BREAKING: Three People Shot Dead In Colorado Murder-Suicide

Author: December 18, 2012 9:14 am

What a horrific time we live in. Innocent people are murdered every day in the U.S. and guns seem to be the method of choice to settle domestic disputes.

The news is sickening and all too familiar. As funerals continue today in Newtown, Connecticut, news outlets in Colorado are reporting that at least four people, including the shooter, are dead in a murder-suicide in Longmont.

Jeff Satur, spokesman for the Longmont Police Department, told 7News that the crime happened in the Longview Estates subdivision near Weld County Road 3 1/2 and Highway 119.

Police received an emergency call shortly after 4 a.m. Early reports indicated that all victims were adults and that the suspected weapon is a handgun.

A 7NEWS reporter, who posted a photo of the house on Twitter, tweeted reports from neighbors saying, “We heard bang, bang, bang and a scream.”

For some perspective:

  • About 25 people are killed in a gun homicide everyday in the U.S., according to 2009 statistics.
  • Approximately 5.5 children (0-19 years old) are killed in a gun homicide every day, according to 1999 statistics.
  • Gun accidents and suicides drive these numbers much higher.

The question remains: When will we take meaningful action to protect our children and increase our domestic security?

Read more of my recent gun control coverage:

> After 16 Children Massacred In Scotland, U.K. Banned Most Guns

> NRA-Loving U.S. Senator Flips And Demands Gun Control (VIDEO)

> U.S. Senator Will Introduce Federal Assault Weapons Ban ASAP (VIDEO)

> NFL Players Surrender Guns & Other Smart Ways To Improve Gun Control

> Obama On Newtown Shooting – Time For ‘Meaningful Action’ (VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT)


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  • Don Watkins:
    “Mental Illness is the largest cause of these random mass killings.”

    Did you know that on the very same day as the Sandy Hook tragedy, a Chinese man stabbed 22 primary school students and an elderly woman.

    So, you say, “That proves it’s not the guns.” But the difference is, NONE OF THE VICTIMS DIED. That is a difference, don’t you think?

    But regarding the Second Amendment, let me ask: do you ignore half of each one of all the amendments, or just this one? The Second Amendment says, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State . . .” The implication is that, if such a necessity did not exist, the right to bear arms would lack a rationale. Why would the Founding Fathers include that language if you are just going to ignore it? Can you pick and choose which Bible verses you wish to obey? No?

    But if you insist on the Founding Fathers’ doctrine, you should use their weapons. A good originalist should understand the 2nd Amendment to read: “The right to keep and bear flintlocks shall not be infringed.” That after all is the only armament they could carry (brass cannon are too heavy, for me anyway).

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