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Grand Union Jun 5, 1:41 p.m.
The US has already, by a long long long way, the highest incarceration rate in the world. What made this a major crime.....guns. Why the NRA is so keen to keep allowing it to be easy for criminals to ge guns is less clear.
Grand Union Jun 5, 1:38 p.m.
If it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck, flies like a duck and tastes like a duck, its likely a duck. Same applies to Gun nuts and I'm surprised that you think people should be politically correct on this subject....very liberal of you.
Facts are the US has 4X the per capita murder rate whilst other crime rates are about the same as those of other western countries. And most of thiose murders are carried out with guns and guns is the one big social difference, they are regulated there and essentially unregulated here.......now it might be that its our love of southern fried chicken that causes our high murder rate but I'm pretty sure its guns.
disgusted2010 Jun 5, 12:20 p.m.
Why do anti gun people always have to call others juvenile names? I guess this message board is the new play ground.
678devilish Jun 5, 12:15 p.m.
Its really not even safe to go to Wal-Mart any more. Glad they got this man and charged him. An example to any one else.
jmcdow2792 Jun 5, 11:56 a.m.
Is a cashew a real nut or is it a legume? Great response.
ohbumr Jun 5, 11:19 a.m.
that's the idiotic thing? i thought it would be the notion that somehow more rules/laws to follow will hinder a person that is already willing to break the law from doing so.
jmrado47 Jun 5, 10:24 a.m.
I would said this repeatedly on these postings. We have to remove the violent repeat offenders off the streets.
goldeagle Jun 5, 10:04 a.m.
Lots of people. A little cash on the premises. More or less friendly to everybody. Limited security (consistant with normal business needs). Random chance. Not anybody's "personal" space, except the employees and they don't seem to be the problem.
But Wal-Mart probably isn't special in that regard.
Durhamighty Jun 5, 9:12 a.m.
Wow - All the crime at Walmarts has become front page news lately. Rocky Mount - Sanford just this week. Why does Walmart seemingly appear to be a crime magnet of sorts?
Lightfoot3 Jun 5, 8:57 a.m.
"any nut can buy a gun from anyone at any time without any training, responsibility or insurance" - support18
This cashew right here bought one in a fast food parking lot a couple of weeks back. :)
Fuquay Resident Jun 4, 7:52 p.m.
The cashier said "I don't know why the managers didn't tell us something". What did she expect them to do, come over the PA and say "attention Wal-Mart shoppers, there's a man in the store with a gun". Talk about a mad rush, it would have looked like Black Friday in there.
seumfithy Jun 4, 3:46 p.m.
Witnesses said they saw one car trying to block the other and then saw the second car hit the first.
Read more at http://www.wral.com/two-detained-after-gunfire-outside-sanford-walmart/13701267/#D9UlbJ0wiLs6qo8t.99
We apparently have a car problem along with the gun problem. The people inside must have been terrified they were caught in the middle of a vehicular wrestling match.
"Screen Name-8/20" Jun 4, 3:43 p.m.
That was fast, thank God!!!
KUDOS to the officers.
Now judge, throw the book at them for endangering the life of innocents shooting across a public parking lot like that.
support18 Jun 4, 3:42 p.m.
And still, driving a car requires a license, training, and insurance. Whereas any nut can buy a gun from anyone at any time without any training, responsibility or insurance. Idiotic huh?
JDNCSU Jun 4, 3:33 p.m.
Automobile accidents killed more people in 2010 than guns. 32, 865 deaths by motor vehicles; 31,672 deaths by guns in which 19,392 out of the 31,672 were suicides. So if you aren't the type to kill yourself your odds are 32,865/12,280 or 2.67 to 1 that you will be killed by a car instead of a gun.
zoso62 Jun 4, 3:29 p.m.
I always pack heat at Wallyworld.
allenmga Jun 4, 3:19 p.m.
Figures your 31k "gun related deaths" would be inflated without citation. I'll humor you and assume your source is credible--undoubtedly clumped into that number are cases of justifiable homicide and suicide. Typical left-winger tactic to inflate numbers. Seems like you're roughly 18k off, my friend.
disgusted2010 Jun 4, 2:36 p.m.
Ok, but the DWI's had to use cars. SO based on that rationale we should outlaw cars. Is that correct?
Earth Brooks Jun 4, 2:32 p.m.
"attention Walmart shooters"
dwntwnboy2 Jun 4, 2:23 p.m.
"More people are killed by drunk drivers every year than all other means combined"- not true- the numbers don't back that up at all. In 2010, there were 10,228 dui/dwi deaths- in the same year there were 31,672 gun related deaths. Seems like guns are 3 times more dangerous than a drunk driver- or to put it another way- you are three times more likely to be harmed by a gun than a drunk driver.
disgusted2010 Jun 4, 2:20 p.m.
So when two groups of "gang bangers" (which this will turn out to be) who have never done an honest days work in their lives, who have never contributed to society in any way, who have taken from taxpayers since the day they were born choose to use a gun to settle some perceived issue, THEN guns should by taken away from all honest, tax paying, hard working citizens?
What planet are you from?
dwntwnboy2 Jun 4, 2:18 p.m.
Another story- another gun owner with no sense.
678devilish Jun 4, 2:13 p.m.
Should Wal-Mart consider security for the safety of the people who shop there?
thinkin out loud Jun 4, 2:10 p.m.
More people are killed by drunk drivers every year than all other means combined yet when we outlawed alcohol it was simply sold on the black market as would be guns. Thus the saying..if guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. No law ever stopped anyone from doing anything they really didn't want to do.
nascar33 Jun 4, 2:06 p.m.
You're right, we do though have a criminal problem.
icdumbpeople Jun 4, 2:05 p.m.
We have a people problem. The person is the one that did the shooting.
Super Hans Jun 4, 1:57 p.m.
We do not have a gun problem in this country. It's all in your imagination.
LibertarianTechie Jun 4, 1:48 p.m.
Wow. Right by the associate smoking area.
pianoguy Jun 4, 1:45 p.m.
Not enough information to conclude anything yet. Why was somebody blocking somebody else's car? Were they attempting to harm them? And a gun is an inanimate object. It does nothing without a person directing it, and yes, there are plenty of bad people in the world.
Itsmyopinion67 Jun 4, 1:36 p.m.
And this is why guns are bad. Not people.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03