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Thursday, December 09, 2004

A BLACK DAY FOR HARD ROCK

Dimebag Darryl, formerly of Pantera, and now formerly of the planet earth was shot and killed onstage last night in Columbus Ohio during a performance by his new band, Damageplan. His brother, Vinnie Abbott, the drummer, may have been shot as well. Though I'm not a huge Pantera fan, I'm not much for thrash, I am a Dimebag fan. His skill as a guitarist was legendary, as was his love of Ace Frehley, which makes us brothers, and I will morn him as such.
Another argument for gun control. I must add that it went down in a red state. How many more bodies before we wake up America!

Comments:
The main reason I'm commenting on this is because I can (I finally downloaded and installed Netscape, and suddenly Blogger is allowing me to comment. Hmmmmmm).

I happen to believe that stricter gun control laws are essential and long overdue, but I don't know if they would have helped in this case. It appears that the murder was the result of a personal conflict between the suspect and Dimebag, and I have a feeling there would have been violence regardless. We live in a culture of violence, we justify murder every night on the evening news, we are a nation whose children are being born and raised with violence just around the corner. It's so pervasive that it's almost unnoticeable. I think the real problem is cultural, and as such has no quick fixes. Eventually every culture implodes due to the fact that it's made up of humans, and I don't think we're any different. It's just a matter of time.

That being said, gun control is a no brainer. Maybe that's why it's been so tough to get.
 
The main reason I'm commenting on this is because I can (I finally downloaded and installed Netscape, and suddenly Blogger is allowing me to comment. Hmmmmmm).

I happen to believe that stricter gun control laws are essential and long overdue, but I don't know if they would have helped in this case. It appears that the murder was the result of a personal conflict between the suspect and Dimebag, and I have a feeling there would have been violence regardless. We live in a culture of violence, we justify murder every night on the evening news, we are a nation whose children are being born and raised with violence just around the corner. It's so pervasive that it's almost unnoticeable. I think the real problem is cultural, and as such has no quick fixes. Eventually every culture implodes due to the fact that it's made up of humans, and I don't think we're any different. It's just a matter of time.

That being said, gun control is a no brainer. Maybe that's why it's been so tough to get.
 
Well If this guy didn't have access to a gun, 5 people would still be alive, weather or not Dimebag fucked his wife or screwed him on a dope deal.
 
Small correction. Franklin County, which is where this appears to have taken place, actually went for Kerry. So it happened in a "blue" area.

Dave C
 
Thanks Dave, there goes my chance at blaming GW, oh well...
 
It seems the shooter was from Maryville, 25 miles north of Columbus, could be 'red' after all. It does seem to be a personally motivated beef with Darryl. Introducing the newest in stage wear, kevlar spandex....
 
LMAO @ GUN CONTROL

Yeah right!!!
Criminals will ALWAYS be able to get guns...they can fucking build them man. Over in Europ where there are no guns, the criminals all have them and everyone not only knows it but openly says it!!

...there are details to this story that no one would believe and it is easier to call the guy who did it a psycho than try to explain to America what celebs are doing to people via SNOB TECHNOLOGY
 
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