Reserving judgement until more FACTS come to light, but if speculation about the type of weapon used is true, then we'll be hearing more about "police-style" or "assault" shotguns.FOX News and CNN reporting: 2 hurt, shooter dead.
His father's, brother's, cousin's, nephew's, former roommate?The guy's sister's roomate's mother's cousin had an AR ....
+1His father's, brother's, cousin's, nephew's, former roommate?
Seriously though, this can actually give ammunition (pun intended) to either side to spin as they so choose.
One side can argue that it's just another reason to make more laws restricting our constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. The other side can argue that this is yet another reason why current laws don't work and more shouldn't be created since the current ones don't even stop crime in the first place.
I on the other hand say this... No matter which side of the fence you are on regarding issues such as these, if you don't like the way the laws are, you have the power in yourself to change them. Put your votes where they matter the most. Contact your family and friends that are sympathetic to your views and get them to vote. At least that's my official opinion.
My personal opinion is that this sure as hell puts another bullet hole (pun intended again) in the Gun Free Zones laws. Laws only affect the law abiding citizens as criminals by definition do not follow the law.
Seems that there were active shooter drills in Littleton, Colorado the very same day as this school shooting:Any insight into this?
Actually there was someone to stop him. A "school resource officer" came after him in the library prompting the liberal loon to take his own life.One might well ask.....WHY........after all of the mass shootings in Colorado since Columbine, and the Democrats recent glorious legislative victories in the name of "gun safety" .....why.....was there no armed security present to stop this guy ?
So who in our society is responsible for all of the blabbing, quibbling, and pontificating....while such tragedies continue to unfold....from all indications resulting in little or no progress in implementing effective countermeasures to protect children, and staff in schools?
We provide armed security for our presidents - WHY ???? Because we as a society recognize that threats against presidents are a very real part of life.
How is it that our presidents are more important than our children when in the public school classrooms .....?
Inquiring minds.......really want to know.
...and yes .. I'm addressing that question to any GOVERNOR, LEGISLATOR, OR other - constipated politicos, school administrators, etc. who stand in the way of efforts to provide armed security in our schools.....down to and including arming teachers in the classrooms.
Careful with your all-encompassing analysis of "active shooters" / "mass shooters." As much as I would like to agree with you, the statement you posted is false. In fact, I re-posted on Facebook a similar sentiment I received through a conservative newsfeed earlier this year without doing my homework, and was met with sober fact-checking from well-informed friends.... fan of Obamanomics (Keynesian), an anti-capitalist (read OWSer), hated Republicans/conservatives. Add in SSRI drugs and he matches the profile for every other mass shooter of the last 30 years.
But if that "fact" was true... how I would love to tout "Guns should be illegal for anti-capitalist liberals, in the interest of public-safety" and lobby to disarm all liberals on the premise they are not responsible enough for RKBA.Careful with your all-encompassing analysis of "active shooters" / "mass shooters." As much as I would like to agree with you, the statement you posted is false. In fact, I re-posted on Facebook a similar sentiment I received through a conservative newsfeed earlier this year without doing my homework, and was met with sober fact-checking from well-informed friends.
Sandy Hook Elementary shooter: Adam Lanza had " a conservative worldview. [...] He was always very free-market economics and capitalism, as I think most people are in this country."
Aurora shooter: "[James] Holmes [...] had 'middle-of-the-road' political views..."
Please ensure your posts are factually accurate prior to posting. Dissemination of emotional-based "facts" only give ammunition to gun-grabbers.