Terrorist Attack on Mosque in New Zealand

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  1. Bailey

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    Still developing, but a terrorist has struck at a mosque in Christchurch, opening fire on people engaged in prayer.

    The killer didn't hide his identity, even live streaming the attack on Facebook (I saw it pop up on my feed, don't seek it out)

    No official casualty tallies yet, but it's going to be big.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12213039
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  2. Bailey

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    He posted his manifesto to his Twitter account. In it he agrees this is a terrorist attack, but considers it justified.
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  3. Bailey

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    Terrorist is Australian and as well as live streaming the attack, posted on 8Chan just before carrying it out.
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    Call me a dick, but isn't NZ a gun-free zone?
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  5. Chad Kardashian

    Chad Kardashian Don't believe his lies

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    No surprise that an 8channer is a huge racist:

    https://thespinoff.co.nz/news/15-03-2019/christchurch-mosque-shooting-livestreamed-on-facebook/
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    1. No.

    2. You're a dick.
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  7. Chad Kardashian

    Chad Kardashian Don't believe his lies

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    Screenshot of the 8chan post, linked for the curious. Contains links to the manifesto, etc. Definitely not gonna link the fucking video, it's apparently horrendous.

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    1, You're a scumbag, goddamned lying liar. Guns are all but outlawed in NZ.

    2. Yeah, but in a pragmatic way. God bless the victims and their families. :cry:
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  10. Bailey

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    According to Wiki (I know, but at work)

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    I thought Australia had strict gun laws, how did this guy get a gun?
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    New Zealand. It's right there in the thread title. :facepalm:
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    1. Read the thread.

    2. Fuck off.
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    Chad Kardashian Don't believe his lies

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    I thought you had a brain, how did you make this post?
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    No you didn't.

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    It was it was a false flag operation, had to make sure you were paying attention.
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    NZ police making a statement now, 4 people in custody. Multiple vehicles had IED's which they disarmed.
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  19. Bailey

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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10...y-the-law-firearm-owners-frustrated-by-police

    edit: And this is the last I'm going to reply to any of this attempt to drag gun law arguments into this thread given that was explicitly one of the manifesto goals.
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    Being this is New Zealand, I heard that even Sauron is pissed off at this shit.

    Ok, on a serious note, I have no words. Just sadness, disappointment, and impotent anger. :(
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  22. Bailey

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    Confirmed dead up to 49.
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    Apparently not completely
    I had to look to be honest, but they're stricter than the US but looser than most of the first world. Guns by and large are allowed provided you qualify for a license but self defense is not a sufficient reason to discharge one.

    It's worth pointing out of course that this is a singularly unusual event in NZ, the last similar incident having been the Armoana incident 29 years ago.

    Considering those facts and doing so in light of the fact US' rate of consistently more than one per day I think it's pretty disingenuous to use this as evidence of the failure of stricter gun controls. Surely the fact this is such a comparatively rare event should be more informative.

    Just to reiterate that and make the disparity clear, look at how New Zealands' murder rate compares to yours:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate
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    Why do all these mass shooters always bring half a dozen guns to their shootings, let alone actually try to use all of them? :unsure:
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    Yes several guns is overkill (no pun intended) when one spare could be warranted if you are worried about Murphy's law kicking in.
    That many guns would slow you down if - for whatever reason - you had to stay highly mobile.

    I can't figure out what kind of twisted, evil thoughts run through these shooters' heads. :jayzus: One of these days a crazed mass shooter will be seconds away from pulling the trigger and think "wait a minute! What am I doing? Regardless of their ideology this group of people are unarmed and are thus no threat to me, and have conveyed no threat to me. I am just demonstrating that my own ideology is violent and dangerous by killing innocent people! I'll just turn the gun on myself because I am the threat that should be eliminated!" :bergman:

    Sadly that still hasn't happened yet as far as I know. :(
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    Oh yeah, I forgot. Mass shooters always use Bushmasters.

    Near as I can figure it, it's not about the act its self. It's about trying to trigger some kind of armed uprising or something. :shrug:
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    Apparently the piece of shit did it because he was a white man who was distrustful of immigrants. In New Zealand. :dayton:
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    He's also apparently a huge Trump fan, which must come as a big surprise to absolutely no one.
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