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So how can we decrease the number of mass shootings? One thing we should acknowledge is that preventing them entirely is as impossible as eliminate highway fatalities. But we shouldn't give up the effort, as long as those efforts don't include infringing upon the natural, unalienable, self evident and constitutionally guaranteed rights of honest citizens. People have a right to self defense. But I do agree with the idea of an efficient instant universal background check system to minimize the number of people with histories of violence from legally purchasing firearms. If done properly, it would not infringe on the rights of law abiding citizens.Aside from that, I strongly oppose banning ANY semiautomatic weapons. And I strongly oppose almost every other measure that gun control advocates continue to propose. I think a happy society is a peaceful society. My focus would be on fixing the problems that have been causing our society to deteriorate since the 1980s. I also think armed citizens are a deterrent against violent crime. This has been proven in a number of studies in which violent criminals say they fear the possibility that any average citizen might be armed more than they fear being stopped by police. And almost every mass shooting has been committed in a "gun free zone".
People have always had guns and always been bat shit crazy.The variable that changed was the drugs given to those deemed to be mentally ill.I haven't thoroughly looked into it but my understanding is that 100% of those shootings were by people using beta blockers? Prozac whatever type meds.Obviously people are going to say ah well of course they were on those because they were fucked up, but as i said before, people have always been fucked up.
If guns never existed the world would 1) be free of gun crime. 2) not have as many civilizations. 3) still be controlled by monarchs and dictators. 4) probably have far fewer people.Unfortunately, we can't undo the creation of firearms. We can only mitigate negative effects. Eliminating access simply stops you and I from getting guns. Crazy people, gangs, and anyone hell bent on getting them, still can. Eliminating access for citizens in America would simply cause gun crime to skyrocket as only criminals would then have guns. Already, the vast majority of gun related deaths and crime are because of gangs and criminals. Statistically speaking, the number of people injured or killed in mass shootings is a very, very, very small percentage. Further, more people are killed by bludgeoning with hands and feet than with all rifles. It comes down to being a problem with people and society, not the tools used by the few criminals out there.I say strengthen mental healthcare, provide more options for people, and give harsher sentences to those people who commit felonies with a firearm. If you're dealing drugs and have a gun on you, life sentence. You murder someone, life sentence or death penalty. Armed robbery? Minimum 20 years. And so on. Make the risk too great for criminals to overcome.
So maybe this is something that can lead to a decrease in mass shootings, in the long run.
I don’t trust that system. How do you prove your innocence? What if you get a gun hating liberal judge?
@reptocarl This was done recently in the community where I live. The guy displayed unstable and weird comments at a public meeting. If he wasn't a candidate for this I don't know who is. Also I have a friend whose daughter is mentally ill. She has been arrested for assaulting people in the neighborhood for no reason other than she had some psychotic delusion. The police asked my friend if there were any firearms in the house, which there were none. However, in today's world, it was appropriate for them to ask in that situation. People are screaming that something needs to be done. Maybe this is a start? I'm just putting that out there.
But what’s to stop a pissed off ex girlfriend from lying about you the way they can in VPO court
What would stop a pissed off ex girlfriend from lying to authorities that you’re a homicidal maniac? This type of revenge happens all the time in VPO courts
Didny they try this by trying to give every teacher a gun. I dont think that's a good idea. Maybe just keep it at where we are at. No banning guns, no giving it out to everyone.
No, they didn't give them to teachers. Where did you hear that?
@TheKack a year ago or so there was a shooting at a school. It was the one where the school resource officer hid in the closet. There was talk about allowing teachers the option to go through a special gun safety and defense training to get certified to carry at the school. I never heard anything more than the suggestion.
Oh and @MajesticTwelve is 100% correct. If the general public are educated on gun safety and self defense and are encouraged to take their own safety into their own hands I believe it would encourage more people to carry. We can't stop crazies from being crazy. Be it a gun or a knife mass killings are mass killings. But more people carrying will encourage more people to defend themselves.
I'm aware of the suggestion, and the allowance in certain states. But never any sweeping changes or arming of many teachers.
Your amazing 😍@majestic twelve
But if you get a corrupt murderous government you’re helpless
Well wrong on Chinese front still happing just its the goverment doing the mass shootings so it does not get report because government owns internet owns television channels over their
oh yeah because Canada had a huge problem with mass shootings...oh wait, no we didn't, we're the friendliest place on earth
Canada just had one not long ago.
@JiveSoulBro you can call them mass shootings, but I don't think we've had a single one where more than 5 people died, except for gang related shootouts in the streets
@Shamalien Still happened. You can't sit here and say oh Canada is so much better for banning guns because it just proves the truth and that is you ban guns bad guys are still gonna get them.
@JiveSoulBro Bad guys do still get guns, absolutely, I'm not even sure if we are arguing about anything right now hahaha. I could buy a gun this afternoon if I wanted to, it's not that difficult if you have any sort of black / grey market connections, and I've had those since highschool XDThe point is that our culture is different, we aren't the powderkeg that america is to the same extent and we don't have a gun culture. Culture, not laws, is ultimately what defines a place.
@Shamalien Yea but people in Canada love their guns too and love to hunt. In the US we have people on medications for depression that in young people can cause homicidal and suicidal tendencies. This has happened a lot of the time.
@JiveSoulBro People in Canada really don't love their guns that much man, it's not even comparable to america, not by a longshot. Also, the majority of American gun owners could give less than two shits of a fuck about hunting, that is not the reason americans purchase guns, and I agree with their reasoning, civilian population must be armed else they are slaves. Canadians are slaves.
Hi, uhm, I'm Canadian. We have a lot of registry and stuff to go through in order to legally have a gun. We don't feel the need to carry a gun in Wal-Mart, unlike the states. We don't have our economy hanging on guns and we most definitely don't have thousand of people terrified of loud popping sounds in public areas.
Ah yes because suicidal killers hate notoriety.
Its a heart issue.We know guns dong kill its the people behind them. Sadly the mentally ill are still getting their hands on guns.Kids who have been bullied get their hands on guns. To much hate to much hurt to much pain
Oh so mr. is racist
Your a moron, no offense but the reason people don't burst into your home daily and rape you and leave with everything valuable you own is because of guns and your second amendment. Wait until you idiots let them have the guns and then you will be powerless to do anything about your future. Good luck though you will need it
Last guy obvious brain washed
No guns in UK or Japan.Per capita murder rate in US four times that of UK, and 12 that of Japan, going off memory.Yes, brainwashed.
let's look at Hong Kong, China there government and police are going around beating their citizens if our government were to do the same now we as us citizens are able to defend ourselves from a Tyrannical Government
That prolly won't stop it tbh
@joyboy12 true. Racists should have never been allowed to reproduce in the first place
@joyboy12 the asker is racist lol
so u are against free speech