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shootings in KC

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by imjustagirl2, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Apparently two incidents, four dead, including a shooter. They don't know if they're related, but the second one was at a shopping center.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18384740/

    I don't know that I feel comfortable anywhere anymore.
     
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    You have a better chance getting killed on the highway then you do by one of these asshats. And I dealt with the DC sniper and the idiots trying to track him down. (I'm still looking for a white guy in a box delivery truck).

    That said, we do need tougher gun laws.
     
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Um, isn't the highway anywhere?

    I just meant usually in a car, you know anything can happen. But once you're inside a store or a classroom, you used to feel safe. Now, you just never know.
     
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    You do not want to live in fear.

    Go back to the archives of a paper and you will see people were just as fucking crazy 50 years ago as they are today.

    We just have the internet to tell us quicker now.
     
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Bingo. And a lot more attention whores nowadays, too.

    But there was never a time when we were "safe". It wasn't a shooting, but the worst school-related tragedy didn't come last week or in 1999. It was 1927 -- <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster">in Bath, Michigan</a>.
     
  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Disturbing. It shows that there are always physcos out there and any of us could be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
     
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Doesn't this happen once a week at Bannister Mall in KC? Or am I too far removed from my childhood?
     
  8. lisa_simpson

    lisa_simpson Active Member

    Shaggy, I don'r recall this happening on a regular basis at Bannister, but the Bannister Mall that we would remember ceased to exist a good four or five years ago, at least. My parents tell me that the property still has a few tenants but it's got a date with the wrecking ball in the not-too-distant future. Of course, Ward Parkway itself hardly resembles the mall I knew and frequented as a teenager as well.
     
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Saw "The Show" and "Dead Man Walking" among other movies at the Ward Parkway Mall years ago. I have a friend who lives literally across the street from this mall, in a quiet neighborhood. Sad to hear this news.
     
  10. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Shaggy, I don'r recall this happening on a regular basis at Bannister, but the Bannister Mall that we would remember ceased to exist a good four or five years ago, at least. My parents tell me that the property still has a few tenants but it's got a date with the wrecking ball in the not-too-distant future. Of course, Ward Parkway itself hardly resembles the mall I knew and frequented as a teenager as well.
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    Ditto for Metro North. That sort of thing couldn't happen there, because the place is desolate anymore.
     
  11. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Is Metcalf South in Overland Park the same way these days? I don't remember it being a hot spot 10 years ago, I can only imagine what it's like now.
     
  12. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Are you still more likely to be killed by someone you know than someone you don't know?
     
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