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Gun Control: Ask Shooting Victim's Mom: Trayvon's mom talks about issue in wake of Newtown
The Root ^ | December 18, 2012 | Edward Wyckoff Williams

Posted on 01/01/2013 1:18:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

America the beautiful, with all its celebration of democratic freedoms, has become a place where children are gunned down in their first-grade classrooms, and teenagers are killed walking home with Skittles and iced tea.

The latest blight on the nation's social consciousness is a massacre of unconscionable proportion: A lone gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, entered a Connecticut elementary school last week and used a semi-automatic rifle to unleash carnage by killing 20 children, all age 6 or 7, and six adults -- schoolteachers and staff. Lanza had killed his own mother in her home, reportedly shooting her in the face, before traveling to the school.

This follows a series of similar tragedies: from the 2010 shooting outside a Safeway in Tuscon, Ariz., to the Dark Knight movie theater killings in Colorado, the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin -- and eerily familiar stories in Oregon, Washington and California.

The common denominator? Guns.

The recent shootings in Newtown, Conn., have prompted heated conversation about America's firearms obsession. The country seems to have a love affair with guns -- and it is the most vulnerable among us who all too often pay the price.

Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin -- whose death at the hands of unofficial neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman caused a national uproar -- spoke exclusively to The Root following the Newtown school massacre. "I feel bad for the families of these little boys and girls," she said. "The parents have a long road of healing ahead."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; newtown; sandyhook; trayvon; zimmerman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Edward Wyckoff Whackoff Williams.

FMCDH(BITS)

21 posted on 01/01/2013 2:22:55 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Autopsy results, and shell casings at the scene.


22 posted on 01/01/2013 2:28:07 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: carriage_hill

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23 posted on 01/01/2013 2:32:02 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a fact that these drug gangs in the inner cities are armed to the teeth with all the guns their drug money can buy. No one is asking, “Why is this?”

When Chicago records 523 homicides in one year, no one is asking, “Why is this?”

Well, I have an answer for all my zero-information Americans: It’s the illegal drug industry that’s driving all the homicides—with the best guns that money can buy (you see, the drug business is big money).

So, I have a modest proposal: Let’s get rid of the drugs.

Keep the guns in the hands of the law-abiding gun owners who will need to protect themselves when the thugs have no drugs to sell and come after our property (which I suspect, Travon Martin was getting prepared to do).


24 posted on 01/01/2013 2:41:12 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Dead Corpse

F**CKING LIAR!!!! Trayvon was doing a LOT more than just walking along with his snack when he was shot! Do these scum-sucking “journalists” lack even the SLIGHTEST inclination to tell the TRUTH?


25 posted on 01/01/2013 2:42:01 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One of the main reasons that law abiding citizens need their weapons is the Gangsta attitude of people like Trayvon display in person and even on their social media pages. His parents should have modified and changed that attitude long ago. Now she wants to act like he was a total angle and she has a halo. BS BS and more BS.
The evidence shows that he attacked and physically assaulted and battered a legally armed citizen to the point that this citizen, fearing for his life, used deadly force to stop the attack.
I believe that the trials, if they do manage to get this to trial, will clearly show this to be fact and truth.
26 posted on 01/01/2013 2:51:19 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So you are saying that no medical examiner is qualified to identify a bullet wound?

That's exactly what I'm saying and you know it. There is absolutely no way to identify the caliber of a bullet hitting a body based on the entrance wound until the bullet is recovered.

27 posted on 01/01/2013 2:57:14 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The family of criminals have become a joke insofar as being an authority on anything, including childrearing. Why would any rational person use her as an authoritative source about firearms? or anything else?
28 posted on 01/01/2013 2:57:26 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Autopsy results,

The coroner's statements were made on scene, there had been no autopsies performed.............

29 posted on 01/01/2013 3:02:48 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If only she were as passionate about raising a decent son. Well, I’m off to buy some skittles and tea, and not assault anyone on the way home.


30 posted on 01/01/2013 3:04:49 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle
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To: Hot Tabasco

Ah, but the quantity of casings would have been a strong indicator.

I don’t think we’ll ever get the real details of this incident.


31 posted on 01/01/2013 3:05:04 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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The Place for Conservatives

Happy New Year!!

32 posted on 01/01/2013 3:07:13 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Ah, but the quantity of casings would have been a strong indicator.

Could be but who reported that?

33 posted on 01/01/2013 3:08:33 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “family” should be niggardly with their public comments. They seem quite uninformed.


34 posted on 01/01/2013 3:13:15 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle
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To: Hot Tabasco

Not reported, but if the coroner (or police) observed a high ratio of rifle to pistol casings....

Like I said, we’ll probably never know with certainty.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 3:13:51 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
There's still no explanation as to why the initial reports stated that the alleged "assault weapon" was found in the kid's car..........

Until that question is answered sufficiently to convince me that an assault weapon was indeed used on the children in the school then I will continue to question all the alleged information that's being put out by the MSM.....

Is that too much to ask?

36 posted on 01/01/2013 3:15:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: carriage_hill

Adam Lanza committed horrific crimes.

For such, he should forfeit all of his rights.

That is all.


37 posted on 01/01/2013 3:19:44 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I agree the “gun in the car” hasn’t been clarified, although I have seen mention that it was a Mossberg 500 shotgun (which would look like an “assault weapon” to the MSM).

And yes, it is too much to ask for information without bias and an agenda from the MSM. ;)

Happy New Year.


38 posted on 01/01/2013 3:20:10 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guess what the ‘common denominator’ in about 95% of the

crime in my general vicinity is? (hint:not guns)


39 posted on 01/01/2013 3:27:01 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: americas.best.days...

Are they white hispanics?


40 posted on 01/01/2013 3:29:36 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle
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