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Old February 27, 2020, 01:38 PM   #9
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It looks like shooting everyone within range when you get fired or laid off is becoming the new norm in the United States.
it's hardly new, the phrase "going postal" is decades old and came about because of post office workers flipping out and killing co-workers.

Its a cultural thing, too. In the US people usually use guns when they do it. In Japan, the fired employee (who is also more socially disgraced than in the US) usually uses an edged weapon, knife or sword. They frequently murder their family, and then, themselves, at home, rather than going to the workplace or out in public.

I've heard (no way to know the truth of it) that it was (is?) so common in Japan that they didn't count it in their crime statistics, until fairly recently.

Generally speaking, crimes committed with guns are not to be considered "firearms related" enough for this forum. And, really, that's all this is. Tragic, and sad, but is it really a topic for discussion, here??
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