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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    Yeah sure, college students with Assault Rifles. I bet you if those students were armed, the number of deaths from the confusion alone would have been more than those who were actually killed by the gunwoman.
    well when my late father was a student at Yale the mid to late 1940s most of the men there were in the navy or army. My father often had "shore patrol" after classes meaning he attended classes with his 45 Pistol on his belt. He never ever heard of anyone shooting another student. As a prep school student he was the national high school skeet champion and often had a shotgun with him-once again, no shootings. His first two years in college-due to the v-12 military program was at the college nearest his home with the program-Miami of Ohio where he was a top ranked collegiate rifle shot. He kept his rifle in his dorm -once again no one ever was shot by varsity rifle team members.



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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well when my late father was a student at Yale the mid to late 1940s most of the men there were in the navy or army. My father often had "shore patrol" after classes meaning he attended classes with his 45 Pistol on his belt. He never ever heard of anyone shooting another student. As a prep school student he was the national high school skeet champion and often had a shotgun with him-once again, no shootings. His first two years in college-due to the v-12 military program was at the college nearest his home with the program-Miami of Ohio where he was a top ranked collegiate rifle shot. He kept his rifle in his dorm -once again no one ever was shot by varsity rifle team members.
    This is not a comment on gun control, but you have to admit, it was a different time back then.
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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

    If we are going to openly allow thugs and short fused wackos, they are going to have to strengthen an armed police presence. When i went to school, a lot of students had guns in their doors, apartments, house, etc.... I remember hearing a squabble involving two friends. His buddy got his GF knocked up and he made it known to a few people that he was going to kill him. Of course, i was a little freaked out because i knew he had a gun, and was pretty into this girl. The whole thing fell through of course via the coaching staff's intervention; however there was never any mention of a gun because not everyone knew.
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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    The hell is wrong with students these days.
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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    This is not a comment on gun control, but you have to admit, it was a different time back then.

    Hi Cap.

    Is that an admission that most people these days are, generally, "bad people" to a far greater degree or commonality than was the case in, say, the 1950's or 60's?

    What is "a different time" really, than an assertion that people in general were different? What did a majority of people have back then, that so many today lack?

    It certainly wasn't material things. There was lots of poverty in the 50's.
    It certainly wasn't people not having opportunities and things to do. Back in the 50's, race and sex were more likely to limit one's opportunities than today, and as for diversions many small towns had a malt shop and a movie theater and that was it.
    Hardly anybody saw a shrink in the 1950's. Most people didn't lock their doors, even though they might live a few miles from a street where the houses were shacks and the poor folks that lived there had to butcher their own chickens if they wanted meat to eat.

    Not material things or cultural sophistication then.

    What was it they had, then, that we lack, now... that guns were more commonplace but things like this rarely ever happened?

    I have my own ideas but I'm curious what you think.

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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

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    Hold on, Apo...
    Sounds like it was faculty, not students...
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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    This is not a comment on gun control, but you have to admit, it was a different time back then.
    yeah young men were treated like young men and trusted to act like men. An 18 year old who might have to fight the nazis with tanks, flamethrowers, heavy machine guns and fighter planes was probably able to be trusted with a 45 pistol

    of course back then you could buy a gun by mail at age 15



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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    harvard educated female professor

    doesn't sound like she was an NRA member or a hard core tea party activist

    sounds like a moonbat liberal to me

    wanna keep people safe-keep guns out of the hands of leftwingers



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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    ... that guns were more commonplace but things like this rarely ever happened?
    It has to do with deviance theories. In a nearly completely homogenous school population - like that of the 1940s - you will find very little deviation regardless of how much of a control mechanism there is in place. In a school population as diverse as that of modern day universities you will see more deviation.
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    Re: 3 Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama Campus

    All because she would not receive tenure.


    UAH faculty member charged with capital murder - WAFF.com: North Alabama News, Radar, Weather, Sports and Jobs-


    Authorities said Bishop, during a Biology faculty meeting, learned she would not receive tenure. She then pulled out a gun and started shooting.

    Tenure in this case refers to a senior academic's contractual right not to have their position terminated without just cause.

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