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2008/10/14-17 [Reference/Military, Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:51529 Activity:low
10/14   This is why people shouldn't own guns:          -anti-gun nut
        http://cbs2.com/local/Porter.Ranch.Murder.2.833728.html
        http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-porterranch7-2008oct07,0,7425239.story
        \_ The guy made 1.2 mil (convert paper to money), then another
           0.5 mil from the house. How could he have just run out of
           money? This is baffling. I hope he didn't blow it up on hookers.
           \_ On margin investments are how you make (and lose) 1.2 mil.
        \_ You're an idiot.  You probably think the $50M to put up a net on the
           GG bridge is a good investment?
           \_ Jumping off the bridge: jumper dies
              Shooting guns: someone may grab your gun, or you go nuts
                and shoot innocent people, or your child shoots accidentally
                \_ Jumping off the bridge: Causes a traffic jam,
                   politicians waste time and money talking about it.
                   Shoots self: No traffic jam, politicians waste time
                   and money talking about it anyway.
                   The bigger picture, of course, is that it is
                   completely acceptable loss to the gains, just like
                   allowing people to have massive weapons that are
                   cars.
                   \_ What is worse, causing traffic jam or accidentally
                      or intentionally killing your family members and
                      by-standers because you went balistic?
                      \_ You could probably kill a bunch of people with a car
                         if you decided to do so.
        \_ right. Exactly.  People also shouldn't have cars, or swimming pools
           Or be allowed to take their kids to mcdonalds.  Why don't all these
           fools see how right we are and how wrong they are.
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Click here to refresh with new letters The information you provide will be used only to send the requested e-mail and will not be used to send any other e-mail communications. Oct 6, 2008 9:09 pm US/Pacific Authorities ID Family Killed In Murder-Suicide Karthik Rajaram Was Reportedly Despondent Over Money Problems PORTER RANCH Crisis response teams Tuesday were dispatched to counsel family members and friends of the six people killed in a murder-suicide. One-time millionaire Karthik Rajaram had previously showed signs of emotional instability and reportedly became despondent over financial troubles. Rajaram fatally shot his wife, three sons - ages 19, 12 and 7 - and mother-in-law before killing himself, police said. The shootings took place sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning, when the bodies were discovered in an upscale 2,800-square-foot rental home in the block of 20600 Como Lane. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent David Brewer said in a statement that the "entire Los Angeles Unified School District family is saddened" and would "provide support and assistance to the school staff and students following this unfortunate tragedy as long as needed." Neighbors told CBS 2 that Rajaram was acting unusual in weeks leading up to the tragedy. He also wrote two suicide notes and a last will and testament. "This is a perfect American family behind me that has absolutely been destroyed, apparently because of a man who just got stuck in a rabbit hole, if you will, of absolute despair, somehow working his way into believing this to be an acceptable exit," Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Michel Moore said. In a letter addressed to police, Rajaram blamed his actions on economic hardships. A second letter labeled "personal and confidential," was addressed to family friends; the third contained a last will and testament, Moore said. The letter to police voiced two options: taking his own life, or killing himself and his entire family. "He talked himself into the second strategy," Moore said. Concern about the family's welfare began Monday morning when Rajaram's wife, 39-year-old Subasri, did not show up for her carpool. Police were notified, and when officers entered the home in the gated, Spanish-style community, they first found the gunman's mother-in-law, Indra Ramasesham, 69, dead in a downstairs bedroom. Rajaram's wife and three sons -- Krishna, 19, a sophomore at UCLA majoring in business economics; and Arjuna, 7, all named after Indian gods and warriors -- were discovered in various upstairs bedrooms, all shot in the head, some with multiple gunshot wounds. Their father was found dead in a bedroom with Ganesha and Arjuna, the gun still in his hand, police said. Children at nearby Alfred B Nobel Middle School, where 12-year-old Ganesha Rajaram was a seventh-grade honors student, were sent home with notes informing their parents of the news. "This one will shake people to the core," Principal Robert Coburn said. And if a father can do this to his kids, it's very scary." In 2003 and 2004, he worked for Greg Robinson, an entrepreneur and founder of several companies, at Azur Partners LLC, a management-consulting agency. Robinson told The Times he had to fire Rajaram because "his life wasn't moving in the right direction." "He had some behavioral problems," Robinson told the newspaper. It was a real problem and would affect any business he was involved in." Authorities, expressing regret that Rajaram had not sought help, urged residents who feel overwhelmed in the current economic climate to avail themselves of available resources, including the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health's 24-hour hotline, which can be reached at (800) 854-7771. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Karthik Rajaram was despondent over his worsening financial situation and allegedly shot and killed his wife, three boys and mother-in-law before taking his own life. Karthik Rajaram was despondent over his worsening financial situation and allegedly shot and killed his wife, three boys and mother-in-law before taking his own life. Karthik Rajaram was despondent over his worsening financial situation and allegedly shot and killed his wife, three boys and mother-in-law before taking his own life.
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