.. I will cease to educate you...
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Until you retract and apologize for your implication our veterans are mass murderers..
To check your own reading comprehension, please see again what I wrote:
... I made a mistake, shouldn't have used "murder" instead of "killing." So, my sentence should now read:
"Does anyone finds it surprising that idiots bent on mass murder come to the party with weapons intended for... well, mass killing?"
You see, wars have two sides: bad guys and good guys. Thus fatalities are either murders or killings, depending which side you are on and which side ultimately wins. In either case, weapons are designed to kill, legitimately or not, and military weapons are designed to inflict mass fatalities.
Since were are talking about wars, military weapons and school shootings, this reminded me of an event in the history of my country: in 1941, Germans executed, using machine guns, around 2,800 men and children. There were more than 200 children, and among them two whole 5th-grade classes (60 kids). They were taken right out of school, during school classes, together with their teachers.
So, according to you and Rob, given that it was war, the killings were legitimate, not murders? I mean, Rob, if Germans won, you think they would prosecute their own army? Btw, what I described was not a wanton act of drunken soldiers, or an isolated order of a deranged commander, but the official German policy of retaliation against civilians.
EDIT: Correction: around 2,800 plus one - that one was a German soldier who refused the order to shoot at school boys