Survivor Of Sparks Middle School Shooting Gives Interview On Guns
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Oct 25, 2013
A boy who was shot in the stomach by a classmate at Sparks Middle School in Nevada says that the experience changed his perspective on guns.
Mason Davis, 12, was just outside the school before classes Monday morning when he heard gunshots, he told CNN Thursday. Mason said at first he thought the gunshots were far away, but quickly realized a shooter was in the school. An unidentified seventh grader shot another student in the shoulder before fatally shooting 45-year-old teacher Michael Landsberry, who was trying to stop the rampage.
Mason said he tried to help Landsberry, but wound up getting shot in the stomach himself. The 12-year-old gunman fatally shot himself in the head.
"I'm lucky to be alive," Mason said. He also noted that he thinks about guns differently now. "I used treat guns -- not poorly -- but a little poorly, because I thought they were a toy," he said with tears in his eyes. "But when I got shot, I learned that they're not just a toy. They're a weapon, and they can damage somebody very bad."
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/24/maso...
#2 Oct 25, 2013
The bottom line is that if we restricted the sale and possession of handguns and automatic weapons like all other first world countries have done for years, the supply of illegal guns would dwindle after a decade or two and our obscenely high rate of deaths from guns would start dropping.
No other developed nation has anywhere near as high a rate of deaths from firearms as the United States. No other developed country allows as free of access to guns as the United States.
Only a fool couldn't see the cause and effect relationship here.
#3 Sep 10, 2014
In July, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoed SB 656--legislation that would have allowed schools to train faculty to become "School Protection Officers" and carry guns with which to protect children on campus.
The Missouri General Assembly will convene on September 10 and 11 in an attempt to override Nixon's veto of this bill.
This is already legal in Minnesota...
#4 Sep 10, 2014
Since: Sep 11
#5 Sep 10, 2014
Surely you must be referring to the fact that every one of these shooters had been in therapy for years and were on psychotropic pharmaceuticals (or had stopped taking them) at the time they went off the deep end.
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