posted on Nov, 20 2018 @ 02:46 PM
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Blue Shift
Whilst I can imagine exceptional circumstances where your idea might work, it wouldn't be practical overall.
They use it in boot camp, but I suppose that's a closed environment. And if the goal is to stop mass killers, then it probably wouldn't be effective
because those people are usually not thinking rationally (according to the consensus), and a lot of them don't have any connections with friends or
family. A tougher death sentence wouldn't work, because most of these people are going to die in the process anyway. They either get killed, or kill
Maybe there is no solution, and it's just something we have to live with, like the weather. People have a funny understanding of the probabilities in
these things. Americans accidentally shoot about 1,500 people a year to death, compared to around 500 who are killed by mass shooters. Actually,
weather-related deaths average around 2,000 a year in the U.S. But that's still nothing compared to complications from surgery, which are about
180,000 a year. And around 30,000 people a year die in car accidents in the U.S.
But sensationalist news makes it hard to keep it all in perspective.
edit on 20-11-2018 by Blue Shift because: (no reason given)