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25 years after Columbine, trauma shadows survivors of school shooting

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By COLLEEN SLEVIN

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A very interesting and well-written article. I think we all remember where we were when that particular example of the American gun disease was on our screens.

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Did they take any firearms training?

I certainly would have.

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High capacity semi-auto pistols and rifles need to be severely regulated on both a Federal and State level. There is no legal firerms activity which requires these features. Yet they cause fatalities in great numbers.

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High capacity semi-auto pistols and rifles need to be severely regulated on both a Federal and State level.

How so?

There is no legal firerms activity which requires these features.

Yes, there are

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There is no legal firerms activity which requires these features.

Yes, there are

Not outside of weird American "logic".

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While much attention is given to tragedies involving affluent white Americans, more can be learned by analyzing similar events which occurred and are occurring around the globe with more diverse peoples. More media attention should be given to atrocities in Haiti. Africa, urban America, etc. Columbine's anniversary could be better used.

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While much attention is given to tragedies involving affluent white Americans, more can be learned by analyzing similar events which occurred and are occurring around the globe with more diverse peoples. More media attention should be given to atrocities in Haiti. Africa, urban America, etc.

Interesting group of areas you seem to consider America's peers when it comes to gun violence.

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While much attention is given to tragedies involving affluent white Americans, more can be learned by analyzing similar events which occurred and are occurring around the globe with more diverse peoples

I can’t claim to have read half of the books written on this, but surely it would be better to focus on a particular phenomenon and its own peculiarities.

I find rightwing North American podcast watchers are obsessed with the idea of diversity and try to shoehorn it in. Comically pathetic.

The very idiotic ones try comedy and post things like ‘but wait, diversity is a strength!’.

Anyway, that isn’t the case here. I see your point but I’d go back to focusing.

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Mass killings have recurred with numbing frequency in the years since Columbine, with almost 600 attacks in which four or more people have died,

Sad there are still some gun crowd sorts claiming the tragedy at Columbine was a government plot to make gun owners look bad, completely ignoring the reality that children, someone else's) were murdered by a wack carrying a gun. Too many gun extremists have the compassion of a cobra, they had zero regard for the family and friends of those killed at Columbine, and many still feel that way after some of the many other gun massacres, yet some even claim to be religious.

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High capacity semi-auto pistols and rifles need to be severely regulated on both a Federal and State level.

One of the weapons used by Dylan was completely banned 5 years prior to the shooting yet he still managed to acquire it. All of the guns they used were acquired illegally.

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Bob Pns

High capacity semi-auto pistols and rifles need to be severely regulated on both a Federal and State level.

One of the weapons used by Dylan was completely banned 5 years prior to the shooting yet he still managed to acquire it. All of the guns they used were acquired illegally.

Hence the need for severe regulation.

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Hence the need for severe regulation.

What more regulation could there been done to prevent someone from getting a weapon that was already completely banned?

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Bob Pns,

What more regulation could there been done to prevent someone from getting a weapon that was already completely banned?

Which one was banned? The TEC?

Three of the guns were purchased by a straw purchaser - an older friend - illegally, and the other by the boys themselves, also illegally, via the so-called 'gun-show loophole' where no background check is required for private gun sales. How about universal background checks, through federal and state databases?

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Which one was banned? The TEC?

Yeah the TEC

How about universal background checks, through federal and state databases?

I 100% agree on this

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Bob,

Thanks. Any more detail on the banning of the TEC? Part of the Assault Weapons Ban in 199..6(?) I understand that if a weapon was owned before that, it was exempt.

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