Shooting at nurse's college in Tuscon, AZ?? - page 2

I am watching FOXNews and they just reported they have received a "bulletin" about a shooting at a nursing college in Tuscon. They will break in more more news as they get it. Two women have been... Read More

  1. by   LasVegasRN
    Do we have any students from that school on this board??

    JMP - most crimes involving guns are committed by people who illegally obtained guns. What difference would it have made??
  2. by   Q.
    So should we ban kitchen knives? Afterall, they are a weapon and can be used to kill people. What about ammonia, matches, string, etc and other common chemicals that can make a bomb?

    There are numerous other reasons why America is more violent that Canada or Great Britian. I don't think guns are the sole reason NOR the sole solution.
    Last edit by Susy K on Oct 28, '02
  3. by   renerian
    This is a sad day once again for mankind, the victims, their families and the students.

  4. by   Cascadians
    Major shooting at nursing school in Tucson AZ
  5. by   Lausana
    Why would someone feel it necessary to wear their gun to take midterms? Something was not right to begin with. I hope it's a wake up call for students who can't get a grip--For pete's sake if you are that stressed out-TAKE A SEMESTER OFF!!! Surely someone must have noticed something leading up to that?

    Personally, I don't care whether someone handed him a loaded gun on his way into class, he killed innocent people-- THAT is the issue at hand.
  6. by   OB/GYN NP
    I just happened to be in the car and heard this. Was getting ready to post a new thread when I read that someone else beat me to it! You guys are on it! Anyway, NPR is now reporting that there have been bomb threats on campus as well? They've closed several campus buildings in response. Regardless of how you feel about gun control, let's focus on the loss that the families of these students and/or professors are feeling. I will be in prayer, and for those of you who believe in prayer, I hope you will join me. May God bless these families in this terrible tragedy.
  7. by   JMP
    If everyone in the US insists on keeping guns at their beckon call...what is the solution? Or is there one? Manditory gun control is one solution but..... there are SO MANY illegial weapons in the US that it would have to be a major undertaking.

    So much money would have to go towards it..... it would have to be seen as a major health promotion issue- safety vs violence.

    Solutions? Everytime this issue comes up, people tend to wave the flag and state it is there RIGHT to have guns and shoot them. So, then..... what is the answer? Has no one thought about this issue other than Britians and Canadians? I think in retrospective maybe the time to attempt to solve the problem has come and gone. Too late.

    So now what? It is not my problem, I live in Canada. But, it troubles me none the les, since the US is our neighbour. So what is the solution or is there one?
  8. by   adrienurse
    JMP, honey. You're preaching to the choir here. I am SO anti-gun. Anti-gun mentality is embedded in the Canadian consciousness.


    Hell, I thought nursing was immune to this sort of thing! This saddens me so much!
  9. by   Agnus
    If guns did not exist this person would have found another way to attack. Knives poision you name it. Boobie traps etc.

    The bottom line is he did not belong in a nursing program. The good thing is he isn't any more. The REALLY bad thing is there are some others who aren't nurses any more either.

    Maybe he went into nursing looking for help. More than one person has been drawn toward helping professions because they needed help.

    I morn with all of you. God Bless you my Brothers and Sisters in Nursing.
  10. by   PennyLane
    The point about guns is it's sooo much easier to pull a trigger than to overtake someone, get out your knife, and start slashing. Especially if there are other people in the room to intervene. Of course there are other ways to kill someone, but how many murders are committed by guns in this country?? Over 300 a year in my city alone. It's a good point to compare murders in the UK or Canada to the U.S.

    I personally believe that all guns should be banned. I'm sooo anti-gun. Guns DO kill people. It's an impulsive, quick thing to pull out a gun and pull the trigger. It takes a lot less than to attempt to kill someone by strangulation or whatever.
  11. by   Q.
    Originally posted by Mel D
    Guns DO kill people. It's an impulsive, quick thing to pull out a gun and pull the trigger.
    I'd like to point out that what you mentioned above (impulsivity, pulling the trigger) are human characteristics and not the characteristics of a gun.
  12. by   adrienurse
    Innocent nurses have been shot and kill and you are promoting the use of guns.
  13. by   PennyLane
    Originally posted by Susy K
    I'd like to point out that what you mentioned above (impulsivity, pulling the trigger) are human characteristics and not the characteristics of a gun.
    That's true, but if you're making an impulsive, quick decision to kill someone, as soon as you pull the trigger, it's probably over. As opposed to physically overpowering someone, trying to strangle them, etc...No one can stop a speeding bullet, or even see it, but other people sure can try and stop someone from using a knife or their hands to kills someone. Also there is the possibility of the person attempting the murder to change their mind half-way through. Impulsive actions are just that, impulsive. They come on, and sometimes go away, very quickly. An enraged person can fire a gun just like that, and then regret it later.