Giuliani: There are no easy answers to this tragedy
Former New York City mayor on school shooting
- Duration 4:31
- Date Dec 14, 2012
Former New York City mayor on school shooting
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All right we are getting out word and understand this horrendous a school shooting where you heard that that's the alleged shooters -- mother and father were killed.
But the father -- not -- -- these -- might do very much alive.
We'll keep you posted on that we also want to let you know and about thirty minutes or so Connecticut law enforcement officials are going to.
Update the media on the very latest today we know at this point of twenty.
Seven dead in Connecticut eighteen children largely kindergartners.
Are killed in this.
Tool additional children who -- transported to.
Denver hospital nearby later pronounced dead six adults including the schools.
The dead at the scene in and of course -- shooter is is dead as well -- separately.
An adult dead that is that the assailants mother.
Is -- but again these reports that the father had been killed in New Jersey might not be accurate -- reports are that the father is very much alive.
Article it's a step back to get a sense of this from an former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
And -- So much to piece together.
-- hitting -- well I mean this is horrendous and it's something where it's hard to keep your emotions in check because.
All of us who apparent to.
This is a nightmare that you -- through.
There's a community that was a quiet.
Semi rural community then right right near the federal prison that I who really world the Danbury prison.
This has to be a total complete dramatic -- To the community it's also one of these things where.
You're not gonna get easy answers there are no easy answers to this anybody who tries to present easy answers to this just ignoring the problem and to really examine why this happens is it happening more frequently how can we reduce it.
-- who can we can have ended to reduce and everything has to be on the table you can't you can't be an advocate of you know one social political view or or or or or the other -- -- the slice deep in the human personality.
The factors that indicates this.
Science hasn't figured out yet you know that -- we we can't predict this you can't.
You can't see it -- -- kind of certitude.
But we have we have to look at are there better ways to predict.
We have to look at are there better ways to secure these schools.
I mean he did walk in and apparently sounds like at least in one case with a fairly large -- weapon.
How did that happen can you secure against.
What do we do about weapons we should have a that we should have -- we -- have a non political.
You have -- -- on -- leave aside and I see is like from the -- everything should be on the table and everybody should have some humility that they don't have the answers to this but we've got just guarding.
Never have to come on there that they they put on detectors a lot of schools and so that.
Some shootings and didn't stop we don't you detect -- and -- results -- -- here here here here's here's the truth about that.
You knew you could have had perfect security through this school when those children be alive but maybe some -- group of children to be dead.
Personality like this.
It seems to me is gonna kill.
And and this is it that isn't the kids in the school.
That may be somebody else so there's a lot of factors to -- that's why there's not a simple solution that's why you can't say just secure the school's well.
There's gonna happen in a shopping center.
That's why you can't say.
Oh it's just guns.
Because if you you look at you you mentioned Scandinavia more people got killed in Scandinavia tightest gun wasn't a planet without guns and market pretty strong gun wasn't in Connecticut.
And you can't say it's just human behavior because we can't predict human behavior enough it's all those things what I'd like to see.
May be eventually -- for this country.
To kind of discuss all this with everybody kind of laying aside there prejudices.
And -- thing they're committed to the most of having some humility about this I always wondered -- wood metal objects like it.
Someone -- -- -- -- -- -- you but it just goes right through it yeah I mean look there's no perfect answer to this here's what there are the better answers to their their approaches to this.
And I think if we.
All of us realize the enormity of this or through the way it the way we did September 11 where everybody put aside they're the usual political.
Incident things and tried to seek a better answer.
Maybe we can read -- and we can reduce some of this and and finally our hearts have to go out to these parents I mean these people.
Being dealt a blow nobody should have to go through nobody.
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