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Connecticut shooting ***Do NOT post about gun laws***

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Phoenix, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Unfortunate for Canada, we have a WINNER in the USA.

    Totally true, Hoof. Preach it.


    And for the record, my son also knew about this when I picked him up.

    "The teacher was talking about it all day in class, Dad."
  2. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Hehe...those runts are cute. Good job! :p:
  3. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Is it sheltering? I wish for the opportunity to explain it better to my kids. I wish for the time to be a dad. I wish schools would just shut up about this and that and so called policy and let me parent the way I wish.

    I wish people would stop w/ the sheltering BS excuses. :D That isn't it at all.
  4. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    This is all what my friend and I discussed when she told me about this.

    That teacher had that on, in a class full of the PEER GROUP murdered. Most, if not all, probably had no clue what they were watching was real or what. But once they realized, I can only imagine what must of been going through their heads..."Wait, that was at a school...just like we're in right now....and that little boy or girl was 6, just like me!?"

    I wonder how many times that knothead teacher had to answer, "Ms Jones, is someone going to come do that here?"

    Really a poor, poor decision on that teachers part.
  5. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    NEWTOWN, Conn.—In stockpiling ammunition, smashing his computers and killing his mother as she slept, Adam Lanza undertook considerable preparation before shooting up an elementary school on Friday, a former FBI profiler said.

    "He didn't just snap. This takes a lot of planning," said Mary Ellen O'Toole, who worked for 15 years in the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit where she studied psychopaths and helped capture killers.

    O'Toole retired in 2009 and has no direct connection to the case.

    Investigators had hoped Lanza's computers would shed some light on what caused him to massacre 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, a school he once attended. But the 20-year-old reportedly butchered his computer's hard drives with a hammer or screwdriver, according to ABC News.

    Still, the FBI's Computer Analysis and Response Team has been working around the clock on the case and could make progress despite the damage.
    "The FBI is pretty good, we can pull stuff off anything," O'Toole said.

    O'Toole still assists law enforcement and has written a book titled "Dangerous Instincts." She says the Sandy Hook shootings are worse than any case she has dealt with before.

  6. StarMan

    StarMan Well-Known Member

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    There should be a full-time, armed police officer at every school in the country. Cost be damned, it can be done and you can't put a price on our children. Otherwise, the kids and the faculty are defenseless when some nut job does something like this.
  7. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I don't know if that is the right answer. One cop might not be able to stop it and then you are basically telling the tots that schools aren't safe.
  8. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    My son is a teacher and I asked him how his school handled the issue. The information was still pretty fuzzy on Friday afternoon, but they knew that something bad had happened. There is regular written communication home to the parents on Fridays and parents received a note to discuss any concerns with their kids. He told me that the staff met first thing on Monday to discuss how to deal with any inquiries from the children. He has a class of grade fours (9 year olds) and he told me that they would respond to any questions from the kids. They did respond to the kids, focusing on their individual concerns. He stressed that maintaining communication with parents helped maintain a common understanding between parents, school and the kids.

    They did not make it a point of discussion for class, focusing on the regular school matters at hand.

    This was not about who wins, but about being professional educators and maintaining a good relationsip with families. Kids I'm working with talked with me today about Newtown and focused my efforts on how they were coping.
  9. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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  10. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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  11. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    This is the worst possible view point.

    Keep guns away from our schools on all levels. Far away.

    I can't believe anyone would even think guns in any way belong in a school.
  12. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    I agree yet disagree with this. School shootings are happening more often and steps need to be taken to reduce this. With the media/TV/Movies/Video games and etc today, guns around schools aren't something children have never seen.

    I don't know what the answer is, but if a few officers deter these kinds of events from happening, especially from my little girl, I am all for it.

    It is a sad day when you can't feel comfortable with your children in a supposedly safe place, school.
  13. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    That's simply not true.

    Grant Duwe, a criminologist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections who has written a history of mass murders in America, said that while mass shootings rose between the 1960s and the 1990s, they actually dropped in the 2000s. And mass killings actually reached their peak in 1929, according to his data. He estimates that there were 32 in the 1980s, 42 in the 1990s and 26 in the first decade of the century.

    These events are no doubt tragic, but they are not becoming more common. We simply know much more about them now because of the 24 hour media circus. The worst attack on a school in American history happened in Michigan in the 1920s.
  14. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    You made your point but one is still too many. I wonder how many of those shootings happened to kids around the ages of 6? High school and junior high school kids know when to run facing imminent danger. Those kids in Conn are young, they haven't been exposed to that kind of evil with no instinct to run and hide.

    I really wish that idiot would have been caught alive to face the consequences and if my girl would have been one of the innocent victims, that guy would endure a very slow and painful death at my hands.

    I am still out of sorts over this if yall can't tell :(
  15. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    there is no winner, just a different point of view
  16. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    From a piece I had seen and reposted on Facebook that was written by a Police Chief somewhere. While I find it all relevant, the practical application of change that is actually doable, I've bolded:

  17. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    I want to be clear. I'm not suggesting that we shouldn't do things to try to prevent them. The United States still outpaces the rest of the developed world in mass shootings by a lot. I was just pointing out that this isn't a new or worsening problem.

    When people get nostalgic for the "good old days" when stuff like this supposedly didn't happen, they're really just being nostalgic for a time when they didn't know that stuff like this was going on.
  18. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Where does it say in that article his parents gave him the gun to take?
  19. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    The problem you have is that attacks like this happen where the assailant knows there will likely be no guns...

    It's been floated around by some to place a soldier or two at every school...

    There is no simple solution...
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    There is no smple solution.

    If they can't get at the kids in schools, then maybe the public library or at the mall (which has already been done).

    The problem needs to be attacked aother way or ways.

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