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SmootSmack 02-14-2008 09:08 PM

Shooting Rampage at Northern Illinois U.
 
Just awful

[url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/14/university.shooting/index.html]5 shot dead, including gunman, at Northern Illinois University - CNN.com[/url]

dmek25 02-14-2008 09:12 PM

Re: Shooting Rampage at Northern Illinois U.
 
what is the matter with kids now a days? or for that fact, society in general? that is just terrible news

hooskins 02-14-2008 09:14 PM

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wtf man i honesty dont feel safe in classes anymore

RobH4413 02-14-2008 09:17 PM

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Terrible story.

It's unfortunate that anyone could drive themselves to do something like this. I've always been eerily fascinated by the minds of these kinds of people. Why not just take yourself out? Is that really how you want to exit this world? Makes no sense.

Horrible tragedy.

hooskins 02-14-2008 09:34 PM

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The worrisome part is whenever I look around at people at a library or lecture hall I usually feel there are about 10-20% of people who would just fall into a category of people who would do something like this.

Our school especially, has several predominate cultures and groups, and its just there are the people that dont fit in, or just look like there are apt to these kinda acts. I don't know how to explain it, but it's just bad because a VT can happen anywhere.

DynamiteRave 02-14-2008 09:53 PM

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[quote=hooskins;422392]The worrisome part is whenever I look around at people at a library or lecture hall I usually feel there are about 10-20% of people who would just fall into a category of people who would do something like this.

Our school especially, has several predominate cultures and groups, and its just there are the people that dont fit in, or just look like there are apt to these kinda acts. I don't know how to explain it, but it's just bad because a VT can happen anywhere.[/quote]

I can't say that I am able to look around and figure out people that would fall into the category. But oddly enough on Monday, I was sitting in my US History class thinking, "What if a shooter came into my classroom?" It was just a weird, eerie thing. Its starting to become this awful phenomenon that can happen at any college campus now and it's definitely got me scared.

Big C 02-14-2008 10:02 PM

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brings back some memories

djnemo65 02-14-2008 10:02 PM

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[QUOTE=hooskins;422392]The worrisome part is whenever I look around at people at a library or lecture hall I usually feel there are about 10-20% of people who would just fall into a category of people who would do something like this.

Our school especially, has several predominate cultures and groups, and its just there are the people that dont fit in, or just look like there are apt to these kinda acts. I don't know how to explain it, but [B]it's just bad because a VT can happen anywhere.[/B][/QUOTE]

I know a lot of people hate to have this discussion but a VT can only happen in a country with easy access to handguns. There are more sick weirdos in Japan per capita than probably any other country in the world (they have ladies only cars on the train to prevent groping), but even Samurai swords are prohibited (seriously, past a certain point of sharpness) so you never hear about these kind of tragedies.

RobH4413 02-14-2008 10:35 PM

Re: Shooting Rampage at Northern Illinois U.
 
After VT...I definitely find myself analyzing my classrooms for a defense plan. Where to escape, best way to barricade the door, etc.

Shitty reality.

GTripp0012 02-14-2008 10:37 PM

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I've got lots of connections there. Two of my best friends had a class in the building at the time the shooting took place. One of em ditched the class, and the other was there, but is fine.

Scary shit though, my heart skipped a beat when I read about it.

mooby 02-14-2008 10:41 PM

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This really sucks, I hate hearing about stories like this but unfortunately it's becoming commonplace because nothing can really stop it from happening except the gunman himself. This brings back horrible memories of VT.

BigSKINBauer 02-15-2008 03:08 AM

Re: Shooting Rampage at Northern Illinois U.
 
man that sucks. I'm not really scared in classes but it can happen any day, anywhere. Just enjoy what ever time we got in life. Can't be scared to go to class.

firstdown 02-15-2008 10:41 AM

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[quote=djnemo65;422412]I know a lot of people hate to have this discussion but a VT can only happen in a country with easy access to handguns. There are more sick weirdos in Japan per capita than probably any other country in the world (they have ladies only cars on the train to prevent groping), but even Samurai swords are prohibited (seriously, past a certain point of sharpness) so you never hear about these kind of tragedies.[/quote]
Well to compare us and these types of things to Japan you have to look at more than guns. You have to look at culture, devorce rates (single parent homes, etc... Its narrow minded just to say guns. In Japan to discrace your family is one of the major things you really get looked down for and you become a discrase to society in general. Here in America it seems to be a part of growing up and no I'm not talking about going on a killin spree. I'm talking in general.

djnemo65 02-15-2008 10:54 AM

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[QUOTE=firstdown;422528]Well to compare us and these types of things to Japan you have to look at more than guns. You have to look at culture, devorce rates (single parent homes, etc... Its narrow minded just to say guns. In Japan to discrace your family is one of the major things you really get looked down for and you become a discrase to society in general. Here in America it seems to be a part of growing up and no I'm not talking about going on a killin spree. I'm talking in general.[/QUOTE]

If your point is that there aren't mass murders in Japan because people don't want to embarrass their parents, well, let me just say I don't think that's the reason.

I was using Japan as an example because I live here, but you don't see school shootings anywhere else but America. My point is that there are psychopaths everywhere, they are just loaded up with guns in the states.

That's just the reaction I have every time I hear about one of these. I get sick of having to try and defend my country two or more times every year to people who just can't understand why we continue to allow this to happen.

hooskins 02-15-2008 11:13 AM

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Yea we really have stupid stupid gun laws. Sorry 2nd Amendment lovers, but its just too easy to get a gun in VA. A good percentage of guns found in NYC crimes are originally from VA, because it is a joke to get one here.

I hate Michael Moore, but some of the points in "Bowling for Coulbine(sp)" were valid in comparison to Canada. I agree djnemo, it is really annoying to me at times unfortunately it will take tragedies like these to create any kind of substantial gun law reform.


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