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    Default 18 Children Dead in CT Mass Shooting

    Pray for the famalies.

    Absolutly devestating.
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    20 children, 6 adults, and the murdering scum dead at the school. Possibly 1 more adult victim at another location.

    Hold these families of the deceased close in your thoughts and prayers.
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    Please also remember everyone who responded to this. This will haunt them for a very very long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    Please also remember everyone who responded to this. This will haunt them for a very very long time.
    Too true. Let's hope they get the help they need too.
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    This is not a political statement. I believe in the 2nd Amendment.

    But the sad fact is that for people without means, it is much easier to access firearms than it is the mental health system.

    I hope this changes with the idea that these types of events become fewer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    This is not a political statement. I believe in the 2nd Amendment.

    But the sad fact is that for people without means, it is much easier to access firearms than it is the mental health system.

    I hope this changes with the idea that these types of events become fewer.
    The guns were purchased legally by HIS MOTHER, he stole them and used them to commit this horrendous crime.

    Frankly, who says he or his family believed he needed mental health care intervention before this incident?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    This is not a political statement. I believe in the 2nd Amendment.

    But the sad fact is that for people without means, it is much easier to access firearms than it is the mental health system.

    I hope this changes with the idea that these types of events become fewer.
    SC, it's being reported that the murderer's dad worked as a VP for GE credit, so the family had means. At this point it's speculation as to what his mental state was specifically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    This is not a political statement. I believe in the 2nd Amendment.

    But the sad fact is that for people without means, it is much easier to access firearms than it is the mental health system.

    I hope this changes with the idea that these types of events become fewer.
    I believe that if responsible people with no criminal or psychological history were allowed to open carry firearms, these types of acts would be few and far between. You never hear of one of these cowards walking bare handed into a crowd and socking people up, they would be beat down on the double quick.
    They always have to have the upper hand. If the odds were even, less people would be killed or injured.

    I know these responders were affected, I hope they get the help they need if they choose to accept it. I was first in on a workplace shooting here last month, it was ugly.
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    Thoughts and prayers for the families, friends, colleagues and emergency responders that were/are involved in this terrible tragedy. We lift-up the town and its members in prayer.

    Tonight the screaming, yelling, messes and day-to-day stuff my kids do don't seem such a big deal..... We tucked them in extra tight, kissed them on the forehead and prayed together as a family. We're using this as a time to reflect and remind us what is truly important and precious to us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    SC, it's being reported that the murderer's dad worked as a VP for GE credit, so the family had means. At this point it's speculation as to what his mental state was specifically.
    I would submit his actions are those of someone that is mentally ill.

    I only hope that we as a society can find a way to prevent these types of acts in the future.

    I won't comment on guns or how the gunman came into possession of firearms.
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    My condolences to all those affected by the tragedy. I remember what it was like when I was in elementary school and how simple life was. Kids of that age should not have to worry about some nutcase with a gun going in and shooting everyone.


    This is apparently a note that one of the children who died wrote at the school while the shooting was going on:
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    As a parent, an American, and as a human being, I offer my sincerest condolences to the parents and community of Newtown, CT.

    To the rest of you guys, please don't allow this thread to devolve into a political debate over gun control. I know an incident like this can conjure strong feelings one way or the other. But create a separate thread for that discussion.

    Lastly, I call b.s. on that letter.
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    A national tragedy....thoughts and prayers seem so minuscule seem, so insignificant, but may they build the foundation for healing.

    There is no debate about gun control, the gun is not the issue. It is the very fact that there is pure evil in this world and this individual manifested it into this horrible event.
    In the ashes of this, there is good; the heroism of the average person, when pressed into action is incredible. Enough good cannot be bestowed on these men and woman. If there is hope, there it is.
    On a personal note, we need more good people with guns to confront the evil people with guns.
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    This is why I think that ALL schools should have at least one cop or security guard that is armed. To prevent something like this happening again. Yeah I know you cant put a cop in every school but something needs to change. To many life's are getting took.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarack808 View Post
    Lastly, I call b.s. on that letter.
    Same here.
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    I think we can all agree the actions of the teachers that day were absolutely heroic and should be commended as such.
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    Agree 100%.


    Maybe it's time that some of the school staff be allowed to carry, Well maybe not carry on their person all of the time. Maybe office personal that has weapons in a lock box, or something of the like.

    Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by L-Webb View Post
    Agree 100%.


    Maybe it's time that some of the school staff be allowed to carry, Well maybe not carry on their person all of the time. Maybe office personal that has weapons in a lock box, or something of the like.

    Thoughts?
    First thought is that would make them the very first targets.
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    we cant get our cops to shoot straight in some of the busiest cities in the country.....why the f*ck would a teacher be able to handle that situation any better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    we cant get our cops to shoot straight in some of the busiest cities in the country.....why the f*ck would a teacher be able to handle that situation any better?

    My wife teaches school and is darn good at it. She's never fired a weapon in her life. Not the route to go.
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