7 people dead. 3 kids, 3 adults, and a female suspect. How much more blood needs to be shed before it stops? Do we need better mental health resources?
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You have to ban social media. Noticed this didn’t really happen prior to social media becoming big. There was 1 in 1982 0 between 1982-2000 there was 1 in 2000 1 in 2007 and it took 10 years before they started happening all the time. Guns have been in society for hundreds of years. There 1 thing that changed since them and that’s the advent of social media. Which has allowed groupthink to fester and grow so now instead of spending time in our local community and getting to know the people around us we get to know the people on social media some very radical. Those radicals make other radical until we have the radical environment we have to day. Get rid of social media you’ll see these shooting decline significantly12
This is so sad. I don't have an answer but I teach kindergarten and we have to practice intruder drills 3x a year.
It breaks my heart seeing how scared they are during the drills. Now of course, I try and soften it as much as I can but still they shouldn't have to think about this.
We talk about safe options for getting away or hiding and I never feel good telling them that if something should happen to me, they still need to run/escape - if they can, otherwise hide. They don't like to hear this but they need to know to go.
Sad and scary times. 😔0
long paperwork before buying to be filled
schools to be turned with drop in centre/ clinic instead/retire home
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What happened today is sad, but shootings happen every single day, many of them being in poor cities with underdeveloped communities with poor leadership and corrupt politicians (both democrat and republican) which gangs target and manipulate people in those areas, yet no one reports on it.. NO giant media corp reports on it, yet we all know it happens daily, and unfortunately innocent people are involved in crossfires. Guns are American culture, if you claim gun control there will likely be a revolution by the people, if you even do anything that disrupts the 2nd amendment against law abiding citizens, it won't happen, no one will let it happen. Mental health programs could help, but the federal gov isn't going to fork that out... they need more "nukes" and military assets.10
It would be major help if the fucken IDIOTS in Washington would use all the GUN LAWS that are on the books and have been on the books for decades. Stop this no bail bullshit and lock up people that use guns, instead of bringing them in the front door and out the backdoor before the cop finishes the paper work with the woke no bail. Most crooks use nonlegal black market guns, ghost guns but the legal owners are lumped in with everyone. If I want a gun and don't want it in my name I go to the black market and can buy anything from a pistole to real AK47 and rocket launchers. You can put all sort of no help laws on the books but the crooks will be the only one with gun. Commit a crime with a gun legal or otherwise 5year prison time for the gun crime plus time for the crime no parole. No bargaining. Build more prisons to keep the crooks and politicians.23
You hear all the talk about laws, new or old, doesn’t matter. Criminals don’t care about laws. You ban guns, criminals will still get them. The focus should be on spotting and helping the mental side of what leads someone to commit these acts.
Taking guns away from law abiding citizens is never the answer, but that is always what some call for.0
We don't need gun control. We need people control. Metal detectors, resident cops, armed staffs, cameras, access controls and limitations..12
It's not going to stop until you eliminate enough ignorance in the health care and schooling systems.0
We need a societal overhaul. I know a lot of people blame the guns, but when my grandparents were in school there were literally gun clubs in the schools and people did not get shot. Something in society has changed drastically since then.0
Yes, when are the Far-Right Radicals going to get gun control?1
Limit access to guns.
Sorry right wingers. No other answer.11
Make people take a mental health test before they buy a gun.
There is nothing we can do - people value their guns more than they love children.4
It won't stop. Never will.0
My answer would be unpopular2
Demystify guns in schools, have classes on teaching youth that video games are not accurate/real life and when a person is shot they just don't get up again. Get parents involved, to help spread the word at home, that with guns comes great responsibility and consequences to using a gun at their age. Get parents to reinforce that guns have no place in school from an early age and that guns should not be readily available to their children at home.
Give the teachers de-escalation training, at least if they are put in a position where they have to face a child has a gun, they can talk to them calmly, sensibly and come to peaceful resolution.
In summary, better education on firearms, faculty/staff training and how guns can end lives with real life examples of consequences/implications : how it affects the victims, their family members, how it impacts the shooter's family, how it would impact them if they are the shooter and police view them as a threat, could they do time in jail, how long, what is jail like, what does being a convict/shooter have on their future?