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Tragedy in Connecticut

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Mr.Tea
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There are no adequate words for this.

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Twenty-seven people are dead including 14 children after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, CBS News reports.

Officials say the gunman was also killed and apparently had two guns. It happened around 9:40 a.m. Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

 

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/12/14/police-respond-to-report-of-schoo...

 


Catchfire
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Oh God.


Boom Boom
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I remember at the time of another school shooting someone  said that if teachers were armed, this wouldn't happen. It's insane.


Boom Boom
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Obama to speak at 315 EST - in 25 minutes - about the shooting.


alan smithee
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Apparently atleast 18 children murdered and talk of a second shooter in custody (but we've heard this before in other mass shootings)

Be prepared to hear the gun nuts claim  'if the children were armed.....' and conspiracies like Obama masterminding this in an attempt to shove gun laws down the throats of Americans..etc...

Details are sketchy at this point but if this is another mass murder at the hands of a madman armed with assault rifles,wouldn't it be time to actually prohibit these tools of murder once and for all?


Mr.Tea
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alan smithee wrote:

Details are sketchy at this point but if this is another mass murder at the hands of a madman armed with assault rifles,wouldn't it be time to actually prohibit these tools of murder once and for all?

The "time" to do that was, obviously, yesterday. We were too late on this one. Hopefully we'll prevent the next one. And there will be a next one and another one after that if we don't change things and damn quickly.


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On CNN: Connecticut school shooting dead: 20 young children, 6 adults, the shooter, and his brother (in New Jersey). The shooter killed his mother, a teacher at the school. Obama on TV  with tears - CNN thinks he will use his second term to take on gun violence - finally.


Unionist
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Fat chance. They couldn't even revive Clinton's ban on assault weapons when it expired in 2004, or since.


Serviam6
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It's sad 20(?) children and 6 adults are dead and people are arguing about gun control, as if this psychopath wouldn't have been able to perpetrate something like this if whatever kind of firearm he used was banned.

 

What a demon.

 

I'm waiting to see if he had a history of violence and if he had then why he had access to ANY firearms.


Unionist
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You have so much information about this incident. Have you contacted the authorities to help them with their investigation?

onlinediscountanvils
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The Onion possibly puts it better than many 'real' news outlets: Fuck Everything, Nation Reports - Just Fuck It All To Hell


Serviam6
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What part of "I'm waiting", "why" and "if" lead you to believe I have concrete information?

 

Do you think this man would not have been able to murder children if he had something other than an assault rifle in his possession?


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You're backing off from your "psychopath" diagnosis, then?

Serviam6
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I see you are offended by my assumption. I apologize and will add the caveat that my non-medically trained opinion is that this man who murdered 26 people is a psychopath. He many very well NOT be a psychopath.


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Good first step. Next we'll talk about "demon". After, we'll discuss your view that it's "sad" that people are talking about gun control today.

Serviam6
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Unionist wrote:
Good first step. Next we'll talk about "demon". After, we'll discuss your view that it's "sad" that people are talking about gun control today.

 

For sure!  I'm glad your turning this horrible attack into an instructional period and correcting my use of words you don't agree with. Important issues, do you feel better?


alan smithee
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If today is a 'sad' day to talk about gun control,when would it be appropriate? When,not if, this happens again?...But I suppose that would also be a 'sad' time,right?

I'm not surprised to read it....The media has already started bashing Obama for talking as a parent instead of a president.

Let the games begin.


Serviam6
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Alan, violence against children in general seems like a good start.

 

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2012/Dec-14/198448-knife-...


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A comment on CNN an hour ago: "The NRA works very hard to raise money to elect folks opposed to any form of gun control".  And, later: "The NRA out-raise money by a good percentage against those who try to raise money for gun control"  I've been hearing this for the last twenty years - nothing has changed.  It's hard not to think gun nuts love guns more than they love their children.


Mr.Tea
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onlinediscountanvils wrote:

The Onion possibly puts it better than many 'real' news outlets: Fuck Everything, Nation Reports - Just Fuck It All To Hell

The Onion actually lives up to its initially satirical moniker as "America's finest news source"


Boom Boom
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The NRA will probably use Obama's speech today as proof that he wants to take away  guns and raise more tons of money to fight against gun control.


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There is no movement for gun control in the U.S. The best we can do to commemorate this and other similar catastrophes is to rid Canada of this menace. It will mean combatting the same powerful lobby and money here, but it can be done.

 


Boom Boom
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Nothing good will happen with gun control here with Harper in control.


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Newtown and the Madness of Guns

So let’s state the plain facts one more time, so that they can’t be mistaken: Gun massacres have happened many times in many countries, and in every other country, gun laws have been tightened to reflect the tragedy and the tragic knowledge of its citizens afterward. In every other country, gun massacres have subsequently become rare. In America alone, gun massacres, most often of children, happen with hideous regularity, and they happen with hideous regularity because guns are hideously and regularly available.

and:

The people who fight and lobby and legislate to make guns regularly available are complicit in the murder of those children.

my comment: I think it can be easily argued that the NRA is a terrorist organization.


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Enjoy your car accident you freaks. Why don't you ever wake up?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lexLAjh8fPA&list=AL94UKMTqg-9A5K8SuV1Xsv4eSZJptYgpc&index=6


RevolutionPlease
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Really, WTF?


RevolutionPlease
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Boom Boom wrote:

Newtown and the Madness of Guns

So let’s state the plain facts one more time, so that they can’t be mistaken: Gun massacres have happened many times in many countries, and in every other country, gun laws have been tightened to reflect the tragedy and the tragic knowledge of its citizens afterward. In every other country, gun massacres have subsequently become rare. In America alone, gun massacres, most often of children, happen with hideous regularity, and they happen with hideous regularity because guns are hideously and regularly available.

and:

The people who fight and lobby and legislate to make guns regularly available are complicit in the murder of those children.

my comment: I think it can be easily argued that the NRA is a terrorist organization.

 

let's hope it's repeatedd Boom Boom.

 

Nobody ges it?


RevolutionPlease
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Nobody getd it? Cmon f


RevolutionPlease
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I'm mad son


RevolutionPlease
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We'll see, they seem to wanna reckon.

 

 


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