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  1. #1426
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    The bigger problem is gun deaths in general
    Yeah, criminals shooting other criminals.

    I know I'm being lied to when the media that claims to care about gun deaths only covers them in the small fraction of times in which the deaths fit their political agendas.
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    Dear criminals,

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    @wuf: It's antithetical to the sign-owner's point until and unless the neighbor gets robbed, right?
  4. #1429
    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    In order for this to be true, the potential shooter would need to be indifferent between the choice of school or someplace else. They aren't, because according to their preferences, shooting up schools gives them more net benefit than the next best option.
    They don't have to be indifferent, they just have to be willing to consider more than one option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    This is conflating two different types of rationality. The mass murderer has preferences and knows his preferences; therefore economic rationality applies.
    So this:
    "I'm really excited about indiscriminately killing a bunch of people, but damn... there are guns at the school... fuck me, I'll do something else besides murder."
    sounds to you like a probable thought process in a would-be mass murderer?

    I assert that someone whom is criminally insane and committed to mass murder isn't going to be so easily deterred from their ambition.
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    Ya I'm not buying this 'the only way they're going to be a mass murderer is if they can do it at a school' theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    They don't have to be indifferent, they just have to be willing to consider more than one option.
    If there is no change in quantity or intensity of shootings (which is what you implied), then it means they are probably indifferent. So far the data strongly suggests they are not indifferent.

    Ya I'm not buying this 'the only way they're going to be a mass murderer is if they can do it at a school' theory.
    That would be a different theory than one I have expressed.
    Last edited by wufwugy; Yesterday at 09:46 PM.
  8. #1433
    Quote Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey View Post
    So this:
    "I'm really excited about indiscriminately killing a bunch of people, but damn... there are guns at the school... fuck me, I'll do something else besides murder."
    sounds to you like a probable thought process in a would-be mass murderer?

    I assert that someone whom is criminally insane and committed to mass murder isn't going to be so easily deterred from their ambition.
    It depends on the elasticity of their demand to murder and how much the cost changes. With a cost increase of committing a school shooting for would-be shooters, there would be a marginal reduction of the quantity demanded of school shootings by would-be shooters. The elasticity of their demand curve and the degree of cost increase would determine how big that marginal change is.
  9. #1434
    Quote Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey View Post
    @wuf: It's antithetical to the sign-owner's point until and unless the neighbor gets robbed, right?
    I'm not sure. I think it constructs a hypothetical to examine the logic of robbery incentives and disincentives.
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    this more of a shitpost but i fucking lold

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    more lols



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    Hooded man eating a cinnamon roll gets shot by police in tragic mix-up.

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