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11:08 AM on 12/13/2012
Hmm, could this young man have been a video game player? I saw a young man about 13yrs old playing a game called "Game Over", and it seems like this game shows the player different kinds of assault weapons along with instructions on how to load and use such a weapon, I mean it feels like virtual reality with the exception of people were killed and injured. Just a THOUGHT.
01:09 PM on 12/13/2012
pretty much all modern guns can be loaded and operated with very little if any instruction. if you can figure out which end of the bullet is forward, how to load the ammo, how to chamber the ammo, and how to turn off the safety thats the end of the story. most video games are laced with incorrect features and misnomers which lead to mistakes when operating real firearms.
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ipleathe5thh
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05:56 PM on 12/13/2012
I'm sorry but i am tired of people trying to blame video games for the reason people are volient. Millions upon millions of people play video games such as Call of Duty ect and never pick up a weapon and kill somebody. It's that 01%er who do take a game seriously and try and reenact it but that 99.98% of us who don't
11:04 AM on 12/13/2012
i AM SORRY FOR THE FAMILIES AND THAT INCLUDES THE FAMILY OF THE BOY WHO DID THE KILLING. iT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS ACTIONS. gOD bLESS YOU.
02:17 PM on 12/13/2012
I second that! To many people blame his parents......they have nothing to do with this. We all have Choices no matter how we were raised. God Bless, They are going through a very hard time!
11:01 AM on 12/13/2012
IF THIS PERSON COULD NOT HANDLE THE SITUATION, TAKING THE LIVES OF INNOCENT IS UNFORGIVEABLE, AND HIS FAMILY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING, AS FAR AS HIS ACTIONS OF KILLING. HE SOUNDS IMMATURE. I AM SORRY FOR THOSE WHO DIED AND WERE INJURED , AND AM GLAD HE KILLED HIMSELF, AND HE SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT FIRST, THEN NO ONE WOULD BE KILLED. aLL THEY WOULD HAVE DONE IF HE SURVIVED IS PSYCHIATRIC CARE,AND STATE , " HE WAS MENTALLY UNSTABLE AND NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS ACTIONS,( PSYCHIATRISTS ARE VAIN) THINK THEY CAN CURE ANYONE! IF ONEHUMAN KILLS ANOTHER , NOT IN WAR THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS WHEN INNOCENTS ARE KILLED IN ANY SITUATION.
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elaine gallion
10:47 AM on 12/13/2012
Not him, he could not have done it, he was a good person, etc etc....well, he did do it, and that does not constitute a good person.

So, he and his girlfriend broke-up....that is a valid reason for grabbing a machine gun, going to a mall and shooting innocent people he did not even know; another in critical condition.

Perhaps the ex-girlfriend saw something mentally wrong with him.

If he took that break-up so badly, he had other outlets...like a psychiatrist, a mental clinic....etc.....

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR WHAT HE DID.....
01:36 PM on 12/13/2012
ar-15 =/= machinegun
10:45 AM on 12/13/2012
He looks like justine beeber.....
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10:42 AM on 12/13/2012
I too would like too point out that the fact he held hunting and fishing licenses "a few years ago" has absolutely nothing to do with this. Why was that information included? How is it germane to the story? The media in general as much as anything else attempts to sway public opinion rather than report news.
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elaine gallion
10:48 AM on 12/13/2012
When did they start issuing licenses to go out and hunt PEOPLE....you are absolutely right, that statement has nothing to do with his murderous intent.
10:53 AM on 12/13/2012
It's really no info on this kid.Was he illegal alien?
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ipleathe5thh
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06:00 PM on 12/13/2012
Was he an illegal alien?

Really? That's what comes to mnd because he doesn't have much info?

Just means he hadn't been in trouble before this.

If you would to look me up you wouldn't find much on me either and i was born and raised here.
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Aresmadman
Hey, it's how I see it !!
10:34 AM on 12/13/2012
It's difficult as to what makes a person go off the edge...The holiday season brings out the best in people and the worst in people...We love Bing Crosby and his White Christmas, yet during the holiday season his son Lindsay, committed sucicide...Had he been a little older , a little wiser....And the long-term damage he has left behind.....My prayers for the families.
10:30 AM on 12/13/2012
Thank goodness he didn't do it because of a call from a radio station. All we have to do now is outlaw breakups.
10:28 AM on 12/13/2012
Guys the headline says: Break-up may have sparked the murders.... then the article quotes his friend as saying he thinks wanted suicide by cop. Looks like Roberts never said that's what he wanted, maybe if his friend thought that's what he wanted he should have gotten him some help. We should all take people seriously who confide in us such despair..... evan over a break-up. Then maybe we can keep our rights.
10:53 AM on 12/13/2012
What could you do if someone say that? Nothing. I have a nephew who's paranoid scho, we had him committed, don't know how many times, twice he was back home before we got to the house. What kind of help could a friend get him when it's hard enough for a parent to get a child/adolesant help? Easy to say, hard to do. Can't force them into help.
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Shannon Currie
10:26 AM on 12/13/2012
It's perty clear he did not know how to use the weapon for way more people would have been killed. Thank goodness.....Bad news no matter how you look at it.
10:23 AM on 12/13/2012
"He was a good guy"...

Right...too bad he was also part of the arrogant, useless, self centered generations our culture insists on creating. There's many like him. This chapter has just begun.
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tonirelay3
I can love you with my eyes closed
10:23 AM on 12/13/2012
You just never know what goes on in peoples personal lives, what they are struggling with and all of a sudden it's too late to reach out for help. RIP to those that were killed and I hope the young lady will make a speedy recovery.
10:21 AM on 12/13/2012
Aha, so it wasn't the guns fault! Don't blame the gun. It was the ex girlfriend's fault.

Oh, and by the way, how the hell is the fact that he had a hunting and fishing license even remotely germane to this story?
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crosswiredmind
homo sapiens sapiens
11:19 AM on 12/13/2012
So can we ban ex-girlfriends now?
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rikilii
Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.
11:31 AM on 12/13/2012
A gun is an inanimate object.  It is incapable of having "fault".
10:13 AM on 12/13/2012
why do people snap when relationships end....for all you know there may be a better relationship just around the corner, but you'll never know if you kill yourself.
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frctm5
10:32 AM on 12/13/2012
I think its common to young people whose relationships go bad. Its more of a drama for them. When you get older, you realize that life has these bumps in the road. I had a tough break up when I was young and I thought it was the end of the world. Looking back on it, I almost find it amusing, but that's not what it felt like at the time. I think it helps when you go through something like this that you have someone you can talk to about it. Some one who won't minimize your pain by dismissing it but help you to understand that you have to take it one day at a time and eventually it will get better.
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vote4leon
Forget Love, I'd rather fall in Chocolate
10:40 AM on 12/13/2012
Exactly!
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bostonbakedncali
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10:33 AM on 12/13/2012
It's usually the straw that finally broke the camel's back, especially for someone suffering with depression. His friend said he thought this killer was attempting to die via suicide-by-cop. Some wish to leave the world quietly doing it themselves; others don't have the nerve or wish to go out in a blaze of headlines.

Rational thinking people, like yourself, know that going to jail or killing yourself over another person is ridiculous, of course. Unfortunately, not everyone is rational.