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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    I proffer that ESPN has drawn more attention to the incident by their decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamaga View Post
    How would that be appropriate? The weapons used were two 9mm pistols. It is ridiculous, I do agree with that.
    Thought he used semi-auto rifle? Just trying to point out that changing a name does nothing for victims.

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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    I believe they think they are being PC. Per Forest Gump, "stupid is as stupid does!"
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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    Not a bad idea considering nevada put the pistol on the map somewhat. They may have even cancel ed some type of story behind thm antheir offense which could hav been seen as inappropriate

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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    Quote Originally Posted by psupoop View Post
    Thought he used semi-auto rifle? Just trying to point out that changing a name does nothing for victims.
    Two 9mm pistols were used, he had an assault rifle but they haven't determined if it was used.


    This is just stupid. If ESPN hadn't brought attention to the word, the association would never be made. Yesterday's insanity has nothing to do with today's football game.
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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    Painted fire does not warm anyone in the room. Let's not do anything purely as a PC show.

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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

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    in Nevada - Arizona game, out of deference to the shooting in Connecticut yesterday.
    Watching Nevada play, they have done so repeatedly.

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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    I appreciate all ESPN is doing today to legitimately help the state of mental health issues and access to weapons for those at risk in this country. Surely not saying a word will help establish a genuine dialogue on improvement in these areas.

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    ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    It is what it is.
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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    Stupid. And for what it's worth, I doubt anyone who suffered through that tragedy yesterday is watching this game anyway.

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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    Quote Originally Posted by BamainBoston View Post
    Stupid. And for what it's worth, I doubt anyone who suffered through that tragedy yesterday is watching this game anyway.
    THIS.

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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    This is just another way to talk about it without talking about it.

    But if the gun control folks (the only ones thus far talking out of both sides) want a dialogue, here it is:

    1) Unless you are for repealing the Second Amendment, NOTHING would have stopped the killing yesterday.

    2) If you don't want to own a firearm don't buy one.

    3) Empty brains concoct empty gestures (insert the notion wearing a red ribbon stops AIDS)

    Dialogue done.

    I watch sports to escape from politics and real world - ESPN needs to stick to sports. A moment of silence or a prayer is a gesture of honor; subtly working in guns as the culprit is not honorable.
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    Re: ESPN will not use "Pistol Formation" term today

    Weapons control and legality is a sticky issue. On one hand, no weapons would theoretically prevent this but the reality can be seen in our prohibitions of alcohol in the past and hard drugs today. If people want something bad enough, a market will materialize for the desired product. A black market for weapons will emerge and they will give any kind of weapon they have to any kind of person who has money. I'd prefer a legitimately controlled market that can impede access to criminals and prevent ridiculously overpowered weaponry from reaching the masses.

    The real issue is the identification of those with mental issues. Too many crazy people are freely moving as upstanding members of society and being given access to weapons as their right as an upstanding citizen instead of being helped and prevented from hurting others.
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