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Posted on 02-21-18 04:05:53 PM Link | Quote
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Forensic psychiatrists have determined that 3-5% of mass shootings are committed by people who are diagnosed with a mental illness. And murdering out of bigotry, revenge, ideology, etc is not a sign of mental illness which is typically why these shootings happen. If in fact they did have to do with mental illness, then why are 98% of mass shooters male when mental illness affects people regardless of their gender? It's pretty clear that it's a culture of toxic masculinity- I mean how many times does a guy murder a girl because she rejected him? Are we gonna start referring to the KKK as mentally ill? A lot of people are just assholes and people don't seem to get that.

Thank you so much for being much more specific and clear about what I was trying to say.

Originally posted by Amberetto
and also the government has tanks, nukes, drones, etc; I'm sure their rifles would stand a chance though.

Superior tech does not necessarily mean they would destroy any resistance. In the Vietnam war, the US had vastly superior technology but the guerrilla tactics of the Viet Cong made things a lot harder. And pretty much every war ever since has been similar.
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Posted on 02-22-18 01:03:54 PM Link | Quote
Honestly though, I'd see that scenario playing out more like Germany's invasion of Poland. Most history books will gloss over the fact that the Polish people turned their own basements into weapon factories, built tanks out of scrap, and made Molotov catapults.

And regardless of that, they were still very much steamrolled after six weeks.

I don't know what very-late 1930's Poland was like with gun control, and I admire Poland's scrappiness, and it's a different time now, yet unless some amazing teamwork and strategy is employed, I can only imagine the same overall steamrolling scenario playing out.
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Posted on 02-22-18 03:35:14 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
Superior tech does not necessarily mean they would destroy any resistance. In the Vietnam war, the US had vastly superior technology but the guerrilla tactics of the Viet Cong made things a lot harder. And pretty much every war ever since has been similar.

The problem is that we now have fully remotely operated murdering devices — drones. Guerilla warfare isn't going to matter when some bean counter in some office is shooting a missile at you from across the country.
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Posted on 02-22-18 05:01:27 PM Link | Quote
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Originally posted by Tarale
Superior tech does not necessarily mean they would destroy any resistance. In the Vietnam war, the US had vastly superior technology but the guerrilla tactics of the Viet Cong made things a lot harder. And pretty much every war ever since has been similar.

The problem is that we now have fully remotely operated murdering devices — drones. Guerilla warfare isn't going to matter when some bean counter in some office is shooting a missile at you from across the country.

They still need the intel. They'll probably just combine it with some machine learning shit and let the drones go nuts, I think I read a wacky Daniel Suarez book about that shit…
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Posted on 02-22-18 07:03:16 PM Link | Quote
The intel comes from the rampant NSA spying and the fact that most people willingly tell Facebook pretty much everything about their lives.
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Posted on 02-22-18 10:15:35 PM Link | Quote
Kinda late on the whole thing on the role mental illness has, but Cracked has an astute article on the subject.
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Posted on 03-02-18 06:21:03 PM Link | Quote
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Posted on 03-02-18 07:40:51 PM (last edited by eifie at 03-02-18 07:41:50 PM) Link | Quote
soo there was a threat made to my little brothers school today and nobody took it seriously even though the emails from the ex-student were made earlier in the week. the threats were made in emails and instagram posts where he threatened to shoot up the place, and administration in the school did a bunch of hand waving and told kids the source wasnt credible and that the person was just looking for 15 minutes of fame. 2/3rds of the students went home early and the kid was reportedly arrested. this wont be in the news or anything since "nothing happened" but im terrified to know how poorly my brothers school faculty handled this. ive been talking to him about these issues since he got home.

edit: closest relevant article i could find https://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2018/02/20/indiana-schools-see-rush-reported-gun-threats-after-florida-mass-shooting/350499002/
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Posted on 03-04-18 01:28:47 PM Link | Quote
Good god, the non-actions from school administrations is pretty infuriating. If the administrations actually started taking the threats seriously and put in something to counter the gun-free zone status that shooters take advantage of, there might be something done to at least reduce the number of shootings. Even just simply having a dedicated cop on campus helps mitigate it.
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Posted on 03-05-18 07:12:44 PM Link | Quote
A lot of places already have on-campus cops. I know my highschool did and that was over 15 years ago.

The problem isn't the gun free zone.


E: To give you an idea, the Vegas shooter was in a hotel full of very armed guards and it still took minutes for anything to be done.
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Posted on 03-07-18 04:41:30 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
A lot of places already have on-campus cops. I know my highschool did and that was over 15 years ago.

The problem isn't the gun free zone.


E: To give you an idea, the Vegas shooter was in a hotel full of very armed guards and it still took minutes for anything to be done.

yea this. they had cops on campus but they continued to play the entire situation off. in my opinion kids shouldnt have been in the building at /all/ with a threat like that.
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Posted on 03-08-18 03:06:54 PM Link | Quote
The problem with situations like that is it can often be even more dangerous to evacuate than it is to just remain in place.
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Posted on 03-08-18 05:15:01 PM (last edited by eifie at 03-08-18 05:22:31 PM) Link | Quote
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The problem with situations like that is it can often be even more dangerous to evacuate than it is to just remain in place.

yea, honestly theres no good policy for something like that except to work to prevent tragedies like that ahead of time. when i was in school, lockdown policies were in place that told teachers and students to stay in their room and hide under desks, in corners, behind cabinets, etc. with increased shootings the US has a new lockdown policy called "alice" which tells teachers to take students and evacuate the building.

spoilered because this may be upsetting, actual gun violence/death warning:


edit: changed wording to clarify more what i meant and how i feel about this sry
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Posted on 03-10-18 01:09:01 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by eifie
Originally posted by Xkeeper
The problem with situations like that is it can often be even more dangerous to evacuate than it is to just remain in place.

yea, honestly theres no good policy for something like that except to work to prevent tragedies like that ahead of time. when i was in school, lockdown policies were in place that told teachers and students to stay in their room and hide under desks, in corners, behind cabinets, etc. with increased shootings the US has a new lockdown policy called "alice" which tells teachers to take students and evacuate the building.

spoilered because this may be upsetting, actual gun violence/death warning:


edit: changed wording to clarify more what i meant and how i feel about this sry

um actually what the heck? That's atrocious and shouldn't be allowed. Fear mongering mondo-film should be banned from schools. But if anyone tries im guessing the whole anti-censorship crowd would shoot that notion down. This issue truly must have a radical (in the non-political sense) solution in which the root of the problem, including this type of extreme exposure, should be resolved. School shooters aren't born, but are shaped by their conditions. Schools need love and encouragement, and should put the welfare of the students above all. Even beyond school shootings, a school which tries to help bullies or troubled students, rather than ignore or harshly punish them can heal deep wounds. Sorry for going a bit off base but I feel like it's all related to the topic.
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Posted on 03-10-18 12:03:03 PM Link | Quote
i completely agree about the encouragement issue, empathy is learned and america is facing an epidemic of selfishness at the root of all its major issues rn imo.

also sorry for not posting as much lately in general on this board, ive had a bit going on irl lately leaving me emotionally worn out as you can see.
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Posted on 03-10-18 04:54:26 PM (last edited by Gabu at 03-10-18 04:55:44 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Mirzaba
Sorry for going a bit off base but I feel like it's all related to the topic.


And it definitely is. I mean our formative years are within a school setting; for what it's worth it'd be great to have the proper funding for direct and indirect nurturing, like psychologists, counselors... art programs... etc., etc.

If nothing else, it'd be working on one factor, but also working on a bunch of other, at the most semi-related factors as well.
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Posted on 03-11-18 05:05:15 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by eifie
theres no good policy for something like that except to work to prevent tragedies like that ahead of time

i want to clarify with this real quick, i think a better wording would have been "theres no better policy except for to work to prevent tragedies like that." i do still think its important that students understand the risks and possibilities involved in evacuations and lockdowns, i just dont think they need to hear recording of innocent peoples deaths to get the message across. what im really struggling with here is the lack of anyone taking the threats issued seriously. like on a socially conscious level, dont we owe it to ourselves to investigate into this more? i dont see how thats at all acceptable. its only a matter of time before the next shooting.

our school systems are frankly a failure on all counts. it is true, lack of counseling, therapy, and truly understanding where these issues stem from systemically as well as guns being far too easy to obtain are whats causing this outbreak in the US. commonly children are treated like objects from the moment of their birth to the moment they turn 18, only to be swiftly kicked out on their asses told that the only way they are allowed to exist is if they bend to fit someone else's mold.

im just over here like
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