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RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#827938 Dec 23, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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We don't know if he was being treated by a psychiatrist or not; he may have been on meds and stopped taking them; she did go away to New Hampshire for 2 days, seems as though that's when he planned his rampage. Nevertheless, if the accounts are true that he attempted to purchase a gun at Dicks and attempted to obtain a permit and was turned down, it would appear that the guns were probably locked up but he found a way to get them. The bottom line is that if she did not have those guns, this may have not happened.
He may have killed her by other means and himself and 20 kids would be alive as well as the teachers.
Get rid of the weapons.
Ban liberals , guns actualy serve a purpose.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827939 Dec 23, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Fail......
"During 1999--2002, among persons aged 10--19 years, the homicide rate for blacks was estimated to be 17.8 per 100,000 population, a rate 10 times that of whites (1.8 per 100,000) and higher than the rates reported for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs)(6.0 per 100,000), Asian/Pacific Islanders (A/PIs)(2.9 per 100,000), and Hispanics (8.0 per 100,000)(2)".
it was referring to those that feel the need to kill a bunch of folks all at once in one particular place.

70% are white.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827940 Dec 23, 2012
Suicide by mass murder: Masculinity, aggrieved entitlement, and rampage school shootings

School shootings have become more common in the United States in recent years. Yet, as media portrayals of these ‘rampages’ shock the public, the characterization of this violence obscures an important point: many of these crimes culminate in suicide, and they are almost universally committed by males. We examine three recent American cases, which involve suicide, to elucidate how the culture of hegemonic masculinity in the US creates a sense of aggrieved entitlement conducive to violence. This sense of entitlement simultaneously frames suicide as an appropriate, instrumental behaviour for these males to underscore their violent enactment of masculinity.

http://logicalliving.blog.com/files/2011/04/S...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827941 Dec 23, 2012
Send in the Clowns

WHEN thinking about the state of the Republican Party, I defer to a point that the Democratic consultant James Carville made the other day:“When I hear people talking about the troubled state of today’s Republican Party, it calls to mind something Lester Maddox said one time back when he was governor of Georgia. He said the problem with Georgia prisons was ‘the quality of the inmates.’ The problem with the Republican Party is the quality of the people who vote in their primaries and caucuses. Everybody says they need a better candidate, or they need a better message but — in my opinion — the Republicans have an inmate problem.” The political obsessions of the Republican base — from denying global warming to defending assault weapons to opposing any tax increases under any conditions, to resisting any immigration reform — are making it impossible to be a Republican moderate, said Carville. And without more Republican moderates, there is no way to strike the kind of centrist bargains that have been at the heart of American progress — that got us where we are and are essential for where we need to go.

Republican politicians today have a choice: either change your base by educating and leading G.O.P. voters back to the center-right from the far right, or start a new party that is more inclusive, focused on smaller but smarter government and market-based, fact-based solutions to our biggest problems.

But if Republicans continue to be led around by, and live in fear of, a base that denies global warming after Hurricane Sandy and refuses to ban assault weapons after Sandy Hook — a base that would rather see every American’s taxes rise rather than increase taxes on millionaires — the party has no future. It can’t win with a base that is at war with math, physics, human biology, economics and common-sense gun laws all at the same time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sun...

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“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

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Chicago Thugtown

#827942 Dec 23, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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it was referring to those that feel the need to kill a bunch of folks all at once in one particular place.
70% are white.
A valid argument, in the mind of a racist.

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cway

United States

#827943 Dec 23, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Would you be in favor of corporal punishment by parents and teachers? What are meaningful and effective consequences?
Should people with children have guns in the home?
One thing that is a given; if there are guns in the home; kids always find them, they have that gun radar somehow. Another 3 year old found a gun the other day and shot himself. Happens every day.
The man who brought his 7 year old son with him to sell his guns at a gunstore, accidently shot his son in the chest and killed him.
It's just awful. To me the answer is to ban guns, although I don't think it will happen
There is a cost to banning handguns.

It will make us completely helpless against the government.

I view that as the greater of two evils.

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carol

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#827944 Dec 23, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Dream on babe__what you're talking about is unwinding HIPPA and that will not happen in your lifetime. Think about it, when you put someones name on a government registry for mental/emotional problems/diagnoses you in effect destroy that persons life. Who makes that decision? Will there be a second or third opinion option? Who pays for the medical evaluations?
It's another expensive government growing intrusion that targets the wrong people for 99.9% of the citizens that would wind up on such a list would likely never attempt to purchase any sort of weapon.
The Newtown shooter didn't attend school, the only person who observed him on a daily basis was his mother who "obviously" didn't consider him a potential mass murderer. There was a lot of money coming into that household, her alimony schedule for 2012 alone was for $289,000 and we don't know whether dad was sending Adam money.
Doesn't have to be a government registry. Medical professionals can intervene based on evidence presented to local authorities. No need to document names by state and local governments.

Maybe HIPAA needs to have extenuating exceptions to right to privacy. The lives of children would be a good one.

Just suggesting a possible solution.

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“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

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#827945 Dec 23, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Send in the Clowns
WHEN thinking about the state of the Republican Party, I defer to a point that the Democratic consultant James Carville made the other day:“When I hear people talking about the troubled state of today’s Republican Party, it calls to mind something Lester Maddox said one time back when he was governor of Georgia. He said the problem with Georgia prisons was ‘the quality of the inmates.’ The problem with the Republican Party is the quality of the people who vote in their primaries and caucuses. Everybody says they need a better candidate, or they need a better message but — in my opinion — the Republicans have an inmate problem.” The political obsessions of the Republican base — from denying global warming to defending assault weapons to opposing any tax increases under any conditions, to resisting any immigration reform — are making it impossible to be a Republican moderate, said Carville. And without more Republican moderates, there is no way to strike the kind of centrist bargains that have been at the heart of American progress — that got us where we are and are essential for where we need to go.
Republican politicians today have a choice: either change your base by educating and leading G.O.P. voters back to the center-right from the far right, or start a new party that is more inclusive, focused on smaller but smarter government and market-based, fact-based solutions to our biggest problems.
But if Republicans continue to be led around by, and live in fear of, a base that denies global warming after Hurricane Sandy and refuses to ban assault weapons after Sandy Hook — a base that would rather see every American’s taxes rise rather than increase taxes on millionaires — the party has no future. It can’t win with a base that is at war with math, physics, human biology, economics and common-sense gun laws all at the same time.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sun...
You are here.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#827946 Dec 23, 2012
List of companies I will not buy from.

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#827948 Dec 23, 2012
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The biggest problem I see is that you people who want to ban 'assault' weapons don't have a clue about weapons in the first p[lace.
You're right, I've never owned an assault weapon, I've only had those assigned to me by the US Army.

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cway

United States

#827949 Dec 23, 2012
I include assault type weapons as well.

It's an evil we must live with. Otherwise, we are a disarmed people.

We can try to keep weapons out of the hands of nutcases, but that's as far as it should go.

Adam Lanza was a such a nutcase. If his mother had done a better job of keeping the weapons secured, the tragedy would not have occurred.

He should have been institutionalized years ago.

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cway

United States

#827952 Dec 23, 2012
It's clear we need more security at schools. Too easy for outsiders to enter.

Entry points should be covered by TV cameras. And perhaps the principal should have a few weapons secured in his office for a worst case scenario.

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#827953 Dec 23, 2012
you gotta ask the question did anyone realy think that he will do anything the next years ? can he do anything ? does he even know what a apresident means ?

Jeebuss wrote:
Yep.
People don't care. They just wanted a black president. Period.
You're right, they have no one to blame but themselves when taxes skyrocket and the military becomes downsized, leaving us vulnerable to attacks.
They are actually happy that they have put this country in danger.
cway

United States

#827955 Dec 23, 2012
Tyranny can happen anywhere.

If the populace has some means of resistance, that is far better than none at all.

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cway

United States

#827956 Dec 23, 2012
On a less gloomy note, the Bush tax cuts are about to expire and there's nothing John Boehner can do about it.

Except cry in his beer.

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#827957 Dec 23, 2012
carol wrote:
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Doesn't have to be a government registry. Medical professionals can intervene based on evidence presented to local authorities. No need to document names by state and local governments.
Maybe HIPAA needs to have extenuating exceptions to right to privacy. The lives of children would be a good one.
Just suggesting a possible solution.
Of course it has to be a government registry Carol, Do you think medical professionals are going to maintain there own "free" data base of nutjobs likely to kill first graders?

HIPPA is here to stay.

We already have national registries for sex offenders, drug offenders, drunk drivers etc. etc. A list of those who could make poor employees at a time when jobs are precious??? Hey, let's put all the prozac, lithium and Baker act folks on a list too, make it damn near impossible for half the population to get a job. Then we can hire folks from nations without lists. Yeah that makes sense!

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“The Intrepid”

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#827959 Dec 23, 2012
JLD wrote:
<quoted text>I suppose that technically ANY weapon used in an assault could be classified as an "assault weapon".
Yeah.

http://construction-toys.wonderhowto.com/how-...

Especially if you catch one up the skirt.

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John Boehner

United States

#827960 Dec 23, 2012
Deck the halls with rounds of buck shot

Fa la la la... la la la
John Boehner

United States

#827961 Dec 23, 2012
Why won't anyone sell me a gun?

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