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Gun control supporters hold vigil at White House after gunman opens fire at Connecticut school

There are 17 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 14, 2012, titled Gun control supporters hold vigil at White House after gunman opens fire at Connecticut school. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Supporters of gun control have gathered at the White House to call for action following the school massacre in Connecticut.

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truth Always beats lIes23

Covington, VA

#1 Dec 14, 2012
The american goverment has been wanting to take away the right to have guns in america for decades.America land of the free LOL!!!
truth Always beats lIes23

Covington, VA

#2 Dec 14, 2012
I would also like to know how many Syrians have been killed this week by the terrorist in Syria who are supported by the american government?? How many men women and children in Syria have died this week because of the american governments support of terrorist there??

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#3 Dec 15, 2012
The recent events in Conneticut are tragic and mind numbing, my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones. As expected in cases like this the gun control advocates will come streaming out of the woodwork, understandable. However here's something to keep in mind; in WW2 a very wise Japanese general made this observation 'America will never be occupied by a foriegn military, behind every blade of grass is a rifle' The Brits tried it, the Russians tried it, all failed. This is the horrible price we pay to be a free nation

Not long ago Austrailia outlawed guns in an attempt to reduce killings and armed roberies, thousans of people turned in thier guns, guess who didn't.
TFB

Broad Brook, CT

#4 Dec 15, 2012
nothing matters any more this world has gone madd anything we say and do goes on death ears this world has spun out of control. man can not fix it. and could never fix it sense the worlds beging to now.
control

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Dec 15, 2012
The guns were legally purchased and legally registered in the state with the 4th strongest gun laws in the nation. He stole the guns from his parents home after shooting the mother. So, what's the answer ? the man that killed 87 kids in Norway, a country with also some of the most stringest gun laws in the world, legally purchased his weapon before the shooting.

So politicians call to get rid of all guns while the govt sells military grade weapons to drug cartels in mexico will fall on deaf ears. If nothing else the citizenry needs the 2nd ammendment to legally protect themselves from its own govt that breaks gun laws wholesale.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Dec 15, 2012
To all the emotional leftist dopes out there, even if we wanted to outlaw all the guns it would take 50 years to make a dent in the numbers. This latest shooting is yet another symptom of the disease. A declining culture increasingly obsessed with an entitlement mentality that acts out in extreme violence from those on the fringe.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#8 Dec 15, 2012
truth Always beats lIes23 wrote:
The american goverment has been wanting to take away the right to have guns in america for decades.America land of the free LOL!!!
True, but I do not believe that will ever happen. If it does then only the THUGS will have guns and the average American will be defenseless.

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#10 Dec 15, 2012
Gun control is not the answer, better mental health care just might be.

http://vimeo.com/11735482
Hibernian

Cromwell, CT

#11 Dec 15, 2012
control wrote:
The guns were legally purchased and legally registered in the state with the 4th strongest gun laws in the nation. He stole the guns from his parents home after shooting the mother. So, what's the answer ? the man that killed 87 kids in Norway, a country with also some of the most stringest gun laws in the world, legally purchased his weapon before the shooting.
So politicians call to get rid of all guns while the govt sells military grade weapons to drug cartels in mexico will fall on deaf ears. If nothing else the citizenry needs the 2nd ammendment to legally protect themselves from its own govt that breaks gun laws wholesale.
Bravo.
NOTthechildren

Bryn Mawr, PA

#12 Dec 15, 2012
Hunglo wrote:
Gun control is not the answer, better mental health care just might be.
http://vimeo.com/11735482
It's not just one answer, that's the problem. The people who want the government to do everything for them are those looking for a single answer-government regulation.

Too many variable especially with mental health. We already have an over medicated society and children. Kids must be taught to deal with their problems and emotions. In a technological society they can get instant gratification. We must teach kids to endure or do things they don't like. The lefties constantly push you should have a career or job you love doing, it should be a calling but that leads to more youth disappointment and associated emotions which they can't handle because they think/assume they are always supposed to be happy.

In some respects the solution would be easy and actually benefit them and society. I'd make ALL students take english, math,
shop, home ec, and gym wether they're good at it or not. There in school to LEARN, not do stuff they're good at or like. They must learn to endure things they don't like. They must learn to learn things that don't come naturally.

Mental Health is definately AN issue. But you don't want to start physcological McCarthyism. But you do want to toughen up the kids mentally without torture or punishment. Other countries do these simple things and accel academically and don't have these rampages.

It's not just one issue.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#13 Dec 15, 2012
Today it is gun control - tomorrow it will be knife control. This is a cut and paste from China that has no guns for the people.

Man with knife injures 22 kids at school in China
1:35a.m. EST December 15, 201238 CommentsShareStory Highlights

Security guards are across China after a spate of school attacks in recent years
Min Yingjun, 36, attacked the students, according to police
An elderly woman and 22 children were injured by knife
BEIJING (AP) A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes Friday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese schools and kindergartens.

The attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened shortly before 8 a.m., said a police officer from Guangshan county, where the village is located.

The attacker, 36-year-old villager Min Yingjun, is now in police custody, said the officer, who declined to give her name, as is customary among Chinese civil servants.

A Guangshan county hospital administrator said the man first attacked an elderly woman, then students, before being subdued by security guards who have been posted across China following a spate of school attacks in recent years. He said there were no deaths among the nine students admitted, although two badly injured children had been transferred to better-equipped hospitals outside the county.

A doctor at Guangshan's hospital of traditional Chinese medicine said that seven students had been admitted, but that none were seriously injured.

Neither the hospital administrator nor the doctor would give his name.

It was not clear how old the injured children were, but Chinese primary school pupils are generally 6-11 years old.

A notice posted on the Guangshan county government's website confirmed the number of injured and said an emergency response team had been set up to investigate the attacks.

No motive was given for the stabbings, which echo a string of similar assaults against schoolchildren in 2010 that killed nearly 20 and wounded more than 50. The most recent such attack took place in August, when a knife-wielding man broke into a middle school in the southern city of Nanchang and stabbed two students before fleeing.

Most of the attackers have been mentally disturbed men involved in personal disputes or unable to adjust to the rapid pace of social change in China, underscoring grave weaknesses in the antiquated Chinese medical system's ability to diagnose and treat psychiatric illness.

In one of the worst incidents, a man described as an unemployed, middle-aged doctor killed eight children with a knife in March 2010 to vent his anger over a thwarted romantic relationship.

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#15 Dec 15, 2012
NOTthechildren wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not just one answer, that's the problem. The people who want the government to do everything for them are those looking for a single answer-government regulation.
Too many variable especially with mental health. We already have an over medicated society and children. Kids must be taught to deal with their problems and emotions. In a technological society they can get instant gratification. We must teach kids to endure or do things they don't like. The lefties constantly push you should have a career or job you love doing, it should be a calling but that leads to more youth disappointment and associated emotions which they can't handle because they think/assume they are always supposed to be happy.
In some respects the solution would be easy and actually benefit them and society. I'd make ALL students take english, math,
shop, home ec, and gym wether they're good at it or not. There in school to LEARN, not do stuff they're good at or like. They must learn to endure things they don't like. They must learn to learn things that don't come naturally.
Mental Health is definately AN issue. But you don't want to start physcological McCarthyism. But you do want to toughen up the kids mentally without torture or punishment. Other countries do these simple things and accel academically and don't have these rampages.
It's not just one issue.
You are correct, much of the population is already over-medicated. More needs to be done in the area of diagnosis and real treatment for the mentally ill. Currently anyone can walk into a mental health provider and walk out with a pill that will make you feel better. Sometimes those same pills can make it worse though. I battled depression for a while and finally gave in to taking an antidepressant. I took the medication for three weeks until one day after arriving at work I found myself plotting the deaths of all of my co-workers. They were not passing thoughts, I quickly became obsessed by them, luckily I realized what was happening and left work. I shudder to think what might have happened had I stayed that day. I have not taken an antidepressant, nor have I plotted the deaths of anyone, since.
chickpea

Seattle, WA

#17 Dec 15, 2012
Hunglo wrote:
Gun control is not the answer, better mental health care just might be.
http://vimeo.com/11735482
You can thank Regan for the failed health care system we have.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#18 Dec 15, 2012

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#19 Dec 15, 2012
chickpea wrote:
<quoted text>You can thank Regan for the failed health care system we have.
I would love to hear why that is and how the four presidents since have not fixed it.

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#20 Dec 16, 2012
To a simple person like me, the answer is of course simple. If a person commits a crime with a gun, shoot them!. Problem solved, don't rehabilitate them, don't study them, just shoot their ass, they won't do it again. And it sends a clear message to anyone with the same thoughts.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#22 Dec 17, 2012
Gun Control, Gun Control. It's nit the problem. THe problem is mental health issue. Every mass murder here in the US has been done by mentally ill people. It's is also the person that legally on the guns problem as well. We have to ask ourselves. Was there a safe in the house? If so did he have the code to the safe? She taught him how to shoot. You don't teach a mentally ill person how to use a weapon. Your just asking for trouble and we see what happens when you do.
Here is the answer just my thoughts.
1. if tyour not responsable enugh don't buy them.
2. if you have guns get a safe and lock them up and hide the code.
3. if your child or what ever is mentally ill or depressed or in that range of problems don't take them shoot just cause it bonds you ans your family or what have you.
But take guns from responsable poeple is just stupid. Fix the real problem. Educate people and give them guns and stop the BS

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