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A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. AP Photo/Jessica Hill

NEWTOWN, Connecticut—Twenty small children and six teachers were massacred on Friday when a young gunman walked into a quiet surburban Connecticut school armed with sophisticated handguns.

Connecticut State Police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance said 18 children were killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School and that two more died of their wounds in hospital.

Six adults at the school were killed, including its principal, before the killer was shot—either by his own hand or police.

There were very few non-fatal injuries reported, indicating that once targeted, there was rarely any chance of escape, and that the gunman was unusually accurate in his fire.

Vance said the majority of killings, which began at around 09:30 a.m., “took place in one section of the school, in two rooms.” He was reported to be carrying at least two handguns.

Local media reported that the shooter began in the kindergarten section where he killed his teacher mother and her class, then moved on. The child victims were reported to be aged between five and ten.

Initial media reports quoted police sources identifying the shooter as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza. However, after initial confusion, police now believed the killer was Lanza’s brother Adam, 20, other reports said.

The surviving brother was in custody and being questioned, according to US television reports.

In addition to the bloodbath at the school another body was found at a residence in Newtown, bringing the total bodycount so far to 28.

A tearful President Barack Obama went on national television to express his “overwhelming grief.” He ordered flags to be lowered at half mast.

A mother hugs her daughter following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. An official with knowledge of Friday’s shooting said 27 people were dead, including 18 children. It was the worst school shooting in the country’s history. AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Melanie Stengel

Of all US campus shootings, the toll was second only to the 32 dead victims in 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.

The number far exceeded the 15 killed in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, which triggered a fierce but inconclusive debate about the United States’ relaxed gun control laws.

Witnesses described a terrifying bloodbath in the small town school, shortly after classes had got underway.

“I was going back to my classroom and I heard like a person kicking on the door and I turned around I smelled smoke,” an eight-year-old boy told NBC.

“Then bullets whizzed by and then a teacher pulled me into her room,” he said, describing “total panic.”

Other witnesses described an intense fusillade, with perhaps 100 rounds fired, and seeing a corridor splattered with blood.

“I was in the gym at the time … we heard lots of bangs, and we thought that it was the custodian knocking stuff down. We heard screaming. And so went to the wall, and we sat down,” a young boy told WCBS television.

“Then the police came in. It’s like, is he in here? Then he ran out. Then somebody yelled get to a safe place, so we went to the closet in the gym and we sat there for a little while,” he said, as stunned parents arrived.

“Then the police like were knocking on the door, and they’re like, we’re evacuating people, we’re evacuating people. We ran out.

“They’re police at every door leading us down this way, this way. Quick, quick, come on. We ran down to the firehouse. There’s a man that pinned down to the ground with handcuffs on,” he said.

Police swarmed into the leafy neighborhood after the shooting, while other area schools were put under lock-down, police and local media said.

A photo on the Newtown Bee newspaper’s website showed officers leading more than a dozen frightened small children across a parking lot.

Deadly shootings are a frequent occurrence in US public places, often ending only when the gunman is shot or kills himself.

On Tuesday, a man with a semi-automatic rifle raked an Oregon shopping mall, killing two people, then taking his own life.

In the most notorious recent incident until now a 24-year-old, James Holmes, allegedly killed 12 people and wounded 58 others when he opened fire in a midnight screening of the latest Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado, in July.

Last month, gunman Jared Loughner was jailed for life for killing six people in Tucson, Arizona, in January 2011 in an attack targeting congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head at point-blank range but survived.

However, despite the tragedies, support for tougher gun ownership laws is mixed, with many Americans opposing restrictions on what they consider to be a constitutional right to keep powerful firearms at home.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667579316 Joie Regala-Cunanan

    Typo error on “murderers”. Kindly correct. :)”Of all US campus shootings, the toll was second only to the 32 [murderers] in 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NLO2AAP3EKVA2H3FI2AM2KTGAA Jay

    Kailangan na ng mga Schools here sa america na magkaroon ng Guard for safety purposes..

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Our prayers are for the parents who lost their child, and maybe only child! May they overcome this tragedy and their lost. Our prayers also goes to the families of adult victims. May the souls of all the victims Rest In Peace!

  • ApoLapullapu

    These are signs of a dying civilization.  That’s why there is no need to pass the RH Bill, there are many ways to reduce population and among them are murders like those happening in the United States.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

      There you go again.. RH bill has nothing to do with it. What they need perhaps is a tighter gun control. Imagine a civilian in U.S. can own an AK-47 legally?

  • quphal

    tao pa ba itong si Lanza? i have preschooler kids and this news pains me. grabe ito! mga batang walang malay…

    • ever green

      maybe thats the reason…walang ka laban laban ang mga bata …..

  • Jeremiah_CheGuevara

    Why is this happening in the US? Something is utterly wrong in their contemporary value system – killing for nothing, for the feel of it. Crazy americans! Only in the USA. They dont value life anymore! By-product of their RH bill mentality (if it feels good do it!) which makes life disposable/dispensable and where there is not much value placed on life.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      Because you do not care, priests wants us to be poor all the time like little dogs under the dining table, but they wore a grand purple dress that befits a King, wake up Jeremiah be strong like the prophet be bold in saying the end of the friars are near!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

      It’s not about RH bill, more on their gun control laws. However, if I go along your line of reasoning, the more we need the RH bill here in the PHL as we have lots of potential criminals, the abandoned children prowling the streets.. rugby boys, snatchers, akyat-bahay, etc.  

      • sanjuan683

        Dapat sa mga rugby boys, snatchers at akyat-bahay sa kumbento itira para alagaan ng mga obispo at pari. Dahil prolife daw sila kuno. Dapat nga nag-asawa (obispo at pari) sila dahil prolife pala sila.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

        huwag i mo molest lang iyan doon sa kumbento, dapat kay soliman mo na lang muna ipa alaga ang mga bata

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6WTWZBPWUKYVEPFT2A6VIHDQZI taytay

        a government that doesn’t care for the poor produces rugby boys, snatchers and akyat bahay gangs. the rh bill is its foolish solution to the problems of poverty. ginawa pang scapegoat ang mga obispo at mga pari.

    • sanjuan683

      Kasi naman ang America prumotor sa paggawa ng mga crime movies, malalaswa sex, at sex violent. Yan ang resulta ng kagagawan nila. Itong Pinas gaya-gaya rin maka-amerikano ginagaya na rin ang kanila movies.

    • ardong

      You mean advocates of RH Bill are psychopaths, murderers..i.e., killing indiscriminately? Out of tune iho ang tono ng reasoning mo? Paki-explain mo nga mabuti what you mean -By-product of RH bill mentality?

    • taga_ilog

      Sala ang komento mo, magkaiba ang RH sa murder, do yu have to use thuis tragedy in politicking? How low can you get?

      • xrisp

        Jeremiah is correct. Why do people kill? It’s because one does not see the dignity of other persons as one bestowed by God.  The same with this RHB, women are treated as mere objects having no dignity as one coming from God. In both cases – no respect at all for human life!

      • taga_ilog

        xrisp, I forgive you, you don’t know what you’re saying, you’re a blind follower being led by a blind group. I f you were indoctrinated, I wouldn’t fault you for it, even a dog taught to salivate when whistled upon, will do so when it hears a whistle,

      • xrisp

        You are the one blinded by your “high intelligence” such that you cannot understand simple things. Pity yourself not me.

    • Magsasaka

       where in RH bill it says it does not value life?

  • joerizal

    Dapat pinakawalan yang si Lanza sa loob ng kongreso at nakatulong pa sana siya.

    • sanjuan683

      Iba ang buhay sa US at the age of 18yrs they have to seperate with their parents. One thing I like here in the Philippines teenage still with their parent and feel continious love of their parents.

  • divictes

    At least the Ampatuans did it for some perverse reasons. This one has no reason, only perverse.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      I beg to disagree.
      The Ampatuans did/done many of their killings on innocent victims, innocent by-standers and innocent passer-bys. “Innocent”…, meaning “no reason” whatsoever.

    • glenn padilla

      begging ur pardon but there will never be a reason for murder.

  • regd

    MADNESS! PURE MADNESS!! Why the innocent children? WHY?
    If they want to take as many lives as possible with them why can’t they just go to Iraq or Afghanistan and take as many terrorist as they want? They become terrorist in their own land!

  • speedstream2

    One can’t even begin to imagine how deeply this horrific heart-wrenching tragedy cuts. My prayers and thoughts to the families of the fatalities.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

    I will hug my child extra tight tonight.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    I guess too much democracy might have its downside also. The U.S. gun control laws are very lenient that a person is allowed to buy and own practically all types of guns and rifles, except the fully automatic ones used by the military.

    Also, the advent of video games and movies showing too much violence could have affected the mentality of the youth.

  • MULEN

    Some people will do anything just to have a shot at the proverbial 15 minutes of fame. It’s sick but it’s the reality. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    The frequency of the “mass & senseless killings” must be the result of too much violence on TV and in the movies, plus the “violence” played-out in computer games.

    • ever green

      YUP. Computer games train them in shooting. Movies motivate them……

  • dacuycoy

    Holy cow, I thought the massacre happened in Kandahar done by a half-crazed Taliban…
    Dark day for the US, should be more strict in gun ownership.

  • Wally Ong

    it very sad..but behind the curtain the state is also funding in aborting thousand of babies every year, whats the difference?…this one the motive is none the latter for convenience…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

      You’re really going to use this as an excuse to play politics?

    • Vertumnus

      WOW just Wow!  There is something seriously wrong with you!  Children just died and you have to use this for political fodder!
      If you can’t tell the difference between massacred school children and abortion, then there’s no hope your you!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

    It tears me to hear this kind of tragedy.

  • calipso_2100

    “What’s wrong with the world momma?”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

    “Give me the child until he is seven and I’ll give you the man”
    “Spare the rod and spoil the child”

    I think this is now the result of too much government or society’s intervention in the family upsetting the sense of “reward and punishment” in a child.  Kids has no sense of what is right and wrong and if you cannot discipline them in their early years, they will behave as bad in adulthood.  Child abuse is bad but I believe a line should be drawn to allow punishment for misbehavior.

    • calipso_2100

      Agree %101!

  • ardong

    Blame it on excessive movie/television hype of gruesome murders and killings where killers acting as protagonists were idolized as heroes. Murderers were justified in their actions for the sake of entertainment. It is also the result of too liberal laws  Americans maintains on owning and carrying guns. A rich society  doomed to fail [or had fallen]. Another tragic episode of a dead society where lines between good and evil cannot be discerned anymore. This is just a repeat of series of indiscriminate killings by a normal person acting psychopath of that innocent children. Pity these poor soul Americans!

  • http://www.facebook.com/raymond.arzadon.3 Raymond Arzadon

    I can only offer prayers. My opinion doesn’t matter at this time of incomprehensible tragedy.

  • Aj Gavino

    This is really very sad to hear, Why did he have to do this to those poor innocent people?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6WTWZBPWUKYVEPFT2A6VIHDQZI taytay

      And yet they continue to kill through abortion millions of innocent children.  What an irony!

  • wawa2172

    Blame it on depression afflicting many americans specifically with the difficult economic times in the US of A . Sa pinas di tayo apektado sanay na tayo ma depress.

    • Magsasaka

      sa bilang ng taong namamatay bawat pangyayari maaring masabing napakaliit dito sa pinas pero yong bilang kung ilang pamilya na ang namasaker dito sa pinas walang binatbat ang statistics sa tate, maaring hindi dahil sa depression pero may isang common factor halos lahat ng nagmasaker dito sa pinas ay mga drug addict kahit na nga ang mga ampatuan ay sinasabing drug addict

      • wawa2172

        You are right but depression is a needs drugs to cure it and by statistics depression is worse in the US today. Tama ka maraming manga lulong sa drugs dito sa Pinas dahil sa kahirapan at halos walng magawa ang gobyerno dito dahil walang solusyon ang kahirapan. Malayo pa rin tayo sa Mexico as far as execution because of drugs. Well the Ampatuan who lead the Maguindanao massacre is worst in the country and drugs is abundant in Muslim cities and provinces. 

  • $18209031

    Ayan , sirang ulo mga bata sa tate. Too many faulty genes, autism , chemical imbalance and poor patenting skills.  Kawawa ang mga chikitings.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

      Disabilities both physical and neurological in kids in China are often hidden away and seen as “a family’s problem” to deal with, but little more. 
      For those families that have children with autism, the combined lack of community awareness and available services can be devastating. Schools will often refuse to accept those with more severe autism, and parents are left with the daunting prospects of how to care for their child and – more specifically – face the prospects of what might become of their child when grown to adulthood after they are gone. Some families go so far as to commit family suicide rather than to face that future burden.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLN7DWHPJSNQZQJKZQ4LEU4VKE LabuyoB

    This is really unfortunate! Words like sorrow and grief come to mind but there’s more to this senseless and gruesome incident! My prayers are for you!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    No law ever prevented a crime.  May the victims rest in peace!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    no reason to add insults. the nation is in grief! sorrow has been felt to all you have families! hug your kid. 20 innocent kids died helplessly! 

    We pray their souls go to heaven! 

  • catmanjohn

    There is an aspect of psychology that we as a society seem to be overlooking in our search for answers and dialog for solutions, where the main focus has been on gun control. A great number of young men today have been raised playing video games which immerses the player  into a world of violence, anger, imaginary fear, and reactionary response that can manifest itself into other areas of social interaction. This is the aspect that we must NOT ignore.

  • tra6Gpeche

    Generally speaking, Americans love guns. The right to keep and bear arms is the US Constitution., But for as long as the US lawmakers do not make law that would make it very difficult for any civilian to own firearms that could kill many in one second, then this horrible and senseless killing will always happen.

  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    The US is a very huge society (350 million people) and it would almost be impossible to control this size. But the US government is still doing a good job and nowhere in this world can any other country do it as remotely close as what the US can. 

    Sadly, the game of statistics is still played here although the US has done a great job at keeping the odds in their favour. 

    This is a hard fact that the Americans must face and this is a price they must pay in exchange for the ultimate freedom.

  • d2yan

    It is NOT only GUN CONTROL….it is also about how people VALUE LIFE….

    Lunatic individuals with high powered firearms WILL NOT RESPECT our children if they see the government sanctioning termination of life (as in euthanasia, abortion, destruction of embryos etc).  A TRAGIC consequence of the culture of death…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6WTWZBPWUKYVEPFT2A6VIHDQZI taytay

      very well said. that’s the direction that the pro rh congressmen are following.

      • efriend

        Death Penalty NOW!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EP6GZIMVLAHETQ6GNP5O2P45GE Dominic

        Not true. Stop spreading your bishop-sanctioned lies. Basta maka-connect lang e no.

      • Magsasaka

        move on will you, a damaso like you wants a big number of poor kids that you can prey on, why not rape a kid from a well to do and influencial family, i dare you  to touch a kid from someone who has the means to retaliate

  • Magsasaka

    this is pure karma, americans has done the most atrocities in the world, they are now receiving it in the same form but different manner. 

    • Crysis_III

      STFU.. You don’t know what you are talking about.. 

      • Magsasaka

        do you?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

      a) The Rape of Nanking and the systematic, horrific killing, torture, and rape of over 20 million Chinese people, as well as medical experiments beyond nightmare on innocent men, women and children by Japan in the late 1930s is by far the worst, most violent act of mankind in the 20th Century.
      b) Nazi Germany, c) Armenian genocide, d) Rwandan genocide e) etc…

      I could go on and on about the horrible atrocities NOT committed by Americans.

      • $18209031

        Hey , dont forget the American genocide of Indian tribes from years 1700-1900 the reason why they d taken all of North America.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

        But Antonio said the most. There’s also deaths suffered by Chinese at the hands of the Communist government with more than 30 million people having died in Mao’s Great Leap Forward campaign alone.

      • Magsasaka

        how about balanggiga massacre in leyte, they did not spare children in that part of our history

    • JanofVA

       Yeah, you’re an idiot….what about the starving people in the Philippines…50% below the poverty line…you think they deserve that too???

      • Magsasaka

        where’s the relevance to the topic?

  • efriend

    Whether in the U.S. or in the PHL, there should be GUN CONTROL. Guns are there only to hurt people.

    • Magsasaka

      you mean guns in the wrong hands, anything can be used as weapon to hurt or to commit a crime, knives can kill people and so it must also be controlled, a typical belt can kill people it can be used a choker and so it must be controlled.
      never forget that guns were the weapons used to liberate us from invaders, guns can be used against another gun attack, so think about what you said.

      • andresa igbac

         luna, in the first place, kung walang guns, walang invaders. at walang gun attack against gun attack

      • Magsasaka

        correct then we will go back to arrows

      • efriend

        Last time I checked, I am positive that I think.  You missed the word “control”.

      • Magsasaka

        nope, control here in pinas means only state security forces should have a gun, just like gun ban during elections as if legal firearms are being used in illegal activities,holdaper, kidnapper, carjacking etc etc they dont use registered guns, the only time a legal firearm is being used in a crime is when a policeman is also the criminal

    • JanofVA

       So I guess it’s better that only politicians have guns…yeah, so they can kill more people…like the Ampatuans..only worse because the people will not have means to defend themselves….

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Those guns were registered to the killer’s mother who was a law abiding citizen, responsible gun owner? I’m not sure until the investigation is completed as to why those guns landed in the hands of the killer? Connecticut is one of the states that has a very strict gun law. Remember, there’s no amount of laws that will stop determined killer! If there are no guns that he could use, he could’ve use different weapons and it could be less destructive or even more destructive. He could also use explosives like Christian Fundamentalist Timothy McVeigh!

  • virgoyap

    A very very sad incident!! Taking the lives of innocent people especially angelic children. Why??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    The US often sends travel advisory warning her citizens not to travel to the Phl.  But we’re a lot safer than them.  We never had this kind of massacre with so many young kids killed.  Likewise, never was a Philippine President assassinated while the US has had a few.  Filipinos commit crime due to poverty but the Americans commit heinous crimes for being psychopath.  

    • JanofVA

       Yes, due to poverty….of course the Ampatuans were impoverished..everybody knows that..you’re an idiot…

    • $18209031

      Blame on your addiction and glorification to violent movies and videogames courtesy of Jew dominated Hollywood . And the broken family structure of the Americans.

    • efriend

      Correct. However, the general US public do not read travel advisories.  It is the fault of the PHL media to highlight US travel advisories when the readers are Filipinos.  Ironic right?  Sensationalism at its worst.

    • INQ_reader

      Agree 101%.

  • INQ_reader

    Only in the US of A…

    • RiverHorse

      a case of nervous breakdown, perhaps?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

        I hope there’s a crazy patriotic Filipino who does the same to the Chinese in Chinatown.

      • andresa igbac

         what an insensitive comment.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WWZMSQ4Z74QJUPXFOMEKD6KKFM kronos

        Why single out the Chinese?  What about the Americans?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

         in fairness, chinese pay taxes and help pinas economy, in general. I was born in pinas but my parents come from the mainland. we treat this country as our home. we bleed when it bleeds. know what i’m saying? your words hurt

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        I’m with you on this.  I am consistent on saying that some “Chinese” are more Filipino in their deeds than many of us.  Being Filipino is in the heart and deeds not in the color of the skin.

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         huwag mo ng pansinin ang mga ganyan klase tao pero marami sila dito tulad nung may alias na HONOR pero fundamentalist na bakla.

      • $18209031

        Subukan mo in tandem, titikluin kita hindi kana makabalik sa ina mo. Librehin pa kita ng Ma Moon Luk siopao ….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

      Not ONLY in the USA. 

      Evil is everywhere.

      • RiverHorse

        especially in the house of representatives. heck, the entire philippine government!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

        Would someone spray bullets at the house of representatives and in the senate of the philippines? For sure, it will not be a tragedy but a joyous celebration for all. just my thought. hehehe

      • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

        senseless killing….because they will be replaced with the same kind anyway.

      • RiverHorse

        and i am going to be one of them!

      • INQ_reader

        Too general statement.

    • JanofVA

      Yeah, tell that to the Maguindanao massacre families….I don’t think they believe this only happens in the US of A…actually, it’s worse in the Philippines because it’s politicians and  cops that kill lots of people and they don’t even go to jail to pay for it…don’t be such a douche…

      • INQ_reader

        Which school are you referring to?

  • alcbu

    Scary, my thoughts and prayers to the kids parents. As a father myself i could feel their grief. That psycho must be in hell now being skewered by fire. There’s no therapy there just burning.

  • jahred

    there can no be perfect country !

    • andresa igbac

       why? did any country claim to be one?

      • jahred

        none brother ! 

        maybe an island 0(‘-’)0

        an island without civilization …

        Maybe That’s The Prize Of An High Intellect Country !

  • Crysis_III

    It’s like every month.. A lot of crazy people out there. The gunman killed his own mother though before he went on rampage. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y32C7MCRDCMY2G2QAM6TXHH2G4 Joseph

    Hmmm. Conneticut is one of the states with the strictest gun control laws. So there goes your Gun Control argument folks…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      If it could happen in that setting, will you even wonder when it happens on more lenient setting?  Ooops, my bad, it has already happened several times before.  Time to rethink the policy if it gets creeping to more peaceful neighborhood.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Take note that all the victims including the killer were whites.

    • JanofVA

       What’s your point, you racist F*ck….you cry racism when they say something bad about Pinoys…tapos you say something like that???? 

  • RiverHorse

    gun control anyone? where did the kid get the gun anyway?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

      You get no argument from me regarding gun control.
      Guns were his mom’s, purchased legally.

    • I_kabod

      gun control is not the problem. parang droga lang yan, maski bawal, kapag ginusto makakakuha.

    • JanofVA

       How many people die in the Philippines everyday from random stabbing and strangulation???  How many women die by blunt force trauma to the head everyday after getting raped in the Philippines???  Guns don’t kill people….people kill people….

      • RiverHorse

        you can tell that to the marines!

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         In the US they do it pakyawan but in the Philippines, it is a daily occurrence and nobody even pay attention anymore! nabibigla lang sila pag maramihan tulad ng nangyari sa US.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

    As Connecticut Governor said ”Evil visited this community today.” 
    Newtown, CT is considered one of the safest town in the US, one of the beautiful New England towns. And yet this tragedy happened.
    Evil is everywhere as well as Goodness.

  • andresa igbac

    RIP to all. May this never happen again, anywhere.

  • Philcruz

    There is this tendency to ape what goes on in the US and elsewhere. Those massacre incidents could again happen here. Remember when we used to say that very violent crimes can never happen here? That suicides are hardly ever heard of in this country? Things are changing.

  • macobex

    Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora Batman screening, and now this…and ‘Muricans still insist on lenient to nonexistent gun control.

    Well, they just got what they deserve for their “tigas ng ulo”.

    • macobex

      It shows American hypocrisy too–they have no qualms imposing very strict (even invasive) airport security against foreign “terrorism”, and yet they can’t restrict themselves with their beloved “guns n’ ammo”. Tsk tsk tsk,,,

      • JanofVA

         Guns don’t kill people….people kill people…how many people die everyday in Philippines through strangulation or stabbing??????

      • macobex

        Ineng, tanong ko lang sayo–may nangyari na bang public mass murder with 30+ victims gamit lang ang pananakal?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WWZMSQ4Z74QJUPXFOMEKD6KKFM kronos

    Only in America——so easy to buy guns.  This is a result of the powerful lobbying of the NRA in preserving the right to bear arms.  The US Government will never be able to stop these senseless killings unless they do something about the gun law.

    • JanofVA

      69 people were massacred by a gunman in an island retreat in Norway…a country with very strict gun laws….guns don’t kill people…people kill people..and they will find a way..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WWZMSQ4Z74QJUPXFOMEKD6KKFM kronos

        That’s why it’s an isolated incident in Norway—not in the US. This is not the first time this happened in the US where guns were used in school killings.

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       huwag ka ng lumayo dahil sa pinas kahit sa bangketa puwede ka bumili!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    gun is meant to kill….not to protect lives

  • myHumbleOpinion12

    Mentally ill person with a knife wounds 22 at a school in China. Mentally ill person with three guns kills 26 at a school in the US on the same day. There’s a lot of information in these comparative statements.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       There is?
      Can you enlighten us as to how one knife incident in China 2 years ago has anything to do with multiple massacres by guns in the U.S. this year?
      You can’t, because there is no relation whatsoever.

      • myHumbleOpinion12

        Now who’s out of touch with the current events? Google it: Knife attack at Chinese school wounds 22 children
        Can you spell S-T-U-P-I-D?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    ..dami talaga psychotic sa US…

  • $18209031

    Sirang ulo itong si Lanza just waiting to explode anytime. Pati nanay ay bumili ng baril na tatlo tapos ginamit lang sa anak para patayin sya at yung mga chikitings. Dios ko Santisima, sira na ang society na Amerika. Pasko pa naman. Yang mga regalo sa mga namatay na bata ay napaka sakit. Christimas is a season for little chldren but no longer there. Sad sad sad. 

    Ang puti mahilig sa baril . Sira ang mga family dynamics. 

  • $18209031

    America is drunk on guns , drugs , sex, worldly possessions and all the social ills. They are reaping what they sow.
    Meyron yatang Fil Am nasalanta nito ?

    • JanofVA

       Eh yung mga maraming taong namamatay diyan na pinapatay ng mga politicians???  Yung mga pinatay ng mga Ampatuans???  Are they reaping what they sow too???  Hypocrite..look in the mirror first before you pass judgement….

  • w4d

    This guy is as evil as the Ampatuans’.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       And I wonder how many of the guns were legal that the Ampatuans had?
      Time for some stricter enforcement in the RP, too!

  • JanofVA

    Please, before Pinoys pass judgement on another country like the US…solve niyo muna at ipakulong yung mga Ampatuans….nakakahiya tayo…kung sa US psychopath mga pumapatay, diyan mga politicians at mga pulis…at hindi man lang nagbabayad…ano ba ang mas worse???  Eh yung mga Marcos???  Daming pinapatay na tao tapos ngayon congressman pa ang mga anak???  Nakakahiya tayo….we need to look in the mirror before we pass judgement.

  • riza888

    The US state of New Hampshire has almost no gun control and also a lower murder rate than that of the UK. Mexico has tight gun control as do the US cities of Chicago and DC, and all have high murder rates. New Jersey, Massachusettes, Connecticut, California – all big gun control states – not paradigms of low crime. Massacres tend to happen in areas where guns are “banned” (Norway generally, Virginia Tech, Columbine, Dunblane, and Sandy Hook Elementary) and unfortunately where the only thing that might have stood between the shooter and the victims would have been another gun in the hands of someone already on the scene. Americans are not obsessed with owning whatever they want but rather mainly of the view that bad guys will always have guns and ignore laws on “gun-free zones” and that the police cannot be expected to be everywhere all of the time. Crime rates of all sorts have dropped since the 90s as legal gun ownership has increased.

    • JanofVA

      Very true…plus we cannot rely on the police here to protect us…they are the biggest coward of everybody…they could have saved the Virginia Tech students if they actually broke the door and stormed the building..but they were too darn scared to go in there and when they found the door was chained, did nothing….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       Massacres are happening in the U.S. where guns are allowed.
      Life has changed since the 90′s, too.
      Your arguments are tired and worn out.

      • riza888

        Being familiar with an argument doesn’t mean you either understand it or have actually articulated a response to it. Which is it?

      • andrewassme

        does this mean that  people in the philippines die in thousands every year due to illegal logging and corruption which is also preventable. kids drowning and becoming instant orphans? Do you see the similarities?

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       I’d prefer to have a gun with me for self defense and to protect my family. You can’t and shouldn’t always rely on anyone to protect your life and your family’s.

  • JanofVA

    The problem in the US is not guns..it’s Godlessness and the breakdown of the family….just last week a billboard was put up in Times Square, NY about not celebrating Jesus during Christmas because he’s a myth.  They have been attacking the church for years now and have completely broken down the American faith in God.  When people stop believing in God or anything at all that is bigger than they are, what would stop them from doing atrocities like this???  Couple that with the fact that the American family is breaking down..bitter divorces…parents badmouthing each other….kids growing up with only 1 parent….what chance to these kids have of growing up normally???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4DV5XUZM4IKURX3FMAOD4VJEKU Hadji

    More gun control laws?  Really?  ONLY THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE LAW ABIDE BY GUN CONTROL LAWS.  It doesn’t matter how strict they are.

    In the US we have these things called “Gun-Free Zones” in some cities and states where you are not allowed to have guns or other dangerous weapons within the boundries.  Oftentimes, these areas are so large, like Public Parks, schools, public buildings, etc.  If you were in a Gun-Free Zone and someone pointed a gun at you in order to kill you, are you or someone who sees the person holding the gun really going to that person that they are in a “gun-free zone” and they need to put the gun away and depart the area?  If you did, you really think they are going to listen?  I bet that school in CT banned guns…I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF SOMEONE TOLD THE SHOOTER AFTER HE STARTED KILLING THAT HE HAD STOP SINCE HE WAS IN A GUN FREE ZONE.

    IN FACT GUN CONTROL LAWS AND THESE RIDICULOUS GUN FREE ZONES ARE STUPID. The GOOD and LAW-ABIDING citizins DO NOT HAVE THE OPTION to defend themselves with their own gun against someone committing a crime against him/her or to massacring people in a room.

    I bet if every teacher/faculty member was REQUIRED to have a gun in the classroom (carrying it so the kids don’t get to it and easily accessible should a shooting go down.  When kids go home, store the gun in a safe and seperate from ammunition at the end of the day and taken out and armed on teacher before kids report to school) and be TRAINED in its use, all those kids would certainly be alive today.  ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO GO INTO A PLACE AND KILL PEOPLE KNOWING FULL WELL THAT THOSE PEOPLE YOU WANT TO KILL ARE ARMED AND ARE GOOD MARKSMEN????

    Yeah, put armed policeman or military everywhere.  Not going to happen in the US.  There’s just too much buildings and land to cover and protect everyone AND still prevent a mass killing.  I mean look at Ft. Hood, they couldn’t even prevent a mass shooting in there.  THE REASON: Military Bases DO NOT allow personal firearms on-base.  A vast majority of military personnel are not armed on base.  Now, if the US Gov’t allowed personal firearms on military installations, that shooter would’ve been dead right away.

    GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE; PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE.  GUN CONTROLS ONLY PREVENT LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS FROM PROTECTING THEMSELVES WITH THEIR OWN GUNS.

    WE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO OWN GUNS!!!  With the right laws and safeguards in place to make owning guns safe, it will become harder to do harm to others.  KNOWING THAT SOMEONE IS MOST LIKELY ARMED CAN DETER AN ATTACKER FROM ROBBING YOU AND/OR KILLING YOU AND THOSE YOU LOVE.

    Let’s start banning kitchen knives, ropes, plastic bags, water, electricty, and fire while we’re at it.  These kill more people than guns.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       Your old argument is tired and worn out.
      People, children, are dead.  Those of you who have blasted this argument at us are no longer appropriate.
      Get responsible!

  • $18209031

    America is drunk of it s own making. It will decline in its own decay .  The $16 trillion debtand counting is unpayable in the long haul. America is facing an even more dangerous world. It has so many enemies . The more they play world policeman, the more they get into more troubles. And they can no longer support this role in a few years. But they continue to act and think like they have the money . Everything is on borrowed time. Their medicare and social security is in no way able to sustain the millions of dependents. And they are always looking for war overseas.

    Just like the British Empire, they overstretched and got themselves falling apart in no time. Once WW2 occurred, that was the deathblow to a once and proud empire .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

      Oh, please… Heard about 22 primary school children that were wounded in a knife attack 2 hours before Lanza attack, in central China???
      In China, a not-so-freedom-loving-country, you are required to register to purchase a knife and a crazy man was still able to get one and cut up 22 children. 
      Moral of the story is: It doesn’t matter where you live, there will always be mentally sick people that are capable of doing bad things like this.

      There is 0% chance that the US will be forced to default on the debt. US may owe $1.15 trillion to China, but that’s less than 10%. 10% is NOT owning the US, not by a long shot. U.S. taxpayers actually owe less money to China compared to recent years. China holds 10% of U.S. Treasuries, down from 12% two years ago. Social Security alone owns more debt than China.

      China’s economy is slowing down also. It grew 7.4% in the third quarter compared with a year ago. And it should stay around this because China have dense masses of illiterate rural poor to pull out of poverty and clothe and feed. China’s history is punctuated by chaos when the poor starve. It is accepted wisdom that 5-6% growth is not enough to stave this off.

      • $18209031

        Yeah right , in the bigger scheme of things , America is declining in morality and world leadership.  Many blame China for their forced abortion clinics but Americans kill their little young ones in spectacular fashion using modern weapons.  And not to mention the daily gang war shooting in inner streets wherever that may be. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

        Another lie. Another propaganda.

      • $18209031

        If you can ‘t handle the truth, then you can never accept the truth .

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

        You live in a propaganda world and do not see the whole hypocritical truth in front of your eyes. 
        Chinese’s voice is Chinese Communist Party’s voice. 

      • $18209031

        You live in a pseudo white world  but you are kayumangmang. Maybe your way of thinking is typical of honorary whtie kayumangmang.?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

        I live in a free world!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

         Yep!  You do!  You’re free to get shot buy some nut case.

      • $18209031

        In fact China is trying to slow down on getting these US treasury bonds and notes. The more the US owns CHinese lending money , the more they have a control on China.  China is shifting investments in hard assets all over the world. Investment in America is only a small portion of its global outreach , so yeah it doesnt play a big deal with China. 

        With US and China in economic competition, China is smart enough not to let the US dominate or dictate its investments.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

        Another lie. Those official figures may not be accounting for purchases made through third-party countries on China’s behalf. An intermediary buying American bonds in London at the behest of the Bank of China would not show up in Washington’s tallies. Many economists, in fact, say they believe China may have actually stepped up its buying of American debt. The evidence is that its trade and current-account surpluses almost certainly mean that it has continued to accumulate huge holdings of dollars.

      • $18209031

        Heheehe, thats your false belief to enhance your American ego.  The fact remains  China is investing in other areas.  No way it will continue to get s ckered into useless American Bonds and Treasury NOtes. 

        America cannot promise on these junk notes with the way we are seeing . The more they get belligerent to China, the more they lose Chinese goodwill.   China is trying to diversify as you know.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

        Chinese say, “no feast lasts forever.” 
        Six cities in Liaoning province, including Shenyang and Anshan, recently announced they are converting abandoned industrial sites to farmland.  Dongguan, once a booming factory center, is on the verge of bankruptcy as companies close, leaving the local government severely cash-strapped.
        China is now facing the prospect of decades of de-industrialization.  And there is little Beijing can do to arrest the slide.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4DV5XUZM4IKURX3FMAOD4VJEKU Hadji

      Yeah, by 2020 the US will become the world’s largest oil producer supassing Saudi Arabia.  By 2030 the US will be energy independent.  Once the US attains energy independence, we can pay our bills and easily tell most of the world to go f**k off and solve their own problems.  No longer will the US need to appease the Arabs and the OPEC cartel for their lower oil prices.  Foreign aid/Military Aid…yeah right, that money goes back to the American Tapayers (who, in a way, own most of that $16 trillion debt anyway).

      It’s 2030: Latest Middle East Crisis…not America’s problem.  The Philippines has a problem with China….again, not America’s problem.  China needs more oil even after taking over most of the South China Sea…America says: why yes, we’ll sell you the oil…at a high premium and also sign these treaties that favor American companies and puts Chinese companies at a massive disadvantage when trading with the US.

      • $18209031

        Why would CHina get s ckered into buying White Man’s oil , tell me ? China has the SOuth China Sea and old reliable sources like Saudia, Iran and Russia . In fact they are building a pipeline into Siberia and other landroute .

      • jseesus

        DREAM ON…………..AND DON’T BOTHER TO WAKE UP….BRO..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

         And what does that have to do with the lives of children in schools in America?  Or don’t you care?

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         Canada produces oil and gas but its residence still pay premium on gas and hydro bill!

    • andrewassme

      but you still dream of coming to my country because you adore our green buck…jackass!

      • $18209031

        America is not the world . It is the old world. It just so happen it developed into the industrial age quite early. China is the new world. The reason why these White Investors want a piece of the Chinese market. SO yes, green buck lovers want to sell their products into China . Its a two way street , right Jackazz ?

      • andrewassme

        ARE YOU A CHINK BY ANY CHANCE?..YOU SOUND AND SPELL YOUR WORDS LIKE ONE.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

         andrewassme: your reply is really inappropriate.  Americans need to get responsible and stop squawking about gun rights.  How about the right to life?  Isn’t that also part of your precious Bill of Rights?
        It’s time for you to stop calling names and time for all of you to think.

      • andrewassme

        whom did you all filipinos learn from anyway?

  • riccisan

    Oh my. my heart goes to those victims.

  • Chameleon08

    Don’t expect Americans to think about safe, stricter gun laws because they think they’re too intelligent and, er, responsible (which I doubt) to be imposed of gun laws that could make other people safe and alive. Wait after four or five years from now and their arrogance will evaporate. They will be laughing stock of communist countries.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

      That’s why that madman in Henan province who wounded those 22 primary kids in Central China used a knife instead. Guns aren’t very big in China….

      • jseesus

        that’s why they are just wounded not killed, but if it’s a gun…..tsk tsk…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

        It is incredibly sad when you look at the 22 children injured in China by a knife attack and think “Aren’t they lucky.”

      • $18209031

        Even madmen in China are more benign, they only use a knife.  America must follow the example of China. More knives are   better than guns , hehehe

    • $18209031

      Americans are full of themselves especially on topic of guns. Maybe they need to consider more laws as the fabric of their society is changing forever.

      • andrewassme

        By the way, your alias says you have a small dick.

      • $18209031

        Huge C ck , your wife would love it.

      • andrewassme

        I was being sarcastic.

  • Chameleon08

    Stress could be one reason. It ain’t easy to find a job now.

  • andrewassme

    Instead of pointing fingers, why can’t these poeple in this section pray for peace and hope that nothing like this ever happen again anywhere.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       Praying is a good idea and is often helpful at times like this.  But Americans need to realize that guns are far too available and that they need to address this issue as responsible citizens in their own country.

      • andrewassme

        I am all with you on this.

  • caloyski65

    people are just capable of doing the most EVIL things….

  • Guest

    Yan. Yang ang sinasabi ko sainyo. God is sending a message na ayaw nya sa RH bill. Land of the godless yang US na yan, may abortion, contraceptive, and all sorts of evilness. Pag di kayo nagbago, marami pang itutumba si God, sige kayo.

    - CBCP

    • franklyn flores

      Unbelievable! Ganyan ba talaga mag isip mga tao dito. Patay na nga mga bata kung ano ano pa sinisingit nyo. Kung mag isip kayo para kayong mga tiga squaters. God did not send his message sa pamamagitan ng pag patay sa mga bata brad

      • Magsasaka

         ganyan talaga kadumi ang taktika ng mga damaso para lang makapanlinlang sila ng tao, sana sa susunod mga damaso naman ang imasaker

    • Robert Adrian Dizon

      What a moron you are. Anlayo ah.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

      Someone should nuke you… 

      But the IGNORE button works just as well!

    • andrewassme

      IGNORANT!

    • 0pinion8Ted

      You must be an alien visitor in our planet! E.T. is looking for you, he said come home.

    • Magsasaka

      malupit pala ang diyos ng mga siraulong katulad mo, hindi nakapagtatakang malademonyo kayo kasi nagagawa nyong marape ng mga kabataan, makipagsex sa kapwa lalaki at maghasik ng kasinungalingan at magnakaw ng pondo na para sa mga biktima ng kalamidad at kapag nabubunyag ang mga kabuktutan nyo sasabihin nyo answerable lang kayo sa pope, popetang na mo.

  • $18209031

    Lets mourn for the little ones who became victims to this madman . Expect debates and lawsuits will follow as to why the gunman was able to get inside the building . If he wasnt in , then this wont had happened.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       And if he had not been able to get his hands on a gun, it also would not have happened.

      • Magsasaka

         i’m just glad it wasn’t grenade it could be worst

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       It is North America and nobody closes its doors during school hours! even private and exclusive schools are wide open for any visitors!

  • josefe38

    Ang salarin sa nasabing pamamaril ay isang autistic, or has Asperger syndrome and displaying characteristics associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder na mahilig sa baril. Base sa mga kapitbahay at malapit sa pamilya na ekwento sa kanila ng mother ng salarin na gumagamit umano sya ng birth control pills at pinagdudahan na side effect ng pills ang pagka autistic sa salarin.

    Napa esep pa tuloy ako bakit pa kasi nagka ugnay ang autistic, baril at birth control pills.

    • myHumbleOpinion12

      All these are speculations. Investigation is at its infancy. Bodies of kids and adults are still at the school. Wait until Monday for more definite answers.

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    This is one of the product of too much DEMO ” CRACY”. You can buy a gun everywhere and in some states you can buy Marijuana.

    • andrewassme

      it’s either you hate or just go with it…how bout living in China under a communist rule? would you like your food rationed every week and not being able to buy the stuff you like?..think about it before you comment. Some of you here don’t even have an ounce of common sense or maturity to the very least…it’s not even a joke.

      • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

         Why you people don’t like the truth! You’re like a hypocrite who doesn’t want to know the root cause of the problem. What is the connection of China or other countries with this issue. That’s all over the news it’s about guns even abnormal like you can have it. CMON SHOOT ME EsTUpeDo!

      • andrewassme

        it pains me so  much to comment any further on your illiteracy and global pandemia of not so common sensitivity…and all i could is laugh…adjourned!

      • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

         What illiteracy you’re talking about? It’s about the victims we’re talking here and you still manage to laugh. If you’re out of this topic go away! Perhaps you pretend to be American but you’re not, Look at yourself in the mirror especially your nose.

      • andrewassme

        hahahahahahaha…you are such a joke… i dont even know why you exist. I could shoot you myself in the mouth…chinese punk.

      • andrewassme

        my nose looks fine. it doesn’t need surgery like some trying hard asians wanting to look like westerners…and i can laugh as many and as much as i want to so long there are jesters like you.

      • tarikan

        andrew sir, you’d agree with me that there’d be some kind of government regulation in buying/owning guns, what kind of guns and carrying them outside. The Brady Law didn’t really help much, still people can buy assorted kind of automatic weapons, assault rifles and thousand rounds of amos easy just like buying meds over the counter. Also the children have easy access to these guns at home. 

      • andrewassme

        Laws work, even the Brady Law.  It’s the people who abuse it. Sad, but what can you do?…

    • panhase

       You are mixing things that do not necessarily belong together. There are a lot of democratic countries in this world which do have strict gun laws. Owning a gun is not a democratic right.

      • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

         Yes owning a gun is not a democratic right but elected officials created a law that mostly every citizen can buy a gun. Same with marijuana they created a law that it’s legal undermining the consequences. And that will fall to so called DEMO  CRACY.

      • andrewassme

        you see, everybody here thinks you mix things up…you must really be chinese cos you’re so literal…your grammar stinks and disjointed.

      • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

         HAHA now you’re stupid fake american muslim terrorist. Before i check my grammar check first your spelling. If you can’t take the truth don’t blame chinese, filipino, mexicans,etc.

        Goback to school and learn what democracy is? Before you post your comment.

    • LuwigVonMises

       well i suggest you migrate to north korea. so you will know how it feels like to have no democracy at all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKPNHSPBMK74VZ3GBIPNTJA7KE Edwin

    the problem in US is that the government tolerate the kids not to be discipline by parents. just a little bit spank to the children, children can complain child abuse..

    • andrewassme

      think before you talk. You don’t even have any clue how we run our day to day lives.

    • Edward Castro

      “spare the rod, spoil the child”.  if you fail to  discipline a child in his formative years 1-7, then chances are it’s already too late..

    • LuwigVonMises

      most if not all people who goes to a rampage like this have been abuse as a kid. your suggestion will only make things worst.

  • DEADBORED

    Foreigners especially Americans visiting the Philippines always do include in their blogs “having armed guards” in almost every institution like banks, schools, and malls as a “con”.  Well ma’am and sirs, this situation right here is the main reason why Filipinos post guards in our buildings. It is for your protection and not to intimidate you. Imagine if that school,theater or university have a guard or two, that lunatic could have been stopped or might be deterred from entering the mentioned premises.  

    So next time you visit our country and before posting in Youtube “why you disliked the Philippines”  because of having armed security guards everywhere, think first.  Instead, you should be appreciative of the effort of the management to provide adequate security for you.

    My comment is somehow OT but I would like to extend my utmost condolence to the bereaving families.

    • Fulpol

      i guessed, you expressed wrong analysis…

      PH security reason is not to protect businesses from lunatic, psychotic, mad people but from “organized criminals”, criminals protected by some corrupt law enforcers…

      the chances of business survival in PH depends on how much money can you give to law enforcers as “protection”…

      crimes in PH were committed because of corruption…. and not because people are lunatics..

      • DEADBORED

        Security guards’ job is to protect people/customers/students from ANYONE who would like to commit wrongdoings inside the premises of the building they were assigned to guard, might it be terrorists, organized criminals, or mad people.  That’s the main reason why they frisk people and check bags of people before entering. So if you are someone bringing-in heat without the proper authorization or permit to carry firearm or deadly weapon then it will be confiscated from you and not be allowed to enter.

        Your opinion “the chances of business survival in PH depends on how much money can you give to law enforcers as “protection” is unjust. Philippines is no longer the way you are picturing it here. It may exist in some far flung places where rebels or insurgents thrive and are isolated cases but not  in urban areas. 

        “crimes in PH were committed because of corruption…. and not because people are lunatics..” crimes are committed because of greed and is the easiest way to earn money fast without undergoing the tedious task of going to work daily, this happens all over the world and not only in the Philippines.

  • Fulpol

    mad to madness to madnessful…

    people living in peace, happy family and nice neighborhood.. just killed in rampage..

    no political meaning at all… just pure madness..

    • LuwigVonMises

       this is very political in it’s own way. because the system simply makes lots of people go crazy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJDHYTRF4O2EQF26RPUNC5NPUY Riza

  • Edward Castro

    2 Timothy 3King James Version (KJV)
    3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;……….this is not just in USA but even here in Phils…

  • tarikan

    Owning guns is a US constitutional right but it doesn’t mean that any citizen can own an armory of automatic weapons, assault rifles, bazookas, assorted handguns, kegs of amos, and what have you. There must be some government regulations on this but the people themselves are not keen on it. Therefore they themselves suffer. This tragedy won’t be the last. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

      i pray for the victims.i cannot understand that civilians can own 2 semi automatics (glock and sigsauer) as well as a bushmaster assault rifle even if i live in this country myself. again, my prayers for the victims, all and my hope for a better America.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DG3R2AAQZDON2KH45T3YC5DOA del pillar

    The question here is WHO IS/ARE TO BLAME? I believe in the first place if guns are prohibited to be owned by unauthorized person/s and if no invention of guns and other killing instrument are commercialized this SATANIC happenings will no happen as it does during these days of inflation  particularly or even when the economic situation is good but not to some!!!!!

    • andrewassme

      ha?

  • Edward Castro

    i thought their national motto is “In God We Trust”?  btw, you forgot same sex marriage..

    • LuwigVonMises

      depends on what kind of god you worship. they worship a loving and accepting God. while you people whorship an evil and idiotic god.

  • Edward Castro

    legal ata mga guns nila kasi galing sa armory ng dep of natl def. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    mahina ang response ng police at military nila sa school na yan, tingnan mo, every kids now have cellphone, they can call to their parent or 911…dami namatay na kids at adults, daming nasira ang buhay ng mga families…god bless the victims of this incidents…mahilig kasi ang US maging PRO-GUNs…..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

      Tell some facts please I’m waiting……… Have you lived here for you to blame it on the firearm?

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       How many rounds of bullets can a auto-rifle fire in a minute? and how long do you think any first responder to get to the crime scene?

  • kwangkwang

    world’s largest arms supplier + most armed country in the world = this one

    • andrewassme

      True, cos we’re a SuperPower.

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Do you know that almost, if not all homes(swiss nationals only) in Switzerland are in possession of government issued firearm/s and they could easily get ammos. provided by the government. Have you heard of any similar shootings like this in Switzerland?

  • Pablo316

    Evil speaks in the closet of the heart and if left unchecked will show its deed in the open.

    As in the earliest murder God told the perpetrator:

    ”Sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” (Genesis 4:7)

    So it is today, evil or sin is always crouching at the door of each person’s heart but we must all hate and shun evil for it to go away, as the Holy Scripture says:

    ”Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

  • http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/ frizztext

    Sometimes certain individuals think, the only solution to get satisfaction should done by a gun. But I still believe, that permanent communication is the only way to avoid, that every three years somewhere a hidden, blocked aggression runs a surreal climax to a show down of an absurd outburst.
    http://flickrcomments.wordpres

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC2U2QUAREAK42HNUTSNQGBVI SolitaJ

    How could you ban or regulate guns when it’s big business in the US?

  • garcia677

    That’s what they call as after effect of bad karma for having legalize immoral acts like same sex marriage, prostitution, gambling etc. Huge reminder to you Americans that you pay what you sow. Though you have good intents worldwide to instill peace and harmony among nations by way of your admirable acts to be the self appointed peace makers but the unrestrained incidences of legalize immoral acts did put your country to a ticking bomb made possible bu your total disregard to God’s words

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T4UWEQIDXLS7RQXY2DDQTV6MNE carol

      dito rin sa metro manila, grabe ang crimes, patayan at nakawan.

    • andrewassme

      Americans dont blame the Philippines for thousands of deaths every year due to illegal logging and corruption?…Now who says one sin is different from the other?

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Sabihin mo yan kay UrHONOR yung same sex marriage dahil pina practice niya na yan kahit walang kasal…..sabihin mo naman magpakasal na sila sa US puwede na!

    • ryan andres

      You’re in the wrong era. The Inquisition was a few hundred years ago.

      Oh, and your priests used to believe that the earth was the center of the universe, too… same way that you liberally use the word KARMA (which is a Hindu  and Buddhist concept) as if it’s a catholic teaching.

    • LuwigVonMises

       stupid! shut up.

  • bugoybanggers

    Ganyan ang buhay DEMOKRASYA. Malaya sa lahat, kahit sa pagkakaroon ng baril ay okay lang. Ika nga, responsible GUN OWNER kuno! Ayun pa nga sa mga PRO GUN na nasa tao lang ang may responsabilidad sa baril ang magpapasya sa katinuan sa paggamit nito. Ang problema, kapag may baril nagiging mayabang ang taong ito o kamo tumatapang kaya lumalaki ang posibilidad na maaabuso ang pagkaroon ng BARIL. Sa Pilipinas, pwedeng sabihin na walang kontrol ang pagkaroon ng BARIL dahil mayroon tayong REGIONAL INSURGENCY PROBLEM kaya, sa kanayunan baka magugulat ka may bitbit na M60 machinegun ang isang tao.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

      What an idiot! The shooter is not even at the legal age to own a firearm. Why always blame it on the gun?

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       The killer’s mother was the registered gun owner, a teacher, law abiding citizen because if she was not, then she wouldn’t get the license to buy and possess guns in the first place. Now, the question is if she was responsible gun owner. Let the investigation continue as to how this killer got hold of her guns. Maraming paraan ang determined killer at hindi lang ito sa pamamagitan ng baril…..may mas grabe ang pinsala kung gagamitan ng explosives at madali din siguro ito makuha ng determined killer tulad ng ginawa nung Christian Fundamentalist na si Timothy McVeigh sa Oklahoma na kung saan marami din mga bata ang namatay!

  • airol

    let us pray for their souls..all your opinion may sound awakening call but more than that it will not changed what had happened. and be cautious with your kids too..teach them to be aware of the society they belong to..

  • airol

     let’s just pray for their souls..opinions may be an awakening call..but it will not change what had happened. be cautious to your children too..teach them how to deal with the society they’re into…let’s take care of our small ones for we as old were not safe to the society we’re living now..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    Sad but this will happen again. Will parents be sending back their kids to school?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    The zenith of love for guns has now been reached. Video games, movies, cartoons, etc showing people with lots of arms have conditioned the minds of the youth that shooting people is just a game. Actors and actresses are also to blame. The love to make movies where they shoot at people to eradicate evil. Psychologist have warned that what children saw every day has an affect on the mind and when the kid has grown up he plays the part of a “hero to kill enemies.” America will suffer even though they will have a gun ban. The cowboy mentality of wild, wild, west will be with them forever. Americans shooting Americans, and the anti-US terrorists are grinning from ear to ear. 

    America must turn away from commercialism of violence and sex. 

  • Chameleon08

    Gun ownership process in the US is lax.

  • LuwigVonMises

    we must learn to protect ourselves at all times young and old alike. gun control won’t make it any better.

  • LuwigVonMises

    the issue here is not about laws and guns. the issue here is how another human being just like us would do such a thing. what happened to him that push him to do what he did. and what should have been done to have prevented him from such actions. .. we must realize that we are not against a monster but a human being just like us.



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