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Why are people blaming the tool not the man?

dont punish guns! guns are good for us! punish the bad people.

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Because without that particular "tool" he could not have killed as effectively. he used that tool exactly the way it was designed to work.

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So how do we protect ourselves from people who want to harm us? I personally don't like guns but the bad people will ALWAYS find a way to get them bc they don't follow the rules the rest of us do.
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You do not need an assault rifle to protect yourself. Any handgun, rifle will do. Shotguns are actually pretty effective for women since guys are less liable to laugh off the idea you can hit anything. You don't have to be good to hit something with a shotgun.
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Agreed
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Whats the problem with ARs?
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If you can ask that after Friday, there is something seriously wrong with you.
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You just excersized the point of my question! Stop blaming the tool!
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If that wacko had only been carrying the 2 handguns he could not have inflicted the same amount of damage. Think!!
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Again, who is doing the action? The person not the gun. And if he wasnt carrying any guns he couldnt have done as much damage. Of course i know that. Im not an idiot.
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But assault rifles only serve one purpose. They are not needed by the average gun owner. They've been banned before. Hopefully this prez is smart enough to sign such a bill and our congress is shamed enough to pass one
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Its still just as dangerous as any gun.
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Got ya there, now didnt i? Of course i did.
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Not even close. As dangerous as any other gun?? Really?? You are going to compare that to, say, a single shot 22?
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Definitely
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Yes
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Then you aren't smart enough to own a gun
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That fact that you fear ARs shows that you are not smart enogh to own a gun.
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I don't "fear" them unless they're in the hands of someone like you who think they are no different than a single shot 22.
I'll lay odds you are one of those "armchair warriors" who think you're Rambo or something and wouldn't have the first clue how to actually defend yourself.
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The odds are against you.
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Now you're spewing nonsense. All dine
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They really are against you.
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Finally someone with some sense!

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Many people believe that tougher gun laws will stop these heinous crimes. I don't personally think they will but sadly I can't offer any effective solutions either.

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Learn how to deal with mental illness. STOP being in denial, like so many of these families are!!!!!!!
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It wasnt the gun that walked into the school.
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"If the tool wasnt there in the first place, it wouldn't have happened." is what they are thinking. Which is true, but, its also true that guns don't kill people, people kill other people.

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The tool is an extension of the man.

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Because blaming the tool is the easy way out for those who won't admit they have failed in spotting,and stopping, a threat.

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Cuz the man suxs...:/

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The thing is people are buying all these high power AR 15s which we don't need. No assault rifles and no riot shotguns. I'm a hunter and someone takes my guns away ill be POed.

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Don't you think they'd realize a grown man could easily use a knife or even his bare hands to hurt little kids. I think it's stupid for them to blame things that obviously not the problem.

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A knife was used in china. All those kids survived
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Still isnt the guns fault, boo
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That particular gun is unnecessary for any rational human being.
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Actually every gun is necissary for any rational human beings. Its just the irrational ones who we need to keep guns away from!
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Not even close. You are proposing that we just have a free for all? Hell, I may want a rocket launcher. Be sensible.
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No. That is not what i am proposing. Infact im saying just the opposite of that. God! Pay attention!
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Hey, if you get an assault rifle because of the 2nd amendment, I get armed the way I want
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Keeping guns away from irrational people woul prevent free for alls.
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And who decides they are irrational? You? I think you're irrational because of your uninformed views on guns. Does that mean you can't have one?
The guy in conn had just a social disorder, nothing that would deem him irrational
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My uninformed views on guns? Check yourself, boo.
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I'M not the one comparing an AR15 to a single shot 22. Or advocating a good defense is a strong offense. You are completely clueless.
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No boo. You are clueless
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Lost any facts? Time to move on
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That is a war weapon..
We don't use a hammer to adjust our eye ware

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Maybe his mom had this bc SHE FEARED HIM! Don't blame guns! We need guns to protect ourselves against mental illness!! Families of the mentally ill KNOW when someone has snapped! STOP being in DENIAL before they kill us all!!

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If families KNOW when someone has snapped, where did his mom mess up?
People don't know, half the time the person who snaps doesn't know it's coming. Believe me, I know.
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That's where you are wrong. But they do!! Denial!! Seen it happened first hand the results were horrific!! You don't know what you are talking about. This women knew her son snapped she knew it she wanted to have him committed, TOO LATE!
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I shouldn't say all do but it's hard not to know unless they don't live with you, it's very noticeable!! Like a bruck to the head!
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She was looking at a school in one of the western states where she thought he could do well. There was never anything to show she was trying to have him committed.
You really need to think things through, all these so-called crazy guys "snapped" and apparently their families didn't notice.
I lived with mental illness, sometimes there are obvious signs that a breaking point is reached, mostly there isn't.
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She knew very well he was mentally ill. Her guns should have been where he could not get to them. So you can just stop talking, boo.
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She knew he had aspergers. Not exactly a mental illness. You Lost, seem to be completely clueless
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It is a mental illness. Its a social disorder. And he was autistic too. Regardless, her guns were not locked up. But you still seem to think that the gun grew legs and walked into the school and shot the whole place up.
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Asbergers is a type of autism so he didn't have autism "too" It's a social disorder, not a mental illness. As for locking them up, how do you know she didn't?
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Cause he got to them. Thats how i know they werent locked up. She was a prepper too. So she needed to be ready for something to happen.
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Boo she knew he was mentally ill. Why was she looking for a place to bring him then? Listen, I know you like you like to be pious with everyone but don't pull that crap on me! I know you think you know everything about everything Miss Boo but back off don't tell me "think things out" of course you lived with someone with mental illness well so did I. There are always signs! The signs could be for a MINUTE, AN HOUR, A DAY, A YEAR, OR YEARS!!! But they are there!! I lived with someone also, and within 3 days he was dead and I had no way to get out if the house to get help for myself or him, but trust me you know!! Doesn't matter what I say to you! I escaped barely with my life!!
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What I'm telling you is its a myth that families can tell when someone's going to snap. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Think back to all the people in shock because their son, brother, whatever wouldn't do something like that. This boys own father and brother said he was never violent so please stop with your nonsense about what I may know. I'm glad you survived, I'm glad I survived and nobody saw it coming at my house.
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Lost, he got to the school too and it was locked. Unless she had them in a safe and he didn't have key/combination then he could get to them.
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The school wasnt locked. He walked right in the door!
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The school was locked and he shot out the door. Pay attention to actual facts.
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Gun control WILL NOT stop crazy!!!! Guns are not the problem! Crazy is the problem!! LOCK UP YOUR GUNS!!! Common sense. I live in the country and when I say country I mean country! Deer, turkey, coyote, across the road are bear! We have no houses around we need a gun. I wouldn't leave it laying around. I don't think anyone has the right to tell me I can or can't have it to protect myself. Mental illness is THE PROBLEM!!
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Guns are also the problem
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*sarcasm* guns are the problem cause they grow legs and walk into places and shoot people up!
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No don't you know Miss Boo is ALWAYS right!!! Violence in Hollywood movies to an unstable person can be devastating!! The video games are scary!! An unlocked gun are ALL a recipe for disaster in a mentally disturbed person!! Don't just automatically say guns are the problem. Sick people are the problem. There are more people with guns that don't harm anybody than there are people that don't even own the guns that do harm people. Lock up your guns. I do agree that we need strict background checks, that should be a no brainer. A mental test should be included.
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What about the stabbings in China on the same day as Newtown? 23 school children slashed! Should we ban knives now also? No!! What we don't need now is more damn govt. what we need is more GOD!!! We have become the country and the world of the Godless and we are paying and will continue to pay until we ALL reach out to him and put satan back where he belongs, in the pit of hell!!!
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Guns are made for destruction and they always have been...

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You mean guns don't kill people people do

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Yes
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Than that's logical
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Exactly
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But they kill so many more of them with assault rifles...
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Any kind of gun can be semi-automatic. Not just ARs.
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Not hardly. There is a difference between single shot, semi automatic, automatic, erc. Regardless, that gun is ONLY made for killing people period
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I know there is a difference between the kind of action. But any gun can be semi-auto. Shotguns, pistols rifles, ARs. ARs can also be bolt action. Or single shot. The point is they dont have to be semi-auto.
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And it isnt true that ARs are made for killing only people. You hunt with them.
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Baloney.. Only hunt. They are a flipping military gun. They hunt all right, people
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I never said they were only used to hunt.
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