Last edited by AJiveMan; 02-02-15 at 03:30 PM.
The difference being access to firearms. We have mental patients tooBesides, Sandy Hook was not about gun control, it was about the severe degradation of the mental health systems in this country since the late 90's. Most school massacres are done by children who are either on several medications or who are actively withdrawing from them (as in the case of Sandy Hook)... severe mental health issues that are only being addressed with chemicals, not much else.
Access to AR15s and the like make these people several orders of magnitude more lethal thoughAlso keep in mind that the Columbine shooters had other weaponry, including home made explosives. There's no stopping crazy people from killing if they really want to. Even the most mundane objects can be weaponized with creative license.
or, better yet,
leave your loaded gun in your purse lying around with children in a room, turn away, go do something in another room,
let us know if that works out too.
Last edited by AJiveMan; 02-02-15 at 03:31 PM.
We 'accept' cars and their risks...that's about perception and we choose to accept those risks because we 'want our cars.'
People also form perceptions about guns and choose to accept risks, or not.
Everyone would like criminals to not have guns to reduce 'that risk.' We all agree on that (I think). However gun laws have little to do with criminals and crime. They affect the law-abiding.
Lose the rights to carry weapons for a set period- life would be a reasonable start point.
Then charging the parents, convicting them, they can serve their sentence while the other is free. Then change positions.
If my post offends you, I deeply Apple-O-Jize.
Why is adding an additional tens of thousands of intentional gun fatalities to tens of thousands of accidental vehicle fatalities a good thing ?People also form perceptions about guns and choose to accept risks, or not.
It was doubtless via the law abiding that your criminals acquired their guns in the first place. You are addressing the symptoms and not the causeEveryone would like criminals to not have guns to reduce 'that risk.' We all agree on that (I think). However gun laws have little to do with criminals and crime. They affect the law-abiding.
It took 2 yrs for them to charge the cop...after the public basically demanded it...and he and wife didnt lose their remaining kid at all.