March 11th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

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  1. DDilly

    Gun control and mental health must be delivered serously in this country now!!

    December 15, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • want268

      whos too say who might go crazy with a gun so really why should ever citizen be punished by the acts of a few

      February 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      you are right the media being brainwashed to not show the police shoot this man to death.

      February 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cmurphy

      Gun control and mental health? Do you not believe that a former military, ex-cop should not be allowed to own a gun if he so chooses? This one just snapped.
      Changing gun laws will not change anything, but turn the innocent people who use firearms responsibly into criminals for owning them.

      February 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • rich

      Remember this is a holiday in's Patriot's Day....same as the 18th...Waco and Oklahoma City.....Scary....

      April 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. morrischiutw

    very sad to kids worldwide

    December 15, 2012 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cheryl

    As the world watches ANOTHER mass murder in America (there was one just a few days ago) one wonders why American people seem to be the only ones not getting what is NOT right in these incidents. Americans are so pro gun happy that most can go in a store an purchase guns. Crazy. The NRA us adamant that they will NOT tolerate a gun ban! We've all heard radio hosts on Fox News advocating for Americans to arm themselves. Well, this is the result of that!
    The other thing that the News media should get is to STOP GLORIFYING THESE CRIMINALS. When y yoou post their Facebook pages, you do a full profile on them, this is what they intended to happen. That's why you have SO MANY COPYCATS! STOP GIVING THEIR NAMES. STOP GIVING THEIR PROFILES! REFER TO THEM AS THE SHOOTER, WHATEVER, but don't give recognition to them at all. They should be non-existent in the minds of the public. We don't need to know who they are and why they did what they did. That is for the invesitgators. America, you have to learn lessons from this. There will be more.

    December 15, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Luis


      This is twenty-four hour news entertainment. We're not trying to solve the problem, just trying to maximize the ratings. Or don't you like the background music?

      December 17, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Cheryl, The BEST lesson that we (The United States) can get from these incidents is to allow all of our Law Abiding Citizens to exercise their 2nd Ammendment RIGHT to defend their families & themselves by carrying a concealed handgun. Taking guns away from U.S. citizens will leave only the criminals & the Police (or am I being redundant?) with weapons. Statistically, states who allow its citizens to be armed & carry LEGALLY have much lower gun related crimes. If one of the teachers or adults in the school was carrying, he/she might have ended this horror before it started. But, in this case, only the 'bad guy' was armed & in control. THAT is the definition of what Gun Control is, putting the 'bad guys' in control.

      December 17, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      We allow the military to work hand in hand with Hollywood, and the game producers,
      and choose to blame an object.
      This blame game might work IF the gun was the only convenient course of destructive action,
      and banishing it would rid us of the action as an effect.

      Think of the 100's of hours American children spend shooting people in video games.
      Video games and media desensitize us to the real thing. We have used these methods to desensitize soldiers, PTSD, phobias...
      The mind opens to a state of self hypnosis, and rewards children for killing people with terms such as "GOOD JOB, EXCELLENT, NEXT LEVEL."

      January 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Arnie

    Why does it seem so easy to kill the Unions in this country but so difficult to kill the NRA?

    December 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jodie

      I am a renewed subscriber and member of NRA, thank you, and have received my CCW license. At age 80+. Have waited too long. I say again: NRA member, CCW license holder. I pray God I may never have to use my new weapon, but don't try me, not with murders and stabbings occuring weekly in my little MO town.

      April 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Michelle/Washington State

    My heart is breaking tonight, for the parents, teachers, friends & neighbors that survived today.. We mourn the loss of lives not yet lived.. But, the wounded need time to heal.. I believe us no better than the one who took them, if we push, poke and corner those who were allowed to walk away today... Let them breath, grieve and process ..... or the scares of this day, will be the ones we created....
    I challenge our Media to take a step back and focus on what's Right ........... NOT what's popular... and ask themselves where their hearts would be tonight, if it was their child that died today... There is a time and a place for questions... Let water cool down, before you stick you hand in it... The Damage is Done... Don't make it worse... There is a Right way and a Wrong way to do everything.. You have a chance to do the Right thing......... Walk away... Let them rest and heal..... or the ripples being created, could last a lifetime..

    December 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bob

    I keep hearing this Ex Law enforcement expert talk about people locking up the their guns. Who knows if this mother had her guns locked and her son took the key and opened the case and shot his mother and took the remain guns?? Please stop assuming this lady did not secure her weapons that she owned before we have the whole story..

    December 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mary

    AUTISM IS A DSM IV DX WHICH FOLLOWS UNDER mental disorders please let anderson cooper known

    December 16, 2012 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      Aspbergers is being removed from the DSM in 2013 and treated as neurological....rather than a mental disorder. Just announced last week.Asperger's Removed from the DSM: How Will It Affect Autism

      December 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sassy473

    What happened to the janitor?

    December 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Christina

    Maybe in some warped way this young man did this horrible act for this reason: he could not cope with this life and wanted to die and did not want to go to the life-after alone. So, he shot and killed his mother so she would go with him. Then, he went to the school he attended, straight to the first grade class, the last place he felt happy and safe. He was probably accepted by first graders for who he was because first graders are pure that way. They do not see color or mental disorders. They are accepting and want to play. Also, first grade teachers are usually nice. He wanted to take that class of children with him so he killed them and then shot himself.

    December 16, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mike

    First I would like to say that my heart goes out to the families that are hurting this Christmas. I can imagine loosing my kids.
    I will have to say that for everyone to jump on the band wagon about gun control is stupid, and for CNN to act like they are my voice about this issue is insane. Was this a horrible thing that happened YES. Gun control is not the answer! if you take away guns from the responsible ones you have taken their right to protect themselves and their family. Bad people will still get the guns like it or not. And if we had no guns then they would use another way to kill people.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lee

    I feel for the kid(the shooter)laws need to be passed so charges can be pressed against bullies.It is in fact a form of torture.No one ever asks "what pushed this kid to his breaking point"?And video games for me are a great stress relief.

    January 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jon

    Why so many of these mass shootings all at one time, one after another?

    January 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rev Terry J Carter

    These cruise ships should have battery or Solar powered back up systems or Generators. To handle ALL the systems on these ships. Water, air conditioning, Food service. Stabilizer and Ballast systems. The ships should not be totally dependent on the engines to provide these necessities. There should be back up systems to back up the back systems like aircraft do. This has happened too many times. There power plants should be just as good as those used on our Naval Ships.. In this modern age there is no excuse for this. In the event of TOTAL systems failure passengers need to be evacuated off the vessel. There is too much of a health and safety risk to leave them on board while the ship is being towed in.

    February 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    Soooooo why do posts never make it on the board?

    February 18, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. Keith Gran

    What is this new program? I hate it? Why not have those annoying fat ladies of the view? Where is Anderson

    April 1, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
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