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    27 dead, including 18 kids, in CT elementary school shooting

    More than two dozen people, mostly elementary school children, were shot and killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school this morning, federal and state sources tell ABC News.

    The massacre involved two gunmen and prompted the town of Newtown to lock down all of its schools and draw SWAT teams to the school, authorities said today.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/27-people-d...6#.UMtyQWfsbyI

    Absolutely disgusting. My thoughts are with the families of these kids...

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    I hope this doesn't devolve into another political ****storm. This is just too ****ed up to even try and explain.
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    I don't care if it's too soon, it's time to talk about how easy it is for crazy people to obtain guns in this country.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    I don't care if it's too soon, it's time to talk about how easy it is for crazy people to obtain guns in this country.
    I think this might spur some discussion there. Especially with the reelection behind him, Obama has no reason not to bring it up. It's one thing to have adults killed, but knowing that small children were gunned down is going to pull on the heartstrings of millions of Americans.

    The only other thing I'm going to say about this is the ****ing NRA better not show up there and do one of their rallies. They love to show up and do damage control as early as possible when this stuff happens, but this is a situation where it's neither the time nor the place...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    I don't care if it's too soon, it's time to talk about how easy it is for crazy people to obtain guns in this country.
    semi-automatic guns, at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/27-people-d...6#.UMtyQWfsbyI

    Absolutely disgusting. My thoughts are with the families of these kids...
    i feel sick to my stomach, i couldnt even imagine the pain these families are dealing with. there has to be reform with our gun laws. it is not ok for someone to be able to shoot 100 rounds in a couple of seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jared81 View Post
    i feel sick to my stomach, i couldnt even imagine the pain these families are dealing with. there has to be reform with our gun laws. it is not ok for someone to be able to shoot 100 rounds in a couple of seconds.
    I'm not advocating for any changes, before people think that's what I'm saying, but this has to bring into the spotlight that there is no reason for a civilian to own an automatic weapon. Handguns, shotguns, and rifles all have daily functions that can be logically justified. Assault guns and other automatic weapons have no use for anyone outside of the military and law enforcement. It's something that at least needs to be discussed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    I'm not advocating for any changes, before people think that's what I'm saying, but this has to bring into the spotlight that there is no reason for a civilian to own an automatic weapon. Handguns, shotguns, and rifles all have daily functions that can be logically justified. Assault guns and other automatic weapons have no use for anyone outside of the military and law enforcement. It's something that at least needs to be discussed...
    trust me man, i agree. i dont own a gun but i think it is perfectly fine to own a hand fun and maybe a rifle. but when you get to the point where you have assault rifles, machine guns, body armour, etc, that is just way too much and something has to change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    I'm not advocating for any changes, before people think that's what I'm saying, but this has to bring into the spotlight that there is no reason for a civilian to own an automatic weapon. Handguns, shotguns, and rifles all have daily functions that can be logically justified. Assault guns and other automatic weapons have no use for anyone outside of the military and law enforcement. It's something that at least needs to be discussed...
    And if the guy had used a shotgun instead and less people were murdered what do we say then? I know it's a really ed up issue and there might not even be a resolution.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    And if the guy had used a shotgun instead and less people were murdered what do we say then? I know it's a really ed up issue and there might not even be a resolution.
    We all know we're never going to be rid of guns. They have become an American identity. It's the whole cowboy culture. However, if this guy had a shotgun instead of a semi-automatic weapon, would he have been able to kill 20 kids still? Or would he have been limited to maybe a couple before he was taken down? Guns will never go away, but we can limit the ability of people to own the ones that are designed solely for the purpose of killing as many things as possible in a short amount of time...
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