Congrats NRA, 26 People Dead
Public Belcher

Jonesborough, TN

#81 Dec 22, 2012
ktown wrote:
The killer in this case did not own any guns. He killed his mother in cold blood while she slept in her bed then he stole her guns and went to the school and committed this tragedy. All told he committed approximately 40ish felonies and misdemeanors in this crime including murder, possession of stolen firearms, transporting stolen firearms, and the use of stolen firearms in a crime.
The problem is not the laws on the books, the problem is criminals by definition do not follow the laws. What is known in this case is that the killer tried to buy a gun and was turned down. I would question what drugs this kid was taking, had he seen any psychiatrist, was there any warning signs about him?
Hindsight is 20/20 but i question why his mother would have given him access to weapons if she knew there were mental issues.
I saw a couple of people comment about drugs, i would also question if he was on any medications at the time of the shooting since we know that both the co and az shooters were under psychiatrists with meds prescribed.
Really, I think you're onto the eventual root of the solution. Some say drugs are the problem. In this case, drugs could have likely been the solution. Look, I know of know body who smoked pot and went and did anything violent or the likes. As much money as we waste on DEFENSE, it seems that we could get real and immediate assistance to someone who's mentally ill. I take a Xanax every once in a while. Who cares? I don't give two poops about who wants to judge me. I didn't kill 26 people. The ménage health arena is a joke. Hey want. You coming t see them every Tuesday to drive up their doctors bill. Give the kid whatever pill he needs. It's where we are now.
Public Belcher

Jonesborough, TN

#82 Dec 22, 2012
israeloverofg wrote:
What about the violent XBox gamers. These games are put on the market by HOLLYWOOD. They prey on people on people.
Those are videos and they aren't run by Hollywood. You are a liar and the truth isn't in you. You support Satan and Fox News. Fx promotes violence almost 24 hours per day. They don't use videos, they use live, bare knuckled fists in these cage fights, that's fox and the churchitty church folks. Many of which claim to be pro life. The REICHT WING is an emissary of death.

Hollywood portrays you for exactly what you are a liar and a hypocrit. No offense.
Public Belcher

Jonesborough, TN

#83 Dec 22, 2012
Lamont wrote:
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Now would be a good time to "picket" the Westboro Group. I refuse to call them a church.
I know what you mean, but honestly, they're not too far off of the churchitty church folks that we have aroind here. They wouldn't object if it were anyone other than soldiers. If I had a gay member in my family who died and they came to disrupt the funeral? It would be the last act that they would perform. I'm serious.

There's lots of bullying around this area.and of course our worthless thugs in the state senate put in some kind of clause allowing you to bully a homosexual. I'm telling you, somebody is eventually going to be hurt and somebody is going to retaliate in full force.......7074
Mike

United States

#84 Dec 23, 2012
Bill... Are you a mammas boy? Open your eyes and quit letting her fight you battles time to man up. we live in the real world!! WE NEED THE NRA
durrrp

Abingdon, VA

#85 Dec 23, 2012
Mike wrote:
Bill... Are you a mammas boy? Open your eyes and quit letting her fight you battles time to man up. we live in the real world!! WE NEED THE NRA
Why do you need the NRA?
What

Linville, NC

#86 Dec 23, 2012
Mike wrote:
Bill... Are you a mammas boy? Open your eyes and quit letting her fight you battles time to man up. we live in the real world!! WE NEED THE NRA
Why? They are a lobbying group that basically works for gun manufacturers. Why do we need a special interest group? I live in the real world. You live in fear.
local police officer

United States

#87 Dec 23, 2012
Everyone calm down. We will be going door-to-door beginning around February 1st collecting guns. Have them unloaded and the action open beside your door prior to arrival. Look for announcements through local media sources announcing the specific date.
Bob White

Morristown, TN

#88 Dec 23, 2012
Bill Tollen wrote:
The NRA promotes two things. Guns and Violence.
Pierre, the leader of the THUG GROUP NRA pushes guns with violent rhetoric and "the sky is falling" marketing.
Right here in East Tennessee, the state rep is Ron Ramsey. he is going against business owners and the law and wants to push through making it mandatory for there to be handguns in the workplace. He met with opposition from the local chapter of the Chamber of Commerce, and now the longtime president, has been fired.
Try continue to suggest that Obama wants to take our guns away. They should be imprisoned for that. The ONLY thing Obama has done regarding guns (PERIOD) is he made it legal to carry a gun Ina federal park. So, all those on the REICHT live, eat and breathe lies. And they go to hate group churchitty churches.
Makes you sick, don't it?
Bill, you are very uneducated, and are simply one of the democratic "sheep" who just go baaaaaaahhhhh, baaaaaahhhhh, and follow the herd. I believe if you will do a little research yourself, you will find that the NRA stands against violence, and as for the guns, the NRA promotes gun safety.
What

Linville, NC

#89 Dec 23, 2012
local police officer wrote:
Everyone calm down. We will be going door-to-door beginning around February 1st collecting guns. Have them unloaded and the action open beside your door prior to arrival. Look for announcements through local media sources announcing the specific date.
Lol. And some people will believe this.
Bob White

Morristown, TN

#90 Dec 23, 2012
Booker Phillips wrote:
I'm all for a person's right to own and carry a firearm, but I'm curious as to where all these lawful gun owners are when the "s**t hits the fan." I was of the thought that most people obtained a gun carry permit for protection of themselves, their families, and of others who are in immediate danger of a life-threatening situation - at least that is why I obtained mine. So where are all these permit holders when they are truly needed?
Let's see Booker. I can answer that one. The LAWFUL citizens obey the law, and the law in question is at the schools. It is unlawful for anyone except an on duty policeman to even possess a firearm on school property...GUN FREE ZONE! The movie theater where the previous cowardly killing took place was posted that legal and illegal possession of firearms in that facility were prohibited. Again, the citizens were obeying the law and didn't carry a firearm into the theater, as the law required. However, once again, a person possessing illegally disregarded the law. The killings on the college campus in Virginia fall under the same laws...they are posted as GUN FREE ZONES. Where were "all these law abiding citizens licensed to carry a gun" when these killings took place? Well, they were forbidden to be there with their guns. Evidently whoever taught the class where you got your permit failed to educate you on that part of the law. Ignorance is not bliss buddy!
Bob White

Morristown, TN

#91 Dec 23, 2012
HCM wrote:
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It seems the world is coming to bullet ridden end.
We got nuts killin kids, the other things you mentioned, a Chinese guy slashing 22 kids with a knife, and another kid who's plan to pull off another Columbine scenario was thwarted.
Then we got that idiot in CA firing shots at a mall on Saturday and another nut who killed a woman then himself in a Las Vegas hotel lobby on Friday.
Lets not forget about all the recent mass killings over the last 10 years or so. Here's a few...
April 1999 - Two schoolkids killed 12 schoolmates and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado.
July 1999 - A man in Atlanta Georgia killed 12 people including his wife and two children.
September 1999 - A man killed 6 in Fort Worth, Texas.
October 2002 - Sniper-style shootings occurred in Washington DC, leaving 10 dead.
August 2003 - In Chicago a laid-off worker shot and killed six of his former workmates.
November 2004 - In Wisconsin a hunter killed six other hunters and wounded two others after an argument.
March 2005 - A man opened fire at a church service in Wisconsin killing seven people.
October 2006 - In Pennsylvania a truck driver killed five schoolgirls and wounded six others in a school.
April 2007 - Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people and wounded 15 others at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
August 2007 - Three Delaware State University students were killed execution style. A fourth was shot and stabbed.
December 2007 - A man killed nine people and injured five others in a shopping center in Nebraska.
December 2007 - A woman and her boyfriend shot six members of her family on Christmas Eve in Washington.
February 2008 - A shooter tied up and shot six women at a clothing store in Chicago.
February 2008 - A man killed 5 and wounded 16 at Northern Illinois University.
September 2008 - A mentally ill man shot eight people in Alger, Washington.
December 2008 - A man dressed as Santa killed 9 family members at aChristmas party in California then set fire to the house.
March 2009 - A man killed 10 people while driving through a few towns in Alabama.
March 2009 - A man shot 8 elderly people in a nursing home in North Carolina.
March 2009 - Six people were shot dead in an apartment building in California.
April 2009 - A man killed 13 people at a civic center in Binghamton, New York.
July 2009 - Six people were shot in a drive-by shooting at Texas Southern University.
November 2009 - U.S. army Major Hasan killed 13 and wounded 42 at Fort Hood in Texas.
February 2010 – A professor at the University of Alabama killed three colleagues and wounded three others.
January 2011 - A man killed six people and wounded at least 12 others including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
April 2012 - A man killed seven people and wounds three at a college in Oakland.
July 2012 - A man killed 12 people and wounds 58 at a showing of the Batman movie in Colorado.
Aug. 2012 - A man killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
Aug. 2012 - Two people killed and eight wounded outside the Empire State Building.
Sept. 2012 - A man killed five people in Minneapolis after being fired.
The sad part is most of the guns used in all those killings were obtained legally.
And how many of these locations are "GUN FREE ZONES"? Prohibiting guns in all that are posted really worked....didn't it!
Applause

Lawndale, NC

#92 Dec 23, 2012
Bob White wrote:
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Let's see Booker. I can answer that one. The LAWFUL citizens obey the law, and the law in question is at the schools. It is unlawful for anyone except an on duty policeman to even possess a firearm on school property...GUN FREE ZONE! The movie theater where the previous cowardly killing took place was posted that legal and illegal possession of firearms in that facility were prohibited. Again, the citizens were obeying the law and didn't carry a firearm into the theater, as the law required. However, once again, a person possessing illegally disregarded the law. The killings on the college campus in Virginia fall under the same laws...they are posted as GUN FREE ZONES. Where were "all these law abiding citizens licensed to carry a gun" when these killings took place? Well, they were forbidden to be there with their guns. Evidently whoever taught the class where you got your permit failed to educate you on that part of the law. Ignorance is not bliss buddy!
Well, if everything is working as It should be, then why do we have 35 times the people killed than say France ?

Out state thugs promote bibles, liquor, guns and division. I have a gun specifically to protect my family from them, like the founders said to. Ron Ramsey is an idiot. No offense.
GUESS

Jonesboro, AR

#93 Dec 30, 2012
Read the Harvard study on gun control, http://www.theacru.org/acru/harvard_study_gun ...
or look at the FBI Report. Gun sales have increased and yet violent crime has decreased by 4% and a 0.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2011 when compared with data from 2010. The report is based on information the FBI gathered from 14,009 law enforcement agencies that submitted six to 12 comparable months of data for both 2010 and 2011. You can cry and disagree all you want but clearly, MORE GUNS = LESS CRIME!
John

Linville, NC

#94 Dec 30, 2012
I have guns to protect myself from the radical NRA members.
JCM

Johnson City, TN

#95 Dec 30, 2012
The NRA is nothing but a half truth talking manipulative self serving entity. They would have you believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees private citizens the right to buy and own firearms and anything that curtails it is unconstitutional. It's amazing how many people buy into their BS.

As for MORE GUNS = LESS CRIME, that a load of crap too. Lets look at the USA and the UK, we got about 300 million people and the UK has about 60 million. According to the Global Study on Homicide 2011, in the USA there were just over 9,100 gun related homicides or about 3 per 100K people. In the UK where guns are banned there were 18 gun related homicides or about .03 per 100K people.
Granted we got a lot more people in the USA, our population is 5 times the size of the UK but if you multiply their death count by 5 you still only get 90 gun homicides or .15 per 100K people.
So if our populations were equal we'd dwarf them with over 9000 gun related homicides.
Booker Phillips

Elizabethton, TN

#96 Dec 30, 2012
The NRA reminds me of the liberal global warming bunch from a few years back. Both with agendas they are trying to fulfill with half-truths and manipulated research and statistics.
Booker Phillips

Elizabethton, TN

#97 Dec 30, 2012
Bob White wrote:
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Let's see Booker. I can answer that one. The LAWFUL citizens obey the law, and the law in question is at the schools. It is unlawful for anyone except an on duty policeman to even possess a firearm on school property...GUN FREE ZONE! The movie theater where the previous cowardly killing took place was posted that legal and illegal possession of firearms in that facility were prohibited. Again, the citizens were obeying the law and didn't carry a firearm into the theater, as the law required. However, once again, a person possessing illegally disregarded the law. The killings on the college campus in Virginia fall under the same laws...they are posted as GUN FREE ZONES. Where were "all these law abiding citizens licensed to carry a gun" when these killings took place? Well, they were forbidden to be there with their guns. Evidently whoever taught the class where you got your permit failed to educate you on that part of the law. Ignorance is not bliss buddy!
Dang, I must have stepped out to use the restroom when my instructor handed out that list containing every business in the United States that prohibits weapons on their premises. You would think that of the 1,246,248 violent crimes committed in the US in 2011, that at least a few of those victims would have been brave handgun permit holders, now wouldn't you? But, since we're making assumptions, I guess many were like you who like to open carry so you can at least look tough, right "buddy?"
come and get em

Big Stone Gap, VA

#98 Dec 30, 2012
[email protected]&k you hippies
Fred

Kingsport, TN

#99 Dec 30, 2012
John wrote:
I have guns to protect myself from the radical NRA members.
Amen. These REICHT winged nut jobs are billing us for killing us. And today I could see civil war as clear as my nose. It won't be anybody's fault. Some will blame oBama and some will blame Ron Ramsey. But when millions are lying aroind dead all over the place it won't matter whose fault is is.

It's coming. The divide is too wide, the hate grows stronger every day and its being fueled like a wildfire out of control. In six months the shootings at the Connecticut school will be dwarfed by several others only worse.

There won't be an answer. There won't be anybody to blame. Just madness. Even one dude on FOX NEWS is talking about it. Makers vs Takers. It suggests that the entire divide is an economic thing from Ayn Rand. One side suggests that the lower class are the TAKERS and that the rich people are being taken advantage of. The other side says that the wealthy have endless greed and are squeezing us all to death (it's happened throughout history). Take a picture of a poor person standing beside a rich person. THINK FOR A MOMENT. DON'T JUST BE AN IGNORANT HILLBILLY FOR THIRTY SECONDS. TRY IT....OUT OF THISE TWO, WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK HAS YOUR MONEY? Then go up to them politely and ask for it back.
Fred

Kingsport, TN

#100 Dec 30, 2012
JCM wrote:
The NRA is nothing but a half truth talking manipulative self serving entity. They would have you believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees private citizens the right to buy and own firearms and anything that curtails it is unconstitutional. It's amazing how many people buy into their BS.
As for MORE GUNS = LESS CRIME, that a load of crap too. Lets look at the USA and the UK, we got about 300 million people and the UK has about 60 million. According to the Global Study on Homicide 2011, in the USA there were just over 9,100 gun related homicides or about 3 per 100K people. In the UK where guns are banned there were 18 gun related homicides or about .03 per 100K people.
Granted we got a lot more people in the USA, our population is 5 times the size of the UK but if you multiply their death count by 5 you still only get 90 gun homicides or .15 per 100K people.
So if our populations were equal we'd dwarf them with over 9000 gun related homicides.
Here's some more math. France, Spain, England, Germany and Italy have the equivalent population. About 315 million.......their annual handgun killings 1300. Ours 10,780. No we don't have a problem. It's the drugs (oh, but they have drug problems too) it's the economy and Obama (their economy sucks worse than ours) it's the lazy people ( gimme a break). It's the wealthy people and the NRA. They're billing us for killing is and laughing all the way to the bank...

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