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hockeywarrior2

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#1 10 years ago

Edit: This thread is a spin-off from the "One Year Later"-thread. I guess we can all agree that having two threads instead of one isn't going to hurt anyone's feelings. So feel free to discuss guns, violence, massacres and similar things here. Just don't insult other people if you disagree, please.

Has it really been a whole year? It hardly seems like it at all... where does the time go?

It seems kind of silly, if you think about it, to have to constantly mark events like this on our calendars ... why do these things keep happening? It's tragic, and it's totally senseless. I know I'm getting absolutely sick and tired of this shit happening all the time now. Severe depression still is no excuse to kill 30 innocent people.

Gee, how did kids before 1990 ever handle their problems? We didn't see too many school shootings during the Great Depression, now did we?




Rafterman

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#2 10 years ago

hockeywarrior2;4307453Has it really been a whole year? It hardly seems like it at all... where does the time go?

It seems kind of silly, if you think about it, to have to constantly mark events like this on our calendars ... why do these things keep happening? It's tragic, and it's totally senseless. I know I'm getting absolutely sick and tired of this shit happening all the time now. Severe depression still is no excuse to kill 30 innocent people.

Gee, how did kids before 1990 ever handle their problems? We didn't see too many school shootings during the Great Depression, now did we?

The day we all became Hokies. RIP to the victims.

To your point, it really isn't that common - it's just high profile. Even with VT and Columbine, there have been less than 200 people killed in school killings WORLD WIDE since about 1990. Granted, every death is tragic and senseless, but bicycles, for example, account for more child deaths annually than all of the school shootings combined over the past decade.




Archimonde0_0

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#3 10 years ago

more people die from choking, or tripping down the stairs




[WOLF] Ionizer

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#4 10 years ago
Admiral Donutz;4307417 Don't have much to add, it was a sad event and all but a part of me says not to pay too much attention to it so not to inspire other twisted minds. Stories about tragedies and their anniversaries makes a man like me feel bothered about the idiots that walk this earth but it also reminds potential nutjobs. Got to love all the copycats ...

My thoughts exactly. I'm actually thinking it might be better to sweep these things under the rug so that other idiots who may be thinking about doing something like it won't be encouraged.

Not to downplay the tragedy or anything, but wackos only need that little bit of encouragement to go over the edge and do something retarded.

R.I.P. to the victims; to the shooter(s), R.I.H. (Rot in Hell)




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#5 10 years ago

Its so sad that with these guys, that almost every time the last shot they fire is the best one..




Gen'l Knight

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#6 10 years ago

Like that kid in Padacuh KY a few years ago. Killed 7 students with a .22. Quite remarkable skill for such dastardly work... RIP




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#7 10 years ago
hockeywarrior2;4307453Gee, how did kids before 1990 ever handle their problems? We didn't see too many school shootings during the Great Depression, now did we?

I know what they did in the sixties ;)




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#8 10 years ago

it's really getting creepy with all these school massacres, and incredibly sad. just a few months ago there was one in finland, must have felt unbelievable that something like that could happen here in scandinavia, all of sweden (finland more so of course) were in mourning and everyone was paranoid for a couple of weeks, a principal of a school got stabbed several times by a student, and some other studenst had been talking about what weapons you would use for a massacre... even scarier when you learnt that the one responsible for the massacre in finland had posted videos on youtube showing his weapon and recording his whole plan. still no one did anything. What went wrong with the world when it came to this...




hockeywarrior2

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#9 10 years ago
Rafterman;4307460there have been less than 200 people killed in school killings WORLD WIDE since about 1990.

You make that sound like a small number. Sure, compared to deaths related to famine, civil war, and natural disasters, that number pales in comparison.

With that said, though, this isn't about the sheer numbers themselves. The fact of the matter is, 200 innocent people (hell, not even adults) have been murdered ruthlessly by selfish little brats (almost all in the USA) who think their lives are more miserable than everyone else's. It's the fact that these kids had to die so early, so senselessly, in a protected and positive environment, just so that a few idiots could feel better and somehow solve their issues is what makes this such an outrageous crime.

Should we allow this to happen? Should we just shrug it off and say, "Oh well, it's just 200 people. It could be alot worse." Yeah, we could, but then if one of those miscellaneous 200 became one of your best friends, suddenly they aren't so miscellaneous anymore.




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#10 10 years ago

My favorite part of the whole thing is that after its all done, Instead of addressing the real issue they take the easy road and blame guns.

When guns don't exist and they start having school machete massacres then they will start blaming Knives. Then cars, forks, spoons, baseball bats etc.