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Old 04-16-2007, 09:50 PM   #16
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Thats it. I'm moving to Australia.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:52 PM   #17
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New York Times reports an eyewitness saying he was wearing a leather jacket and had a 9mm in each hand. John Woo style.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:56 PM   #18
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Maybe it has something to do with retarded people obtaining guns!? Retarded mutants are in some cases worst than fresh, pure criminals. Retarded mutuant, almost always put their selfs in trouble for being so dumb and retarded and there are more of them. apparently they are too dumb and retarded to get a gun if it was hard to get. They use it (gun) in the attempt to suicide and/or express their sick psychologist illness and how a big loser they are.
who would win in a fight Paper or Magneto
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:59 PM   #19
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The said earlier the largest was in Killeen Texas with a count of about 23. I remember the name because I thought it was disturbingly ironic.
hmm, according to wiki you're right. i should edit in "at a university" to make it true.

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Almost makes you wonder if that was the intent.

I'm pretty sure that this will mean fewer rights for Americans and not just concerning gun control. I remember that some places had a curfew after Columbine. Lawmakers will use any newsworthy event to come up with new restrictions. That Florida lawyer is already blaming videogames.
I'm pretty sure you're referring to Jack Thompson. Thank god everyone already knows this guy is a complete tool from his past rantings. I hate that guy. As for more restrictions on firearms, i'm pretty much indifferent since we Americans would all go nuts if we lost the right to bear arms. GD hicks. Increased restrictions don't really do anything and are usually appealed down the road anyhow. IMO no nation's layman citizens should automatically be able to go to a gun show and buy an assault rifle.

They are pretty fucking fun to shoot tho.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:04 PM   #20
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Authorities were investigating whether the gunman who killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history was a Chinese man who arrived in the United States last year on a student visa.

The 24-year-old man arrived in San Francisco on United Airlines on Aug. 7 on a visa issued in Shanghai, the source said. Investigators have not linked him to any terrorist groups, the source said.
Link: http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/...041607.article

Looks like the guy may not have been a student or U.S. citizen at all.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:06 PM   #21
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This is realy sad. My thoughts and best wishes go out to the students, faculty, and family members who have both lost and who have been shaken by this tragedy.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:13 PM   #22
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Sadly, some lawmakers/politicians will use this tragedy to advance their political views (and probably succeed).
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:17 PM   #23
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oh my gosh this is horrible
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:40 PM   #24
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as i am currently in newport news, VA (270 or so miles east of blacksburg) it surprised me and really did make the whole event feel close. 33 deaths, at what we like to call an "institution of higher learning." it really is quite unfortunate that someone had the pre-meditated intention of taking the lives of others.

the shootings at VT, bad weather, the recent extension of deployment tours in iraq (15 months boots-on-the-ground now) doesn't make for a great way to start the week.

another solemn reminder of how delicate life can be.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:43 AM   #25
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If the guy just got here in August you can't really blame America's society for this, living in China messed this guys head up. Unless America made him so crazy in a few months that he did this. It's possible.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:49 AM   #26
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They'll probably find Frogger on his laptop and then the Video Games industry will surely be shut down.
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:34 AM   #27
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I was shocked to hear this news. It’s unbelievable someone would want to do this. What an asshole.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:41 AM   #28
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Yet another tragedy. Kind of makes you wonder what can happen at your campus.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:47 AM   #29
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The anti video game asshole Jack Thompson was on yesterday blaming video games for it. At that point no one knew any details and as far as the shooter goes, we still don't know.


Video games will get blamed anyway since the shooter is Korean. That's what happens when they spend 90% of their day playing Warcraft and Lineage. Games are to blame! Jack Thompson said so! Training as a level 2 dark elf with a staff trained him to shoot down students!!!





Remind me to hurt Thompson if I ever see him.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:52 AM   #30
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The shooter has been identified:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3048534

I think they have found a note, but have yet to release any guess as to why he did it.
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