Lax gun laws in Texas fail to prevent tragedy: 10 people Shot

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by shortie, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. sadly, i have warned about this kind of thing recently but not many listened. :(


    Multiple people shot to death at Texas roller rink
    Incident takes place during private birthday party in Dallas suburb

    BREAKING NEWS

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six people were shot to death and four others wounded Saturday at a roller rink in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, NBCDFW.com reported.

    The shooting at Forum Roller World took place just after 7 p.m. when an argument during a party got out of hand and someone pulled a weapon and opened fire, Grand Prairie police told the NBC station.

    In all, 10 people were shot, six of them fatally, including the gunman, NBCDFW.com reported.

    The gunman died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. The condition, identities and ages of the survivors were not immediately known.

    The Dallas Morning News said the shooting occurred during a birthday party.

    Grand Prairie is about 15 miles west of downtown Dallas.
     

  2. Sadly, 10 people got killed yesterday in car accidents.

    I've warned about the need to ban cars but not many will listen.
     
  3. I don't even know why we sell lighters in this country. Selling lighters leads to smoking.
     
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    How much do you want to bet that the person who used the firearm didn't purchase it illegally? And if that is the case, strengthening gun laws won't change that at all.
     
  5. Ricter

    Ricter

    Just because you like your guns (I include myself) does not mean that you have to adopt the absurd argument that, if there were no guns there would still be gun crimes. It is fair to say, though, that rounding up all the guns, and keeping new guns away from and out of the country, are practically speaking, impossible.
     
  6. Ask Eric Holder.
     
  7. The general gun laws (even in Texas - I lived there for 13 years) are still ridiculous...can't bring a gun into the post office...can't bring a gun to a restaurant where alcohol is served...on and on. The question for this situation is...was it legal for the ordinary citizen (with no "concealed carry license") to have a gun at this roller rink?

    -gastropod
     
  8. Thats why chicago is gun crime free. Oh wait...
     
  9. Ricter

    Ricter

    Is his argument either, 1) if guns did not exist in America there would still be gun violence in America? Or, 2) it is possible and practical to remove all guns from America? I ask because those are the only two arguments I was countering.
     
  10. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    I interpret Bug's post as being a sarcastic swat at our current Justice Department's policy towards supplying Mexican drug cartels with quality American firearms.
     
    #10     Jul 24, 2011