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Pearl 12-14-2012 03:01 PM

Mass Shooting at Connecticut Elementary School
 
Just gets sadder and sadder.

Everyone at work is keeping eye on the news. One woman left early to get her son, who is a Kindergartener in Long Island. She was very emotional.

There needs to be tighter gun control. There's no way this issue can be neglected anymore.

U2Fanatic4ever 12-14-2012 03:04 PM

2 Shootings in the same week.. c'mon lets talk about this problem now.

Just had a conversation with my 15 yr old son, and even tho he didn't say much I know he is distressed by this. I plan on hugging him as soon as I get home. :sad:

mikal 12-14-2012 03:12 PM

I seriously want to home school my daughter.

PS. is it true that the shooter's dad has also been found dead?

edit. It was the shooter's mother. she was a teacher there.

Pearl 12-14-2012 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikal (Post 7607353)
I seriously want to home school my daughter.

PS. is it true that the shooter's dad has also been found dead?

The reports go that his father was found dead in New Jersey and the gunman went to the Connecticut school to kill his mother who was a teacher there.

No words are strong enough here.

trojanchick99 12-14-2012 03:16 PM

The reports are saying that the shooter's mother was a kindergarten teacher and everyone in her classroom was killed. Excuse me while I go get sick.

deep 12-14-2012 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by namkcuR (Post 7607352)
I'm not sure about that. If this isn't a turning point, what possibly could be?

nothing

with each 'new' incident the arguments remain the same.

1. the gun was not the problem, the law breaker was
2. in Texas or (insert state here) people have the right to carry everywhere, and they will give examples of when a law abiding person used his gun to stop a bad person.
3. we have enough laws on books, we don't need new laws, we just need better enforcement
4. look what just happened in China 22 kids, not 18 were killied where guns are banned by a knife, people that want to kill will find a means to do so.
5. because bad people do bad things, we should not lose our Constitutional rights, why should bad people control what rights good people have

( I could probably write 10 more)

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/IK...ONNECTICUT.JPG

LemonMelon 12-14-2012 03:29 PM

I'm as cynical about this as deep, which is terrible.

Nothing is going to happen. Our culture is fucked at a profound, irreconcilable level. DEY TOOK ERR GUNS DEY TOOK ERR JRBBBS

U2Fanatic4ever 12-14-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trojanchick99 (Post 7607357)
The reports are saying that the shooter's mother was a kindergarten teacher and everyone in her classroom was killed. Excuse me while I go get sick.

oh man.. :sad:. me too..




reports also that the shooter's younger brother is being held.

Pearl 12-14-2012 03:32 PM

So it was a family thing? Holy shit.

Of course, the brother will say they were abused by their parents and crap like that. Whatever. That's not an excuse to kill anyone, especially children!

anitram 12-14-2012 03:43 PM

From the other thread:

Quote:

Originally Posted by u2popmofo (Post 7607340)
That all said, it still crushes me that these things continually happen in the US. What's wrong with our society and culture? Why does this stuff not happen in other countries where firearms are just as readily available?

Which other comparable western democratic country firearms "just as readily available"?

trojanchick99 12-14-2012 03:47 PM

According to the Washington Post, Switzerland and Israel.

This is a very interesting article about gun violence in the US.

Eleven facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States

BoMac 12-14-2012 03:48 PM

Unconfirmed reports that one of the parents of the slain children has committed suicide.

It's getting worse by the second.

PhilsFan 12-14-2012 03:49 PM

I cannot compare this to anything.

anitram 12-14-2012 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trojanchick99 (Post 7607394)
According to the Washington Post, Switzerland and Israel.

Israel is essentially a militarized state under a constant threat of violent attacks, so I don't think they are a good point of comparison.

So aside from Switzerland, every other western nation has seen it fit to restrict access to firearms.

mikal 12-14-2012 03:56 PM

I feel like that annoying parent that says "I don't know what I would do if it was my kid", but I can't help but have this overwhelming feeling of sadness. These kids are maybe a year or two older than my daughter. Their worst crime in life is maybe not sharing or not cleaning up after themselves.


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