Did you hear about the VT shooting?It is so sad,my sisters friends girlfriend was killed,It is so sad that some one would just go in and kill so many innacent people!22 killed,28 injured.The suspect is dead,but they say that he was mad at a teacher.So he killed people?So STUPID!I hate the guy!My friends two sons were killed also,two of my others kids injured!It just makes me want to cry!
If you want a rainbow,you have to put up with the rain.
It's all over the news yesterday & this morning. It is so shocking & upsetting to think someone can do something like this. Gun culture in the US seems to have not been addressed even after the horrific shootings at Columbine high school!!
Do not start on anti gun please. Remember it is NOT guns that kill people. someone must pull the trigger. You can ban guns all you want. If someone wants a gun to do harm with do you honestly think they will obtain it legally?
If the average law abiding citizen were allowed to carry a gun, things like this, and rape, wouldn't happen. If you make it illegal and no one can have one, the only people that will have one are those that DO harm to others. Just like banning breeds or making laws against breeding dogs... the only ones hurt by it are those that actually follow the rules.
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Prissy are you referring to the Korean boy they say is/was the shooter? If so ballistic tests already proved one of the guns he used to shoot 32 of the people is the same gun used to kill the girl and the RA. Are you talking of someone else.
Prissy's talking about the boyfriend of the first girl who was killed, in the dorm, before Cho shot up the classrooms. Her boyfriend was stopped and questioned intensively because...it's always a boyfriend. They figured it out eventually, but it took them awhile. That poor guy -- he just found out his girlfriend was shot, and instead of just grieving and being comforted he has to account for his whereabouts and deal with being a prime suspect! I hope they didn't hold him too long.
***Edited By: JoanEK on 4/19/2007 12:23:00 PM*** Reason: added
There are resentful, picked-on kids all over the country, and some of them are deeply disturbed and disordered. Obviously, some of them see Columbine as a clarion call to stand up for themselves. Now I expect that some of those kids see 32 as the number to top.
Normap, this shooter obtained his guns legally. It's not just playing politics to look at Columbine and VTech and ask if our gun laws are really working to our benefit. Itís not a bad time to consider what we might be doing better. There are things about some of the current laws that just don't work. I think this is partly because of some sociopaths who manage to stay under the radar until they're ready to strike. And if you're going to kill yourself anyway, fear of punishment isn't even part of your equation. With all of Cho's mental health history, and brief time spent committed, he still didn't generate enough of a paper trail for his troubles to turn up in his background check. How far off do you have to be, anyway, before someone steps in and says "No gun for you!" And I also suspect that there aren't nearly enough therapists, or money to pay them with, to properly treat everyone who seems as disturbed as this boy seemed. I don't have an answer, but I do notice that Taser International's stock is doing pretty well today. They are currently marketing a very compact taser for personal protection, effective up to 15 feet away. Comes in designer colors, too(!), and they're legal in 43 states. I predict they'll be the next gotta-have item on campus.
Wow, tasers are legal? We cant even carry pepper spray here. You have to take a course and test to get a gun here, and you even need a permit to transport your gun to a range. Maybe Canadian gun laws arent so bad. My bf couldn't register his rifle because I had filed a complaint with the police once..thats a background check. Theres also no concealed weapons allowed. There is no way someone can walk around with a gun in their coat/purse and get away with it. IMHO, all guns should be locked in cases, bullets should be locked somewhere else too. There are too many kids that have access to their parents guns and that is not safe. And if I understand right, in the US, you can buy bullets without a gun license. That is stupid. I don't have a problem with guns, my dad is a hunter, my bf is a hunter and I go to the shooting range all the time. BUT what I don't understand, is how do these people committing all these massacres get these guns in the first place?
Joan and Bogle lover I think I know where you are coming from, but consider this.
All seven of us were raised with guns, hunted, could clean, load and shoot. Same with our children. We all respect guns.
Now consider this. The internet is a huge library, If you want to build a bomb, make TNT make a gun, etc. It is there in words anyone can understand with drawings. Materials are readily available. You can make a gun or a bomb with stuff in your house.
There is no way to stop a sociopath from killing or doing damage no matter what you do. They can bomb, shoot, knife whatever, recognizing someone that sick can be done, however, even in the case of this kid, his parents called the school twice to say they thought he was suicidal.
In todays world there is not much you can do. Too much of (I need my space) don't interfere, God forbid you should over correct a child.
I have no idea what the answer is, but more gun control is certainly not the answer as far as I can see.
Well, before we start passing more and more gun control why not make it easier to deny the access of guns to nuts like this person. Oh thats right we can't he has rights or had rights. He was a walking time bomb. Our liberal views about hospitalizaton of the mentally ill contributed to this. Our views that you can not tell law enforcement agencies that someone maybe a walking nut case contributed to this. This sick vile individual did not fall through the cracks. People in higher position knew he was dangerous and in the end did nothing. Its always easier to blame an object, ie gun, instead of the sick, vile, sorry excuse for a human being that did this. We don't live in a culture of guns, we live in a culture of victimization.
I like him a lot better than I like most people. To you he's a dog. TO me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these. <