Shooting Scare at University of Oklahoma

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Shooting Scare at University of Oklahoma
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Wed, 01-22-2014 - 1:46pm

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/justice/university-oklahoma-shooting/

The University of Oklahoma in Norman briefly shut down Wednesday after a report of a possible shooting.

No evidence has been found of any shots being fired, and no injuries are reported, school spokeswoman Catherine Bishop said.

After telling students to shelter in place for more than 30 minutes, the school announced that normal campus operations had resumed -- except at Gould Hall, the site of the reported shooting, "where additional checking is continuing," the school tweeted.

Gould Hall houses the university's College of Architecture.

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Lots of shootings at schools lately. My heart breaks for Perdue University and their shooting the other day.

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Wed, 01-22-2014 - 2:47pm

Remember when we would hear of a school shooting once ever 10 years? This is insane. I don't understand, I really don't. Not that it's the "right thing" to do, but what happened to just beating the daylights out of someone you didn't like? When did it become the norm to grab a gun and shoot someone?


demecafe

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 01-27-2014 - 2:29pm

My opinion:

You have the NRA mindlessly insisting on the RKBA whenever, where ever, by whomever; and gutting any reasonable restrictions by shrieking about "constitutional rights" of "law-abiding citizens".  The nonsense about "law-abiding citizens" is just that.  The retired cop in the Florida theater was presumably a "law abiding citizen" right up to the time when.........he wasn't.  Dingbat logic, that whole line, but typical of the NRA.  They parted ways with common sense and social mores long ago.  

With more explicit violence in music, movies, and games, there seems to be a growing numbness, apathy if you will, to how grotesque, horrific and sociopathic these violent acts actually are.  

Then there is the issue of mental health.  I cannot see how a mass killing can be considered anything other than mental collapse but there are some who clearly have troubled behavior well in advance of their sprees--Adam Lanza and Jared Loughner come to mind.

Last but not least there are nihilistic copycats, who not only want to end their own miserable lives but take as many of their "enemies" with them as possible.    

 

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Mon, 01-27-2014 - 6:08pm

What's "dingbat logic" is to conflate these kind of attacks as a gun issue rather than a mental health issue.  In EVERY mass shooting, the attacker had KNOWN mental health problems, and in EVERY instance the harm could have been lessened if other citizens were permitted to carry guns.