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Gunman kills 26 in US

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 15 December, 2012 - 8:45 AM

Twenty small children and six teachers have been massacred in the US by a young gunman who walked into a quiet suburban Connecticut school armed with sophisticated handguns.

Connecticut State Police spokesman Lieutenant PAUL VANCE says 18 children were killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School and 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.

Police say 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.

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."

Blog comments Your Say

  • Given the current as well as the short and medium term financial and military status of the US I wouldnt vote for gun control. However the extent of gun violence in America is disproportionately higher than any other nation including the Middle East. The solution does not exist within weak and pathetic politicians like laughing boy. The quantity and magnitude of violence presented by Hollywood and the media can no longer be ignored as a contributing factor. Violence is not only overwhelming but in combination with a catchy soundtrack and infantile comments the on screen perpetrators are actively presented as heroes. A government CANNOT allow and support such an overwhelming diet of violence sold as entertainment and then deny their responsibility for the real violence that follows. In addition we must consider the extent and period and legitimacy of US international violence in the form of wars. Do as I say but not as I do is simply not good enough. Then we must consider the controlling majority party behind Hollywood and media and US military policy influence. They are all the same party. First the pendulum of international opinion swings. After a lag the international community implements actions to support the new opinion. The actions become increasingly powerful until the situation is corrected. In the lag period between a change in opinion and actions many do not realise the extent of danger until it is too late. By the time action is taken international opinion has often risen to boiling point and any preventative action to halt the process is often futile. It is abundantly clear that international opinion towards violence in America and Israel has changed dramatically. America must stand alone and take decisive action to change before it is too late.

    An International Disgrace Sunday 16 December, 2012 - 3:20 PM
  • here in connecticut this horror should not have happened, I seealmost none of these in AUSTRALIA.

    janus Sunday 16 December, 2012 - 9:12 AM
  • Much grief throughout the world. Much lack of understanding why the US continues with their insane gun laws. Although these handguns were legal it says a lot about a society that in a safe small town their elementary school had to have security.
    I can't be sure but do Australian schools need to have security.

    Bob Lord Sunday 16 December, 2012 - 6:55 AM

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