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Gunman dead, 1 teacher wounded in elementary school shooting in Conn.

There are 1567 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 14, 2012, titled Gunman dead, 1 teacher wounded in elementary school shooting in Conn.. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left the gunman dead and at least one teacher wounded and sent frightened pupils into the parking lot.

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REM223

Bethany, CT

#235 Dec 15, 2012
Post Turtle wrote:
All the gun control nuts will be going full steam ahead once again due to this tragedy. No amount of gun control will stop these #$%$ from comitting these types of crimes. This is the times we live in.
American permit holders need to refine their skills and carry at all times because incidents like this can happen anytime anywhere. I can`t help but to think that if just one teacher or other school employee had been armed he or she may have stopped this sicko or atleast minimized the deaths and injured. 3 kids are at this time in Danbury hospitial.
The police can`t protect you, it`s up to individuals to provide for their own safety, be so ever vigilant as incidents like this will happen again and again as society`s morals and scruples continue to nose dive...
I`m not sure why you copied and pasted my posting from page #1 here I hope it`s because you can see the truth and wisdom in what I said. I`ve lived a lot of years and lived in many parts of this country, mostly rural and country living. A short time in 3 major cities in the 50`s and 60`s and America`s deteriation began in the cities under liberal government control where the progressive agenda began.

If we are to survive as as nation then we must go back to our roots. The socialist, PC agenda is destroying this once great, proud, wealthy, strong respected around the world nation. It all begins in our homes with family respect and pride in ourselves with the correct upbringing of our children and taking control of whats being taught to our school children and as important who`s teaching them.(Over 3,000 New York City teachers that are on suspension for crimes ranging from assualt to child molestion are being paid by the taxpayers to sit home, many for years. They are protected by the teachers unions, who needs to be done away with) Our country could be on it`s last legs if the people continue to do nothing. This horiffic tragedy that took place yesterday and other similar incidents before it should be a wake up call to all.

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#236 Dec 15, 2012
Remeron wrote:
Luke Woodham aged 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students
So you are speculating that people who commit mass killings have mental issues?

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#237 Dec 15, 2012
Remeron wrote:
Luke Woodham aged 16 (Prozac)
You do understand that this would be like you speculating that insulin causes people to be fat?

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#238 Dec 15, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Gun rights are guaraneed by the Constitution
Guns don't have rights.

Stupid lying Cnt74.

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#239 Dec 15, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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You post very interesting data. The problem is it is easier to yell "Take away all the guns" rather than deal with the root causes for these mass killings in a nation that is producing sociopaths at an alarming rate.
Deal with the 33,000+ firearm deaths a year.

What is the common link?

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#240 Dec 15, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Tell all the women with ccw permits .
Over one thousand women a year die at the hands of the husbands/boyfriends, a fatality from a gun in the home results most frequently as a family member.

Let's see how the CCW the killer's mother protected her and the children from the semi automatics and the assault weapon she kept to protect herself.

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#241 Dec 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Over one thousand women a year die at the hands of the husbands/boyfriends, a fatality from a gun in the home results most frequently as a family member.
Let's see how the CCW the killer's mother protected her and the children from the semi automatics and the assault weapon she kept to protect herself.
What is a sem- automatic weapon, Barefootin' It? How many husbands die from wives/girlfriends?
REM223

Bethany, CT

#242 Dec 15, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I agree...another factor involved might be, since all the shooters are fairly young...it would be good to know, how many spent a lot of time playing the violent, gun-happy computer games, which might have desensitized them, to the realities of gun violence....the Columbine duo were addicted to them....
Good point and factual at that.
Mark

Hedel, Netherlands

#243 Dec 15, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Actually many European countries do have a higher violent crime rate than the US( UK, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France) and many of your examples are police states or border on such. South Korea has a violent crime rateslightlyt higher than in the US. Interesting to note that Japan with its very strict gun control laws has a violent death rate on par with the Us due to its very high suicide rate.
Don't believe Fox news! They are specialized in these lies. Check it yourself, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_statistics , download an excel sheet here. Homicides in the US are 4 times higher.
Mark

Hedel, Netherlands

#244 Dec 15, 2012
Post Turtle wrote:
All the gun control nuts will be going full steam ahead once again due to this tragedy. No amount of gun control will stop these #$%$ from comitting these types of crimes. This is the times we live in.
American permit holders need to refine their skills and carry at all times because incidents like this can happen anytime anywhere. I can`t help but to think that if just one teacher or other school employee had been armed he or she may have stopped this sicko or atleast minimized the deaths and injured. 3 kids are at this time in Danbury hospitial.
The police can`t protect you, it`s up to individuals to provide for their own safety, be so ever vigilant as incidents like this will happen again and again as society`s morals and scruples continue to nose dive...
Maybe and maybe not: read here http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

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Did gun control work in Australia?

John Howard, who served as prime minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, is no one’s idea of a lefty. He was one of George W. Bush’s closest allies, enthusiastically backing the Iraq intervention, and took a hard line domestically against increased immigration and union organizing (pdf).

But one of Howard’s other lasting legacies is Australia’s gun control regime, first passed in 1996 in response to a massacre in Tasmania that left 35 dead. The law banned semiautomatic and automatic rifles and shotguns. It also instituted a mandatory buy-back program for newly banned weapons.

On Wednesday, Howard took to the Melbourne daily the Age to call on the United States, in light of the Aurora, Colo., massacre, to follow in Australia’s footsteps.“There are many American traits which we Australians could well emulate to our great benefit,” he concluded.“But when it comes to guns, we have been right to take a radically different path.”

So what have the Australian laws actually done for homicide and suicide rates? Howard cites a study (pdf) by Andrew Leigh of Australian National University and Christine Neill of Wilfrid Laurier University finding that the firearm homicide rate fell by 59 percent, and the firearm suicide rate fell by 65 percent, in the decade after the law was introduced, without a parallel increase in non-firearm homicides and suicides. That provides strong circumstantial evidence for the law’s effectiveness.
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#245 Dec 15, 2012
Mark wrote:
Check it yourself,
Donglicker doesn't allow facts to enter into the propaganda he posts.
Anti depressants

Saint Petersburg, FL

#246 Dec 15, 2012
Patients on antidepressants and their families or caregivers should watch for new or worsening depression symptoms, unusual changes in behavior, or thoughts of suicide. Such symptoms should be reported to the patient's healthcare provider right away, especially if they are severe or occur suddenly.

.School Shootings and Psychiatric Drugs .



September 28, 2006: Bailey, Colorado: Duane Morrison, 53, entered Platte Canyon High School and shot and killed one girl, and sexually assaulted 6 others. Antidepressants were found in his vehicle.

March 21, 2005: Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota: 16-year-old Native American Jeff Weise was under the influence of the antidepressant Prozac when he shot and killed nine people and wounding five before committing suicide.

April 10, 2001: Wahluke, Washington: 16-year-old Cory Baadsgaard took a rifle to his high school, and held 23 classmates and a teacher hostage while on a high dose of the antidepressant Effexor.
March 22, 2001: El Cajon, California: 18-year-old Jason Hoffman was on two antidepressants, Effexor and Celexa, when he opened fire at his California high school wounding five.

March 7, 2000: Williamsport, Pennsylvania: 14-year-old Elizabeth Bush was on the antidepressant Prozac when she blasted away at fellow students in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, wounding one.
May 20, 1999: Conyers, Georgia: 15-year-old T.J. Solomon was being treated with a mix of antidepressants when he opened fire on and wounded 6 of his classmates.

April 20, 1999: Columbine, Colorado: 18-year-old Eric Harris was on the antidepressant Luvox when he and his partner Dylan Klebold killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded 23 others before taking their own lives in the bloodiest school massacre to date. The coroner confirmed that the antidepressant was in his system through toxicology reports while Dylan Klebold’s autopsy was never made public.

April 16, 1999: Notus, Idaho: 15-year-old Shawn Cooper fired two shotgun rounds in his school narrowly missing students; he was taking a mix of antidepressants.

May 21, 1998: Springfield, Oregon: 15-year-old Kip Kinkel murdered his own parents and then proceeded to school where he opened fire on students in the cafeteria, killing two and wounding 22. Kinkel had been on Prozac.”

1991-1996: FDA approval of selected SSI drugs (a class of antidepressants including Prozac and Zoloft) for adult use only.
1990-2005: 38% increase in pediatric use of stimulants that FDA claims cause psychosis, mania, aggression and (on withdrawal) suicidal ideation

ADAM LANZA what drugs was he taking ?
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#247 Dec 15, 2012
stormy wrote:
When will people learn, words spoken can hurt
and be acted on if not now, in the furture..
This man had a troubled mind, wonder who helped
it to get this far? People are cruel and never
give a thought what their words will and can do.
Right here every day, words are said that just
may be acted on later in life and not one cares
if what they say may be a cause of something terrible happening. We are responsible for what
we say. In this day and age, people think they
are NOT to blame for thier actions. Look what
can happen. 20 children are dead and 6 grown-ups
are gone. Wonder, just wonder when and why this
had to happen. Degradeing, making fun, laughting at, are just a few things that should
never be done to another person.. Life is too
prescious to hurt others and have to live with
what CAN happen...Just saying!!! Those who
died will never be forgotten and the pain and loss
should never had to be...Makes one wonder what
happened and why? "Just another day in America,
and oh, what a dreadful thing we have to bear"
They say they are torturing me because I can see them. Or because they say I enjoy seeing them. Which is just another lame excuse to torture someone they don't like. If I shouldn't be allowed to see them, or if I am being tortured because I can see them, than perhaps they shouldn't exist.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#248 Dec 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Over one thousand women a year die at the hands of the husbands/boyfriends, a fatality from a gun in the home results most frequently as a family member.
Let's see how the CCW the killer's mother protected her and the children from the semi automatics and the assault weapon she kept to protect herself.
Who said the killer's mother had a ccw?
As to the rest of your propaganda got any unflawed studies to support it?
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#249 Dec 15, 2012
Mark wrote:
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Don't believe Fox news! They are specialized in these lies. Check it yourself, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_statistics , download an excel sheet here. Homicides in the US are 4 times higher.
I said the violent crime rate in those countries are higher than in the US and you say the homicide rate is higher here. I never said otherwise but violent crime includes many other categoriesbesides homicidee.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#250 Dec 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Deal with the 33,000+ firearm deaths a year.
What is the common link?
Let me guess. The Obama administration?
The majority of those deaths are suicides and Japan which has a higher suicide rate than the US proves you certainly don't need firearms to commit suicide.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#252 Dec 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Donglicker doesn't allow facts to enter into the propaganda he posts.


You get more senile each week. Try to comprehend what I wrote before you criticize. In your case comprehension is a twenty foot
cement barrier which you are trying to smash with your head.

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#253 Dec 15, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Who said the killer's mother had a ccw?
Who said she didn't?

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#254 Dec 15, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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You get more senile each week. Try to comprehend what I wrote
You are an established liar.

Whatever you write is colored from that fact: you are a liar.

Perhaps you should not be running that diesel when you are sleeping?
Village Mystery

Huntsville, AL

#255 Dec 15, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I agree...another factor involved might be, since all the shooters are fairly young...it would be good to know, how many spent a lot of time playing the violent, gun-happy computer games, which might have desensitized them, to the realities of gun violence....the Columbine duo were addicted to them....
You agree yet you instantly bring up another issue. If drugs are inducing or increasing psychotic behavior in someone then I guess your response is to restrict them from playing video games?

Talk about missing the point.....the giant one laid out in front of you in a perfectly clear correlating pattern that is.

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