The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
As for the recent purchase of the gun used by this soldier, I'm not a "lefty" nor am I anti-gun, but it seems to me that gun advocates have been saying all along that more needs to be done to stop the mentally ill from purchasing and having access to guns as opposed to full scale registration, capacity limits, etc. As such, this soldier by all accounts was suffering from and being treated for a mental illness yet a background check failed to flag that fact. If the military can't find a way to flag their own personnel with mental illness concerns within the government background checking system how is it ever going to be possible to identify any other individuals who have mental illness?
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
The guy saw no action in Iraq, so the PTSD angle is a bit hollow. I'll bet these issues were apparent long before he even joined the military.
It's one of the inherent issues of America, in that you can't be preemptive whatsoever about these things. You have to wait for someone to do something bad before you can do anything about it.
It does seem this guy should have been screened better before allowing him in the military.