A nude gunman has killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville in the US state of Tennessee, police say.
The man burst into the restaurant at 03:25 (08:25 GMT) in the suburb of Antioch, and reportedly opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle.
Four other people were wounded. A customer wrestled the weapon from the man, who then fled the scene on foot.
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Canuck, before the fur flies on this, we`ll have to first find out if he had a NRA and Republican voting card in his wallet, being naked he might not have had his wallet on him at the time.
Perhaps this will be the first case in history where the gun unzipped itself from it`s case, loaded itself and proceeded in shooting Waffle House patrons without a human finger on the trigger. In which case I will be the first one calling for the ban on these autonomous acting dangerous weapons.
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But rodgers, research and actual facts and numbers show fewer guns makes for a safer place to live.
More guns means more deaths and yes more of those are by gun.
Here is a thought about what the world would be like if there were NO guns.
The advantages (fewer total deaths as certainly much fewer, 0, from guns)
The disadvantages harder to control problem animals and much harder and more gruesome to dispatch sick or injured animals.
A little long but some good thoughts backed by studies and numbers.
Guns obviously cannot just magically vanish. But this thought experiment allows us to remove politics from the equation and rationally consider what we could gain – and lose – should we ever actually decide to have fewer guns around.
The most obvious effect of such a disappearance is simple: no gun deaths. Approximately 500,000 people around the world are killed by guns each year. In terms of developed countries, the biggest losses are in the US, where citizens own 300 to 350 million guns in total. There, gun homicide rates are more than 25 times higher than the combined rate of other high-income nations.
“About 100 people in this country die every day as a result of a gunshot,” says Jeffrey Swanson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioural science at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina. “If you take away the guns, lots and lots of those lives will be saved.”
“The result of that was the risk of dying by gunshot in Australia statistically reduced by more than 50%, and in the past 22 years has shown no sign of creeping up again,” says Philip Alpers, an adjunct associate professor at the Sydney School of Public Health.
There is no evidence that those intending to commit suicide or homicide simply moved on to another weapon – Philip Alpers
Suicide was a big part of that drop: up to 80% of gun suicides no longer happened. “Suicide went down and surprised the hell out of us,” Alpers says. “Even more so, we were delighted to discover that the displacement of lethal methods did not occur. In other words, there is no evidence that those intending to commit suicide or homicide simply moved on to another weapon.”
It wasn’t just suicides. The rate of gun homicides in Australia was also slashed by more than half following the ban. And furthermore, while critics in the US often argue that murderers would just find another way to kill their victims, that didn’t happen in Australia. Instead, non-gun homicides remained roughly the same – meaning a drop in murders overall. “Murderers simply do not choose another weapon,” Alpers says.
This likely especially applies to domestic abusers. A woman whose violent partner has access to a gun is five to eight times more likely to be killed. If guns disappeared, partners who lash out in a moment of anger are much less likely to inflict fatal damage – and are perhaps less likely to become violent at all. Though controversial, some research indicates that the mere presence of a gun makes men behave more aggressively, a phenomenon called “the weapons effect”.
Some research indicates that the mere presence of a gun makes men behave more aggressively
Should guns disappear, the US – where 50 women are shot to death by partners each month – likely would experience a similar decline in death as Australia.
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Hey moron . No where did the article say it was a AR or even a rifle. Just a semi automatic weapon
The pin head was from Illinois and more than likely a liberal retard like the rest of you.