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Originally posted by xman_in_blackx
Using your own argument, just make being insane illegal.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Some of the comments under the story at the Daily Mail site are ridiculous.
Apparently it's James Madisons fault she killed her son.
Originally posted by Memysabu
Im just disgusted with this headline, a 20 yr old kid with his whole life ahead of him. The person he was supposed to be able to trust the most executes him after tricking him into shooting practice at a local gun range.
Mitchell slumped to the floor dead as his mother stepped back, placed the gun in her mouth and again pulled the trigger. She died a short time later in hospital.
'I'm so sorry. I had to send my son to heaven and myself to Hell,' she wrote in a suicide note.
In rambling and tearful audio messages recorded before the incident she said she planned her son's slaughter to save the world from violence.
She said she heard God telling her: 'You have a gun. You can do it.'
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 8-4-2009 by Memysabu]
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Goes to show how religion can affect some people in the most horrible of ways. Not to bash religion, but when some people give blind obedience to a set of values this is what happens in extreme cases.
Originally posted by ExistenceUnknown
Oh the ever raging gun debate. The liberals dream of their utopia free from suffering, hunger, and death and the conservatives dream of a world where they have shot all the liberals..
On a more serious note, to the poster who said if we banned guns there would be no more "Mass Death". Ever hear of Timothy McVeigh? It's amazing what some nitromethane and fertilizer will do isn't it? Or what about 9/11, the single deadliest attack in american history and not a single shot was fired. It's kinda ironic that if guns were allowed on the planes that chances are 9/11 would have been different.
Why do we demonize guns as weapons of Mass Murder? Why not look at it from a "cup half-full" perspective and say, man we are fortunate those Columbine kids used guns and only killed 13 people instead of blowing the whole school up and killing hundreds.
People kill people, end of story. A gun just happens to be the most used tool. Take it away and there will still be mass death and murder. But know that the only people who willingly give up their firearms are the people you didn't have to worry about.