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KILLER ADAM LANZA 'OBSESSED' WITH VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES (Dynasty Warriors)
UK Express ^ | 12/18/12

Posted on 12/18/2012 5:01:24 PM PST by drewh

THE loner responsible for the sickening massacre was mentally ill, aggressive and had an unhealthy obsession for violent computer games, it emerged last night.

Cowardly Adam Lanza, 20, was driven to carry out the bloody killings after his parents split up and his friends alienated him, reports emerging from America revealed.

Chillingly, his favourite video game was said to be a shockingly violent fantasy war game called Dynasty Warriors which is thought to have given him inspiration to act on his darkest thoughts.

His easy access to a deadly arsenal – he learned how to shoot after his mother took him to local ranges – meant he was able to wreak revenge for his lonely existence.

His parents Nancy and Peter split up in 2009, and he is understood to have taken it particularly badly, but his emotional and social problems appear to have run much deeper.

He had not spoken to his 24-year-old older brother Ryan for more than two years.

High school colleagues said crazed Lanza was a member of the outcast “tech club” where boys who had trouble making friends with their peers played together.

He was vividly remembered as someone who had difficulty socialising with people.

He is said to have suffered from antisocial disorder Asperger’s syndrome and was known for being unable to empathise with others, suffering child-like violent tantrums.

(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: adamlanza; disorders; guncontrol; sandyhook; secondamendment; videogames

1 posted on 12/18/2012 5:01:32 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

I have family and friends who are gamers and I never heard of it


2 posted on 12/18/2012 5:08:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

It is a Japanese MMORPG popular among hacker and really deep in gamers because of the complexity of the setup and play. Imagine Warcraft crossed with Halo but with Pentagon super computer power behind it.

http://dynastywarriors.aeriagames.com/


3 posted on 12/18/2012 5:13:55 PM PST by mnehring
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To: drewh
They'll ban video games next.

They'll put it in with their "assault weapon" ban.

4 posted on 12/18/2012 5:13:58 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: drewh
THE loner responsible for the sickening massacre was mentally ill

That's all that's needed to be pointed out.

5 posted on 12/18/2012 5:14:17 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: GeronL

6 posted on 12/18/2012 5:14:36 PM PST by drewh
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To: GeronL

I just looked at some YouTube videos of the Dynasty Warrior series, It looks like a sword and sorcery type of game and not the tactical warfare genre that uses firearms. I don’t get the connection between this game and the shooting of children. Anybody have a different take?


7 posted on 12/18/2012 5:14:55 PM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

-CS Lewis
8 posted on 12/18/2012 5:17:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: D_Idaho

Not into those kind of games. Mostly war games here.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 5:18:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

The guy used a car to get to the school. Ban cars! He practiced shooting on video games. Ban video games! Ban anything, but don’t restrict crazy people; that’s not allowed.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 5:18:31 PM PST by roadcat
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To: mnehring

mostly into the war games around here


11 posted on 12/18/2012 5:18:42 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: D_Idaho
This gamr may have a grisly 'obseession' component to it like Dungeons and Dragons back in the day

I've also heard other reports he was addicted to Call of Duty 2

12 posted on 12/18/2012 5:18:58 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

High school colleagues said crazed Lanza was a member of the outcast “tech club” where boys who had trouble making friends with their peers played together.


The tech mob is only place where boring and maladjusted nerds are “cool” and their anti-social potential can be realized.

Remember when joining any tech cult in the marketplace. Listen carefully and think the opposite. The Marxist GE, Google and facebook nerd CEO’s should come to mind.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 5:23:44 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: cripplecreek
I don't think liberals are trying to do anything for our own good. I think that there is a severe psychological error in some people (liberals!) that makes them absolute, total control freaks. They get their rocks off by controlling every aspect of other people's lives.

They don't care about going good for people, they merely enjoy watching people bend to their will.

14 posted on 12/18/2012 5:24:03 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: drewh

How many millions of young males have been playing FPS for years now? If this was true, then wouldn’t we be seeing Sandy Hooks every day at this point?

I remember when games like Quake II were blamed for shootings, and that was going on 10 years ago.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 5:29:25 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: drewh

These ****ing morons do not have a clue what they are babbling on about.

If Americans want to take measures to address why this happens in our society, maybe they should start by addressing their staggering, colossal, blithering ignorance.

If they to know what a violent video game is, then perhaps they should check out the Manhunt series.

Dynasty Warriors is lol...


16 posted on 12/18/2012 5:34:01 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: drewh

Eh, the new-found fascination of FReepers with the British tabloid press needs to stop.

Took a look at the game - there are no guns, there’s no blood, no dismemberments or decapitations. There’s nothing REMOTELY “shockingly violent” about it. People just get hit with a sword or staff and fall over.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 5:34:01 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: SaraJohnson

Were it not for outcast “tech club” types, the computer you typed just your silly post on wouldn’t exist.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 5:35:26 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: drewh

Call of Duty 2 is 6 years old. You can barely find servers now. Probably Black:Ops 2.

I play COD World at War. It’s 2 generations up from COD2


19 posted on 12/18/2012 5:38:37 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: drewh

Some serial killers were obsessed with clowns. Others liked dead cats. I’m fed up with the 24/7 coverage of this thing. How many people died of Cancer today? How many died in car wrecks? Why aren’t there detailed 24/7 stories about the families of these tragedies?


20 posted on 12/18/2012 5:45:56 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: drewh

Um, Dynasty Warriors is about as violent as Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out.

Without the ear eating.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 5:50:41 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Dallas59
I’m fed up with the 24/7 coverage of this thing.

Indeed. This is the vulture MSM in its element. They want violence, mayhem, destruction. It's all about the ratings. They don't give a rat's ass about societal decay.

22 posted on 12/18/2012 6:07:05 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: roadcat

I am glad to see that not everybody is drawn into the frenzy that the media is busy whipping up to blame anything and anybody but the shooter. It’s like 1999(Columbine) all over again when I was busy defending video games that I never played on RPG forums because it doesn’t excuse the shooter(s) from killing people. Oh and the Dynasty Warriors series has been around for years, I would expect more than one murder rampage “inspired” by the series.

I don’t blame video games, I don’t blame guns, I don’t even know if Adam had seen Pulp Fiction or listened to death metal, Marilyn Manson or whatever act has been blamed in the past for, somehow, murdering people. I blame Adam, hey that is such a novel idea that maybe I should make it my tagline.


23 posted on 12/18/2012 6:27:21 PM PST by Merta (I blame Adam)
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To: drewh

You don’t see the Captain of the basketball team doing stuff like this. Girls get eating disorders when they can’t meet the Hollywood and Madison Avenue standards. Some boys get violent when they can’t meet the Hollywood and Madison Avenue standards. You want to know why the number of married people is dropping? Those men and women aren’t meeting the Hollywood and Madison Avenue standards. “The good ones are all taken.” Well, then find a “fair” one. I believe I’ve read that arranged marriages have fewer divorces. Hollywood has been telling us for years that you are supposed to immediately fall head over heels in love with your soulmate. I think it takes longer than that. A guy was writing today and giving advice to young men about dating. He was asking why a girl who spends an hour a night moisturizing her hair and who frets over eating more than a salad would want some loser guy? I’m wondering why any guy would want a woman like that. Does everybody need a “Trophy” wife or husband? There are a lot of people out there chasing perfection and getting sadly disappointed. What’s so bad about living in an average house and driving an average car and having an average family?


24 posted on 12/18/2012 7:00:24 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Shadow44
The attack was clearly the result of Dig Dug.
25 posted on 12/18/2012 7:11:28 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Merta
I am glad to see that not everybody is drawn into the frenzy that the media is busy whipping up to blame anything and anybody but the shooter.

One of the commentators to the article said 'Maybe the media should be blamed for the 24/7 coverage of these events, turning them into borderline anti-heroes that can "go out in a blaze of glory".'

Somewhat agreeable to this notion that the MSM is whipping up a frenzy, and may cause copy-cats who want their name splashed everywhere. But in the end, each of us has a moral duty to not cross a line whereby we do harm to innocents. The shooter is to blame; he was certainly nuts but also evil. I've played Doom and other video games for hours until completing all levels, yet I've not had the urge to cross the line and harm others (I also own guns).

26 posted on 12/18/2012 7:24:17 PM PST by roadcat
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To: blueunicorn6
What’s so bad about living in an average house and driving an average car and having an average family?

Nothing at all; as a matter of fact it's a good thing! Rolling Stones: "You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes well you might find You get what you need."

Wanting what you can't get is a lesson in frustration. Sometimes getting "it" is a disappointment. Knowing you have enough that you actually need can be comforting.

27 posted on 12/18/2012 7:34:48 PM PST by roadcat
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To: roadcat

That is because you are smarter than many of today’s “journalists” even with just two paragraphs. What the media does is it puts us in a tragic shell, making reality look cruel and barren. I blame them for my current depressive state of mind and also for putting a bigger spotlight on the killers than on the heroes who stood up and stopped a killing from even happening.

I hardly play any FPS games, as I get very sensitive about playing games like that, but I’ve never heard of one of them involving killing innocents to proceed through a game. I’ve also never played Dynasty Warriors but I will hypothesize that neither has anyone in the media who is reporting on stuff like this. People play video games to escape from real life and to do things they wouldn’t normally do and they usually play as heroes sent to rescue people from evil.

I remember the Columbine massacre from 1999, which this is feeling exactly like except with the added hurt angle of autism which I have. After the shootings happened, people like Joe Lieberman and others assigned blame to Doom for the murderous rampage there. Back then I was posting on two forums devoted to the RPG genre but I would get extremely angry when I would hear all of them blame a video game for something like that. You don’t shoot humans in Doom, you shoot aliens.

This is long I know but people are still buying Far Cry 3 and Mass Effect at the Best Buy that I work at. I think that there may be enough people, especially with the popularity of M-rated games, that this frenzy may just be futile as the frenzy over guns.


28 posted on 12/18/2012 7:53:59 PM PST by Merta (I blame Adam)
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To: Merta
What the media does is it puts us in a tragic shell, making reality look cruel and barren.

I hate the media today. In my youth, I read "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. He painted a portrait of a future world some 600 years from now, of instant news, goods and resources are plentiful, children are brainwashed in their education, citizens are conditioned to value consumption, and people enjoy drugs and recreational sex. A "savage" born outside this society is brought into the mix and doesn't like the environment he's thrust into, with the media badgering and following his every move.

Huxley wrote and published this in the early 1930's. But that society of 600 years from now appears oddly like our own. The MSM is berserk and destroying civility.

29 posted on 12/18/2012 8:19:39 PM PST by roadcat
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To: drewh
I've played several DW games - and they are over-the-top hack and slash games where you fight 100s of enemies per level. You play as different characters from the different dynasties during the Three Kindoms era of China. It's not a shooter and not bloody in the ways shooters are.

Not that it matters anyways - - the kid was seriously ill and sick - - and would have gotten the same message from listening to the Monkeys (RIP: Sam Kinison).

30 posted on 12/18/2012 8:38:25 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: roadcat

I’ve hated the media for years now, even before I heard of a political bias. The way that they kept on reporting on negative stories, plus what they did when JFK Jr. died really got into my craw. I wanted to play Chrono Trigger, for the SNES, more than watching the news and the end result is that some of my most nostalgic, and best, memories from my childhood were sitting in either the basement or my upstairs room and just playing a great video game that I loved to play with no care in the world. That is where the obsessiveness of my autism came in and it still does that now.

I’ve read A Brave New World also way after I read Fahrenheit 451. Both were great dystopian books and I really found it interesting how A Brave New World was all about a utopia without individualism, without the “old ways” of man and you had to take Soma to pretend that the world is perfect, right? I’ve always been a little bit of a contrarian, possibly even obsessed with individuality and reading that book made me think about those kinds of things.

What the MSM is doing is it is pointing out people we should be afraid of. Those channels all are pretty much Hollywood on your TV so the Liberal bias of Hollywood should, obviously, seep into the news programs. The news tells us when to feel happy, when to feel sad and when to get outraged. It is a very powerful tool for those who seek to enslave people for the good of the collective.

I can tell you about brainwashing as I have examples of the brainwashing I have witnessed, and yes we are spoiled to a point where an election was decided on the paranoia about birth control and abortion. Whether Obama really won or not doesn’t matter now because of the fog of war going on in the media institutions. We need our news and we need it now!


31 posted on 12/18/2012 8:40:01 PM PST by Merta (I blame Adam)
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To: Merta
I'm lifting information written by others regarding the differences between George Orwell and Aldous Huxley. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance... As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions."

It seems we are getting closer to losing that individuality you speak of. And this MSM is enslaving us for sake of the collective. God help us. (And damn the MSM!)

32 posted on 12/18/2012 9:28:47 PM PST by roadcat
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To: roadcat

I’ve read Animal Farm and found it to be a great read and I also liked his Catalonian book even if it showed George Orwell’s Socialist thoughts, it also did show how he evolved from a naive Socialist in support of anybody going against Franco to an individual who smelled a bigger threat in Josef Stalin. Orwell’s thoughts on the spread of information would come from the endless hagiographies spread about Stalin, and he was surprised when he learned that writing an Anti-Stalin book would be rejected. It is painful to believe that we have had people in powerful circles who actually defended and protected a mass murderer like him.

Huxley’s quote is interesting. We do have an infinite appetite for distractions and are lured into such by a media who seeks to represent all of our interests. That is why we have stories about certain celebrities and certain interests. If an entertainment figure is not relevant anymore than we push that person aside. Game designers and computer programmers who have become successful are marginalized, you know I don’t watch the news anymore, because of my earlier complaints. I haven’t for a while. I would possibly watch FOX News but I can find all the info I need on this site.

People are so easy to be hoodwinked and bribed. They are so easy to be corrupted. How does it feel to know that most single women voted for the status quo at my retail job and I am single myself. How do I feel to know that most of my generation wants more regulations in the world of healthcare? Much of my generation watches an avowed Leftist known as Jon Stewart because he is cool, hip and funny and they end up walking his walk.

And if somebody bribes us to vote for them, we don’t care. We have no dignity anymore, just keep that gravy train rolling. Higher taxes don’t matter because they won’t hit us but they’ll just hit the selfish rich guy with his yacht. Life is free so let’s pop out as many babies as possible with no concerns or regrets. While we’re at it let’s laugh with Jon Stewart as we eventually have “made in China” stamped on our country. Let’s not confront a professor, though I can blame myself, who brainwashes his students into Socialist indoctrination to become part of his activist army. As long as we can throw fetuses into dumpsters and have protected sex than it doesn’t matter if I have no healthcare because there are no fulltime jobs anymore.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 9:49:25 PM PST by Merta (I blame Adam)
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To: Merta

You are very wise about a great many things, my friend, and I have learned a new word (hagiographies). I have fallen into that trap of many distractions. That’s why Huxley’s quote leapt out at me. The MSM is hell-bent on over-doing the reports on this tragedy, with a focus on lurid or nonsensical details; the net effect is to overload the public and to distract us from what is really important. Truth is being buried by this avalanche. Libs are being redirected to attack Constitutional rights, and they can’t even see what they are doing to the detriment of all of us. (I’ll let you have the last word, I enjoy what you say.)


34 posted on 12/19/2012 12:09:09 AM PST by roadcat
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To: SaraJohnson; drewh

I just happened to watch an old “Criminal Minds” episode over the weekend. It was from 2011, but was eerily similar to this recent shooting, with the bad guy (”unsub”) not feeling pain. Also the outcast, loner, no empathy, etc. I was thinking “if a dumb TV show can profile these guys, too bad we can’t do it in real life and get them help”. Sorry - no mention of video games.

Excerpt synopsys:

Back at police HQ, the team presents its theory to the team: the original killer had a silent partner, someone so inconsequential in the high-school social scene that he would have never stood out. “This unsub was the outcast that the outcasts rejected,” Reid explains....

Later that night, the team finds Jerry has been beaten to death in the high school hallway. “This unsub doesn’t feel pain,” Reid theorizes, noting that the mystery man punched through a glass display case BEFORE savagely beating Jerry.

Hotch theorizes that the unsub never developed a sense of empathy because he has never felt pain. [Reid then explained some medical condition]...

So the unsub, already an outcast in high school, is super angry that he survived only to be shunned again...

CUT to the restaurant, where a bomb EXPLODES. Sure enough, Robert soon emerges to confront the special survivor clique that has gathered for a dinner.... Moments later, Emily, Hotch and Derek enter the restaurant to find Robert holding a gun to a woman’s head. “Before tonight, they didn’t know my name!” Robert rages....


35 posted on 12/19/2012 12:21:26 AM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Shadow44

>>I remember when games like Quake II were blamed for shootings, and that was going on 10 years ago.

I just looked and Quake II came out in ‘97 on computers and ‘99 for consoles, so well over 10 years ago most likely.

Yer gettin’ old. Hate to break it to you!

;-P


36 posted on 12/19/2012 4:29:20 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: roadcat

>The MSM is hell-bent on over-doing the reports on this tragedy, with a focus on lurid or nonsensical details; the net effect is to overload the public and to distract us from what is really important. Truth is being buried by this avalanche. Libs are being redirected to attack Constitutional rights, and they can’t even see what they are doing to the detriment of all of us.<

We are watching the systematic effort by a political class, which is blatantly, disgustingly determined to ignore any and all corrupt actions of its political darlings (F&F, Benghazi, to name the 2 most famous) to push for the very actions that history has proven will send innocents to death.


37 posted on 12/19/2012 6:24:38 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: roadcat

Thank you for the compliment and when regarding words that are not commonly used one of the best things to say is that “esoteric is esoteric”. Yet I am also not very wise. I will number a list of reasons why

1. I took a two year break from college out of the resistance to attend for one semester. That has delayed my development and my progress as a person.
2. If the Facebook profile was real than I possibly should’ve taken advantage of the conversation. A woman by the name of Grace Velasquez thought that I was handsome enough to be interested in a relationship with me. If her story was true, she inherited an oil exportation company which would mean that I would hardly have to work if I ended up even marrying her.
3. I wasn’t wise about the PS2, instead I was phobic of 3D graphics and MMOs
4. I wasn’t wise in my attitudes regarding 9/11 in 2001. I actually became interested in Conservatism when it came to the upcoming Iraq War at the time and I registered Republican and voted for George W. Bush.

Yeah, I mean I know that Stalin helped us in World War II but to ignore his dictatorship, the anti-semitic murders he did during a period of time....there is a place so cruel for thoughts like this to be stored.

Yeah, that is because the Media needs enemies to report on. They need psychologists and other people who may defame those of us who may be like the individual in some way. I guess I am sort of burned out by the whole thing, let’s mourn the children, cut the hysteria and say that what the killer(one killer) did was wrong. This isn’t an epidemic, nor is it a sign of a prevalent disease. Someone went mad and that is it. We cannot generalize based on the actions of a single individual, nor can we condemn guns based on ONE mass shooting.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 3:21:02 PM PST by Merta (I blame Adam)
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