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8 dead in N.C. nursing home rampage

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Guy with gun, this morning, no known motive.

  2. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    The times that I've visited my father in a nursing home, I've been surprised how easy it was for me to get in and how nobody questioned who I was or why I was there.
    This morning, I picked him him to take him to his 75th birthday party and I did have to sign a log to get him out, but other than that, it seems odd that there's no real security at the place to speak of.
    I wonder if that might change after this.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Perhaps its just selective memory, but it sure seems like the majority of these killings, be they at schools, workplaces, or wherever, occur during the Spring.
  5. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    My wife runs an assisted living facility in our town. I have to say a gunman choosing her facility for a rampage never occured to me.

    Now it does. So awesome.
  6. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    When I was in college, the hockey coach absolutely hated old people and everything about them. Not sure where this hate came from, but he was ranting about it one day as he drove me to the rink (he also taught a class called hockey 101, I had an elective and it fit in my schedule. Easy marks, but I still needed a ride to the rink). the guy was a bit of a douche.
  7. verbalkint

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  8. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Not that anyone who would do this would have any sense of right and wrong, but how much of a loser asshole do you have to be to hunt people with no means to protect themselves or escape?
  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    A pretty big loser asshole.
  10. lono

    lono Active Member

  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Hope the doctors keep this guy alive so he can stand trial.

    Then, if convicted, fry his ass.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Read The Copycat Effect by Loren Coleman. It gives great support to your point. Fascinating read. Did a research paper on the copycat issue last year. Lots of interesting -- and horrifying -- stuff.
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