reply to post by winterkill
Pretty good point and interesting take. I think all these things need to be discussed, mulled over to form some decisive plan.
The correct answer will not infringe on individual rights and yet will go a long ways toward solving the problem.
The correct answer will examine all causes to this most recent heinous crime and address each contributing factor on it's own accord.
Lack of treatment facilities or resources for parents,
Anti-depression drugs suicidal side effects,
A poor health care system,
The vulnerability of schools,
The proliferation of guns
and the ease
with which criminals manage to get guns away from the "good guys."
For example, mental illness which eventually translates into health care and treatment options for people with mentally unstable and volatile
children. It appears to be vital for all of us to get a grip on this. What about all the behavioral medications and anti-anxiety meds that warn of an
increase in suicidal feelings? Perhaps they should not be prescribed to every child with serious behavioral problems?
RE: The "only criminals will have guns" argument, keep in mind the mass murders of late were not committed by criminals - they were just somebody's
kid. We might need to regulate the way people secure their guns since 1.4 million were stolen from cars and homes 2005-20010. May as well be handing
the gun to a criminal by storing it in your glove box. Something we could look at before banning anything.
cabbies and others, such as police are the only ones who really need to be wearing (body armor)
Very probably true. Solutions such as this make a lot of sense too. If people work together with their goal being to save people, in front of their
desire to save assault weapons, will find some answers to satisfy both the pro and con- gun groups who seem to be driving the discussion.
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