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    Default Another gunman at a US elementary school.

    So relieved that it appears that no one was actually harmed. Are we allowed to talk about gun control since no one was hurt, or is it "too soon?" Or will gun people say that no one was hurt, so obviously we don't need to talk about it?


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    Not relevant to your questions, I just wanted to say I am so thankful no one was hurt. This area is only about 1 1/2 from us and about 45 minutes from the school DH worked in last year.

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    I'd love to talk about it but not with some of the people here. The question isn't how do we make schools safer. I don't want my kids spending 8 hours a day in a locked fortress called a school building. The question is, when are we going to get the damned guns off our streets, out of our schools, so that our kids can run around on the school yard without the fear of being blown away. This was nothing more than a lucky break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I'd love to talk about it but not with some of the people here. The question isn't how do we make schools safer. I don't want my kids spending 8 hours a day in a locked fortress called a school building. The question is, when are we going to get the damned guns off our streets, out of our schools, so that our kids can run around on the school yard without the fear of being blown away. This was nothing more than a lucky break.
    Yep.
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    Everything Stacey said.

    This country's love affair with guns is depressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Everything Stacey said.

    This country's love affair with guns is depressing.
    Totally agree. And I know it is because I am Canadian but I really do not get the whole gun culture. My dad had a hunting rifle which he got rid of when he married my stepmother but that was used for hunting once a year.
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    Well in reality, i don't have the energy to do this. I find this debate very draining to me because i don't agree with either extreme....and it seems thats almost all that exists,.

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    Just read the article. There's a hero story in here about the woman who kept him with her and talked him down. Amazing.
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    Nothing to talk about. He was a convicted felon so wouldn't have been able to purchase the gun legally. More gun control laws wouldn't have changed a thing, since it was already illegal for him to have it. Maybe we should debate enforcement of existing gun laws?

    This sounds familiar though. Maybe we should talk about better treatment and management of people with mental illness. It is obvious he was trying to commit suicide by cop.

    The man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with officers inside an Atlanta-area elementary has a "long history of medical disorders," according to his brother, who said suspect Michael Hill was bound to "do something stupid."

    "I honestly can tell you he has got a long history of medical disorders, including bipolar, and that could make you snap on a dime," Timothy Hill told ABC News. "My moms almost looked like a drugstore at one point. There was so many different medications he was on."

    Police said Michael Hill, 20, will face charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Timothy Hill, 22, said he's not close to his brother and thinks he last saw him in January 2011. Hill did not disclose his brother's complete mental health history but said he was taking drugs for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder as early as age 6.

    Hill said his brother had once threatened to kill him. "I had a feeling he was going to eventually, one day, do something stupid, but not of this magnitude."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I'd love to talk about it but not with some of the people here. The question isn't how do we make schools safer. I don't want my kids spending 8 hours a day in a locked fortress called a school building. The question is, when are we going to get the damned guns off our streets, out of our schools, so that our kids can run around on the school yard without the fear of being blown away. This was nothing more than a lucky break.
    That makes it a chat session not a debate
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