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Kansas City bar shooting!

re: Kansas City bar shooting!

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by » Wed Jan 22, 2020 06:24 pm

Yes, it was very much like he was hoping someone would set him off.  As I think about it, I suppose there is that reptilian part of my brain that tells me to go ahead and shoot the person who cut in line, but I also have the cortex that reminds me what a bad idea that is.  This cortex keeps me out of a lot of trouble.  John

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message 2 of 6
by » Tue Jan 21, 2020 05:59 pm

I think once someone goes somewhere specific with a weapon where they know it is not allowed and they have a history of anger issues, that is a bad mix.

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message 3 of 6
by » Tue Jan 21, 2020 03:28 pm

Well I understand anger and frustration, both of which I may feel if someone cuts in front of me in line, but nothing in my brain tells me that I need to shoot 16 other people because of it, or maybe something else in my brain tells me not to.  And I can't help but wonder, if this guy was carrying a gun that could shoot 16 people, what was he going to do when he got to the door and they wouldn't let him bring his gun inside?  Hand it to the security guard?  Turn around and calmly walk away?  Or start shooting anyway?  John

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message 4 of 6
by » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:36 pm

How sad! I had not watched or read any news so far today, been realy busy. I just do not understand violence.

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message 5 of 6
by » Mon Jan 20, 2020 07:57 pm

I just got up, (yes, it's a little after noon) and that was the first thing I heard.  I haven't heard any of the details yet.  Was just looking it up.  2 police killed in Honolulu, 5 shot in a concert in Texas, and 17 shot in Kansas City, and a big, pro-gun rally in Virginia today.

Apparently the shooter was killed by an armed security guard or it would have been worse.  Security does an "extensive pat-down" to make sure nobody brings guns into the club, but the shooting happened outside when a lady cut in line to get in and the shooter wasn't happy about it.  I looked it up and it's 1.2 miles, or a 5 minute drive from where I usually work, which means they could almost certainly hear the shooting.  There are always lots of people standing outside smoking so I bet they heard it and just assumed it was somebody celebrating the Chiefs win.

News of this pretty much eclipsed news of another shooting in Kansas City at an apartment complex.  Seems like the country is beginning to devour itself with mass shootings every few days.

I was supposed to work there last week but the freezing rain got it canceled.  This week I was in Warrensburg, and I shouldn't be in Kansas City again for a couple of weeks.  John

Kansas City bar shooting!

message 6 of 6
by » Mon Jan 20, 2020 03:35 pm

John - Sure you heard about the bar shooting at 9ine Ultra Lounge in K.C. last night
2 dead 15 injured.  WOW!  Peggy

 

Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie

 


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