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Johnnay
20-01-10, 01:25
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8469314.stm

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/01/19/Deaths-reported-in-Virginia-shooting/UPI-52021263948180/

http://www.wpcva.com/articles/2010/01/19/appomattox/news/news28.txt

http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11848236

For Virginian TRF Members this happened in a town called Appomattox. if you live near there yeah a shooting was there which captured world attention.

discuss

Spong
20-01-10, 01:27
I love the way you finish the majority of your threads in the General board with the word 'discuss' :D

tranniversary119
20-01-10, 01:28
I really hate news about shootings. It's scary. :(

miss.haggard
20-01-10, 01:29
Thank you for this Johnnay, I can always rely on you to get me the latest breaking news!

Johnnay
20-01-10, 01:29
Thank you for this Johnnay, I can always rely on you to get me the latest breaking news!

you live in Virginia do you

miss.haggard
20-01-10, 01:31
No I live in Alaska.

Mr.Burns
20-01-10, 01:41
Ironic since the Civil War was ended in Appomattox. A shame really.

trlestew
20-01-10, 01:42
I'm sorry, but where I live (SE, D.C ) shootings are almost daily and nothing new. I just hate it here so much...

Mr.Burns
20-01-10, 01:46
I'm sorry, but where I live (SE, D.C ) shootings are almost daily and nothing new. I just hate it here so much...

The inner city where I live is almost as bad as DC. When a shooting is reported on the news, the reporters just pass over it as if it was nothing important.

patriots88888
20-01-10, 02:02
The inner city where I live is almost as bad as DC. When a shooting is reported on the news, the reporters just pass over it as if it was nothing important.

Which TV channel do you get your local news from? Just curious because WOKR 13 have always been like that. It gets about a 30 second mention and then it's on to the weather.

And to think both my bros live in not-so-good sections of the city. Both have been mugged and had their money taken on more than one occassion. My oldest bro was even knocked out for awhile after a mugging incident. He was just walking home from work late at night and whammo. I hope they consider moving out to a more rural are soon. It scares me how bad things are in this city. :(

irjudd
20-01-10, 02:31
Americans with their tanks and their bombs and their guns. How typical!

laracroftswest
20-01-10, 02:42
I'm within an hour from there. ****.

aktrekker
20-01-10, 02:48
As the economy gets worse, crime rises. Where I am, unemployment is hitting 10%. We've had a huge increase in armed robberies - espresso stands, restaurants, convenience stores, payday loans, and banks. Anybody that might have money is a target now.
We've also had an unusual number of deaths already this year. Some probably over money.
It's only going to get worse.

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 07:20
It's only going to get worse....as the economy gets better?

To be fair this is the first mass shooting I've heard of in a while, although that doesn't take away from the fact that shootings happen every day, not just in America but over here as well. It's rather sad.

aktrekker
20-01-10, 07:26
better?
I believe in December we lost 80,000 jobs. And that was with hiring way up for the seasonal jobs. And still they said the economy was stable.

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 07:28
better?
I believe in December we lost 80,000 jobs. And that was with hiring way up for the seasonal jobs. And still they said the economy was stable.Well from what I can understand the American economy is starting to improve. Obviously I'm all the way over here so I can't comment on what it's like to live over there. I'm just going by the news and the numbers.

I do know you're doing better than we are at the moment though.

T-Sex
20-01-10, 07:36
This never happens in england, since guns got banned after a gunman walked into a school in Dunblane in 1996 and shot 16 children and a teacher.
I cant figure out why america doesnt also ban guns.

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 07:41
This never happens in england, since guns got banned after a guy walked into a school in 1996 (i think) and shot a few 4-5 year olds :(

I cant figure out why america doesnt also ban guns.Oh it does. Perhaps we don't get any mass shootings (or at least VERY rarely get them) but we still get shootings. You hear about them all the time in inner-city areas. Even here with our ridiculously strict gun controls there are still shootings.

Guns in America are completely different from guns here. Many guns were banned here as an emotional knee jerk reaction to the Dunblane massacre, and since we have no sort of constitution there was nothing to go against this.

However, in America the second amendment guarantees citizens to own firearms. The government could ban guns, but they'd be violating the constitution and it wouldn't do anything anyway as there are already plenty of guns in America.

Besides, banning guns doesn't stop criminals from getting them.

Spong
20-01-10, 07:42
This never happens in england, since guns got banned after a guy walked into a school in 1996 (i think) and shot a few 4-5 year olds :(

Never thought I'd see the Dunblane massacre summarised in such a way. Sixteen kids were killed (and one teacher).

T-Sex
20-01-10, 07:44
Oh it does. Perhaps we don't get any mass shootings (or at least VERY rarely get them) but we still get shootings. You hear about them all the time in inner-city areas. Even here with our ridiculously strict gun controls there are still shootings.

Guns in America are completely different from guns here. Many guns were banned here as an emotional knee jerk reaction to the Dunblane massacre, and since we have no sort of constitution there was nothing to go against this.

Its still good that it led to the banning of guns (only handguns actually, since other guns were already banned after the hungerford massacre). But as you said, there are still shootings, but its mostly gang members shooting other gang members in REALLY crap areas. We never (or extremely rarely) get school shootings or public shootings.

Never thought I'd see the Dunblane massacre summarised in such a way. Sixteen kids were killed (and one teacher).

Sorry, i wasnt trying to sound uncaring towards it, its really upsetting. But my total lack of knowledge about it meant i could only summarise it really badly. Ive edited the post to make it more respectful.

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 07:47
Its still good that it led to the banning of guns (only handguns actuallyDepends on how you look at it.

T-Sex
20-01-10, 07:48
Depends on how you look at it.

I don't see how anyone could see it as a bad thing to be honest :pi:

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 07:50
I don't see how anyone could see it as a bad thing to be honest :pi:I do. While we didn't have as lax gun laws as America, we still had some controls but after that guns are virtually banned.

T-Sex
20-01-10, 07:52
I do. While we didn't have as lax gun laws as America, we still had some controls but after that guns are virtually banned.

The only thing anyone really needs a gun for is self defence, but the chances of you actually needing to use it are really low.

aktrekker
20-01-10, 07:53
No matter how many laws you pass criminals will always be able to get whatever they want, including guns that are actually banned here in the US. Like fully automatic weapons. Like drugs. And anything else.

If criminals have guns and you aren't allowed to, you become a target in a shooting gallery.
If the government can disarm the masses they can do anything they want in complete confidence.

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 07:53
The only thing anyone really needs a gun for is self defence, but the chances of you actually needing to use it are really low.Yeah but because of that ban you can't use guns for self defense. I'm not up on what our gun laws were like prior to the massacre though. Did we have concealed carry laws or not?

@aktrekker: That's very true, especially that last part. America would be the hardest country to enslave simply because of the huge amount of guns the citizens have. We'd be easy though, perhaps one of the easiest countries in the world.

TheBloodRed
20-01-10, 07:57
Ugh... Appomattox really?

That is like the boondocks. O-o;;

I'd expect something in the Richmond and DC areas and not so much in a rural place like that. I live over in the Hampton Roads area so even though I live in Virginia, this event really wouldn't have a chance to affect me.

(though DC sniper happened exactly around the area my mom lives and I have friends that go to Virginia Tech. xD)

Legend of Lara
20-01-10, 08:56
Americans with their tanks and their bombs and their guns. How typical!

inorite?

:p


In all seriousness, it's really despicable how some display such total lack of respect for human lives. Well, it's not like anything can really be done about it. It's sad, but I expect many more where that came from.

TheBloodRed
20-01-10, 09:22
This thread is turning into a prejudice one... I am getting a tad bit offended. D:

Please remain on topic!!

aktrekker
20-01-10, 18:12
Prejudice?
I'm not sure how that word applies in this case.
Perhaps a bit off-topic, but still related.

P.S.-There are mod's at the forum to deal with problems.;)

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 18:20
inorite?It took me like 10 minutes to work that out then.

I kept on thining you were referring to Ironite from FF IX :whi:

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/ja/images/a/a5/Ironite-FFIX.jpg

TombOfRaiders
20-01-10, 18:25
Shooting in America...how typical.

irjudd
20-01-10, 18:27
Shooting in America...how typical.

Hey stop trying to be me! :mad:

TombOfRaiders
20-01-10, 18:31
I read your previous post. I believe we have a sense of agreement! :D

If America was given the option:

War Or Peace?

They'd choose War. ;)

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 18:34
I read your previous post. I believe we have a sense of agreement! :D

If America was given the option:

War Or Peace?

They'd choose War. ;)That doesn't even make any sense. There are more shootings in America obviously but that doesn't mean other countries are any more peaceful. Over here instead of using guns people just use knives instead.

I might as well just say "A stabbing in the UK? How typical..."

TombOfRaiders
20-01-10, 18:38
Of course, there are lots of other countries with violent on-goings.

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 18:38
Of course, there are lots of other countries with violent on-goings.So then what makes you think America is any different?

To be fair I don't think any country in the world would choose war over peace.

Johnnay
20-01-10, 18:56
So then what makes you think America is any different?

To be fair I don't think any country in the world would choose war over peace.

oh yes there is one which would choose war(and believe ne for thus)

Azerbaijan:)

Aranara
20-01-10, 19:02
Romania would choose peace and in the next morning you'll see on the news:
"Bulgaria and other countries near Romania were wiped off the face of the Earth. Nukes are too powerful."

Mad Tony
20-01-10, 19:03
oh yes there is one which would choose war(and believe ne for thus)

Azerbaijan:)This hasn't got anything to do with the Armenian genocide by any chance?

Johnnay
20-01-10, 19:20
This hasn't got anything to do with the Armenian genocide by any chance?

*facepalm*
that was Turkey who did it to us, and not only us Armenians but other Chrisrian Minorites. And Christians there are still not safe there to this day

and them..... These Turks(Azeris) are fighting with us over Nagorno Karabakh. This land was and has been Armenian but was given tothem only because of Stalin. During the Soviet Unions final years we wanted this land. We were protesting.

And I would like to say even in the century of the 1900 these Turks have commited 3 massacres against us in Baku. In black January 1990 they did it again because simple, they are the new ottoman Turks, bascially kemalists. And that massacre caused war between Armenians and Azeris. We won it and we have our land back

but now. They're government through their media always spreads anti- Armenian hysteria every day. Not to mention lies and propaganda too

Their people are suffering from xenophobia which has spread from their government and media, which all the media there is actually controlled by their government
Always asking for war and such thinking that war will be the conclusion. It is obvious they don't want peace but the war between Georgia and South Ossetia( which the latter won) proved that conflict is not answer to territory and Baku got the cold shower it deserved.

If you want more info please check the Armenian news agency scattered around the web