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THE 11TH SCHOOL SHOOTING THIS, THAT'S RIGHT THIS, YEAR!!!!

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:14 pm

ATLANTA — On Tuesday, it was a high school in small-town Kentucky. On Monday, a school cafeteria outside Dallas and a charter school parking lot in New Orleans. And before that, a school bus in Iowa, a college campus in Southern California, a high school in Seattle.

Gunfire ringing out in American schools used to be rare, and shocking. Now it seems to happen all the time.

The scene in Benton, Ky., on Tuesday was the worst so far in 2018: Two 15-year-old students were killed and 18 more people were injured. But it was one of at least 11 shootings on school property recorded since Jan. 1, and roughly the 50th of the academic year.

Researchers and gun control advocates say that since 2013, they have logged school shootings at a rate of about one a week.

“We have absolutely become numb to these kinds of shootings, and I think that will continue,” said Katherine W. Schweit, a former senior F.B.I. official and the co-author of a study of 160 active shooting incidents in the United States.
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drdeanster 6 minutes ago

Fly those flags at half-staff. Bring votive candles and stuffed animals to the memorial scene. Call for a day of prayer, have everyone join...
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As our great leaders would say, "Look at all the schools where there wasn't a fatal shooting. More people are killed by cars than guns at...
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3:43 p.m. Jan. 24, still no statement from Trump, not a tweet, relating to the Kentucky school shootings.

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Some of the shootings at schools this year were suicides that injured no one else; some did not result in any injuries at all. But in the years since the massacres at Columbine High School in Colorado, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., gun safety advocates say, all school shootings seem to have lost some of their capacity to shock.

Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, a gun safety group, said that’s because in 2012 in Newtown, “20 first graders and six educators were slaughtered in an elementary school.”

“The news cycles are so short right now in America, and there’s a lot going on,” she said. “But you would think that shootings in American schools would be able to clear away some of that clutter.”

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky said the gunman who opened fire Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton, near the western tip of the state was a 15-year-old student. The authorities said the student entered the school just before 8 a.m., fired shots that struck 14 people, and set off a panicked flight in which five more were hurt.

One girl who was shot, Bailey Nicole Holt, died at the scene; a boy, Preston Ryan Cope, died of his injuries at a hospital.

Bryson Conkwright, a junior at the school, said he was talking with a friend on Tuesday morning when he spotted the gunman walking up near him. “It took me a second to process it,” Mr. Conkwright, 17, said in an interview. “One of my best friends got shot in the face, and then another one of my best friends was shot in the shoulder.”

He said he was part of a group of students who fled, kicked down a door to get outside and ran.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was taken into custody in “a nonviolent apprehension,” Mr. Bevin said, and officials said he would be charged with two counts of murder and several counts of attempted murder. But the authorities had not yet decided whether to charge the suspect, who was armed with a pistol, as a juvenile or as an adult.

Of the 18 people injured, five remained in critical condition, law enforcement officials said on Tuesday night.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/us/kentucky-school-shooting.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur


I swear those that say they should be allowed to carry arms should be made to look after the dead bodies of every single person in the USA killed by a gun.


Number of gun deaths in USA this year, as of 23 Jan, runs to bloody pages! http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/number-of-gun-deaths Total bloody madness.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:21 pm

sassy wrote:ATLANTA — On Tuesday, it was a high school in small-town Kentucky. On Monday, a school cafeteria outside Dallas and a charter school parking lot in New Orleans. And before that, a school bus in Iowa, a college campus in Southern California, a high school in Seattle.

Gunfire ringing out in American schools used to be rare, and shocking. Now it seems to happen all the time.

The scene in Benton, Ky., on Tuesday was the worst so far in 2018: Two 15-year-old students were killed and 18 more people were injured. But it was one of at least 11 shootings on school property recorded since Jan. 1, and roughly the 50th of the academic year.

Researchers and gun control advocates say that since 2013, they have logged school shootings at a rate of about one a week.

“We have absolutely become numb to these kinds of shootings, and I think that will continue,” said Katherine W. Schweit, a former senior F.B.I. official and the co-author of a study of 160 active shooting incidents in the United States.
Continue reading the main story
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   Newtown Is ‘Still So Raw,’ 5 Years After Sandy Hook Shooting DEC. 13, 2017
   Columbine Shocked the Nation. Now, Mass Shootings Are Less Surprising. NOV. 10, 2017
   ‘Tell Your Story to Everyone’: Readers Affected by Mass Killings Offer Advice for Fellow Survivors NOV. 8, 2017

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drdeanster 6 minutes ago

Fly those flags at half-staff. Bring votive candles and stuffed animals to the memorial scene. Call for a day of prayer, have everyone join...
David 18 minutes ago

As our great leaders would say, "Look at all the schools where there wasn't a fatal shooting. More people are killed by cars than guns at...
merchantofchaos 18 minutes ago

3:43 p.m. Jan. 24, still no statement from Trump, not a tweet, relating to the Kentucky school shootings.

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Some of the shootings at schools this year were suicides that injured no one else; some did not result in any injuries at all. But in the years since the massacres at Columbine High School in Colorado, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., gun safety advocates say, all school shootings seem to have lost some of their capacity to shock.

Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, a gun safety group, said that’s because in 2012 in Newtown, “20 first graders and six educators were slaughtered in an elementary school.”

“The news cycles are so short right now in America, and there’s a lot going on,” she said. “But you would think that shootings in American schools would be able to clear away some of that clutter.”

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky said the gunman who opened fire Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton, near the western tip of the state was a 15-year-old student. The authorities said the student entered the school just before 8 a.m., fired shots that struck 14 people, and set off a panicked flight in which five more were hurt.

One girl who was shot, Bailey Nicole Holt, died at the scene; a boy, Preston Ryan Cope, died of his injuries at a hospital.

Bryson Conkwright, a junior at the school, said he was talking with a friend on Tuesday morning when he spotted the gunman walking up near him. “It took me a second to process it,” Mr. Conkwright, 17, said in an interview. “One of my best friends got shot in the face, and then another one of my best friends was shot in the shoulder.”

He said he was part of a group of students who fled, kicked down a door to get outside and ran.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was taken into custody in “a nonviolent apprehension,” Mr. Bevin said, and officials said he would be charged with two counts of murder and several counts of attempted murder. But the authorities had not yet decided whether to charge the suspect, who was armed with a pistol, as a juvenile or as an adult.

Of the 18 people injured, five remained in critical condition, law enforcement officials said on Tuesday night.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/us/kentucky-school-shooting.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur


I swear those that say they should be allowed to carry arms should be made to look after the dead bodies of every single person in the USA killed by a gun.


Number of gun deaths in USA this year, as of 23 Jan, runs to bloody pages!   http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/number-of-gun-deaths    Total bloody madness.


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Our murder rate is at all time lows. tongue

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:25 pm

I know. If that's low, doesn't say much about the USA does it. Oh look, pages and pages of deaths, and that's low! Pathetic.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:28 pm

sassy wrote:I know.   If that's low, doesn't say much about the USA does it.  Oh look, pages and pages of deaths, and that's low!   Pathetic.

Perhaps it is. But it's at an all time pathetic low.

Listening to some people carry on, you would think that things are getting worse in the US, not better.

(PS, it's not just foreigners. Many Americans think there is more crime now, even our President. Cool )

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:35 pm

Maddog wrote:
sassy wrote:I know.   If that's low, doesn't say much about the USA does it.  Oh look, pages and pages of deaths, and that's low!   Pathetic.

Perhaps it is. But it's at an all time pathetic low.

Listening to some people carry on, you would think that things are getting worse in the US, not better.

(PS, it's not just foreigners. Many Americans think there is more crime now, even our President. Cool  )


That's rather my point. If that's low, lord help you.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:40 pm

sassy wrote:
Maddog wrote:

Perhaps it is. But it's at an all time pathetic low.

Listening to some people carry on, you would think that things are getting worse in the US, not better.

(PS, it's not just foreigners. Many Americans think there is more crime now, even our President. Cool  )


That's rather my point.  If that's low, lord help you.

Yes, It's terrifying. But not as terrifying as it used to be.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:44 pm

Maddog wrote:
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That's rather my point.  If that's low, lord help you.

Yes, It's terrifying. But not as terrifying as it used to be.


Matter of perspective isn't it. That's like saying, oh we said the world was going to end, but actually one country will be left. Still a disaster, only people will have got so used to being told the world was going to end, they are brain-washed enough to consider it good news.

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Post by Maddog on Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:44 am

sassy wrote:
Maddog wrote:

Yes, It's terrifying. But not as terrifying as it used to be.


Matter of perspective isn't it.   That's like saying, oh we said the world was going to end, but actually one country will be left.   Still a disaster, only people will have got so used to being told the world was going to end, they are brain-washed enough to consider it good news.

Well, from my perspective, there are a great deal number of people that are acting like it was safer in the past, and things are getting more dangerous.

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