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Shooting at a Seattle School

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by mrblond, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    This country has produced a bunch of selfish big -0- kids on psycotropic medications.
     
  3. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Let's not make a bunch of presumptions just yet.
    cops have this guy and he is being questioned.

    Mayor Ed Murray exploited this to talk about "gun violence" and an "epidemic" of gun violence.
     
  4. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Isn't Seattle Pacific University a "Gun Free Zone"?

    How did the guy get a firearm past the rules??
     
  5. Kable

    Kable Lynnwood Active Member

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    Yeah the police news conference about to happen should be interesting. I bet no matter what the facts are the anti gunners are going to use this to push I594
     
  6. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Yeap, I was surprised he didn't use that "gun" violence phrase several dozen more times.
     
  7. Kable

    Kable Lynnwood Active Member

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    Bravo to the chief for trying to get the media to not focus on the shooter like they always do.
     
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    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Turns out he wanted to be famous...huh and he legally obtained his shotgun say what?!?

    Their arguments are invalid.
     
  9. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Exploiting SPU tragedy draws criticism, presents problem

    Anti-gun Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was clinging to his “epidemic of gun violence” narrative Friday afternoon about the same time that alleged Seattle Pacific University killer Aaron Ybarra was brought into King County Superior Court only to be ordered held without bail on investigation of murder and other charges.


    http://www.examiner.com/article/exploiting-spu-tragedy-draws-criticism-presents-problem
     
  10. muppetman

    muppetman Eastside Active Member

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    Additional Agenda Pushing here:

    http://www.king5.com/news/crime/police-search-homicide-suspect-262224851.html

    "For the third time in a week, Seattle has suffered a devastating loss of life as result of guns,” said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. "Once again, it is members of our East African community who feel the pain of this violence most directly. And once again, we as a city together mourn the loss of one of our young men taken too soon.”

    Maybe its because I have lived all over the world and have a more diverse view or perhaps its because not being a US Citizen I am not steeped in Political tradition here, but I just don't understand this method of stepping on still warm corpses just to further a Political ideal? Surely as an intelligent Political maestro this would be something they are aware of? But maybe it works? Maybe its an approach that actually does further their ideals and generate votes?

    I find it odd that the media consistently refers to specific demographics within society to describe a particular community. While i appreciate that this may be pertinent at times, personally i find it a little divisive. Why refer to a community within a community? By sheer definition isn't the loss of 'innocent' life something that affects the entire Seattle Community? Or because they are 'Black' the rest of the Community doesn't care? Only a particular subset of the community is allowed to care? It's just very strange, I fail to recall the last time a Politician went on camera and states that this was a great loss to the 'White Caucasian Community'? It simply serves no purpose in my opinion and simply reinforces a sense of segregation, the exact opposite of the 'community' that is being used to describe it.


    I'm sure this has been brought up before, but the WA State's Death records provide some rather interesting data which, as all intelligent and balanced minded people would be familiar with, allows variables to be observed in context. I won't bore you with the details, the info can be found here:

    http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatis...sData/DeathData/DeathTablesbyTopic.aspx#Cause

    Due to my work touching on this particular subject it is something I am familiar with, and that is of Suicide.
    Interesting data that simply isn't shared nor discussed in any detail outside of specialist talks, presentations etc... It's almost like the country is embarrassed about it and simply doesn't discuss it:

    http://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures

    While i understand there are a plethora of arguments regarding various death statistics and what is / isn't publicized, i find it hard to believe that intelligent and well meaning people cannot differentiate between the bullbubblegum propagated by self serving politicos and the facts? But i guess that is from the perspective of an outsider looking in and maybe i am missing part of the process?