | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Haha
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Guess what? If the shooter was Arab or Muslim, it would have been called a terrorist attack, not a minor shooting
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5 ups, 1 reply
Who's calling it a minor shooting? I haven't heard anywhere they're calling it that. I've called it a terrorist attack from the first time I heard about it. Because that's what it is.
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Me, for one, cause it is. And i didnt say it wasnt. I said that thats how the media sees it
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4 ups, 1 reply
It's only a terrorist attack if it had political motives, which is the definition.
This obviously did by the look of his Facebook. So yes it's a terrorist attack.
All Muslim extremists killings are terrorist attacks because involved political motives.
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Terrorism is the use of violence or threats of violence to instill fear in people for the purpose of achieving some ends, whether political, religious, racial, cultural, social, etc. It doesn't have to be political to be terrorism. It just has to be the threat or use of violence to frighten/terrorize people for some larger purpose.
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ter·ror·ism
[?ter??riz?m]
NOUN
the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

You're wrong, but I see where you're coming from.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Yeah, the way the news portrays it
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Yea, by literal definition too.
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Yeah
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prayers
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I think they were praying, they were in a church, it didn't work. Do you know what does work? Gun laws, America should try them. Less dead kids is an ideal we can all aspire to
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11 ups, 5 replies
Prayer does work and gun laws do not. You know what stopped the shooting? Another gun.

And I don't know where you're from, but I'm guessing somewhere in Europe or Australia? But those countries have a whole slew of problems outside of gun crimes.
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:D
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That's how you settle an argument. :D
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So if you think 'only' 25 dead is a good result because someone else had a gun, then I feel sorry for you.

Prayer doesn't work, if it did we wouldn't need doctors or the advances in medicine over the last 2000 years, we would still be dying before our 45 birthday if we were lucky.
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And sorry, I didn't mean to turn this thread into a debate about guns, so that's all I have to say about that.
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It's okay, it happens.
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We have a mental health problem in America. This guy was a discharged military man who wasn't allowed to have a gun, legally. He still somehow got one and did what he did. In the end a good guy with a gun killed him like the savage animal he was.
What do the mass majority of these killers have in common. No I won't politicize it. They all take mood drugs designed to make you emotions, feelings, etc dulled. Sometimes to the point where you have no conscience. You literally feel nothing.
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Not true. He finished shooting, sped away, was chased, crashed, and THEN was shot.

Gun control has worked in Australia since 1996. Mind you, they, like us, are mostly the descendents of British criminals, and thus culturally/(genetically?) prone to the same sort of gun totin violence.

Gun control has worked in that once cespool of foul ghetto violence, NYC, including the Bronx, once the most dangerous lil' town on Earth.

Ya can't shoot a gun if ya ain't got a gun ta shoot. Simple maffs.
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Well, I had an entire book written as a response, but my computer decided to f**k with me and forced me to log out of the page and erased my comment before submitting it! I'm not rewriting it, so you get the short version.

Chicago has the highest gun related homicides in the country and also the strictest gun control laws.

Australia is not better because of their lack of guns. **pes, beatings, sexual assaults and home invasions are rampant in Australia and no one has the ability to protect themselves. Yay, you took away the guns. Doesn't make any difference.
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Um, since when were guns an important component in those crimes? You can't change everything with one law, but what you can change sometimes makes all the difference.
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The shooter in Texas had his guns illegally. No law would have prevented the shooting.
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I hate when that happens. Happened to me TWICE for the same comment the other day.

Laws are one thing, enforcement is another.
Also back like in the 60s in NYC, they started a program of assigning social workers to various street gangs. It even became a status thing, because if your gang didn't have one, it meant it wasn't much of a threat! (There's a reference to "Our worker" in the Orphans scene in The Warriors) So their influence helped change gang culture in terms of gun and other violence.
In places like Chicago and Detroit, little effort has been made to try to change things, and as their slums sink further into their own morass and gang culture becomes ever more ingrained, things only get worse.

I don't know the particulars of Aussie crime, but since we outdo all other industrilaized nations in such, the rates must be much lower than ours.

But yeah, stuff still happens. A trend started a few years ago in France of students knifing teachers!
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Criminals aren't going to obey gun laws. The only thing those laws restrict are the people who obey the laws.
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You can't stop yourself obeying gun laws if the gun isn't available to break the law.
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Guns will always be "available" for criminals because they steal stuff. Including what? Guns.
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So why create ANY laws to begin with? Criminals have an 'inexplciable' tendency to disobey them ALL as well. Religious commandments, laws, morals, mommy swinging a belt, and the threat of Bubba waiting to bunk with ya in jail, etc, have proven ineffective in taming the beast called man. So let's party!
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You gotta have laws so that you can avoid having chaos in every single aspect of the country. Also so that it discourages certain crimes in general (since there's a penalty.) However, gun laws are really restricting to the wrong people. Do you know how many shootings have been prevented or stopped because a random upstanding citizen was able to do so with a gun?
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With toddlers each year shooting and killing more Americans than Islamic terrorists, pray tell how will you stop the kids? Shoot them?
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You don't leave a gun where a toddler can reach it. Seems pretty obvious to me. But a toddler won't seek out a gun to intentionally shoot someone like a criminal will.
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You're seriously trying to tell me what laws are for?

Look below, I already said I don't want to derail this into a debate, and certainly not one that merely states the obvious.
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There is that lack civility I was talking about!
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I'm beginning to think that anyone who disagrees with you, you believe they have no civility. Disagreement isn't uncivilized. Two people can argue their point without things degrading into child-like behavior. Something you might want to try instead of trolling.
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Actually I was referring to how you think one gun can stop another. That is not civility! That is wild west mentality!
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Well, in this case the "wild west mentality" worked, so not sure what your point is. The shooting ended when two HEROES shot back.
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Actually they shot at him after he left the church but okay.
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Lol! He left because the two engaged him.
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Gun laws do not stop people from shooting.Guns aren't evil.The people who use them for evil are.There are gun laws in this country.Look it up.
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awesome meme
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Thank you.
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yea man I was readint some of the comments below from the one who deleted his account wtf is wrong with people you try and and a make a meme for a tragedy, and people take it the wrong way I dont understand there thought process that is for sure
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Dude, the hell with all these people getting free points from terrorism, and horrible events.
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I can't believe the person who did this was the same species as the innocent people they killed.
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5 ups, 2 replies
Islam, gun control, immigration. The human race is full of defective units and not one of mans law will ever change that.
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With the point being know matter who perpetrates the violence someone is pushing an agenda and you cannot say that isn't true.
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The comment was meant to throw out some examples but the observation about laws and human nature technically is political. I have a feeling we agree on the big picture though.
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It was too soon after Las Vegas, it is too soon now. At the rate of mass shootings in the US, it is always too soon! Let the bodies pile up!
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:(
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As a Baptist from the from SC, this incident really hits home for me. Is my church next? I hope not. Thoughts and prayers to all of the victims and their families.
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I really wish the American government would do something about this sort of thing. But I suppose if the worst mass shooting in American history changes nothing, then this won't either. Absolutely shameful. It doesn't affect me directly, but I'm sick of seeing this.

My respects to all those killed in the Baptist Church at Sutherland Springs
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these shootings and terrorist attacks come outta nowhere these days... it's as if the country were trying to start a war with itself... again...
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Prayers not only for the victims, but also that people who do things like this would hear the Gospel and ask God for forgiveness, as unlikely as it may sound. Jesus died for everyone, and he loves everyone, even murderers.
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Very civil bro!
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He's not doing it to get upvotes. He's doing it to unite people during a horrible tragedy. Learn the difference. SpursFan couldn't care less about the points. He cares about people. Maybe you shouldn't assume the worst about someone.
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Yeah, I care so much about the points I tried deleting my profile on three separate occasions. Lol. Some users assume others do these types of posts for selfish reasons, but not everyone is like them.

He's been following me the past few hours. Funny thing is, I have no idea who he is.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Did he just delete his account?
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4 ups, 1 reply
I'm pretty sure it's a troll account created by a more established user. These things pop up everywhere, troll for a few days, then disappear like a fart in the wind.
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How lame. I think that person had an orange star icon, so they must've been around for a little while.
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His profile said he joined on October 30th I think.
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Ah
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LOL...aren't you assuming the worst about me?!
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How so?
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"Maybe you shouldn't assume the worst about someone." Isn't that you assuming that I am assuming the worst?
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4 ups, 2 replies
1. You were assuming the worst about him. I was simply pointing that out.
2. Even if I assumed you were assuming the worst about him, that's me assuming *something* about you, not necessarily assuming the *worst* about you.
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XD
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I assume.
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LOL...so you are cool with it. Got it.
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For some it's the only way to know about those events
It's not to get more upvotes
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