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    We had a shooting in Watertown last morning, an offduty cop shot this guy for an unknown reason.

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    People get shot a lot. my uncle was murdered by his wife, she shot him.

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    if they get shot that much as you seay then perhaps we really do need tighter gun control laws

    whoda thunk
    that makes no logic

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    Tighter gun control. They will have to pry the guns out of my hands before I give them up. Send me to prison and I will still never give up mine guns...End of story on my part. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Makes me glad I live in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Finch @ Dec. 09 2004,8:30)]if they get shot that much as you seay then perhaps we really do need tighter gun control laws

    whoda thunk
    i personally don't think more gun control is the answer. obviously, this is one person who shouldn't have had a gun, but how do you know that beforehand? i guess the details on this guy are still sketchy, but from everything I've read so far, there wasn't any warning signs about him.

    there was an incident a couple of weeks ago, about 60 miles north of here, where a Hmong deer hunter was found in a tree stand on private land. after being confronted by the landowners and told to leave, he opened fire on the hunting party, killing 5 i believe, including a teenage boy and a woman. all but one was unarmed, most were shot in the back as they fled. he was another example of someone who apparently no one thought would be capable of doing something like that. he was a religious leader in his community. i think some people just snap, for whatever reason.

    personally, i tend to agree with what Michael Moore said in Bowling for Columbine. it's not a gun control problem, but a problem of fear being perpetuated by the media. kind of gives american's a quick trigger finger, wary of the "unidentified black male" you so often hear about on newscasts. i know that's not always the case, and doubtful the explanation for these two cases, but i do think is responsible for a lot of unnecessary shootings. maybe i got the facts wrong, but i thought Moore said there were more guns per capita in Canada than the US, but the murder rate up there is so low. maybe their fingers are too numb to be pulling triggers all the time [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Numb, as in mellow perhaps?
    That was very well said Sarracenia.

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    i ment numb as in too cold [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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