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    Noliving

    A standing room only pool? No thanks. The thought of wading through all that urine doesn't appeal to me.

    But urine is sterile.....

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    Noliving

    You asked the wrong question and answering it would be a waste of our time.

    No I'm not asking the wrong question, I am asking for a nation that has a population of 310+ million people what is considered an isolated frequency? You said you were defining isolated different from me, I am asking you how you define isolated?

    This is just another mistaken question! The obligation of governments is to do what is best for its citizens even if that means copying others. Its not about what others do. Its about principles. And if others prove principles true, well so be it.

    No it is not a mistaken question, you said the USA has decided to ignore other countries examples, so is the USA obligated then to do as those other nations? Which principles?

    Here let me put it to you this way, USA raised the minimum drinking age to 21 and the result is thousands of lives saved. Is the rest of the world obligated to raise their minimum drinking age laws to 21?

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    Noliving

    As far as I know, neither Roof, nor the guy who killed all the kids at Littleton had a history of violence. Neither did the guy who shot up all the people in the movie theater in Colorado. Nor the kids at Columbine.

    I think you are confusing littleton with newtown, littleton is Columbine.

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    Noliving

    Differently from you apparently, Noliving. Rarity does disprove a connection between events. These people who grab a gun and start shooting innocent people they never even met is not something that each perpetrator thought of independently. Its obvious they are inspiring each other. Its also obvious it need not even be mass shootings inspiring individual shootings. Both inspire the other.

    You didn't answer the question, what is the number/frequency that we should consider isolated in a nation that is over 310+ million people?

    To put it another way there is around 38 people each year out of 310 million that will commit an act of mass homicide each year in the USA. That is extremely rare when considering the size of the population. Yes there is some evidence to suggest as much as 20 or even as high as 30% of all mass shootings in the USA are copycats.

    And one of the many reasons its happening is clear to anyone with half a brain who decides to argue this honestly; its because America has decided to ignore the examples of other countries who have made their citizens safe with gun restrictions even while still maintaining a well armed populace.

    Is it wrong for Americans to say ~152 people each year is an acceptable cost?

    Here maybe you can answer the question I asked SenseNotSoCommon:

    Is a country or a state, or a city or a population or whatever obligated to pass similar laws/rules/restrictions when another country or state or city or a population passes a law/rule/restriction that has some type of impact, especially if it reduces deaths?

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    Noliving

    However, this latest American gun massacre is a pretty freaking far cry from an isolated incident. Surely you can realize that? Or are you just hell bent to twist this any way you can?

    How do you define isolated incident? The issue with having a population the size of the USA is that very rare events will give the appearance they are very common when in fact they are rare when compared to the size of the population. Mass shootings make up around 0.02 to as high as 0.05 per 100,000 homicide rate, which means if you used the FBI/Australia formula of a mass shooting being 4 or more people being killed in a single incident that would equal to around 38 incidents in the USA or basically one every one and half weeks but that is still ~152 people being killed out of 310 million or 0.000049% or to put it another way four one-hundredth and ninety thousandth of one percent of the population is killed annually in mass shootings. That is an incredibly small number,

    To further put that into perspective the mass shooting homicide rate of the USA is one sixth the overall homicide rate of Japan, you are six times more likely to be murdered in Japan than you are to be killed in a mass shooting incident in the USA.

    So in a population the size of around 310+ million people what frequency do we consider an isolated incident?

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    Noliving

    Needle's stuck in the same old record. taken on a deaths per billion km basis, it's the same as Spain and sedate Slovenia. Statistically you are safer on the roads in the USA than in Belgium, Japan or New Zealand.

    Right which is why I said when compared to the UK and western Europe, at least most of western Europe. Statistically you are safer on the roads in the UK, Canada, France, Australia, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway when compared to the USA.

    So is the USA obligated to pass the same driving requirement as say Denmark or Norway?

    Previously we've even had drownings in bathtubs presented to show how statistically unextraordinary gun deaths are. How many people ever bought a bathtub or automobile to be able to kill some

    That is beside the point/question I'm asking. The question I'm asking is if something is shown to have this effect is a country or a population or a state or whatever obligated to do the same thing, especially if it is shown to reduce deaths?

    Also if the goal is a public health issue/is to save lives it is irrelevant if something is designed to kill or not seeing as a premature preventable death is a premature preventable death regardless of the circumstances. Also do you think it helps your argument that something that is not purchased/designed to kill people is killing just as many people if not more people as something that is claimed to be primarily purchased for the purpose of maliciously killing people?

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    Noliving

    The quantity doesn't mean quality.

    What is your problem with SuperLib's comment?

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    Noliving

    In case you didn't notice, we don't have this problem in other countries.

    Well Canada seems to be having a similar problem for the past couple of years, they have had a recent spike of mass shootings, domestic and public for the past couple of years it seems.

    That begs the question does the fact that other countries don't have this problem, mass shootings, mean the USA is then obligated to follow those other countries in passing similar laws? And how severe is the problem in the first place? Mass shootings currently make up around 0.01-0.02 per 100,000 homicide rate, is a 0.01 or a 0.02 per 100,000 homicide rate by mass shootings really that bad?

    Take for example Cars, the USA has much high death rate from cars, especially when compared to the UK and Western Europe, is the USA obligated to pass similar restrictions on getting a drivers license as them?

    Another example: The south eastern states of the USA have much stricter alcohol laws and have lower rates of Alcohol death when compared to the rest of the nation, is the rest of the nation, heck other countries, obligated to follow south eastern states of the USA in passing similar laws to bring down their alcohol death rate?

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    Noliving

    Motor vehicles are more regulated than firearms,

    Debatable, the manufacturing and selling of firearms is more regulated then the manufacturing and selling of cars in a lot of ways when compared to cars.

    You do realize that the reason why you register your vehicle is to generate tax income, not for safety reasons or crime fighting reasons. In fact there is very little evidence to support the argument that car registries are a cost effective way to fight crime, especially motor vehicle crimes or make people drive safer; there is very little evidence that the sex offender registry does anything to reduce sexual assaults, in fact some states like California are now seriously thinking about repealing the sex offender registry as it is just a money sinkhole. If registries were as effective as people claim they are then we would have had a DNA registry a long time ago of every person born a long time ago.

    With that being said I do agree that the chant of they are taking away our guns any time some very tiny law is change regarding firearms is tiresome.

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    Noliving

    Sad to hear that Justin Bieber is the best known Canadian (sigh)

    Could have been worse, they could have said Chad Kroeger

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    Noliving

    So what do you do? Pull your gun on the aggressor?

    Up to you on what you want to do. If you want to engage the aggressor you can, if you don't want to engage the aggressor and just witness what is going on you can do that and if you want leave the area you can do that as well.

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    Noliving

    The shooter was not the only one 'dressed up' - other members of the audience had dressed up for the screening. Before he started shooting he threw a canister that emitted a gas or smoke, causing eye irritation and obscuring visibility. One witness said all she could see was a silhouette. Others said they thought it was a prank, part of the screening, people didn't realise what was going on.

    Yes other members had dressed up but not as tactical gear to make them look like a soldier or SWAT member. All had dressed up in very obvious costumes related to batman. Not a single one of them walked into the theater from the emergency exists half way through the movie, which are next to the screen by the way and lead directly outside the building, meaning everyone saw him walked in, nor were they standing in the very front of the movie theater throwing gas canisters into the crowd for a few seconds and then firing a round into the ceiling while sanding in front of everyone in the center front of the theater.

    No one in your article claimed they had trouble identifying the person/silhouette as the threat just that at first some of them didn't realize that what he was doing was lethal but they all knew right away when they realized what was going on that it was that person. Meaning if your in row 8-25 and you see someone in row 7 stand up with a firearm stretched in their hand aiming at the center front of the the theater where the silhouette is standing throwing gas canisters into the crowd and firing into the crowd, you're not going to think to yourself gee I bet it is the person in row 7 killing us at random and not the silhouette. Nor are people in row 1-6 going to turn around and say hey it is the person in row 7 that is killing us and not the person standing right in front of us who we just watched walked in from the emergency exits half way through the movie throwing gas canisters and firing a gun into the ceiling and then lowered the gun at the crowd level.

    Uh, Noliving, do all of your scenarios include a gunman wearing a bandana or otherwise having a massive arrow pointing to him being the threat?

    No not all scenarios but the scenarios you are most likely to encounter are those.

    How about this: you walk into a restaurant and two men have their guns out and pointed at each other. Solve that for us.

    OK, one is threatening to verbally kill or is taunting the other while the other party is asking for people to call 911 or asking for help from the public. One is advancing on the position of the other and the other one is most likely retreating while still pointing the firearm at the person advancing on them. In other words when you see two people in normal civilian clothing aiming guns at one another, usually one is retreating and one is advancing on the other and making verbal threats/taunts against the other one, it is a good bet that the one retreating is the more 'innocent' party while the one following the other person around with a firearm in public is probably the 'aggressor'.

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    Noliving

    Not so much 'very different' as 'very many more fatalities' as in the confusion the concealed carriers pull their weapons and start shooting at all the other concealed carriers who have pulled weapons. Who's to know who are the good guys and who are the bad guys?

    Well lets look at the situation - You have the shooter in the very front of the theater all dressed up in 'tactical gear' shooting first and up into the crowd and at random. It wouldn't be exactly difficult to determine, if you are carrying in the crowd a weapon, who to shoot at or assault with your weapon. The idea that people carrying weapons for the purpose of self defense would just at the drop of a pin just start firing in all directions is just well a myth.

    Gun nutters come up with some pretty crazy fantasy scenarios where a shooting suddenly starts and everyone is armed yet on the exact same page as to where the danger is coming from.

    Well lets run through some scenarios shall we, you have a person in the very front of the theater dressed up in 'tactical' gear and is firing at random people, regardless if they are armed or not. You would honestly have trouble identifying who the threat is?

    Lets say you are in a gas station a person walks in with a mask or a bandana covering their face or a balaclava points a weapon at a clerk demanding money you have five other customers in the station all dressed up in normal civilian clothing and all armed and they all pull their firearms. You are telling me those five would not be able to determine it is the person pointing the weapon at the clerk who the threat is?

    It is usually very easy to determine who the threat is by how they are dressed and also their behavior.

    In a dark theater, with lots of people, gimme a break.

    How dark do you think the theater is? Pitch black? The screen with a movie playing usually lights up the room enough to easily tell what color clothing people are wearing, etc. Look at the below links and tell me you would have trouble identifying who shooter is in those conditions because it is too dark.

    http://boiseclassicmovies.com/about/the-experience/

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    https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/shrinknp800800/AAEAAQAAAAAAAALMAAAAJDYzODJmNWVjLTYyNDQtNDdiNS1iNDFjLWYxY2U2ZDBjYjAxNQ.jpg

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    Noliving

    Words cannot describe how sickening, horrifying, disturbing and scary this is. This could have happened to anyone regardless of age or gender! Let’s also hope the Officers of the Law catch this evil, depraved sicko immediately so this kind of incident never happens again. My heart goes out to the victim and his family. What on earth is it with these random stabbings especially in a safe country like Japan??!! Do residents and tourists need to be concerned (perhaps start carrying pepper spray or bear spray everywhere they go)? This reminds me of an incident in the Saitama Prefecture back in October 2014 when a university stabbed a woman to death because he “wanted to kill anyone” and another incident in March 2015 when a woman in Chofu, Tokyo was stabbed to death by an attacker after walking home from shopping. Further this also reminds me of the stabbing massacre in Akihabara Tokyo in June 2008. I understand other incidents similar to this have occurred in Japan. Any kind of violence like this is disturbing, but it is especially disturbing that this kind of violence is happening to innocent individuals who are minding their own business. Random violence is a lot more scary than violence among those who know each other such as the mafia ordering a killing on a rival group or someone from within who is cooperating with the authorities (in such case like that no one has to worry about being safe from walking the streets). THESE EVIL ACTS NEED TO STOP! Those evil things who commit these heinous acts should receive the harshest punishment possible (including being caned) and not be able to walk the streets for eternity whether it is a life sentence with no parole or an execution. Japan is probably one of the best if not the best country in the world which has something to offer everyone (tourist or resident) all the way from Naha, Okinawa to Wakkanai, Hokkaido. I understand Japan is famous for personal safety whether one is in a large city such as Tokyo or a small rural town in the Hokkaido Prefecture. I thought Japan is supposed to be one of the safest countries if not the safest in the world where violent crime is nonexistent and anyone regardless of age and gender can walk around and not worry about being attacked and live happily ever after (close to a Utopia). Additionally, I understand Japan has Koubans scattered around to ensure optimal safety, strict gun laws and a culture where if one commits a crime, shame is brought to the entire family. That being said crime especially violent crime should be nonexistent. Just what is going on in Japan??!! It looks like nowhere in the world is safe except maybe North Korea (my understanding is despite the dictatorship North Korea is just about “0” regarding street crime).

    All I have to say is get a grip!

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    Noliving

    No!!!!!

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    Noliving

    Of course, Stranger. It's our hundreds of millions of guns that makes the U.S. the safest country in the history of the planet. Wait....

    Well the USA is actually one of the safest countries in the world and in fact if you look at the countries in the world that have the highest ownership rates of firearms among civilian populations, North America and Western Europe, they are in fact some of the safest countries in the world. If you look at the countries that are considered the most dangerous you will find that the gun ownership is lower than the safest countries in the world. Back in the USA if you look at where gun ownership rates are highest,rural and subarbs, you will find that homicides and non-fatal assaults, especially with guns, is much lower than the areas where gun ownership rates are generally lower, big cities/inner cities.

    Now if gun ownership rates were the only factor in determining crime rates your comment would carry more weight.

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    Noliving

    And is spitting a chargeable offence?

    I would imagine that placing or putting your bodily fluids on anyone with out their consent would be viewed as assault.

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    Noliving

    Considering how rare these events are I would suggest doing nothing and just accept that the incident happened and that going forward whatever future events that might occur are acceptable.

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    Noliving

    And now the American invasion of Cuba begins! No scrap of Cuban culture will remain within 10 years! Muahahahhahahaha!

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    Noliving

    Let me make clear that the Violence Policy Center was countering assertions by the NRA and others who were claiming the necessity of guns in self-defense, meaning bang, bang. Here is a quote from the Japan Times: "Contrary to what the gun lobby argues, personal firearms in the United States are rarely used for self-defense, a gun control advocacy group said Wednesday. "In an analysis of FBI and other federal government data, the nonprofit Violence Policy Center said Americans are far more likely to hurt themselves or others when handling a lethal weapon. "In 2012, it said, only 259 'justifiable homicides' involving a private citizen were reported, compared to 8,342 criminal homicides committed with a gun."

    @Kabukilover - Curious but don't you see the issue with only defining self-defense as killing the assailant? I mean by this definition the warning shot the Japanese police officer did would not be considered an act of self defense with a firearm.

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