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  • Biden: Mental Health Check May Have Prevented Virginia Tech Shooting

    01/25/2013 5:16:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | January 25,2013 | Mathew Larotonda
    Vice President Biden says a mental health check on gun sales may have averted the 2007 mass shooting on Virginia Tech‘s campus. Biden’s comments came after a roundtable discussion in Richmond today that included experts involved with the gun control commission convened after the university tragedy.
  • Why Morgan Harrington's case is getting attention

    10/22/2009 1:47:37 PM PDT · by Darnright · 7 replies · 862+ views
    Roanoke.com ^ | 10/22/09 | Ralph Berrier, Jr
    Every day, nearly 2,500 missing-persons reports are filed across the United States. Few of those reports receive any media attention. Yet the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington went from local newspaper and television stations to cable television's "Nancy Grace" in 48 hours. According to some television and digital journalism experts, Harrington's case skyrocketed because of a confluence of circumstances including her connection to the site of the largest mass school shooting in U.S. history. Those experts say that the disappearance of the 20-year-old from Roanoke County made national news because: -- Harrington is a young, pretty, blue-eyed...
  • Massacre propels bill to OK guns in parks [TN]

    05/08/2007 1:49:21 PM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 4 replies · 599+ views
    The Tennessean | 05/08/2007 | SHEILA WISSNER
    Gannett newspapers do not allow posting articles or excerpts. View the article here: Massacre propels bill to OK guns in parks A bill was introduced before the VT massacre to allow people with handgun permits to carry guns in state parks. Lawmakers feel there will be a more favorable atmosphere for the bill's passage given the recent events.
  • Va. Tech shooter did not talk much as a child, relatives say

    04/20/2007 8:09:11 PM PDT · by Ronzo · 27 replies · 1,017+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 4/20/2007 | BO-MI LIM
    April 20, 2007, 4:03AM Va. Tech shooter did not talk much as a child, relatives say By BO-MI LIM Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — Cho Seung-Hui was a worry to his family because he did not speak much as a child, and after the family emigrated to the United States doctors thought he might be autistic, relatives in South Korea said Thursday. Family members said there were even concerns the boy might be mute. The South Korean student killed 32 people and himself at Virginia Tech on Monday, the deadliest school shooting in modern U.S. history. Former classmates said...
  • MSM Coverage of Massacres Encourages Losers to be Copycats (Vanity)

    04/20/2007 9:45:18 AM PDT · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 6 replies · 362+ views
    Since Columbine, there has been several mass murders, and the MSM gives such ‘fame’ to the pyshcos that perpetrate these crimes, that it encourages others to follow in their footsteps (many colleges & schools have received threats of copycat attacks since Monday). The portrayals by the media of these mass murderers and the limelight that is afforded them always shows the mass murderers in pictures/videos of when they were alive. I think to break the cycle, we need to show gruesome & embarrassing pictures of the murderers after they are dead. It seems as if the intent of most of...
  • VA TECH PYSCHO KILLER: A NEED FOR SPEED

    04/20/2007 8:17:44 AM PDT · by aprilmapes · 16 replies · 1,019+ views
    Seung Hui Cho is a killer no doubt. The mentally ill Virginia Tech college student responsible for the massacre at Virginia Tech-- seems to have also had a another problem -- a lead foot. His need for speed was very recent. The Enterprise Report has discovered, not one, as reported by some media outlets, but two recent speeding tickets the killer received only weeks before going on his shooting rampage. The first ticket was issued to Cho on March 30 of this year for going 74mph in a 55mph zone.
  • Virginia Shooting Press Conference Live Thread (I.D. of Shooter not yet disclosed....why?)

    04/16/2007 4:58:16 PM PDT · by Partisan Hack · 166 replies · 6,276+ views
    Person of interest in first shooting not yet interviewed. Shooter in second massacre shot himself in the face. All Virginia schools closed tomorrow.