At least 28 dead after lone gunman assaults Connecticut elementary school, official says & additional location.

  • metta

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    Dec 14, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    26 dead after lone gunman assaults Connecticut elementary school, official says


    At least 26 dead, including 18 children, law enforcement officials tells NBC News.

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    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/14/15907407-26-dead-after-gunman-assaults-connecticut-elementary-school-official-says?lite
  • metta

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    Dec 14, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    Let me guess the response from the NRA: 'It would not have happened if the children carried guns." grrrrrrrr

    RIP
  • metta

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    Dec 14, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    SHOOTING UPDATE: Officials confirm that the shooter is deceased inside the building and that the scene is secure. No further details were released during the news conference.

    Sources tell ABC News that the gunman is 24 years old, and that he was armed with four weapons and bullet-proof vest.

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    Dec 14, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    It will top the news, the pundits on both sides will talk about gun control and gun freedom, a senator will make a push for a law.........and then nothing will come of it. This is the cycle of the U.S.
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    Dec 14, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    I am just a few minutes off a phone call with an old schoolchum about his planned trip to spend the holidays with his children, about all the food they're bringing up, about his wife heading up two days early to decorate, about how his kid asked dad to bring up lots of ammo because it is cheaper and easier to purchase in Florida.

    My bud was also telling me how he didn't like the indoor range near his new house because there are too many people shooting at once, making it too noisy and he thought the fumes not healthy, even with the ventilation system, so he's very happy to have just found a nearby outdoor range where they can practice shooting in peace.

    And just last Thanksgiving weekend while visiting family in south Florida my own nephew took off for the day to go shooting with one of our dinner guests.

    Also I know of two friends I've had (no longer in my life) who kept guns in their cars. Even my folks had guns in the house. While on the boat, maybe it was understandable because you could be out in the middle of nowhere with no chance of help. But living just off the intracoastal? What exactly were they expecting? A lone gunman assault?
  • metta

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    Dec 14, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Gunman: 20 yr old Adam Lanza: Mother works at school and she was killed.


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    brother of shooter

    http://www.facebook.com/rlanza?ref=ts&fref=ts


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    Dec 14, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    Jesus. Just exactly how many of these mass shootings do we have to witness before something gets done?
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    Dec 14, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    WOW, was able to look at his Facebook page seconds before Facebook pulled it.
  • metta

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    Dec 14, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    Day Before Connecticut Shooting Massacre, Michigan Legislature Passed Bill Allowing Guns In Classrooms

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/14/1337551/michigan-guns-classroom/
  • reptile18

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    Dec 14, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    Did you guys hear about how they thought this one Ryan Lanza was the shooter because he happened to have the same name and lived in the same city? The news agencies start linking people to the guy's facebook and people were writing death threats and insults, etc? And the guy keeps saying how it wasn't him..?
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    Dec 14, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    reptile18 saidDid you guys hear about how they thought this one Ryan Lanza was the shooter because he happened to have the same name and lived in the same city? The news agencies start linking people to the guy's facebook and people were writing death threats and insults, etc? And the guy keeps saying how it wasn't him..?

    I heard about that: but there might be two Ryan Lanzas.

    It was Adam Lanza who did the shooting. But they have a Ryan Lanza in custody. I'm not sure if it's the same Ryan whose on Facebook.
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    Dec 14, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    damn those republiCUNTS! and they try to make it a lot easier for psychopaths to possess guns!

    Why are the republiCUNTS so evil?

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    Dec 14, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    IndyCub saiddamn those republiCUNTS! and they try to make it a lot easier for psychopaths to possess guns!

    Why are the republiCUNTS so evil?

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    Bad taste to bring politics into this so soon. icon_confused.gif

    EDIT: Why do I bother?
  • Webster666

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    Dec 14, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    Congratulations to all you REPUBLICANS and IRA gun whores.
    You've done it again.
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    Dec 14, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    IceBuckets said
    IndyCub saiddamn those republiCUNTS! and they try to make it a lot easier for psychopaths to possess guns!

    Why are the republiCUNTS so evil?

    RIP little angels icon_sad.gif

    Bad taste to bring politics into this so soon. icon_confused.gif

    EDIT: Why do I bother?

    you will never stop until you doom us all!

    I wish hell existed only for republiCUNTS to rotten in forever and ever but alas it doesn't exist!
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    Dec 14, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    IndyCub said
    IceBuckets said
    IndyCub saiddamn those republiCUNTS! and they try to make it a lot easier for psychopaths to possess guns!

    Why are the republiCUNTS so evil?

    RIP little angels icon_sad.gif

    Bad taste to bring politics into this so soon. icon_confused.gif

    EDIT: Why do I bother?

    you will never stop until you doom us all!

    I wish hell existed only for republiCUNTS to rotten in forever and ever but alas it doesn't exist!

    Who said I was one?

    And you're thinking of Circle IV. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 14, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    We need gun control laws now!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 15, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    swimguychicago saidWe need gun control laws now!


    I hope to god we finally.. FINALLY start talking some reasonable (not ridiculous) laws.. it has become so loose, its amazing WHO and HOW you can get guns!

    Of course the argument will be what are "reasonable" laws.....

    I have to say it... FUCK the NRA!
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    Dec 15, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    A facebook friend of mine simultaneously called for the decrease of teacher bargaining rights and the mandatory arming of teachers.

    Obviously he's on the fringe, but at what point do we realize that our priorities are not completely in line?

    This sounds silly, but part of me is a little afraid of moving back to the US and trying to be a high school teacher. Not just because of school shooting, but the attitudes that have taken root that enabled this to happen.

    With that said, I do know that there are responsible gun owners. Many of my friends own guns. I liked to shoot at the range. However, I do think that more regulations, tighter screenings, and fewer guns are needed. How to get to that point, I have no idea...
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    Dec 15, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    Actually the gunman was the 20 y/o, Adam Lanza

    https://www.facebook.com/dave.lan.31

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    Dec 15, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    Another triumph for the NRA & Republicans. Why weren't those 5-year-olds carrying guns to defend themselves?
  • metta

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    Dec 15, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidActually the gunman was the 20 y/o, Adam Lanza

    https://www.facebook.com/dave.lan.31



    It looks like they took the page down. I saw a photo of him before they did. I wonder what he wrote on his wrist. Very little was on his fb page but it looked disturbing.
  • TheBizMan

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    Dec 15, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    S34n05 saidActually the gunman was the 20 y/o, Adam Lanza

    https://www.facebook.com/dave.lan.31



    It looks like they took the page down. I saw a photo of him before they did.

    He looked surprisingly normal
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Dec 15, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    It is NOT too early to throw politics into the mix here.

    EVERY NRA member and EVERY registered Republican had their hands on the trigger to murder those children. EVERY ONE.

    Tonight, I encourage every one of you that is represented by a Democrat in the US House and/or Senate to e-mail, Tweet, or snail mail them to introduce, or sign on to a bill for strict and tight gun control in the US. If you are represented by a Republican, let them know this outrage and their support of hate groups like the NRA ends here and now.
  • metta

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    Dec 15, 2012 8:39 AM GMT
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