Mass Shootings in the US

Thankfully this attempt seems to have been thwarted, helped by the quick thinking of a wounded sailor. I hope she has a speedy recovery (she has been released from hospital). Abridged details copied from dw.de

FBI says attack on Texas naval base 'terrorism-related'
Federal agents say they are probing whether the shooting at the base Corpus Christi had a terrorist motive. The gunman was shot and killed by guards after wounding a sailor.

At around 6.15 a.m local time (1100 UTC) on Thursday, the assailant, later identified as Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi, attempted to gain access to the base by opening fire on the sailor who was guarding the security gate.

However, though injured, she was able to roll over and push the button that deployed the gate's security barrier, denying him access.

Alsahli was then shot and killed by other security guards at the base. The injured sailor has since been released from the hospital.

Link to full article: FBI says attack on Texas naval base 'terrorism-related' | DW | 22.05.2020
 
Thankfully this attempt seems to have been thwarted, helped by the quick thinking of a wounded sailor. I hope she has a speedy recovery (she has been released from hospital). Abridged details copied from dw.de

FBI says attack on Texas naval base 'terrorism-related'
Federal agents say they are probing whether the shooting at the base Corpus Christi had a terrorist motive. The gunman was shot and killed by guards after wounding a sailor.

At around 6.15 a.m local time (1100 UTC) on Thursday, the assailant, later identified as Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi, attempted to gain access to the base by opening fire on the sailor who was guarding the security gate.

However, though injured, she was able to roll over and push the button that deployed the gate's security barrier, denying him access.

Alsahli was then shot and killed by other security guards at the base. The injured sailor has since been released from the hospital.

Link to full article: FBI says attack on Texas naval base 'terrorism-related' | DW | 22.05.2020
Yep.
 
Well done that man!

'A soldier based in Kansas is being credited with preventing a mass shooting.

'The incident occurred Wednesday morning at the Centennial Bridge, which connects Kansas to Missouri. A man, who has yet to be identified, got out of his vehicle with a rifle and began firing randomly at vehicles on the busy stretch of road. That is when Master Sgt. David Royer, who is based at nearby Fort Leavenworth, sprang into action, the New York Times reported.

'Royer said he was speaking to his fiancee at the time of the shooting when he realized that the man in front of him began shooting. He told his wife to call 911 and proceeded to drive his Chevrolet Silverado into the gunman, pinning him beneath the car. “I wasn’t necessarily frightened,” the 34-year-old soldier said Thursday. “I was shocked that it was happening, and the adrenaline took over, and, with the military training that I’ve received, I took appropriate action and took out the threat.”

'In addition to the gunman, who was seriously injured by the crash, another driver was shot and was taken to the hospital Wednesday in serious condition.'


 
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Looks like its really kicking off across the USA.

'Seven people were shot in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday night as protests broke out over the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, reports said.

Hundreds of protesters stormed through the street in downtown Louisville calling for justice in the March killing of Taylor, who was shot at least eight times when officers forcibly entered her apartment to serve a warrant. A total of seven people were shot and one was in “critical” condition, according to WDRB-TV.

The shots were fired around 11:30 p.m. as swarms of protesters gathered near Metro Hall. The Louisville Metro Police Department did not say where the gunfire came from. “It is unclear at this time whether or not we will be able to provide additional updates this evening,” an LMPD spokesperson said in a statement.

Taylor, a 26-year-old aspiring nurse, was killed on March 13 when Louisville police officers stormed into her apartment to execute a drug warrant.'
- https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/america-its-all-a-bit-odd.267199/page-560#post-10017388

 

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Looks like its really kicking off across the USA.

'Seven people were shot in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday night as protests broke out over the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, reports said.

Hundreds of protesters stormed through the street in downtown Louisville calling for justice in the March killing of Taylor, who was shot at least eight times when officers forcibly entered her apartment to serve a warrant. A total of seven people were shot and one was in “critical” condition, according to WDRB-TV.

The shots were fired around 11:30 p.m. as swarms of protesters gathered near Metro Hall. The Louisville Metro Police Department did not say where the gunfire came from. “It is unclear at this time whether or not we will be able to provide additional updates this evening,” an LMPD spokesperson said in a statement.

Taylor, a 26-year-old aspiring nurse, was killed on March 13 when Louisville police officers stormed into her apartment to execute a drug warrant.'
- https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/america-its-all-a-bit-odd.267199/page-560#post-10017388

"Soldier goes amok - runs over protestor."
 
Crap if it could not get worse at this time , shooting incident at Grand Forks AFB today...two deceased RIP..

 

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Crap if it could not get worse at this time , shooting incident at Grand Forks AFB today...two deceased RIP..

Two doesn't seem like a "mass" to me.
 
The 'polite' society in action.

'27 people were killed and at least 65 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago's most violent weekend of the year so far, which also saw widespread protests, riots and looting throughout the city in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

'More than half of the weekend's victims were shot on Sunday as the city reeled from violent protests Saturday night that led to hundreds of arrests and the implementation of a curfew.'


 

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I think that the FBI definition is three victims.
Need to check.
Still, three people being a "mass" is more than a little misleading.

But maybe the FBI employs journos too.
 
The 'polite' society in action.

'27 people were killed and at least 65 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago's most violent weekend of the year so far, which also saw widespread protests, riots and looting throughout the city in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

'More than half of the weekend's victims were shot on Sunday as the city reeled from violent protests Saturday night that led to hundreds of arrests and the implementation of a curfew.'


You realise that it's not unusual in Chicago to have that kind of deaths, once or twice a year. Normally black on black.

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You realise that it's not unusual in Chicago to have that kind of deaths, once or twice a year. Normally black on black.

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Oh well, apparently that's alright then. FFS.
 
So we've had 'that's Detroit' and 'that's Chicago'; standing by for the 'what else do you expect, that's Brooklyn'.

'A suspect is dead and least five people, including two police officers, have reportedly been injured following a shooting in New York on Tuesday evening.

'Local media reports the incident occurred just after 9pm in Brooklyn at the Kingsborough Houses at Rochester Ave and Dean Street. Police said a suspect is believed to have shot multiple people at a housing complex before being shot and killed by responding officers, ABC7 reported. It has been reported at least three people have been taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries. Two NYPD officers have also been taken to hospital with minor injuries.'


 
So we've had 'that's Detroit' and 'that's Chicago'; standing by for the 'what else do you expect, that's Brooklyn'.
We'll probably skip straight to, "That's everywhere in the US except for where I live, what can you expect?"

Swiftly followed by, "But America doesn't have gun problems and an armed society is a polite one."
 
Allowing the polite society to top themselves more easily.

'Americans own more guns than civilians in any other country, the researchers pointed out. Meanwhile, the United States also has one of the highest rates of suicide by gun in the world. Yet the issue gets relatively little attention, Studdert said.

'Firearm homicides -- particularly mass shootings -- garner widespread media coverage, and much of the focus in debates over gun control. But two-thirds of U.S. deaths that involve guns are actually suicides, Studdert said.

'Handgun owners are at substantially heightened risk of suicide in the years after buying their first gun, a large new study finds. The study of more than 26 million California residents found that first-time handgun owners were nearly four times more likely to die by suicide in the coming years versus non-owners. Their risk of suicide by firearm, specifically, rose to a striking degree: Male handgun owners had an eight times higher risk, versus other men; the risk soared 35-fold among female gun owners, compared with other women.'


 

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Allowing the polite society to top themselves more easily.

'Americans own more guns than civilians in any other country, the researchers pointed out. Meanwhile, the United States also has one of the highest rates of suicide by gun in the world. Yet the issue gets relatively little attention, Studdert said.

'Firearm homicides -- particularly mass shootings -- garner widespread media coverage, and much of the focus in debates over gun control. But two-thirds of U.S. deaths that involve guns are actually suicides, Studdert said.

'Handgun owners are at substantially heightened risk of suicide in the years after buying their first gun, a large new study finds. The study of more than 26 million California residents found that first-time handgun owners were nearly four times more likely to die by suicide in the coming years versus non-owners. Their risk of suicide by firearm, specifically, rose to a striking degree: Male handgun owners had an eight times higher risk, versus other men; the risk soared 35-fold among female gun owners, compared with other women.'


I can condense their years of research:
Firearms are more effective for suicides than most other methods.
 

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We'll probably skip straight to, "That's everywhere in the US except for where I live, what can you expect?"

Swiftly followed by, "But America doesn't have gun problems and an armed society is a polite one."

You forgot 'Only to be expected, the town is run by the Democrats'
 

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