How Many Must Be Killed in One Tragedy Before US Gun Control Laws Get Changed?

26 people, of which 20 were children, were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut today.

There are mass shootings frequently in the United States. Each time, there is an outcry for gun control laws. Each time, it dies like a victim in those shootings. 32 died at Virginia Tech. Nothing has changed there.

Naturally, the bigger the tragedy, the bigger the outcry. Yet, it has made no difference in the end, and we just wait for the next shocker.

What I want to know is how many people killed at an incident before you think any change to US gun control laws can be seen?

Do we need 50? Do we need to break the century barrier?

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If You Can’t Give Students Zero, Give Them 1 or 0.1 Per Cent

In September 2012, Lynden Dorval, a physics teacher in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was fired for giving students a mark of zero for work that wasn’t handed in or tests not taken (CBC). It went against the school’s policy of not giving students zeroes, apparently, at Ross Sheppard High (and I’m sure at some other schools around the world).

Well, talk about STUPID school policies!

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290 X-men Movies Wallpapers (1024×768 pixels)

These wallpapers are from the X-men movies before X-men First Class, for which there aren’t a lot of graphics to work with yet. I’ll post those separately when there are more. Most of these wallpapers are also available in other sizes and purposes, if this isn’t the size you want your X-men wallpapers in or wish to get them for your other phones, monitors and for printing.

Of all the wallpaper sets I’ve created on this site, I have to say this has been my favourite. I love the X-men comics, and I thought the casting and costumes created for the movies’ characters were fabulous! The movies were spectacular, too, and I only wished they put one out each summer. Goodness knows they’ve got enough story lines to create that many for a long time… and it’s not like they don’t make a ton of money, either!

If you’re using Windows XP, you can learn how to create your own customized Windows XP screen saver with instructions via this link.

I also have instructions for how to use Windows 7′s nice rotating background feature to rotate many of these wallpapers on your computer if you didn’t know how to enable it.