Ohio high school student shoots himself in front of class. Commenter: "Great. Just what the anti-gun nutties need."

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At La Salle High School, a campus located west of Cincinnati, Ohio, police said this happened, via CBS:

A student at La Salle High School who pulled out a gun in his first-period classroom Monday morning and shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt is reportedly in critical condition.

Who gave him access to the gun? Or who was negligent enough to allow access? Or did he steal the gun? How will these kids be affected, and for how long? The rest of their lives? Will this change their attitudes about guns? Was anyone aware of this boy's depression?

Of course, one of the first reactions on a message board was, essentially, great, the liberals might come for my firearms again. Yes, that's exactly what to say in a situation like this. Politicize it. Welcome to Gun Crazies Inc.:

sockgirl77:

Great. Just what the anti-gun nutties need.

itsbob:

Anti Gun Nutties are going to use a shooting in a gun free zone to their advantage??

And by, who I assume is a nut case, that they either did nothing, or at the least, not enough to help??

Yeah, I hope they try to use this one.

Nero played the fiddle, Obama just plays with himself.

Compassionate conservatives are getting harder and harder to find, if they ever existed in the first place.

How’s that GOP outreach thing going, Ohio?

H/t: Andy Marquis

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  • ORAXX

    The U.S. Army is a pretty conservative organization. I know because I was part of it for eight years. I know of no organization, in this country at least, that owns more weapons than the Army. The Army also practices very strict gun control. They do not hand people weapons and then tell them to go play. Outside of combat zones, and outside of active training sessions, weapons are locked down and accounted for. Somehow, they seem to get along just fine.

  • Shafar Nullifidian

    Intuitively, I've come to the conclusion that those whose irrational mania centers on the government is planning the confiscation of guns and reject more comprehensive background checks to keep the guns from the hands of those whose mentally acuity or documented disposition for violence and criminality, fall into the category of those who should be prevented from gun ownership.

  • http://twitter.com/SteelCowboy44 Steel Cowboy

    the GOP does a good job promoting paranoia and misinformation, which is why this poor ignorant fellow thinks PBO is coming for his guns. We heard the same insanity when Bill Clinton was elected and no one's guns were taken, nor will they be here. We just want common sense firearm regulation so depressed, mentally defective, or criminalswill have a more difficult time acquiring them.

  • r_dale

    More guns make us safer! Just ask this kid...oh wait, you can't; he's in the hospital on life support.

  • Tom Mullen

    No one needs a tragedy like this to prove a point! It speaks for itself and no one needs to capitalize on it.Stupidity also speaks for itself loud and clear !

  • http://twitter.com/JMBoard Jack Boardman

    Dayam—Some gunners are a thick-headed bunch—nothin' but BONE between the ears
    of sockgirl77 & itsbob—absolutely nothin'!

  • http://twitter.com/whatsamatta_u Paul W

    Great, just what the pro-gun nutties need, another anti-anti-gun nutty #gunniesStrokeTheirGunsToNearOrgasmWhileVisualizingWhatTheyDoToTheirEnemiesButIAmANutBecauseIWantReasonableGunLaws? #NRA #cray