Maryland school shooting victim has died

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 26, 2018 11:47 a.m.

    @Utah Girl
    RE: "@2 bits. Failure of our society to correctly internalize kindness and fairness is just flowery prose. The fact is a student died in one of our schools last week and it was because of a gun...
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    So... you're saying if they students at that school cared for everybody, and loved the shooter, and accepted him... the gun would have gotten up on it's own and killed those students?

    I think what I'm talking about was a factor. A real factor. Not just flowery prose.

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    We will get new gun restrictions soon. And after that, when we still have kids that bully and ignore other students, and we have students who are angry, depressed, and violence at schools continues... what will you say then?

    Because it will still happen. It does still happen. In places that already have gun restrictions.

    Countries that have gun restrictions still have school violence.

    The signs say "Never" again. Not just "less often".

    Cultural change is needed to totally end school violence. Gun laws alone won't do it.

    I wonder if the protesters had reached out and accepted and loved the shooter... if the gun would have still done what it did.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 24, 2018 6:21 a.m.

    @ 2 bits

    Failure of our society to correctly internalize kindness and fairness is just flowery prose.

    The fact is a student died in one of our schools last week and it was because of a gun.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 23, 2018 12:25 p.m.

    Somehow we need to teach our teens that even if you are really really mad, or depressed, shooting somebody or hurting somebody is not the answer.

    If we could do that... we would completely end this problem.

    Now I know we can't do that. But it's as realistic as saying "Never again" and pretending if we protest and get the President or Congress pass a law it would never happen again.

    The only way this kind of sadness will never happen again to anybody... is for our society to change. Gun restrictions won't do it. Sad things will still happen to wonderful young people as long as we have this attitude that violence towards others if you are mad enough, angry enough, or depressed enough... is the "right idea" as one Democrat put it yesterday.

    Until we internalize in our adults and our youth that violence (with or without a gun) is never "the right answer"... it will happen again.

    Tell that to Joe Biden (who suggested if he were in high school he would, "Beat the Hell Out of Trump"). That's a bad example to our youth IMO.

    That's the attitude that leads to kids shooting kids.

    This WILL happen to another young person. Time and time again. Until we change.

  • bachelors of science Brigham City, UT
    March 23, 2018 12:17 p.m.

    This is sad. The epidemic continues.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    March 23, 2018 12:14 p.m.

    Another child dies and it means nothing to the NRA or politicians.

    Giving our children a fair chance to grow is what life is all about.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    March 23, 2018 10:18 a.m.

    As a "responsible" gun owner the shooter's father *must* be held accountable as an accessory before the act who aided in premeditated murder by allowing access to the fire arm.

    He must be charged, tried, and hopefully receive a sentence commensurate with the crime - years in prison.

    We *must* start holding "responsible" gun owners responsibile for every crime committed with their weapons.

    Since it probably won't happen I hope the girl's family sues this man and wins every single thing he has or ever will have - his lack of responsibility directly caused a premeditated murder.

    Responsible is responsible.