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  • Nope May 24, 2:31 p.m.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/what-we-dont-know-is-killing-us.html

  • Nope May 24, 2:29 p.m.

    There was a ban on funding any gun related research until January of his year.

    http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/01/obama-lifts-ban-on-funding-gun-v.html

  • lrfarms27572 May 24, 11:55 a.m.

    Guns make death very quick & easy.

    JustOneGodLessThanU

    so do cars, knives, axes, pics, shovels, bats, clubs, hammers, chainsaws, well places punches, sticks, pipes, any device that can be used for strangulation...

    ....should I keep going or do you get it now?

  • lrfarms27572 May 24, 11:53 a.m.

    Actually, there are laws prohibiting research by the CDC, DOJ, and DHHS on the subjects of gun safety and gun violence. So glad we live in a democracy...where are all the Amendment-quoting folks when we need them?

    eichn001

    please cite said law or cite 5th amendment.

  • lrfarms27572 May 24, 11:49 a.m.

    Hard to commit suicide with a Louisville Slugger.

    hardycitrus

    but pretty easy to do with a belt or a rope.

    should we regulate those too?

  • Obamacare survives May 23, 1:08 p.m.

    So, who was this guy who did it?

  • hardycitrus May 23, 1:07 p.m.

    >>>This tragedy was not triggered by guns... In stark contrast to a baseball bat.

    Hard to commit suicide with a Louisville Slugger.

  • ncsislamesauce May 23, 1:06 p.m.

    You don't need rage for it to kill. In stark contrast to a baseball bat.
    eddybal

    Of course you don't need rage, you need a good follow through.

    People are going to kill people no matter what, stop trying to spin this to take away my right to defend myself from our clearly corrupt government.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU May 23, 1:05 p.m.

    Guns make death very quick & easy.

  • eichn001 May 23, 12:54 p.m.

    “I know, it is hard to find out because the NRA is so busy helping to outlaw the research in that field.” eddybal

    "Cute! I didn’t know you could “outlaw” research. Laughable at best."- Ole Glory

    Actually, there are laws prohibiting research by the CDC, DOJ, and DHHS on the subjects of gun safety and gun violence. So glad we live in a democracy...where are all the Amendment-quoting folks when we need them?

  • mac240 May 23, 12:48 p.m.

    It takes a real coward to do something like this!

  • csmith517 May 23, 12:26 p.m.

    I agree with personalbias, this is about domestic violence, not guns.

  • eddybal May 23, 12:26 p.m.

    This tragedy was not triggered by guns. I assume this is obvious to everybody reading the news. But the existence of guns catalyzes fatal acts of violence. It is easy, quick, and there is no point of return once the bullet left the weapon. You don't need rage for it to kill. In stark contrast to a baseball bat.

  • Red Green May 23, 12:24 p.m.

    “Since we don't seem to be able to eliminate guns from the mix, maybe we should focus on the people.”

    Hey, you might as well since the problem is the people and not the guns. Finally, light dawns on Marblehead.

  • Red Green May 23, 12:21 p.m.

    “I know, it is hard to find out because the NRA is so busy helping to outlaw the research in that field.” eddybal

    Cute! I didn’t know you could “outlaw” research. Laughable at best.

  • edrhathaway2 May 23, 12:21 p.m.

    Ok, this is a tragedy. I think we can all agree with that. Now, for all these gun control advocates who falsely argue that without a gun this would not have happened, I say to you what color is the sky in your world. This guy was going to kill her. He already had that in his mind. So, hopefully it was quick for her. Had he not had a gun, he would have use blunt instrument, or heaven forbid, do what those guys in London just did and slashed her up and decapitated her. Someone intent on killing is going to kill. If that is too difficult to comprehend, then I'm at a loss for words. I only wish she had been a concealed carry holder and been trained in the use of a handgun...maybe they would have been picking up only 1 body. God bless her family and those kids as I can only imagine what they are going through.

  • Rocknhorse May 23, 12:19 p.m.

    "We reduce the accessibility for alcohol and tobacco, and guess what, the result is fewer deaths. My bet is the results would be similar with guns."

    First, my condolences to the children, family and friends of this couple. I will NEVER understand suicide and I will really never understand taking someone with you!! Such a selfish act, really!!!

    Regarding the above comment-guns ARE limited, more so than the alcohol and tobacco that you mention. You not only must be a minimum age, but you have to pass a background check. People still obtain them (alcohol, tobacco and guns) illegally. That makes THOSE people criminals. I feel criminals should be punished. But I own my gun and I have used it for home self-defense (3 occasions). Taking any of them away from LEGAL owners is not the answer!! Enforce the laws and hold criminals accountable (not just a slap on the wrist).

  • Red Green May 23, 12:18 p.m.

    “If only guns did not exist these two people would still be alive?” Pretzel Logic

    So you’re saying with no access to a firearm he absolutely would not have chosen any other way to kill her? Unlikely.

  • OutofControl May 23, 12:18 p.m.

    take away the gun?? then he would have used a knife, car, baseball bat, or anything else he could have got his hands on. Its domestic violence, prayers to the womens family. don't blame the gun, tired of people using tragedies to take away my gun rights.

  • Pretzel Logic May 23, 12:09 p.m.

    RE : I know, it is hard to find out because the NRA is so busy helping to outlaw the research in that field.

    Ignorance at it's finest right there

    If only guns did not exist these two people would still be alive?

  • personalbias May 23, 12:05 p.m.

    Eddyball: Domestic violence remains a serious problem in the world, not just the U.S.. Women are beaten, stabbed, strangled, poisened, mauled and shot by their estranged in alarming numbers, don't make this about guns, it is about domestic violence and it is a shame. FYI alcohol and tobacco related morbidity and mortality significantlt pale by comparison the rates of all others including firearms and the trend has declined, remained staggnate and increased in various aspects of alcohol and tobacco morbidities.

    http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/niaaacollegematerials/magandprev.aspx
    http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/surveillance89/HDS07.pdf

  • twoods7 May 23, 11:50 a.m.

    "Take away the guns, it's the only solution. An innocent bystander could also have been injured." - michaelwralcom

    Ok, what if this crime was perpetrated by using a car, knife or baseball bat??? Outlaw those too? Your post is plain inane...

  • dogluv3r May 23, 11:20 a.m.

    I just don't get it...thoughts and prayers to the children and families.

  • michaelwralcom May 23, 11:04 a.m.

    Take away the guns, it's the only solution. An innocent bystander could also have been injured.

  • eddybal May 23, 9:23 a.m.

    When a gun is involved in a dispute, especially when it is fatal, it is also about guns. We reduce the accessibility for alcohol and tobacco, and guess what, the result is fewer deaths. My bet is the results would be similar with guns. I know, it is hard to find out because the NRA is so busy helping to outlaw the research in that field.

  • pulstar40 May 23, 9:10 a.m.

    The children! Why can't these folks think of their own kids before they do something so selfish?

  • Civil4Mind May 23, 9:08 a.m.

    SMH, so sad another man killing his wife/ ex wife. Interesting to see how this story pans out. Praying for the victims.

  • dukefan101 May 23, 9:03 a.m.

    Amen Phyxius1! This is an epidemic that is worldwide, not just in Durham. This was not just a random shooting, it was domestic, and where it happened has nothing to do with it. My thoughts and prayers go out to the children and families of the victims. As for tying this to gun control, that would not solve the problem. In cases of domestic abuse, there are many times that a women is beaten to death or stabbed and not shot. There are other ways to kill a person if you really want to. I hate when people try to make everything political. Let the families mourn their lost loved ones here in a difficult situation instead of turning it into an argument over gun control.

  • newssaavy72 May 23, 8:57 a.m.

    How selfish of people, especially when there are children involved. If you can't get along, leave the person alone? It is not worth it to murder someone.So sad.

  • peace2u May 23, 8:40 a.m.

    This is not about guns, folks, it's about the reality of relationship violence!! Men need to STOP murdering women when the women leave them!!!

  • peace2u May 23, 8:37 a.m.

    For those who ask why doesn't the woman just leave, the sad fact is that leaving increases the likelihood that she will be murdered. And now two more children are left without parents. This needs to stop!!

  • Damien Thorne May 23, 8:26 a.m.

    It is a shame, with most instances like this the person was a quiet, friendly guy. No one that knew him would have ever believed him capable of such a thing.

  • heard-it-all-before May 23, 8:22 a.m.

    "This will never stop. Anger meets people meets guns. Since we don't seem to be able to eliminate guns from the mix, maybe we should focus on the people."

    maybe the news should stop focusing on those people...

  • thomasew May 23, 8:21 a.m.

    This stuff has been with us from the beginning, Cain and Abel. Humans can be violent, and you can't blame firearms.

  • ncsislamesauce May 23, 8:18 a.m.

    Since we don't seem to be able to eliminate guns from the mix, maybe we should focus on the people.
    eddybal

    Seems there was a murder in Raleigh not too long ago that involved an attacker with a knife. So by your arguement, if we remove guns, we remove any ability to take another's life. Wonder how well that worked out for Jamie Kirk Hahn.

  • justcommonsense May 23, 8:18 a.m.

    Thank you jackflash! You are absolutely correct in that the internet and media coverage skews the reality.

    It is NOT a crisis. These things have always gone on ...and yes on a daily basis around the country. It appears to be a crisis to some for the very reason that every little thing is broadcast far and wide through television and the internet and made into near headline news.

    Our government CANNOT do anything to obliterate this kind of violence. There is no 100% sure thing that everybody will play nice and get along. That is fantasy and always will be.

    So sad for the families of the victim and the perpetrator.

  • eddybal May 23, 8:10 a.m.

    This will never stop. Anger meets people meets guns. Since we don't seem to be able to eliminate guns from the mix, maybe we should focus on the people.

  • WageSlave May 23, 8:08 a.m.

    When does this nonsense stop?
    dleven04

    When Human Nature changes.

  • eyeoneastsky May 22, 7:43 p.m.

    Where did this happen exactly? What business complex off of Chapel Hill Rd? Or 15-501? I heard so many different tales on WTVD that didn't add up to any useful info.

  • OpenM1nd May 22, 6:35 p.m.

    A permanent solution for a temporary argument. It's sad that people resort to violence when they can't get their way -- particularly with so many better and healthier options available.

  • jackflash123 May 22, 6:09 p.m.

    The existence of the Internet makes it seem like this is happening all the time everywhere. That skews the reality toward the apocalyptic.

    Not that we shouldn't be concerned, just enough with the hand-wringing.

  • monami May 22, 5:44 p.m.

    Oh for the love of god! Shootings and violence are now commonplace. What are we going to do? Does anyone care?

    All this violence is treated as "just another daily occurrence - we need action to stop this epidemic. I don't have the answers, but old like my government to focus on this crisis. It IS a crisis!

  • boolittlek May 22, 5:12 p.m.

    Yikes... I used to work for a company in that office complex (I think they've since moved). Scary world.

  • Phyxius1 May 22, 5:04 p.m.

    What is wrong with people lately. Seems like the only means to a end is to kill someone instead of other methods of working something out. Growing up a murder was far between, nowadays its a daily occurrence everywhere..

  • dleven04 May 22, 4:44 p.m.

    When does this nonsense stop?

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