Mass shooting at elementary school in Texas. (19 children & 2 teachers dead)
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 1:04 pm    Post subject: Mass shooting at elementary school in Texas. (19 children & 2 teachers dead)

Sickening. The shooter was 18 years old.


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Fifteen have been killed in a shooting at Robb elementary school, according to Governor Greg Abbott — 14 students and 1 teacher. 
 
Abbott said the shooter is also deceased.

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1529201265879703553?t=etKPcndcI-w7vKGfIB10Qg&s=19
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 1:10 pm    Post subject:

Crap like this is unacceptable, but come next week, it will be buried along with everything else as old news.
I remember watching when Columbine made the news and come 20+ years later, nothing has changed.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 1:18 pm    Post subject:

these are kids younger than 10. So sad
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 1:20 pm    Post subject:

We live in a country where a guy perched up in his high rise hotel room shot 500 people. While it was shocking that someone could shoot 500 people in one sitting, the real shocker was that it was completely out of the news cycle inside of a month.

FIVE

HUNDRED

PEOPLE

Unfortunately, this tragedy is the latest of many and there will be more to come.

Those poor babies...
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 1:28 pm    Post subject:

Got barely legal teenagers slaughtering old people and little kids...we are in some times right now.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 1:44 pm    Post subject:

15 dead, including 14 children, in Texas school shooting

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I know this is something that needs to be done but won't be accomplished, gun legislation. We don't need the kind of guns that are flooding our streets. I don't know the kind of weapon used in this shooting, I'm guessing some kind of automatic. I'm an advocate for home protection but some weapons are of no use to the public at large. I'm not a hunter so I won't weigh in on the guns used to hunt.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 1:55 pm    Post subject:

The shooter killed his grandmother first before going to the school.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 1:59 pm    Post subject:

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The shooter killed his grandmother first before going to the school.


Shades of Sandy Hook. That kid killed his mama (shot her in the face) before heading to the school.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 2:02 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
Crap like this is unacceptable, but come next week, it will be buried along with everything else as old news.
I remember watching when Columbine made the news and come 20+ years later, nothing has changed.


It’s actually gotten worse.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 2:03 pm    Post subject:

LongBeachPoly wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
Crap like this is unacceptable, but come next week, it will be buried along with everything else as old news.
I remember watching when Columbine made the news and come 20+ years later, nothing has changed.


It’s actually gotten worse.


Yep the frequency and body count sadly.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 2:07 pm    Post subject:

Now comes a week of opting for new gun control laws. Wash rinse and repeat.

Then there are those who will say it's not the time. First let those who lost love one heal. I think that was a response I heard from Kellyann Conway on MSNBC.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 2:18 pm    Post subject:

June 2021:

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TEXAS LEGISLATURE 2021

New Texas law allowing people to carry handguns without permits stirs mix of fear, concern among law enforcement

Starting Sept. 1, most Texans will be able to carry handguns in public without going through training or having to get permits. Law enforcement officers worry that could make their jobs more dangerous.


A new state law will soon let most Texans carry handguns in public without going through training or having to get permits. Gov. Greg Abbott lauded the so-called “constitutional carry” legislation and other firearms bills when he signed them into law.

“You could say that I signed into law today some laws that protect gun rights,” Abbott said at the bill signing in June.“But today, I signed documents that instilled freedom in the Lone Star State.”


The pro-life party.

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Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, along with Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, is scheduled to speak at the NRA's annual meeting in Houston on Friday, three days after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that has left at least 14 children and one teacher dead.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 2:32 pm    Post subject:

Tweet from 2015.

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I'm EMBARRASSED: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind CALIFORNIA. Let's pick up the pace Texans. @NRA

https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/659427797853536256?t=z3Ky7s-n9rtmN2ZCSvO_VA&s=19
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 2:43 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
Crap like this is unacceptable, but come next week, it will be buried along with everything else as old news.
I remember watching when Columbine made the news and come 20+ years later, nothing has changed.


It’s actually gotten worse.


Yep the frequency and body count sadly.


Thoughts and prayers haven't been working?
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 3:06 pm    Post subject:

Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012, really shook me.

Having 3 small children at the time...all in an elementary school, to imagine what happened that day. Terrifying, sad, senseless

To think, the 20 year old killer's mom encouraged his gun play, took him to the shooting range often, bough him the violent video games, allowed his lack of social interaction, didn't follow up with therapy....living in a dark basement, windows covered, not eating for days......the warnings were there!

One day, this cowardly killer woke up, shot and killed his mother, went to the elementary school and shot and killed 20 first and second graders and 6 teachers..


With this Texas shooting, they will find, I guarantee you all, a similar story about this gunman. Violent behavior, social issues, therapy not followed up, access to guns, etc....I just can see it now.
No one just wakes up at 18, has an arsenal of guns, and shoots little kids.
That takes planning and chronological breakdown mentally to get to that point....

Sadly, they will find this could have been prevented....

and once again, we are reminded how deadly guns can be in the wrong hands. I am not here to talk gun control but our country really sucks with limiting gun violence. We just all accept it....
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 3:22 pm    Post subject:

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State senator briefed by Texas Rangers and speaking on CNN says the death toll is now at 18 children.


https://twitter.com/pbump/status/1529239624111075330?t=EebU3tye-FiBY7WTYTtPpA&s=19
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 3:44 pm    Post subject:

MSNBC reporting that 18 children and 3 adults dead.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 3:45 pm    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
MSNBC reporting that 18 children and 3 adults dead.


Just disgusting. Heartless. Frustrating. Unfathomable. Despairing. This must stop.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 3:45 pm    Post subject:

What is there to say
Republicans are Terrorists?
Republicans are paid by Putin?
America only cares about Money?

Do Bezos or that dumbass Musk have any children?
A powerful person has to feel the pain these parents and husbands and wives are feeling now before anything happens

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RIP to All. I apologize the leaders of your country are cowards and traitors.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 3:48 pm    Post subject:

I’m sure the shooter was an incel who worshipped the Columbine shooters, just like Sandy Hook.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 3:51 pm    Post subject:

Parents used to be able to monitor childrens media intake.. now there is no hope with 4chan on their phones etc

Social Media really (bleep) up some loners and something MUST be done about it
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 4:00 pm    Post subject:

Stop guns
Stop social media

Both would help

I am 54 and we never had this much violence when I was a kid and I grew up in the hard streets of Los Angeles in the 1970’s-80’s.

What the hell?
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 4:02 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
15 dead, including 14 children, in Texas school shooting

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I know this is something that needs to be done but won't be accomplished, gun legislation. We don't need the kind of guns that are flooding our streets. I don't know the kind of weapon used in this shooting, I'm guessing some kind of automatic. I'm an advocate for home protection but some weapons are of no use to the public at large. I'm not a hunter so I won't weigh in on the guns used to hunt.


You can’t legally own an automatic and in Texas you can’t have a gun near a school. There are laws but how will they be enforced?
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https://streamable.com/az6lzj

Steve Kerr completely on point. Enough is enough.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2022 4:11 pm    Post subject:

MSNBC reporting this started as a domestic dispute at his grandmother's house. He shot her and fled with guns. And apparently the police were already in pursuit when he entered the school.

I have lots of questions.
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