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Gunman Opens Fire In US Hospital  
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Posted (1 year 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Didn't see a thread on this yet, but following yesterdays shooting in the school in CT, I just read on Yahoo that a gunman has opened fire in an Alabama hospital. He was shot dead by police and 3 injured but what the hell is going on

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/1...opens-fire-in-us-hospital-reports/

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User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 2716 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

What next !

I suppose, we will be reading, that all nurses and doctors will have to carry guns around and have fire arms training  Wow!



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3065 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

I'll be very interested to hear more details on this story. St. Vincent's Hospital is in Birmingham, and since there are so many hospitals in Birmingham each one has had to concentrate on one specialty. St. Vincent's is primarily known for it's prenatal and birthing facilities although it is still a full-service hospital.


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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2620 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Copycat shootings, is what's going on. IIRC there were copycat shootings in Canada and South Africa shortly after Columbine.


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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2048 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

It's irresponsible to have unarmed patients, they're like sitting ducks.


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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4326 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 4):
It's irresponsible to have unarmed patients, they're like sitting ducks.

Absolutely, if only everyone was armed, conscious and unconscious, we would be so much safer..



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User currently offlinevenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

With all the over hyped news coverage I ask one thing, does anybody know a name of any of the victims? We all know the names of a McVeigh, Gacy, Oswald, Klybold and now Adam Lanza. Monsters or broken humans all that give Voldemort and Darth Vader a bad name. There will be more mass murders copy cats in the US because it gives the murderer something they never had. Recognition! Of what I read about Lanza he was more or less a social outcast devoid of any relationships that required human interaction besides that of his mother of which we can only speculate. It builds into hatred of all people which turns into a total lack of empathy for anybody. I would guess this guy never had a girlfriend or a close friend who by peer pressure would dare him just to talk to a girl or boy depending what side of the plate he swung from. All these killers all seem to be loners, devoid of what we all craved since we came out of the womb, Love. Just think if this guy had someone in his life that made him look forward of just getting out of bed. Did his family shower him with love or did they reject him because he was not normal. Did any of the neighbors know this family? Did his family try to get him help? Of what I read this family barely acknowledged each other. I am not a educated man in these matters but I do know what it feels to be loved and what I would do to protect and help the ones I love. I also have 2 children, one very outgoing and the other a shy, intelligent loner. I would know the devastation if I had them taken from me.


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1832 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
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Quoting venus6971 (Reply 6):

I agree but it is easy to etch 1 name in your head than dozens. Especially when that 1 person had the most impact on the scenerio. A 1 on 1 killer the victim's name could gain equal press but how do you give equal press to 20 people?



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11475 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Most hospitals have armed guards. Just sayin'...


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1832 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1904 times:
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Quoting seb146 (Reply 8):
Most hospitals have armed guards. Just sayin'...



There are no hospitals in New York City with armed guards (maybe the prison ward of Bellvue is an exception). The hospitals I have been to in South Carolina, New Jersey, upstate New York, California, and Georgia also do not have armed guards. In fact there are likely few places outside of banks that have armed guards. The places that do generally have them in response to a crime or rash of crime incidents.



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User currently offlineitsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 9):
Quoting seb146 (Reply 8):
Most hospitals have armed guards. Just sayin'...



There are no hospitals in New York City with armed guards

I've been to a fair amount of hospitals in Detroit, suburban Detroit, Los Angeles and suburban Los Angeles and I have yet to see armed security guards at any of them. Unless one considers a portable radio as being "armed".

So, let's see, we've seen multiple shootings and resulting injuries and deaths at a shopping mall, a movie theatre, a hospital, an elementary school, and most recently, at the scene of a house fire where unsuspecting firemen were lured into an ambush. And that's only been in the past few months. Yet we still have the likes of the NRA and those spouting their 2nd Amendment rights (the majority of whom probably have no clue what the 2nd Amendment says) refusing to accept the fact that guns do kill people and a stricter form of gun control is needed in the U.S. Idiots.


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