What can you say on this day after mass murder?

Eugene, Oregon
October 2, 2017 7:47pm CST
About sixty people dead, over 500 injured, a wealthy white male with 35 or so guns and even explosives at his house. His baffled brother said that the shooter liked to take cruises, liked high stakes gambling, sent his mom crazy elaborate cookies. Then why? Why murder so many innocent people? Will we ever have an answer to that question? Another question too: Isn't it odd that the shooter in these mass murders in the US is (almost) always a white male? My heart goes out to the wounded, the children, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters and friends of theirs as well. Jimmy Carter got in trouble for saying we have a "sick society" when he was president. I think we are even sicker now and it is a very sad day in America.
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• United States
3 Oct 17
Well I can say it is sad James. And that I do not believe it is going to change for the good but get worse..a sobering thought. I will be off to bed soon..tires me out all this. RIP to all those murdered and healing to the injured.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
Yes, RIP indeed. I wonder how much worse it can get? The US is still Number 1 in mass murders by one shooter.
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• United States
3 Oct 17
@JamesHxstatic It is horrifying to think how much worse it can get James to good people like you and me. I wish you blessings and safety for you and your family always James.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
@TiarasOceanView Thank you! I wish the same for you! My daughter will be in Vegas in late November for work (a few days for a trade show).
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Oct 17
how dild this horrible man get automatic weapons in the frst place why do we not make it impossible for lunatics to be able to buy those weapons?
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@dogsnme (1264)
• United States
16 Oct 17
He didn't have automatic weapons.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Oct 17
@dogsnme He may as well have with a device that makes a rifle one fire faster a human can. I hope they outlaw such utterly stupid devices.
@BarBaraPrz (45756)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Oct 17
A sick society with a sick president... But that doesn't explain the guy in Edmonton who ran down a traffic cop, got out of his vehicle, stabbed the cop several times, fled, stole a UHaul van and ran down a whole bunch of other people.
A Edmonton police officer was stabbed Saturday evening near Commonwealth Stadium and four pedestrians injured by a fleeing truck in what police are investigating as an act of terrorism.
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@BarBaraPrz (45756)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Oct 17
@JamesHxstatic Yes, it is.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
No, that is another kind of sick animal.
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@marguicha (216812)
• Chile
3 Oct 17
The only thing I can say besides crying for the victims is BAN WEAPONS!
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
In the United States? It will never happen and it makes me sick that it never will.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Oct 17
We will never know why.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
I'm afraid you are right, more's the pity.
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@teamfreak16 (43419)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Oct 17
I was just looking for updates on CNN.com, but didn't see anything that jumped out at me.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Oct 17
NPR reported that he had ten rolling suitcases in his rooms, must have been how he got that ungodly supply of arms and ammo in. He could have wheeled them in himself after checking in days before.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Oct 17
@teamfreak16 Yep, and no metal detectors, except maybe at Wynn hotels.
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@teamfreak16 (43419)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Oct 17
@JamesHxstatic - More than likely. Nobody would have looked twice.
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@peavey (16936)
• United States
3 Oct 17
It almost leaves on speechless. Such pure evil and so many hurting people.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
Exactly. Crazy stuff!
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@GardenGerty (158076)
• United States
3 Oct 17
There is not much to say. We need to be aware of odd behavior in those around us, but even so, his family never even suspected. Did I hear mention a female companion?
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Oct 17
Yes, his live-in, who is out of the country they say, in the Philippines. With all those arms and explosives in his house, she had to know something was up. He took ten rolling suitcases up to the two rooms he rented.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
4 Oct 17
Goes to show how an evil person can so easily hoodwink security and authorities to carry out such a deadly act. Here in Kashmir it has become a daily affair by the terror groups to kill soldiers and civilians .. honestly you begin to hate life and mankind when you see innocent people being murdered for no rhyme or reason.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Oct 17
Truly, it is a crazy world!
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@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
3 Oct 17
In this shooting whether the shooter is black, brown, yellow or red doesn't shock me as much as how he was a grandfather, wealthy with lots of free time for gambling. People have so much and still they are unhappy?
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
It makes no sense at all, but US mass shooters all seem to be white males.
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• United States
4 Oct 17
I am sad about this, the world has been ugly lately, every day it is something.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Oct 17
It surely is, each day brings an unpleasant surprise.
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Oct 17
I don't think they're always white males. The crazy ones (mass shooters) vary. That older guy and his young protege who shot people out of the trunk of their car were black. The kid who shot up one campus (was it Virginia Tech?) was Asian. Chris Harper Mercer, who shot up a Community College in Oregon, looks multi-racial. The genes that code for mental illness don't care about the genes that code for physical appearance.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
Still the big majority (54%), 16% by black men (per Newsweek). Even better is this graph (1982 -2017)
Who commits the most mass shootings? This statistic shows the number of mass shootings by race in the U.S. 1982-2017. Between 1982 and July 2017, 50 out of 90 mass shootings were initiated by White shooters.
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@MALUSE (69388)
• Germany
3 Oct 17
@JamesHxstatic One wonders why Trump says such ugly things about immigrants when the white males he loves so much are tops when it comes to such shooting sprees.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
@MALUSE Yes, it exposes his deep prejudice, I think.
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@JESSY3236 (19150)
• United States
3 Oct 17
It's terrible. I went to Las Vegas last year. But I stayed in Rita Suites, not the same hotel as the shooting.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
My daughter will be there in November on business, at a different hotel, I hope.
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@JudyEv (327703)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Oct 17
I agree this is a very, very sad day for your country.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Oct 17
And yet, nothing will change. I read that Australia made a major change after a mass shooting in 1996?
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• Philippines
3 Oct 17
I'm sorry to hear that sad news. Not normal doings for normal people. RIP to those who are murdered.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 17
Yes, RIP to the innocent victims of this killer. Thanks!
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@YupHan (67)
• Chengdu, China
4 Oct 17
R.I.P.! So sorry to hear that ,but there is always someone is so cure ! It's so lucky for me to live in a safety country !
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@KnehKnah (3584)
• Philippines
4 Oct 17
This news on tv shocked me! I prayed for the victims & their families. This is very sad not only for the USA & its people but for the world...
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@KnehKnah (3584)
• Philippines
4 Oct 17
@JamesHxstatic With how events are happening in the Philippines? I think a lot are getting trigger-crazy here too!
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@KnehKnah (3584)
• Philippines
4 Oct 17
@JamesHxstatic The whispers are now shouts that indeed it is what is happening here, Sir. So sad. Especially for the innocent victims.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Oct 17
@KnehKnah Truly they are. It seems the government is behind it perhaps.
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@Hannihar (129914)
• Israel
4 Oct 17
I am very sorry what happened and all those people have to suffer. We in Israel know what terror is like and we do not let our enemies win so we go back to our normal lives as soon as we can.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Oct 17
Crazy is not always defined by the way people ask questions and behave. I believe especially of late very many people whom we would consider sane may not be as such and that is why you will hear statements like " He/She looked okay, always jovial, worked very hard etc while in real sense stuff is happening. We have become a society that is very good at hiding issues either personal or public.
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@Chrisv1 (22)
4 Oct 17
That is very sad sending prayers
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