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“How do we talk to our kids about Newtown shooting?” (open thread)

UPDATE: See Larry Johnson‘s more recent post, “Why No Mass School Shootings in Israel?.”

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The Hartford Courier reports:

President Obama called for new proposals for reducing gun violence during an address Wednesday.

He appointed Vice President Joseph Biden to head an inter-agency panel to come up with “a set of concrete proposals by January that I intend to push without delay,” Obama said.

Megyn Kelly discussed this on December 21st:

From the Washington Post, “After Newton shooting, business leaders are changing their tune on guns—but for how long?“:

In the latest sign that the gun control debate is having an impact following the horrific rampage Friday in Newtown, Conn., three major businesses are making notable changes amid the tragedy.

“Perhaps most significantly, Cerberus, the secretive private equity firm, announced Tuesday that it would immediately begin the process of trying to sell its stake in the Freedom Group, a company that manufactures the Bushmaster firearm brand, which was used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. “It is apparent that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. …”

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Read the rest of the article at the Washington Post.

  • KenoshaMarge

    School Obama’s Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards

    Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact.
    The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak.

    If you dismiss this by saying, “Of course they have armed guards — they get Secret Service protection,” then you’ve missed the larger point. The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period.

    And this is the reason people like NBC’s David Gregory send their kids to Sidwell, they know their kids will be protected from the carnage that befell kids at a school where armed guards weren’t used (and weren’t even allowed).

    link: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/23/School-Obama-s-Daughters-Attend-Has-11-Armed-Guards-Not-Counting-Secret-Service

    So that would be the same school that hypocrite David Gregory’s kids attends?

    But no armed guards are needed for the kids atending other schools. The children of ordinary people just aren’t worth protecting are they you liberal scumbucket?

  • KenoshaMarge

    Have a very TSA Christmas.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlZ3iF3KJeU

  • elizabethrc

    How do we speak to any of the people of Newtown about this tragedy?
    For several days I’ve tried to compose a note to a friend who lost her granddaughter that day but everything I try to write seems so trite. How does anyone express a sympathy that is so stunning over so many losses? I just don’t know. It’s so unreal when it strikes so close to home. (I live two towns away from Newtown).
    Newtown is 62 square miles of woods, rolling hills, lovely homes and farms and people like to hunt there. It’s hard to imagine that changing, though for awhile maybe it will lessen somewhat.
    As Larry said, guns have always been part of our culture and there will always be some deranged person who will find a way to kill innocents one way or another. That motivation can’t be stopped and removing guns will only divert that person to another method.
    LaPierre made a series of good suggestions, but as usual, the media phonies freigned their usual faux outrage. They seem almost infantile in their need to demonize the NRA and this is picked up by the gullible on society as their newest ’cause’.
    We are, in some ways a great nations, but in others, we are quite pitiful.

  • MG6
  • HARP2

    Flashback: Clinton Requests $60 Million to Put Cops in Schools

    In their zeal to rampage this left-wing agenda, the media has apparently forgotten that back in 2000, on the one-year anniversary of the Columbine shooting (which occurred with an assault weapons ban in place), President Clinton requested $60 million in federal money to fund a fifth round of funding for a program called “COPS in School,” a program that does exactly what the NRA is proposing and the media is currently in overdrive mocking

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/12/21/Flashback-Clinton-Cops-in-Schools

    • KenoshaMarge

      Such a selective memory the left has. Not surprising since they also have a selective morality.

      If they do it or want it, then it’s just dandy. If the right does it or wants it, it is awful, terrible, blood-thirsty, demonic and/or evil.

      Simple once you get the formula down pat. That way you aren’t a bit surprised when libs automatically, and immediately, self-righteously, politicize a terrible event and that’s fine. Whereas if a conservative dares mention said event it’s wrong.

      Witness the response to the NRA. When they were silent, they maintained a “shameful” silence, says the media. When they spoke, they were wrong. Kind of a damned if you do damned if you don’t doncha think?

      And while the media condemns and bloviates…