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Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:15 PM

One year ago today...

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Reply One year ago today... (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2013 OP
Agschmid Dec 2013 #1
JaneyVee Dec 2013 #2
laundry_queen Dec 2013 #24
spanone Dec 2013 #3
billh58 Dec 2013 #4
demmiblue Dec 2013 #5
lamp_shade Dec 2013 #6
Little Star Dec 2013 #7
eggplant Dec 2013 #8
tblue Dec 2013 #19
eggplant Dec 2013 #31
niyad Dec 2013 #39
classof56 Dec 2013 #9
nolabear Dec 2013 #10
Stuart G Dec 2013 #11
justhanginon Dec 2013 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2013 #13
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warrior1 Dec 2013 #14
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ReRe Dec 2013 #15
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2013 #16
Hoyt Dec 2013 #17
lightcameron Dec 2013 #18
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2013 #30
tblue Dec 2013 #20
Ranchemp. Dec 2013 #21
laundry_queen Dec 2013 #23
CreekDog Dec 2013 #26
billh58 Dec 2013 #34
Ranchemp. Dec 2013 #46
Ranchemp. Dec 2013 #47
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2013 #29
madrchsod Dec 2013 #22
nevergiveup Dec 2013 #25
countryjake Dec 2013 #27
malaise Dec 2013 #28
n2doc Dec 2013 #32
pinboy3niner Dec 2013 #33
99Forever Dec 2013 #35
NYC_SKP Dec 2013 #36
Lifelong Protester Dec 2013 #37
passiveporcupine Dec 2013 #38
niyad Dec 2013 #40
bench scientist Dec 2013 #41
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blkmusclmachine Dec 2013 #42
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blkmusclmachine Dec 2013 #43
go west young man Dec 2013 #44
obxhead Dec 2013 #45

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:17 PM

1. Keep up awareness!

Kick

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:17 PM

2. I still have PTSD from that event. So so heartbreakingly tragic.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 03:58 PM

24. Same.

At the time my 2 youngest took the same bus and everyday when I put them on the bus all I could hear was that one Sandy Hook mother who said, "I put 2 children on the bus, but only one came home." That quote still sticks in my head. There's no describing the horror of that. Not a day goes by that I put my kids on the bus that I don't think of that and hope that never happens to us or any other children, ever again.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:19 PM

3. one day ago.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:20 PM

4. K&R

for the growing awareness of Americans for the need for sane gun legislation to combat this public health issue.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:25 PM

5. I cannot begin to imagine the pain...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:39 PM

6. Now I'm crying...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:42 PM

7. Heartbreaking. k&r

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 01:04 PM

8. And twenty years before that (to the day).

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Response to eggplant (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 02:19 PM

19. Never heard of that one.

My gosh. School shootings are becoming so commonplace. Will we ever get a handle on this? Or will we keep going down this road as if it doesn't matter?

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Response to tblue (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 05:16 PM

31. My alma mater.

I wasn't there that year, but I have a lot of friends who were. It is a very small campus. So 12/14 is one of those dates we remember. Then Sandy Hook happened last year on the 14th. Then the one yesterday in Colorado. Yesterday was particularly frustrating because I had spent most of the day thinking "man, tomorrow is going to be a drag", and then finding out that, no, *today* and tomorrow were going to be a drag.

Makes for a depressing December.

Most people don't remember the shooting at Simon's Rock (even though we were one of the first, even before Columbine) because not enough (!) people were killed for it to be called a "mass shooting". Which, I guess, is a good thing. But nobody remembers it, which is sad.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #31)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 09:24 PM

39. pbs knows

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In the February 22, 2013 PBS Need to Know show titled "After Newtown" (see Newtown Mass Murder) journalist Maria Hinojosa reported, "In fact, in an interview with Newsweek in 2007 after 32 people were killed in the Virginia Tech shootings ... Wayne Lo said: 'The fact that I was able to buy a rifle in 15 minutes, that's absurd. I was 18. I couldn't have rented a car to drive home from school, yet I could purchase a rifle. Obviously a waiting period would be great. Personally, I only had five days left of school before winter break ... If I had a two-week waiting period for the gun, I wouldn't have done it.'" [5]

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 01:05 PM

9. All the victims are worthy of our tears.

Can't seem to hold mine back.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 01:13 PM

10. Ach... Still hard to believe.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 01:34 PM

11. When will they ever learn.................nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 01:39 PM

12. I almost wish I hadn't opened the cartoon.

All of a sudden my picture seems to have gotten very blurry. Such unimaginable pain for those parents is just beyond comprehension.

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 01:41 PM

13. I understand...

It IS beyond comprehension.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 01:42 PM

14. .

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 01:51 PM

15. .

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 02:08 PM

16. and not one thing

 

has been done about it

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 02:13 PM

17. +100000000000000000

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 02:15 PM

18. It's shameful.

People often ask, "How many times does this have to happen before something is done?"

My answer is always: zero. We don't need another one. Do something now. Period.

Well, we've had 28 mass shooting since Newtown. If THAT isn't enough, I don't know what is.

Shameful.

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Response to lightcameron (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 04:57 PM

30. Yet when a two bit actor...

 

from a two bit movie series dies in an auto crash, it seems to impact people more.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 02:20 PM

20. Some states have relaxed their gun laws.

It's sick. This country is mental.

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Response to tblue (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 02:23 PM

21. States that have relaxed their gun laws

 

are only doing what their citizens have demanded they do, otherwise, those pols would be replaced with new ones willing to do what their constituents want them to do.

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Response to Ranchemp. (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 03:52 PM

23. I think those citizens who want relaxed laws are included in that poster's assertion. nt

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Response to Ranchemp. (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 04:13 PM

26. got some numbers to back up that contention?

or just making it up as usual?

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 06:35 PM

34. It's the NRA line

don't you know...? ALEC and the Koch Brothers paid good money for those corrupt politicians.

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Response to billh58 (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:08 AM

46. Corrupt because they vote the way their constituents want them to,

 

or are you just spouting your usual ?

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:10 AM

47. You have numbers that say otherwise?

 

Or are you just making it up as usual?

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Response to tblue (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 04:56 PM

29. Yeah, I should have said nothing positive has happened...

 

it is truly sickening. I have grade school aged grandchildren, and that day hit me harder than 9/11. It was much more personal. You shouldn't have to worry about your kids while they are at school. Another sickening thing- some assholes wanted to call the anniversary "Guns Save Lives Day".

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 02:30 PM

22. nothing has been changed...

and in many ways it`s worse.

a horrific day that should have never been.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 04:06 PM

25. I am always at a loss for words

when talking about Sandy Hook. It is so overwhelming. The fact that so little has been done in response to something so unimaginably repulsive speaks volumes about the soul of America. I can never figure if it a result of cowardice or denial or maybe a little of both, but whatever, it is shameful and it has become a blight on our country.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 04:35 PM

27. Thank you, California Peggy!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 04:37 PM

28. Too sad

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 05:48 PM

33. K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 06:46 PM

35. And the worthless scum in Congress did NOTHING about it.

NOT. ONE. DAMN. THING.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 07:09 PM

36. Recommended, with great sympathy to the families and community. nt

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 08:36 PM

37. ...---...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 08:47 PM

38. Thank you Peggy

One thing I really love about DU...people aren't afraid to say they cry about shit like this.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 09:25 PM

40. k and r

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 12:21 AM

42. N

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #42)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 12:21 AM

43. G

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 01:51 AM

45. With rare local exceptions gun laws remain the same.

 

We will suffer this again.

Will it be your child next?

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