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  •  I feel sick to my stomach. (26+ / 0-)

    Can we have a serious discussion of gun control in this country?  Apparently not.  The gun nuts have won and they've created a REAL group of terrorists who are stalking children.  I'm so sick and angry about this.

    you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

    by Dem Beans on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:59:55 AM PST

    •  I am shaking with outrage!!!!~! (9+ / 0-)

      so pissed at those who still believe: Guns are the answer~!!!!!!!!!!

      •  Gun fondlers. (1+ / 0-)
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        Dem Beans

        It's kind of like magic, the power to change things at a distance. Unfortunately, it's the power only to destroy.

        What a primitive and ugly culture prevails in the U.S.

        Reaganomics noun pl: belief that unregulated capitalism can produce unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources and we the people can increase revenue by decreasing revenue.

        by FrY10cK on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 12:28:35 PM PST

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    •  The way it goes (10+ / 0-)

      ... is that you can't talk about it right after something like this happens.  Bad form or some nonsense.  So as long as shootings happen frequently enough, then we NEVER get to talk about it.

      On TV they were saying, but this is elementary school, implying it was unprecedented.  I had a memory of an Amish school shooting - extra ugly since they had no phone to call 9-1-1 even.  Only six years ago, that one.  The shooter barricaded the door with materials he'd prepared ahead of time.

      Gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV took hostages and shot ten girls (aged 6–13), killing five, before committing suicide in the schoolhouse
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      A Roberts family spokesman said an Amish neighbor comforted the Roberts family hours after the shooting and extended forgiveness to them.[17] Amish community members visited and comforted Roberts' widow, parents, and parents-in-law. One Amish man held Roberts' sobbing father in his arms, reportedly for as long as an hour, to comfort him.
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      The West Nickel Mines School was demolished the following week, on October 12, 2006.  The site was left as a quiet pasture.  The New Hope School was built at a different location, near the original site. It opened on April 2, 2007, precisely six months after the shooting.   The new school was intentionally built as "different" as possible from the original, including the style of the flooring.
      But no, we can't talk about these things.  About the ease of getting guns and assault weapons, about the desperation and isolation of the shooters, about the broken hearts and destroyed futures.

      "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!", but "That's funny..." (Isaac Asimov)

      by Land of Enchantment on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:09:16 AM PST

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      •  re "too soon" ... (2+ / 0-)
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        with the way the shootings are going so far this week, we'll never be able to talk about it because it will always be too soon after an incident.

        When was it too late to start talking about it seems to be a more rational question, not that it matters when shootings continue.

        "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

        by klompendanser on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:32:52 AM PST

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      •  And the adolescent kids in Norway (1+ / 0-)
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        a little more than a year ago. 72 kids and adults if I recall correctly.

        Anders Breivik or some such was the name of the gunman.

        Reaganomics noun pl: belief that unregulated capitalism can produce unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources and we the people can increase revenue by decreasing revenue.

        by FrY10cK on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 12:31:22 PM PST

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