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This is a tragedy... I don't think that even teachers wearing guns would help... I think there should be more strict standards about entering the school... Like these machines who scan for metal and more guards...35
I don't think they will they're too caught up on the wrong things every time somebody gets shot with a gun they always talk about the gun manufacturer whenever somebody makes a bomb and blow somebody up there never say I'm going to stop the bomb manufacturer from making the products that you make a bomb from. These people are obviously mentally unstable you got millions of people in the United States that have guns legally you don't see them going around shooting people up what are we going to do about mental health in this country cuz that's the real problems is not guns or knives it's Mental Health when are we going to approach that subject. We have all these different breakthroughs and everything else they got about 12 different pills to give a guy a hard-on that's not supposed to have one when he supposed to be impotent but they're not doing anything for mental health is not even a subject people talk about21
Identifying mental illness would be a good step311
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This is only partly about gun laws, the US really needs to drop its narcissism and copy other countries their statistics and laws to keep the security.
If Japanese people want to own a gun, they must attend an all-day class, pass a written test, and achieve at least a 95% accuracy during a shooting-range test.
Then they have to pass a mental-health evaluation at a hospital, as well as a background check
In result, there's only 10 shooting homicides per year, for a population of 127 million people. Australia paid gun-owners for selling them to the government and this dropped all homiced and suicides with firearms over half of its original number.21
That is ridiculous. It is schools' job to educate children. Not to fight off heavily-armed gunmen.
Just the point that you're even having this debate in the US shows the need for said education.
People who claim that guns make society safer and that gun control wouldn't make a difference are either ignorant or consider the victims piling up an acceptable price for widespread gun ownership.
It is sickening. Yes, people throw tantrums everywhere. No, in most countries they do not have easy access to high-powered weaponry.115
There are no gun laws that will stop criminals from gettin ahold of a gun. They arn't getting them legally in the first place. For the most part. We need to stop treating our kids like babies and teach them how to stand up for themselves as soon as tthey are able to stand up. And that guns or knives ar not needed. Just our hands and feet.22
Well said. Schools get shot up and kids die because they are not well defended. When was the last time someone shotup a military compound or police station and got away with it? Regarding when will they be protected? No one knows. That's the issue with public schools. Unfortunately, not everyone can sent their children to private institutions or home school them.24
Getting metal detector would be a start. Clear backpacks as stupid as it is and no baggy clothes. Uniforms (also as stupid as they are). 10 foot brick all surrounding the back outdoor area. There are so many things that schools can do. Why don’t they? Who knows. Maybe lack of funding.14
There have not been 22 school shootings this year, there has been about 5, only two of which ended with multiple fatalities.
Anywho, as long as the Democrats have any power anywhere, schools will remain soft targets.
Either out of foolishness or out of malice, the Democrats simply refuse to accept that someone being present who can shoot back right away is a good thing, despite the mountain of incontrovertible evidence.11
Here's a radical fucking idea! Instead let's fucking ban guns in america completely and then you won't have a need for protection. Americans are a bunch of dick heads! Here in Australia where guns are banned not a single incident!
Bam! There's your issue.27
Treat the source, not the symptom.
Mass violence is only a symptom, a reaction.
Providing "more security for children" is like putting a band-aid on a severed leg.
Treat the source, not the symptom. Cure the disease and the ailments will leave too.18
It needs central government to introduce strict controls on ownership, such as those that exist in countries which do not experience these problems with the same frequency. You can never stop all such atrocities, but you can reduce the number.25
When parents start doing their jobs and raising their kids.41
I don't know... but it not the schools. It the kids who bring the weapons... but... there should be at least 5 to 20 security guards depending on the size of the school and have each student before walk in the door empty jackets , pockets , etc..12
People killed another for millennium before guns and will kill each other long after plus there is things in the average school that can be used to kill far more people then a gun could23
There were armed gaurds at that school. It was Texas, and hey guess what adding more guns did jack shit.16
Parents have to get over their fear of anyone having a gun, not just "bad guys" let's not forgethow many school shooting were PREVENTED by normal citizenswith guns.313
Crystal methamphetamine, a purchase of a single gram by anyone is a jail sentence, but yet people still buy it... Guns will be the same way so you can't limit gun sales it onkyakes it harder on the law abiding citizens.22
I think Trump suggested allowing teachers with a licensed firearms to carry on school, which to be honest just makes sense to me. Over 500000 lives are saved by guns yearly, the feds did the research you can check it if you don't believe me. So I think it's safe to say that there's evidence to show that Trumps suggestion could be implemented.10
Exactly what I have said all along. How stupid are we to send our kids to a soft target all day and expect them to be safe? Its insane!11
They should start installin metal detectors like they had at many of my schools.. LOL..12
Countries where everyone is requered to carry a goverment issued a gun, who doesn't want to live their? CRIMINALS!235
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Bingo!! Finally someone who sees things for what they are. It isn't the guns that are killing other children it is their own peers who are killing them. This in fact is more horrorific than blaming firearms for killing school children at the hand of other school children.
I mean, when are we as a society going to wake up and realize that we have a problem which 95% of that problem isn't firearms; its kids who kill other kids. The way I see it, no one who commits mass murder is either sane or normal, this is a very abnormal behavior whi we as a society better start asking what we are doing wrong.
I've both heard it said and read of some who hold the oppinion that it may be the breakup of the home, where the lack of a structured interaction with a mom, a dad, other family members rather than a stress filled life of abuse, bullying, harassment and tons of other demeaning treatment heaped on them from an early age.
Perhaps it is the school system itself, one which is placing such a high price on success that it's taking away their personal identity, one where they feel like a square peg being forced through a hole that isn't square at all.
Having just finished up my Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, I've watched many students who were either ill prepared for the field of study of just didn't have the drive to finish. I've watched them wash out, watched them in a panic of how they are going to face mom and dad after failing; studies have become so inclusive anymore that everyone is included no matter if they have the aptitude or even the wherewithal to make it through such an intense field.
I watch and wonder if these kids, just like me aren't going to be the next one to snap and start killing others. I've watched three classmatesq from community college to university commit suicide, likely because they felt themselves such a failure that they couldn't crawl out of the hole they found themselves.
I watched as a 19 year old girl who was a very close friend, committed suicide, because she couldn't live with the guilt after her former boyfriend forced her to have an abortion. She told me that she felt like she murdered her own child, I could never help her with that guilt.
These are just a few of my observations on but a few of what could be the root causes of the issue. Maybe one of the saddest, is that we as a people hold such little value on another person's life, our own included.
Amazing!!! A true conservative. Our forefathers would be proud of you. Annie, get your gun, hun, do not back down. We need gals like you to get the enemy. Why don't schools start protecting their kids by protecting their entrances? xx
Guess I gott a little wound up, this all just hits too close to home.