School shootings - page 2

I read this on Twitter today: "The 31st school shooting of 2017 took place today. The 239th since Newtown. Name one thing we're doing to stop the slaughter of our kids." It saddens me that... Read More

  1. by   Farawyn
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    Those thoughts and prayers continue to keep our children safe, don't they?

    We've clearly demonstrated that guns are more important than childrens' lives. Everyone bows to the 2nd amendment. It's so effed up.
    This sounds horrible, but I had a non reaction to this. Another white kid/man with a gun shooting up a school? How very AMERICAN.
    My heart is turning black.
  2. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from Farawyn
    This sounds horrible, but I had a non reaction to this. Another white kid/man with a gun shooting up a school? How very AMERICAN.
    My heart is turning black.
    I hear you. How sad that guns, school shootings, and INACTION define us as a country.
  3. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from Farawyn
    This sounds horrible, but I had a non reaction to this. Another white kid/man with a gun shooting up a school? How very AMERICAN.
    My heart is turning black.
    You are absolutely right, Farawyn. Even though it happened in my state, I didn't have much of a reaction to it.

    And the response of the Teabagger governor has been a real YAWN; prayer.

    Yes, you read that right, prayer. He also suggested prayer to combat the high gun murder rate in Louisville. Of course, thinking people scoffed at the idea.

    And a lawmaker here (they aren't the sharpest tools in the shed), has introduced a bill to have armed marshalls placed in schools.

    Yes, because we all know the answer to gun violence is to introduce more guns into the system.

    Meanwhile, the state has NO law regulating the safe storage of firearms. And the shooter took mom's gun out of the closet and killed his classmates.

    How about lawmakers introducing a law on the safe storage of firearms?

    BTW, KY lawmakers have some of the highest ratings by the NRA. They are endorsed by a terrorist group. Too bad more people can't see how this terrorist group is more likely to kill them than ISIS.
  4. by   toomuchbaloney
    We now know that the NRA shuttled money from Russians to conservative candidates.
  5. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    We now know that the NRA shuttled money from Russians to conservative candidates.
    I heard something about this on NPR. I think a watchdog group has asked the DOJ to investigate, if I am remembering correctly.

    Donnie Jr. meet with a Russian at the national NRA convention in Louisville last year.
  6. by   Lil Nel
    The star of the latest school shooting: the beloved AR-15, once again the weapon of choice of mass shooters everywhere!

    Good grief.

    It must be an idiot proof weapon for those intent on killing the highest number of people, in a relatively short amount of time.

    I attended Advocacy Day at the KY State House today with Moms Demand Action On Gun Violence. There are three gun bills touted by the terrorist group, the NRA, before state lawmakers.

    Fortunately, the state is screwed up in so many other ways, that the gun bills may languish while lawmakers tackle other issues such as teacher pensions.
  7. by   toomuchbaloney
    Yep.
    The AR 15 did what it was designed to do.
    The indoctrinated are now busily arguing the semantics of weapon naming and the gawd given right to own wmds.
  8. by   Lil Nel
    My question is this: Where does a kid expelled from high school, working at a Dollar General store, get the money for all of the weapons he had? Is this a case of a parent enabling a troubled child (like Adam Lanza's mother did), in an effort to curb that child's behavior?

    From what I read in the NY Times, most of the kids who attended school with the shooter knew of his love of guns and violent behavior. I would be shocked if a job at Dollar General pays much more than minimum wage. So, where did the money come from for the guns and ammo?
  9. by   Lil Nel
    The Governor of Kentucky, which just another school shooting last month, issued a statement to the media in which he actually stated that guns aren't the problem.

    The problem, according to Matt Bevin, is a culture that doesn't respect life. And he then cited violent video games, etc.

    While I don't disagree with his assessment of the effect(s) of violent video games on society, to claim that easy access to guns has nothing to do with these mass shootings is beyond ridiculous.

    But of course, Matt Bevin is busy trying to score that high grade with a terrorist organization that no doubt helped to fund his gubernatorial race. I voted against Matt Bevin during his first run for governor, and if he runs again, I will vote against him again.
  10. by   nursej22
    I would like every politician who is resistant to measures to reduce gun deaths to watch the cell phone videos that are available online, and then tell me how thoughts and prayers are going to prevent the slaughter of children.

    I want them to watch and listen to the terror in those kids voices and talk to be about protecting 2nd Amendment rights.

    Florida high school shooting suspect confessed, police say - CNN

    And they need to stop blaming the victims for not reporting and moms who work outside the home.
  11. by   MunoRN
    Immediately after the shooting from the students' perspective:
    LiveLeak.com - Parkland High Shooting - Human Emotion As Students Evacuated
  12. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from MunoRN
    Immediately after the shooting from the students' perspective:
    LiveLeak.com - Parkland High Shooting - Human Emotion As Students Evacuated
    Have you read any of the comments on that page? WTF is wrong with people???
  13. by   MunoRN
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    Have you read any of the comments on that page? WTF is wrong with people???
    I usually don't read the comments on Liveleak, it's generally not populated with the finest minds in our society. I do find it a useful medium though, I often come across "breaking news" stories that I actually already saw a week ago on Liveleak.

    I did look for a source other than Liveleak for the video, and nobody else was carrying it, which is a valid criticism of the media: This is the most impactful video on the issue of school mass violence yet the media, who's job it is to help everyone understand what the issues, find anything that's too accurate to be unpleasant, so they try and make something innately unpleasant pleasant, and as a result they have failed their basic responsibility.

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