Three dead, including gunman, in Maryland mall shooting

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Naksuthin wrote:

We need to pass a law that prohibits news outlets from reporting shooting incidents.

These news stories just create more copycat shootings and create confusion and chaos.

People
die everyday…all across America. Traffic accidents, suicides,
falling from ladders, drowning in pools.. Those stories don’t get
reported. Only the shooting incidents.

It’s time to put limits on
how much the press can report. The Press needs to be responsible and
report fairly and evenly. When it just reports gun shootings and not
suicides or traffic accidents…that happen all the time..it’s just gun
hating reporters trying to make a case.

If the press cannot report fairly…THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO REPORT –

Jan 25, 2014 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Naksuthin wrote:

We need to pass a law that prohibits news outlets from reporting shooting incidents.

These news stories just create more copycat shootings and create confusion and chaos.

People
die everyday…all across America. Traffic accidents, suicides,
falling from ladders, drowning in pools.. Those stories don’t get
reported. Only the shooting incidents.

It’s time to put limits on
how much the press can report. The Press needs to be responsible and
report fairly and evenly. When it just reports gun shootings and not
suicides or traffic accidents…that happen all the time..it’s just gun
hating reporters trying to make a case.

If the press cannot report fairly…THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO REPORT –

Jan 25, 2014 12:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LoneStriker wrote:

Naksuthin is obviously a pro-gun/second amendment person. He obviously believes more in the second amendment than the first. Perhaps he needs to read the entire Bill of Rights, not just the parts he likes.

What he fails to realize is that the media actually do cover plenty of stories where people die. They focus on murder rather than accidents, however, because those are more “interesting”. Whether people are murdered by knives, poison, explosions, or guns they are reported. The problem is, that a disproportionate number of murders today are committed by individuals using guns.

Accidents do happen, yes. They’re mundane unless there’s a large loss of life (e.g. airplane crash.) Murder is more newsworthy because it’s an intentional act that in theory could be prevented.

If you don’t like the news reporting, please feel free to ignore it or do your own reporting and see what kind of following your type of news gets. It is a free country after all.

Jan 25, 2014 1:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Let me guess, Naksuthin is a gun nut who believes in upholding the 2nd Amendment, forgot that whole freedom of the press thing.

In my opinion until those supporting unfettered access to firearms make it known publicly that yes there are limits to the 2nd amendment and we need to address the prevalence of guns in our society, some of the victims blood will continue to be on their hands.

Another sad day of needless gun violence in America.

Jan 25, 2014 1:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I’m getting a little tired of the media leaping on local incidents like this where two, three, or maybe five people get killed, because they are all too happy to ignore the half dozen or more who die that day from auto accidents alone in the same area. Or the dozens who die in that state on that day from the same cause. Or the hundreds who die nationwide. And then you have your suicides and accidental deaths, and it’s just ridiculous.

The only reason they broadcast this crap is because it involved a gun.

Jan 25, 2014 1:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
runfast3 wrote:

When you can prove to me that gun restrictions and more stupid gun laws protect the people then i will go along with your thoughts. Chicago, New York and Washington DC have the toughest gun laws in the land but yet they lead the nation in gun related deaths. Your thoughts on this if you have any.

Jan 25, 2014 1:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
runfast3 wrote:

When you can prove to me that gun restrictions and more stupid gun laws protect the people then i will go along with your thoughts. Chicago, New York and Washington DC have the toughest gun laws in the land but yet they lead the nation in gun related deaths. Your thoughts on this if you have any.

Jan 25, 2014 1:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse

@Candiduscorvus, someone going into a public mall and killing two other people then themselves is indeed news. This was someone who tried to kill others and succeeded. Your false analogy of being same as auto ACCIDENT is proven false because it is an ACCIDENT.

You said ‘The only reason they broadcast this crap is because it involved a gun.’ Yep, because this is needless violence that needs to be exposed. By burying ones head in the sand and saying things like ‘guns don’t kill people, people do’ or not liking being made aware of the problem, does not make the problem go away.

Jan 25, 2014 2:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tom_2255 wrote:

runfast3-There are plenty of peer reviewed studies on gun availability and injury/death

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hicrc/firearms-research/guns-and-death/

http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-gun-policy-and-research/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s6aoyN4hbI (A discussion by Harvard professors in areas like epidemiology, law, and social psychology)

There would be more studies, but the NRA lobbied to have the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) funding for gun violence research cut.

Jan 25, 2014 2:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bugzy wrote:

NRA could be right, guns don’t kill but people do! Too much psychos, lack of affordable care for mental problem, too much stress, too much greed. People prefer to kill each other rather than help each other. Take the guns away then criminals who sell drugs will start selling guns too. America has a lot of sick and stressed out people with guns.

Jan 25, 2014 2:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
flashrooster wrote:

Naksuthin: “It’s time to put limits on how much the press can report.”

LOL…Obviously not a big supporter of the Constitution. How would you propose going about doing that? I bet Vladimir Putin could give you some good tips.

Yes, guns don’t kill; people do. I know this to be a fact. Two weeks ago I went to a gun show. Sure enough, there were guns everywhere and none of them were killing people. However, some of the people I saw there buying some of these guns, well, let’s just say I feel much safer around just the guns than I do around some of those people with their guns. Guns don’t kill. They just make it a lot easier for screwed up people to kill, and there’s a heck of a lot of screwed up people and all of them have access to guns.

Jan 25, 2014 3:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bugzy wrote:

We’ve seen a lot of uprising around the world lately. It’s in the best interest of America to restrict gun sales to just hunting and self defence (only at home, camp or business). Any uprising in America would be extra bloody given the amount of guns and ammo. Americans need guns for hunting, sport and self defence so ban semi-autos and make guns that fire just two bullets at a time.

Jan 25, 2014 3:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tangoguy wrote:

Welcome to the U.S.A.! Gun nut capital of the world.

Jan 25, 2014 7:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:

Including gunman? One less Democratic voter.

Jan 26, 2014 9:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NetG wrote:

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/08/30/harvard-gun-study-no-decrease-in-violence-with-ban/

Gun bans are useless

Jan 27, 2014 12:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

runfast3 wrote:
“When you can prove to me that gun restrictions and more stupid gun laws protect the people then i will go along with your thoughts.”

Here you go… it is not hard to find if you actually want to.

“Results Over the 4-year study period, there were 121 084 firearm fatalities. The average state-based firearm fatality rates varied from a high of 17.9 (Louisiana) to a low of 2.9 (Hawaii) per 100 000 individuals per year. Annual firearm legislative strength scores ranged from 0 (Utah) to 24 (Massachusetts) of 28 possible points. States in the highest quartile of legislative strength (scores of ≥9) had a lower overall firearm fatality rate than those in the lowest quartile (scores of ≤2) (absolute rate difference, 6.64 deaths/100 000/y; age-adjusted incident rate ratio [IRR], 0.58; 95% CI, 0.37-0.92). Compared with the quartile of states with the fewest laws, the quartile with the most laws had a lower firearm suicide rate (absolute rate difference, 6.25 deaths/100 000/y; IRR, 0.63; 95% CI, 0.48-0.83) and a lower firearm homicide rate (absolute rate difference, 0.40 deaths/100 000/y; IRR, 0.60; 95% CI, 0.38-0.95).

Conclusions and Relevance A higher number of firearm laws in a state are associated with a lower rate of firearm fatalities in the state, overall and for suicides and homicides individually. As our study could not determine cause-and-effect relationships, further studies are necessary to define the nature of this association.”

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1661390

Note that you are also factually wrong about which cities ‘lead the nation in gun related deaths’.

You could also just open your eyes and observe the real world, specifically the many, many countries with sensible gun laws that prevent having a mass-shooting every few weeks. Or do you think it is coincidence that the only advanced country that allows any idiot to get a gun because of some alleged right is also the one with the highest rate of homicides by a very long way?

Jan 27, 2014 12:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
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