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here come the copy cats:
This will be Wells'd up soon anyway, so I will just say why not at least put a restriction on number of firearms one can purchase? 47 is a lot. Even if they were all acquired illegally, my point still stands, putting a restriction on guns would encourage reduction in number of guns floating around.
this is what is wrong with this country...we have people that are mentally ill and capable of doing damage and instead of wanting to treat the mentally ill and raising awareness to the root cause of the problem, people rather choose to politicize a tragedy to score points for their own ideology/party. As the politicians say, "never waste a good crisis..."
these people are truly pathetic.
A Bartlesville High School student is in custody on charges he plotted to bomb and shoot students at the campus auditorium on the same day that 28 people were shot and killed at an elementary school in Connecticut.
Well how about stricter gun control laws until we improve mental health treatment?
And the US has some of the best resources available for mental health treatment yet we shoot each other way more than any other country. Don't get me wrong I'm for vastly improving mental health treatment but that won't happen overnight.
Also you can't force people to get help unless they are a danger to themselves and others. These shooters are a danger, but people don't see the danger until it's too late. And they aren't the kind to seek help. So it's a very complicated problem.
But aside from our arguments, I think we can all agree that we as a society generally need to be more compassionate towards others. We need to show those close to us that we care as much as we can. It's amazing how often a little thing can prevent someone from doing something drastic.
A friend admitted to me once she decided not to commit suicide because of a conversation she had with me. She had it planned and decided not to go through with it. I had no knowledge that anything was wrong, but just me talking to her and making her feel appreciated prevented it.
Sad that this is possible. We have a thread where people are able to post multiple threats of mass murder. Also, the article you posted was about an unrelated plan for the same day. It is kinda scary out there right now.
We should cure AIDS by killing people with AIDS. Less AIDS in the world, less chance of people spreading AIDS to others.
Going to be a nervous day at schools tomorrow.
and how about if your kid has mental health issues, the parent doesn't buy a bunch of assault level weapons.
If she wasn't dead she'd be sitting in jail right now.
What if we treated the mentally ill AND restricted their access to guns? I know I know... Don't tread on me,
How much more deadly is someone with 47 guns than, say, three or four? Not that much if you actually think about it.
The real takeaway from this, is that we need to:
1. Figure out what is mentally wrong with these people
2. Figure how the media can cover these events without glorifying the killer, while still reporting pertinent details
Unfortunately the same people who are against gun reform are very often also against health care reform which would make access to mental health care easy and affordable.
This post was edited by RP McMurphy 16 months ago
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
because scary sells and get's page hits. also, scared people are more willing to give up basic rights and protections to the gubmint.
it's a big scary world, always has been always will be. you can live your life in fear, or you can assess the likelihood of danger and realize that you can't hide from a .01% chance something bad is going to happen and live anything like a normal life.
Who plans a school shooting for a Sunday?
Unfortunately, many of these mass murderers were under treatment.
So to the OP does the fact that he owns 47 guns legally make him a nutjob?
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
Blame the media for romanticizing the killers. Everyone wants to be famous.
Which again, would raise the question: How/Why do they have access to guns?
He was planning to do it Friday
That is definitely part of the problem...These whackos that go on killing/violence sprees know they are going to be remembered thanks to the constant media coverage.
Does this person have 47 arms?
"We'll play anyone, anyplace, anytime!" - Tom Izzo
It used to be legal to buy dynamite over the counter at sporting good stores.
For some reason, even though that's not allowed anymore, I don't feel like I'm being denied a "basic right".
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