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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Im sorry...thats just silly. The 'gun' did not "accidentally discharge". It may have been discharged accidentally...but it didnt go off by itself.
    I don't know how silly it seems to that dead girls parents. Perhaps the gun didn't like her coming between it and it's owner. Stephen King has written a lot about inanimate objects developing feelings. Do you think the boyfriend should be charged or not? How about the parents of that 12 year old that killed his math teacher with their gun?

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If they don't have a law that holds parents responsible for their under-aged child shooting someone with their gun, they should. If they prove the weapon came from his parents' home? Somebody ought to go to jail.
    Mornin Maggie. They are just one of 27 states that don't. But if they went to work and then the kid took the gun. There is no way for them to know. Even if they had the gun locked up. So I don't think they should be charged for the actions of another. How could the state prove intent?

    Course that doesn't mean they aren't open to a lawsuit by those involved.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin Maggie. They are just one of 27 states that don't. But if they went to work and then the kid took the gun. There is no way for them to know. Even if they had the gun locked up. So I don't think they should be charged for the actions of another. How could the state prove intent?

    Course that doesn't mean they aren't open to a lawsuit by those involved.
    Gun safe.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    I don't know how silly it seems to that dead girls parents. Perhaps the gun didn't like her coming between it and it's owner. Stephen King has written a lot about inanimate objects developing feelings. Do you think the boyfriend should be charged or not? How about the parents of that 12 year old that killed his math teacher with their gun?
    Do you know how silly YOU sound in all of this?

    Should the boyfriend be charged. Well...lets see...who stuck the weapon down the girls pants? Who stuck the loaded weapon with a round chambered down the girls pants? If it is the weapon that was pictured on the website, who stuck the loaded weapon with the hammer in the locked position down her pants? Answer that question and we are on our way to an answer as to who might be charged.

    Now...should the parents be charged. Well...first off...WHO was the shooter? Seriously...48 hours and we havent seen a picture, dont know anything about the boy, his family, the circumstance, how he obtained the weapon, etc. Why is that do you suppose? Wouldnt you say thats a bit abnormal, considering they HAVE the shooter? If it is determined that the parents didnt take at least some measures to adequately secure the firearm, then yes...I believe there should be charges filed, just as I said during the Sandy Hook shootings.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

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    Policing can be a dangerous job and therefore not for everyone. Some of the danger is physical; there is an ever-present possibility of attack or of being asked to perform physically taxing tasks. Another kind of danger, though, is psychological and can come, as mentioned, from thoughts of the possibility of danger or, more likely, from the stresses of being exposed to negative events in the lives of others.

    When asked about stress, officers most frequently mention the police organization itself as a stressor. The need to make decisions on the streets or highways, but then to have those decisions so frequently questioned by the public, the media, and senior officers within the department, leads many officers to feel they are constantly under scrutiny for even the most routine activities.

    Becoming a Police Officer: Risks | Education.com

    Today’s law enforcement officers face a multitude of dangers in their everyday duties that rival the threat of getting shot. For example:


    Foot pursuits
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    Responding code 3 (lights and siren)
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    Heat stroke
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    Officers are exposed to these dangers on a daily basis.

    The real dangers of police work are not what you think - Lodinews.com: Behind The Badge

    "There are more people out there who are bad guys and could care less about killing you," he said. "I don't think the public has a clue as to what law enforcement goes through every day -- the stress they are under or all the bad things they see."

    A decrease in law enforcement officers killed doesn't mean the job is getting that much safer or criminals have become less violent toward police. What it may suggest, though, is that law enforcement officers have become smarter.

    Manning, the criminal justice professor, cites three major factors in helping keep more officers alive: 1) increased use and proven effectiveness of bulletproof vests; 2) improved education and procedures for hostage and other potentially perilous situations; and 3) the advent and rise of specialized units to deal with the bigger crises.

    Dangers real, but deaths increasingly rare for police officers - CNN.com
    I will just stop you now and tell you to go to the academy, graduate, pin a badge on, holster your weapon and go on patrol for a few years.
    Then you start telling me about law enforcement.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

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    One could not help but notice that you opted for a fast drive by attack rather than any evidence to support the claims and allegations made.
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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No where have I said I was opposed to self defense. Quite the opposite actually. I'm not sure why you argue things not said, but ignore what was said.

    Try again.
    You are clearly anti private gun ownership. Most people own guns for defence of home and protection of life.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I will just stop you now and tell you to go to the academy, graduate, pin a badge on, holster your weapon and go on patrol for a few years.
    Then you start telling me about law enforcement.
    Nonsense. I have those who have to speak. You can read them.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Gun safe.
    That's still not a guarantee either.....then there would be that issue for the Court over intent.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    You are clearly anti private gun ownership. Most people own guns for defence of home and protection of life.
    Not remotely. You're just trying to excuse your lack of reasoning ability. Worry less about me and more about the points you should address.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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