> <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Apr 19, 5:01 am, "Stuart" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> "James Jones" <***@happeyvalley.net> wrote in message
>>> "G.I. Cho" <***@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> How many more tragedies is it going to take before we wake up? We have
>>>> a serious gun problem in this country and it's time to take a stand.
>>>> Let the farmers and hunters keep the rifles and shotguns. Get rid of
>>>> the pistols and the assault rifles unless you want to go over and
>>>> fight in Iraq.
>>> You're going to let us keep our rifles and shotguns? Gee, that's awfully
>>> generous of you.
>> I can just see it ,arm everyone including the immature students at
>> University and schools - some idiot comes in and tries to recreate a
>> massacre and it's guns ablazing to the left centre and right!!! an orgy of
>> killing. If the USA had a population problem it would be one way to solve
>> quick smart. The gun lobby are life haters....
> Life savers...
> If your theory were true, police wouldn't carry firearms.
> No the police and militia are trained and have legislative authority.
I see .... personal protection should be at the option of the
legislator. LOL ......
> Ordinary citizens can range from highly self disciplined and possessed of
> logical thought processes to the idiots who performed this outrage. You can
> never assume or transpose your own moral and ethical values on the entire
> population - it's also a pointless exercise to use words like "they should
> do this or that" people are not that predictable... it is now known the
> adult male brain is not fully developed till around 24 to 25. How many 18
> year olds have a cool head?
Would you suggest that the military not accept enlistments from those
under 24 years of age because younger brains are not fully developed?
> How many young men settle problems with a debate
> rather than primitive fists or weapons at hand? nah! the population at large
> needs to be de-armed and rely on a respect the police and authority. It
> will take time but it will happed after to many more deaths force reality on
> the USA - just compare the violence to nearly any other 1st world country.
Okay, lets compare:
School shootings around the world
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
School shootings from around the world since 1996:
- Nov. 21, 2006: Sebastian Bosse, 18, opens fire at his former school in
Emsdetten, Germany, before killing himself. Five people are wounded and
scores hospitalized for smoke inhalation after he sets off smoke bombs.
- Sept. 13, 2006: Kimveer Gill, 25, opens fire in a cafeteria at a
college, killing one student and wounding 19 before shooting himself.
- Sept. 28, 2004: Three teenagers are shot and killed by their 15-year-old
classmate at a high school in Carmen de Patagones, Argentina. The
- Sept. 3, 2004: Chechen rebels take hundreds of students and teachers
hostage in a school in Beslan, Russia, for two days. The siege ends when
explosions tear through the school and security forces storm the building,
leaving 334 dead - more than half of them children - as well as 31
militants and 11 special forces soldiers.
- April 29, 2002: Dragoslav Petkovic, 17, shoots his teacher, then himself
at a school in Vlansenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- April 26, 2002: Robert Steinhaeuser, 19, who had been expelled from a
school in Erfurt, Germany, kills 13 teachers, two former classmates and a
policeman, before shooting himself.
- Feb. 19, 2002: A man in his 20s fatally shoots the principal of his
high school in Freising, Germany, after killing two people at a company
where he was fired. The man then kills himself.
- Jan. 18, 2001: Two teenagers fatally shoot a 16-year-old student in a
bathroom at a school in a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden.
- March 30, 1997: A father in Sana'a, Yemen, kills four students and two
adults, including the headmistress, at the school his daughters attend. He
then walks to another school and kills a teacher there.
- March 13, 1996: Thomas Hamilton, 43, kills 16 kindergarten children and
their teacher in Dunblane, Scotland, before turning the gun on him