MASSIVE Elementary School Shooting in CT *12-24 Maybe be dead

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  1. JarodRussell

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    You can't shoot people if you don't have access to a gun. It's pretty simple actually.


    Oh yeah, it's a long term issue, especially in gun crazy US. Restrict, control and ban guns now, and millions of them will be around for quite a while, yes. But in a few decades with strict gun control, the goal would be reached.


    And that hilarious debate about the term "assault weapon", geez. Out of arguments, are we?
     
  2. Data Holmes

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    Assault weapons are used in less than 1.5% of firearm related crime, and less than 1% of firearm related homicides. As of 2000, the most common used firearm in gun related crime, the smith & wesson .38 revolver...

    Infact, if you look at the ATF's top ten most used guns, there ain't an assault weapon or even rifle amongst the list.

     
  3. Squiggy

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    Great. Then no one will miss them.

    I guess there's nothing that can be done for these hundred or so people either?

    3 Shot And Killed In Mich... 18-Year-Old Shot Multiple Times, Dies... Man Kills Wife, Teen, Himself... Man Shoots, Kills Own Son... Cops Shoot Teen Dead...Man Gunned Down In Parking Lot... 5 Dead In Spate Of Shootings... 2 Murdered In Philly... 2 Kansas Cops Shot Dead... Shooter Killed... 4 Die In Apparent Murder-Suicide... Ga. Cop Dies From Gunshot... Argument Leads Teen To Shoot Friend... Man Shot To Death... Teen Dies After Being Tied Up, Shot... Man Shot Dead In Street... Drug Deal Leads To Shooting Death... Mother Of 2 Killed In Road Rage Shooting... Man Shoots, Kills Intruder... 1 Killed In Coney Island...Man Dies From Gunshot Wounds... Cops Investigate Gun Death... Shooting Victim's Body Found On Bike Trail... Man Charged With Shooting Own Brother Dead... Man Dies After Being Shot In Chest... Body Of Shooting Victim Found In Pickup... Teen Arrested For Robbery Shooting Death... Man Carrying 2-Year-Old Son Shot Dead... Man Fatally Shot Near Home... Parolee Dies In Shooting... 1 Killed In Buffalo Shooting... Man Shot Dead In Apartment Complex... Street Gun Battle Kills Grandma Bystander... Man, Woman Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide... Woman Shot Dead By Intruder... 14-Year-Old Arrested Over Fatal Gun Attack... Man Found Shot Dead In Parking Lot... Woman Shot In Face By Ex-Boyfriend... 1 Woman, 3 Men Shot Dead... 2 Die In Attempted Robbery... Army Reservist Shot To Death In Alley... Man Shot To Death In Bodega... 2 Shot Dead In Burned House... Man Shot During Break-In... Man Fatally Shot... 20-Year-Old Gunned Down... Man Shoots Self During Police Pursuit... 1 Killed In Baltimore Shooting... Cops ID Shooting Victim... 60-Year-Old Man Shot Dead... Shot Man's Body Found In Vacant House.... Woman Shot And Killed Outside Her Home...Shooting Victim Was 'Trying To Turn Life Around'... Slain Shooting Victim Found In Street.... Driving Altercation Leads To Shooting, 1 Dies... 3-Year-Old Dies In Accidental Shooting... Man Turns Self In After Allegedly Shooting Wife...Man Shot Dead Outside Home... 3 Slain In Separate New Orleans Shootings...Cops Investigate Shooting Death... Man Shot Dead In Ohio... Teen Shot To Death... Man Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times... Man Charged Over Son's Shooting Death... Cops Find 2 Men Shot Dead... 1 Dies In Shooting... Man Charged Over Gun Killing... 1 Shot Dead In Confrontation... Man Charged With Murder Over Shooting... Motel-Owner Shot And Killed... Husband Shoots Estranged Wife Dead... Suspect Arrested Over Deputy's Shooting Death... Police Probe Fatal Shooting... Cops Kill 2 Suspects In 3 Shooting Deaths... Man Killed Fighting Back Against Robber... Man Killed In Home Invasion.... Nightclub Shooting Kills 1... Child Brain Dead After Drive By Shooting... Man Charged Over Shooting Of Ex-Wife... Body Found In Vacant House... Teen Fatally Shot...

    These are the people who are dead thanks to a projectile fired at a high velocity since Sandy Hook.

    I'm ready to hear your ideas about preventing another Sandy Hook from happening rather than stopping someone in the act of doing it. Everything I've heard proposed so far is reactive and not proactive.
     
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  4. SantaEddie74

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  5. Brolan

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    The problem is everyone in the US has access to a gun. If your family doesn't have one, one of your neighbors does. You just need to wait until they are out.

    With even minimal maintenance a gun will last 100 years. They will be with us a long time.
     
  6. JarodRussell

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    That can be changed. What's up with this whole Fatalism?
     
  7. Brolan

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    Well, it's just not going to work. It didn't work for booze, it's not working for drugs, it's not going to work for guns. The only chance I see is a buy back program from the Feds that would offer over market values for guns, that would be destroyed. That would drive up the value of the remaining guns so they would either be sold to the Feds or secured better.
     
  8. JarodRussell

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    And that in the Greatest Nation in the World, my ass.


    And then again, guns aren't addictive, or at least for normal non crazy people they shouldn't be.

    Years ago, people thought the tobacco lobby was so strong that there would never be any improvements made. But things improve gradually, over a long time, if you're just willing to finally do something, and continue to do something.
     
  9. gturner

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    The Russians completely banned guns about 90 years ago. They're still waiting for their murder rate to drop to US levels.

    As for banning guns to save even one life, that logic would have us ban everything. Every year televisions kill twice as many children as died at Sandy Hook. Then there's knives, fire, car accidents, alcohol, red meat, and smoking.

    And of course you'd have to ban guns for police and the military. The second largest mass shooting was by a cop, and a US military officer killed about as many people as Sandy Hook just a few years ago.
     
  10. Brolan

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    There is just a tiny difference in that there wasn't an amendment in the US Constitution that said people could smoke.
     
  11. Squiggy

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    Guns are the most used weapon in the US for murder. That's a fact. No pedantic, moronic moving of the goalposts, no redefining of the argument, no making shit up will change that.

    Your television analogy is flawed because you're using what happens in one year to what happened in one day, and even that is wrong.
    Your knife analogy is flawed because it's simply wrong.
    Fire can't be outlawed. However we have regulated building materials to make them as fireproof as possible.
    Car accidents are by definition accidents. They're also regulated to holy hell.
    Alcohol isn't used to kill children. But guess what...it's more regulated than guns.
    Red meat didn't kill more kids last year than guns. That's just fucking stupid.
    Kids don't die from smoking. They die later in life from it. Smoking is also more regulated than guns.

    Stop. Making. Shit. Up.

    Guns are the only thing we can regulate to stop or stem this from happening against but apparently they're off the table. Every other thing can be controlled to some extent but because fear is what keeps the NRA going...nope. We simply can't.

    And if that's the case, if we simply "wont" do anything from this, then we fucking suck as a people.
     
  12. JarodRussell

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    Then change it for crying out loud. That thing was written 200 years ago when times were totally different. Had they known back then what kind of crazy shit was sold as firearms to anyone today, there wouldn't be a 2nd amendment.
     
  13. E-DUB

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    I hear that line about Russians banning guns a lot. Then I remember reading that when he was a resident of the former Soviet Union Lee Harvey Oswald was a member of a hunting club. What did they use, rocks?
     
  14. Brolan

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    The Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, I don't think that can be eliminated. If it can be it would be very hard to do, because all the states have to approve of it and the deep Southern states would never pass it.
     
  15. Squiggy

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    Any part of the constitution can be changed, it's just extremely difficult to do (by design).

    And all the states don't have to approve an amendment.

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  16. gturner

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    And there's an interesting 1967 study that set out to determine if blacks in Chicago would switch more to knives if the city banned guns, and whether their homicide rate would go up or down. They figured it would probably go down, but weren't sure. The murder rate their remains extremely high despite the ban they enacted.

    In Rome in the period from 1840 to 1860, when firearms were uncommon and certainly nothing like a modern semi-automatic, their homicide rate was three times higher than the current US, about as bad as Chicago is now, and 94 percent of it was with knives and blunt instruments. Overall the Italian murder rate was twice as high as the current US, and in places like Palermo it was almost ten times higher. And it wasn't guns, it was knives. It was said women wouldn't have a man who wasn't good with a knife. Culture and behavior matter.

    In this case, a crazy white guy killed a bunch of white children, so you demand a law that will put 10,000 more black men behind bars. That's a typical white response.


    Since 2000, about 500 children have been killed by televisions and about 60 have died in school attacks. You just don't want to give up your TV, so you pretend that we're having a Sandy Hook every day.
     
  17. beamMe

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    Since!?

    Dear god!

    Sorry, if this offends anyone, but everyone who, in the shadow of all this death, can argue in favour of gun ownership and against stricter regulations is fucked up beyond all belief.
     
  18. Davros

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    What the fuck did politics have to do with it?
     
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    It's bullshit NightmareB4Holmes's made up.