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post #76 of 213
that's a lot of people killed. this is hard to imagine. here is hoping for a speedy recovery to the survivors.
were the two shooting coincidental?
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that's a lot of people killed. this is hard to imagine. here is hoping for a speedy recovery to the survivors.
were the two shooting coincidental?
in both shootings, they said it was some asian engineering student. the shootings also took place in an engineering building. so it's probably the same guy.
post #78 of 213
I don't even know what to say about this. This pisses me off and bums me out at the same time.

My heart goes out to tall the families, God help them.

MD...glad you're ok.. post more when you can.
post #79 of 213
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Agree'd, gun control laws are not very affective.
Question is, why are gun crimes in the rest of the developed world so much lower?
post #80 of 213
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Question is, why are gun crimes in the rest of the developed world so much lower?
they kill people with knives instead. i've seen it with my own eyes.
post #81 of 213
My feeling for all those affected by the killing. Unfortunate souls to be cought up in those f'ed up peoples madness.
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the person who did the shootings was asian right?
Yup. CNN has an interview up right now with one of the few girls who survived in the German class. It's interesting that this is probably the first large-scale school shooting by an Asian person. Just goes to show that people who snap come from all walks of life.
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Yup. CNN has an interview up right now with one of the few girls who survived in the German class. It's interesting that this is probably the first large-scale school shooting by an Asian person. Just goes to show that people who snap come from all walks of life.
it's the second. some time ago, this chinese physics graduate student studying the the United States shot his professor and a bunch of his classmates before killing himself. he was said to be an excellent student and a physics genius, too.
post #84 of 213
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Yup. CNN has an interview up right now with one of the few girls who survived in the German class. It's interesting that this is probably the first large-scale school shooting by an Asian person. Just goes to show that people who snap come from all walks of life.
true that...true that
post #85 of 213
The shooter is a Chinese National who is on a visa for his schooling. This takes some focus away from the argument that American culture is to blame. The man has probably only been in the U.S. for his college years.
post #86 of 213
Stop jumping to conclusions. Va Tech's newspaper The Collegiate Times has several heart-wrenching articles as well as photos.

http://collegemedia.com/
post #87 of 213
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The shooter is a Chinese National who is on a visa for his schooling. This takes some focus away from the argument that American culture is to blame. The man has probably only been in the U.S. for his college years.
not really. one can still argue that it's the US culture that made him do it.
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not really. one can still argue that it's the US culture that made him do it.
Thats true, but the argument that Americans youth are desensitized by TV and video games does not seem to be relevant. And I'm not sure, but I would imagine that he would not be allowed to buy a gun legally if he wasn't a citizen.
post #89 of 213
I doubt he was a student on an F-1 visa. Even if it was legally possible for him (as a foreign student) to buy the two or three semiautomatic weapons he was using, it would be bizarre for most undergraduate-aged foreign engineering students to pick up that kind of firepower along with an ammo vest and multiple spare clips. Doesn't fit the profile of any foreign student I've ever known. Usually they're focused on their studies and a bit bewildered by the outside culture. You'd have to be hardcore immersed in the gun culture to pick up that kind of firepower and paraphernalia.
post #90 of 213
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Thats true, but the argument that Americans youth are desensitized by TV and video games does not seem to be relevant. And I'm not sure, but I would imagine that he would not be allowed to buy a gun legally if he wasn't a citizen.
there seems to be many ways to buy guns illegally. where i live, there are many people who live at the border and have M16s, taking the prevention of illegal immigration into their own hands. obviously, the M16 and AK47 is not something you can just buy at the supermarket (or can you?).

Chinese youth watch James Bond and play DOOM, too, so even if they never set foot in America, you can still blame American culture for it. American culture can be blamed for everything.
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