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Braun

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#1 12 years ago

Luckily I changed from Dawson to Champlain after one semester. I still have a few friends that go there and I lived a very hard day today. They are all ok but for a while today the cellphone lines were out and it was impossible to reach anyone. My deepest sympathies to all those families and friends of those that were injured, this was truly a sad event and I hope we can learn from it.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060913/montreal_shooting_060913/20060913?hub=TopStories




{TDB} Bravowhisky

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#2 12 years ago

I haven't been to Dawson since graduated from it 2 and half years ago. And something like this happening just baffles me. For the time I spent there as a student I don't so much as remember the murmuring of fights or threats or anything "bad" for that matter. Whats disparaging is for the moment no one knows what the shooter's motives were. He wasn't even a student at the CEGEP (college for you folk outside of Quebec).




Mr.Panzerschrek

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#3 12 years ago

yes thats very sad, im glad cops killed the fucker




Braun

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#4 12 years ago
{TDB} BravowhiskyI haven't been to Dawson since graduated from it 2 and half years ago. And something like this happening just baffles me. For the time I spent there as a student I don't so much as remember the murmuring of fights or threats or anything "bad" for that matter. Whats disparaging is for the moment no one knows what the shooter's motives were. He wasn't even a student at the CEGEP (college for you folk outside of Quebec).

Well I was supposed to graduate last year, unfortunately I switched to a 3 year program which braught the college change. It still hurts to see this can happen this close to home.




{TDB} Bravowhisky

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#5 12 years ago

I know what you mean. Its odd how you think something like this won't happen in your city. We're to young to really remember the shooting at L'Ecole Polytechnique, so this hits more to home for us. More so since we spent many days there for 2 or 3 years. Hell my friends and I would spend hours hanging out in Conrods (very close to where the shooting happened). You just don't think something like that would happen at a school that big and in the Downtown core of Montreal. I go to McGill now, and even though its only about 15 streets over, I didn't find out about the shooting till about 3:30 when I left my last class to go home only find out the green line was shut off.




Fuzzy Bunny

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#6 12 years ago

Sad, and I feel bad for the kid who got killed, and funny enough, for the gunner; you'd have to be deeply fucked up to do something like that.

Unfortunately, this sort of thing always ends up having some sort of overreaction as a result, take your pick:

- Excessive gun restrictions (great, because if he hadn't been able to get a gun, he wouldn't have gone online and figured out what to do with 20 pounds of nitrate fertilizer)

- Excessive surveillance (we'd better put cameras everywhere because you never know)

- Excessive blame on external factors (it was computer games/TV violence/satanic music)

- Excessive police powers (because they'd better be allowed to stop and search everyone, THINK OF THE CHILDREN.)

Very tragic, almost as much for the kneejerk emotional reactions it triggers in governments and societies as for the hurt it causes the individuals involved. We can only hope that the Canadians are more rational than the Americans or English.. :-(




Braun

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#7 12 years ago

I don't foresee any extreme action, our gun control has proven to be very effective. There is of course always a way to find a gun for someone who really really wants it, it's like anything. I honestly feel that I live in one of the safest cities in the world and I know that things like this are just bad luck and that I would be more worried if this happened daily or weekly or monthly. Unfortunately today happened like it did and it will take time for the students to heal but hopefully our authorities will not be to rash about it, being searched before every school day would be totally shitty.




Gauntlet

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#8 12 years ago

When I first heard about this from Norwegian media, they had reports indicating it was two gunmens and four confirmed deaths. Not correct then? Did they fire with assault rifles?




MG42Maniac

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#9 12 years ago

Sad Stuff, Anyone remember this?




Gauntlet

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#10 12 years ago

No, we have all forgotten it, Chris! :p

Especially after I saw that shitty documentary by the Michael Moore...