Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
I agree with this. Guns are merely the tool people who are already messed up use to take out whatever is inside of them. Perhaps some people wouldn't have hurt others had they not had access to weapons, but even those people don't erase the reality that a gun is, again, merely what people use to express what is in them. Gun control for these situations would be like putting a band aid on a gaping wound.The problem (and why you are going to see more of these types of actions) is lack of access to proper healthcare, including mental healthcare. This is combined with the broader stresses people are put through (due to the economy, for example). We need a concerted effort to increase access to mental healthcare, and a change in culture that not only broadly promotes mental healthcare but a proactive approach to mental healthcare as well.
This is a problem with the stigma surrounding mental healthcare, the lack of recognition of mental healthcare as an integral part of one's broader healthcare, lack of access to mental healthcare, lack of insurance coverage for mental healthcare, and so on. Blaming this on guns or a lack of vigilance, or a lack of security are all inadequate band-aid solutions to the broader problem, which is much more complex, deep-rooted and nuanced.
I also agree with you about mental health. It's not just about obvious mental illness, but general state of everybody's mental health. When it comes to making sure that people are healthy, our society tends to focus primarily on physical health. The stigma of seeking help for any mental/emotional issues and the fact that society tends to disregard human emotion in almost everything is taking a toll. There's a lot of quiet desperation and suffering going on and, for some people, it's starting to explode in ways that it doesn't have to.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
No matter which side of the gun ownership debate you favor keep in mind this person like all others before him and all after will get a lenghty trial someday with psychologists an scociologisrts saying he is "disturbed. I cannot help but wonder what impact if any if our pathetic "justice" system would make room for obvious cases like this and execute within 48 hours it would have on murderers. Obviously this is a case of a monster but who cares, kill him soon. Twenty-six coffins for Christmas.
"God help us and don't send your son, this is no place for children".
Think if Trump get elected how much resistance he will face with in all phases of our country from people to military to politicians. He must not win.