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#1 Dec 16, 2012
"We had the busiest day we've ever had in over 20 years the day of the shooting..."

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I don't even know what to say. All I can do is shake my head at this.

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#2 Dec 16, 2012
That's such an indictment of our gun-happy country. I just wonder about the mental health of anyone who thinks he needs one of these guns. I guess I always figured it was men who felt the need to have a big gun who bought these but now we learn that the mother bought these guns. What was going on there? That is one of the strangest things about this case...that I have heard so far. I will be as interested in learning about this woman's state of mind as I will her son's.
Really

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#3 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
That's such an indictment of our gun-happy country. I just wonder about the mental health of anyone who thinks he needs one of these guns. I guess I always figured it was men who felt the need to have a big gun who bought these but now we learn that the mother bought these guns. What was going on there? That is one of the strangest things about this case...that I have heard so far. I will be as interested in learning about this woman's state of mind as I will her son's.
Why would you wonder about her and her son's state of mind? You purchased a gun right? What was your state of mind when you made that purchase? I got a few bucks and would take your gun off your hand when you reach that state of mind to sell it.

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#4 Dec 16, 2012
Surely it's logical to wonder about the mind of someone who could kill 27 people in cold blood, 20 of them little children. I wonder about his mother's mind because she bought assault weapons, not a gun like I have that is purely for self-defense purposes.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#5 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
Surely it's logical to wonder about the mind of someone who could kill 27 people in cold blood, 20 of them little children. I wonder about his mother's mind because she bought assault weapons, not a gun like I have that is purely for self-defense purposes.
I worry about the state of mind of a country that leaves all these people with obviously severe mental problems on the street.
Is someone less dead if they are shot by a revolver? Liberals love to use that term assault weapon. There is no such thing as a legal fully automatic weapon. The shooter was in a school with a bunch of children and unarmed teachers. Shooting and reloading would not have been an issue.
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Beckley, WV

#6 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
Surely it's logical to wonder about the mind of someone who could kill 27 people in cold blood, 20 of them little children. I wonder about his mother's mind because she bought assault weapons, not a gun like I have that is purely for self-defense purposes.
Have you ever heard the term collector? For all we know she may have been a collector of guns like many other people in this county. Why would you waste time wondering why she bought the guns. Why she bought the guns will not change the course that took place. Are you trying to blame her for what her son did? We can waste time all day long for the rest of our lives wondering why this young kid shot up a school and killed innocent children and adults. It was an illogical act that you are trying to logically find an answer for. All we can do now is just pray for the friends and families of those who this tragic situation occurred to. I also want to add the friends and family of the shooter as well. They are just as grief stricken with the heinous act too.

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#7 Dec 16, 2012
capitalist pig wrote:
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I worry about the state of mind of a country that leaves all these people with obviously severe mental problems on the street.
Is someone less dead if they are shot by a revolver? Liberals love to use that term assault weapon. There is no such thing as a legal fully automatic weapon. The shooter was in a school with a bunch of children and unarmed teachers. Shooting and reloading would not have been an issue.
He was using guns, or a gun, that would shoot five times in one second...which he used to full advantage to shoot some children up to ten times...or at least that's what I heard today...may change tomorrow.

I notice this is the first time you have posted on here today and you don't mourn the loss of these twenty children but instead only complain aboout people wanting to limit your right to guns like these.

I'm sure this family had access to mental health care for their son...why didn't they take advantage of it?

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#8 Dec 16, 2012
Really wrote:
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Have you ever heard the term collector? For all we know she may have been a collector of guns like many other people in this county. Why would you waste time wondering why she bought the guns. Why she bought the guns will not change the course that took place. Are you trying to blame her for what her son did? We can waste time all day long for the rest of our lives wondering why this young kid shot up a school and killed innocent children and adults. It was an illogical act that you are trying to logically find an answer for. All we can do now is just pray for the friends and families of those who this tragic situation occurred to. I also want to add the friends and family of the shooter as well. They are just as grief stricken with the heinous act too.
Didn't I already say that it seemed strange to me that a woman would buy assault weapons because I associate them with men who want to own the biggest gun or the fastest vehicle. Now I realize this does not apply to all men but I would wager that it very rarely applies to women. That is why it seems strange to me. You may have a different view but that is your right....free speech, right?

As a sane person why wouldn't I try to make some sense of this?

As for blaming the mother, no, I don't blame the mother....at least not yet. As parents I think we mostly try to do the best job we can with our children but from my observations sometimes our best is not good enough...especially if the parents are defective to start with. Let's wait and see what develops. Hopefully this will yet prove beneficial to some people.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#9 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
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He was using guns, or a gun, that would shoot five times in one second...which he used to full advantage to shoot some children up to ten times...or at least that's what I heard today...may change tomorrow.
I notice this is the first time you have posted on here today and you don't mourn the loss of these twenty children but instead only complain aboout people wanting to limit your right to guns like these.
I'm sure this family had access to mental health care for their son...why didn't they take advantage of it?
Whatdo you know about what I may or may not have mourned today. I had to talk to the mother of my first grade granddaughter who is so distraught she can barely function because she has to send her daughter to school in the morning. Eating breakfast with my granddaughter this morning, I could not get the image of that school out of my mind, everytime I looked at her and thought about how blessed we were to have that time this morning. I can not even imagine the horror and pain that these families are feeling today. I can only trust that the Gracce of God will get them through this darkest of days.
Why to you have to judge everyone else by that narrow prism that passes for your mind? Liberals are supposed to be broad minded, but you are one of the most narrowed minded posters on here. Taking guns from law abiding citizens will not solve the problem.
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Beckley, WV

#10 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
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Didn't I already say that it seemed strange to me that a woman would buy assault weapons because I associate them with men who want to own the biggest gun or the fastest vehicle. Now I realize this does not apply to all men but I would wager that it very rarely applies to women. That is why it seems strange to me. You may have a different view but that is your right....free speech, right?
As a sane person why wouldn't I try to make some sense of this?
As for blaming the mother, no, I don't blame the mother....at least not yet. As parents I think we mostly try to do the best job we can with our children but from my observations sometimes our best is not good enough...especially if the parents are defective to start with. Let's wait and see what develops. Hopefully this will yet prove beneficial to some people.
Why is it strange for a woman to purchase a gun? What makes you different from this woman? Your a woman who also purchased a gun. Right? No matter the caliber of the gun, it is still a gun. Define your term of defective parents. It could be said your defective for being a woman who purchased a gun no matter how logical you try to defend the comment.

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#11 Dec 16, 2012
capitalist pig wrote:
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Whatdo you know about what I may or may not have mourned today. I had to talk to the mother of my first grade granddaughter who is so distraught she can barely function because she has to send her daughter to school in the morning. Eating breakfast with my granddaughter this morning, I could not get the image of that school out of my mind, everytime I looked at her and thought about how blessed we were to have that time this morning. I can not even imagine the horror and pain that these families are feeling today. I can only trust that the Gracce of God will get them through this darkest of days.
Why to you have to judge everyone else by that narrow prism that passes for your mind? Liberals are supposed to be broad minded, but you are one of the most narrowed minded posters on here. Taking guns from law abiding citizens will not solve the problem.
I was just commenting on what I saw. I was looking for comments from you and the first one I see is about how second amendment gun rights are going to be affected by this. Why didn't you post about your first-grade granddaughter if that was foremost on your mind?

I have almost 20 grand nieces and nephews in public schools, many of them in elementary school, and two nieces and several FB friends from my son's school years who are teachers, who will have to go to schools tomorrow and it breaks my heart to realize what they will be facing. It makes me feel like going to my local school tomorrow and hugging every one of those teachers and the parents....even more than the children because it's the teachers and parents who understand more about what has happened...that is assuming that most parents have kept most of this from their young children. I know I would have.

But I guess I better stay away from the schools lest I get arrested as some kind of mental deficient myself...I can imagine at this point they don't need any old grannies going off the deep end.

Here is a funny story about me (forgive me if I have told it before). Several years ago when I lived in Maryland I went with several relatives to a St. Patrick's Day parade in DC and after it was over everybody was trying to get on the metro to go home and as we were going down the escalator to catch the train people in front of us began screaming "go back, go back" and all I could see were wall to wall people on the platform in front of the tracks. Some years before that I was trapped in a house fire which made me sort of claustrophobic so the combination of that memory and the wall to wall people in front of me with trains coming into the station was all it took for me to grab the little girl (whom I didn't know) next to me and try to run back up the stairs with her. Well, the mother didn't turn loose of her daughter so I ended up running up the stairs without her and sometime later when my embarrassed relatives climbed the stairs after me they told me that they overheard the mother trying to explain to the little girl that I wasn't trying to kidnap her but was trying to save her. I expect if I were in the same situation I would probably behave the same way today. Some things you don't get over and you have no control over. I had good intentions though.
capitalist pig

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#12 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
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I was just commenting on what I saw. I was looking for comments from you and the first one I see is about how second amendment gun rights are going to be affected by this. Why didn't you post about your first-grade granddaughter if that was foremost on your mind?
I have almost 20 grand nieces and nephews in public schools, many of them in elementary school, and two nieces and several FB friends from my son's school years who are teachers, who will have to go to schools tomorrow and it breaks my heart to realize what they will be facing. It makes me feel like going to my local school tomorrow and hugging every one of those teachers and the parents....even more than the children because it's the teachers and parents who understand more about what has happened...that is assuming that most parents have kept most of this from their young children. I know I would have.
But I guess I better stay away from the schools lest I get arrested as some kind of mental deficient myself...I can imagine at this point they don't need any old grannies going off the deep end.
Here is a funny story about me (forgive me if I have told it before). Several years ago when I lived in Maryland I went with several relatives to a St. Patrick's Day parade in DC and after it was over everybody was trying to get on the metro to go home and as we were going down the escalator to catch the train people in front of us began screaming "go back, go back" and all I could see were wall to wall people on the platform in front of the tracks. Some years before that I was trapped in a house fire which made me sort of claustrophobic so the combination of that memory and the wall to wall people in front of me with trains coming into the station was all it took for me to grab the little girl (whom I didn't know) next to me and try to run back up the stairs with her. Well, the mother didn't turn loose of her daughter so I ended up running up the stairs without her and sometime later when my embarrassed relatives climbed the stairs after me they told me that they overheard the mother trying to explain to the little girl that I wasn't trying to kidnap her but was trying to save her. I expect if I were in the same situation I would probably behave the same way today. Some things you don't get over and you have no control over. I had good intentions though.
Because I like to post about politics, not my family. And yes in this day and age, going to the school and hugging all the children will get you in trouble.
Really

Beckley, WV

#13 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
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I was just commenting on what I saw. I was looking for comments from you and the first one I see is about how second amendment gun rights are going to be affected by this. Why didn't you post about your first-grade granddaughter if that was foremost on your mind?
I have almost 20 grand nieces and nephews in public schools, many of them in elementary school, and two nieces and several FB friends from my son's school years who are teachers, who will have to go to schools tomorrow and it breaks my heart to realize what they will be facing. It makes me feel like going to my local school tomorrow and hugging every one of those teachers and the parents....even more than the children because it's the teachers and parents who understand more about what has happened...that is assuming that most parents have kept most of this from their young children. I know I would have.
But I guess I better stay away from the schools lest I get arrested as some kind of mental deficient myself...I can imagine at this point they don't need any old grannies going off the deep end.
Here is a funny story about me (forgive me if I have told it before). Several years ago when I lived in Maryland I went with several relatives to a St. Patrick's Day parade in DC and after it was over everybody was trying to get on the metro to go home and as we were going down the escalator to catch the train people in front of us began screaming "go back, go back" and all I could see were wall to wall people on the platform in front of the tracks. Some years before that I was trapped in a house fire which made me sort of claustrophobic so the combination of that memory and the wall to wall people in front of me with trains coming into the station was all it took for me to grab the little girl (whom I didn't know) next to me and try to run back up the stairs with her. Well, the mother didn't turn loose of her daughter so I ended up running up the stairs without her and sometime later when my embarrassed relatives climbed the stairs after me they told me that they overheard the mother trying to explain to the little girl that I wasn't trying to kidnap her but was trying to save her. I expect if I were in the same situation I would probably behave the same way today. Some things you don't get over and you have no control over. I had good intentions though.
Sweet story, really it is. However, Would you go to a school and hold the "defective" kids tight? Would you save a "defective" child? Would you talk to a "defective" mother OR the mother of a "defective" child?????

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#14 Dec 16, 2012
I guess I would stay away from schools for fear of getting arrested for hugging strangers but I would always be open to talking to people...always have been....

I've known many parents over the years and sometimes marvel at what I see. I've known many defective parents, and children from defective families who sometimes make it through the process and sometimes they don't. I expect just about everyone can say that.
Really

Beckley, WV

#15 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
I guess I would stay away from schools for fear of getting arrested for hugging strangers but I would always be open to talking to people...always have been....
I've known many parents over the years and sometimes marvel at what I see. I've known many defective parents, and children from defective families who sometimes make it through the process and sometimes they don't. I expect just about everyone can say that.
Again I ask, define your meaning of defective. What process are your referring they make it thru? Life?

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#16 Dec 16, 2012
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Again I ask, define your meaning of defective. What process are your referring they make it thru? Life?
Oh please, go off and read some mental health books if you're so curious. If you have never known parents who scream at their children or who try to control every phase of their lives then don't look to me for illumination. I'm too busy.
Really

Beckley, WV

#17 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
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Oh please, go off and read some mental health books if you're so curious. If you have never known parents who scream at their children or who try to control every phase of their lives then don't look to me for illumination. I'm too busy.
This really boils down to how defective of a human being you really are. By avoiding the questions of would you hug a defective child shows just how cruel and defective of a person you really are. You would hug a child you deem not defective but would turn your back on one that was defective according to your standards. Yet you wanna jump all over a poster who is not openly showing their concern or mourning for this event. A child is a child no matter how you want to organize the difference in your sick and demented head. You should not be allowed near any children. Now I equate you to a child molester. Yeah I think you are that evil and that is why you profess having a gun. Gotta protect yourself don't you? LOL! Now go busy yourself with discriminating people based on your sick and demented standards.

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#18 Dec 16, 2012
I think I have already said, if not on this post then some other, that I would indeed hug a defective child....I HAVE hugged defective children...have you?

Responding to the rest of your demented comment, I have a child who is doing extremely well...a child that I raised as a single parent...and some of whose classmates I sheltered from their parents.

I am sorry if you have a child who is having problems, which is what it seems like, and I hope you get the care that child needs....please. I think that every person can be helped, regardless of the demons they are dealing with, and the help they get determines if they are able to lead a normal life or fall by the wayside.
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Beckley, WV

#20 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
I think I have already said, if not on this post then some other, that I would indeed hug a defective child....I HAVE hugged defective children...have you?
Responding to the rest of your demented comment, I have a child who is doing extremely well...a child that I raised as a single parent...and some of whose classmates I sheltered from their parents.
I am sorry if you have a child who is having problems, which is what it seems like, and I hope you get the care that child needs....please. I think that every person can be helped, regardless of the demons they are dealing with, and the help they get determines if they are able to lead a normal life or fall by the wayside.
I've hugged many defective children in my life time. Thru the good times and the bad times and I did not care what kind of home they lived in. What job title their parents held, what kind of access to health care they had, what kind of car they drove, or what type of clothes they had on. No I do not have a child with problems. At least what you deem as problems. Even if I did I sure would not want you as a mentor or role model around her. You discriminate based on material objects and get stuck on those stupid details.
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#22 Dec 16, 2012
Really wrote:
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I've hugged many defective children in my life time. Thru the good times and the bad times and I did not care what kind of home they lived in. What job title their parents held, what kind of access to health care they had, what kind of car they drove, or what type of clothes they had on. No I do not have a child with problems. At least what you deem as problems. Even if I did I sure would not want you as a mentor or role model around her. You discriminate based on material objects and get stuck on those stupid details.
I think you have totally misunderstood my comments. I said, or thought I said, that many children do not have access to mental health care because their parents are poor or they don't have health insurance. But the parents of this shooter in Connecticut, from the appearance of the house that they live in or the job that the father has, must have enough money to pay for health insurance for their kids who are having problems to get the care that they need. If you thought I meant something else then I apologize. If you have some other problem with my comments then too bad, get over it.

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