We have to do something, but what?

We have to do something, but what?

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Since: May 08

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#1 Dec 14, 2012
http://now.msn.com/newtown-school-shooting-ra...

Where do we start and how far do we go?

Assault rifle ban again...magazine capacity?
wtf

Hyattsville, MD

#2 Dec 14, 2012
Ya sure. Let's take guns away from the people who are responsible enough to have them. Call me crazy but.I'm sure the bad guys won't just turn theirs in.
Heartless

Fayetteville, WV

#3 Dec 14, 2012
No, but there certainly needs to be more regulation. When I can walk into the Armory at a gun show, and buy whatever I want, however much I want with absolutely no background check, something needs done.

Since: Jun 10

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#4 Dec 14, 2012
Maybe access control systems for schools, with fail-safe locks that automatically unlock during emergencies, could help deter such killings as this one by preventing the killers' entry. I think the installation of classroom exit doors, where possible, would be a good thing too. I don't think gun control is the answer.

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#5 Dec 14, 2012
I've been in Beckley all afternoon and heard the news just now when I got home. It's more than tragic because you just feel so helpless. How can we keep guns away from these mentally deficient people. I haven't heard what kind of weapon was used....over 100 rounds used I just heard....but it must have been a semi-automatic to kill that many people. People, we need some laws and we need those laws enforced.
Just me

Rupert, WV

#6 Dec 14, 2012
The only thing gun control will do is make sure criminals have guns and honest people wouldn't be able to get them to protect themselves. Drugs are illegal but they find plenty of them. more gun control would just make things worse

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#7 Dec 14, 2012
Why does anyone need a gun that shoots over 100 times in just a few minutes?

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#8 Dec 14, 2012
Just saw a kid talking about what happened...talked with a lisp...and he looked like my son when he was that age.

TWENTY (20) CHILDREN.

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#9 Dec 14, 2012
I've got a gun but I have to pull the trigger every time it shoots. What's wrong with that?

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#10 Dec 14, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
I've been in Beckley all afternoon and heard the news just now when I got home. It's more than tragic because you just feel so helpless. How can we keep guns away from these mentally deficient people. I haven't heard what kind of weapon was used....over 100 rounds used I just heard....but it must have been a semi-automatic to kill that many people. People, we need some laws and we need those laws enforced.
It was an AR15 platform...223 caliber..Basically a form of M16 of which American troops carried in Vietnam and our other wars.

Yep, semi auto... Have to pull the trigger everytime you shoot.

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#11 Dec 14, 2012
hourglass wrote:
Maybe access control systems for schools, with fail-safe locks that automatically unlock during emergencies, could help deter such killings as this one by preventing the killers' entry. I think the installation of classroom exit doors, where possible, would be a good thing too. I don't think gun control is the answer.
Have they mentioned how he got in yet?.. His mother taught there, possibly they thought he was okay and let him in?

How would a reasonable person guard against that?

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#12 Dec 14, 2012
Shootist wrote:
<quoted text>Have they mentioned how he got in yet?.. His mother taught there, possibly they thought he was okay and let him in?
How would a reasonable person guard against that?
Scratch this comment...Now they are saying something different...Love all of this accurate news from all of the "sources."
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fyi

Beckley, WV

#14 Dec 14, 2012
i think they need to put an armed guard at every school in the country.
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#17 Dec 14, 2012
"The Connecticut gunman was reported to have used a .223-caliber rifle, although it wasn't immediately clear what type. Weapons that use the .223 caliber ammunition can range from assault-style rifles similar to the AR-15 semi-automatic used by James Holmes in Aurora in the July 20 shooting that killed 12 people and wounded 70 to hunting rifles.

The gunman in the recent Oregon shopping mall shooting also used an AR-15, and the Washington, D.C.-area snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo used a .223-caliber Bushmaster, both largely civilian versions of the military's M-16.

Versions of the AR-15 once were outlawed under a U.S. assault weapon ban in 1994. That prohibition expired in 2004 and Congress, in a nod to the political clout of gun enthusiasts, did not renew it.

This week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper generated a storm of debate after declaring that it was time to start debating gun control measures. Hickenlooper specifically mentioned the AR-15.

"When you look at what happened in Aurora, a great deal of that damage was from the large magazine on the AR-15. I think we need to have that discussion and say,'Where is this appropriate?'" Hickenlooper said Wednesday."

Well, damn, I guess I was wrong about this gunman in Connecticut. He was using a little old hunting rifle....hunting and killing twenty (20) children between 5 and 10 years old.

How can anyone put up a defense for this person....regardless of what kind of gun he was using to kill these little children eleven days before Christmas.

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#18 Dec 14, 2012
I have 17 young nieces and nephews in public schools in five different states. I can only imagine the pain and fear their parents are experiencing today.
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What to do

Hurricane, WV

#21 Dec 14, 2012
Two points here.

One is that the present administration will invoke this tragedy to assault and, if possible, demolish the second amendment of the US Constitution.

The other point is that guns are not the problem. The problem is a lack of internalized moral standards. When decent behavioral standards are not internalized, are not a part of a person, the country has psychopathic citizens. They may be called psychopaths, sociopaths, or antisocial personalities - all terms for the same psychological condition.

This is what happens when standards are breached by schools, the entertainment media, homes, and government. Much goes wrong in society when everything is too politically correct, and over-tolerance of behaviors is taught.

A person should not be so open-minded that anyone can come along and throw garbage into his head.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#22 Dec 14, 2012
Guns dont kill people, The ACLU kills people. We used to be able to lock crazy ass people up to protect innocent life, but thanks to the ACLU and liberal POS judges they get to walk around shooting innocent people. All these people in these shooting exhibit signs of mental illness before the shootings but nothing is done.
But rest assured, the Emperor and his cast of liberal idiots will use this as one more opportunity to attack the second amendment.
BTW, CT has the fourth strongest gun laws in the country.

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#23 Dec 14, 2012
The problem is that mentally ill people are able to get guns and go into schools and kill twenty little children.

I have heard that the guns this mentally ill person used belonged to his mother. His mother? Was she some kind of Annie Oakley character that she had guns like this?

It seems that Beckley posters don't care about the twenty little children who were killed today but only about gun rights for the mentally ill.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#24 Dec 14, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
The problem is that mentally ill people are able to get guns and go into schools and kill twenty little children.
I have heard that the guns this mentally ill person used belonged to his mother. His mother? Was she some kind of Annie Oakley character that she had guns like this?
It seems that Beckley posters don't care about the twenty little children who were killed today but only about gun rights for the mentally ill.
Not one single person has said anything about gun rights for mentally ill people. You liberals are the ones that put all the mentally ill back out on the streets.
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Charleston, WV

#26 Dec 14, 2012
Shootist wrote:
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Scratch this comment...Now they are saying something different...Love all of this accurate news from all of the "sources."
I just watched HLN, and they reported (for the time being) that the school does not become locked down until 9:30 am. Until this time, people are able to access the school freely. After lock down, any person wanting to enter must ring the buzzer.

However, being that his mother worked/taught there. I'm sure being buzzered in would have not been a problem.

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