Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > The Mud Box

Sponsors


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-2019, 10:48 PM   #1
Jim Farrell Tiler
dont blame me i didnt vote for him
 
Jim Farrell Tiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dunedin New Zealand
Posts: 1,706
mass shooting in Christchurch New Zealand

details are sketchy at the moment here but reports of up to 30 dead at 2 Mosques, there have been some arrests
__________________
Jim
Jim Farrell Tiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-15-2019, 12:57 AM   #2
Jim Farrell Tiler
dont blame me i didnt vote for him
 
Jim Farrell Tiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dunedin New Zealand
Posts: 1,706
hooter

40 confirmed dead 48 wounded in hospital, gunman and 2 associates in custody he was using a AR15
__________________
Jim

Last edited by Jim Farrell Tiler; 03-15-2019 at 01:38 AM.
Jim Farrell Tiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 05:00 AM   #3
Just In Tile LLC
Registered User
 
Just In Tile LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,064
Sorry to hear news like that in your country Jim, sad day indeed.
__________________
Justin
"Being world class means knowing you're good, but never satisfied you're good enough"
Just In Tile LLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 08:04 AM   #4
Kman
Moderator
 
Kman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NW Arkansas, Ozark Mountains
Posts: 10,210
Now they're saying 49 dead.
__________________
Kevin

The top ten reasons to procrastinate:

1.
Kman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 08:13 AM   #5
lati_cz
michal
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: sunnyvale, ca
Posts: 1,994
Very sorry to hear Jim, visited Christchurch few years back. Nice people, nice city.
__________________
Michal
lati_cz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 08:33 AM   #6
Dave Taylor
Retired Moderator - Veteran DIYer -- Schluterville Graduate
 
Dave Taylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St Marys County MD
Posts: 7,355
Bad news indeed, Jim.
So sorry to hear, my heart and prayers go out to all those affected.

Careful..... THIS may be a bit graphic.
__________________
Dave T (DIY'er)
Welcome to "Tile Your World", the friendliest forum on
the net.

Last edited by Dave Taylor; 03-15-2019 at 08:40 AM.
Dave Taylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 03:02 PM   #7
John Bridge
Mudmeister
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 67,445
Send a message via AIM to John Bridge
I'm curious to know where an Aussie got an AR-15 in New Zealand.
Anyway, it's a horrible thing. I'm very sorry to hear of it.
John Bridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 09:09 PM   #8
Jim Farrell Tiler
dont blame me i didnt vote for him
 
Jim Farrell Tiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dunedin New Zealand
Posts: 1,706
John even though we have strict gun laws here once you have a gun licence you can pretty much buy what you want (within reason There are several steps that you have to go through but this guy was a "normal" bloke) , the gun shops are full of them.. https://www.guncity.com/ Turns out the guy lives in my city and was going to attack a Mosque here but decided to commit his terrible crime in Christchurch, He went to the same gym i go to and i have seen him most days that i have been there, nothing about him screamed mass murderer. Unfortunatly as far as punishment goes the most he will get here is life in prison, which usually means 20 years and may only serve half that if you are well behaved. I dont know if he will get to serve the rest of his life behind bars but this guy deserves the death penalty
__________________
Jim
Jim Farrell Tiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 08:36 AM   #9
John Bridge
Mudmeister
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 67,445
Send a message via AIM to John Bridge
He would be a dead man here. That's for sure. (If they didn't decide he was insane.)
John Bridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 02:19 PM   #10
Dave Taylor
Retired Moderator - Veteran DIYer -- Schluterville Graduate
 
Dave Taylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St Marys County MD
Posts: 7,355
Probably doesn't have much to do with anything but......
anyone notice the prices of those firearms shown in the link that Jim posted?
__________________
Dave T (DIY'er)
Welcome to "Tile Your World", the friendliest forum on
the net.
Dave Taylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 05:28 PM   #11
cx
Da Home Builder
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 87,200
Those dollars are only worth 69 cents here, though, for comparison.

You notice how many are available with silencers installed, Dave.
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 10:24 PM   #12
Dave Taylor
Retired Moderator - Veteran DIYer -- Schluterville Graduate
 
Dave Taylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St Marys County MD
Posts: 7,355
Yes, I did notice the silencers, Kelly.

It seemed to me that either NZ takes hearing health more seriously than the US or that they have special requirements for certain arms used in certain ways.

I was not aware of a 69/100 ratio in the value of dollars twixt NZ and US but even so.... the price of NZ arms to me is still rather amazingly high.
__________________
Dave T (DIY'er)
Welcome to "Tile Your World", the friendliest forum on
the net.
Dave Taylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 10:31 PM   #13
Jim Farrell Tiler
dont blame me i didnt vote for him
 
Jim Farrell Tiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dunedin New Zealand
Posts: 1,706
everything cost way more here, partly because of the costs of getting it here and also the economy of scale, less sold costs higher
__________________
Jim
Jim Farrell Tiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 08:25 AM   #14
John Bridge
Mudmeister
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 67,445
Send a message via AIM to John Bridge
Anyway, can you extradite that turd to Texas? We'll take care of him for ya.
John Bridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 11:57 PM   #15
Jim Farrell Tiler
dont blame me i didnt vote for him
 
Jim Farrell Tiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dunedin New Zealand
Posts: 1,706
the inevitable is now happening regarding tightening up gun laws and the government talking about banning semi autos and a compulsory buy back of existing gun owners semi autos, the end result will be the good guys give up their guns and the bad guys keep their illegal ones
__________________
Jim
Jim Farrell Tiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
another large earthquake strikes Christchurch New Zealand Jim Farrell Tiler The Mud Box 111 11-24-2016 09:03 AM
Shooting at Conn Elementary school. kate42 The Mud Box 130 12-23-2012 02:16 PM
2 dead, 5 wounded in St. Louis shooting ceramictec The Mud Box 3 01-09-2010 02:36 PM
Ft Hood shooting Davestone The Mud Box 49 11-07-2009 07:33 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC