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    Re: 27 Dead including 18 children in Connecticut school shooting.

    Not again:mad:
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    Re: 27 Dead including 18 children in Connecticut school shooting.

    its getting closer
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    Re: 27 Dead including 18 children in Connecticut school shooting.

    Holy crap!

    Our society is sick. No "modern" society is more violent than the United States.

    Now they have some poor kid who witnessed it on TV being interviewed by a so-called adult.
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    Re: 27 Dead including 18 children in Connecticut school shooting.

    nothing.....nothing at all

    but just like the colo movie theater, we will forget about this by christmas
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    Re: 27 Dead including 18 children in Connecticut school shooting.


    My prayers and sympathy for all the people involved.

    Yes ... so horrible it's hard to even think how anyone could commit such an act.
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    Another twentysomething male going off the deep end and playing urban commando. Maybe background checks for gun permits should include a question about video game habits.
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    It seems like all these shootings lately are being committed by 20-somethings...wtf is going on?
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    #61 Jersey

    VIDEO GAMES!!! Twentysomething boys play video games. It's a HUGE part of their social culture. And all the games involve mass killing.
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    Which is exaclty why I always say we need to tell our children that cell phones and video games are not an important part of life.

    I only say that because it's true.
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    Possibly killed his father at his house then killed his mother who is a teacher at the school and her classroom ... one report out there.
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    My thoughts and prayers go out to the people who lost their children and family members today. I just moved to Trumbull, CT which is 20 minutes from Newtown. Ironically, my fiance and I almost bought a house in Newtown, CT.

    I really think that teachers should be mandated to carry firearms to protect the children. There would of been much less deaths or no deaths if teachers were trained and carried. A Criminal or Murderer LOVES their victims to be unarmed!
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    The cat's sort of out of the bag, unfortunately. Have you recently been around a group of kids from teenage-twenties? They barely talk to each other. They all mill around in groups looking at their smart phones. At home, they play video games that rack up scores by body count.
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    I think it is a combination of things. I don't know why these tragedies are on the news 24/7 after the happen. They have experts try and figure out why it happened which is probably good, but it does not have to be done on television.

    Then, when all is said and done the books and movies come out. For some people that are mentally ill and crave attention being immortalized in any way may be the spark.

    These people have problems to begin with and I do not believe that the parents and close friends/teachers do not know there is a problem/
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    Do you really believe a kindergarten teacher will want to carry a gun???..

    How about some commonsense to all of this, limit access to schools by strangers #1....

    The assumption is that there are no guns in a school, so if you give them to teachers then there are guns...

    Sympathies to the families, unimaginable horror...

    Remember hearing a commentary on video games, and one was touting the fact that their game avoided "massacre fatigue"... they obviously know it...

    My Nephew works for EA, and last time I saw him asked him if he was able to make any linkage between the games they create and violence... he and his wife do not talk to me any more.
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    So true. It's not uncommon to see a group of kids together, say, riding on the Subway, everyone is silently mind melded to their phones and nobody speaks to each other at all.
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    Then let's make those violent video games illegal. We've had guns in this country for hundreds of years. Rarely did we ever see mass murders prior to violent video games.

    And I said "rarely", so please don't be a dope and post an example from the 60's/70's.:rolleyes:
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    Actually, I really like KDP's suggestion because, as we all know, school teachers NEVER become unhinged.

    Let's give 1 million+ teachers revolvers and put them in closed classrooms with large groups of children.

    Yeah, that'll solve it.
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    And yet, again, cell phones aren't important. Talk about a distracted generation (or 2)!!

    Yeah, I've been to restaurants and watched a table full of 20 somethings all looking at their phones. Why the fugg even go out? They could just pretend.

    Same goes for airports where the disease seems to infiltrated older generations. Sure, they'll all say they're reading their emails. But how did they do it 10 years ago pre-cell phone/email capability?

    When I travel, I mostly shut my cell phone off. I look at travel as a chance to get some peace & quiet. I'm on the darn phone & email all day at my office.

    I often yearn for the old days...whether they were the "good old days" or not.
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    #75 Jersey

    There are about 500 parents in a Connecticut suburb tonight who probably feel a bit different about the importance of a cell phone than you do.

    If you are responsible for the care of someone, a cell phone is highly important.
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    It would be nice if the topic of the thread stayed on

    the story and the victims ... out of respect for everyone involved.

    There will be plenty of time to discuss the side issues of gun control etc...
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    I've read the POS used an AR-15 rifle.

    I think it's time to ban assualt rifles. I'm all for the second amendment, and see nothing wrong with law abiding citizens owning a certain number of hand guns and hunting rifles and shotguns. But there is no use for an assualt rifle other than to kill other humans.


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    Nail on the head!
    At the very least, have automatic weapons heavily locked at firing ranges where an individual can target shoot "only" at that facility. So, the question is: how many children will die to we ban automatic weapons?
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    Schools are a gun-free zone for a reason. Guns should never, ever, be allowed in schools. A ban on automatic weapons would curtail some of the violence in society. The only excuse that I have heard is that people enjoy using them at the firing range, and it's their right. I think a little sacrafice (auto-guns) is in order.
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    I'm going to start a weapons thread ...

    Because we should not be arguing
    in this thread out of respect for the victims.


    Can this thread please stay topic specific to the story of this tragedy.


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    Adam Lanza woke up this morning ...

    Shot his mother in the face killing her ...

    Then took the guns and her car to the school and killed some more.

    He did not kill his father ......
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    #75 Jersey

    they have not been parented right. this is just a very sad day
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    Pre 9/11, many schools banned students from even having a cell phone on premises. Now they realize how important it is ("Mom I missed the bus" ) or for events like today ("Mom/Dad I'm okay") and just make the kids turn it off during the school day.......

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