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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:33 PM

Why is it time to discuss gun control you may ask?

Here are a few damn good reasons beginning with shootings in 2012. Note I've left out the gang-related shootings

1. February 22, 2012
Su Jung Health Sauna, Norcross, Ga.
59-year-old Jeong Soo Paek walked into the spa and shot and killed four people, then turned the gun on himself.

2. February 27, 2012
Chardon High School, Chardon, Ohio

T.J. Lane allegedly walked into the cafeteria of Chardon High School, pulled out a .22 caliber handgun and began shooting at students gathered there before class. Three people were killed and three others wounded.

3. March 6, 2012
Tulsa Courthouse, Tulsa, Okla.

Three people were wounded when 23-year-old Andrew Joseph Dennehy allegedly opened fire outside the Tulsa County Courthouse on the afternoon of March 6.
Weapon used: .357 revolver

4. March 8, 2012
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

John F. Shick, 30, entered the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and began shooting. One person was killed and seven wounded in the attack. Shick, who had reportedly been diagnosed with schizophrenia, was killed in a shootout with police

5. April 2, 2012
Oikos University , Oakland, Calif.

On April 2, One L. Goh, 43, allegedly killed seven people and injured three more when he opened fire at the small Christian college in Oakland.
Gun bought legally?: Yes.

6. May 30, 2012
Cafe Racer, Seattle, Wash.

Just before 11 a.m. on May 30, 40-year-old Ian L. Stawicki allegedly started shooting inside a Seattle café near the University of Washington-Seattle campus. Police say Stawicki killed four people inside the café, which was known as a gathering place for local artists and musicians. According to the Seattle Times, police say Stawicki then shot a woman near the Town Hall and stole her SUV. By 4p.m., he had reportedly abandoned the SUV and soon after being surrounded by police, fatally shot himself in the head.

7. June 9, 2012
Auburn University pool party, Auburn, Ala.

22-year-old Desmonte Leonard allegedly got in an argument over a woman and then opened fire, killing three people and injuring three others.

8. July 17, 2012
Copper Top bar, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

44-year-old Nathan Van Wilkins allegedly opened fire in a crowded bar near the University of Alabama. Seventeen people were injured in the attack but no one was killed. According to the Tuscaloosa News, less than an hour before he arrived at the bar, Wilkins went to a nearby home and shot at a man inside the house, possibly in a case of mistaken identity.

9. July 20, 2012
Century 16 movie theater, Aurora, Colo.

James Holmes, dressed in black and sporting nearly head-to-toe tactical garb, set off some sort of smoke bomb inside Theater 9 of the Century 16 movie theater. Holmes allegedly began shooting at the audience, Twelve people were killed, 58 others injured, several of whom are still hospitalized.

10. August 5, 2012
Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Oak Creek, Wisc.

As worshippers prayed and meditated, 40-year-old Wade Michael Page walked into the temple and opened fire, killing six. Wade, who was reportedly a white supremacist, was killed in a shoot-out with police.

11. October 21, 2012
Azana Day Spa, Brookfield., Wisc.

Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, opened fire in a suburban day spa, killing his wife, Zina Haughton, and two other women, and injuring four others before killing himself.

12. December 11, 2012
Clackamas Town Center, Clackamas, Ore.

Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, walked into the mall wearing a hockey-style mask and an ammunition-packed vest and opened fire, killing two people and then himself.

13. December 14, 2012
Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn.

At just after 9:30 a.m., 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire inside the K-4th grade school where his mother was a teacher, killing 20 children and six adult before turning a gun on himself.

That was incidents for 2012 (to date)

Why don't we look back 10 years?:

April 2007: A gunman shoots 33 people at the campus of Virginia Tech University in Virginia.

October 2006: A 32-year-old gunman shoots dead at least five girls at an Amish school in Pennsylvania, before killing himself

September 2006: Gunman in Colorado shoots and fatally wounds a teenage schoolgirl, then kills himself; two days later a teenager kills the head teacher of a school in Cazenovia, Wisconsin

November 2005: Student in Tennessee shoots dead an assistant principal and wounds two other administrators

March 2005: Minnesota schoolboy kills nine, then shoots himself

May 2004: Four people injured in shooting at a school in Maryland

April 2003: Teenager shoots dead head-teacher at a Pennsylvania school, then kills himself

March 2001: Pupil opens fire at a school in California, killing two students

February 2000: Six-year-old girl shot dead by classmate in Michigan

November 1999: Thirteen-year-old girl shot dead by a classmate in New Mexico

May 1999: Student injures six pupils in shoot-out in Georgia

April 1999: Two teenagers shoot dead 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves at Columbine School in Colorado

June 1998: Two adults hurt in shooting by teenage student at high school in Virginia

May 1998: Fifteen-year-old boy shoots himself in the head after taking a girl hostage

May 1998: Fifteen-year-old shoots dead two students in school cafeteria in Oregon

April 1998: Fourteen-year-old shoots dead a teacher and wounds two students in Pennsylvania

March 1998: Two boys, 11 and 13, kill four girls and a teacher in Arkansas

December 1997: Fourteen-year-old boy kills three students in Kentucky

October 1997: Sixteen-year-old boy stabs mother, then shoots dead two students at school in Mississippi, injuring several others

Sandy Hook isn't the reason, it is the tipping point. It is the sheer stupidity of a "community Watch Captain shooting dead a black teenager because he looked suspicious..It is because of a gun carrying retard who picks a fight with an angry Pizza customer in the store and pulls his backbone(firearm) and shoots the victim twice because he cocked a fist at the coward...It is the 4 year old killed by stray bullets in a drive by shooting...
It is time for the "talk". it is time for action.

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Response to rustydog (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:48 PM

1. As far as I'm concerned there is never not a good time to talk about gun control

Its only at times like these after horrible mass shootings that the American public turns it eye on gun control for a whole two weeks.

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. Why doesn't gun control work in Chicago?

Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States. One would think that in the places that have the strictest gun control laws, that crime would be the lowest.

But for some reason I don't understand, it does not seem to work out that way. Many nights in the city there are twenty or more shootings, some of very small children hit by being caught in the crossfire.

What more could Chicago, or NYC or any one of tens of dozens of American cities do to make this problem better? Almost nobody can legally own a gun there now.

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Response to saigaman (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:19 PM

3. Well 1 post Saigaman, because this is a far deeper issue than just gun control

its an issue of family structure, parenting, Chicago failing its children is its schools, mental illness and several other factors but we can not call ourselves a civilized society if most of it is armed and scared everyday of their existence. BTW "almost nobody can legally own a gun there now." That is 100% a lie, many many people legally own guns in Chicago, more guns DO NOT equal less violence.

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Response to saigaman (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:21 PM

5. it has to be national. guns come & go.

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Response to saigaman (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:21 PM

6. I don't know, but the status quo is not acceptable

Chicago needs to retool and try something else. Not doing anything,not trying is not going to cut it.

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Response to saigaman (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:35 PM

7. People only have to go to a nearby state to get guns. Here in NY they go to VA to get their guns.

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Response to saigaman (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:21 PM

13. NRA Bullshit Talking Point #14

When guns are readily available within a short traveling distance, gun psychos know it.

Any more silly manure you'd like to spread?

Enjoy your visit.

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Response to rustydog (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:19 PM

4. k&r...

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Response to rustydog (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:09 PM

8. Student takes a gun to school = parents go to jail

for starters...

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Response to rustydog (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:23 PM

9. Gun carrying "retard"?!?!

Really? I guess this is acceptable language because you are angry. Totally unacceptable.

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Response to Separation (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:29 PM

10. Wow, thanks for pointing that out...

 

Interesting choice of words in light of the recent clusterfuck that DU has become.

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Response to Separation (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:31 PM

11. i didn't notice it on my first read through

ugly, hateful word

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Response to Separation (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:16 PM

12. This loser jerk only felt safe in public while "carrying" (my opinion)

then with his S&W artificial spine in place, he challanged another customer in the store who was ranting to the staff that their service was slow. An arguement ensued. Mr. artificial spine and the angry customer got into a shoving match. The angry customer produced a fist, the artificial spine recipient produced his S & W spine and shot the unarmed person twice.
then LIED to police saying the victim has "something" in his hand....
No, he is a retard. he brought a gun to a fist fight that HE started.

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Response to rustydog (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:28 PM

14. Are you fucking kidding me?

You find the word "retard" acceptable? Lemme guess, you find the word faggot, nigger, dyke, acceptable as well?

Your OP was fine with this exception. That fact that you keep saying it is very telling about yourself.

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