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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:00 PM

Here is the gun used to murder children in our schools. Did the founding fathers envision this? [View all]

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Could they have foreseen this kind of weapon? Would they have enshrined our right to own it in the Constitution? Could we maybe start having a conversation about this now? Do you need this gun to protect your home or to hunt with? What would you do with this other than kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible?

Here is what I posted on Facebook earlier today: High schools, colleges, public meetings with your congressman, movie theaters, malls, elementary schools... if you're starting to fear going to all of these places you might consider that you've been terrorized. How much more of this has to happen before we call it terrorism and decide to reject it as vehemently as we did foreign terrorists? The only difference between suicide bombers and these guys is the weapons they choose to use. The end result is the same.

EDIT: Sourced from CNN: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/14/shooting-reported-at-connecticut-elementary-school/?hpt=hp_t1

The Bushmaster .223 found at the scene is a semi automatic weapon, the source says. Two other weapons found were handguns, a Sig-Sauer and a Glock.


If this information is incorrect then I apologize but that is the report that I just read.

UPDATE: CNN has finally added information indicating the rifle pictured here was found in the car:

According to the law enforcement official, the Glock and Sig Sauer handguns were found inside the school with the deceased gunman. The Bushmaster was found in a car outside the school.


Before that update there was NO indication that the gun was not found with the shooter. I apologize for writing a thread based on incorrect information but I expect a major media outlet to provide reliable information.

The sentiment I expressed is absolutely the same. We cannot live in fear of these maniacs. Something needs to be done. Why is your right to own a gun more important than a sense of safety in this Country? We are being terrorized by these shootings.

FURTHER UPDATE FROM CNN: "More on what the state's chief medical examiner told reporters minutes ago in Newtown: He said the "rifle" was used in the shooting, and that the rifle caused all of the wounds that he knew of."

ALL OF THE WOUNDS!

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