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Old 08-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Another day another shooting

Originally Posted by Vis View Post
Perhaps we need a dedicated massacre forum
Or maybe Congress can pass a statute or the White House can put out an executive order with guidelines as to when a multi-death shooting supports lowering the flag to half-staff.

I saw the flag at half-staff last week and thought maybe someone famous had died, but someone else guessed it was for the shootings at the Sikh temple - they were correct. The flag also was lowered when The Joker shot up the theater in Colorado.

So is the test number of victims, location, or whether a particular class of individuals gets shot?

Atlanta has multi-death "home invasion" shootings (aka drug deals gone bad) all the time and the flag never gets lowered.
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