Roswell shooting mourners gather for vigil, describe school terror

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  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 10:35 p.m.

    With the Florida theater shooting, this makes two incidents in the last week or so where a gunman was disarmed and surrendered to an unarmed person. The NRA needs to rethink its mantra that "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." It clearly is not true.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Jan. 15, 2014 11:56 a.m.

    To "wwookie" he brought the gun in an instrument case. Hiding a shot gun in some instrument cases would be easy to do. A metal detector, as you have pointed out, doesn't work to stop crazy.

  • Oldcoach Hurricane, 00
    Jan. 15, 2014 10:48 a.m.

    The answer is not fewer guns, it is parental control. If you own guns, make sure they are either locked up or at least fitted with trigger locks. Do not allow children still in school to have unlimited access to guns. I blame these shooters, but their parents have equal blame for not controlling their guns.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 10:33 a.m.

    Already comments calling for gun control, but the censors are upset with reminding readers the weapon that was used, is the same as Joe Bidden's weapon of choice. Joe Bidden told the people of America to go out and buy a shot gun, not semi automatic weapons.

  • uncommonsense CENTERVILLE, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 10:23 a.m.

    We are told that cigarette advertising will cause children to smoke. Then we are told that violent video games have no influence on children and that those games are perfectly safe. Does anyone note the conflict there? Having guns or not having guns makes little difference if the children of our society have no direction in their lives. Many condemn religion as a "brainwashing" influence on children. I say it gives them a direction and provide an idea that there are consequences to our actions.
    This shooting has nothing to do with the NRA or background checks. It has everything to do with parenting and society.

  • OneAmerican Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 15, 2014 9:09 a.m.

    How about time for better parenting? We can have a discussion about guns, but until we get to the root of the problem, tragedies will continue. You can't take away everything that can be used to harm people, it is simply impossible. What's needed is a deep analysis of WHY has our society devolved to this, and what can we do to reverse it. In my opinion, we took prayer out our schools, the 10 commandments off the town square, started ending the lives of defenseless, unborn children for convenience, and now let our children play violent killing games for hours on end and somehow we expect our children to have respect for others. And the same people clamoring for gun control seem to be the same people telling churches they are welcome in society, so long as they remain silent while there. No, there is no question why we are where we are. And once the guns are gone, we'll still have pressure cookers, and if not pressure cookers, something else to take their place. We no longer want values to be taught publicly, and then we wonder why these things happen.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    Now, once again, is not the time to discuss gun control. or so we shall be told.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 8:31 a.m.

    when will the schools wise up and put in metal detectors.

    My school in Norcal had metal detectors and no school shooting, just a few knife stabbings during the year. Not sure how the knives made it through, but at least no deaths.

    much better than the crazy NRA idea of arming teachers. Might have been a few deaths in this incident if a teacher pulled a gun on this kid.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 7:41 a.m.

    How many more times must this happen before we finally find what it takes to stand up to the NRA and the gun makers?