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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:33 AM

Sixteen US Mass Shootings Happened in 2012, Leaving at Least 88 Dead

http://www.thenation.com/blog/171774/fifteen-us-mass-shootings-happened-2012-84-dead


President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he talks about the Connecticut elementary school shooting, Friday, December 14, 2012, in the White House briefing room in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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February 22, 2012—Five people were killed in at a Korean health spa in Norcross, Georgia, when a man got into an argument and opened fire inside the facility.

February 26, 2012—Multiple gunmen began firing into a nightclub crown in Jackson, Tennessee, killing one person and injuring 20 others.

February 27, 2012—Three students at Chardon High School in rural Ohio were killed when a classmate opened fire.

March 8, 2012—Two people were killed and seven wounded at a psychiatric hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when a gunman entered the hospital with two semiautomatic handguns and began firing.

March 31, 2012—A gunman opened fire on a crowd of mourners at a North Miami, Florida, funeral home, killing two people and injuring 12 others.


***the list goes on.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:37 AM

1. .... but, but ....

.. what about the sick fucks that worship guns .... they have rights ... their rights are far more important than the lives and rights of innocents.

we should never allow a tragedy to be a call to action ... we should sit back quietly and allow this to happen over and over.



THIS IS THE TIME FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ... gun nuts be damned!

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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:42 AM

2. And nary a call

for improved access to mental health services. Raygun's defunding of mental health and release of mental patients upon society was warned against by Liberals and Democrats at the time upon deaf ears. Now 30 years later the mechanism for involuntary civil confinement based on the "danger to self or others" has been dismantled and in it's place is the standard, 'he/she must commit a crime before they can be confined involuntarily' regardless the fears or pleading of the loved ones of the mentally ill or authorities who suspect a person is dangerous to self or others. Reinstatement of funding of mental health services and addiction services would have the greatest impact of any policy changes I have heard, IMHO.

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