BalugaJoe: We need better security at these schools.you can't get rid of the guns.
Dusk-You-n-Me: [pbs.twimg.com image 648x484]
styckx: netweavr: hillbillypharmacist: wxboy: CBS News showed footage of Ryan Lanza in handcuffs in Hoboken. So that clears up just where he is in case there was a question.Why would they arrest him?Because the media gave his name to a bunch of angry parents?Dude is going to be rich soon
Noticeably F.A.T.: Carn: A hammer is a tool. A gun is a weapon.Well, you said so, so it must be true.
eddievercetti: I say good luck to them, the NRA is gonna make sure that law never makes it to print. I wish that wasn't the case.
Periodic Reminder: Bill Clinton promised gun laws, won, signed gun laws, bragged about it, won re-election. The NRA is not all-powerful.- Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) December 14, 2012
pedrop357: shower_in_my_socks: I'm not just talking about Columbine. I'm talking about all mass shootings. They reach for the guns first because they are the most efficient killing weapons your average, untrained person can get their hands on. Today there was also a mass knife attack at a school in China that got 22 kids stabbed and cut, and yet none of them died. I imagine that Chinese psycho would have much preferred to have done it with a gun, if only he could have found one.They are the most efficient, effective, etc. right now. Ban them and people will simply replace them with something else and you'll have accomplished little. Small armies in Africa manage to commit mass murders with machetes, fire, starvation, etc. No need for guns to kill large numbers of people.
lacydog: netweavr: lacydog: netweavr: netweaI would assume that if a news story says no deaths, that there are no confirmed deaths to report. That's kind of the most important detail in a story like this, it's not like it would just slip their mind to report it. That's not to say any of the wounded couldn't end up dying (obviously you hope they don't), but as of right now, it certainly would appear that there are no deaths in that story.8 inch knife, attacking the head and ears of small children and no one reports deaths... Does China ban reporting the deaths of children? Approaching morbid territory here, but it just seems hard to believe.I didn't see the part about the length, all though if he truly was "slashing" as indicated by the headline of the original article, that wouldn't matter as much. It could be any number of things, but I think the suggestion that this incident probably is a lot less worse than the Connecticut incident - and that maybe the choice of weapon is a contributing factor - is probably valid. Not that it isn't a farked up story in and of itself.
styckx: Moonfisher: CBS is reporting that the principal turned on the PA so the entire school would hear the gunshots and go into lockdown. That's a smart and noble last act.Wow
SilentStrider: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Pssst...to any young kids reading Fark today in elementary school. First of all, you shouldn't be on this site, it's nasty. But second of all, when you go home tonight, you can pretty much write your own farking check. Have your folks been hemming and hawing about that puppy or bicycle or Xbox you really want for Christmas? Now's your chance. Just put on those big, wet anime eyes, and say something cute like, "I wuv you mommy," or "Can we have pasketti for dinner," and then drop a little hint about great it would be to have a bike or puppy or Xbox, and how happy it would make you and it sure would be a shame if Something Bad happened to you before you got a chance to enjoy it. Also, you got a pretty good shot at ice cream for dessert tonight.This was... Ok I admit, kinda funny.
Spaz-master: jso2897: pedrop357: bulldg4life: With responses like this...it's no wonder people just end up saying "ban everything", If that is how you're going to respond to someone with a reasonable post about gun registration who specifically says they don't want to ban guns...what's the point?I don't want to ban anything, just impose some sensible, reasonable restrictions on abortions or posting to various blogs. Who's going to argue with that?[i18.photobucket.com image 480x360]Now would be a real good time for you to shut the f**k up - but you're way too stupid to know it.Keep yappin', gun-fappers - America is listening, and thinking.Yeah... America is listening and can see that both of you are just spiteful douches
Antimatter: Today isn't the day for politics, but I would like to see a congressional report or an executive report on mass shootings and the motives, actors, and so on, for the last ten years or so.
Gyrfalcon: I suppose there's no way we can discuss this calmly and rationally, is there.
Leeds: kev_dog: Carn: A hammer is a tool. A gun is a weapon.All depends upon who is using it...Hammers are but a small part of a gun.Next you'll be badmouthing barrels too?
SilentStrider: Prank Call of Cthulhu:This was... Ok I admit, kinda funny.
Virtue: BronyMedic: //Beautiful, beautiful weapon./agreeWas pointing out to this guy who calls himself pro gun but anti AR 15....total contradiction.
cameroncrazy1984: stu1-1: 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.You're talking about batshait crazy people, right?How are you going to prevent that?Add more mental institutions. Make psychiatric care free.
Imperialism: styckx: netweavr: hillbillypharmacist: wxboy: CBS News showed footage of Ryan Lanza in handcuffs in Hoboken. So that clears up just where he is in case there was a question.Why would they arrest him?Because the media gave his name to a bunch of angry parents?Dude is going to be rich soonDude is gonna have a farked up life. Mother dead. Brother killed her and a bunch of kids. Media put his face on it for three hours. Christ.
namegoeshere: What grade did she teach? Do we know?got here late. Too much to read.News anchors crying.
taliesinwi: Small armies. Not ONE DUDE. How many people do you think the Oregon mall shooter would have injured or killed with a machete before four or five people figured it out and all rushed him at once?
HindiDiscoMonster: miltoncharles: I remember hearing people rail against violence in the movies and on TV. "Kids shouldn't see this," they said. "They might become violent." Others thought they were nuts.I remember hearing people rail against violence in video games. "Kids shouldn't have these," they said. "It'll make them insensitive to death." Others thought they were nuts.I remember hearing people say, "Kids who misbehave should be spanked. They need to learn there are consequences to their actions." Others thought they were nuts and put their kids in "time out."Then something like this happens and all fingers point to the guns.We had guns before the bloody movies and graphic television shows.We had guns back when "video game" meant "Pong."We had guns back when teachers routinely brought out the paddles to discipline students.We had guns back when songs about killing others would never have been pressed into records.What we didn't have before all of this was all these crazy shootings.For most kids, watching violent movies or television will do nothing.For most kids, listening to music that suggests violent actions will do nothing.For most kids, playing violent video games will do nothing.But shove enough violence into a mind that's wired just a little bit differently....../those whiney goody-two-shoes cronies might have been right.//Don't get me wrong. I still think there needs to be a psych exam for anyone who buys anything north of a shotgun. But there are too many guns out there to put that genie back in the bottle.///I also think teachers should be allowed to carry.I have been waiting for someone to make this point.
Dimensio: utah dude: pro-gun. lifetime NRA. anti-223 anti-civillian-m4/ar-15/m16's. they're just toys designed for killing people.No, they are not.
amquelbettamin: How about we post the happiest moments in our lives instead of talking about this evil?
IlGreven: From the earlier thread...my point was that most animals don't kill their own like humans kill their own. So I misspoke on that point.
wxboy: hillbillypharmacist: wxboy: CBS News showed footage of Ryan Lanza in handcuffs in Hoboken. So that clears up just where he is in case there was a question.Why would they arrest him?No clue why the handcuffs were necessary (unless they think he knew something ahead of time). But given the confusion today, it's probably best that he be in protective custody at the very least.
Bullseyed: zarberg: What's more evil, a mentally ill person who could have been stopped by even a merely adequate mental healthcare system, or a healthcare system for profit that denies thousands of people coverage every day?Not saying the shooter was mentally ill, but I just can't fathom how one could do this without something being wrong in their brain.Amusing that you feel the need to put a disclaimer on "not saying he was mentally ill" but you don't put a disclaimer on your statement that he didn't have health insurance...
topcon: So, every news source in the world has been posting the picture of the wrong guy for hours on end.GREAT JOB MEDIA! Way to totally just forego old rules of journalism that would prevent such a thing. Go go internet-era instant news!
Sterling Thunder: shower_in_my_socks: 12349876: Sterling Thunder: If these wastes didn't have guns they would have made a homemade bomb,The Columbine guys tried to make bombs and failed miserably, yet with their guns...My answer to this is always "They COULD have built bombs, and yet for some reason these @ssholes always choose to go with guns instead. I wonder why...."LET ME BE CLEAR: I don't have an opinion on the guns, my ONLY point is that if all the guns were gone tomorrow wastes like these would find another way. What happened SUCKS and it makes me sick guns or otherwise. Having been in the military I have seen BOTH guns and bombs and neither is pretty.
dittybopper: Magorn: 20 dead children. Jesus, 20 dead FARKING CHILDREN. What worm-eaten excuse for a brain to you have to have that makes you capable of putting a rifle to your shoulder, looking down the sights seeing CHILD's Face and STILLbeing able pull the trigger?! Holy mother of god, how could ANYONE do that no matter how sick or filled with rage?To all you worthless human beings whose first reaction to a store about a rampage killing of 20 little kids is to worry about whether someone wants to take your gun away, all I can say is FARK YOU, Fark you right in arse with a rusty chainsaw. Spew your paranoid bullshiat another day. Have the decency to mourn today insteadIf you'd let us without trying to score some sad political points, we would.
Dusk-You-n-Me: Periodic Reminder: Bill Clinton promised gun laws, won, signed gun laws, bragged about it, won re-election. The NRA is not all-powerful.- Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) December 14, 2012
bootman: The NRA owns this, they own the failings of the current state of affairs, it is on them to tell us how to fix it, or get out of the way.
namegoeshere: Parents: Are you talking about this with your kids? What's that conversation sounding like?Are you going to?I admit it. I have no farking idea what to say right now./usually good with parenting stuff//lost on this one
gulogulo: I have my doubts that anyone listening to sudden reports over a crackling PA would know what that was for sure
Warlordtrooper: wxboy: hillbillypharmacist: wxboy: CBS News showed footage of Ryan Lanza in handcuffs in Hoboken. So that clears up just where he is in case there was a question.Why would they arrest him?No clue why the handcuffs were necessary (unless they think he knew something ahead of time). But given the confusion today, it's probably best that he be in protective custody at the very least.That guy is going to be able to sue about 3 different news networks and about 10 different websites into oblivion. I hope he bankrupts all of fox news.
BronyMedic: SSRIs do, in less than 1% of the population that takes them, exacerbate the symptoms that they're trying to cure. Many other medicines do the exact same thing. That's why in the few weeks where someone is starting an SSRI treatment plan, they should be carefully monitored by a mental health professional to make sure that if they start seeing signs of this that the treatment is terminated. However, someone being an idiot and terminating treatment abruptly, or taking too many/too little... that would be dangerous. That would be dangerous pretty much no matter what kind of pill you're talking about.THIS. SO MUCH THIS.
shower_in_my_socks: gulogulo: I have my doubts that anyone listening to sudden reports over a crackling PA would know what that was for sureIf those gunshots were accompanied by shouting, you would sure as fark know that whatever was happening wasn't good.
rufus-t-firefly: It's illegal to hunt with an AR-15 in some states, IIRC. So there's no legal use for them other than target practice or penis enhancement.
Want to see behind the curtain? Try
It's how we feed the squirrel
Sign up for the Fark NotNewsletter!
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2018 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Feb 23 2018 12:12:55
Runtime: 2.537 sec