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Breaking: Over 30 Virginia Tech students reported dead in university shooting [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-4-17 04:41:32 |Display all floors

SA has the same problem...

When are governments going to realize that gun control just takes guns out of the hands of the law-abiding, since criminals will buy them on the black market?!

ANC decided to introduce gun control a few years back... idiots didn't realize that most guns used in house break-ins, hijackings, and farm murders are pilfered from the South African Defence Force's own supplies and sold on the black market...

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Post time 2007-4-17 05:50:35 |Display all floors
Such a tragic event.

VPI is a nice campus.  When they designed the walkways around campus, they just let the grass grow and let the students walk across the lawn.  Soon the students had worn paths in the places where the walkways should go.  Then they poured the concrete.

Why didn't they cancel classes?  They knew there was a gunman on the loose at 7:15 a.m., but they didn't cancel classes.  So when he stepped into the classroom, everyone was in their seats.

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Post time 2007-4-17 06:19:02 |Display all floors
The death toll is now reported at 33, including the gunman who shot himself. It is reported that the gunman had no identity papers with him and the severity of his self-inflicted wound made it more difficult to obtain his identity.

At 7:15 in the morning he reportedly killed two people in a dorm room and then over two hours later he walked into a classroom and shot the instructor and then started killing the students, who scrambled to overturn their desks and hide behind them. One of the students in the classroom said the shooter said nothing and that he appeared calm and emotionless. The student said the gunman then walked out of the classroom and two students closed the classroom door holding it shut with their feet. The student reported the gunman returned and tried to open the door but couldn't get through and then started firing several shots through the door. The student said the shooter then went on further down the hall and that they then heard more shots being fired.

Another report said that he entered one classroom and lined the students up against the wall, reportedly looking for his girlfriend and then started shooting all of those students.

It is reported that the police said the gunman had two handguns and several packs of ammunition.

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Post time 2007-4-17 06:22:27 |Display all floors

That reflex racial stereotyping .

This is an unmitigated tragedy involving the loss of tens of innocent young lives. The ease with which the ugly head of racial stereotyping as reared here and in the real world outside is scary. What if the shooter is Asian ? Would you like to find out if he is born in the States first ? Would you not wish to know something about the background to his obvious depression leading to this psychopathic actions ? Would you care to find out if he has had recent family grief ( eg lost a brother in Iraq ) ? No,no ,no ?? It is a sick society which breeds such sick behaviour.

So glad to see ( so far ) that the whole Muslim world has not be fingered to take responsibilty. Pretty reflexive sickos. Like to hear from the same if the shooter turns out to be christian Anglo-Saxon. " Just a bad apple " is what you should be prepared to hear then. Right ?

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Post time 2007-4-17 07:43:10 |Display all floors
Originally posted by mengzhi at 2007-4-17 08:22
That reflex racial stereotyping .

This is an unmitigated tragedy involving the loss of tens of innocent young lives. The ease with which the ugly head of racial stereotyping as reared here and in the real world outside is scary.  


Agreed, the ethnicity of the perpetrator is utterly irrelevant.

Australia's largest shooting rampage was by a blond anglo saxon with a mental disorder.
The Hoddle St, Massacre shooter another anglo saxon, and a loner.
The guy who shot seven people at Monash university (killing two) an Asian student with a psychological disorder.

What these sorts of shootings have in common is not race or ethnicity, but psychological or mental problems and far too easy access to weapons which can kill rapidly.
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2007-4-17 08:37:22 |Display all floors
What a terrible and deeply disturbing tragedy in American history. We don't have the exact details of what happenned, and we don't know who did it and why.

We can only offer our condolences to the American relatives and friends of those who have lost their lives and of those injured and traumatised by this tragic event. It is extremely sad to see all those students and teachers who seek to do good in life, facing such horror and terror by an individual hell bent on killing.

Was nothing learned from the 19 shootings in the last 10 years? Why was the security non-existent?
The weapons used and the issue of gun law and control seems of little relevance at this moment. Ultimately its people that are the problem. It is sad that there are people with severe psychological issues that need help. Maybe the real problem that needs to be fixed is noticing suicidal or homicidal tendencies in people.
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Post time 2007-4-17 08:53:40 |Display all floors

Reply #14 changabula's post

The problem dear one is due to too much Holliganwood propaganda and an uncaring tyrannical government that is not interested in creating values, nor opportunities for the youth of a nation duped by the government's unwillingness to remove the drugs from America, take care of its people and foster a life of promise and happiness -- a government hell-bent on domination and control, God-sent and God-given, no doubt! The American looks forward to a life full of drugs, alcohol and entertainment like CSI, The West Wing deceit, the gross vice-filled perversion of Grey's Anatomy and the lunacy of such films as the 300, Mission Impossible, Batman and Spiderman, to name but just a few. A deliberately dumbed-down nation of tomorrow's mercenaries -- Go tell the Spartans!

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