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  1. sparkplug54

    sparkplug54 said, about 2 years ago

    74 since Sandy Hook. http://news.yahoo.com/us-school-shootings-list-134025238.html

  2. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, about 2 years ago

    Pretty sad when a shooting, especially in a school, is ho-hum news at best. Guess it’s just that commonplace.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 years ago

    @sparkplug54

    And the rebuttal to this Yahoo

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/us/school-shootings-cnn-number/

  4. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    And two families have to live with the horror. One whose child was shot and the other…..Their child not only shot someone else, but killed himself. They lost a son too, but they don’t get the memorial in front of the school, they don’t get the news telling everyone what a good boy he was, they get the hate. A young woman on our Portland News station last night urged us not to forget that “other” family. The mother issued a statement: My son is not a monster. I cry for that mother, she will never get comfort.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Bruce Lee

    You would ignore the obvious.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    What bothers me that no one picked up these people once they started exhibiting signs. We need a special organization that deals with dangerous psychiatric situations and have arrest power not the police.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    To a lot of people, there’s no such thing as “too many deaths” so long as it isn’t someone they care about.

  8. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    I’m glad the TV license fee I pay (annual fee of £145.50/US$245) benefits you, too ;-)


    No, honestly, I don’t mind.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 2 years ago

    How crude and inappropriate.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 2 years ago

    @sparkplug54

    Until you parse Everytown for Gun Safety’s data and find that only 15 of those events were active shootings…

  11. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    …whew, only 1 incident every 5 weeks. That’s a relief. :-|



    Rather than make this a gun-control issue, how about understanding the root causes?
    In South Africa violence in schools is something off the charts. But here’s an attempt at trying to understand all the socio-economic factors: Violence in South African Schools"

  12. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    according to an opb interview yesterday there is a group (salem police??) that purports to be able to teach the warning signs and already has to a few entities in the state. that aside, the oregonian had many student interviews that mostly said “this is a big surprise”. the alleged perpetrator was described though as “very neat”. OCD came to mind reading the comments. parents divorced, living with the father.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I heard it stated that the boy killed in Troutdale was “in the wrong place, at the wrong time”. I’m also reminded that my friend on her second tour in Iraq as a medic was also in the wrong place at the wrong time when she was killed by an IED in an MRAP. It isn’t just guns, but our cultural acceptance of killings and war as “acceptable” behaviors, regarding violence and narcissistic nationalism, that breeds these incidents. “Gun rights” is just an extension of the stupidity of hegemony through violence.


    BTW: when I tell people I’m “non-violent”, my spousal unit with her 45 years of experience around me just laughs hysterically, but I haven’t used a gun on anyone since Viet Nam. Being anti-war, isn’t the same as “pacifist”, but there is a time and a place, and Americans have, sadly, forgotten that little consideration.

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Bruce…


    I have a problem with your rebuttal:


    From your link:
    “Some of the other incidents on Everytown’s list included personal arguments, accidents and alleged gang activities and drug deals.”


    I don’t understand…? If the gun incidents were “personal arguments, accidents and alleged gang activities and drug deals”, they do not count…?
    How so?

  15. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    Wow, that report was long! I didn’t read it all, but a lot.

    And Yes, just as with gun-related violence by “adults” (as opposed to a 20-year+ man-child), towns, cities, states and countries, AND school boards can only do so much in attempts legislate and curb violence in the schools. The parents must bear responibility as well. You are absolutely correct, we will probably see, at best, minimal positive results until the root causes are identifed and understood.

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