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    Way to go media! Keep talking about this mass shooting so kids can be terrified and damaged by the time they get to be 20. Good going parents for thinking your kids don't hear you talking about it ad nauseum...
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    And special kudos to the kid's parents for leaving the gun out where a kid could find it and bring it in to school.
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    Don't blame it on the media,all you rightwing NRA gun supporters prefer to arm the teachers,so when another six grader get their hands on a teacher weapon and pull the trigger what excuse will you have then ??Arm the janitor !
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    @Rightwing spoken like a true reactionary anti-gun wacko. If the teacher is properly trained in practice of conceded carry, the kids wont know he/she is armed. You could stand next to my wife at the store and never know she carries a .45
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    Smart kid. Even he realizes we need a school with armed people to defend it. The only gun control we need is gun distribution and shooting education to those in schools ready to gun down crazy scum like Lanza.
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    @woodtick57 No. The opposite will happen. Suppose Mr. Psycho shoots out the glass on the door. A special noise alarm goes off (glass break or shot alarm) and the squad of trained teachers and staff members go to the location of the shooter and KILL HIM (or her...equal opportunity). So when these nutjob aspie autistic loser basement dwellers realize they're not going to get their 15 mins/blaze of glory, they'll stop school shootings.
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    @RobertJHarsh your whole premise that the problem of our culture having multiple, regular mass shootings can be solved by more people having guns in public is beyond the pale, and as stated, just perpetuates the entire problem that creates these shootings in the first place; the misguided belief that guns can solve your problems.
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    No one believes in Evil anymore. The Nunns Believe. The Nunns slapped my wrist with a ruler. Right was right wrong was wrong and I was just a child. Lord continue my child like grace. I will not give custody of my child unless they are willing to use deadly force to protect my child. Bruce's amendment. Certain citizens by reason of positions of moral authority will be provided with many weapons of deadly force in order to protect my children. Hey little house on the prarie girl you must protect the children. New gun law should be a requirement to deputize. If they have my children they should be enabled to use deadly force as I would to protect them.
    Bruce ecurb Amendment
    Obama should say, "We are going Home, we are going west my Son.
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    @woodtick57 If one person was armed in a crowd of potential random shootings the nut would have to focus his attention elsewhere.
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    @hertz_doughnut

    it hasn't helped yet. The idea that more guns will solve the problem of regular mass public shootings is ludicrous.
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    @hertz_doughnut In any mass of potential victims there should ba at least three armed civilians per one thousand. The right to bare arms was amended to require the deputizing of 3 per one thousand.
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    Even kids realize that schools need to have armed faculty or someone to protect themselves! The anti-gunners are not stupid, they know more guns = less crime, but their agenda is not safety.
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    Well I know it was wrong for the kid to bring a gun to school, but I guess if no one else there is goin to be able to protect the kid, he figures he better protect himself.
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    That's exactly what I was thinking. Any normal, healthy, self-respecting, human will feel compelled to protect himself when placed as a target in a shooting-gallery.
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    Seriously....think of the learning opportunities.

    .22 caliber vs. 9 millimeter...you got decimals and the metric system right there.

    Think of the story questions: If Johnny brings an assault wepon that can kill 32 classmates per second and he has ten clips of thiry each, how long till CNN is interviewing his neighbor...?

    This is totally win/win....
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    @AceLuby Not at all because they do have guns in courthouses. I can't bring my side arm into the courthouse at least not through the front door (there are less secure ways into courthouses where guns could be brought in to do harm because it has happened and they didn't go thru security when they brought them in) but courthouses have armed police/deputies in them and give permission to certain others to carry inside too like federal agents. And it is still debatable whether or not law-abiding citizens should be allowed to carry in a courthouse.

    Few schools if any have armed SROs. Students and teachers are sitting ducks with a false sense of security because they have been mislead and misinformed. Laws do not keep people from doing the wrong thing. Laws do not prevent crime. Determent prevents crime. Criminals are like water, they allow the path of least resistance. They aren't going to attempt a crime where it's possibly more than a security guard or other light security might be armed. Criminals don't want to get shot. That's why gun-free zones are the most dangerous place around.They advertise that no one's armed and are a prime target for criminals.

    In the CT school case, you have a gun-free zone, a false sense of security that the laws protect from & prevent crime, & a mentally unstable individual. Even if you outlawed guns for law-abiding citizens, people like him will either find a gun somehow (outlawing them doesn't make them go away even in Canada and the UK) or they will find another way, create another plan to harm people. As bad as it was, would you have preferred him to murder people in a different way, a even more devastating way? It is completely plausible for him or anyone to have taken or the whole school without a gun. And you can't outlaw everything. Murder is illegal and many of the methods to go do so are too or at least licensed or restricted in some way. Laws, rules, regulations, restrictions, security, measures, etc create a false sense of public security & are useless to prevent bad guys from doing bad things. And public safety gains nothing and actually loses by penalizing and oppressing the freedom of law-abiding gun owners who conceal for personal protection, shoot competitively, hunt, or just like guns. Aside from criminals, the only other winners in a gun-free world are tyrants. Gun-haters in America enjoy the freedom to voice their opposition to guns, but if you champion legislating disarming the public you will be paving the way to disarm your own rights. A well-armed public keeps tyranny at bay. Disarm the people & you open the floodgates of tyranny. Of course understanding that requires an understanding of our enemies & their jealousy of us. They will spoon feed you whatever it takes to get you to do their bidding, but they don't value you or your input or opinions.
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    Absolutely! anyone who would (could) EVER think that self-defense is EVER justified under ANY circumstances WHATSOEVER - is just really really silly - to believe they could ever rely on liberal progressives to consider them worthy of protecting.
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    The fact that the boy was able to bring a sidearm to school; bad parenting.

    The fact that the boy was required to realize that no one in his school was allowed to be equipped to defend him; bad governance.
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    "Bad governance" would seem to be a gallactically gross understatement. What kind of government deliberately sets their children up as prime targets in guaranteed opposition-free shooting-galleries?
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    Because guns in safes do nothing to protect you n your home. (of course, guns out of safes just kill family members....)
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    @woodtick57 The gun safe for my handgun has a programmable code, input by a touch pad that is hand contoured so that it can be found and the code entered easily, even in the dark. It takes just a few seconds to open.
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    @woodtick57 You think that I'm going to tell YOU where it is? You can choose how you want to live. I don't want want someone else to choose how I will die.
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    @Dan_Tien if you feel you need it, to each tehir own, I guess. I've never even locked my front door..maybe I'm lucky in where I've lived...
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  • #132
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    Here's an idea. Since we've dispensed with the Constitutional eligibility requirements for the office of president, I propose we nominate this courageous, and prudent, young man to run for president. He would be an enormous improvement over the last four.
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    This is the result of improper education and improper home training. Why would an 11 year old have a gun in the first place?? Pointing fingers at what may or may not happen is a sorry excuse for common sense.
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    "Common sense"? Like deliberately setting up ALL of America's school children as prime targets in guaranteed opposition-free shooting-galleries? That kind of "common sense"?
  • #100
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    Well bless his little heart. His mind was in the right place. Good initiative, bad judgement. Sorry little guy, but unless you have gone through a background check, taken safety courses, and trained with the weapon, you shouldn't have had it in the first place.

    Don't worry the Big Brother Government Advocates say you don't have to have a gun. Instead they would have you cower until police arrive (six minutes later)...(ok, sarcasm ending now).
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    I don't see how the media can be blamed for the childs' parents having allowed him to sneak the gun out of the house in the first place...Seems more like an issue of parental negligence than anything else, other than a desperate grab for notoriety on the childs' behalf that is.
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    Right - this 11-year-old carefully and meticulously panned this elaborate scheme... "to grab notoriety". Because he was not sharp enough to realize the "adults-in-charge" had deliberately set ALL of them (all school children) up as prime targets in guaranteed opposition-free shooting-galleries. I think you took one sip too many of that red kool-aid.
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    @bambi33 I don't know what-in-the-hell you're running off about the kid being "deliberately set...up as [a] prime target[] in guaranteed opposition-free shooting-galleries." Seems to me that you're the one 'sipping too muchKool-Aid'.

    Children often want to be the center of attention and the insecure ones often resort to outrageuos behaviors as a means of attracting attention or winning the favor/appreciation/respect of their classmates so they can be "popular".

    If you are unaware of this, then you really haven't anything to contribute to the conversation in this regard.
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    @justanallusion,
    Or, maybe he was genuinely in fear for his (and his classmate's) lives - having just learned of an unopposed massacre of an entire class. I realize this may be inconceivable to you, and that you prefer to presume (without ANY basis whatsoever) that the boy is vile and dangerous. But, I think you are just making that story up to justify your commitment to leaving all these children totally unprotected and vulnerable to unopposed slaughter.
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    @bambi33 I've never even implied that the child was vile, just begging for attention/popularity, although it's pretty obvious that he wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed as the gun wasn't even loaded!
  • #69
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    Another kid brought a gun to school no biggie happens all the time it happens every single day it's a very common occurrence you only hear about it after things like sandy hook it's just the media trying to spread fear like after 9/11 chill the fudge out
  • #58
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    This isn't the kids fault. In fact it's not surprising at all. The fault lies with a parent who would leave this gun accessible to the little one.
  • #56
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    Plenty of American kids have been taught by that age to respect & see firearms as only a tool - for hunting & protection purposes only. Like a hammer or a saw - it has it's uses. Only the city dwellers & gun-confiscating liberals & fools believe meat just magically appears on their super-market shelves. Some prefer to feed themselves & don't need the socialist Gov't.'s cradle to grave dependant entitlements to support themselves. It's scary to them - free thinking , self sufficient citizens in 2012.
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    I'm quite confident they have done exactly that. He will not likely EVER set foot in a public school again - anywhere. There is absolutely NO place there for ANYONE who EVER feels the need for self-defense - much less ARMED defense. What do they think this is... America?
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