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Old 14.12.2012, 20:32
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

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Do you still have fam. there ?
Yes, Newtown is mid way between my sister and my parents.

And my sister is a teacher.

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She should have had her own gun so she could have defended herself.

The gun was just the tool. It was the mentality of three asshats that decided to pull the trigger. Like most asshats, they're probably cowards, and if they thought she could shoot back, I doubt this would've happened.
Another 'asshat' eh.

Shame these kids never had a few handguns tucked under their desks might never have happened.
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

Isn't it time that Americans ended their stupid obsession with guns? This will soon be so common it won't even make the news.
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Isn't it time that Americans ended their stupid obsession with guns? This will soon be so common it won't even make the news.
I am pretty sure that there are daily shootings that do not make the news.
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

Oh crap. BBC are reporting at least 18 children have been killed.

WTF, why?
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

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I am pretty sure that there are daily shootings that do not make the news.
Yes, but when do we reach the point when these mass shootings become the norm and go unreported?
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Old 14.12.2012, 20:46
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

Looks like the father of one of the school children. Mind boggling
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Old 14.12.2012, 20:48
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It is truly horrific. Words fail me.
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Old 14.12.2012, 20:50
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

7.30 Swiss news, more than 27 people dead.
Some between 5 and 10 years old.
What kind of people can do this?

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Old 14.12.2012, 20:57
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

ITV News reports total 27 deceased, at a Connecticut Kindergarten/Primary school - 8 adult staff including head teacher and 18 children aged 5 - 10 yrs. old.

A 20 yr. old gunman is also reported dead.

Obama has apparently indicated that this may lead to a 'policy change'.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20730717
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ITV News reports total 27 deceased, at a Connecticut Kindergarten/Primary school - 8 adult staff including head teacher and 18 children aged 5 - 10 yrs. old.

A 20 yr. old gunman is also reported dead.

Obama has apparently indicated that this may lead to a 'policy change'.

Story from BBC News site here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20730717
Was that not said the last time and the time before that and the...................

It'll take them 100 years to clean up the guns that are on the streets already.
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Old 14.12.2012, 21:02
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

Policy change needs to be along the lines of 10 years minimum for carrying a hand gun, 15 years minimum for any other type of gun and life for pulling the trigger.

They seriously need to do something drastic, forget the NRA.
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Old 14.12.2012, 21:03
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

I think the question is better phrased, "WTF is the deal with 20-something white guys and taking numerous lives with them when they want to die?"

And CT is a pretty low-gun state in terms of how difficult it is to get and carry one. Why babies at an elementary school though....makes me want to go get my kid out of school right now and give her a hug.
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Policy change needs to be along the lines of 10 years minimum for carrying a hand gun, 15 years minimum for any other type of gun and the death penalty for pulling the trigger.

They seriously need to do something drastic, forget the NRA.
Fixed that for you.
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Old 14.12.2012, 21:05
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Looks like the father of one of the school children. Mind boggling
They've identified him as a 20 year old male....given you need to be 5 or 6 to reach elementary school, while not impossible, is improbable. No word on motive just yet.
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I think the question is better phrased, "WTF is the deal with 20-something white guys and taking numerous lives with them when they want to die?"

And CT is a pretty low-gun state in terms of how difficult it is to get and carry one. Why babies at an elementary school though....makes me want to go get my kid out of school right now and give her a hug.
On the contrary, it's very easy to get and carry a gun in Connecticut.

I grew up two towns over as well, most of the kids I grew up with there have kindergarten aged children, I hope they're all ok.
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Old 14.12.2012, 21:10
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Fixed that for you.
Trouble is, once you mention the death penalty it marks you as radical. You also get into the 'life for a life' argument which goes in a big circle and you can't win.
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Trouble is, once you mention the death penalty it marks you as radical. You also get into the 'life for a life' argument which goes in a big circle and you can't win.
Agree but in certain situations it should be a life for a life/lives........Norway being a good example.

Anyway a bit off topic.
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Re: What the hell is going on with guns in the US?

The best, and most realistic thing that can come out of this horrible situation is that Obama can use this to take on the NRA, finally.
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Old 14.12.2012, 21:29
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On the contrary, it's very easy to get and carry a gun in Connecticut.

I grew up two towns over as well, most of the kids I grew up with there have kindergarten aged children, I hope they're all ok.
Is it? I thought CT was as rabid about guns as MA is.

I hope your friends kids are ok, too. Geez, talk about killing off childhood innocence too early. My kid doesn't even know what a gun is yet....I can't imagine how kids that young process something like this.
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