Teen gunman in Oregon school shooting got weapons from home

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biorsel wrote:

2nd Amendment play out real well here. The kid is innocent. The parent is at fault, not one but both. Charge them as killer.

Jun 11, 2014 3:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RonHat wrote:

I wonder how many of these school shooters are on ADHD or anxiety medication. Would be interested to find out.

Jun 11, 2014 3:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bear87 wrote:

Your exactly right. There are a lot of parents in this country from 74 shooting in the last two years that apparently dropped the ball when it came to teaching their children about life, respect for others and what is considered right and wrong.

I think to many parents think its not their responsibility to teach these ideals to their children. They expect the school or their baby sitter or nanny to do this for them. Why have children if your not going to take responsibility for their learning of the basics. Take time and teach them. If your kids are older then find out what their doing, how school is going, life issues. Quit putting your head in the sand and hope the problems if there are any go away. They won’t.

Because if parents don’t start getting involved with their children – school, friends, drinking, being bullied or being the bully or anything else then the next time there is a shooting in this country it might very well be your kid that was involved.

Jun 11, 2014 3:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
steinerrw wrote:

The parents need to be held accountable for this.
Until parents are held accountable, incidents like this will continue. Parents do not seem to think having accessable guns around the house is a big deal…yes I am a gun owner, a responsible gun owner…I think there is a need for gun control but that it should start in the home.

Jun 11, 2014 3:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BillW334 wrote:

It’s time to hold the owners of the guns responsible. If this little nutter was able to access his parent’s guns without consent, it becomes an access problem. I have guns. Each has it’s own trigger lock, several have internal locks as well. They are all kept in either a floor safe or a mounted lock-box. Essentially, they are all at least double-locked….

… and my kids don’t have the combinations.

Jun 11, 2014 3:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BillW334 wrote:

It’s time to hold the owners of the guns responsible. If this little nutter was able to access his parent’s guns without consent, it becomes an access problem. I have guns. Each has it’s own trigger lock, several have internal locks as well. They are all kept in either a floor safe or a mounted lock-box. Essentially, they are all at least double-locked….

… and my kids don’t have the combinations.

Jun 11, 2014 3:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BillW334 wrote:

It’s time to hold the owners of the guns responsible. If this little nutter was able to access his parent’s guns without consent, it becomes an access problem. I have guns. Each has it’s own trigger lock, several have internal locks as well. They are all kept in either a floor safe or a mounted lock-box. Essentially, they are all at least double-locked….

… and my kids don’t have the combinations.

Jun 11, 2014 3:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Freddye wrote:

I hope they are going to charge the gun owner too, for improper storage. The kid should not have had access to the guns.

Jun 11, 2014 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

BeRealistic, the people are brainwashed to be compliant to their masters, and thus have no reality and they then only pass on falsehoods to their children, who get no guidance as to what is an appropriate response since their parents don’t know. This is due to our fascist/corporate leaders who control our congress and president and the majority of the media. However, don’t worry, those with a expectation of justice will soon be weeded out of society entirely and then everyone can enjoy their stupor. Ignorance is bliss and we will have an extremely blissful nation.

Jun 11, 2014 4:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Sad, two more lives lost at the altar of the gun gods.

If this kid had not had such easy access to these weapons, what is the worst that could have happened, perhaps a fist fight or stabbing?

There has to be a happy medium between preserving the intent of the 2nd Amendment and having sensible laws that make it much harder for irresponsible people (in this case the parents) to have access to killing power that would have never been dreamed when the 2nd amendment was written.

Jun 11, 2014 4:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

(sigh) I know the liberals will be blaming the “corrupted, crooked, gun loving, homophobic and misogynist” Republicans.

Be that as it may, they really need to throw the book at this kid’s parents as well. I’m talking mandatory jail time here.

Jun 11, 2014 4:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MunchHausen wrote:

Arrest the parents. They need to ensure their crazy kids don’t get their weapons.

Jun 11, 2014 4:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jul122700 wrote:

That’s all we need more good people with guns…except if that good person has a family member in a bad place like an angry teenager!!

Jun 11, 2014 4:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

Yes, it is clearly the teachers’ in this kid’s former life that are at fault – part of that librul entitlement culture. The fact that his parents were gun nuts (with body armor to boot) is pure coincidence.

Makes you wonder about all the other entitled children and why they’re not out there murdering people. Also makes you wonder why this librul phenomenon only occurs with such regularity in the US.

Jun 11, 2014 5:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
G_E wrote:

The registered owner of the firearms should also be held responsible. Aside from being crappy parents and not realizing your son had mental issues.

Jun 11, 2014 5:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MaryMag wrote:

Nice going, parental units.

Jun 11, 2014 6:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
REnninga wrote:

“adolescence” noun (ad·o·les·cence / ad-əl-ˈes-ən(t)

1. Period of life from puberty to adulthood (roughly ages 12–20) characterized by marked physiological changes, development of sexual feelings, efforts toward the construction of identity, and a progression from concrete to abstract thought. Adolescence is sometimes viewed as a transitional state, during which youths begin to separate themselves from their parents but still lack a clearly defined role in society. It is generally regarded as an emotionally intense and often stressful period.

2. also see: Emotional instability

3. also see: Temporary insanity

The appropriate course of parenting, during adolescence: “No weapons for you!”

Jun 11, 2014 7:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
2Borknot2B wrote:

It is amazing more people were not killed with that kind of armament. Clearly he had intentions of doing more damage. L.

Jun 11, 2014 8:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

The responsible, law-abiding, gun owner that we here so much about, let his guns fall into the hands of a family member, enabling him to go kill.

Clearly no need to tighten regulations. That would not be fair on the responsible, law-abiding gun owner. Better to do as the GOP/NRA wish and do nothing to stop this happening over and over again.

Jun 11, 2014 11:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

When we insist that our right to kill our neighbors trumps all other constitutional rights, then we do indeed cheapen human life and our children get the message. We have an epidemic of children killing children and our response has been weak and ineffective. We have nothing but soundbites.

Unlike Las Vegas, where three good guys with guns were murdered by two bad guys with guns, in this instance it looks like a good guy withOUT a gun saved the day. When we place as much emphasis on the words “well-regulated” in the second Amendment as we do the word “militia” maybe we might be able to stop this slaughter of our children while they sit in a classroom trying to grow up.

Jun 14, 2014 11:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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