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On Gun Control and the Sandy Hook Shooting
Wall Street Journal Law Blog ^ | 12/14/12

Posted on 12/15/2012 9:47:45 AM PST by AtlasStalled

In connection with reading the above-linked story I saw an accompanying posted comment by somebody which states "there is going to be another gun massacre coming very soon." At first I dismissed it as a cynical opinion in poor taste so soon after this tragedy but upon later reflection it struck me as a tad creepy. Am I making too much of it?

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/15/2012 9:47:48 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Probably. I see liberals make absurd statements like that all the time. Throw enough darts and you will eventually hit something.

2 posted on 12/15/2012 9:56:26 AM PST by CommieCutter
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To: AtlasStalled

If a liberal posted that, they’re hoping another horror happens, and soon.

“The worse things are, the better.” - V.I. Lenin, 1917

3 posted on 12/15/2012 9:56:31 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: AtlasStalled

Same same:


It’s the Bill of Rights for God’s sakes! Trash one trash ‘em all!!!

4 posted on 12/15/2012 9:56:55 AM PST by Happy Rain (Ever since Marx, the Left have always expected evil be the sole property of Government.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Mass-shootings only happen in “gun-free” zones.

5 posted on 12/15/2012 9:59:41 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: AtlasStalled

I don’t think you’re making too much out of it. Lots of reasons why .... most are fairly apparent to folks who are conservative .... the Leftists are on another planet.

6 posted on 12/15/2012 10:04:03 AM PST by MissMagnolia
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To: AtlasStalled
"Mary wrote:

"Simple minded people think if you make laws, everyone will follow them, despite evidence everywhere that is not the case, the biggest proof is illegal drugs. . . ."

I would say that illegal drugs and prescribed pharmaceutical mind-altering drugs are the real problem not guns.

I recall when you could mail order guns out of magazines (IIRC and even comic books) and there were damn few almost no prescribed pharmaceutical mind-altering drugs and mass shootings. Gun fire at the local public school was the rifle team practicing.

The MSM employees do I lot of "reporting" about guns that more often than not segue way into an ad for more gun control..

all that as pharmaceutical advertising dollars forbid the MSM employees from talking about prescribed pharmaceutical mind-altering drugs the killer was (I bet) using -- it's been the same with all the other shooters.

7 posted on 12/15/2012 10:08:11 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: AtlasStalled

Mass shooting NEVER happen at NRA conventions, gun shows, or at gun rangers.

That is NOT a coincidence.

8 posted on 12/15/2012 10:12:56 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Also called “baited fields” for predators.

Fact but not MSN recognized fact so not fact damn us all!

9 posted on 12/15/2012 10:15:00 AM PST by Happy Rain (Ever since Marx, the Left have always expected evil be the sole property of Government.)
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To: AtlasStalled
Some resources on school threats for consideration. (There’s some old news here, but evil, terrorism and massacres never go out of style.)

Terrorists – coming to a school near you
Police ill-equipped to defend against an American Beslan
Published: 04/02/2007 at 1:00 AM

Note: Killology Research Group website does not seem to still be actively updated.

Mass Slaughter In Our Schools: The Terrorists' Chilling Plan?
By Chuck Remsberg
Senior PoliceOne Contributor

School Safety Notes and Articles About School Safety by Col. Grossman
Preventing School Violence
School Shooting Contingency Plans & Considerations
”Preparing for School Attacks" published in The Police Marksman

School Safety Notes, Articles, And Links About School Safety by Other Authors
Rise in 'shool terror attacks' - New Important Article
A School Lockdown/Emergency Drill Success Story
Rapid Response/Active Shooter Lesson Plan
Safe 2 Tell

10 posted on 12/15/2012 10:18:15 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control. It's about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: AtlasStalled
Given the way it was stated, I don't think you're making too much of it.

I would suggest that you (or someone) give the FBI a call and report it as a possible threat to public safety. Sounds to me like something that probably ought to be looked into.

11 posted on 12/15/2012 10:20:30 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: AtlasStalled
Am I making too much of it?

A lot of that determination depends upon whether you consider the words prophetic (foretelling of a sensed event yet to come) or projected (warn of a planned event).

In the prophetic sense I believe that it is entirely logical to believe another similar event will take place. It is an unfortunate side-effect of our times. The danger is if someone is setting out tell-tales of a specific plot.

12 posted on 12/15/2012 10:23:09 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: AtlasStalled

First, there are already more than 20,000 gun control laws actively on the books today and none of them prevented this tragedy. Second, millions upon million of people in America own guns and 99.9999% of them have never and will never do anything like this.

So, let’s lose the hysteria and analyze the facts - a PERSON did this, NOT a hunk of steel. In Portland, a PERSON killed two people in the mall, NOT a hunk of steel! In Denver, a PERSON shot up the theater, NOT a hunk of steel!!

NONE of these facts will matter to the gun-grabbing nanny-staters, because they focus solely on the gun and nothing else. So, what happens if ALL guns are outlawed and forcibly collected by the feds? Someone bent on committing mass murder may turn to knives, hatchets, chainsaws or machetes. So, we outlaw those. The next person to commit a heinous crime may use a bat, poison, poison gas or a semi-tractor. And the one after that may use a car, a pen or pencil, a rock, his hands . . . . . . so when do we blame the PERSON and NOT the inanimate weapon!???

The fact remains that until the left understands that murdering humans by ANY means including their favorite method, abortion, human life will be valueless and more copycats will come out to exercise their demented mass murder of innocent people.

All of that said, it occurs to me that the gun-grabbers are from the leftist school of complete control. What that means is that if 1 person commits a gun crime then, under the leftist theory of the “collective” and “groupthink”, they believe that ALL gun owners will commit mass murder unless they eliminate guns (good luck with that!). So, the calls for more gun control by the left after these incidents is twofold - eliminate the “balance of power” the Founding Fathers so carefully wove into the Constitution and gain total control over the people.

Another part that affects all of this is the fact that laws, whether gun laws, robbery laws, or whatever, are written solely to affect law-abiding citizens. People who commit crimes are called “outlaws” and criminals because they DON’T adhere to the laws created to control or stop their illegal activities.

So, should the left create additional gun control laws, will it prevent the next gun-related crime? Of course not. Laws only affect those of us who obey them. Those who disregard the law won’t be stopped from committing whatever crime they want to commit.

As a final note, Adam Lanza did not own the guns he used to murder all of the people at Sandy Hook Elementary. They were his mother’s guns and they were all legally purchased and registered. Which begs the question, what will any NEW gun control laws accomplish?

13 posted on 12/15/2012 11:31:23 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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14 posted on 12/15/2012 11:51:56 AM PST by MtnMan101
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