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Well, one again, there was a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va. (Original Post) imanamerican63 May 2019 OP
11 dead dalton99a May 2019 #1
11 dead, 6 wounded. Tommy_Carcetti May 2019 #2
I don't think it's numbness durablend May 2019 #9
11 killed. Shooter is also dead. The Velveteen Ocelot May 2019 #3
From the article: "The incident is the deadliest mass shooting in the US since November" Captain Stern May 2019 #11
Thanks for the update. imanamerican63 May 2019 #4
I think Jon Stewart said it best on TDS ego_nation May 2019 #5
But gunners can't live without being able to buy more guns whenever they want more. Hoyt May 2019 #6
becuase they are fucking wimps N/t rufus dog May 2019 #12
Happy Second Amendment Martyrs Day: a holiday we celebrate and celebrate struggle4progress May 2019 #7
Harsh-but the situation warrants it. Boomerproud May 2019 #13
Damn MissB May 2019 #8
Thoughts and prayers no action. nt doc03 May 2019 #10
"A longtime city employee shot and killed 11 people and injured six others after opening fire struggle4progress May 2019 #14
11 dead in mass shooting; or, as it's known in America, "Friday." VOX May 2019 #15
They're being very quiet about the gunman. Tipperary May 2019 #16
Thoughts and prayers. n/t Still In Wisconsin May 2019 #17

dalton99a

(81,426 posts)
1. 11 dead
Fri May 31, 2019, 07:06 PM
May 2019
At least 11 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia, police chief James Cervera told reporters Friday night.

The shooter is dead, Cervera said. It was unclear whether the shooter was among the 11 dead.

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,157 posts)
2. 11 dead, 6 wounded.
Fri May 31, 2019, 07:06 PM
May 2019

Reports are the shooter is dead.

Amazing how numb we’ve become to this.

Four years ago this entire page would have been covered in posts about this.

durablend

(7,459 posts)
9. I don't think it's numbness
Fri May 31, 2019, 07:39 PM
May 2019

It's the reality that nobody will do a damn thing about it.

Aside from more "thoughts and prayers"

Captain Stern

(2,201 posts)
11. From the article: "The incident is the deadliest mass shooting in the US since November"
Fri May 31, 2019, 07:53 PM
May 2019

I don't really have anything to add to that.

ego_nation

(123 posts)
5. I think Jon Stewart said it best on TDS
Fri May 31, 2019, 07:11 PM
May 2019

"Now I see what's happening. Their paranoid fear of a possible dystopic future prevents us from addressing our actual dystopic present.

"We can't even begin to address 30,000 gun deaths that are actually, in reality, happening in this country every year because a few of us must remain vigilant against the rise of Imaginary Hitler."

struggle4progress

(118,269 posts)
7. Happy Second Amendment Martyrs Day: a holiday we celebrate and celebrate
Fri May 31, 2019, 07:37 PM
May 2019

and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate and celebrate ...

struggle4progress

(118,269 posts)
14. "A longtime city employee shot and killed 11 people and injured six others after opening fire
Fri May 31, 2019, 08:36 PM
May 2019

late Friday afternoon in the public works building where he worked, police said. The man was then killed by officers after firing at them"

12 dead, 6 injured in shooting at Virginia Beach Municipal Center
By Alissa Skelton, Stacy Parker, and Mike Connors
3 hrs ago
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/article_777b737e-83e3-11e9-b1d0-dff7ad725d5e.html

VOX

(22,976 posts)
15. 11 dead in mass shooting; or, as it's known in America, "Friday."
Fri May 31, 2019, 09:45 PM
May 2019

These “events” are now so repugnantly routine that Americans are likely becoming inured to this USA-specific brand of sporadic mass violence, most often with killings in the double digits.

There will be no safety or control measures taken as long as this country suffers under right-wing minority rule. The Electoral College, gerrymandering, voter suppression, Russian interference, and over-represented-low-population Red States have the entire U.S. chained to the hard-right-wing’s insane, self-destructive addictions: irrational resistance to government as an engine of progress; white supremacy; complete denial of science and distrust in public/higher education; privatization of everything in sight, even if it means monetary losses and feeds corruption; infantile, vengeful religious beliefs; a cult-like, unswerving devotion to their ideological figurehead, and fetus/firearms worship.

Those who wave the flag hardest are those who know the least about their own country, and how it best relates to the world around us.

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