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12-14-2012, 04:42 PM
This is breaking news, so not much info. yet, except that the gunman is dead.


Where will this madness end? Guns kill. Why is it so hard for people to understand?

12-14-2012, 04:43 PM
Newtown, CT Sandy Hook elementary school. Not much info. 3 hospitalized. Gunman dead. Don't know if self inflicted. Sandy Hook School released all children to local firehouse, parents are picking them up. Other schools in the area are still on lock down, there is possibly a second shooter, on the run. Though that is just rumor at this point. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/14/15907407-alleged-shooter-at-connecticut-school-is-dead-official-tells-nbc?lite

What is wrong with this world? :(

12-14-2012, 04:46 PM
I just saw that Vash and I posted on this at the same time. If a moderator could combine these it would be good. Thanks.

12-14-2012, 04:48 PM
I beat you by 4 minutes.:lol:

12-14-2012, 04:57 PM
Yea gads Prayers and thoughts to the victims and their families.

12-14-2012, 05:04 PM
Stunned. Seems like this is becoming a more common experience, unfortunately.

12-14-2012, 05:23 PM
Prayers to all the victims and their families.

Is Now a good time to Talk Gun Control? (http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jon-stewart-tears-into-fox-news-for-arbitrarily-deciding-when-and-where-people-can-talk-about-gun-control/)

12-14-2012, 05:54 PM
Reports now saying that at least 20 children were shot. There are no words.

12-14-2012, 05:57 PM
If you're following the story, wtnh.com and courant.com should have the most up to date info.

12-14-2012, 06:15 PM
So far 18 children are dead. Unbelievable. :(

12-14-2012, 06:24 PM
This cannot be real. It simply can't. :(

12-14-2012, 06:28 PM
I can't process this. Simply horrible. "Sources told The Courant that there are at least 20 shooting victims. Many of the shootings took place in a kindergarten classroom, sources said." (http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/hc-police-responding-to-incident-in-newtown-20121214,0,3969911.story) Kindergarten classroom...

My thoughts are with the families suffering from this senseless tragedy.

12-14-2012, 06:29 PM
This is just an utter tragedy and completely mind baffling.

I just wonder how many more of these mass shootings have to happen before there can be a legitimate and frank discussion about gun control? 40% of guns are being sold online and WITHOUT background checks :eek: Too many of these unstable people are getting their hands on these weapons and carrying out these heinous atrocities. The problem is if one politician speaks out in favor of gun control, then the NRA is putting millions of dollars into defeating that person because they've got this warped perception of reality that the government is going to come and take their guns away. This has to end, there has to be someone with the courage to stand up and speak out about what is actual reality, that there needs to be some kind of controls in place to try and prevent these tragedies from happening.

12-14-2012, 06:29 PM
This makes me think of the mall shooting thread. I am shocked and saddend. I'll never get used to this no matter how times it happens, and still I vainly hope that it will never happen again... :( :( :(

I can't stop thinking about those little children.

12-14-2012, 06:29 PM
I just looked up cnn.com for more info and it's a lot worse than I had initially thought. Twenty are confirmed dead; 10 of them are children. This is an elementary school in a nice community, it seems. It's truly horrifying.

How many innocents have to lose their lives before there is a ban on carrying guns/assault weapons at public places? The only people that should be allowed to carry guns are -law enforcement, hunters, and soldiers. There is absolutely no need for ordinary people to carry guns in a civilized society. The NRA needs to be accountable for influencing politicians, and making it impossible to place a ban on guns. No other civilized country has this problem. It's time for congress to wake up and make the right decisions before more senseless killings. Sadly, the NRA is using events like this to make people buy more guns for self defense. When no one owns guns, you don't need to carry guns to defend yourself.

Oddly, after the Oregon mall shooting, I said to my brother: There could be copy cat attacks. I am going to stay away from malls. Later I thought- the copy cats are not always going to go to the malls to shoot people, and this morning I saw this news.:( :mad: