Gunman dead, 1 teacher wounded in ele...

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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NOTthechildren

Pottstown, PA

#107 Dec 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You do know that most of the dead come from the classroom of the (apparent) killer's mother? That he walked in, shot his mom dead, and then shot everyone else in the classroom?
That the flying ninja kicks were of no help to these kids who were five years old?
So your "take" on this- after 27 deaths- is school classrooms need to have better locks on the doors?
Locks on the doors so a shooter can't go room to room. I'll say it again if you are in the room with a shooter your odds are not good. But why provide other rooms full of additional targets for a shooter-minimize the damage. There are reports today that many went into the hallways after they heard the first shots today. If you are pretty sure it's a shooting lock the classroom door and make the class take somekind of cover.

This is not a one size fits all solution but it is something that can minimize the damage from a shooting ramage or improve the odds of those not involved/shot yet.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#108 Dec 14, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Politicize this tragedy and show us how a turd can sink deeper in the sewer, ahole.
Uh-huh..

"Lack of prayer in public schools to blame for Conn. shootings"

Brian Fischer
American Family Radio

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#110 Dec 14, 2012
Gary wrote:
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Uh-huh..
"Lack of prayer in public schools to blame for Conn. shootings"
Brian Fischer
American Family Radio
I was talking to you scumbag. Brian Fischer needs to shut up also.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#111 Dec 14, 2012
Follow Wayne LaPierre's and the NRA's advice:

More guns for everybody! More guns!
me again

United States

#112 Dec 14, 2012
I'm packing', damn right I am!
Rogier

Hedel, Netherlands

#113 Dec 14, 2012
REM223 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 b#stards 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.
In my country we do have gun control, I am happy to say. Your are right that these people have issues, but that does not mean they will go to any length to get arms. Easy access to guns is just as important.

In my country people shooting each other are mostly criminals shooting each other, and is mostly drugs related. The only instance of someone shooting at the mall and killing people was because the youngsters father was a gun freak and he was raised with weapons.

Do guns make people safe? That is very debatable. It turns out that 80% of the people are shot with their own gun in the US. So generally possession of guns do not make you safer.

Guns are part of US culture, but I thinks of these incidents go on and on people may start to realize they longer live in the Wild Wild West and that in organized society in which we have justice system and police and all that guns are more a relic of the past.

But sadly it will take many more death for people to accept that, especially as the arms lobby has such a powerful machine.

Guns do not make you safe. Guns only lead to an arms race in which criminals will arm themselves better and shoot more quickly. Both sides become more frightened of each other and more fear simply leads to more aggression. Scientific studies simply tell guns to make ordinary citizens safe. The only one that profits from it is the arms industry that sells to both sides.

It is a pity that in the US these things have become so politicized that a healthy on non emotional grounds is no long possible.
Rogier

Hedel, Netherlands

#114 Dec 14, 2012
Gary wrote:
Follow Wayne LaPierre's and the NRA's advice:
More guns for everybody! More guns!
Who are you planning to shoot?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#115 Dec 14, 2012
WTF wrote:
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In today's world and unfortunately, kids have to be aware of dangers around them and how to deal with them. From pedophiles to what we see today, I think some type of drill should be a regular thing.
At the graded K thru 4 you could hold the drills and have them as some kind of uninvited guest type drill. The drills would not be only for the kids, but school faculty. Better prepared than having to see this happen again.
What would the kids be doing during these "drills"?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#116 Dec 14, 2012
-Persephone- wrote:
Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
How original!

Guns make it easier.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#117 Dec 14, 2012
Rogier wrote:
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Who are you planning to shoot?
Everyone named Marvin.
Mr Smartypants

Roy, WA

#118 Dec 14, 2012
Spike wrote:
<quoted text>Years ago we used to pray for Gods protection,shortly after that we threw God out and now we are reaping from our lack of wisdom. Enjoy!
A god who allows 20 kids to be murdered just because his ego isn't being stroked as often nowadays is a cosmic psychopath who deserves to burn in Hell and not be worshiped by any sane person...
REM223

Bethany, CT

#119 Dec 14, 2012
NOTthechildren wrote:
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You'd figure his mother being a teacher would've saw the signs somewhere. I don't think a recent event as adult would trigger an event like this. There are some deep and long standing issues with this family. The more I've read about Conneticut the more it seems like the white collar trash capital of the US.
liberalism is at the root of evil like this. Our socialist governor and his base repealed our death penalty law, thus shootings are up here in CT. Early release for violent criminals from prison has caused several deaths. This the liberal agenda and it`s head is in DC
Rogier

Hedel, Netherlands

#120 Dec 14, 2012
NOTthechildren wrote:
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Locks on the doors so a shooter can't go room to room. I'll say it again if you are in the room with a shooter your odds are not good. But why provide other rooms full of additional targets for a shooter-minimize the damage. There are reports today that many went into the hallways after they heard the first shots today. If you are pretty sure it's a shooting lock the classroom door and make the class take somekind of cover.
This is not a one size fits all solution but it is something that can minimize the damage from a shooting ramage or improve the odds of those not involved/shot yet.
The guy shoots the lock and then?

If lock doors it will make people only more difficult to flee

If a guy comes fully prepared in a place were there is a concentration of people it is ineviyable that lots of people are going to get hurt.

The US arms all her civilians, the lunacies too, so it is more a matter of chance when the next shooting will be. As more people get alienated from society and depressed, these things will become more common.
just another guy

Denver, CO

#121 Dec 14, 2012
Rogier wrote:
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In my country we do have gun control, I am happy to say. Your are right that these people have issues, but that does not mean they will go to any length to get arms. Easy access to guns is just as important.
In my country people shooting each other are mostly criminals shooting each other, and is mostly drugs related. The only instance of someone shooting at the mall and killing people was because the youngsters father was a gun freak and he was raised with weapons.
Do guns make people safe? That is very debatable. It turns out that 80% of the people are shot with their own gun in the US. So generally possession of guns do not make you safer.
Guns are part of US culture, but I thinks of these incidents go on and on people may start to realize they longer live in the Wild Wild West and that in organized society in which we have justice system and police and all that guns are more a relic of the past.
But sadly it will take many more death for people to accept that, especially as the arms lobby has such a powerful machine.
Guns do not make you safe. Guns only lead to an arms race in which criminals will arm themselves better and shoot more quickly. Both sides become more frightened of each other and more fear simply leads to more aggression. Scientific studies simply tell guns to make ordinary citizens safe. The only one that profits from it is the arms industry that sells to both sides.
It is a pity that in the US these things have become so politicized that a healthy on non emotional grounds is no long possible.
Look for Dr John Lott's books and read them. They have evidence that shows you are wrong.

We have a Constitution that prevents the infringement of our right to keep and bear arms (theoretically). To pass gun control laws we would first need to amend our Constitution.
Mr Smartypants

Roy, WA

#122 Dec 14, 2012
Gary wrote:
Follow Wayne LaPierre's and the NRA's advice:
More guns for everybody! More guns!
I have a wicked idea. What if the next mass shooting was some nutball who did a 'pray and spray' at an NRA meeting? What if, when the madman started shooting, everybody at the meeting pulled out a gun and started shooting back? What sort of gun-control debate would we have after that?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#123 Dec 14, 2012
Spike wrote:
<quoted text>Years ago we used to pray for Gods protection,shortly after that we threw God out and now we are reaping from our lack of wisdom. Enjoy!
Oh yeah, and all that praying to some mythical god-creature certainly prevented the MILLIONS from being killed in the name of religion over the past centuries!

The only thing worse than an anti-gun nut is a religious nut.
sad day

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#124 Dec 14, 2012
I dont know how we can prevent this for happening ever again. What can we do to change the mindset of a person who is determined to cause destruction.
Rogier

Hedel, Netherlands

#125 Dec 14, 2012
REM223 wrote:
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liberalism is at the root of evil like this. Our socialist governor and his base repealed our death penalty law, thus shootings are up here in CT. Early release for violent criminals from prison has caused several deaths. This the liberal agenda and it`s head is in DC
These gunman are not antisocial criminals but youngsters seeking a grand exit because the have come to despise society or their community.

It has never been proven that death penalty has any effect on stopping people killing others. On the contrary it only fuels murdering. Simply place yourself in the position of a criminal. If he already killed one, and is already facing death penalty, he is much more motivated to kill any witness.

In London the police used to be unarmed, they only had stick and nothing more. But murdering a police man was punished by hanging and carrying a gun was sentenced with long prison sentences. That is why criminals refrained from carrying a gun, it was simply to risky. There were hardly any murders then.
karen229

Canton, OH

#126 Dec 14, 2012
im sick of this. you people want to make sick jokes like gunman of the year etc. children are dead. show some kind of respect for the famlies.
thinkaboutit

Menard, TX

#127 Dec 14, 2012
-Persephone- wrote:
Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
True, but guns are much more effective at killing than clubs, knives etc. Of course they are not as effective as other weapons, like explosives, poison gas etc. Try to go out and buy come dynamite, or serin etc. Should you have the right to keep and bear those weapons?
Oh, yes look up you state's laws on carring knives. I can't legally carry my fixed blade hunting knife expept on my property or a hunting lease.
Life and Law ain't simple, or reasonable for that matter.

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