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    Yet Another Shooting in the States

    Breaking News on Sky News. Several dead in shooting in Virginia, says shooter is surrounded by 100 police in the woods.

    another american shooting....when will they learn


      14 dead in colorado now after gunman wearing armour, gas mask with 2 or more guns and smoke/teer gas grenade went into a screening of batman, the mind boggles
      "Some people don't know their easy lives... I wouldn't be so ungrateful" - Fiacre Ryan - #AutismAndMe


        Someone took this batman thing too far....
        "If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards - checkmate!" Zapp Brannigan


          Another shooting in the states.....

          '27 dead' in Connecticut primary school shooting
          He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.


            School Shooting In Connecticut: '27 Killed'


            At least 27 people - including 18 children - have been killed in one of the worst school shootings in US history.

            The death toll at Sandy Hook Elementary School , in Newtown, Connecticut was reported by AP, which cited an unnamed official.

            It is also being reported that one of the two shooters, the father of a pupil, was masked and heavily armed - and has been killed. The other suspect is reportedly now in police custody.

            AP news agency says "the attacker" was 20 years old and used a .223-caliber rifle.

            Meanwhile, local newspaper the Hartford Courant said an entire classroom was unaccounted for. It reported sources as saying many of the shootings took place in a kindergarten classroom.

            Staff at Danbury Hospital said they did not expect to receive any more patients than the three they were treating.

            Stephen Delgiadice said his eight-year-old daughter heard two big bangs before teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was unharmed.

            "It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.

            White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama was monitoring the situation.

            "I think it's important on a day like today to view this, as I know the president as a father does, and I as a father and others who are parents certainly do, which is to feel enormous sympathy for families that are affected," he said.

            The local mayor, Mark Boughton, posted on his Twitter page: "A horrible, horrible day for the Greater Danbury Community. Prayers for Newtown and the families of the children. #tragic."

            Local media initially reported there were two shooters, while police reportedly said a gunman was in the main office of the school and that a person in one room had "numerous gunshot wounds".

            The incident began around half an hour after the school day had started.

            A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher was shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.

            But State Police are reportedly saying that the school is no longer an "active shooting scene".

            Crying pupils were seen being escorted from the school, which has children aged between five and 11 years old.

            More follows...


              That's pure horror. Echoes of Dunblane.
              Tis but a scratch.


                Horrible stuff. Info now seems to be that there was only one shooter who is dead.


                  Awful reading. There have been many such incidents sadly - Dunblane, Hungerford & Cumbria near home, and countless rampages in the USA.
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                    Originally posted by bugler View Post
                    Horrible stuff. Info now seems to be that there was only one shooter who is dead.
                    news here just said second person in custody
                    \"A million monkeys with a million crayons would be hard-pressed in a million years to create anything as cretinous as Battlefield Earth.\"


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                      Kindergarten? FFS.
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                        Heard it on the news. Horrible. They really need to do something about gun ownership....
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                          Shooting in the States

                          It is difficult to have sympathy when the US government refuse to even countenance reasonable gun regulation. This will keep on happening.


                            Shooting in the States

                            I really despair over American gun laws. The founding fathers could never have envisaged automatic weapons etc & all this pry it from my cold dead hands bull****!! It's truly upsetting. 18 sets of parents have had their little child murdered 11 days from Christmas. I really hope Obama can say now 'enough is enough'. This is truly truly horrible
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                              Originally posted by Viigand View Post
                              It is difficult to have sympathy when the US government refuse to even countenance reasonable gun regulation. This will keep on happening.
                              Difficult to have sympathy?
                              Gwan Joe!!