Honor the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

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    Dec 17, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    I can appreciate all the posts people are putting up in support of the shooting victims and their families. But may I please be so bold as to ask people to take a moment stop putting up posts either for or against gun control. I just find it it poor taste so soon after the shooting. If a man dies of a heart attack at 60, You don't start talking about "if only he exercised more or ate healthy". You console the family and let them know you care. Remember, there are families grieving right now and I am pretty sure they have Facebook. I'm sure the last thing they want to see is people bickering back and forth For or Against stricter gun control. Just my 2 cents.
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    Dec 17, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    You're welcome to your opinion but you're not welcome to try and silence those of us who are tired of the NRA controlling the conservation in this country. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 17, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidYou're welcome to your opinion but you're not welcome to try and silence those of us who are tired of the NRA controlling the conservation in this country. icon_rolleyes.gif


    So said the repulsive partisan possessed by magical thinking with no sense of grace, humility or real compassion.
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    Dec 17, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidYou're welcome to your opinion but you're not welcome to try and silence those of us who are tired of the NRA controlling the conservation in this country. icon_rolleyes.gif


    So said the repulsive partisan possessed by magical thinking with no sense of grace, humility or real compassion.


    We're very aware of your pro-dead children arguments, so you can fuck off.
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    Dec 17, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    September 11, 2001 WAS NOT THE TIME to discuss terrorism, RIGHT?


    If you visit the NRA.ORG website, you will see NOTHING regarding this tragedy:

    They offer plenty of current news about their legislative victories, and about their enemies,

    but NOT A WORD ABOUT THE VICTIMS AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.


    If we don't speak about this tragedy, we dishonor the victims.

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    Dec 17, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    The best way to honor the victims right now is to stay out of it and let the families handle their grief.

    Did anyone notice the massive arsenal of media cameras in the familys' faces?

    I'll express more public sentiment after the dust has settled. For now, brainstorming ways of preventing more shit like this is the better thing to be doing.
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    Dec 17, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    " brainstorming ways of preventing more shit like this is the better thing to be doing." seems to be the point of these RJ forums and thousands of other online forums.

    SILENCE on this topic does not honor the victims.
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    Dec 17, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Prometheus said, " I just find it it poor taste so soon after the shooting. If a man dies of a heart attack at 60, You don't start talking about "if only he exercised more or ate healthy"

    I think a more accurate analogy would be a man dying of a heart attack and a discussion opens up about accessible and better health care. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    As a bro who has a family collection of 20+ handguns, rifles, shotguns etc, AND someone who has always had a firearms permit/conceal carry permit, AND has never killed anything with a gun (and don't plan to), I certainly was glad to have a .45ACP under my bed when someone tried to kick in the front door of my home in the middle of the night, setting off the alarm.

    This is a tragedy. Innocent children were killed by someone who was obviously twisted and not right in the head. Her guns should have been locked, with the ammo stored separately. Her children should not have had access to the keys to the gun locks or the gun safe.

    Do we need guns? Depends on the context. Do we need them to kill innocent people? No. Does it happen? Sadly, yes. However, there are people who legally own guns and have used them in defense of their lives and the lives of their family members...even sometimes to defend the life of a stranger.

    It's more important to focus on getting a grip on the black market of guns in the United States and keeping guns out of the hands of those who are intending to do harm, rather than those that own them for sport or self-defense. Furthermore, until we as a nation do more to remove the stigma of mental health awareness and treatment, those in need of help before it is too late unfortunately suffer, and sometimes with consequences far reaching beyond their own family.
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    Dec 19, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    Sandy Hook Parent Sends Message To NRA: 'Return This Country Their Kids'

    WASHINGTON -- Andrei Nikitchyuk, whose 8-year-old son escaped violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, had a message Tuesday for the National Rifle Association: Think of the children who could be saved in the future if stricter gun control laws are enacted.

    ]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/sandy-hook-parent-speaks-_n_2323558.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing6%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D247372[/
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    Dec 19, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    Even the NRA knows that the Sandy Hook tragedy changes their business as usual.

    WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association on Tuesday said it was prepared to offer "meaningful contributions" to ensure that events such as the massacre of 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., "never happen again."

    The NRA said it planned to hold a major news conference on Friday, but did not say what it would announce.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/nra-responds-sandy-hook_n_2325059.html