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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Loco deSane

    Loco deSane said, almost 4 years ago

    this is misleading. What does gun control issues have to do with this tragic event? CT already has some of the most restrictive gun measures in the nation. This monster tried to buy a gun and could not (what the law was designed to do, no?) so he murders his mother and takes her guns to commit the crime. Now, how on earth would any law have prevented this?
    Sometimes evil just is and we can’t legislate it away.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 4 years ago

    Anyone, blogger, politician, poster, journalist, et al, who even remotely politicizes this heinous act is demented and deserves no respect.
    Carlson, you have a problem, get help.

  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    ‘The 100 million worldwide murdered by communist regimes…how many of them never got to grow up? Suddenly liberals—moral relativists and hypocrites—are concerned about evil in the world?’

    I have no idea where this figure 100 million comes from, nor what “communist regimes” you’re raging about. However, since you bring up the “evil in the world”, I’ll reply with this: In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats.

    “Are we,” Obama asked on Sunday, “prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?”End quote.

    “It’s a valid question. He should apply it to the violence he is visiting on the children of Pakistan.” – George Monbiot

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    @Loco deSane

    ‘What does gun control issues have to do with this tragic event?’

    You could legislate how many bullets can be in a magazine (one mass shooter was brought down as he stopped to reload); you could regulate how accessible these weapons should be; you could regulate storage of guns in the home; you could legislate severe penalties for non-compliance; you could legislate & strictly regulate private & gun-fair sales; you could legislate gun operating licenses; you could legislate against assault weapons; against semi-automatic rifles…

    This guy shot & killed 26 people in less than 10 minutes.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    @rightisright – we can only clean up our own house. The “what if” questions doesn’t fix anything and if you are going to go into questions like the one you raise, you open a history book full of worms where the USA was not often the good guy.
    @loco deSane – perhaps it would be better to call it ammunition control? In Virginia, my shotgun that fires three rounds in less than two seconds has to have a plug or else I would be able to fire 5 rounds in less than 3 seconds, and when skeet shooting, I have done so. We need to give citizens a chance to stop a shooter even if it is only while he is reloading.
    @olfart – our healthcare system is already failing to provide the level of physical healthcare people need. It is even harder to get mental health care and those who do get help, are often ostracized by employers and neighbors.
    @narrowminded – I suggest your statement politicizes this tragedy as a way to protect your rights. Politics are necessary to create laws, regulations, and protocols for dealing with humans who kill before they can do so. Anyone who doesn’t want to use the system to fix the system is…well…
    @omQ R – He shot one child 11 times, and still had enough ammo to keep on going.
    & open minded,

  6. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    Thank you. In how many developed countries do women like the shooter’s mom collect and play with guns as a hobby, anyway?

  7. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    Carlson hit the nail on the head.

  8. ajnotales

    ajnotales said, almost 4 years ago

    @rightisright… Promise us that you’ll tell us how you feel should a tragic event like this ever happen to your child or grandchild? I’d be interested to see if your position shifts….

  9. ajnotales

    ajnotales said, almost 4 years ago

    And BTW… How DOES one use an assault rifle, semi or fully automatic, for recreation, anyway? Toss a ball in the air and shoot it until it’s vapor?

  10. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, almost 4 years ago

    Ah, the NRA compassion/evasion tactic!!!

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    That is one reason I do not buy products made in Communist China if I can help it.

  12. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Loco deSane

    If the Brady Law had been in effect, she wouldn’t have been able to buy the Bushmaster which was used in the killing.

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    President Reagan defunded mental health care many years ago.

  14. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    •There is no point in outlawing guns. They are out there, there are millions, they are made of metal and will last for a thousand years if they are kept oiled. Failing that, I could find materials in my basement that would produce a workable gun, and it doesn’t take much knowledge of the subject to figure out how to do it.

    Bullets, on the other hand, are time consuming to make and require specific equipment. Production of enough to do serious damage would require planning and patience that are not characteristic of those who shoot up elementary schools. And, working on such a project might attract the attention of someone sane.
    Bullets can be individually stamped, and their sale can be registered, so that every bullet can be traced back to the person who purchased it. This way, a guy who wants to buy a couple boxes of bullets to go shoot deer, or the woman who wants a box to keep with the gun in her bedside drawer, won’t set off any warning bells. But the guy who is buying an arsenal will attract attention before he finds a more lethal way to do it.

  15. theautojunkie

    theautojunkie said, almost 4 years ago

    2nd Amendment rights have nothing to do with recreation.

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