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(Chicago Trib)   This week's school shooting is sponsored by the City of Brotherly Love   ( divider line
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5390 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jan 2014 at 8:09 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-17 08:15:25 PM  
5 votes:
two 15-year-old students had been shot in the gymnasium

OOO, that's going to take awhile to heal...
2014-01-17 08:14:36 PM  
4 votes:
Clearly we need to ban charter schools.

Earlier, police used Twitter to urge the suspected shooter to turn himself or herself in.

I know when I go on a shooting rampage I always stop and take time to check my Twitter feed.
2014-01-17 09:23:01 PM  
2 votes:

Daedalus27: vodka: I find it ridiculous that the debate on these articles is always over gun control instead of what makes these kids do these things. There is a cancer

That is too difficult a question.  There could be reasons of culture that certainly could be seen as uncomfortable for anyone to bring up because it could easily drift into a topic that cannot be discussed in America.  Mental illness (while seemingly not an issue in this shooting) is another topic that is wrapped up in so many of these cases and has no easy solution so inevitably while it may be mentioned, there is no depth or real discussion of needed steps to address the ever growing numbers of mentally ill.  That leaves the tools utilized in these events which are incredibly easy to demonize and target for responsibility even if they are one small part.  The solutions made to remove the tool are seemingly simple in the minds of advocates of prohibition and restrictions on firearms, but really fails to address the larger problems and whose impact is largely on individuals who do not engage in the unlawful behavior.

Reasonable discourse is not allowed here, you are hereby sentenced to 3 hours of reading the comments section of the politics tab, and may God have mercy on your soul
2014-01-17 08:14:36 PM  
2 votes:

Confabulat: Didn't we already have one this week?

I didn't realize we had a quota.
2014-01-17 09:01:00 PM  
1 vote:

Daedalus27: I like where the story says it adds to the debate on gun control. What debate? We had the debate and the NRA and their political supporters won. Now we are living with that outcome.

 Yeah, because if it wasn't for the NRA and it's idiot supporters we would have things like laws against 15 year old kids having guns, or laws against bringing guns into school!
2014-01-17 08:28:44 PM  
1 vote:

Jovimon: Where's the national debate over knife and hammer laws? Had a few of those in the news today.

Look, I know his last album was really bad, but why do you want laws against Hammer?
2014-01-17 08:28:13 PM  
1 vote:

Pribar: miss diminutive: Local television station 6ABC reported that two 15-year-old students, one male and one female, had been shot in the school gymnasium

More dodge-ball related violence? WHEN WILL THE NIGHTMARE END?

That game was sent from the darkest gymnasiums of Hell!

Dodgeball was my favorite activity, the coach even let us use medicine balls if we were good

Same here. I was usually one of the last standing, being tiny and elusive like a ferret. Of course, we always eventually lost since I also had the throwing ability of a ferret.
2014-01-17 08:20:59 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't know you could sponsor these things. Seems like a terrible idea.
2014-01-17 08:20:55 PM  
1 vote:
I like where the story says it adds to the debate on gun control.  What debate?   We had the debate and the NRA and their political supporters won.  Now we are living with that outcome.  Of course had every proposed legislative remedy to gun violence been passed into law, it is likely we would still be having these events.  Mentally ill or motivated individuals can and will find weapons to use in committing their harm.
2014-01-17 08:20:34 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Earlier, police used Twitter to urge the suspected shooter to turn himself or herself in.

I know when I go on a shooting rampage I always stop and take time to check my Twitter feed

And when cops publicly urge criminals to turn themselves in, the criminal usually stops and says, "They have a point".
2014-01-17 08:17:42 PM  
1 vote:
Instead of informing of us when there is a school shooting (or any shooting for that matter), just tell us when we have a comfortable day of peace.

Hmm, no? Peace is antithetical to the foundation of these United Sates?

Oh well. Maybe next time.
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