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#153502 - 16th Apr 2007 7:18pm US : Gun Rampage
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32 Dead In Gun Rampage and possibly more !!

You can read about it Click Me Sky News.

Virginia Tech says there were shootings at both ends of the 2,600-acre campus.

The first was at about 0715am at West Ambler Johnston, a co-educational hall of residence that houses 895 people.

There were further shootings about two hours later at Norris Hall, an engineering building.

One student was killed in a dorm and the others were killed in the classroom.


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26,000 Students on Campus - Gee that's some Campus.

I'm just pleased our gun laws are not as relaxed as the US laws.

Unbelievable no
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#153504 - 16th Apr 2007 7:28pm Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: Mark]
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With the Americans seemingly intent on keeping their freedom of guns for all law's, all I can say is it serves them right. Its not like they havent had enough warnings time and time again. One day they will realise what common sense is.

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#153508 - 16th Apr 2007 7:57pm Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: MattLFC]
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just see this on the News it so bed but that what happens when you have such daft gun laws
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#153520 - 16th Apr 2007 8:55pm Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: fordsteve]
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you know what would sort out all of the uk's problems........guns. if you knew your neighbor had a gun you wouldn't piss him off. yes there might be a massacre at the start but it would soon calm.
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#153521 - 16th Apr 2007 8:58pm Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: turbo_stu]
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Originally Posted By: steveobennet
you know what would sort out all of the uk's problems........guns. if you knew your neighbor had a gun you wouldn't piss him off. yes there might be a massacre at the start but it would soon calm.

Like it has done in the US smack

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#153552 - 17th Apr 2007 3:25am Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: MattLFC]
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The BBC have listed all just school shootings in the United States since 1997, something tells me that guns being freely available to the public is causes problems:

April 2007
A gunman shoots dead at least 20 people at the campus of Virginia Tech university in Virginia.

October 2006
A 32-year-old gunman shoots dead at least five girls at an Amish school in Pennsylvania, before killing himself

September 2006
Gunman in Colorado shoots and fatally wounds a teenage schoolgirl, then kills himself; two days later a teenager kills the headteacher of a school in Cazenovia, Wisconsin

November 2005
Student in Tennessee shoots dead an assistant principal and wounds two other administrators

March 2005
Minnesota schoolboy kills nine, then shoots himself

May 2004
Four people injured in shooting at a school in Maryland

April 2003
Teenager shoots dead head-teacher at a Pennsylvania school, then kills himself

March 2001
Pupil opens fire at a school in California, killing two students

February 2000
Six-year-old girl shot dead by classmate in Michigan

November 1999
Thirteen-year-old girl shot dead by a classmate in New Mexico

May 1999
Student injures six pupils in shoot-out in Georgia

April 1999
Two teenagers shoot dead 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves at Columbine School in Colorado

June 1998
Two adults hurt in shooting by teenage student at high school in Virginia

May 1998
Fifteen-year-old boy shoots himself in the head after taking a girl hostage

May 1998
Fifteen-year-old shoots dead two students in school cafeteria in Oregon

April 1998
Fourteen-year-old shoots dead a teacher and wounds two students in Pennsylvania

March 1998
Two boys, 11 and 13, kill four girls and a teacher in Arkansas

December 1997
Fourteen-year-old boy kills three students in Kentucky

October 1997
Sixteen-year-old boy stabs mother, then shoots dead two students at school in Mississippi, injuring several others

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#153583 - 17th Apr 2007 3:01pm Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: MattLFC]
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Police have named a student who shot dead at least 30 people at a US university as Cho Seung-hui, a 23-year-old from South Korea.

He was an English student who had been living on the university campus.

Another two people were killed at an earlier shooting at the university. Police said one gun was used in both of the shootings.

A memorial service is to be held at the university, which President Bush and his wife Laura are expected to attend.

Hmmm interesting. He was a South Korean English student, it doesnt make sense lmao. I suppose he must have been born in South Korea and bought up in England.

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#153588 - 17th Apr 2007 3:24pm Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: MattLFC]
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#153606 - 17th Apr 2007 6:18pm Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: Mark]
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most of the survivors were not injured by gunshots but by jumping out of open or even closed windows on various floors totring to escape apparently ..... its sooo shocking !!!
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#153611 - 17th Apr 2007 6:37pm Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: BBC News
Police have named a student who shot dead at least 30 people at a US university as Cho Seung-hui, a 23-year-old from South Korea.

He was an English student who had been living on the university campus.


Or perhaps Matty, you mis-understood and it means he was South Korean stuying English whilst living on the campus?? lol

Ridiculous loss of life, but as others have said, can only be expected from the relaxed gun laws within the US, especially within Virginia.

Wonder what was happening in 2002 for there to be no shootings at schools? lol
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#153613 - 17th Apr 2007 6:47pm Re: US : Gun Rampage [Re: BMW Joe]
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maybe they new who was a risk but a good shot, and sent them off to fight a needless war somewhere as a sniper.....hence now shootings in 2002...
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