Breaking: School Shooting In Connecticut

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Photo of kids evacuating:



David Frum is being sarcastic, I hope:

UPDATE: He was being sarcastic.  And he adds this:

And I’ll say: I’ll accept no lectures about “sensitivity” on days of tragedy like today from people who work the other 364 days of the year against any attempt to prevent such tragedies.

It’s bad enough to have a gun lobby. It’s the last straw when that lobby also sets up itself as the civility police. It may not be politically possible to do anything about the prevalence of weapons of mass murder. But it damn well ought to be possible to complain about them – and about the people who condone them. 


Hartford Courant is reporting multiple deaths, but they seem to be the only one.

Here’s a Courant reporter: 

The shooter was apparently the father of a student.

FYI: the Columbine shootings took 13 lives.  This is twice as bad, as school shootings go.


The NRA twitter feed is oddly silent: 

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Shooter’s name was Ryan J Adam Lanza. Looks like it was a family squabble. His father was found dead back at the house. And….

FYI: In 2008, 2,947 children and teens died from guns in the United States and 2,793 died in 2009 for a total of 5,740—one child or teen every three hours, eight every day, 55 every week for two years. The 5,740 children and teens killed by guns in 2008 and 2009.  This would fill more than 229 public school classrooms of 25 students each, and is greater than the number of U.S. military personnel killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan (5,013). 

The number of preschoolers killed by guns in 2008 (88) and in 2009 (85) was nearly double the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2008 (41) and 2009 (48).

But as usual we have the usual suspects, this one a typical Breitbartian, regurgitating their mantra:

Yes, people the world over do go crazy and try to kill people. Sometimes they do it with knives.  But there is one big difference:

A man stabbed 22 primary school students in a knife attack in China on Friday, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults.

The attacker “has been detained”, said a spokesman for the Guangshan county government in the central province of Henan, where the stabbing happened. 

“Twenty-two elementary school students were stabbed, so was an adult villager” but none of the victims died, the official, who declined to give his name, told AFP.

That is one big honking difference, you have to admit. Spraying a room full of little kids (or a movie theater) with automatic weapon fire is much more deadly. Don’t these people get that? Even if a teacher was a quick draw artist and had a loaded handgun in her bra at all times, she couldn’t beat the automatic weapon fire and prevent those kids from being killed. Even these would-be Wyatt Earps have to know that.

This is a gun worshiping culture that has morphed into an unimaginable level of barbarism. And apparently we are all just the idiot victims in the boiling water not able to recognize that America is killing itself one kid at a time.