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Another major school shooting today ... Newtown, Conn

 
 
Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 11:58 am
At Least 27 Killed, Including Children, in Connecticut Elementary School Shooting [Updating]
http://gawker.com/5968442/shooting-reported-at-connecticut-elementary-school-%5Bupdating%5D

Crying or Very sad
No. It's not too soon in fact it's far too late to start discussing gun control.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:02 pm
@tsarstepan,
Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in the shooting according to AP ...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:02 pm
@tsarstepan,
awful
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:05 pm
@tsarstepan,

i've been following the story on CNN... tragic.

the gunman is dead, so at least there is one less armed whack-job walking the streets...
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:09 pm
@tsarstepan,
This is a horror...
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:46 pm
@firefly,
I just watched the press conference ... and read live comments on FOX about it Shocked
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:50 pm
None of this would have happened if those kindergartners had been armed.
firefly
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:52 pm
This was a massacre...
Quote:
The New York Times
December 14, 2012
Multiple Fatalities Reported in Shooting at Connecticut Elementary School
By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM

Eighteen children were killed on Friday morning in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City, according to a person who had been briefed on the shooting. Another law enforcement official said preliminary reports suggested there could be as many as 20 fatalities, ranking it among the worst mass killings in United States history.

One state official said that an adult gunman was believed to be dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman was in possession of at least two firearms, the official said. There was some speculation that there were two gunmen involved in the mass shooting.

A student at the school told an NBC affiliate in Connecticut: “I was in the gym and I heard like seven loud booms, and the gym teachers told us to go in the corner and we huddled. We all heard these booming noises, and we started crying. So the gym teachers told us to go into the office where no one could find us. Then a police officer told us to run outside.”

Meredith Artley, the managing editor of CNN.com, has a friend who works at the school. “She volunteers with the school as well,” Ms. Artley said on CNN.

The woman was in close vicinity to the shooting, which happened in the hallway, according to Ms. Artley. “She described it as a ‘Pop, pop, pop,'” Ms. Artley added. “She said three people went out into the hall and only one person came back, the vice principal, she said, who was shot in the leg or the foot, who came crawling back. She cowered under the table and called 911. She never saw the shooting. There must have been a hundred rounds.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/nyregion/shooting-reported-at-connecticut-elementary-school.html?hp&_r=0

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:56 pm
@joefromchicago,
joefromchicago wrote:

None of this would have happened if those kindergartners had been armed.

Clearly when tomorrow comes around (or heck even tonight) there will be pundits and alleged news anchors of the Fox News Propaganda Network will be making their argument that will sound something similar to that. If not kindergartners themselves then kindergarten teachers.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 12:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
H20man has previously posted pix of small children at some sort of weapons' introduction class. I don't think it's a surprise to anyone that there is a segment of the population that thinks children with weapons is good/appropriate/necessary.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 01:03 pm
I am following it ob CBS.
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NSFW (view)
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 01:09 pm
@gungasnake,
I think it's embarrassing to compare the cruelties against homosexuals, social-democrats, communists and especially the Jews during the Nazi time with a terrible school shooting.
JPB
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 01:24 pm
A parent of the shooter has been found shot/killed in NJ.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 01:31 pm
And, the gunman's mother was a teacher at the school and is among those killed today.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 01:34 pm
@JPB,
JPB wrote:

And, the gunman's mother was a teacher at the school and is among those killed today.


Geez

Cycloptichorn
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 01:35 pm
@JPB,
[email protected]
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 01:52 pm
The people who promote the possession of guns are responsible for all of those who possess guns.

This tragedy is the result of their failure to control who possesses guns.

Joe(Yep. They have to do it because they won't let us.)Nation
McTag
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 01:52 pm
@joefromchicago,

Quote:
None of this would have happened if those kindergartners had been armed.


Irony doesn't work, Joe, but it's all we got.

Once again the good guys (citizens who claim the right to be armed) were absent when a bad guy (or someone deranged, temporarily unstable or just evil) who was armed, decided to kill innocent people.

I can see a fix for this, but it'll require the application of common sense so far not much in evidence.
firefly
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 01:58 pm
Quote:
The gunman, who was believed to be in his 20s, walked into a classroom where his mother was a teacher. He shot and killed her and then shot 18 students in the classroom.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/nyregion/shooting-reported-at-connecticut-elementary-school.html?hp

At least one report said that it was a kindergarten classroom.
 

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