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Old December 15th, 2012, 09:48 PM   #51 (permalink)
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you've convinced me1!!!!!! I SEE the light now!!!!! wow how could I have been so stupid?!?!?!?! no wonder there are so many massacres using guns in japan and england!!!!! thank you oh thank you for showing me the truth
Completely different culture.

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Old December 15th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Here's something else to consider besides guns.....Drugs.

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yeah wake up people. It makes soooooo much sense to make it EASIER for criminals to obtain high powered assault weapons.
No, it makes sense to make it easier for me to get a gun. If there's a break in and the criminal has a gun and i don't.... Well you see where this is going......... And like it has been said before, the criminal more than likely didn't get his /her gun legally. Now how in ANY universe does it make sense to take away guns from me and my neighbor bill when outlaw Joe can get a clip from a variety of places.
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Well, the commercials openly state that anti depressants can increase thoughts of suicide and bla bla bla. Really? Who knows what else gets fried in the process.
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This is an endless cycle. After Virginia Tech News feeds and everyone in these social networks were demanding gun laws or whatever the case was, then a couple days later Virginia Tech was nowhere in their head. It was completely forgotten. Now watch a couple more days pass and this story too will be left in the past and forgotten. As I said, tighter security isn't a solution, it leads to even more gruesome deaths. Gun laws? More guns will be bought illegally or through a friend. In reality, there is no stopping any crime any violence or any wrong doing someone may cause. It's America's fault for what they are allowing to pass and the culture it bestowed upon the people. More situations like this WILL happen and eventually the President is going to call for a forced Sunday (aka catholic church) law to be passed to bring "peace" to America. Don't fall for it.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #56 (permalink)
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I just cant wrap my head around the logic behind more gun laws

so what youre saying is that if we make it illegal to murder someone then there will be no murders?

if we make it illegal to rape someone there will be no more rape?

if we make theft illegal there will be no more theft?

as has already been pointed out in this thread..... the same day a monster used a gun at a kindergarten in Connecticut....... a different monster stabbed 22 kindergarteners with knife in china

should we ban all knives?

Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US..... on the same day there were numerous gun murders in Chicago....

10 shot, including 4 teens, Friday afternoon and night - chicagotribune.com

or heres another that hasnt been mentioned.....

7NEWS - Four people set on fire during assault in North Denver - News Story

we need more fire control laws........ people are being burned by criminals...... I think it should be illegal to obtain fire

or maybe we should start with just the hot fire (like we want to start with autos and handguns)......... ban all hot fire

fire bad
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As a gun owner myself, I think this issue is bring politicized by both sides and there isn't one real answer that will solve it. The bottom.line is that if we as a society can't protect our most vulnerable members ie little kids, then we got big problems! I'm not just referring to this, but in general whether it be molestors who keep getting released, or for that matter their own parents who smoke in the car with their kids, the list goes on and you can include whatever the case may be. I will say while the media is to a certain extent maybe contributing to these types of crimes it makes me so seriously sick to was these comments seating how in the big scheme of things 20 kids isn't that many etc. obviously the people saying dont have kids of their own and if they do that's even worse. Can you really tell me you would say the same thing if it was your kid?
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22 stabbed in China...none died. See the difference?
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:06 AM   #59 (permalink)
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This tragedy is bad enough and the discussion here is important, as it contains viewpoints from many sides of the issues.

Please don't sully it by bypassing the site language filters or stooping to personal attacks.

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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #60 (permalink)
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22 stabbed in China...none died. See the difference?
Yeah, people mention other weapons - I'll take being assaulted with a knife and a bat over being shot at any day.

As for guns protecting you - societally, its the opposite. If a burglar comes into my house, he knows I won't start shooting with a semi automatic, so he won't bring a gun. In America one would be a fool to not bring a firearm while committing a crime.

Not to mention the culture of fear created by the possibility that anyone, anyone at all has a gun.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #61 (permalink)
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agreed Id rather be killed by stabbing than shooting any day of the week.......... slow painful death is usually better

just took a quick glance via google at some statistics

and granted that most US homicides are by gun (about 68%)....... dont think anyone would be silly enough to argue otherwise

but about 15% are by knife (thats about 2500 people) ...... thats a pretty staggering number....... enough that I think we need some knife control......... you can cut your steaks with a spoon

and more alarmingly ........ about 7% (or about 1200 people) are classified under "personal weapons"......... which includes such things as dildo beatings, tampon suffocations, and strangulation with pantyhose.... all of which clearly need tighter regulations and some banning...... seriously.... 1200 dildo beatings...... thats outrageous

btw I dont think a burglar coming into your house does know not to bring a gun...... since about 40% of homicides in Ireland are through gun useage


Edit: oops..... forgot to add my source

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+use+google

and away from exploiting the issue for political purposes I just read this which has a lot more to do with the problem

this is being falsely attributed to Morgan Freeman via the internet..... he hasnt made any such statements....... but whomever did say this was pretty well spot on (sorry for the running paragraph, its a C&P, I didnt format it that way)

"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why. It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody. CNN's article says that if the body count 'holds up,' this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next. You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."
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Old December 16th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #62 (permalink)
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This sort of thing is apparently becoming a macabre competition, see how many innocents you can take down with you. If that’s true, it’s certain to get worse and worse and...
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I wouldn't mind seeing some common sense gun laws passed, but at this point there are simply too many guns in circulation in this country for a law to prevent something like this.
OK, so what laws do we need? Put on your thinking cap. I can't see any change that will eliminate these serious crimes. If I want a gun, all I need to do is read the classifieds and buy one. No background checks or paperwork except the work required to hand the seller a stack of hundred dollar bills.

What changes to existing laws would you like to see come to pass?

Personally, I want to see my right to keep and bear fine Italian Stilettos upheld. Preferably of the OTF kind. Pearl scales would be nice.

Understand, the right to keep and bear arms is not just another law that can be changed without lots of effort and lots of work. Amendments to the US Constitution are very hard to implement.

And no politician alive will vote to eliminate the 2nd amendment, I guarantee that. This is a good thing, too. We have a number of basic and fundamental rights and owning arms is one of them.

This is something I hope you know.

Do we limit the number of guns you can legally own? The constitution mentions 'arms' plural not singular. That means we can keep and bear a handgun and a rifle, three shotguns, forty handguns, etc.

People want to change the laws and many seem to think we have too many guns in this country and making guns harder to get solves the problem. Too bad they are clueless.

I am allowed to keep and bear a thousand handguns if I want. Although that would require a thousand holsters and all of those cows would suffer.

As soon as I start buying hundreds of weapons, I become the subject of an investigation.

Many gun laws are a way to further the idea that guns and their owners are evil as well as to foolishly try to stop gun crimes by reducing gun ownership. This is wrong headed thinking.

These laws make no sence to me in most cases. I should be able to walk into a store, hand the clerk my cash and walk out with a gun and 5,000 rounds of ammo. I remember when a kid could walk into a store and purchase a rifle and ammo from the local Wallgreens or Sears. Do any of you remember this? Not sure if you needed parent permission or not.

I'll accept a background check, I'll do that for society. That said, the law should make it manditory that background checks should be as instant as humanly possible or there can be no background checks.

Perhaps what we need are laws against crazy people and leave the guns alone. Being crazy is probably not a constitutional issue but curtailing my right to "keep and bear arms" is in the founding documents.

Every person should be tested. If any are crazy, they must have a red "Wacko" tattoo on their forehead and hats that obscure the tat must be banned as well. This lets us see the crazies among us, problem solved.

Perhaps eliminate private sales of any weapon without a background check and heafty fines and jail time for those that sell guns illegally? If any of you think that is a bad idea, you must also say background checks at the local gun store are a bad idea, too.
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As for guns protecting you - societally, its the opposite. If a burglar comes into my house, he knows I won't start shooting with a semi automatic, so he won't bring a gun. In America one would be a fool to not bring a firearm while committing a crime.
Actually, many working professional burglers will NOT carry ANY weapons to their place of work. They know that posession of a deadly weapon while comitting a crime adds years to their sentence if they are caught.

So apprently, you are wrong and only a fool brings a gun to work.
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22 stabbed in China...none died. See the difference?
Perhaps the stabber selected a knife because a gun was too difficult to obtain? Perhaps if he had a gun, it would be 34 shot dead in China? Just thinking out loud.
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Just thought I'd point this out...

The Volokh Conspiracy Do Civilians Armed With Guns Ever Capture, Kill, or Otherwise Stop Mass Shooters?

Bad people doing bad followed by good people doing good. In each of these situations things could/would have been much worse had guns been prohibited.

The largest problem with this situation, IMO, is that we hear about all the bad from from the media. That being said, don't get me wrong, this is a tragedy and very unfortunate. But the examples linked above... most people never hear of the GOOD that occurs when people are allowed to own guns.

IMO... those who want to do bad will do bad. They'll use guns, knives, spoons, straws, toothbrushes, etc. An example of this would be shanks made by some prisoners. Those who want to do good will do good. There are also MILLIONS of legal gun owners who do not kill people and have their weapons for pleasure and home defense.

I fear that a few crazies or gangsters or ... will ruin things for those of us who DO adhere to the law.


... I probably won't check back on this thread... just wanted to say my $0.02.
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I offer my condolences and support for those affected by this tragedy while they struggle to come to terms with what has happened. As a grand father of three (no children of my own so they are for all practical purposes my kids) I don't know how i would react if this struck home for me, I would probably be a basketcase.
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I thought I clearly stated that with all the guns in circulation, no laws would have prevented this tragedy.

Common sense gun laws doesn't mean banning guns. Of course the right wants to make it seem that any restriction = banning guns.

We had the assault weapons ban under Clinton, and the world didn't end.

Register all guns. Have a title for every gun similar to a car title that gets transferred with the gun if sold.

Eliminate the gun show loophole. If they can't manage background checks, shut them down.

Limit magazine sizes.

People like to talk about the second amendment right to bear arms, but they usually leave out the "well regulated militia" part. Anyway, that ship has sailed. We live in a gun culture, there's no going back now. But none of these things would be unconstitutional or overly restrict gun ownership. Again, I realize these wouldn't prevent these tragedies, and it probably doesn't belong in this thread, but I keep getting called out on it.
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Those people are scum. There's no other way to say it. Just horrible people.
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I thought I clearly stated that with all the guns in circulation, no laws would have prevented this tragedy.....
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Again, I realize these wouldn't prevent these tragedies.....
so what youre saying is that you realize gun laws cant stop anything....... but you still want new gun laws just for the sake of creating them?

what exactly in your mind would be the point of creating any new laws if they cannot prevent anything?
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I thought I clearly stated that with all the guns in circulation, no laws would have prevented this tragedy.

Common sense gun laws doesn't mean banning guns. Of course the right wants to make it seem that any restriction = banning guns.

We had the assault weapons ban under Clinton, and the world didn't end.

Register all guns. Have a title for every gun similar to a car title that gets transferred with the gun if sold.

Eliminate the gun show loophole. If they can't manage background checks, shut them down.

Limit magazine sizes.

People like to talk about the second amendment right to bear arms, but they usually leave out the "well regulated militia" part. Anyway, that ship has sailed. We live in a gun culture, there's no going back now. But none of these things would be unconstitutional or overly restrict gun ownership. Again, I realize these wouldn't prevent these tragedies, and it probably doesn't belong in this thread, but I keep getting called out on it.
Personally, I don't think any of those things are unreasonable though I know other people on here likely will. I'm not sure how those laws would really make any impact on the problem of gun violence though. The problem is the culture we live in glorifies violence and the gorier the better. No one cares to address that though.
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I love violent movies and video games. Never seriously considered killing anybody. Lets hope we don't go down that road again. I'd put the first amendment above the second amendment any day.
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All the links on here seem to be of the bad side of guns, here is a link for you to give a read:

14-year-old Phoenix boy shoots, critically wounds armed intruder

What would have happened if the boy didn't get that gun in time? what would have happened if there was no gun at all? That family might have ended up with no more children. But because that boy had responsible parents that taught him well, he acted just as he needed.

I don't know the laws for all states, but in my state I am allowed to shoot anyone that is breaking into my house. Once i see that they are no longer a threat I am to call the police if they had not been before the intrusion.

"No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms." -Thomas Jefferson

"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them." -Thomas Jefferson

I do love my right to possess the firearms that I have, and I do hope that I never run into the occasion where I have to use them, but I am not scared if I do.
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I love violent movies and video games. Never seriously considered killing anybody. Lets hope we don't go down that road again. I'd put the first amendment above the second amendment any day.
Via boing boing I really like this quote from Roger Ebert when asked by a reporter about the connection of violence in movies and in this case the Columbine massacre:

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Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. "Wouldn't you say," she asked, "that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?" No, I said, I wouldn't say that. "But what about 'Basketball Diaries'?" she asked. "Doesn't that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machine gun?" The obscure 1995 Leonardo Di Caprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office (it grossed only $2.5 million), and it's unlikely the Columbine killers saw it.

The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. "Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory."

In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of "explaining" them. I commended the policy at the Sun-Times, where our editor said the paper would no longer feature school killings on Page 1. The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Mother has been tied to survivalists - guns were legal.

Adam Lanza's mother was a 'survivalist' who stockpiled food, guns

Newtown Shooting: The Gunman Who Knew No Pain - Yahoo! News

About violence and guns -

I wouldn't advocate removing either from responsible society. But what the hell do you do with parents who can't, don't, or won't supervise their kids?

Responsible adults can play those violent role playing games and know the difference.
I am not too sure about younger that 13, especially those that use the games for total escapism.

I don't mind guns for hunting.

But if no one wants censorship from the government, then you will have to figure out how to deal with the idiots that are too irresponsible to have guns or games.

Like parents who leave loaded guns where young kids can get them.
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I've seen conflicting stories about whether the mother was one of those doomsday preppers or not, but apparently she took him to the range and taught him to shoot. I've also seen reports that he had Aspergers, a form of autism that makes people extremely uncomfortable in social situations, to the point his mother pulled him out of school and home schooled him. Leaving an unsecured assault rifle where he could get to it obviously was a terrible mistake. It seems like all of these shooters have the same profile. Very intelligent, but alienated from society.
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Also profiled as young men - 18-24. The group most likely to be involved with role-playing.

Why are they angry? Do they know?
Are they escaping from what they see as a boring future (steady job, home, etc)
Are they also escaping from poverty or the fact that they can't afford the newest game equipment they crave?

Years ago, these are the ones who would head west into unknown territory. Can't do that today.

A lot of us grew up on Science Fiction - would have been delighted to have some of the adventures written in stories. But we did manage to restrain ourselves and maybe kept the dream, but lived in the real world.
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This guy definitely wasn't living in poverty. Did you see his Mom's house? Columbine was an affluent high school. Not sure about the Aurora shooter. I think being smart makes people think they deserve a good life, and when they don't, they get bitter. Add some mental illness and guns and bad things happen.
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This guy definitely wasn't living in poverty. Did you see his Mom's house? Columbine was an affluent high school. Not sure about the Aurora shooter. I think being smart makes people think they deserve a good life, and when they don't, they get bitter. Add some mental illness and guns and bad things happen.

Did you really just argue that its better to be dumb?
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Did you really just argue that its better to be dumb?
Ignorance is bliss some say. That said, mental problems are very prevalent in those of average intelligence and below too.
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Gunman

Article also mentions stop using mental illness as an excuse. It's hatred so deep that it possesses the person. I can sort of understand that type of hatred, but I prefer shun to gun.
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Not better, but dumb people might not realize how bad their life sucks lol.
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FOX: The gunman who slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school may have snapped because his mother was planning to commit him to a psychiatric facility
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FOX: The gunman who slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school may have snapped because his mother was planning to commit him to a psychiatric facility
Key word being May

I wish newscasts would get it straight before publishing it and posting their speculations..
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Article also mentions stop using mental illness as an excuse. It's hatred so deep that it possesses the person. I can sort of understand that type of hatred, but I prefer shun to gun.
We'll know more if /when they get some info from the computer, but I wouldn't say it takes "a lot of planning" to smash a computer and grab the guns from the closet or wherever. They said "stockpiling ammo", but I bet that's just what they had in their home. I doubt he went out to buy more, they said he almost never left the house. If he did go out buying ammo, they will find out, but there's too much speculation in that article.
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I forgot to add - get the salt. I was more interested in the profiling than the report.
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The only thing I think mental illness should be used for as an excuse is for reasons to bring back mental illness institutions back to what they once were.

Rather than focusing on gun bans, why not focus on the mental health of America? From what I have seen a majority of these shootings can be linked to some mentally wrong with the person that was noticeable.
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The only thing I think mental illness should be used for as an excuse is for reasons to bring back mental illness institutions back to what they once were.

Rather than focusing on gun bans, why not focus on the mental health of America? From what I have seen a majority of these shootings can be linked to some mentally wrong with the person that was noticeable.
Perhaps its that people do not have the access to support that they need. Just because this guy did this, it does not mean he necessarily was particularly disturbed up until the weeks before this. And I would imagine if he had received a bit more care - healthwise and family wise, it is likely that he would have become a functioning member of society.

Everyone should be able to go to their doctor, talk about whats wrong - mentally, physically, both even, and get referred on to someone that can help. They should have access to a doctor for free, or at least a a low double figure some, and likewise to said specialist.
And everyone should be able to do so.
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Yay!! Free healthcare for everyone and no body has to pay for it!! Yay!! 'Cuz that was the root of the problem here.
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Perhaps its that people do not have the access to support that they need. Just because this guy did this, it does not mean he necessarily was particularly disturbed up until the weeks before this. And I would imagine if he had received a bit more care - healthwise and family wise, it is likely that he would have become a functioning member of society.
OK, so spread the word: "Talk to your kids before they do something nuts." Be nice to people. I agree. Talk to your kids. Most parents do talk to their kids. Most kids are sane. Most parents are decent. Most people make it through life on their own without free government cheese or taking a life.

So here is what you do: hire off duty police and ex-military. Give them riot gear and big frigging weapons. If a kid pulls out a gun, they drop the little bugger with one shot to the head. OK, perhaps we will just arrest them.

Check points at every entrance and do not forget the razor wire.

We have mandatory mental health care exams. We punish the parents if their kid is not cared for. Jail time, actually.

Is that what we want?
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Yay!! Free healthcare for everyone and no body has to pay for it!! Yay!! 'Cuz that was the root of the problem here.
The problems started when the free government cheese was taken away.
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I feel sorry for Newtown:

Newtown to the media: You're making this nightmare worse - The Denver Post

They definitely don't need this extra crap.

Here's one that happened 85 years ago. But they did know why.
Bath School bombing: Remembering the deadliest school massacre in American history.

The media came, reported, and left.
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its pretty hard to blame the media for covering the story....... you are asking them to do it
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I never advocated free healthcare... anyway at the very least, preventive, primary care would save money, its basic stuff.
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People flock to Newtown to block Westboro Baptist Church's picket of Sandy Hook funerals | al.com

It's so touching yet disturbing...
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its pretty hard to blame the media for covering the story....... you are asking them to do it
Beyond reasonable coverage, I am not. They don't have to stick a camera and microphone in everyone's face to get a story for all those prurient readers. Almost everyone has had some sorrowful disaster in their life to understand how badly these people feel without dwelling in details.

prurient -marked by or arousing an immoderate or unwholesome interest or desire -
I left out sexual.
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Newtown the Latest Example of Media Overkill

What upsets me at the moment is the feeding frenzy being engaged in by the media. At this point, I feel they are doing more harm than good. The healing will begin, but not until the news trucks and reporters shoving microphones in our faces go away.
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again........ its amazing nobody gets this concept........ the media is catering to the public..... every time you post another link in here talking about how bad the media is guess what?.... that link was created by the media ..... the media you are supporting by reading their material...... you are the one asking the media to do the very thing you are condemning

either stop reading the garbage or stop complaining that the garbage is written
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Some of us are not reading it - it's forced on the TV news unless you hit the mute button.

You can't check some web pages without a headline screaming about some movies star's latest peccadillo. Checkouts at the supermarket have those rags like the Enquirer right in your face.

The shootings are over, we feel the pain. I am more interested now in the debate about what to do about the violence which involves more sticking a microphone in a public figure's face. That's part of the price of elected office, CEO, public spokesperson or whatever. You knew about having to deal with the public's questions before you ran or accepted the position.

I'd prefer to let Newtown grieve and heal on its own.
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