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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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At least 31 people were killed today on the campus of Virginia Tech in what appears to be the deadliest shooting rampage in American history, according to federal law-enforcement officials. Many of the victims were students shot in a dorm and a classroom building.


Full Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/16/us/16cnd-shooting.html?ex=1192334400&en=305721272cfa098d&ei=5087&excamp=GGGNvatechshooting

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thats fucked up.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

blaming it on video games in 3.. 2 ..1...

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[tHc]hicaow wrote:
blaming it on video games in 3.. 2 ..1...


Most likely or it will be " The Voices told me to do it" Or "The dog told me to do it."
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Voices? Nah.

More like they will blame it on video games as said, or music.

Anyways, one of the reasons they said on the news was that students I guess heard the same guy arguing about an girlfriend. Then the story cam in that he went to the dorm looking for his g/f.

Anyways, its fucked up.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This will not only be a horrific event, but I'm sure Jack Thompson will use this as an excuse to bitch about video games again...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's sad to hear what these idiots nowadays are doing to harm perfectly innocent people just because they have a few disagreements with the world.

What I don't get is, since there were 2 separate shootings that were 2 hours apart from each other, why the hell didn't the police arrive shortly after the first shooting occurred.

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This will not only be a horrific event, but I'm sure Jack Thompson will use this as an excuse to bitch about video games again...


Your right, Jack Thompson is most likely going to use this event to aid him in his pointless fight against "excessively violent" video games.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

They mostly did arrive after the first shooting. But thats a huge campus, and to find 1 person would be rather difficult.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=15903

gee thats a shock ..

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Wat a little bitch. Lets blame video games, music, tv for violence. OMG sum one picks a gun up and shoots people. It must be GTA's fault coz they played it ounce. When the real reason is all the violence in the real world between everybody, like this event.

Jack Thompson your scum for using the tradegy for plublicity

and to any victims family or friends i send my condolences
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

the response time by the law enforcement and the head office at VA was horrible, how could they allow a shooting that had a 2 hour gap? fucking bullshit.

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[tHc]hicaow wrote:
http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=15903

gee thats a shock ..




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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

always in America....

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is a real tragedy. People aren't safe anywhere anymore.

My heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones.

It's sad that I am not completely shocked, even by an event as horrific as this.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Gun-loving student wrongly accused: He is an Asian-American student at Virginia Tech University, whose personal blogs reveal a recently wounded heart and an eye-opening gun fetish.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/the-internet-thinks-its-me/2007/04/17/1176696821109.html

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So sad Crying or Very sad

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Gun-loving student wrongly accused: He is an Asian-American student at Virginia Tech University, whose personal blogs reveal a recently wounded heart and an eye-opening gun fetish.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/the-internet-thinks-its-me/2007/04/17/1176696821109.html


Thats nuts.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

TPP27 wrote:
the response time by the law enforcement and the head office at VA was horrible, how could they allow a shooting that had a 2 hour gap? fucking bullshit.


It didn't take them 2 hours to get there. They believed that the Gun-man had physically left the campus after the shooting in the dorms. At that point they should have notified other locations on campus of this news. That is where they fucked up. But their response time to the second shooting was amazing.

It was on the other side of campus and the shooting only lasted around 2 minutes where he managed to take out 30 students and them himself. The swat team was already inside the building in less than two minutes.

Where they fucked up was not letting the whole campus know there could possibly still be a gun-man still in the area.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I heard that the guy was previously referred for counselling, so the problems were there for quite sometime.

The unfortunate thing about this is that this is happening with increasing frequency in the US:

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* Enoch Brown school massacre - Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States; July 26, 1764
* Bath School disaster - Bath, Michigan, United States; May 18, 1927
* Poe Elementary School Attack - Houston, Texas, United States; September 15, 1959
* Cologne School Massacre - Cologne, Germany; June 11, 1964
* University of Texas at Austin Tower Massacre - Austin, Texas, United States; August 1, 1966
* Kent State shootings - Kent, Ohio, United States; May 4, 1970
* Jackson State killings - Jackson, Mississippi, United States; May 14-15, 1970
* California State University, Fullerton Library Massacre - Fullerton, California, United States; July 12, 1976
* École Polytechnique Massacre - Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 1989
* Stockton Massacre - Stockton, California, United States; 1989
* University of Iowa shooting - Iowa City, Iowa, United States; 1991
* Concordia University massacre -Montreal, Quebec, Canada; August 24, 1992
* Simon's Rock College of Bard shooting - Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States; December 14, 1992
* Richland High School shooting - Lynnville, Tennessee, United States; November 15, 1995.
* Frontier Junior High shooting - Moses Lake, Washington, United States; February 2, 1996
* Dunblane massacre - Dunblane, Scotland, United Kingdom; March 13, 1996
* Sanaa massacre - Sanaa, Yemen; 1997
* Pearl High School shooting, Pearl, Mississippi, United States; October 1, 1997
* Heath High School shooting, West Paducah, Kentucky, United States; December 1, 1997
* Jonesboro massacre - Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States; March 24, 1998
* Thurston High School shooting - Springfield, Oregon, United States; May 21, 1998
* Columbine High School massacre - Littleton, Colorado, United States; April 20, 1999
* W. R. Myers High School shooting - Taber, Alberta, Canada; April 28, 1999
* Santana High School - Santee, California, United States (near San Diego, California)
* Osaka school massacre - Ikeda, Japan; 2001
* Erfurt massacre - Erfurt, Germany; 2002
* Monash University shooting - Melbourne, Australia; October 21, 2002
* Rocori High School shootings - Cold Spring, Minnesota, United States; 2003
* Southwood Middle School tragedy, Miami, Florida; February 3, 2004
* Red Lake High School massacre - Red Lake, Minnesota, United States; 2005
* Dawson College shooting - Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 2006
* Amish school shooting - Nickel Mines, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States; 2006
* Platte Canyon High School shooting - Bailey, Colorado, United States; 2006
* Henry Foss High School - Tacoma, Washington, United States January 3, 2007
* Beirut Arab University shooting - Beirut, Lebanon; January 25, 2007
* University of Washington- Seattle, Washington, United States; April 2, 2007
* Virginia Tech massacre - Blacksburg, Virginia, United States; April 16, 2007




Its such a tragedy and its made all the worse to think that even with more timely / effectively delivered prior warnings there really is no practical defense against an act like this, especially with America's liberal firearm laws.

How do you spot the gun wielding psycho student amongst a crowd of similar aged contempories?

Metal detectors on every door may help, but it would be prohibitively expensive to do this for every college or school, heck any crowded place.

After all who knows where the next gun toting psycho will strike after he picks up his new 9mm and truck load of rounds at Walmart?

The Dunblane massacre forced the UK to radically alter their firearm laws making access to them even more restrictive.

It doesn't solve the problem of violence (kids stab each other with frightening frequency) and of course people can still access firearms but its much, much harder for the average joe to lay their hands on a firearm, and I personally think that this has gone a long way to safe guard UK schools against such terrible acts like this.

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