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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Perhaps, but there's still really no good reason to publish those pictures. We usually do not publish pictures of dead people, and why should we? It's especially disturbing when it's dead children.
    There is a site that's been around a long time that I won't name or link to that specializes in dead pics, and the grosser, the better. It links to porn sites, or at least it did when I became aware of it over ten years ago. Something to think about....the prurient interest.

    And Adam Lanza has been described as a "glory-killer." He had worked on a spreadsheet and done research for years, including studying other mass murderers. There are other wannabes out there fantasizing about beating Lanza's "score" who would post those pics on their basement walls, look at them daily...so, no.

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    If the families don't mind getting pimped and in turn pimping their dead, who am I to stop them?

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    If the families don't mind getting pimped and in turn pimping their dead, who am I to stop them?
    You are the larger society, that's who. Also someone who is not in the throes of deep grief and therefore worth listening to.

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    I do not think there should be a court order or some official suppression of the photos. I believe freedom of speech/expression/press is absolute.

    But, I sincerely hope they are not released unless the parents vote to allow it...and why they would do that is totally beyond me.

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    What I'm trying to say here is that by virtue of carrying a weapon capable of multiple shots without the necessity of reloading for a while, the killer was able to shoot small children so many times he actually dismembered some of them. Does that help?
    Because Lanza couldn't have possibly achieved this if he had to take a couple of seconds to reload a smaller magazine, than resume....
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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    What I'm trying to say here is that by virtue of carrying a weapon capable of multiple shots without the necessity of reloading for a while, the killer was able to shoot small children so many times he actually dismembered some of them. Does that help?


    This argument is getting tired. Have you ever changed a magazine? Here is how it's done.

    Fast Pistol Reloading - YouTube

    How many magazines was that? Did you have time to jump up and take him down? This is something shooters practice. Remember the report of an NRA pistol instruction book found in his home? You think he practiced that?

    And once again, NBC news reported that he did not use a Bushmaster "assault rifle", that there were 4 pistols used. No matter how many times you repeat the lie, it doesn't make it true.

    NBC REPORTS LIVE AR15 ASSAULT RIFLE WAS LEFT IN CAR AT SANDY HOOK - YouTube

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    You are the larger society, that's who. Also someone who is not in the throes of deep grief and therefore worth listening to.
    Unfortunately that is the nature of this political climate. See a victim and exploit the hell out of them for your personal agenda. It's gonna happen regardless....

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Unfortunately that is the nature of this political climate. See a victim and exploit the hell out of them for your personal agenda. It's gonna happen regardless....

    Our enemies aren't at the gate they're in the throne room.
    But at least we can be like the little boy who said, "But the emperor has no clothes!"

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Is this not a First Amendment issue?

    Where are the libertarians to support the First Amendment?
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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    But at least we can be like the little boy who said, "But the emperor has no clothes!"
    true, but that hasn't stopped him from resting oak laurels upon his head...

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