However, i just do not know how we can actually prevent this even if we do outlaw certain type of weapons. these type of people will always find ways to gain access to these types of weapons whether its legal or not.
i agree that a normal citizen does not need an automatic assualt rifle, unless they are in the army or a police officer, swat team, etc, but what that really prevent this type of act? would this guy not have been able to obtain this type of weapon on the black market?
its just such a shame that people in society are so screwed up, that they would go to these types of lengths and kill 5-10 year old children who could not have possibly wronged anyone in anyway shape or form. they are to ing young. also, to ing kill ur mother who is the only reason u r even in this world to begin with is just sickening.
i really hope as u said as a nation we can come together and find a way to stop this craziness, but unfortunately imo, i just do not see it being possible. we can deff try and make certain laws to try and prevent an act like this, but unfortunately this will prob not be the last time we hear of something like this. there will always be evil people.
sadly, this will prob not be the last time we have a tragedy like this.
I'm not going to get drawn into this gun debate, but i want people to think long and hard about this....
1. The school is a guns free zone. Legally, no guns allowed on school grounds. The law was there, so what was the problem?
2. Tim McVeigh and his buddies killed a bunch of people and didnt use a gun or a bullet. He did use legal substances to make an illegal bomb....what law would have stopped him?
Can we please focus on how to get help to guys like Lanza BEFORE they go off the deep end? No law was going to stop him today, and i gaurantee you if he didnt have a gun, he would have still found a way to hurt people.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life
We have endured far to many of these mass shootings and this is by far the worst. I am very disturbed by the realization that not even our kindergartners are safe. Enough is enough and the ease that people can acquire guns has got to be resolved. Obviously cooler heads must prevail but the forefathers could have never imagined the right to bear arms could become this chaotic. I certainly hope the leaders of this country start discussing hope to gain control of an issue that has spiraled way out of control.
There will always been people that find ways to gain access to these types of weapons. But that doesnt mean we should make it easy for them. Explosives easy to acquire(make) and do just as much damage, but we outlaw those and, by and large, they arent used in cases like this. One of the reasons why is because guns are also easy to acquire but also legal....giving those that want to inflict harm less chances of preemptive discovery.
Again, preventing this type of crime isnt the goal. Violence will happen, we have no control over that. But limiting casualties can and should be achieved. Guns that have a logical and pratical use should stay. Handguns have a place in self defense, rifles and shotguns have their place in sport and hunting. But assault rifles and handguns that can fire 33 bullets a clip(as with the Gifford shooting) have no place on American soil. Like explosives, they can cause to much collateral damage and can be to easily abused.
If a shooting is going to happen, id rather the casualties be in the single digits and not the double or triple. If people have sinister motives and are actively attempting to gain weapons that can produce huge amounts of casualties, id perfer to make it as difficult as humanly possible for them to get those weapons. Not to mention making them risk being discovered and stopped before hand.
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