Shooting in Finland; 2 dead, 7 wounded

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Radiance, May 26, 2012.

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  1. If it had happened in the US, some forums would have 15 page threads with everyone waffling on about how guns are bad and how they should be banned worldwide.

    But this is Finland, so not a whimper from that lot
  2. How difficult is it to get a license to kill people in Finland?
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  3. Piece of piss, but they don't half shaft you if you go over your limit.
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  4. That might have something to do with the fact that mass shooting in US = several thousands while mass shootings in Finland = not a lot.

    When it becomes a monthly or even weekly event then you might see the sort of posts you are on about.
  5. WOW!! When was there one loony shooting "thousands" in the US? Never saw that one in the news........

    Bottom line is that it ain't "news" unless it's some loon with a gun in the US so they can go all rabid over US gun laws while ignoring what happens elsewhere because it isn't the US.......... Why be that?
  6. So, you regularly read Finnish forums? (OK, this is probably where you reply "Kyllä, tehdän"...)

    In the past four or so years, there has been about four "public" shootings - these hit the international news because it's generally where the killer doesn't personally know the victims. What doesn't seem to hit the news is the number of killings where someone has murdered their own family then topped themselves - last year alone there was at least four such killings. But, no, the Finns don't generally rant on publicly about things, the preferred method seems to be bottle it all up, get drunk, then blow their brains out.
  7. fu2

    fu2 LE

    The test is a bastard. Head shot moving tgt 500 m
  8. So that's why for quite a few years, it was almost obligatory for the teenage boys to play "Counter Strike"...
  9. How many examples of someone in the US "going postal" and shooting more than one victim have there been in the past decade?

    Contrast and compare with the same time frame in Finnland.