reply to post by GrantedBail
This annoys me to no end...
Guns do not kill people... people kill people. If we are to use this idiotic argument then cars kill people and not the driver... Cars kill people
and not the alcohol....
Gun control would not have prevented this incident from occurring since the weapons were legally purchased by the mother, not the son.
Gun control only affects those who abide by the law in the first place.
Criminals are assigned that title for a reason, and its not because they abide by the law.
What about knife control?
baseball bat control?
Any item can be used as a deadly weapon.
A knee jerk reaction by people running on emotion instead of common sense can create results that are just as deadly as as a gun itself..
The Torricelli principle comes to mind.. It has since been repealed (after 9/11/2001) but back in the mid 1990's it prohibited the CIA from doing
business with any person who had a criminal link / background.
a rule banning CIA agents from employing any sources who may have done anything illegal.
Is this a tragedy? Absolutely...
Its a tragedy anytime a life is lost... Regardless if its from a gun or a motor vehicle accident or natural causes.
Until humankind can go down to the lake and walk on water, we will always be imperfect... as will our laws.