Shooting at Mandalay Bay Resort (Las Vegas)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rammy Blue, 2 Oct 2017.

  1. better dead than red

    better dead than red

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2012
    Location:
    The Commonwealth
    A coworker of mine (for real, not me) was robbed one night. The guy had a gun, pointed it at him and demanded his wallet and phone. Coworker had just parked his motorcycle on a street in a city that 100% of the people reading this will have heard of.

    Coworker said sure pal, hold my helmet. I'll get you my wallet and phone. Robber took the helmet and coworker promptly pulled out his pistol and shot the robber dead.on the spot.

    The local police department cleared him.on the spot. The robber chose poorly in a city where most do not have firearms...
     
  2. steviemc

    steviemc

    Joined:
    3 Aug 2011
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Musician
    Location:
    Bedlam
    I think you may have to rationalise 'feelings' with 'realistic possibility' on this one. Anybody that suggests a ban on gun possesion within the USA either hasn't lived there long enough or is extremely naive towards the importance of constitutional rights within the USA. We don't have this in the UK, we don't really understand it and probably never will. It's sometihng that us in the UK need to begin to understand 'before' we feel educated enough to suggest what the States of America should be doing. It's no suprise that supposed know it all's like Piers Morgan et al all get hounded out of the place with their 'know it all' rhetoric - and rightly so. The constitution is of paramount importance to the majority of Americans - something we in the UK don't understand and probably never will understand. Until we've lived and breathed a constitution that tells us we have the right to keep and bear arms, we shouldn't be too quick to meddle. It's none of our business in the UK - and it should remain that way. I spent a long long time in the USA and although I don't entirely advocate the use of guns, I absolutely understand the difficulty that the country is facing.
     
    Last edited: 8 Oct 2017
  3. TravisBickle

    TravisBickle

    Joined:
    6 Mar 2009
    Not seen this before. Shots were fired 30 seconds before he started firing into the crowd. He must've of been shooting the windows out.
    Also rumors of a second shooter at the Delano hotel, but it looks like a light to me


     
  4. BJL_City

    BJL_City

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2016
    so your "coworker" is a murderer then, nice to see them roaming the streets unpunished
     
  5. TCIB

    TCIB

    Joined:
    30 May 2011
    Occupation:
    Currently, netdev
    Location:
    Balls deep in the matrix
    Listen at 5m07s those bullets are less than 3m away from him going past.
     
  6. feedthegoat27

    feedthegoat27

    Joined:
    12 May 2011
    Some interesting footage that.

    Shows the futility of life; if you were towards the back like those in the footage, you had a decent chance to get away unscathed. If you were slap bang in the middle of the crowd, with no shelter from the stage construction, you were just sitting ducks as the bullets rained down.
     
  7. Magicpole

    Magicpole

    Joined:
    30 Sep 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Low Intelligence Officer
    Location:
    Scotland
    That just sums up how fucked up America is. The death sentence for robbery and a Sherif can make that call on the spot.

    Unbefuckingleavable.
     
  8. Bluemanc100

    Bluemanc100

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2011
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    RKAM
    Location:
    Exiled in Hawarden
    When I was stationed in Belize in the 80’s we were briefed to hand over our money etc. If confronted downtown... if we were brave enough we asked for our ID cards back.... in this situation if the guy had handed over his wallet the other guy would have Walked....

    The fact that his actions were condoned does not make them right though I get the feeling that he would have been lauded for his actions by friends and the poster who shared the story...

    More proof if that were needed that the USA is one fucked up place
     
  9. Gray

    Gray

    Joined:
    30 May 2004
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Timperley - I was just too stubborn to ever be gov
    Constitutional rights? Do me a favour, the 2nd amendment reads as follows:
    • A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
    That was ratified on the 15th December 1791, and was because if the US ever wished to raise a body of men to form an army they would already be in possession of a firearm. The firearms available in those days were mainly flintlock rifles, try firing hundreds of rounds per minute with one of those.

    How can the NRA and politicians keep spouting the 2nd amendment when it is so obviously completely out of date and was not written for the purpose that they are clinging to today.

    By the way the the male population over the age of 16 in the 1790's was just over 800 thousand.
     
  10. Brightwells left peg

    Brightwells left peg

    Joined:
    16 Mar 2011
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Darwin, Aus
    Most of the NRA and politicians who oppose gun control are led by a storybook written well over 1500 Years ago. The 2nd amendment, being a mere 200+ years old is a contemporary piece.
     

Share This Page