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7 students, 1 teacher shot dead at school in Russian city of Kazan

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A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people — seven eighth-grade students and a teacher — and leaving 21 others hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said.

This should not be what anyone remembers about their school years. Those poor kids.

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With 21 people wounded, many of them children, the death toll will increase beyond the current total of 8. School shootings only happen in America. Right?

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Btw, an often propagated ‘model’ city for claiming that different religions can peacefully live together, Russian Orthodox Church members and muslims. And in most cases or for a certain time span this even might be true, but just not today. But it’s a nice city when looking at some pictures and they have the IMO worldwide best internet radio station there, no joke.

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 School shootings only happen in America. Right?

They can happen wherever nutcases have access to guns. I guess the frequency is a combination of ease of access and the crazed determination of the perpetrator.

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Btw, an often propagated ‘model’ city for claiming that different religions can peacefully live together, Russian Orthodox Church members and muslims.

There is nothing about religion in the article, what is the point you are trying to make here?

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Condolences to the victim's families.

The terrorist has been arrested, (he is) 19 years old. A firearm is registered in his name.

The firearm must have been a shotgun as they are the only weapon you're allowed for the first five years of gun ownership, from 18 at the earliest.

But then, a cartridge capacity of more than ten rounds for any firearm is prohibited and this guy obviously had more than that. Unless he reloaded a lot. More details needed, I guess.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ... ordered the government to revise gun regulations in light of the attack. 

They're already pretty strict. Self defence is a valid reason for gun ownership there.

(This is from some swift googling, so happy to be corrected on any of that.)

https://www.loc.gov/law/help/firearms-control/russia.php

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Sal Affist, no they just happen very much more frequently.

It is incomprehensible to me why anyone in any country would do such a thing.

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Terrible

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Then at least have a look at the calendar or watch some news about what’s going on between Israelis and Palestinians

You mean the Israeli genocide against the Palestinians? Who can't live with who?

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Sad tragedy for Russia, the death of children is specially difficult to accept.

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A tragedy wherever and whenever a shooting of innocents like this takes place, speaking of which the Russians still have a very long way to go cleaning up their blood-soaked past under Stalin and the mass shootings of Soviet citizens that have never been adequately addressed by Putin and other apologists for Russia's history of the gulags and other atrocities.

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@u_s_reamer

That's some twisted logic, so the school shootings in the US are the result of the Native Americans genocide?

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That's some twisted logic, so the school shootings in the US are the result of the Native Americans genocide?

Sorry, but I never intended to establish any logic linking the Kazan school shooting with the gun culture of America which actually does have a logical connection to and historical roots in the subjugation of Native Americans as well as in the legacy of other acts of violence that have impacted the trajectory of American society and left its mark on the character and psyche of the people. I was only thinking of the Russia of today ,a country where the horrific atrocities of the years of Stalinism and the recent Chechen Wars are taboo topics under Putin's violent regime of " state-orchestrated terror", assassination and repression of any criticism, all of which, to put things in perspective, make "small potatoes" of this tragic incident. The point I really meant to make is that Putin's concern for the victims can be no more than pure hypocrisy in light of his transparent purpose of politicizing this incident to boost his "strongman" image.

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