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  • Radio Reports Another Shooting at Littleton, CO HS (Site of Columbine Shooting, Year After Newton)

    12/13/2013 12:21:17 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 97 replies
    WSB Radio, Atlanta
    Radio report says sheriff reports two shot, no more details. Wait for ABCNNBCBS to make even more publicity about this considering their reaction to Newton's anniversary tomorrow.
  • Sandy Hook killer took motive to his grave

    11/25/2013 6:49:09 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-25-13 | Matt Smith
    In the years leading up to the December 2012 massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, Adam Lanza went from a merely shy pre-teen to a mentally ill recluse obsessed with school shootings. But during that long descent, Lanza never gave anyone any indication that he would one day turn a gun on his mother and then storm his onetime grade school with a semiautomatic rifle, killing 20 first-graders and six adults, investigators reported Monday. And so Connecticut authorities closed the book on the second-deadliest shooting in U.S. history with the motive still a mystery. Lanza shot himself at the...
  • Hey Anti-gunner: Do you have any remorse over supporting gun-free zones?

    09/21/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT · by sdnet · 22 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-21 | Steve Adcock
    Inquiring minds want to know – to those who support gun free zones throughout the country, do you feel any remorse at all when so many high profile gun tragedies occur in, wait for it…gun free zones? The entire city of Chicago is a gun free zone. Yet, the city sees some of the highest crime in the nation, including a particularly hideous crime this week that took the lives of 3 people and wounded 23 others, including a 3-year old boy. Or what about Columbine? Sandy Hook? Virginia Tech? All gun free zones. But let’s not forget the Aurora...
  • Navy Yard Shooting Another Clinton Gun-Free Zone Fail

    09/17/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investot's Business Daily ^ | September 17, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: As the usual suspects call for stricter gun control, the fact remains that a gunman with two prior gun-crime arrests entered a secure military facility with a stolen ID and found no one able to shoot back. It was Fort Hood all over again. Aaron Alexis, a gunman whose prior behavioral warning signs were ignored, opens fire in an installation belonging to the most powerful military on Earth and those who protect our nation and design our weapons are not allowed to have a weapon to defend themselves. He was more equipped than the 12 people he killed on...
  • Terror: The Writing Is On The Wall

    04/24/2013 9:09:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | April 23, 2012 | Bradlee Dean
    “The system of terror was essential to Stalinism. … Terror was the creation to mold politically the control that they wanted.”– Condoleezza Rice, “Joseph Stalin: Red Terror” As we look back at the atrocities that have devastated America over the past 12 years since 9/11, one has to reflect upon history and see how it is that past dictators have profited from the use of “terror.” For example: Hitler was responsible for attacking his own Reichstag to start a world war. He perpetuated a war against the “enemies” he himself created. His propagandists had the Germans believing they were under...
  • On Columbine anniversary, survivor says gun bill fight isn’t over yet (Make it stop!)

    04/20/2013 4:07:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/20/2013 | By Liz Goodwin
    Katie Lyles was a sophomore at Columbine High School when her math class was interrupted by the sound of gunfire on April 20, 1999. She fled the class, and survived. But by the end of the day, she would find out that her lab partner from science class and one of her teachers were among the 13 people killed by a pair of seniors who went on a shooting rampage that day. Fourteen years later, Lyles, now an art teacher at an elementary school in the same Colorado community, decided to become an advocate for expanded background checks and other...
  • I survived the Columbine High School shooting

    04/20/2013 9:13:36 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 5 replies
    scholastic.com ^ | April 20, 2013 | Melissa Miller
    I was in the Columbine parking lot when I heard the first explosion. I thought it had to be a firecracker—some kind of senior prank. Then, I looked up and saw the backs of two guys in black trench coats. They were standing at the top of the hill near the rear entrance to the school. It was Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. I didn't know their names then, but I'd seen them around. My friends and I would move out of their way in the halls. They scared us. As Eric and Dylan turned around, I saw that they...
  • Cho's Chains and Klebold's Correspondence Still Matter

    04/10/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT · by IChing · 5 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/10/13 | Donald Joy
    I know I’m not the only one who remembers how, almost exactly 6 years ago at Virginia Tech, mass-murderer Seung-Hui Cho chained and padlocked the doors to an academic building shut. That was so that he could effectively trap his numerous (32 killed and 23 wounded) , defenseless victims inside – except for the handful who managed to breach and exit second story windows, suffering injuries from falling to the ground – and to keep the responding police outside for long, crucial minutes while he conducted his murderous rampage. Cho knew he’d face no armed opponent once he had his...
  • Overusing the 'bully' label

    03/24/2013 11:01:32 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-23-13 | susan eva porter
    Admittedly, digital media amplifies some of their mistakes and pours salt into wounds, but the behavior and reactions aren't new. What's new is our reaction to childhood aggression -- and our increasing impatience with children and readiness to label them when they make certain mistakes or experience pain. What caused this shift? In a word, Columbine, but not for the reasons many believe. Dave Cullen, in his book "Columbine," wrote that after the 1999 Colorado school massacre, the media crafted the explanation that shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had been bullied. They apparently hadn't been, but the nation --...
  • Answer, point-by-point, Columbine survivor Evan Todd's open letter to the President.

    02/25/2013 2:26:40 PM PST · by wouldilie · 4 replies
    Sign the petition! Evan Todd was wounded April 20th 1999 in the Columbine Massacre. He believes that the legislation the President is proposing to limit American's gun rights will fail. He is not the only person. Evan has penned an open letter to The President with one of the smartest, thorough explanations to date. The American people deserve to hear why The President disagrees. American's deserve better than talking points with flawed logic.
  • A Columbine Survivor Reaches Out To President Obama

    02/23/2013 12:11:25 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-13 | Skookum
    Let's set the parameters, before you read this article. First and foremost, I am a firm believer in gun control. A good site picture, a steady hand, timed breathing, and a smooth trigger squeeze all contribute to gun control and a tight grouping on your target. Being unfamiliar with your weapon or deficient on any of these components will mean poor gun control and imprecise shooting, which is a waste of ammunition. We all have different views on gun control. Most of the readers believe in the ability of the individual to defend himself against home intruders, strong arm thugs,...
  • Being Shot Gave This Columbine Survivor Strong Views on Gun Control— Here’s Why He Opposes More

    02/21/2013 6:39:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 19 February, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Evan Todd will never forget the day that Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris burst into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., intent on killing. How could he? He was the first student shot in the library during a massacre that claimed 12 students and one teacher and went down as one of the worst school assaults in U.S. history. Since that terrifying day, Todd has been active and open about his views on social and political issues, including gun control. But rather than fight against weapons, he’s been vocal that he doesn’t believe firearms are the culprit. In fact, the...
  • Yes, Columbine Had Armed Guards—And They Saved Lives

    12/25/2012 11:01:02 AM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 25, 2012
    School Safety: Critics of the National Rifle Association's call for armed security guards at our schools respond that one famous school did have a sheriff's deputy on scene. But without him, the toll would have been much worse. After remaining silent on the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre held a press conference Friday to condemn another tragedy in a gun-free zone and to advocate the placement of armed security guards at our schools as is done at airports, banks and other public venues. "It's now time for us to assume responsibility for our schools," he said....
  • Auditing Shooting Rampage Statistics(Private Citizen vs Police Saves)

    12/09/2012 10:45:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    dailyanarchist.com ^ | 31 July, 2012 | Davi Barker
    Firearm prohibitionists love to use tragedy to leverage their agenda. So, it’s important for gun rights advocates to stand their ground and fire back (proverbially) whenever this happens. Last week I posted a graphic on Facebook claiming the average number of people killed in mass shootings when stopped by police is 18.25, and the average number of people killed in a mass shooting when stopped by civilians is 2.2. I based it on 10 shootings I found listed on some timeline somewhere. I honestly don’t even remember where. I presented the case studies in a blog post on the Silver...
  • Science Gestapo's busy

    11/26/2012 2:10:21 AM PST · by kathsua · 57 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 11/21/2012 | MIKE HENRY
    Bill Nye, the so-called "science guy," recently said that the teaching of creation to young people is harmful. I beg to differ. Does anyone remember Columbine? The shooters were not wearing Christian T-shirts. They were wearing evolutionary t-shirts touting "natural selection." These losers apparently believed that if they were only the results of mutation and natural selection over millions of years, with no God or afterlife, then why not vent their anger and go out with a bang? ----------advertisement----------- It's little wonder that they were fans of Adolf Hitler, another avid disciple of Darwin, and committed their atrocities on his...
  • FBI Probes "Killing Spree" Facebook Threat (Colorado. Columbine imitator?)

    09/07/2012 5:09:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | 9-7-12 | Smoking Gun
    SEPTEMBER 7--Alarmed by Facebook posts promoting a “Killing Spree” this month in Littleton, Colorado--home to Columbine High School--FBI agents last week raided a residence allegedly connected to the online threats and seized several guns and “eight books and notebook involving killing,” court records show. Law enforcement officials learned of the Facebook posts after a tipster contacted police in Littleton to report a variety of disturbing images and messages on a Facebook page in the name “Eric Rebdomine.” One of the Columbine killers, Eric Harris, used the online alias “Rebdomine.” Investigators discovered that the “Rebdomine” account had created a Facebook “event”...
  • Grand Jury Calls for Investigating Homeschoolers (Response...)

    08/09/2011 6:02:08 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 61 replies
    On July 25, 2011, the Miami-Dade grand jury released several sweeping recommendations in a detailed report on the Nubia Barahona case. The murder of 10-year-old Nubia, apparently at the hands of her adoptive parents earlier this year in Florida, was a heinous crime for which the perpetrators should be severely punished...While it is right to conduct a thorough review in the aftermath of tragic events in an effort to prevent similar tragedies, it is also important not to overreact. Unfortunately, the grand jury report overreacts in its recommendations to amend Florida’s homeschool laws because of Nubia’s adoptive parents’ claim that...
  • Littleton Bomb Suspect Just Out Of Prison

    04/24/2011 11:23:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    krdo.com ^ | 24 Apr 2011 | Lindsay Watts
    DENVER, Colo. -- The man police said planted a pipe bomb at a Littleton mall was released from prison one week before the incident. A nation-wide manhunt is underway for Earl Albert Moore, 65, who's accused of planting the explosives Wednesday, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings. Moore is considered armed and dangerous. The FBI confirmed that he had been serving time in a Georgia prison for a 2005 armed robbery in West Virginia. Moore had been sentenced to 18 years, but was released early on April 13. Authorities said just seven days later, he planted a pipe...
  • Police: Twins in suicide pact had Columbine image

    11/19/2010 4:28:48 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | P. SOLOMON BANDA
    <p>A photocopy of a magazine cover about the Columbine school shooting was found among the belongings of Australian twin sisters who shot themselves in a suicide pact at a Colorado shooting range, authorities said Friday.</p> <p>The magazine cover was found among stuffed animals, cell phones and jewelry the twins left behind at the nearby hotel where they had been staying. No suicide note was found.</p>
  • The Last Columbine Mystery - (Eric Harris's parents meet with Dan Mauser's parents)

    09/17/2010 4:38:57 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | September 10, 2010 | Dave Cullen
    As another school shooting rocks Littleton, Colorado, Dave Cullen reveals the secret meeting of Eric Harris' parents with his victims' kin—offering a rare glimpse into how they saw their son. It’s been nearly 11 years since the Columbine tragedy rocked the nation, and the largest remaining questions center on the killers’ parents: Did they see it coming? Why do they think it happened? How did the tragedy affect them? Do they feel remorse? Have they expressed it to the victims? Sue Klebold finally addressed those questions last October in an essay in O Magazine. But her son Dylan was the...
  • Natural Born Killers: REB and VoDkA's Not Excellent Adventure

    08/29/2010 4:48:26 PM PDT · by wizkid · 6 replies
    JohnwQuincy ^ | 08/29/2010 | WizKid
    Perhaps the biggest tragedy of the Columbine school massacre is not the dead and wounded but of the myths perpetuated.These myths dishonor the lives lost because they impart faulty lessons. Columbine was never about poor picked upon Eric Harris (REB) and Dylan Klebold (VoDKa) striking out at their tormentors. Horrific though it was, Eric dreamt of much more than gunning to death twelve students and one teacher. Eric wanted to annihilate the whole school and then the assembled police and media, live on national television. His goal was to insert this nightmarish vision into our national psyche. Frighteningly enough, he...
  • Starbucks sticks to its guns, Colorado Freedom haters throw fit

    04/19/2010 6:58:11 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 24 replies · 867+ views
    MainestateGOP ^ | 4/19/10 | MainestateGOP
    Starbucks Coffee shops recently told liberalnazis and socialist moon bats throughout America to blow it out their noses when confronted over not banning firearms in its stores. Gun control activists have quietly been going door to door in major city businesses demanding that they make their stores gun free. Those that do not comply face threats of boycotts and harassment buy the gun grabbing haters. This is an easy task in liberal cities or concerning companies run by leftists such as those in California. California Pizza Kitchen and Peet's Coffee and Tea are two companies that have changed their rules...
  • Second Teen Arrested in Alleged Bridgewater NJ High School ("Columbine-style") Attack

    12/13/2009 1:43:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1,718+ views
    WPIX ^ | 12/12/09 | STEPHANIE BARISH
    Second Teen Arrested in Alleged NJ High School AttackBY STEPHANIE BARISH wpix.com 7:14 PM EST, December 12, 2009 SOUTH RIVER, N.J (WPIX) - A second teenager has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a planned "Columbine-style" attack at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne J. Forrest said the second teen is a friend of the 16-year-old who was arrested on Thursday. The suspect has only been identified as a 17-year-old boy who lives in Bridgewater and is a senior at Immaculate High School in Somerville. Last night, police searched the 17-year-old's home and reportedly found a wide...
  • EDITORIAL: End Clinton-era military base gun ban

    11/14/2009 3:14:24 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies · 1,169+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/11/2009 | editors
    Time after time, public murder sprees occur in "gun-free zones" - public places where citizens are not legally able to carry guns. The list is long, including massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School along with many less deadly attacks. Last week's slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different - except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire. Among President Clinton's first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military...
  • Charles Darwin and the children of the evolution

    11/08/2009 12:10:22 PM PST · by Schnucki · 108 replies · 1,639+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | November 8, 2009 | Dennis Sewell
    The teenage killers inspired by Charles Darwin's theories The naturalist outraged the church, prompting a bitter debate that still sets creationists against evolutionists. Now a sinister link has emerged between his work and the recent spate of high-school killings by crazed, nihilistic teenagers You wouldn’t know from the celebrations of Charles Darwin’s life this year that the amiable Victorian gent portrayed in those TV drama-docs pottering around the garden of his home in Kent has been fingered as a racist, an apologist for genocide, and the inspiration of a string of psychopathic killers. The Darwin double anniversary (2009 marks both...
  • Dylan Klebold's mom speaks in "O" magazine; "No inkling" of plans for Columbine massacre

    10/10/2009 4:18:47 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 235 replies · 9,284+ views
    Denver ComPost ^ | 10/10/2009
    Dylan Klebold's mom speaks in "O" magazine "No inkling" of plans for Columbine massacre By The Denver Post Posted: 10/10/2009 Susan Klebold wrote an essay in the November issue of O magazine. (Denver Post file photo )An essay by the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold says she had "no inkling" of her son's inner turmoil, and her examination of his journals has prompted her to learn about suicide in an effort to understand the school shooting. The essay by Susan Klebold, which appears in the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, explores her son's role in the 1999...
  • Van Jones: Only ‘Suburban White Kids’ Shoot Up Schools

    09/04/2009 9:38:56 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 13 replies · 532+ views
    McNorman's Blog ^ | September 4, 2009 | Mr. McNorman
    Surprised he didn’t call the kids cracka’s. Race baiter as well as liar suits this man. Earth to White House, your boy “it guy” is a problem! Van on suburban white kids: “You’ve never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never. They always say, ‘We can’t believe it happened here. We can’t believe it’s these suburban white kids.’ It’s only them. Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He’s not going to shoot up the whole school.” Exit question: It’s okay to shoot one black kid Van? HA: Try to imagine, say, Mike Huckabee expounding on...
  • Shocking Van Jones Statement: It's Always "Suburban White Kids" Who Do a "Columbine" - Video

    09/04/2009 1:42:17 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 46 replies · 1,490+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is shocking video of Obama "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones saying "you've never seen a Columbine done by a black child." He said it's "suburban white kids" who do it, although you might see a "black kid shoot another black kid." . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Another Inconvenient Truth

    04/29/2009 8:02:32 AM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 1 replies · 400+ views
    Robert Ringer's Voice of Sanity blog ^ | 4-29-09 | Robert J. Ringer
    [You may have already seen this piece, but just to make certain that those who haven't read it would have the opportunity to do so, I decided to reprint it. It certainly gives us all a lot to think about. The challenge is how to get the out-of-touch, corrupt politicos in Washington to understand that they are getting paid to do our bidding, not the other way around. Thanks to Voice of Sanity subscriber David Altschul for passing this along to me.] Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a...
  • Remembering Columbine victim Rachel Scott

    04/26/2009 6:40:01 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 53 replies · 1,894+ views
    Today ^ | April 20, 2009 | anon
    Rachel Scott, 17, was the first victim of 1999’s Columbine High School massacre. Her parents, Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott, wrote the book “Rachel’s Tears” in memory of their daughter, who they believe was targeted by shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold because of her religious values. An excerpt. We are thankful that you are reading this book, but we hope you understand that it is a book we never wanted to write. ... this unimaginable event has struck a nerve with people around the world as many have struggled to come to grips with America’s worst school shooting. A...
  • Congressional Testimony of Darrell Scott, father of one of the Columbine Shooting Victims-Truth!

    04/22/2009 12:26:28 PM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 2 replies · 1,130+ views
    Truth or Fiction ^ | May 27, 1999 | Darrel Scott
    Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply...
  • The lesson of Columbine examined.

    04/22/2009 6:24:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 431+ views
    LA Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 April, 2009 | John Longenecker
    On another anniversary of Columbine, we might look at various other experiences for perspective and see whether anything was learned at all. In this Examiner’s surmise, the deaths of students are unnecessary, avoidable, and politically motivated. Politically motivated? How? By indolence and by stubbornness, pure stubbornness. Perhaps tortious interference. Perhaps worse. For some of the details of response after-the-fact, please see Examiner Howard Nemerov’s analysis here. There is a Page 1 and Page 2 there. Please read the other Examiners on this issue listed in the SIDEBAR on the right of this article. > Quite a statement. My argument is...
  • The real lesson of Columbine

    04/22/2009 6:06:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies · 1,272+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 April, 2009 | Dave Workman
    Several of my colleagues are today observing the tenth anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. As we look back on that terrible day, many Americans try to sort out what led to the event, and what might be done in the future to prevent another such tragedy. The answer is alarmingly simple, and nobody is going to like it. We cannot prevent more Columbines. There it is. If we could, there would have been no Virginia Tech. The shooting at Red Lake High School in Minnesota would not have happened. We would never have read about...
  • Bill would require ammo sellers to be licensed, ban online sales

    04/21/2009 5:15:26 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 7,749+ views
    sfgate ^ | Tuesday, April 21, 2009 | Wyatt Buchanan
    On the 10th anniversary of the deadly Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colo., California lawmakers announced new efforts Monday to keep guns and ammunition away from people who are barred from possessing those items. Assemblyman Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, is backing a bill to require people who sell handgun ammunition to be licensed. It would also require sellers to conduct business face-to-face, bar Internet and mail-order sales, and require a thumbprint and other identifying information of people who buy ammo.
  • Still crossing fingers 10 years after Columbine

    04/21/2009 5:57:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies · 544+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | David Codrea
    On this 10th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, it is outrageous that there is nothing in place to stop a repeat or worse except our wish that there won't be. It is outrageous that when, not if, the next school shooting happens, the predominant voices from our elected representatives and the media, and those gullible enough to believe them, will be to demand more citizen disarmament. Let me tell you about a research paper, written by the foremost expert on the Columbine shootings. From "Guns in Schools," my Nov. 2006 "Rights Watch" column for Guns Magazine: "Students who bring guns...
  • Ten-Year Anniv. of Columbine H.S. Massacre = A Day to Push Liberal Policies

    04/20/2009 6:44:57 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 4 replies · 354+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 4/20/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    I'm not going to say much about the 10th anniversary of this horrific event; I'll leave that to the pundits and commentators. What I would like to say is my prediction for statements by the media and Democrat public officials, i.e., get ready for all liberalism all day. In this case, prepare to be bombarded with slanted stories about the need for more gun control! Gun control! We need more gun control! Racists! Hate-mongers! All those Obama-haters are getting guns! (Of course, liberals/Democrats who associate the Columbine shootings with the lack of adequate gun control can't seem to explain why...
  • Ten years later, still no answers

    04/20/2009 10:07:03 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 44 replies · 948+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 19, 2009 | Editorial
    Ten years ago today, a shocking display of violence erupted in the affluent Denver suburb of Littleton. Two Columbine High School students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, set two powerful bombs to explode in the cafeteria. When the bombs failed to detonate, the two entered the school, heavily armed. They shot and killed a dozen students and a teacher, wounded 23 and finally took their own lives. Americans have been trying to make sense out of what happened ever since. Sadly, they've had plenty of opportunities. No fewer than 80 such incidents have taken place since April 20, 1999, observes...
  • Time Magazine: 'Odd' That Gun Control 'Petered Out' After Columbine

    04/20/2009 12:24:23 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 58 replies · 1,875+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/20/2009 | Matthew Balan
    Michael Lindenberger of Time.com, in a April 20 article titled “Ten Years After Columbine, It’s Easier to Bear Arms,” found it “odd” that “whatever momentum the Columbine killings gave to gun control has long since petered out,” despite the “massacres perpetrated by deranged gunmen” in the following decade. He also quoted extensively from a young gun control advocate in the online article, without including any arguments from the opposing viewpoint. Lindenberger first gave his reflection on the anniversary: “Monday April 20 marks 10 years since Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold permanently etched the words Columbine High School into this nation’s...
  • The Truth About Columbine

    04/20/2009 10:58:31 AM PDT · by gorilla_warrior · 47 replies · 2,118+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 20, 2009 | Robert Verbruggen
    Ten years ago today, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed their high school with bombs and guns. They killed 15 people, including themselves, and injured 23 others, some severely. The nation thought the shooters’ parents were mostly to blame. Adults cast a suspicious eye on high-school-age males who were bullied, played violent video games, listened to Marilyn Manson, took an interest in the macabre, enjoyed shooting guns, or dressed like “Goths.” Americans had to respond somehow, but at the time they could not respond to the facts: There was little information available, and much of what was available was false....
  • 10 Years Later, Columbine Principal Still on the Job

    04/20/2009 9:27:27 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 1 replies · 397+ views
    Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis speaks easily, almost matter-of-factly, about the personal price he paid after the massacre at his school: His marriage of 17 years collapsed, he suffered anxiety attacks and he still carries survivor's guilt.
  • Slouching Toward Columbine: Darwin's Tree of Death

    04/20/2009 8:26:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 120 replies · 3,374+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | April 20, 2009 | David Klinghoffer
    Slouching Toward Columbine: Darwin's Tree of Death April 20, 2009 David Klinghoffer I've long been fascinated by the image of the Tree of Death, parallel to the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden and cryptically referred to in mystical texts explaining the Hebrew Bible: And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:9). Come and behold: as soon as night falls, the...
  • News Impact of 1999 shootings at Columbine High School still felt

    04/19/2009 4:39:26 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 27 replies · 1,565+ views
    Lake County New Herald ^ | 4/19/09 | Michael C. Butz
    Ten years ago, Paul Lombardo was teaching at Eastlake Middle School. Like any other teacher, student or administrator who walked into a school on April 20, 1999, Lombardo had no idea that the day's events would forever change how safety was viewed at public schools across the country. That day two students walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., and proceeded to shoot and kill 12 of their classmates and one teacher before killing themselves. "Ten years ago, or even throughout my whole life, if you had told me that was going to happen in my lifetime or that...
  • Father of Columbine Victim Speaks Out

    04/17/2009 9:13:15 AM PDT · by HotLead61 · 56 replies · 2,801+ views
    Gather.com ^ | 4-2-08 | Leigh Featherstone
    Darrell Scott-What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. April 02, 2008 04:40 PM EDT views: 51 | rating: 10/10 (9 votes) | comments: 12 Please read the following: Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton , Colorado , was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. They were not prepared for what he was...
  • [Va.] Tech pauses to honor 32 victims [tenth anniversary of Columbine shootings also approaching]

    04/16/2009 7:00:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 374+ views
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 2009-04-16 | David Ress
    BLACKSBURG -- They were: The apple of a parent's eye. A collector of friends. Brilliant. Warm. They dreamed. Volunteered. Had smiles that made others smile. They were 32 people who Virginia Tech paused yesterday to remember and to honor, on the second anniversary of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Under a cloudless sky, 3,000 gathered: families, friends, faculty -- the community of Virginia Tech -- to reflect on those who died.
  • New AG Appointee Advocated To Stifle Speech On Web

    11/21/2008 5:53:44 AM PST · by paltz · 16 replies · 764+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/21/08 | Kerry Picket
    In April 1999, the Columbine High School massacre happened. The shooters, Dylan Harris and Eric Klebold, reportedly learned how to construct sophisticated bombs through their internet activity. This discovery caused then deputy attorney general Eric Holder to say the following(audio uploaded at Eyeblast.tv:) The court has really struck down every government effort to try to regulate it. We tried with regard to pornography. It is gonna be a difficult thing, but it seems to me that if we can come up with reasonable restrictions, reasonable regulations in how people interact on the Internet, that is something that the Supreme Court...
  • Union Prez Wouldn't Want Teachers to Shoot Colombine-like Killers

    If your child's school was invaded by Columbine-style killers, methodically murdering students in cold blood, would you want teachers to shoot to stop them? Gayle Fallon wouldn't. For that matter, Fallon doesn't think teachers "have it in them" to even try to save their students' lives. Fallon, the president of a teachers union in Houston, TX, made her views known during an Early Show segment this morning conducted by Harry Smith. The topic was a decision adopted by a rural north Texas school district to permit teachers to carry guns in the classroom. As Harrold, TX School Superintendent David Thweatt...
  • 18-year-old SC student accused of plotting to bomb school

    04/20/2008 9:44:29 PM PDT · by upchuck · 18 replies · 291+ views
    AP ^ | April 21, 2008
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A high school senior collected enough supplies to carry out a bomb attack on his school and detailed the plot in a hate-filled diary that included maps of the building and admiring notations about the Columbine killers, authorities said Sunday. Ryan Schallenberger, 18, was arrested Saturday after his parents called police when 10 pounds of ammonium nitrate was delivered to their home in Chesterfield and they discovered the journal, said the town's police chief, Randall Lear. The teen planned to make several bombs and had all the supplies needed to kill dozens at Chesterfield High School,...
  • 13-Year-Olds Charged With Plot to Commit Next Columbine

    03/14/2008 10:20:18 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 7 replies · 669+ views
    Local 6 ^ | 15-Mar-08 | Unknown
    According to witness statements, at least one of the three had been trying to get a gun but failed, deputies said. Investigators found no evidence that the three had access to weapons or the means to carry out an attack. Authorities first learned of the plot last week, after receiving reports of disturbing threats being made in instant messages a boy wrote to another teen who had contacted him through his MySpace page, deputies said. The boy posed as a 19-year-old on his page, which features satanic references, a picture of a tombstone and other disturbing images and admiration for...
  • Arizona Weighs Bill to Allow Guns on Campuses

    03/05/2008 6:55:24 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 24 replies · 151+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 3/6/08 | Purple Mountains
    This is not a good idea. My friends know that I possess a concealed-carry permit and own guns, and that I am a staunch defender of every law-abiding American’s 2nd Amendment rights, but the people who want permit-holders to carry guns on campus are not thinking clearly. First, let me say that both extremes are wrong: designating gun-free zones in areas like a college campus obviously does not work and invites disaster.
  • JOHN R. LOTT: Columbine To Va. Tech To NIU: Gun-Free Zones Or Killing Fields?

    02/26/2008 3:06:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 300+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/25/2008 | JOHN R. LOTT JR.
    As Northern Illinois University restarts classes this week, one thing is clear: Six minutes proved too long. It took six minutes before the police were able to enter the classroom that horrible Thursday, and in that short time five people were murdered, 16 wounded. Six minutes is actually record-breaking speed for the police arriving at such an attack, but it was simply not fast enough. Still, the police were much faster than at the Virginia Tech attack last year. The previous Thursday, five people were killed in the city council chambers in Kirkwood, Mo. There was even a police officer...