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  •  I had a near miss as well (3+ / 0-)
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    The Cal State Fullerton massacre

    I was supposed to be in that library at that time, but got delayed due to mislaid carkeys.

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    by pucklady on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:31:43 AM PST

    •  It was just luck that I or my wife was (0+ / 0-)

      not at Trolley Square when that shooting happened. We very frequently used the ATM at the bank there; she just didn't happen to get anything that needed to be deposited that evening. Of course as it turned out the shooter never approached the free standing bank building but he got pretty close to it inside the main building. The whole thing underwent an extensive renovation in the years since that changed the layout a lot.

      Even today I feel safer other places, places that are not even posted off-limits to guns, ironically, such as the University of Utah campus.

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      by billmosby on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:12:18 AM PST

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      •  I imagine those little kids felt pretty safe in (3+ / 0-)
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        their classroom, too.

        It makes no difference whether guns are allowed or not. As long as guns are available, you can be a target any time, and it's just a roll of the dice whether you happen to get in the way of a bullet or not.

        I am progressive. I am liberal. I make no apologies. - Kos

        My political compass: - 8.38,-6.97

        by pucklady on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:52:53 AM PST

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