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What made you frown today?

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by D'Snowth, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    No words about this tragedy.. absolutely none and I thought the Aurora movie theater shooting back in July would be the worst we'd have to face for a long time. :cry: So sad to see this happen especially right in the middle of the holiday season.
  2. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    I know its such a shame and right before christmas :(
  3. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Stating the obvious...

    What on earth could make an adult go into a school and start shooting little kids? That is past insane and simply evil, and that's not a word I like to use, because usually I don't believe in it.
  4. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    According to the news, he was a 24 year old and his mother was a teacher there...
  5. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I hate to make Muppet Central my soapbox - but seriously, something really has to give with gun control laws. I'm sick of turning on the news and seeing shootings being breaking news. We've had two mass shootings with 20+ deaths within months of each other, the Oregon shooting earlier this week and if I recall correctly, wasn't there a shooting out near the Empire State Building at the end of August? What is it going to take for the government to change gun control laws?
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  6. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    No. Just. No. Did you know that places with stricter gun control have more violence and shootings? Again...it's the mental stability of the individual that needs to be addressed before things like this happen. Gun control will just put more illegal guns into criminals hands and prevent those who actually are responsible from owning one.
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  7. jgidley

    jgidley Active Member

    Sarge, I'm with you completely. It's sick for anyone to shoot anybody, but an ELEMENTARY school? The worst fact out of all of this: one man has killed himself, both of his parents, and 20 children under the age of 12 years old. This just breaks my heart.
  8. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    It's just terrible to see that someone could do something like this. An entire classroom of students, including the teacher, was killed. I think that what needs to happen is a stronger mental health service program nationally so that people who are going to do something like this can be stopped before lives are ended.
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    YES! YES! YES!

    The weapon of choice is irrelevant. Yes, normally it's a gun, but hings like this could still happen with a sword or a crossbow even.
  10. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    That's absolutely awful that's happened in that primary school. Incidents like these seem to be cropping up a lot worryingly. And so close to Christmas.

    My thoughts and prayers are to the families of those killed or traumatised by the event.
  11. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Yeah, very sad thing that happened in Connecticut...in fact, immediately when I heard that I thought of you and wondered how close you were. It's been pretty much everywhere today...such a sad thing that happened. :cry:
  12. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Yeah, very sad thing that happened in Connecticut...in fact, immediately when I heard that I thought of you and wondered how close you were. It's been pretty much everywhere today...such a sad thing that happened. :cry:
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And yet, I can't bring myself to feel any thing negative, because this is how normal this kind of thing is where I live... school shootings, mall shootings, church shootings, hospital shootings... it happens so frequently, it's gotten me jaded about it.
  14. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    The coverage is all over the place, as I've seen that all the major news networks have set up shop in Newtown to cover the story. I understand that news organizations have to cover the biggest story, but I think that the coverage is getting tasteless. ABC News had a promo for their coverage that said "NO ONE IS SAFE" and then started interviewing kids! I understand that it's a scary situation, but I don't think that people's fear needs to be manipulated for ratings in a time like this.
  15. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    They are interviewing KIDS? WHY? That's just...ugh
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  16. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Granted, they were with their parents, but still it's definitely unneccessary. I suppose the parents had no problem with it either, but it still seems like trading on tragedy.
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  17. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    That's the news for you :rolleyes: But I don't know why parents would let their kids talk about something like this...and the kids probably only understanding half of what is going on. It's sad...
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I knew it was bound to happen eventually...

    SW uploads a new Elmo vid on YT, and some troll decides to stroll in and make cracks about Kevin's situation.

  19. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    I can't believe something like this happened…

    Oh, and I injured my knee today. :/
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Still back up in the 60s again today. :rolleyes:

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