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MrLove October 25th, 2014 1:48am

Have you every been so desensitized to school shootings that you hear of a school shooter killing only one student and you think to yourself: "Phew, only one kid was shot to death at school today."?

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ScrewU Gone
10/26/14 4:40 am

When we stop rewarding narcissistic little attention whores for creating drama, then school shootings will end. Simple as that.

Fungamer2817 Intriguing...
10/26/14 1:45 am

It happened with that Washington state high school shooting. I heard it was only 2 dead. First thing I thought, "that's it..?"

NikkiKitti47
10/25/14 9:51 pm

Yes sadly. I'm am thankful to home school

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/25/14 7:43 pm

I dread the 364,865,875,334,543 polls for and against gun control. And none, even this one is mentioning. MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

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MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
10/25/14 7:58 pm

And known side effects of violence associated with antidepressants...

ScrewU Gone
10/26/14 4:31 am

Suicide is a concern for kids with mental health issues. Homocide is not. Our sick society is the culprit there.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
10/26/14 9:04 am

"Desire to commit acts of violence" is a known side effect for several antidepressants.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
10/26/14 9:06 am

Sometimes it's worded as "desire to harm yourself or others."

ScrewU Gone
10/26/14 11:22 am

That's true for SSRIs, but they haven't tied a single school shooting case to them. Lots of violence against family members, but that's not newsworthy.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
10/26/14 5:03 pm

Not true. They've tied 32 school shootings.

ScrewU Gone
10/27/14 8:02 am

To kids on SSRIs? Where did you hear that?

ScrewU Gone
10/27/14 8:03 am

It sounds like they're counting other types of meds.

MrMilkdud
10/25/14 6:24 pm

This is an interesting observation- and sadly yes, I'm at the point where I don't pay as much attention to school shootings.

But I don't know if I'm desensitized to the shooting or the media coverage.
I think it's the latter.

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MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
10/25/14 7:09 pm

I voted yes on this poll too. :(

The party filters are quite interesting. Care to speculate the biggest reason for the difference?

MrMilkdud
10/25/14 8:15 pm

I don't know. I think it probably has to do with how the particular news outlet preference of the two groups covers these events, and how or whether the two groups differentiate between media coverage and the actual event.

MrMilkdud
10/25/14 8:17 pm

And before anyone else chimes in about it, I think someone could take the easy answer and just say one group doesn't care as much about human life, but I don't think that's correct. I think this is more about media tolerance.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
10/25/14 11:08 pm

My hypothesis is: that if they vote yes on this poll, then that vote might be used against them in a future potential gun control debate.

MrMilkdud
10/26/14 6:03 am

That never occurred to me. I think it's a weak argument. I don't see the connection between being desensitized to this particular type of event and still being pro-2nd amendment, or being desensitized but demanding more gun laws, for that matter.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
10/26/14 9:06 am

Sometimes it's worded as "desire to harm yourself or others."

RedDye40 Way Over Yonder
10/25/14 6:10 pm

I noticed this the other day sitting in the dining hall on a university campus. It was crowded and CNN was on several TVs reporting the breaking news - I saw maybe 3 kids stop and watch for a few seconds before walking on. I even found myself more

RedDye40 Way Over Yonder
10/25/14 6:11 pm

annoyed by the reporters, than shocked by the shooting. It's terrifying, my SIL is a HS teacher and her school brought in add'l security on Monday because of a threat.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/25/14 6:04 pm

Yeah, it's the new norm. American society is in decline.

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lip massholevania
10/25/14 6:19 pm

This is what happens when standards fall and punishment fails.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/25/14 5:57 pm

I doubt I'll ever get to that point, but I do get tired of the whiney little boy BS that "Things would have ended differently I would have have been there with MY gun, because yes, I'm just that good."

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/25/14 5:21 pm

But then I dread the "arm the teachers" bu11s#it.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/25/14 4:41 pm

No, my husband is a high school teacher. A Wounded student is too much.

Penn555 Maine
10/25/14 10:14 am

Yes. No matter how many die, I'm always thinking, "At least no one else got hurt!"

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Skarface69 Retired
10/24/14 10:44 pm

Yes, I'm an American.

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akgoat UniversityofAlaska
10/24/14 8:51 pm

Sagan and I have a lot in common...

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kermie gaytopia
10/24/14 8:39 pm

I'm desensitized to all deaths. They happen all the time. When they happen in a sensational way does not make them any more or less worthy of attention.

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lip massholevania
10/25/14 5:53 pm

Yes, but you are a stuttering idiot.

EarlyBird Portland
10/25/14 6:19 pm

Shut up lip!

lip massholevania
10/25/14 6:20 pm

Screw little bird, I've a cat for you.

ScrewU Gone
10/26/14 4:37 am

I completely agree Kermie. These deaths are sensationalIZED. The numbers don't even begin to compare to suicides, car crashes, drug overdoses or anything else we consider routine or "normal." Where is the "moms demand action" for those?

fredd TrumpLand
10/24/14 7:34 pm

Yes kinda. I think it's partly how common it's become and partly our helplessness in preventing them.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/24/14 6:50 pm

That's exactly what I thought when I heard he 'opened fire in the cafeteria'. It's sad that *only* one kid dead is good news.

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/24/14 6:49 pm

Sad, but true.

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