Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Luddly Neddite, Jan 20, 2013.
Police: New Mexico teenager fatally shot 2 adults, 3 children (Updated) | KOB.com
Whats the point of this thread?
It's really sad that someone will turn this travesty into just another poliical hack thread.
I'm not saying this event could not be discussed, but your comment is in inexcusable bad taste, is extremely gross, calloused, and is unmitigated effrontery.
And this minor child had access to firearms, how?
The issue isnt possession of guns in the home per se, but how or if those weapons are secured.
The victims share the same last name as the suspect... Family member? Hard to defend that unexpected attack of a beloved family member...
What time were they shot? Were they sleeping and never afforded the chance to defend themselves?
So many unanswered questions. So many facts unknown.
So quick to jump to conclusions...
Could you maybe wait for the bodies to get cold before you start using the deceased in your political panderings?
The gun nutters keep saying we need more guns.
My comment, that "more guns" didn't keep this family alive, is completely appropriate and is, in no way, "political".
Childish name calling by board trolls does not change that. It only proves my point - that the gun nuts cannot defend the indefensible. That's why some hide behind name calling.
I don't see any "political pandering" in Clayton's post, in fact I'd say he asks a legitimate question, how or if the weapons were secured. If the suspect is indeed the son of the adult victims, or even a relative living with them, how did he get a hold of the rifle?
If you have kids and guns, you best secure one or the other...
Personally, when I had children I made the decision to give up my guns until I felt they were old enough and responsible enough to understand just how serious gun ownership is. Kids are snoops, if you hide it they will find it. Anything, not just guns.
Not having all the facts in this case, one can only speculate as to the motive, but the one sure thing is, if, and I emphasize if, the suspect is a member of the family this tragedy might have been avoided had the guns been secured in a fashion that prohibited any of the children from accessing the weapons.
I have not seen any gun "nutter" suggest we need more guns, rather I would suggest they are saying that restricting access to certain guns based on fear and ignorance is a bad idea.
How many bodies need to get cold before we can discuss the ever-increasing numbers of dead bodies?
Really, this nonsense of saying we can't discuss the problem only adds to the problem, not to mention that its damn lame.
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