WTF is going on in the world?

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The death toll is now two: a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy. The shooter, who had posted an ominous message on Instagram yesterday – "Saugus, have fun at school tomorrow" – is in "grave condition" after shooting himself in the head. He should have done that first.

 

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Security personnel at airports, ballparks, theme parks, concerts, fairs, courthouses and sports arenas inspect people's purses and backpacks at the entrance gates. Why isn't this being done at schools? No student should ever be able to bring a gun on campus or into a schoolroom.
 

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KABC-Channel 7 in Los Angeles was the first media outlet to report the death toll as three. They've since issued a correction. The death toll stands at two. The gunman (gunboy?) has been identified as Nathaniel Berhow. Today is his 16th birthday. He was described by a neighbor as being a "very kind, sweet boy" who was active in Scouting and track. He certainly was not kind and sweet today. Berhow's father, a hunter who owned several weapons, died of a heart attack in December 2017.

Republican Senators today blocked a vote on universal background checks. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal then took to the floor to speak about gun violence and the importance of background checks. While he was speaking, an aide brought him a note informing him of the Saugus shootings. Blumenthal wrote on Twitter: "As I was on the Senate floor speaking about the need for universal background checks — after Rs [Republicans] blocked a vote today — I heard this devastating news. To the victims & families, we can't take back the loss & fear you're feeling but we'll keep fighting to end this epidemic of violence."
 

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I guess if a kid plans on someday committing a mass shooting at a school, he has to start practicing on a small scale when he's young.

 

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The Saugus High School shooter has died. No manifesto, diary or suicide note has been found, his motive remains unknown and investigators have not yet determined where he got the .45-caliber pistol he used.

 

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Kids aren't safe at school. Kids aren't safe at concerts. Kids aren't safe at sporting events. Kids aren't safe at public parks. Sometimes kids aren't even safe in their own home. What is our world coming to?

 

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Kids aren't safe at school. Kids aren't safe at concerts. Kids aren't safe at sporting events. Kids aren't safe at public parks. Sometimes kids aren't even safe in their own home. What is our world coming to?

This is another case of an estranged husband going nuts, with a gun he shouldn't have. This should be preventable.
 

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Letter from Brian Lipson of Beverly Hills in today's Los Angeles Times:

"Can someone please tell me to which 'well-regulated militia' the Saugus High School shooter belonged? And why were the killing of two classmates and the wounding of three others 'necessary to the security of a free state'? Those who vehemently insist on defending the final 14 words of the 2nd Amendment should pay a little more attention to the first 13 words."

Amen!
 
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Letter from Brian Lipson of Beverly Hills in today's Los Angeles Times:

"Can someone please tell me to which 'well-regulated militia' the Saugus High School shooter belonged? And why were the killing of two classmates and the wounding of three others 'necessary to the security of a free state'? Those who vehemently insist on defending the final 14 words of the 2nd Amendment should pay a little more attention to the first 13 words."

Amen!
Have they even determined if it was a legal gun? And his legal gun?
 

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No. And no. At least not yet. Six other guns taken from the home have been identified. Investigators know the make and model of the .45 and they say it had been "modified" but they still haven't determined where it came from.

 

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Sadly, this is just another typical Sunday in the United States of America.