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CT School Shooting

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by beforeobamabans, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Fox news reporting 26 dead, 18 of them children.

    Newtown, CT elementary school. Shooter is confirmed dead.
     
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  2. Gunnut 45/454

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    Shooter possibly from NJ? Long way to go to shoot up a school!! Smacks of terrorist act since NJ is a haven for Mussy's- unconfirmed of course we'll see as we get more info.
    Just sick any way you cut it ! Prayers to those families affected!:crying:
     

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  3. eb07

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    report is father of one of the kindergartners.... but he is only 20.... so he had the kid at 15?
     
  4. jeanderson

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  5. Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC are already in full gun control mode.
     
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  6. Sveke

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    About 40 mins from my house.

    Had a Glock and a SIG.

    For everyone's knowledge, town is a mix of rural and middle class suburbs.

    Sent from my Gimp Grouper
     
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  7. ballr4lyf

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    I hate sounding like a heartless a-hole but:

    That's impossible! There's laws that prevent people from bringing guns on to school property! That man should have been repelled from the school by the magical force of the "law" if he had a gun on him! </sarcasm>
     
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  8. Cavalry Doc

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    It's another sad day for human kind.

    A lot of the early reports are going to be wrong, which is the nature of things like this. Deepest sympathies for those effected.
     
  9. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    When the law and threat of repercussions fail, it's time to take an honest look at real physical security, including the ability to respond to force with greater force.
     
  10. Very well said, Doc.

    Is it time for for those of us who know and understand guns to insist that our teachers and school administrators arm themselves?
     
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  11. JFrame

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    Horrible -- absolutely horrible...

    I am utterly opposed to gun control -- but I can see how incidents like this can generate such knee-jerk reactions (especially in those who are so inclined to begin with).

    The most efficacious policy would seem to be to arm and train the teachers/staff (the ones who want to do it voluntarily).


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  12. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    I'd prefer dedicated armed security. I'd vote for an increase in property tax for that.

    Latest news says he had a .223 rifle too. It'll be a while before the details come out.
     
  13. kirgi08

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  14. GlockWheeler

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    Agreed. I would definitely support armed security as a majority of teachers I have met in our local schools tend to be rabidly anti-gun in general. Sad to say, but things are not the way they used to be, even when I went to school as a kid. It is what it is, and I fear this crap is only going to get worse as time goes by.
     
  15. Paul7

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  16. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    It would be completely understandable if any of the parents of children in that school, especially those killed, if they were not very pro RKBA or owners of scary black rifles themselves, became aggressive supporters of an AWB.

    I know my scrary black rifle will never be used by me to hurt innocents. Unfortunately, a few pieces of excrement ruin things for many others.

    This is a tragedy, and some never let a tragedy go to waste. I will be shocked if an AWB isn't being pushed hard by the end of the day, and legislation proposed within a month or sooner.
     
  17. jeanderson

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    First, this is a horrible tradgedy - 18 children killed right before Christmas. Innocence has been lost forever. This was an elementary school. The families (and maybe the country) will never be the same.

    Longer term, I smell real trouble here for us... Fox News reporting Glock and Sig Sauer 9mm handguns recovered and that the gunman had a .223 rifle. The vitriol from the anti-gun crowd will be unrelenting.
     
  18. JFrame

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    Agree and agree...


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  19. Rally Vincent

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    Terrible. This will be the extra fuel that's gets the ball rolling home on the next AWB. Then who knows after that.
     
  20. Gunnut 45/454

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    Sounding more and more like a Murder /suicide. Just some sick MFer that hated life and decided to go out in a blaze of fire. Just unfortunately just more evidence of the moral decline of our country! Sad very sad!:crying: