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Charlottesville Parents React to Connecticut Tragedy - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sport...

There are 74 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Dec 15, 2012, titled Charlottesville Parents React to Connecticut Tragedy - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sport.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Parents across the country are hurting for the victims' families in Connecticut.

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Friend

Fairfield, VA

#2 Dec 15, 2012
I no longer have any little ones at home, but if I did I would be hugging them until they were fed up with me.

Reading the names and dates of birth are heartrending to me. Seeing the picture of the beautiful little Emilie Parker was almost more than I could bear. I looked at her beautiful face and eyes and can't for the life of me understand how a person could look into her eyes and shoot her dead. Then go on to shoot 19 more beautiful, innocent children.
twinmom

Farmville, VA

#3 Dec 15, 2012
god-fearer wrote:
EVERYONE should know that the mass-destruction gun lovers - Virginia Citizen's Defense League (VCDL)- have their big LOBBY DAY at the General Assembly Monday, January 21st, and this is how they are pushing it - TODAY - the day of national mourning...
VCDL has absolutely NOTHING to do with one crazed man's actions, so why do you try to confuse people who are in mourning over this tragedy by making false accusations?
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Dec 15, 2012
twinmom wrote:
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VCDL has absolutely NOTHING to do with one crazed man's actions, so why do you try to confuse people who are in mourning over this tragedy by making false accusations?
From this day forward all those who support gun right will be held culpable for ALL future acts like that that occurred in Conn. Maybe not by law but in the eyes of those children who have passed in the name of gun rights. This will happen again, and all you gun nuts will live knowing YOU contributed to these horrendous acts. Don't like it? Tough. Where's YOUR conscience?
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#6 Dec 15, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>From this day forward all those who support gun right will be held culpable for ALL future acts like that that occurred in Conn. Maybe not by law but in the eyes of those children who have passed in the name of gun rights. This will happen again, and all you gun nuts will live knowing YOU contributed to these horrendous acts. Don't like it? Tough. Where's YOUR conscience?
Yeah, that's pretty meaningless. Cars kill, knives kill, planes kill, boats kill, heights kill, arsenic kills, water kills, electricity kills, drugs kill, sarin gas kills... no

people kill
sad truth

Greenbackville, VA

#7 Dec 15, 2012
If those weak kneed teachers had the sense to be armed and shoot back, every one of those kids wiuld be enjoying christmas tonight!
twinmom

Farmville, VA

#8 Dec 15, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>From this day forward all those who support gun right will be held culpable for ALL future acts like that that occurred in Conn. Maybe not by law but in the eyes of those children who have passed in the name of gun rights. This will happen again, and all you gun nuts will live knowing YOU contributed to these horrendous acts. Don't like it? Tough. Where's YOUR conscience?
I support people being able to buy a private plane. Does that mean I am guilty if someone is killed flying in one? I also support people being allowed to buy a chain saw. Am I guilty if someone gets hurt cutting down a tree? What about a kitchen knife? ax? automobile? hammer? I also believe that a person should be able to buy a personal computer. Am I responsible if 10,000 bank customers get hacked? By your logic, I would be guilty of all these tragedies.

When do we hold people accountable for their actions when they do something illegal or irresponsible, instead of trying to blame an object or someone else?
clear conscience one

United States

#9 Dec 15, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>From this day forward all those who support gun right will be held culpable for ALL future acts like that that occurred in Conn. Maybe not by law but in the eyes of those children who have passed in the name of gun rights. This will happen again, and all you gun nuts will live knowing YOU contributed to these horrendous acts. Don't like it? Tough. Where's YOUR conscience?
you are wrong! if any one of those teachers were a parent and armed they would have not given a second thought about eliminating this social miss fit as soon as he started. Unfortunately the principle [one of the heroes]was not armed in this very case. Had she been armed there may have only been a few fatalities and she may have survived to recieve a true hero's praise. When one decides to carry a fire arm as a law abiding citizen they are choosing to have one more choice than those that do not. Their first choice would be not to take action which is the only choice those that were there really had only to be slaughtered. Their second choice would have been to attempt to stop the actions of this social miss fit. I prey that they will succeed next time and I support their rights to defend themselves when confronted with these situations.

And I close with a question to you; if you were there what would you have done to stop this senseless killing of these innocent children? Keep in mind you elected not to arm yourself! So what is your answer?
clear conscience one

United States

#10 Dec 15, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>From this day forward all those who support gun right will be held culpable for ALL future acts like that that occurred in Conn. Maybe not by law but in the eyes of those children who have passed in the name of gun rights. This will happen again, and all you gun nuts will live knowing YOU contributed to these horrendous acts. Don't like it? Tough. Where's YOUR conscience?
I am waiting on your "free thinking" answer while I prey for those that suffered.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#11 Dec 15, 2012
twinmom wrote:
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I support people being able to buy a private plane. Does that mean I am guilty if someone is killed flying in one? I also support people being allowed to buy a chain saw. Am I guilty if someone gets hurt cutting down a tree? What about a kitchen knife? ax? automobile? hammer? I also believe that a person should be able to buy a personal computer. Am I responsible if 10,000 bank customers get hacked? By your logic, I would be guilty of all these tragedies.
When do we hold people accountable for their actions when they do something illegal or irresponsible, instead of trying to blame an object or someone else?
It's your fault that I'm such a jerk on the internet.:)
Former LEO

Ruckersville, VA

#12 Dec 15, 2012
god-fearer wrote:
EVERYONE should know that the mass-destruction gun lovers - Virginia Citizen's Defense League (VCDL)- have their big LOBBY DAY at the General Assembly Monday, January 21st, and this is how they are pushing it - TODAY - the day of national mourning:..
They do this every year and the announcement has absolutely anything to do with the action of a crazed individual who killed his own Mother.

Shame on you for politicizing the deaths of those innocent victims. May they Rest in Peace!!
Gun Owner

Ruckersville, VA

#13 Dec 15, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>From this day forward all those who support gun right will be held culpable for ALL future acts like that that occurred in Conn. Maybe not by law but in the eyes of those children who have passed in the name of gun rights. This will happen again, and all you gun nuts will live knowing YOU contributed to these horrendous acts. Don't like it? Tough. Where's YOUR conscience?
I don't get it. When this massacre happened I was at home watching TV and minding my own business. Please explain how I supposedly contribute to this murdering scum's actions and mental issues?
Guardian

Palmyra, VA

#14 Dec 15, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>From this day forward all those who support gun right will be held culpable for ALL future acts like that that occurred in Conn. Maybe not by law but in the eyes of those children who have passed in the name of gun rights. This will happen again, and all you gun nuts will live knowing YOU contributed to these horrendous acts. Don't like it? Tough. Where's YOUR conscience?
Are you really that stupid, or are you trolling? Where is your common sense? These murdered children didn't pass in the name of gun rights. What a moronic statement to make. Every right you have, every one of them was delivered through the use a gun, even your right to be an idiot, and make public statements that are moronic. These children died because evil people do evil things, or do you believe it is because old white men gave us a constitution and a bill of rights that the children were murdered by a maniac.
Guardian

Palmyra, VA

#15 Dec 15, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>From this day forward all those who support gun right will be held culpable for ALL future acts like that that occurred in Conn. Maybe not by law but in the eyes of those children who have passed in the name of gun rights. This will happen again, and all you gun nuts will live knowing YOU contributed to these horrendous acts. Don't like it? Tough. Where's YOUR conscience?
For your information, Connecticut tried to pass an "involuntary detention law" for mental patients with criminal tendencies. It was defeated by the left wing civil liberties lobby. Perhaps if the ACLU and other left-wing nut jobs like yourself had allowed the bill to pass, the mentally ill gunman that committed this atrocious act would have been placed in a mental health facility instead of murdering innocent women and children. They could still be with us today.
Those liberals that think just like you that worked to defeat that measure contributed to the murder of these innocent children. I hope every time they close their eyes to sleep, the faces of those murdered children haunt them.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Dec 16, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>From this day forward all those who support gun right will be held culpable for ALL future acts like that that occurred in Conn. Maybe not by law but in the eyes of those children who have passed in the name of gun rights. This will happen again, and all you gun nuts will live knowing YOU contributed to these horrendous acts. Don't like it? Tough. Where's YOUR conscience?
If even one school employee had a CCW most if not all of the lives lost could have been saved. But no, many people delight in remaining arrogantly defenseless. Fortunately more and more women are now waking up to the reality that they do not have to be at the mercy of the nut cases that are out roaming among us thanks to liberal courts, PC media and looney cowards that want everyone to be as defenseless as they are.

Like Virginia Tech this is a wake up call for those that choose life over death. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones by arming yourself and telling the knaves "No I will not remain defenseless".

"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil for thy rod and they staff, they comfort me". There is nothing new here.

The police can't be everywhere even though the empty headed cowards say we should count upon them during the unexpected terrors ahead.

Arm yourselves and be ready for the mental case that was let out of his or her cage too early after a court appointed shrink said they were cured.
Fluvanna Citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Dec 16, 2012
Gun restrictions (mandatory background check, 3-day wait, etc.) actually prevented the shooter from purchasing weapons in the days before this sad event. So he took them from his gun-collecting, home-schooling, doomsday-prepping, Tea Party-member mother.

It then would make more sense to blame the Tea Party and the home school movement for the murder to children than the VCDL here.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Dec 16, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, that's pretty meaningless. Cars kill, knives kill, planes kill, boats kill, heights kill, arsenic kills, water kills, electricity kills, drugs kill, sarin gas kills... no
people kill
...with guns, which sole purpose are to be used for that and are much more expedient, particularly in a classroom setting, unlike the rest of the above

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#27 Dec 16, 2012
"Since the dawn of creation there has been both good &evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
"The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.
"In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!
"Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact.
What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws.
Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.
"As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him.
To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!"
- Darrell Scott
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Dec 16, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, that's pretty meaningless. Cars kill, knives kill, planes kill, boats kill, heights kill, arsenic kills, water kills, electricity kills, drugs kill, sarin gas kills... no
people kill
Meaningless your arse, accidents happen, premeditated murder is no accident, yours is a lazy argument, can't buy sarin gas at CVS.
advocate

United States

#29 Dec 16, 2012
god-fearer wrote:
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VERY VERY WRONG! The Constitutional protection is for protection of self in the home. Not whipping out weapons anywhere else! Judges and juries must decide about the cases of whipping out weapons anywhere else. YOUR statement discloses - loudly and clearly - how the VCDL and similar defenders of 'my gun rights more important that anyone else's rights' is sickeningly immoral, UN-American, and UN-Godly.
looks like you need to re read the amendment. nothing is mentioned about the home.
the home opinions come from countless legal opinions and case judgements. this would be judged as a self defense case had some one been armed and taken action. as far as the VCDL many of them are truly want to be cops. as for me i am not a member of the VCDL or the NRA but will defend tooth and nail for the right to defend myself, my family and other innocent bystanders from evil elements with in our society which include these nut cases.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Dec 16, 2012
advocate wrote:
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looks like you need to re read the amendment. nothing is mentioned about the home.
the home opinions come from countless legal opinions and case judgements. this would be judged as a self defense case had some one been armed and taken action. as far as the VCDL many of them are truly want to be cops. as for me i am not a member of the VCDL or the NRA but will defend tooth and nail for the right to defend myself, my family and other innocent bystanders from evil elements with in our society which include these nut cases.
So sad for you, your right to act like a teenager falls the memories of innocent children.

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