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  •  "In the heat of the moment" (5+ / 0-)

    Rage can kill, guns just make it so much easier.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 12:44:53 PM PST

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    •  And then there's this from yesterday (4+ / 0-)

      California: Teenager Held in Shooting at High School

      A 16-year-old boy with a shotgun shot a fellow student on Thursday and was taken into custody after staff members talked him into putting down the gun, law enforcement officials said. The teenager walked into a classroom at Taft Union High School just before 9 a.m. and shot a male student in the chest, then fired at another student and missed, said Ray Pruitt, a spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. A teacher who began to evacuate students through a rear door in the room and a campus supervisor persuaded the teenager to put down the gun. The victim was in critical condition in a hospital.
      While horrible and scary, imagine how much worse this could have been if the kid had an AR-15.  It is not easy to fire a gun and hit your target if you are not a practiced shooter.  But when you can squeeze off dozens of rounds in minutes, you don't have to aim.  Loading a shotgun is not easy either; people aren't dead in this situation because this kid didn't have an automatic or semiautomatic weapon.  A very clear argument, IMO, for what works.  

      California has some strict gun control laws, by the way.

      "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

      by La Gitane on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 02:37:03 PM PST

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      •  I think the public deserves to know why (1+ / 0-)
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        La Gitane

        I wish it would be part of the sentence.  A statement of what was going on inside these peoples' heads prior to their rampages.

        I know, it will never happen.

        It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

        by War on Error on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 02:43:44 PM PST

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      •  He shot a kid who had bullied him (0+ / 0-)

        NY Daily News

        A student who believed he was the victim of bullying opened fire with a shotgun in a central California high school on Thursday, critically wounding one student and narrowly missing another before being talked down by a “heroic” teacher, law enforcement said.

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