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Old 24th May 2022, 01:52 PM   #41
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It's been confirmed by the local hospital that the two dead are children.

Police have given an update saying that the shooter is also deceased.

CORRECTION: Apparently the state governor is giving a press conference right now. According to the governor's statement, 14 children and 1 teacher are dead. The suspect, an 18-year-old high school student, is also dead.

According to state data, this elementary school teaches grades 3 and 4.
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Old 24th May 2022, 01:56 PM   #42
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Current reports are one teacher plus fourteen students. Shooter is alive and in custody (ETA: Spanked, not alive after all).

Nothing to say. We all just rehash all the things we've said every other time this happens, then fade off....


....until it happens again,

....and again,


....and again. Never ending.
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At least 2 people are dead and 14 injured after a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, a small town some 80 miles west of San Antonio. Most of the known victims so far are children, according to the hospitals that have been receiving the patients. Police say the shooter is in custody.

ABC says day after tomorrow would've been the last day of the school year at this school.
CBS now reporting 14 children and one adult dead. 18 year old shooter is also deceased.
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This is one headline...

14 students killed, 1 teacher dead in elementary school shooting, Texas governor says: LIVE
https://abc13.com/uvalde-texas-robb-...down/11889693/
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Absolutely horrible.
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At least 2 people are dead and 14 injured after a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, a small town some 80 miles west of San Antonio. Most of the known victims so far are children, according to the hospitals that have been receiving the patients. Police say the shooter is in custody.

ABC says day after tomorrow would've been the last day of the school year at this school.
Not again.

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Governor Greg Abbott said 14 students and one schoolteacher are dead and more than a dozen have been injured in the horrifying gun attack, reports ABC News.

The suspect is believed to be high school student Salvador Ramos who allegedly shot a teacher and his grandmother, according to the publication.

He was said to have been armed with a handgun and possibly a rifle.

Uvalde Police Department confirmed on Facebook that the attacker was in police custody shortly after 1pm.
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The suspect is believed to be high school student Salvador Ramos who allegedly shot a teacher and his grandmother, according to the publication.

I wonder how many of the obvious "warning signs" will have been ignored?
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Old 24th May 2022, 02:12 PM   #48
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It was reported during the press conference that two responding police officers were shot but are expected to recover, so it would seem that they actively engaged the shooter, but it's not clear whether he was taken down during this or shot himself. I suppose it matters little.

Shooting his relative first and then going to and shooting up the elementary school is an unsettling parallel with Sandy Hook.
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Elementary school .. I have no words ..
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Abbott also said the shooter reportedly killed his grandmother before entering the school.
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Go on, Texas. Let everyone open carry, no license. Make it illegal to not be armed. Heck, why not train and arm all kids from Grade 3? Surely *then* all the good guys will be able to take out the occasional bad guy. Right? Make the State *real* polite. And *super* safe.
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Live updates: 14 students, 1 teacher killed after shooter opens fire at Texas elementary school
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"The face of evil" apparently:

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/stat...niMcgQqQuRv8pg

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PHOTO: Salvador Ramos, 18, is suspected shooter in massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas — 14 Kids & 1 Teacher Dead https://breaking911.com/developping-...entary-school/
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I hope they verified that image lest they accuse the wrong Salvador Ramos.
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The Attorney General of Texas says the answer is to arm teachers.
Texas is not a civilizaed country. No way will I ever go there. It has gone totally crazy.
I would sign a petition to kick Texas out of the Union in a New York minute.
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I wonder how many of the obvious "warning signs" will have been ignored?
Please. You and your right wing ilk are a big part of this problem.
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what the HELL is wrong with this country? FOURTEEN CHILDREN AND ONE TEACHER DEAD! I'm disgusted with the gun mentality in this country and those that support it. I don't want to hear about your FREEDOMS or your 2A Right. I don't give a damn about your 'right' to swagger around with a gun on your belt so you can feel like a BIG, MACHO MAN or WOMAN or any of the excuses you all have for "needing" to own a gun. I DON'T CARE! This love affair with guns has got to stop. But it won't as long as the NRA and gun nuts fight every damn effort to control it and equate gun ownership with 'freedom' and "mah RIIIIIIIIGHTS!" It makes me want to vomit. And I'm specifically calling out the REPUBLICAN PARTY because it's YOU who keep making this kind of slaughter possible with your constant refusal to do damn thing to stop it. It makes me want to vomit. Yeah, I'm ranting because I'm madder than hell. And those of you who want to respond with your 'reasons' for not stopping this madness, I DON'T CARE!
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I never claimed there was, that's an incorrect assumption you have arrived at.

Since you are from Europe you may not be familiar with the current narrative in the US. It goes something like this: OMG!1!!111!1!! duh the white supremeististz are an existential threat to our democracy!!111!11!!! and duh blackses can't leave their house without being mowed down by racistz1!!111!1!

The executive branch, congressional Democrats and most of the major media have a lot of people fooled into believing that white men, like the Buffalo shooter, are regularly pulling off mass shootings and murdering minorities. In fact, what happened in Buffalo is extremely rare when it comes to mass shootings. Right now the ratio for this year is 209:1. In the seven days following the Buffalo shooting there have been 13 mass shootings with 12 killed and 59 wounded. Mostly black on black. With a major US holiday coming up this week expect many more mass shootings and deaths that will be ignored because Republicans and white supremacists won't be pulling the trigger. As I said earlier it's extremely rare when a shooting like the one in Buffalo happens, it's been the opposite so far this year.

How quickly we forgot about the black nationalist who shot 10 people in a New York subway.

Being from Europe, did you hear about the Jewish Democrat mayoral candidate in Louisville, Kentucky who had a gunman walk into his campaign office and attempt to assassinate him? No? That's because he was a black BLM activist who had made an appearance on MSNBC and also espoused communist and socialist beliefs and liked to rag on "gun loving Republicans."

That act of political terrorism didn't even get a thread much less a post on this board, that I'm aware of.

If I wouldn't have mentioned it in this thread earlier, you probably wouldn't know about the Chinese man who walked into a predominantly Taiwanese church and opened fire, an act of political terrorism.

How about the Asian man who fired over 200 rounds from his fifth story Washington DC condo, injuring four including a 12-year-old child. How much have you heard about that one?

There is a narrative being punished and it is a lie.
Well, not there was really doubt, but somebody just highlighted and underlined that he is a racist.
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what the HELL is wrong with this country? FOURTEEN CHILDREN AND ONE TEACHER DEAD! I'm disgusted with the gun mentality in this country and those that support it. I don't want to hear about your FREEDOMS or your 2A Right. I don't give a damn about your 'right' to swagger around with a gun on your belt so you can feel like a BIG, MACHO MAN or WOMAN or any of the excuses you all have for "needing" to own a gun. I DON'T CARE! This love affair with guns has got to stop. But it won't as long as the NRA and gun nuts fight every damn effort to control it and equate gun ownership with 'freedom' and "mah RIIIIIIIIGHTS!" It makes me want to vomit. And I'm specifically calling out the REPUBLICAN PARTY because it's YOU who keep making this kind of slaughter possible with your constant refusal to do damn thing to stop it. It makes me want to vomit. Yeah, I'm ranting because I'm madder than hell. And those of you who want to respond with your 'reasons' for not stopping this madness, I DON'T CARE!
The Texas Attorney General just called for the arming of teachers...
I hate texas, I really do. I would give it back to Mexico in a minute, except the Mexicans are way too smart to accept it...
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Exactly. Now you're asking the right question. Why is it so important to some people that the vast majority of mass shootings be ignored to laser focus on the few committed by what they consider a disfavored racial group?

You'll notice, as Bogative pointed out above, that even a mass shooting committed by an Asian man just didn't count as a mass shooting for some reason. For some reason, it only counts if it's perpetuated by a white male, any other shootings may as well not have even happened.

If it can't be used as a springboard to hate on the very concept and existence of America, it's of no value to them.
More right wing crap.
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what the HELL is wrong with this country? FOURTEEN CHILDREN AND ONE TEACHER DEAD! I'm disgusted with the gun mentality in this country and those that support it. I don't want to hear about your FREEDOMS or your 2A Right. I don't give a damn about your 'right' to swagger around with a gun on your belt so you can feel like a BIG, MACHO MAN or WOMAN or any of the excuses you all have for "needing" to own a gun. I DON'T CARE! This love affair with guns has got to stop. But it won't as long as the NRA and gun nuts fight every damn effort to control it and equate gun ownership with 'freedom' and "mah RIIIIIIIIGHTS!" It makes me want to vomit. And I'm specifically calling out the REPUBLICAN PARTY because it's YOU who keep making this kind of slaughter possible with your constant refusal to do damn thing to stop it. It makes me want to vomit. Yeah, I'm ranting because I'm madder than hell. And those of you who want to respond with your 'reasons' for not stopping this madness, I DON'T CARE!

Yawn. I feel a lot more outrage about the fact that it takes something like this to get people loudly dramatic. There are so many mass shootings and killings that people just ignore. But when a group of kids get shot up, suddenly murder matters. The life of those kids isn't worth any more than the those of any of the people who are shot on a daily basis in this country.

Of course, the last body can barely hit the floor before some politicians and their supporters are using it as a political platform. Every time.
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Yawn. I feel a lot more outrage about the fact that it takes something like this to get people loudly dramatic. There are so many mass shootings and killings that people just ignore. But when a group of kids get shot up, suddenly murder matters. The life of those kids isn't worth any more than the those of any of the people who are shot on a daily basis in this country.

Of course, the last body can barely hit the floor before some folks are using it as a political platform. Every time.
Oh, the irony......
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There are going to be signs that weren't acted on that the shooter was disturbed. From a local news station, a person familiar with the town said when word came about an active shooter at the school, parents thought Ramos could be the shooter.
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The Texas Attorney General just called for the arming of teachers...
I hate texas, I really do. I would give it back to Mexico in a minute, except the Mexicans are way too smart to accept it...
I'm with you on that. Texas is someplace I don't even want to step foot in.
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Been watching Fox news coverage, just out of curiosity on the spin. Main message is that why don't these elementary schools have armed SRO's at each entrance, with metal detectors. Doesn't seem practical at any level (sure, guns in grade school). "Good guys with a gun."

Red flag laws, yeah I have mixed feelings about them, and haven't seem much about their efficacy. Not long enough for reliable, aggregate data. And obviously we're still in the fog of war point; there's nothing to suggest it. Could eventually be though.

I don't have kids, so cannot even relate to this tragedy as a parent would, but damn man, just how much more will it take for change? My guess is that there isn't a political will to do anything - if Sandy Hook didn't move the needle, doubt this will either. This is why mid-terms and control of Congress are so important.
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Yawn. I feel a lot more outrage about the fact that it takes something like this to get people loudly dramatic. There are so many mass shootings and killings that people just ignore. But when a group of kids get shot up, suddenly murder matters. The life of those kids isn't worth any more than the those of any of the people who are shot on a daily basis in this country.

Of course, the last body can barely hit the floor before some politicians and their supporters are using it as a political platform. Every time.
Your response is, sadly, true to form. I'd say more but ISF rules and all....

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I'm with you on that. Texas is someplace I don't even want to step foot in.
It's not that I hate all Red states. I visit Wyoming, Idaho and Montana quite a bit. They have theri crazies, but it's not as bad as Texas.
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Well .. he wouldn't be allowed to have a gun, right ? So it's more about availability of illegal guns, or someone gave it to him, or didn't secure it well enough. I don't recall someone getting into trouble for anything like that.
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Been watching Fox news coverage, just out of curiosity on the spin. Main message is that why don't these elementary schools have armed SRO's at each entrance, with metal detectors. Doesn't seem practical at any level (sure, guns in grade school). "Good guys with a gun."

Red flag laws, yeah I have mixed feelings about them, and haven't seem much about their efficacy. Not long enough for reliable, aggregate data. And obviously we're still in the fog of war point; there's nothing to suggest it. Could eventually be though.

I don't have kids, so cannot even relate to this tragedy as a parent would, but damn man, just how much more will it take for change? My guess is that there isn't a political will to do anything - if Sandy Hook didn't move the needle, doubt this will either. This is why mid-terms and control of Congress are so important.
Attorney General of Texas wants to arm teachers.
You know my attitude toward the right is hardening. I am beginning to think the problem is the wrong people are being shot....
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Attorney General of Texas wants to arm teachers.
You know my attitude toward the right is hardening. I am beginning to think the problem is the wrong people are being shot....

Well, it is Texas. Maybe some of the kids had Republican parents who would have raised them Republican. I mean, if you think killing Republicans is the answer and all, I guess there is your silver lining.

Personally, I don't think shooting people is the answer.
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Well .. he wouldn't be allowed to have a gun, right ? So it's more about availability of illegal guns, or someone gave it to him, or didn't secure it well enough. I don't recall someone getting into trouble for anything like that.
No link, so take it for what it's worth, but I thought I heard he took the guns his grandmother had, I'm guessing right before he killed her.
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I am beginning to think the problem is the wrong people are being shot....
Yeah, okay. That's not particularly helpful.
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There are going to be signs that weren't acted on that the shooter was disturbed. From a local news station, a person familiar with the town said when word came about an active shooter at the school, parents thought Ramos could be the shooter.
The problem is, frankly, psychological signs are a tricky thing, and there might never be enough resources to check out everybody who sends out what could be "Warning Signs". I don't see that as a viable solution.
If are going to see every Moody Teenager are a threat, you will have to deal with about half the teenagers in the US, since going around being Moody and Full Of Angst is considered cool in current teen culture, and a lot of the teens are just faking it in order to be cool.
People forget how when you are teen being cool is often the most important thing there is. Understanding how little it really matters is a part of growing up.
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Yawn. I feel a lot more outrage about the fact that it takes something like this to get people loudly dramatic. There are so many mass shootings and killings that people just ignore. But when a group of kids get shot up, suddenly murder matters. The life of those kids isn't worth any more than the those of any of the people who are shot on a daily basis in this country.

Of course, the last body can barely hit the floor before some politicians and their supporters are using it as a political platform. Every time.

Which is exactly what you are doing right now.

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Which is exactly what you are doing right now.

There are days when I really hate the Membership Agreement/

I was responding to a political rant about Republicans. And yes, it happens every time a mass shooting occurs. I'm pretty sure nobody broached politics until that gem was posted. I'm sure we'll get to hear plenty more from the politicians.
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The problem is, frankly, psychological signs are a tricky thing, and there might never be enough resources to check out everybody who sends out what could be "Warning Signs". I don't see that as a viable solution.
If are going to see every Moody Teenager are a threat, you will have to deal with about half the teenagers in the US, since going around being Moody and Full Of Angst is considered cool in current teen culture, and a lot of the teens are just faking it in order to be cool.
People forget how when you are teen being cool is often the most important thing there is. Understanding how little it really matters is a part of growing up.
And every time this happens I think, what about the people with red flags right now? The ones that haven't gone on a shooting rampage yet. 'Come on people speak up. At least try to intervene.'

No one listens to me.

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Been watching Fox news coverage, just out of curiosity on the spin. Main message is that why don't these elementary schools have armed SRO's at each entrance, with metal detectors. Doesn't seem practical at any level (sure, guns in grade school). "Good guys with a gun."
This is what I meant about the GOP. Fox...the darling news source of the GOP... isn't addressing the source of the problem which is the violent, gun mentality in the US but wants to band-aid it with having guns protecting us from guns. It's insane.

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Red flag laws, yeah I have mixed feelings about them, and haven't seem much about their efficacy. Not long enough for reliable, aggregate data. And obviously we're still in the fog of war point; there's nothing to suggest it. Could eventually be though.
They don't work when they aren't properly implemented. The 18 yr old who shot up the grocery store should have been red-flagged last year when he was held on a mental health evaluation when he wrote about wanting to commit a murder-suicide. But:
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On Monday, state police confirmed that they did not seek a red-flag order against Mr. Gendron, who is now charged with one of the deadliest racist massacres in recent American history.
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I don't have kids, so cannot even relate to this tragedy as a parent would, but damn man, just how much more will it take for change? My guess is that there isn't a political will to do anything - if Sandy Hook didn't move the needle, doubt this will either. This is why mid-terms and control of Congress are so important.
Oh, there's a political will by the Dems to do a lot, but the GOP's staunch support for "gun rights" keeps anything from being done. Damn them.
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I wonder how many of the obvious "warning signs" will have been ignored?
What in the actual **** could possibly make you conclude that we're every going to get better at identifying warning signs? How could anyone believe that the solution here is millions of people being educated on and always watching for "warning signs"?

Here's a ******* warning sign, he's 18 and has a weapon of war or easy access to it. What could an 18 year old need unrestricted access to an assault rifle for?
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The Attorney General of Texas says the answer is to arm teachers.
Texas is not a civilizaed country. No way will I ever go there. It has gone totally crazy.
I would sign a petition to kick Texas out of the Union in a New York minute.
These idiots seem to have forgotten that an armed ex cop tried to take out a shooter recently. Problem is that the shooter had body armor. The security guard got off some shots and DIED ANYWAYS.

Arm teachers? **** you Texas.

Dude, an elementary school. Wear those NRA hats proudly, you ignorant ********. Every gawdamn one of you.
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