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Old Aug 6, 2012, 5:40 PM   #1
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Default Harj, this is just terrible

My heart goes out to the Sikh families in Wisconsin.

I don't understand it and it is indeed wrong.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 6:13 PM   #2
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So sad. Our condolences to all.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 6:54 PM   #3
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Hi Guys

Not sure where to start really .. I still haven't got my head around the shooting from 2 weeks back in Colorado, and then we have this one. The loss of innocent lives is totally shocking but the bravery of the people at both shootings and especially the police officer at the latest shooting is something else. Right now my thoughts go to him and all of those that have been hurt at both incidents and that they all recover soon both physically, mentally and spiritually.

My heart still goes out to the families at Columbine and all of the others that have needlessly lost family and loved ones due to nutcases who can easily purchase assault rifles and ammo with ease.

My own thoughts are that it could have been any other place of worship, or a cinema or a school or college, it just so happens that this nut decided that a Gurdwara was his traget. Now when will the US Govt and the people decide to tackle this issue of out of control gun access? How many more Colombines/Colorado's etc will it take before common sense prevails ?

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100% of law abiding gun owners commit 0% of gun crimes
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100% of law abiding gun owners commit 0% of gun crimes
100% of law abiding citizens do not commit crimes, and 100% of the blue sky is blue. Doh! Brilliant! Who would have guessed? In fact most people shot with a gun are shot by someone they know, usually a relative, and surely you are aware of that.

Anyway, the place for this discussion is in the "Official off-topic" sticky here.
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For those of you who may be interested in Sikhism, NPR did a summary here:

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/06/158220...d-for-violence

It notes what I figured was true as soon as I saw the headlines: skinheads assume a Sikh is a Muslim.
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What a stupid and disappointing comment at a time like this.


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G'day all

Living in a country that does not have a "guns will solve the problem" &/or "I need a gun for my protection" mentality is one of the most wonderful things - and -yes- along with political stability, it too makes a big difference

This OP post is to me, a heartfelt statement of sorrow towards the anger made against a 'soft' community ~ and I thank the OP for his offering ... it matches many comments I have heard here in Australia, again where everyday people all ask the same question ... "when will americans realise that shooting someone does not solve the 'problem' - it only makes it worse"

I do not want to exacerbate this thread - but I have to also ask "when will we get peace in this world when guns are not needed 'for-personal-protection' "

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