Connecticut Shooting

Connecticut Shooting

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:46 pm

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Re: Gun Control Kills Again

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:54 pm

CBS is reporting at least 27 dead including 14 children, this is bad.
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Re: Gun Control Kills Again

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:57 pm

This is not good at all! :sick:
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Re: Gun Control Kills Again

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:40 pm

Like I said in another post ..... what is it with that generation??? Can't handle life, so they have to take it out on everyone else?? *censored*. :mad:

Of course, God forbid you allow someone in the school the ability to defend themselves. Only God knows how many innocent lives COULD have been saved by taking this jerk out right away ...
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Re: Gun Control Kills Again

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:51 pm

SMITTY wrote: ..... what is it with that generation???


There was psychologist on Fox that was suggesting it's related to technology and I think he may have had a point. You have the "one click" generation where life "is technology" and gratification is instant. They grow up where Interaction with other humans is through Facebook, the cell phone, youtube videos, video games or even a forum like this one. They are disassociated with life and once they are adults it's a cold hard slap of reality without the "edit" button. ;)
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Re: Gun Control Kills Again

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:53 pm

Makes sense to me. Watching all my buddies kids, faces planted in a tablet or iPhone every second of the day, it makes total sense to me. Glad I grew up when I did .. but wish I had grown up 40 years earlier!
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Re: Connecticut Shooting

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:56 pm

Now they are saying it's 20 children and 5 adults.
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Re: Connecticut Shooting

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:56 pm

Not good ... :shock: :( :no1:
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Re: Connecticut Shooting

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:01 pm

thinking about those kids literally makes me feel sick.....

horrible to go through that as a parent just because of some piece of crap.....

hug your kids / grandkids today...mine just got off the bus and i got tears in my eyes hugging her.
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Re: Connecticut Shooting

PostBy: Nomogas On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:02 pm

I pick my 5 year old granddaughter up two days each week Thursday and Friday. I am literally shaken up and tearful.What a tragedy.
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Re: Gun Control Kills Again

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:18 pm

He nailed it as far as my thoughts go. What a friggin shame :(
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SMITTY wrote: ..... what is it with that generation???


There was psychologist on Fox that was suggesting it's related to technology and I think he may have had a point. You have the "one click" generation where life "is technology" and gratification is instant. They grow up where Interaction with other humans is through Facebook, the cell phone, youtube videos, video games or even a forum like this one. They are disassociated with life and once they are adults it's a cold hard slap of reality without the "edit" button. ;)
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Re: Connecticut Shooting

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:53 pm

We were talking in work about how this relates to the Constitutional right to bear arms. I as well as many of you own arms.

When our Constitution was written it was implied that the surrounding people at that time had to a large degree a strong moral compass and reasonably lived with a set of norms such as kindness, compassion and a right and respect for life....in essense society had a set of life values. A strong religious background likely plays into that .

It may also be reasonable to suggest that the aformentioned societal values in society is increasingly in a big time decay. It is not getting better at least as far as I can see.

So we now have a delimma in America.

Is the right to bear arms as written in our Consitution still valid when it's Society (increasingly?) cannot be trusted with it's ominous responsibility?

I believe this shooting will initiate arms control based on that premise.

BTW, I'm a NRA Member.

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Re: Connecticut Shooting

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:59 pm

Uglysquirrel wrote:We were talking in work about how this relates to the Constitutional right to bear arms. I as well as many of you own arms.

When our Constitution was written it was implied that the surrounding people at that time had to a large degree a strong moral compass and reasonably lived with a set of norms such as kindness, compassion and a right and respect for life....in essense society had a set of life values. A strong religious background likely plays into that .

It may also be reasonable to suggest that the aformentioned societal values in society is increasingly in a big time decay. It is not getting better at least as far as I can see.

So we now have a delimma in America.

Is the right to bear arms as written in our Consitution still valid when it's Society (increasingly?) cannot be trusted with it's ominous responsibility?

I believe this shooting will initiate arms control based on that premise.

BTW, I'm a NRA Member.

Ug


I like your synopsis.... ;)
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Re: Connecticut Shooting

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:03 pm

The problem isn't HAVING the right, it's being PREVENTED from practicing it.

I bet none of these things happen in Kennesaw GA where every person over 18 is required by law to own a gun. :)

You also don't see them in places like Switzerland where the government issues weapons to everyone.

If the principal and the 7 teachers that were killed had been armed, I'm pretty sure at least one of them could have made a difference.
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Re: Connecticut Shooting

PostBy: mr1precision On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:11 pm

Its seems like this cupcake, instant gratification, everbody wins a trohpy generation is not able to cope with real life. I've seen so many in this cupcake geration including neices and nephews that have no social skills or morals. What a sad day! :(

Jpete I'm with you. The teachers should have been packing!
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