JungleBoogie: However, our political system is broken and completely in thrall to moneyed interests. In this case, the arms industry is able to block any reform. The financial industry was able to block any reform for the same reason. Before any real reform is possible, we must fix our political system. We've voted ourselves quite the klepto-idiocracy. This allows moneyed interests to block any reform. That must change first.
BraveNewCheneyWorld: The All-Powerful Atheismo: It's a stupid point because those things aren't the same,They're all preventable. That's how they're the same.
zarberg: Mrtraveler01: Why didn't he just jump off the George Washington Bridge like all the other screwed up nutjobs?they put up fences there on the walk paths to prevent that. I used to ride my bike across every so often.
SharpieIncident: This sums up how I feel about this:"This will be my only post today. We are shocked and horrified by the news coming out of Connecticut. When senseless violence takes the most innocent of lives, our grief is all the deeper.Many will seek to turn their outrage to action. But now is not the time for politics. Let us instead reflect upon what was lost today, and first grieve together for the victims, many of whom were just children." ~George Takei via Facebook.My rage will boil in a few minutes, impotent as it may be.
Godscrack: I saw this start this morning. I just heard there was 18 kids shot.WTF already!There has to be some video game or program all these shooters are watching.Something's happening.
StreetlightInTheGhetto: Note: we also originally shared the photo, under the headline, "Is This Ryan Lanza, the Connecticut School Shooter?"; we didn't positively identify the profile as the shooter but did link to sources that did, and took it down to rewrite as soon as we saw evidence that it wasn't.)[This 'Ryan Lanza Facebook Profile Is The Connecticut Shooter' Stuff Is farking Up Everything]So yeah, we did the same jumping to conclusions crap that Fox did, and yeah, posted the photo too, but WE put a question mark at the end of our post!
WhyteRaven74: shower_in_my_socks: I thought his bro was in custody, or is this a different sibling? So he killed his mom, his bro is dead in another city. WTF just happened? Maybe the brother committed suicide when he got the news.they were reporting he killed his mother and father earlier
letrole: If public disobedience and defiance against authority are glorified,
tweek46420: Lsherm: Fox news just broke the "assault rifle" cherry. Apparently an M4, but that that with a grain of salt. Both weapons were registered to the mother of the shooter, and unless she's a SWAT member, it was a semiautomatic rifle.are you trying to say that it isn't an assault rifle since is a semi-auto?
JonBuck: This bastard killed his mother and brother, too.
Cagey B: I would be more down with the "this isn't the time for politics" crowd if we didn't systematically ignore some of the root causes for this stuff every time it happens.
CBS: Six more children found hiding in closets at school. #newtown- jessica testa (@jtes) December 14, 2012
CBS: Six more children found hiding in closets at school. #newtown
calbert: I'm at a loss, and since I don't have any kids, I'm going to go the nearest school and start hugging as many kids as I can.
BronyMedic: OnlyM3: 1) ========================================================Pearl High School in Pearl Mississippi, October 1, 1997.A 16 year-old student, Luke Woodham, after slitting his mothers throat, showed up at school with a .30-30 rifle and started shooting. Upon hearing the shots, the Principal immediately called 911 seeking help from the Police, as more shots rang out.Assistant Principal, Joel Myrick, reacted much differently, though. Hearing the shots, he ran to his parked truck and retrieved his own .45 caliber pistol and chased Woodham down, holding him at bay by pointing the loaded weapon right at his face. Woodham stopped his carnage right there.Uh, no. He did not "stop the carnage right there."Myrick ran out to get his weapon, while the shooter finished his killing spree and was about to flee in his mother's car. He jumped into the car and put the gun in the guy's face. The only thing he succeeded in stopping was the shooter leaving the school grounds.OnlyM3: 2) ========================================================Parker Middle School dance shooting April 24, 1998Wurst showed up late to the dance, with his father's .25-caliber pistol in a holster belt under his jacket. He had previously left a suicide note under his pillow, and stated to investigators that he planned to go to the dance and kill only himself.The shooting began on an outdoor patio, about 20 minutes before the dance was scheduled to end, around 9:40. He shot John Gillette .......Wurst proceeded to enter Nick's Place, where the dance had been held, and subsequently fired and wounded Edrye Boraten, a teacher and two students, Jacob Tury and Justin Fletcher. The shooting ended when the owner of Nick's Place, James Strand, intervened and confronted Wurst with his shotgun, ordering him to drop his weapon and later holding him at bay for eleven minutesThis shooting occured on private property. It was not a school spree shooting. In addition, the holder of the weapon did not f ...
Lundyn: special20: We should reassign the TSA to protect our public schools.The sad thing is that this isn't such a bad idea at this point.
Tickle Mittens: Better find a way to live with firearms. It's not unreasonable to imagine a future where 3d printers are ubiquitious, and people are already making working lower recievers with them. We don't have a choice going forward any more than Sony had a choice wrt to mp3s.
StreetlightInTheGhetto: So yeah, we did the same jumping to conclusions crap that Fox did, and yeah, posted the photo too, but WE put a question mark at the end of our post!
Popcorn Johnny: So the hospital holds a press conference to say that they can't say anything.
mjohnson71: Didn't take long.While I was in the break room watching a replay of Obama's press conference, one of the rednecky warehouse guys said "Farking fake tears!" before storming out.
cman: Obviously something like this will evoke a strong output of emotions.Right now, as information is coming in, and as it is still fresh, we are apt to make instant impactful statements that we do not think before we speak.I implore everyone to process what they are about to say instead of just saying it.We are all sickened by this. We are all angry by this. Right now lets focus on open minded discussion over insulting each other. Insulting each other does no one any good at this point; it only makes us even more emotional.If you want to make a quip about gun control, dont act like an ass. If you want to make a quip about being against gun control, dont act like an ass.Thank you for your attention
AlwaysRightBoy: /it's just so sad, how can you take out your anger at children
Kit Fister: All deaths that are preventable are a tragedy. I don't weight some as different as others, just because of the object used.
mayIFark: Fine, this is too early to discuss gun control (I prefer an outright ban on all guns of all kind, starting right now, but anyway) because it is just happening and now is not the time.Aurora happened a while ago, let's talk how we would have prevented that.Gabby Gifford got shot over a year ago, let's talk how we could prevented that.Let's talk why those Sikhs died.Let's talk Virginia tech.Let's talk Nadal's army shooting.Let's talk the mall shootings this Tuesday.What the fark? How much farking more blood you want?
almandot: Off topic.... Is it just me, but EVERY time the Daily Show/Colbert Report goes on a break, something big happens.Duh this isn't something they're going to report on jon and stephen would be giving a heartfelt reflection. It just seems that every time their show goes on a brief or holiday hiatus, something big takes place nationally or internationally.
Ardilla: Cagey B: I would be more down with the "this isn't the time for politics" crowd if we didn't systematically ignore some of the root causes for this stuff every time it happens.ABSOLUTELY THIS.If now isn't the time to have a discussion about gun control, when will it ever be?
serial_crusher: Cagey B: I would be more down with the "this isn't the time for politics" crowd if we didn't systematically ignore some of the root causes for this stuff every time it happens.Any information about whether the dude has a written history of mental illness? I don't have any problem with gun control that keeps them away from people like Seung Cho. Not sure about this nutjob's particulars though, whether or not there were warning signs.
letrole: But in nearly all cases, this lack of personal restraint comes from the breakdown of society
ChipNASA: THIS ISN'T ABOUT *GUNS*![www.thebuzzmedia.com image 500x202]/he could have used his bare hands.
JerseyTim: CBS: Six more children found hiding in closets at school. #newtown- jessica testa (@jtes) December 14, 2012
MaliFinnObviously, schools and breeding are at fault here. Guns are a sacred right, education and procreation are not.
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detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: davidphogan: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I'm done with work for the day... If anyone wants me meet for a drink in PDX, I need one. I'll be in downtown at the Schmub on SW 4th.I'd join you but I'm stuck at work for a while. On top of being Friday this shiat is distracting...Thanks - just called in sick myself. Sick of this world, sick of this shiat... man. My wife is subbing for people who didn't want to work at Clackamas Town Center today so. I don't know. Here I am a 30+ yr old guy with no kids sobbing at my computer. Glad I work at home.
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