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Q: Mass shooting in Jacksonville, Fla ...

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-26/4-dead-11-wounded-mass-shootin...

 

 

4 Dead, 11 Wounded In Mass Shooting During Madden 2019 Tournament In Jacksonville

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 14:36

 

According to CNN's Steve Brusk, the police are warning people to avoid the area as the gunman may be at large. The ATF is also responding to the scene.

This mass shooting occurred during a Madden 19 tournament at the GLHF restaurant at Jacksonville Landing. Police are warning people to avoid area - gunman may not yet be in custody

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) August 26, 2018

 

 

A livestream from the gaming tournament captured the moment the gunfire broke out. The commentators could be heard going silent as the first gunshots were fired and people began screaming. The stream then cut out and a message appeared saying 'controller disconnected'.

One of the gamers, Drini Gjoka, revealed his horror after he was shot in the hand and ran for his life.

'The tourney just got shot up. I'm leaving and never coming back. I am literally so lucky. The bullet hit my thumb. Worst day of my life,' he tweeted.  

'I will never take anything for granted ever again. Life can be cut short in a second.'

Videos show the moment gunfire erupted (viewer discretion advised).

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I read that the shooter was a player there who had lost the game. Rather than say 'oh well, it's only a game, the better player won' and all that, or even throw the controller at the screen and have a good sulk he decided to shoot the place up.

 

 

icnif77:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-26/4-dead-11-wounded-mass-shooting-during-madden-2019-tournament-jacksonville

 

Witnesses said the shooter was a player who had just lost in the tournament. A witness told CNN he saw the gunman shoot multiple people before killing himself and that it appeared he had a laser on the gun to help him target victims.

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Losing a game can be incredibly frustrating. When you have a moment of blind rage...

Yay, access to a gun, let's do something regrettable and irreversible.

This is a clear case where US gun laws are the cause of death. But remember, now is not the time to talk about it.

Guns for police: YES. [bobbies need them, Britain]
Guns for security: NO [don't just hand 'em to every weirdo fitness fanatic, Germany]
Guns for civilians: NO [laws about muskets need to adapt to the age of semi-automatics]

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Well hell, who's suprised?  Aren't about half those 'games' about shooting up people anyway?  That's what they do for 'fun' and how they live their 'cyber life' (or whatever u call it), so I'm not too suprised he takes it into reality too.  

 

I heard he at least had the good sense to blow his own brains out too.  

coineineagh:

We'll see if the game he was so passionate about was a First Person Shooter. I never found the video game defense very convincing: Even the stupidest people can distinguish between killing in a video game fantasy, and killing a living person in real life. Or do I overestimate other ppl's intellect?

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The game was an American Football game. 

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My money is on the shooter being a Democrat. Democrats are trained to have a victim mentality. I'm willing to be proven wrong. 

coineineagh:

My money would be on republican. Their voter Base are a small group of wealthy people who are actually served by the policies, and a large group of uneducated, domesticated sheep kept in line with herd mentality and dog whistle cues. They don't stop to think about the ethics of what they're doing. It's just: "Fox news told me to shoot the Evil abortion doctor." or "Trump said we should beat up his hecklers." listen to the discourse from an average NRA -lover, and you'll soon find where he got the idea from. People who stand in your way, blow their brains out!

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Here’s a much more accurate statement:

 

My money would be on democrat. Their voter Base are a small group of wealthy people who are actually served by the policies, and a large group of uneducated, domesticated sheep kept in line with herd mentality and dog whistle cues. They don't stop to think about the ethics of what they're doing. It's just: "CNN news told me to shoot the Evil senate republicans at their baseball game." or "Maxine Waters said we should beat up her hecklers." listen to the discourse from an average BLM -lover, and you'll soon find where he got the idea from. People who stand in your way, blow their brains out!

 

 

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-27/jacksonville-shooter-had-mental-health-issues-weird-online-persona

 

One day later, the Associated Press reports that according to court records and people who knew him, Katz had a "weird" online presence and spent time in and out of psychiatric facilities as a teenager. and had been hospitalized for mental illness. Divorce filings from Katz's parents say that as a teenager he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and that he was prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications.

The records show Katz's parents disagreed deeply on how to care for their troubled son. Katz's father claimed his estranged wife was exaggerating symptoms of mental illness as part of the couple's long-running and acrimonious custody battle. They divorced in 2007.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Katz stayed in the Jacksonville area the night before the shooting, possibly at a hotel. He then went to the eSports competition carrying two guns but used only one during the attack, Jacksonville Sheriff Williams said. Investigators say the guns were purchased legally in Baltimore from a licensed dealer.

As previously reported, Katz allegedly got upset about losing the game, at which point he started shooting other contestant. Katz then died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

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coineineagh:

Serious mental illness without a hint of political motivation. House wins, we both lose our bets. Damn. If hi2u hadn't provoked me into betting on a political side, I might have guessed this.

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diverdude1:

There ain't no stopping or fixing crazee.

 

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Stiggs:

Long history of mental illness, in and out of psych facilities.... and he was able to walk into a gunshop and legally buy guns.

 

What could possibly go wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@Stiggs:

That is the main discrepancy: 'he was able to walk into a gun shop ...', and for buying an alcohol one must prove he/she is 21-years old.

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diverdude1:

yeah,, I don't put much faith in those background checks.  Money Talks; Bullshit Walks.

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Stiggs:

They can (presumably cos I don't know for sure) check that a teacher isn't a pedo or something before they get the job, that a cop has a clean background before they're accepted, that a potential govt employee is ok to get security clearance.. don't see why it would be that hard to make sure someone isn't a known nutcase before they're able to buy firearms.

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hi2u:

Of course it's mental illness. You have to be sick in the head to choose to kill innocent people over stupid shit like this. 

 

But whether he was a democrat still hasn't been answered. 

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icnif77:

Why do you even vote? It's not different than when you root for your favourite team at the ball game. What 'changes' your vote will bring? It's not like voting at the 10-members assembly ...and you are one of the members.

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coineineagh:

Yeah, let's call BS on the democrat-blaming, especially here. It's such a convenient automated reaction for republicans, they forget that the argument lacks substance. Not that I expect the average repblican to be able to do anything more than act as a repository for in-fashion political insults. What's the new 'social justice warrior', is a question you could answer more easily. Defeatocrats? Obama the black saviour? Or you could just bark and growl for a refreshing change of pace (not to mention some self-depricating humour, though you probably don't know what that means, let alone understand how to do it, or why it's even relevant). Facts: Gun laws allowed a mentally unhealthy individual to enter a public competition with a sidearm, then act out his frustration on innocent ppl's lives. Which political party is closely affiliated with the NRA, and actively opposes even the simplest of background checks? That's right, the GOP. And that doesn't mean that a 'democrat' used his weapon in a dastardly scheme to make the GOP lose face. Gun laws in the USA are just lousy, and as long as you duck and dodge, you're little better, because your stubbornness enables the bad situation to continue. Republicans are not directly murderers, but they are enablers of gun violence.

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hi2u:

We know that the shooter definitely wasn't a Trump supporter because the media would have covered that 24/7. Talk about in-fashion political insults. 

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ambivalentmace:

Maryland does not have many republicans, so the odds are he was a democrat, especially the well to do parents ignoring spending time with the son and leaving it to the village to care for his mental illness. Not my problem, pass it off to someone else.

 

Republicans are in the western part of the state a long way from Baltimore and Baltimore is very close to Washington DC so government is your God in that area of the country. Most republicans are self reliant assholes like myself although I am more a financial conservative and don't give a damn on social issues kind of fellow, so a republican would not let a dead beat play computer games and live at home, They would kick his ass out and tell him to get a job or move to a place to get a job.

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coineineagh:

If we're going to do this, then fine. His parents were republican because they're those kind of selfish hypocrites who pretend to hate divorce, but make abundant use of it, because they have the financial freedom and time, and just use it to screw around. They dragged their kids into their self-righteous entitlement issues, a lengthy divorce. And hit has screwed him up horribly. His traditional republican background caused this whole mess, not to mention the bad gun laws. Thanks and thanks again, republicans!

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https://www.factcheck.org/2008/09/mccains-plane-crashes/

 

Crashed five good expensive planes and wanted wars all over the world. See you in hell you piece of shit. A gigolo who never had a real job living off Coors family beer money and making America pay for his neocon bullshit.

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First I read about shooting in Fla, I thought terrorist ... and then I got this:

 

 

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/world/2018-08-25-19-dead-in-fire-at-china-hot-springs-hotel/

19 dead in fire at China hot springs hotel

25 August 2018 - 16:23

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icnif77:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-28/other-side-john-mccain

By any objective standard, it was McCain who had palled around with terrorists, and who wrested as much resources as he could from the American taxpayer to maximize their mayhem. Here’s hoping that the societies shattered by McCain’s proxies will someday rest in peace.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-03/did-cia-saudi-arabia-conspire-keep-911-details-secret

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A 911 Memorial Event is equivalent to a McCain Hero Memorial Funeral Event at the Capital - a complete phony charade with everyone going along celebrating .... a fictitious event "as told" and a phony life "as told"

 

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I just saw on the news...  some of the gamers are suing the competition organisers for not having better security.

 

Legal action for not having smoke alarms or fire extinguishers or open manholes or something I understand, but when people holding an event need to plan around a psycho shooting the place up things are getting absurd.

 

Unless you're living on the Gaza strip or somewhere similar the risk of an encounter with a mass shooter should be up there with lightning strikes and alien abductions  -not even worth considering - not food poisoning or slipping on a wet floor.

 

ambivalentmace:

yes, the nerds should do the competition from the safety of momma's house wrapped in bubble wrap in the basement, these kids are the future, wish I was already dead.

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Stiggs:

I wonder if some scumbag lawyer is behind it.... sees a tragedy happen, decides to cash in on it, tells the nerds they can get a payout too by blaming and bankrupting the organizers because they didn't put hugely expensive security in place on the hundred to one chance some nutter would shoot the place up.

 

I bet they didn't have protection against meteor strikes or ebola outbreaks either - better sue them for that too.

 

Not classy.

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