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Old 08-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say at least four people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead. A witness says the shooter was firing indiscriminately.

The shooting happened Friday morning at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

A fire department spokesman says it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.

The department says paramedics are evaluating eight people but some of them may not have been shot.

Aliyah Imam tells Fox 5 News that she was standing at a red light when a woman standing next to her fell to the ground. She says the woman was hit in the hip. She says the gunman was "shooting indiscriminately at people."


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Old 08-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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NYC has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Just sayin.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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No wonder there are so many police around Times Square.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Default Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

lately there has been a shooting spree around the country
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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NYC has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Just sayin.

Right, because if we all had guns no one would ever get shot again.

On a similar note i recently heard that crime in NY is down 80% since the 80s.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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NYC has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Just sayin.

That doesn't stop guns from pouring into NY from other states.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Default Re: Several people shot outside Empire State Building

Something must be in the water in the USA. It seems like any psycho with a gun is trying to kill as many people as possible.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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Something must be in the water in the USA. It seems like any psycho with a gun is trying to kill as many people as possible.
it's because we don't have enough responsible civilians walking around strapped to defend themselves. Nothing deters people who have gone off the rails from killing people and then killing themselves like the prospect of getting killed.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:10 PM   #9
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it's because we don't have enough responsible civilians walking around strapped to defend themselves. Nothing deters people who have gone off the rails from killing people and then killing themselves like the prospect of getting killed.

and the stupidity continues.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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and the stupidity continues.

Sarcasm detector broken? Or will you try to justify our right to own an arsenal?
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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Sarcasm detector broken? Or will you try to justify our right to own an arsenal?

broken....also I live in Canada.

Lots of rednecks in the USA make the same statement but are serious.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:40 PM   #12
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it's because we don't have enough responsible civilians walking around strapped to defend themselves. Nothing deters people who have gone off the rails from killing people and then killing themselves like the prospect of getting killed.
you forgot the /s right?
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:58 PM   #13
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everyone at work out here have guns except me
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #14
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That doesn't stop guns from pouring into NY from other states.


You're right, mate, it just insures that those who abide by the law in NYC will remain unarmed and unprotected.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #15
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it's because we don't have enough responsible civilians walking around strapped to defend themselves. Nothing deters people who have gone off the rails from killing people and then killing themselves like the prospect of getting killed.


Right, if the bloke is gonna kill himself at the end, why not just let him finish up, right?

No sense in having someone shoot him after he's only capped one person. Remember, he's going to kill himself anyway. Let him kill however many innocent, unarmed people he wants to kill. Then he'll take care of himself. Nice and tidy, huh?
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