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    Default So Today there was a shooting scare at my university

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-48688919

    Perhaps a student wanted to re-take an exam?

    No idea, I wasn't on campus when it happened, apparently the Fuzz arrived and arrested him promptly - and it wasn't a "viable firearm".

    Imagine how this might have gone if we had ready and easy access to legal handguns in the UK.
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    Yes, mental illness is a scourge on our society.

    Thoughts and prayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rory_20_uk View Post
    Yes, mental illness is a scourge on our society.
    A 2004 analysis of more than 60 mass murders in North America, for example, found that just 6% were psychotic at the time of the killings. And when it comes to mass shootings, those with mental illness account for “less than 1% of all yearly gun-related homicides”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beskar View Post
    Erm... my lines were the traditional crap that gun nuts say after a massacre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rory_20_uk View Post
    Erm... my lines were the traditional crap that gun nuts say after a massacre.
    Unfortunately that particular line gets lost on a lot of people. Even the not-gunnuts say it.


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    Another thing that struck me was the scale and speed of the Police response - within just a few minutes seven officers and a dog piled into Amory and nabbed the guy.
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    What an American shooting scare might look like:

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    Default Re: So Today there was a shooting scare at my university

    Quote Originally Posted by rory_20_uk View Post
    Yes, mental illness is a scourge on our society.

    Thoughts and prayers.

    You forgot the secular equivalent, "Sending Positive Vibes your way"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beskar View Post
    60% of gun deaths in the USA are suicide or accidental. Ready access to firearms gives would-be suicides a more easily lethal tool to use.
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