18 Shot at Northern Illinois University

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  1. JimH52
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    I've heard 4 critical. My daughter goes to school there, as does my son's girlfriend. I was in a meeting after school and didn't hear until coming home. I grabbed the cell phone and called my daughter. Luckily she has pneumonia and wasn't on campus. She got a text on her cell phone and an email as the emergency responders were coming. That they seemed to have learned from VT shooting.
     
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    I am reading on CNN that 4 died. This is so sad. What the h*ll is wrong with people!
     
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    Nothing is wrong with people. Something was wrong with guy with the gun, but nothing is wrong with people
     
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    Let people with concealed weapons permits carry on campus. It is common in universities to say that the only ones that are armed there is campus police.. Which is stupid I know our university here only has like 30 officers. I am a military veteran that knows how to handle a weapon responsibly and am a very good aim. It is just retarded to leave people defenseless on campus.
     
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    Thats the last thing we need.
     
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    Ok someone tell me why this seems to happen every week in America? Why? Not the stupidity that says we should all be armed to prevent it, but the 'why it happens in the first place?' Thoughts?
     
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    While I disagree that students on campus should be packing heat I could probably come around to allowing faculty to carry...

    then again, when the first nutter professor shoots up his class then the blame game will continue just as it would if gun packing students produced a nutter or two.

    life is going to happen. Even the crazy stuff. dont blame the gun, don't blame the campus for not allowing students to carry; blame the individual nutter that made the choice to vent by killing people. It doesn't leave much room to rage on someone but it's the truth.


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    No discipline, or very little, at home. More disrespect for human life. This stuff rarely EVER happened when I was growing up. I lived around guns my whole life and had complete respect for their power and what they could do. This came from instruction from my parents.
     

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