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Connecticut School Shooting Update: One gunman dead, one teacher injured at elementary school

There are 217 comments on the CBS News story from Dec 14, 2012, titled Connecticut School Shooting Update: One gunman dead, one teacher injured at elementary school. In it, CBS News reports that:

NEWTOWN, Conn. - A law enforcement source tells CBS News that one gunman is dead at the scene of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning.

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From NC

Simpsonville, SC

#88 Dec 14, 2012
wow !! i can not believe that at such a sad time for these families of these sweet little angles, people are thinking of themselves. have a heart !! really this is sad, i do not understand why EVERY single school is not on lock down at all times when children are there. Would that have helped these poor babies today ? why not have at least 1 police officer at the school at all times ?

Since: Dec 12

Chisago City, MN

#90 Dec 14, 2012
Operation Northwoods wrote:
AndyM138,

You are either a scum sucking fed, or, a scum sucking super ass liberal.

The 2nd Amendment has not a damn thing to do about hunting, or, sporting purposes of guns.

It is our right to defend our states, and/or our fellow countrymen from a tyrannical government.

Having guns is one thing. Having the balls to defend ourselves from tyranny, is another.

It has happened only twice in American History. In 1776, when we rose up against the tyranny of the scummy, stinking, slime Brit monarchy.... and... in 1861, when our southern men rose up against federal tyranny at the hand of the low life puke, Lincoln.
Does it have anything to do with shooting up a kindergarten class?
Radawich

Charlotte, NC

#91 Dec 14, 2012
Wondering wrote:
Ryan shot and killed his Mother. She was a teacher at Sandy Hook School. Ryan also shot and killed his brother at his home. Horrific Day! Pray for the families!
False. It was Adam not Ryan and Ryan was at work. Adam shot his mother and drove to the shool and argued with the principal and then the shoot out with 3 assault guns registered in his mothers name. Again the shooters name is Adam.
Radawich

Charlotte, NC

#92 Dec 14, 2012
Operation Northwoods wrote:
AndyM138,
You are either a scum sucking fed, or, a scum sucking super ass liberal.
The 2nd Amendment has not a damn thing to do about hunting, or, sporting purposes of guns.
It is our right to defend our states, and/or our fellow countrymen from a tyrannical government.
Having guns is one thing. Having the balls to defend ourselves from tyranny, is another.
It has happened only twice in American History. In 1776, when we rose up against the tyranny of the scummy, stinking, slime Brit monarchy.... and... in 1861, when our southern men rose up against federal tyranny at the hand of the low life puke, Lincoln.
Yea you lost too didn't ya! By the way it is the conservative republicans who support the NRA. Nor does the second amendment say anything about assault guns or defending yourself against kindergarten children and other elementary aged children--you have real balls don't you. Its brains you need instead.

And we wonder what is wrong with this country.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#96 Dec 14, 2012
Radawich wrote:
<quoted text>
False. It was Adam not Ryan and Ryan was at work. Adam shot his mother and drove to the shool and argued with the principal and then the shoot out with 3 assault guns registered in his mothers name. Again the shooters name is Adam.


There was only one "pseudo" assault weapon and I believe it remained in his car. The other two weapons were semi-automatic handguns.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#97 Dec 14, 2012
[QUOTE who="Reality. "]<quoted text>
Does the Constitution say anything about muskets? I didn't think so.[/QUOTE]

MSNBC ,Ed Schultz ended his show tonight criticizing gun advocates for hiding behind the Second Amendment every time shootings like this occur, He is a major left wing nut like many here.

Steak knives next and then onto rocks.

people kill people with rocks, and they plan to get rid of rocks also
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#98 Dec 14, 2012
Radawich wrote:
<quoted text>
Yea you lost too didn't ya! By the way it is the conservative republicans who support the NRA. Nor does the second amendment say anything about assault guns or defending yourself against kindergarten children and other elementary aged children--you have real balls don't you. Its brains you need instead.
And we wonder what is wrong with this country.
April 14, 2012

Most Americans support the right to use deadly force to protect themselves-even in public places-and roughly two thirds have a favorable view of The National Rifle Association, a Reuters/Ipsos Poll found.
Orlando Sun Sentinel, p10A
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#99 Dec 14, 2012
Radawich wrote:
<quoted text>
Yea you lost too didn't ya! By the way it is the conservative republicans who support the NRA. Nor does the second amendment say anything about assault guns or defending yourself against kindergarten children and other elementary aged children--you have real balls don't you. Its brains you need instead.
And we wonder what is wrong with this country.
Would you rather take a bullet from an "assault" AR 15,.223 cal or from a Revolutionary War British Brown Bess,.71 caliber?

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#100 Dec 14, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you rather take a bullet from an "assault" AR 15,.223 cal or from a Revolutionary War British Brown Bess,.71 caliber?
Communist at MSNBC Ed Shultz, said stop hiding behind the 2nd ammendment.

Wow!!! I guess he hates our founding documents and Freedom and Liberty in the USA

Anti gun Obama folks always blame the weapon and not the person using the weapon
It's a liberal anti gun agenda
.223 assault weapon...That alone , says it all.
What is the Tyranical Government going to use against we the American people a bb gun ???
Ed "Communist" Shultz doesnt even know why our founders gave us the 2nd ammendment
So sad

Littleton, CO

#101 Dec 14, 2012
I have decided that this world is just more than I can bear tonight. The pain is so deep, the sorrow so unending, I find it necessary to engage in something I rarely do. Drinking. Undoubtedly, I will pay the price tomorrow, but for tonight I have become comfortably numb so that I can try to be here for my family. They are decorating the Christmas tree. While I'm beyond thankful and blessed that they're happy and safe and healthy and close, I find it necessary but difficult to insulate myself against the evil in this world and I still can't stop thinking of those precious lives lost. The trees undecorated, the presents unopened, the dreams destroyed. I have hugged and spoken to my beautiful grandaughters and unfortunately they are learning that maybe their Nana is not the hysterical, paranoid, over-worried nut job they thought she was and that the world is truly the dangerous and frightening place they are warned about regularly - too regularly. It is beyond sad that this is their reality. That they are robbed so young of the innocence, security and joy that should have been their legacy. We failed - we didn't keep the world safe for them, we robbed them of the innocence we took for granted, we consider GPS devices to keep track of their whereabouts and somehow guarantee their safety. There is no guarantee, there is no surety that tonight, or tomorrow night will end the same way the day began, with hope and promise and dreams to dream. Today ended in tragedy and grief and horror and despair. Perhaps tomorrow the world will wake to a better place. But, I doubt it.
But let's all remember how the innocents died today - by gun. Yes, it was a person who pulled the trigger, but, like the hammer, the gun is designed for one thing. If the hand was not there to wield the hammer, would the nail find its mark? If the hammer was not available, would the nail be driven in? Certainly not. But 2nd Amendment advocates would argue that it would. Read the stastics and stop fooling yourselves. No one can witness this day and not come away demanding strict and stricter regulations. As the events unfold, it is learned that the owner of those guns was one of their victims. Could she have foreseen this? Could she have been able to get those guns if it were known that she had a troubled person in the household, or part of the family, who may POSSIBLY step over the line? Why did this person find it necessary to arm herself to this extent. I'm sorry, but 3 guns, one a semi-automatic, in a household where a troubled, damaged person was present - she was either very afraid of something, or just as damaged as her son. Enough blah blah blah - it's time to do something now!!! Yes, I'm drunk - not something I do on a regular basis - but something I needed to do tonight - but hopefully I managed to maintain a coherent rant and get my point across. The Second Amendment, and its designers, could not have foreseen life today. Gun control NOW!!!!!!
NOTthechildren

Pottstown, PA

#104 Dec 14, 2012
Radawich wrote:
<quoted text>
False. It was Adam not Ryan and Ryan was at work. Adam shot his mother and drove to the shool and argued with the principal and then the shoot out with 3 assault guns registered in his mothers name. Again the shooters name is Adam.
I think it was one semi-automatic rifle and two handguns. I heard a report today that these mass murders like the child abuser/mass murderer Adam Lanza and others know they will die by cop or their own hand. Since there was some planning I'm wondering if one of those handguns was there as back-up to make sure he could take himself out. T

He was apparently really ticked at his mother shooting her in the face then driving to her place of employment(one report said she was unemployed). But if he wanted to get back at his mom for what ever why didn't he start at the school. But a deranged mind isn't logical.
hmmmmm

Columbia, SC

#105 Dec 14, 2012
The first thing we need to do is put back state mental institutions, and put evil back into them. Guns, no one needs automatic weapons to hunt for food, and when our fore fathers wrote we have the right to bear arms, automatic weapons were not around, yes, we need some change.
NOTthechildren

Pottstown, PA

#106 Dec 14, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Communist at MSNBC Ed Shultz, said stop hiding behind the 2nd ammendment.
Wow!!! I guess he hates our founding documents and Freedom and Liberty in the USA
Anti gun Obama folks always blame the weapon and not the person using the weapon
It's a liberal anti gun agenda
.223 assault weapon...That alone , says it all.
What is the Tyranical Government going to use against we the American people a bb gun ???
Ed "Communist" Shultz doesnt even know why our founders gave us the 2nd ammendment
I've seen ignorance and arrogance especially at Fox during the Bush years and the start of the Obama Administration but I never have seen such pretentiousness in a network until msnbc fielded their current commentator crew. They think they know what's best and what will work. Government solutions are us. What works in countries the size of NJ or Texas probably won't work here. Communist/socialist Russia was so screwed up after the fall the divided into how many small countries. Point being one size does not fit all as does just one possible solution to a problem.

All this what if there weren't guns period this wouldn't have happen is exactly that-POSSIBLE what if scnerios.
So sad

Littleton, CO

#107 Dec 14, 2012
Operation Northwoods wrote:
Ah, So Sad,
Did you express your concern to your Congressman about the TWO MILLION IRAQIs that your government murdered, or, how your Bush government authorized the rape of children the age of those killed today, in front of their Iraqi fathers as a form of torture?
How about your concern, and sadness for the 34 Palestinian children murdered by the Jews just a couple weeks ago in Gaza. Did that make you sad, too? Did you pop a top then to make the pain go away?
What about the 42,000 Syrians that your government helped murder over the last year in Syria, lots of children killed there, too. How about the children murdered by your government in Pakistan, and Afghanistan... does that sadden your heart? If so, why haven't you written about that, too?
Make you a deal.
How about you keep on drinking, and we will keep our gun rights, fully intact?
Here, let me pour you another one.
drinking is not all it's cracked up to be. And the short answer to your questions - yes - to all the sorrow that takes place in the world. I am not oblivious to the turmoil beyond our shores. But, we are not in a war zone. We are not embroiled in century old disputes. We are not in the habit of looking at our children with the thought that we may not see them alive again. We only recently came out of our own age of innocence. When you compare the conflicts that have existed in our history to those that have raged for many - too many - generations, in other, older societies, we are so inexperienced. We are not accustomed to it. We may be weaker, we may be still naive. We are All Americans, we are not fighting with our neighbors over perceived borderlines. We are not ruled by dictators and meglomaniacs (though some republicans may disagree with that). We have been a blessed and fortunate nation. We have held ourselves above the turmoil and terror that other countries have existed in since before the time of our own history. We have tried to help. Our citizens die in foreign lands defending others' right to freedom. We have been criticized, demeaned, murdered and terrorized for our efforts, but we still go to help. We, our country, our society, our habits are like the children in that school as compared to immeasurable loss and conflict that has existed far from us. But.... we are becoming a war zone now, aren't we? We are justifying the right to bear arms against our neighbors, our children, our own families based on the edicts of a few so-called foreseeing men. Men who kept slaves... men who oppressed women and kept them in roles of servitude and for display purposes only. So, you'll excuse me if I DON'T pop the top for every shooting and every innocent life taken. You'll excuse me if I can't wring out a tear for the countries who are basically sacrificing their own people, their children and their futures for the sake of a few measly sand-covered miles and the religious zealots who believe that Allah, or Jehovah or some other deity demands that they slaughter their neighbors. We are learning to deal with our heartache. We have a right to demand that guns be kept out of the hands of the maniacs, even if it means that a few righteous, upstanding and chest thumping terminator worshipers are kept from owning them too. Cheers!!!
Mtmom53

Beckley, WV

#108 Dec 14, 2012
I think the big issue hear is mental illness . We called ourselves protecting the rights of the mentally ill in the 70's . Institutions were closed and patients were turned out on the streets to try and function as normal people but instead they have become a threat to themselves and the people around them . These are the people shooting people , the people living on the streets which have no Idea how to function on an acceptable level . It's time we realized there are. People that can not function on an acceptable level and need continuous supervision and management and not just the rich but all that fall in this category.
NOTthechildren

Pottstown, PA

#110 Dec 14, 2012
Mtmom53 wrote:
I think the big issue hear is mental illness . We called ourselves protecting the rights of the mentally ill in the 70's . Institutions were closed and patients were turned out on the streets to try and function as normal people but instead they have become a threat to themselves and the people around them . These are the people shooting people , the people living on the streets which have no Idea how to function on an acceptable level . It's time we realized there are. People that can not function on an acceptable level and need continuous supervision and management and not just the rich but all that fall in this category.
Exactly how mentally ill is rainman because thats one of traits this child abusing mass murderer Adam Lanza. I'm more puzzled by his mother a so called professional educator not being able to detect or notice any sign of danger. Did this guy go to school or work? The mom was unemployed? Shot in the face, did mom fail to protect from abusers? Was it a nasty divorce? It is holiday time with the shortest days of the year as well. Almost perfect conditions for a wack job to simmer.
So sad

Littleton, CO

#111 Dec 14, 2012
[QUOTE who="Reality. "]<quoted text>
There is gun control, in Chicago. How's that working out for them?[/QUOTE]
I say to you, perhaps you should educate yourself and take note of the comparisons that are taking place and delivered by the talking heads tonight. If you can't hear or believe what those statistics are showing, than do the research yourself. The tougher the country's gun laws, the fewer incidents of this magnitude take place. Chicago is still in the US - they can't seal up its borders and insulate themselves against their fellow Americans. No, the country, as a whole, must undo this mess that is called the Second Amendment. The architects of our country's constitution had a more basic, fundamental right in mind. Had their foresight been clearer at the time, the Second Amendment would not exist as it does today.
So sad

Littleton, CO

#114 Dec 14, 2012
Mtmom53 wrote:
I think the big issue hear is mental illness . We called ourselves protecting the rights of the mentally ill in the 70's . Institutions were closed and patients were turned out on the streets to try and function as normal people but instead they have become a threat to themselves and the people around them . These are the people shooting people , the people living on the streets which have no Idea how to function on an acceptable level . It's time we realized there are. People that can not function on an acceptable level and need continuous supervision and management and not just the rich but all that fall in this category.
this shooter was 20 years old - I doubt he was turned out of some mental institution that finally collapsed because the mere warehousing of disturbed and dysfunctional citizens did not solve the problem, but actually accentuated it. I worked in Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital on Long Island in the 70's and I witnessed first hand the indifference and ignorance of the so-called caretakers of the mentally ill. I saw the exposes of several similar institutions. Most of the people turned out in the 70's are long dead. This is a new breed of sickness. This is the inability or unwillingness of families to recognize and address the unique mental challenges that exist today. There is just as much quackery going on now as 40 years ago. I have a grandson who is challenged, diagnosed with ADHD and bi-polar, I see his struggle to finish his high school education, to learn to drive, to be a functioning, contributing member of society. I want to take his medication and flush it down the toilet and shake him and tell him to snap out of it - I don't know if it would be the right thing to do or the worst imaginable - but I do my best to support him and encourage him and to give him a sense of self-worth and help him realize his full potential and thereby give him the confidence and tools he needs to become a good person who can control his impulses and learn that anger is not the answer. Maybe not everyone can do that, maybe they feel safer with guns.
So sad

Littleton, CO

#115 Dec 14, 2012
[QUOTE who="Reality. "]<quoted text>
I took an oath to protect this county against all enemies. Foreign and Domestic. O[/QUOTE]
ok, great - you're a military person - you took an oath - good for you. Why weren't you in Newtown this morning keeping 27 innocent lives from ending? Did the citizens of Newtown wake up this morning and tell themselves that they had to protect their children from a madman named Adam Lanza because he couldn't handle whatever the hell his problem was? Did they warn their children that there was a madman coming to the school who was sick and had guns that were actually legal and would shoot and kill them before they got a chance to see Santa Claus this year? I'm not against guns in the hands of the correct people - the police, the MILITIA - remember that word - from the 2nd Amendment, no? I'm against them being so easily obtained by people that have no business having them - and their relatives, friends and neighbors. You want to go hunting? Sure, after a full blown background check and investigation, you can rent a gun for the day, bag your game, decorate the roof rack on your land yacht and then turn it in at the end of the day - but if it's not back by the end of the day, you're ass is busted worse than a DUI, Go for it!
So sad

Littleton, CO

#116 Dec 14, 2012
[QUOTE who="Reality. "]<quoted text>
Japan did not invade the US during World War 2 because their Emperor said "there would be an American with a gun behind every blade of grass" [/QUOTE]
December 7, 1941 - did they not get the memo prior to that day?

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