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post #31 of 213
That's really messed up, I keep telling ppl guns are bad.
post #32 of 213
That's terrible! Appaling! Dreadful! Heck, I don't know what to say, just that I hope you stay safe. I just can't imagine what their relatives are going through right now.
post #33 of 213
The second I heard the news, I couldn't help but think about the safety of all the Head-Fi'ers, and students in general, who are attending Virgina Tech. Glad to here your OK man, I know it must be terrible to go through this.
post #34 of 213
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Originally Posted by Pm@c View Post
Canada I feel perfectly safe here.
This stuff happens in Canada too along with other countries in the world. Just not to this extent. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0777958.html


I feel for the parents of the victims. I guess time will find the truth to this tragedy. Just sad to see human beings doing this stuff to others.
post #35 of 213
My heart goes out to the parents and families of the victims. Please be patient with the ongoing investigation. It seems that the authorities involved are doing everything they can to determine what happened, and to put together an acurate list of the names of the victims.

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Originally Posted by trains are bad View Post
It saddens me deeply when things like this happen, no, when things like this are allowed to happen. Our society is very confused.

How does our society let things like this happen? I see videos of police officers sitting outside in their cars, and not going in and doing anything. I hear student reports that students allowed themselves to be lined up and shot execution style. I hear that there were 2 hours between incidents in which nothing was done. Are we that unprepared and incapable of confronting things like this? It's not as if this is the first school shooting or murder-suicide in the united states. Do people just keep thinking it won't happen here? Will we learn? Will emphasis ever shift from feeling safe to being safe?

As a college student, in a closeby state, things like this strike very close to home. This is very scary for me. Very. And once again, I reevaluate whether to illegally (despite my concealed carry license) carry a weapon, or be defenseless in case of a nutjob like this, who will obviously not be stopped by laws.

I am very tired of having to choose which I fear more..the law or the criminals. If something like this happened at my school, I'm not sure what would be worse...being killed, or surviving with knowledge that I could have at least had a chance to stop it.
I think you're jumping to a lot of conclusions very early on in an investigation. You simply don't have enough information at this time to be criticizing law enforcment IMHO.
post #36 of 213
I felt sorry for their relatives. Parents are not supposed to bury their children. I can't believe they didn't cancel all classes after the 1st incident 2 hours prior. Why is it in US there's tendency to kill others before killing yourself? If your life sucks, kill yourself, not others who still want to live.
post #37 of 213
Wow, That is very ugly to hear. Glad to hear you are ok. Crazy people with guns. Guns should be banned and not for sale like it is in America.
This reminded of a poem written because of a former shooting in America also on a school. It gave me the shivers when I read it. Don't wanna depress anyone but I feel free to post it here...

Tommy brought a gun to school
He told his friends that it was cool
And when he pulled the trigger back
It shot with a great crack
Mom, I was a good girl
I did what I was told
I went to school, I got straight A's
I even got the gold
But Mom, when I went to school that day
I never said goodbye
I'm sorry Mom, I had to go, but Mom
Please don't cry
When Tommy shot the gun
He hit me and another
And all because Tommy
Got the gun from his older brother
Mom, please tell David
That it wasn't just a crush
And tell my little sister
That she is the only one now
And please tell grandma
I'll be waiting for her now
And tell my wonderful friends
That they always were the best
Mom, I'm not the first
I'm not better then the rest
Mom, why did it have to be me?
No one deserves this
Mom, warn the others
Mom, I left without a kiss
And Mom please tell the doctors
I know they really did try
I think I even saw a doctor
Trying not to cry
Mom, I'm slowly dying
With a bullet in my chest
But Mom remember
I'm in heaven with the rest
Mom I ran as fast as I could
When I heard that crack
Mom, listen to me if you would
I'm not coming back
I wanted to go to college
I wanted to get married
I wanted to have kids
I wanted to be an actress
Mom, I wanted to live
But Mom I must go now
The time is getting late
Mom tell David
I'm sorry I had to cancel our date
I love you Mom, I always have
But now, as I slowly die
Mom all I wanted to say is
I love you and goodbye

In memory of the schoolshootings
post #38 of 213
I have nothing insightful to say about this. I am sorry for everyone affected.
post #39 of 213
That is one beautifull poem Contrastique...
post #40 of 213
Thread Starter 
UPDATE: 31 dead in the Norris hall incident, 2 dead in my dorm (Ambler-Johnston). Also, one of the Baritone players in the Marching Virgnians (the marching band here that I am a part of), "stack", as we call him, was shot in the leg, and is in the hospital. Last I heard, he'll be fine, but still, pretty scary to think that one of my buds was shot 30 yards from where I'm sitting right now.
post #41 of 213
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Originally Posted by Foshizzle View Post
That's really messed up, I keep telling ppl guns are bad.
Yeah, so true, if he'd decided to bomb them instead like the Oklahoma City bombers we would have been much better off. Oopsie, that was 168 lives lost and over 800 injured... Guess not!

It's very, very sad that people feel so little empathy for others that they feel it is OK to kill them for no good reason. Over a score of lives lost because a person couldn't handle how his life was going and decided to take others with him. There is such an enormous gulf there in how the criminal views those who's lives they take, so little understanding of the fact that they are other living beings just like yourself.

You might be able to prevent something like this if you had someone of infinite oversight and compassion out there. That's an old arugument though, nature versus nurture. I have to wonder though if these crimes will continue to increase in the future as pressure on young people continues to rise.
post #42 of 213
In response to a couple of post reports I received: Hey, fellas, let's stay away from the gun debates (at least here on Head-Fi), and let's please not politicize this either.
post #43 of 213
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Originally Posted by RYCeT View Post
If your life sucks, kill yourself, not others who still want to live.
I completely disagree with this and it's a terrible way to look at it. There are plenty of services that can help people through hard times.

My thoughts go out to all the families.
post #44 of 213
My deepest condolences for those who have lost family and friends. It's sad that so many people will see this as an opportunity to campaign against things such as video games.
post #45 of 213
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Originally Posted by ozstrike View Post
My deepest condolences for those who have lost family and friends. It's sad that so many people will see this as an opportunity to campaign against things such as video games.
If they are smart they wont. the facts prove that crime has gone down over the years. The only thing these people can blame it on is physcotic, sick minds, and maybe parenting issues.
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