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#1 Dec 14 2012 at 12:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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News is still coming in, but it seems like 27 people are dead at an elementary school in CT, most of them children. Rumors I've heard is that the father of a kindergartener there was the shooter.

How do we think this'll go? Motives? Public reaction? Gun policy changes?

Edit More info: Suspect's name is Ryan Lanza, 24, white, from NJ. Rumors now say he killed his father at home, then drove to the school to kill his mother, who works there.

Edited, Dec 14th 2012 2:35pm by LockeColeMA

Edit2: New update! Shooter is now listed as Adam Lanza, 20. He had been carrying his brother Ryan's ID, hence why he was misnamed.

Edited, Dec 14th 2012 4:31pm by LockeColeMA
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#2 Dec 14 2012 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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Rumors I've heard is that the father of a kindergartener there was the shooter.


BBC was suggesting a 20 year-old with "ties to the school".

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How do we think this'll go? Motives? Public reaction? Gun policy changes?


The usual. You know the drill.


Ugh.
#3 Dec 14 2012 at 12:48 PM Rating: Good
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The answer is more guns. Arm the kids, and this wouldn't have happened.
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Ugh, saw that, too many shootings lately. Smiley: frown

What is it about the holidays that makes people want to kill other people?
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The traffic.
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Wait what, I thought all we had for today was some Chinese guy stabbing children at an elementary school. Couldn't anyone have let either of them know the day was double booked?
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It's bad enough when a high school student goes ******* after years of torment or some wackjob opens fire in a public theatre or mall, but to target an Elementary school specifically? Throw his body to the wolves; the coward doesn't even deserve a proper burial, IMO.
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Wait what, I thought all we had for today was some Chinese guy stabbing children at an elementary school. Couldn't anyone have let either of them know the day was double booked?


If it helps, I believe it's tomorrow there already.
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Guns don't kill people.
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Guns don't kill people.

Bullets do.

Edit: There's no consitutional protection for bullets. BAN BULLETS NAO.

Edited, Dec 14th 2012 1:17pm by BrownDuck
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From what I read online, guy's name was Ryan Lanza. Found his facebook... white guy. Likes Mass Effect.

... bet he played as Renegade Shepard Smiley: glare

I could have the wrong guy, of course.
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From what I read online, guy's name was Ryan Lanza. Found his facebook... white guy. Likes Mass Effect.

... bet he played as Renegade Shepard Smiley: glare

I could have the wrong guy, of course.


Unlikely. Although there is a lot of hate pages popping up on facebook. I am curious on the motive behind killing a bunch of kids though.

Edit: Ok assuming he was after his mother, why would he kill over a dozen kids in the process. Last I checked just the mere sight and sound of a gun is enough to scare them off.

Edited, Dec 14th 2012 2:49pm by Criminy
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Hmm 16.... sounds about right.
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22.

I have no morals apparently. Smiley: rolleyes
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Edit: Ok assuming he was after his mother, why would he kill over a dozen kids in the process. Last I checked just the mere sight and sound of a gun is enough to scare them off.
Eliminating witnesses, maybe. Or simply mentally unstable. Not sure there's really anything to gain from trying to figure out his motive on that part.
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#17 Dec 14 2012 at 3:01 PM Rating: Excellent
Fox news is already blaming video games.

Also, I could take 25 5 year old, apparently.

Edited, Dec 14th 2012 4:04pm by Omegavegeta
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22.

I have no morals apparently. Smiley: rolleyes


Same for me, lets go get some lunch money.
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A disappointing side story that's resulted:

Internet Identifies, Threatens Wrong Man as Newtown Shooter
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Even if it was the right dude, why would anyone threaten a guy who's already dead?
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New update is that the shooter is Adam Lanza, who was carrying his brother Ryan's ID (hence why they thought he was Ryan Lanza). The guy is 20 after all.
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#22 Dec 14 2012 at 3:33 PM Rating: Good
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Merry Christmas! I wonder how many people get a firearm as a gift this year?
Baby Jesus would approve......
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Wow... just wow... FUBAR.
Brit looking in from the outside here... when the **** are you going to get a lid on this over there?
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As always, The Onion is in top form. I'm so proud to share a hometown with this publication.

Can't even share the link because it has the word fuck in it. Should eliminate the filter in =4.

It's the top story. http://www.theonion.com/

Edited, Dec 14th 2012 5:27pm by Paskil
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Even if it was the right dude, why would anyone threaten a guy who's already dead?


Because people are stupid.

Terry Goodkind was onto something when he made those Wizard's Rules.
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Thank God. If we don't murder a couple dozen children now and then, how else will the government know we're serious about overthrowing tyranny.

Throw their tiny corpses in with the rest of the cashed checks for those precious 2nd Amendment freedoms.
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