USA School Shooting Number 866382948569

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
Rightey
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Rightey » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:39 am

Pistols are semi-automatic though :|

And he's got 32 years of experience, he would have certainly had training on these kinds of situations if not some first hand experience. Furthermore this is supposed to be his sworn duty, everything law enforcement seems to have done in this case has just been a massive cock up. :fp:

They had multiple warnings from other students, he himself said he wanted to shoot up a school and yet nothing was done.

Pelloki on ghosts wrote:Just start masturbating furiously. That'll make them go away.

Image
User avatar
Moggy
"Special"
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Moggy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:49 am

Rightey wrote:Pistols are semi-automatic though :|

And he's got 32 years of experience, he would have certainly had training on these kinds of situations if not some first hand experience. Furthermore this is supposed to be his sworn duty, everything law enforcement seems to have done in this case has just been a massive cock up. :fp:

They had multiple warnings from other students, he himself said he wanted to shoot up a school and yet nothing was done.


It's almost like years of training don't always mean anything when you are in a situation where a crazy person is running around with an AR-15.

Still, arming teachers will probably completely solve the problem.

User avatar
Hime
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Hime » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:58 am

Rightey wrote:Pistols are semi-automatic though :|

And he's got 32 years of experience, he would have certainly had training on these kinds of situations if not some first hand experience. Furthermore this is supposed to be his sworn duty, everything law enforcement seems to have done in this case has just been a massive cock up. :fp:

They had multiple warnings from other students, he himself said he wanted to shoot up a school and yet nothing was done.

What? :lol:

It's the 'rifle' bit following the semi automatic that is the point. The police officer has 6-8 shots to take this person down from fairly close range?

I watched a programme on Sky Atlantic last night called active shooter or something about the school shooting in Santa Monica. The police training there was four officers with shotguns moving in a diamond formation. It didn't give the impression that there was training for someone to John McClane the situation.

Image
User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Rex Kramer » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:06 am

This is from a piece in the NY Times back in 2005 about accuracy of police shootings

In 2005, officers fired 472 times in the same circumstances, hitting their mark 82 times, for a 17.4 percent hit rate. They shot and killed nine people that year.

In all shootings — including those against people, animals and in suicides and other situations — New York City officers achieved a 34 percent accuracy rate (182 out of 540), and a 43 percent accuracy rate when the target ranged from zero to six feet away. Nearly half the shots they fired last year were within that distance.

In Los Angeles, where there are far fewer shots discharged, the police fired 67 times in 2006 and had 27 hits, a 40 percent hit rate, which, while better than New York’s, still shows that they miss targets more often they hit them.

User avatar
Tafdolphin
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Tafdolphin » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:08 am

Rightey wrote:Pistols are semi-automatic though :|

And he's got 32 years of experience, he would have certainly had training on these kinds of situations if not some first hand experience. Furthermore this is supposed to be his sworn duty, everything law enforcement seems to have done in this case has just been a massive cock up. :fp:

They had multiple warnings from other students, he himself said he wanted to shoot up a school and yet nothing was done.



Gemini73 wrote:Yes your are a sanctimonious twat

Bloggy blog blog blog.

Night Call: a game what I worked on
User avatar
captain red dog
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Bristol, UK

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by captain red dog » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:11 am

AR-15 guy with a death wish vs guy with pistol who wants to live. Its a no brainer that the cop would be just another victim.

However, I don't think the anti-gun lobby should let this one go. We have an armed officer on scene and its proven that it is largely ineffective against a mass shooter.

User avatar
NickSCFC
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by NickSCFC » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:05 am

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/20 ... ing-system

I kind of agree with Trump here, no wonder Americans are clueless about game rating systems.

Our big red "18" on the box is much clearer than some random "M".

Obviously I don't believe games are the cause, regardless, the American rating system is stupid.

Image Image
User avatar
Squinty
Member
Joined in 2009
Location: Norn Oirland

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Squinty » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:21 am

captain red dog wrote:AR-15 guy with a death wish vs guy with pistol who wants to live. Its a no brainer that the cop would be just another victim.

However, I don't think the anti-gun lobby should let this one go. We have an armed officer on scene and its proven that it is largely ineffective against a mass shooter.


By extension, it also blows the 'arm teachers' argument out.

You can't engage with these people though, they are too far gone.

User avatar
Hime
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Hime » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:48 am

Squinty wrote:You can't engage with these people though, they are too far gone.

It's like pro gin people have some deluded cowboy fantasy that they think that the good guy will run in and save the day with their six shooter.

Funnily enough on the programme I watched yesterday, one of the policeman who was one those who ultimately stopped the gunman was off duty and made the point that he was worried about going in with a gun in case he was mistaken as the assailant. He was still wearing a police issue t-shirt and trousers. It's pretty obvious how this could play out with a bunch of civilians.

Image
User avatar
Blue Eyes
Member
Joined in 2011

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Blue Eyes » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:55 am

Hime wrote:
Squinty wrote:You can't engage with these people though, they are too far gone.

It's like pro gin people have some deluded cowboy fantasy that they think that the good guy will run in and save the day with their six shooter.

Funnily enough on the programme I watched yesterday, one of the policeman who was one those who ultimately stopped the gunman was off duty and made the point that he was worried about going in with a gun in case he was mistaken as the assailant. He was still wearing a police issue t-shirt and trousers. It's pretty obvious how this could play out with a bunch of civilians.

You leave us pro-gin people alone. Gin :wub:

User avatar
Preezy
Skeletor
Joined in 2009

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Preezy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:56 am

The Treaty of Bombay protects my 5th amendment right to consume dangerous quantities of gin.

Image
User avatar
Moggy
"Special"
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Moggy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:59 am

Gin doesn't kill people, drinking kills people.

User avatar
Hexx
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Hexx » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:01 pm

Gin :dread:

User avatar
Preezy
Skeletor
Joined in 2009

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Preezy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:05 pm

Hexx wrote:Gin :dread:

shut the hell up you stinkin commie liberal, trying to take away my god given right to bear gin! I bet you don't even believe in Jesus, he loved gin!

Image
User avatar
Alvin Flummux
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Wilmington, OH, USA
Contact:

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:11 pm

captain red dog wrote:AR-15 guy with a death wish vs guy with pistol who wants to live. Its a no brainer that the cop would be just another victim.


Presumably, the confined corridors-and-rooms environment of a school should make it easier to bring the AR-15 death wish guy down with a pistol.

Then again though, the officer presumably wasn't schooled in room clearing tactics.

One day, I know we'll meet again, under the Iron Sky...
User avatar
Hime
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Hime » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:13 pm

I should never own a gun as Google's auto correct genuinely makes me angry enough to kill.

Image
User avatar
Peter Crisp
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Peter Crisp » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:20 pm

There's also the obvious danger of the swat team turning up and shooting a few teachers by mistake or the teachers getting into intense gunfights with each other.

Having guns in schools is about as sensible as instead of having slow speed zones outside schools you claim that letting people floor it at top speed outside schools will prevent road accidents as the kids won't have time to throw themselves in front of a car going 140 mph.
I'm pretty sure a couldn't jump in front of a Veyron going 240 so that's obviously the safest speed of all.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
User avatar
Rax
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Raxicori

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Rax » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:22 pm

Hime wrote:
Squinty wrote:You can't engage with these people though, they are too far gone.

It's like pro gin people have some deluded cowboy fantasy that they think that the good guy will run in and save the day with their six shooter.

Funnily enough on the programme I watched yesterday, one of the policeman who was one those who ultimately stopped the gunman was off duty and made the point that he was worried about going in with a gun in case he was mistaken as the assailant. He was still wearing a police issue t-shirt and trousers. It's pretty obvious how this could play out with a bunch of civilians.

Thats the part that amazes me about these people suggesting the "good guys" should have guns too. When the SWAT team shows up theyre not gonna be asking questions, everyone with a gun will be seen as the "bad guy" and shot on sight.

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by KK » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:48 pm

BBC News wrote:An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week "certainly did a poor job", US President Donald Trump says.

Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect.

Mr Trump said Mr Peterson might be a "coward" who "didn't react properly under pressure".

Florida's governor meanwhile called for law enforcement officers to be placed in every public school in the state.

What did Trump say?

Speaking on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (Cpac) in Maryland, Mr Trump touted his love for gun rights.

He again proposed arming teachers as a solution to school safety, a method long championed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) gun lobby.

Speaking to reporters outside the White House earlier, Mr Trump criticised the police officer who did not confront the perpetrator of the 14 February massacre in Parkland, Florida.

"He trained his whole life but when it came time to do something he didn't have the courage," the Republican president said.

"He certainly did a poor job."

"But that's a case where somebody was outside, they're trained, they didn't react properly under pressure or they were coward," he added.

Trump, calling someone else a coward. Pot, kettle.

Image
User avatar
Earfolds
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Evil Ted
Contact:

PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Earfolds » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:54 pm

Image

Texas school district threatens to suspend students who protest gun violence

A case where the second trumps the first, literally.

Image

Return to “Stuff”