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Old 12-21-2012, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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I know what you mean Tijlover...I once lost a temp job after just having moved and right at the holidays, I thought that I would end on the street in Maine in the middle of winter..it made me beg the guy for the job, like a kid...just totally OTT...I never beg for anything and hardly recognized myself, afte I hung up wanted to go over there and slap him..(luckily I didn't and got another job someplace else)..It just shows how someone can be confronted with something so scary and can snap or act totally out of character...just saying we all can be in some position where we lose control.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Possible. But I've had similar experiences and had no thought of that option. Ideas have to be put in your mind. I'll make a bold prediction that the overwhelming majority of people even in America would react to desperation in other ways. Getting rip roaring drunk. Taking an overdose of pills. Getting religion. Violence is an eccentric act, even in one of the world's really violent countries.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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LOL and me being the eccentric that I am!! it's possible!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:53 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Responsibility of how these guns were stored and who could access them belongs to the gunmans mother. Period.

Had they been secured properly in a home where she was clearly aware of her son's challenges, these little angels would be celebrating Christmas in their homes among their families and love ones.

RIP Little Angels.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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...just saying we all can be in some position where we lose control.

Very, very true.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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Responsibility of how these guns were stored and who could access them belongs to the gunmans mother. Period.
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I would like to find out about how the guns were stored in her home.
I wonder if Adam figured out how to break into a safe, if they were in one?
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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This may be a controversial statement, but I am more inclined to think this killer, and the Colombine killers were insane, they ultimately turned their weapons on themselves, as opposed to the Colorado theatre shooter, or even the Arizona shooter. Even the Fort Hood guy is still alive.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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This may be a controversial statement, but I am more inclined to think this killer, and the Colombine killers were insane, they ultimately turned their weapons on themselves, as opposed to the Colorado theatre shooter, or even the Arizona shooter. Even the Fort Hood guy is still alive.
and i notice too that every person that acts out these mass killings are MALES.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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This may be a controversial statement, but I am more inclined to think this killer, and the Colombine killers were insane, they ultimately turned their weapons on themselves, as opposed to the Colorado theatre shooter, or even the Arizona shooter. Even the Fort Hood guy is still alive.
Have you read the book Columbine? Its an incredibly well-researched, in-depth analysis of the two who shot up the school. They each have very different psychological issues, and fed off each other once they became friends, and I believe that one of them would have most likely gone on to commit a major crime even if had not met the other, but the reverse is not true.

I just heard someone speaking on NPR the other day talking about how many of the guys who go on shooting rampages are actually deeply suicidal and plan their own demise as part of the shooting spree. The mindset of someone who is suicidal is one where the person feels deep despair, hopelessness, and often anger and rage (usually blown out of proportion to the events in their life). So if you consider a person feeling that way, and then add in other factors which are unique to each shooter, it isn't really all that surprising that many of these spree killers end up killing themselves or setting up a situation where they will be killed by the cops.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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that makes a lot of sense KittenSparkles.
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