March 11th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

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  1. 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 |
  2. 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 |
  3. Sassy473

    What happened to the janitor?

    December 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 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 |
  5. 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 |
  6. 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 |
  7. Jon

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

    January 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 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 |
  9. Scottish Mama

    Soooooo why do posts never make it on the board?

    February 18, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. 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 |
  11. Gooby

    Someone tell me why Homeland Security didn't check the area for bombs???

    April 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deek

      If you have half a brain, don't read these will lose faith in Americans...It is truly sad how many idiots are out there!

      April 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. P.S.

    Who is the guy on top of the building above the explosion – you can see this person in the first picture shown on the news

    April 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teresa Segal

      That's what I've been wondering too? Who is he?

      April 16, 2013 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. max albritton

    Just curious as to why this is a terrorist attack, but the shooting and murders of American servicemen and Fort Hood was a "workplace shooting"?

    April 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. hey

    do we know if the bombing was islamist or pro-gun related? canadians have recently been involved in foreign bombings – is there any indication a canadian was involved?

    April 15, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      really... you think canadians... come on man if anything we are all for you to catch these idiots!!! Prayers go out to the Boston people...KEEP STRONG !!!!

      April 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mike

    All the reports I'm seeing on tv are telling us that there three dead, but in the afternoon edition of the NY Post they have a artical stating there were 12 that died and they have a 20 year old saudi-araiban national under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.

    April 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
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