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Thread: In light of today's events

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    In light of today's events

    As you all have certainly heard there was ANOTHER mass shooting, this time at a elementary school, killing at least 27. This is just one of numerous examples of gun related violence in the news recently. As with any other shooting, this raises the question of how to prevent the violence. Please share your ideas on how to prevent another major incident like this.

    Ps- I would like to express my sadness and deep sorrow about this incident and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
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    Re: In light of today's events

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    As you all have certainly heard there was ANOTHER mass shooting, this time at a elementary school, killing at least 27. This is just one of numerous examples of gun related violence in the news recently. As with any other shooting, this raises the question of how to prevent the violence. Please share your ideas on how to prevent another major incident like this.

    Ps- I would like to express my sadness and deep sorrow about this incident and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
    Lock-downs that means something. You know, like when all the kids are in the building, the doors are locked down and no one gets in without a personal escort and knowing what their business is. With an emergency alarm on the inside at every door.
    Steel doors for classrooms that are locked down when class begins...every classroom equipped with an alarm system wired to the local police department.
    Metal detectors.
    Trained and armed security.
    Video cameras with full-time monitoring.

    Some will say, "WTF are you talking about???" Think of what we do for fire detection/prevention in every school and classroom in the United States. How many deaths by fire do we have in American schools every year? How many deaths by morons?
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    Re: In light of today's events

    I would hope someone comes up with a plan to train and arm the school staff. At least a designated response team within schools. Police can't be everywhere, and static security systems fail. Whatever gun controls put in place in America won't stop a psycho like we saw today from inflicted mass casualties on innocent and vulnerable victims.

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    I would personally like to see society get back to truly local and meaningful neighborly law enforcement. When the idea of
    law enforcement started there was a neighbor who looked out for the others and in return was given some benefit or usually
    food. Its archiac old school I know, but in this day and age we have police officers (in CA) that costs cities upwards of
    $150,000 a year in total compensation including benefits, retirement, training and so on. With that budget we could hire
    20 part time people to look after their "blocks" or even a few extra blocks and give the commuty a couple of days a month
    each. No defined benefit plan, no health insurance, but some good training and reasonable hourly pay for someone to get
    on the street and get to know everyone about - help out when needed. 20 such people giving their community 15 hours
    a month would be 300 hours a month - far more than the 150 a police officer might spend on the "street" to so speak
    and there'd be no over time, no future pension to fund, and in the case of a real emergency 20 people to call on.

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    Re: In light of today's events

    I have some burning questions about how this happened...


    How did this young man get SO wrong in the head that he was capable of mass-murdering little children, and no one noticed and intervened or got him psychiatric help?

    How did this man get into the school armed, when most schools today have security doors and lockdown proceedures?

    WHERE was the armed school resource officer (police), and why did he not act to stop this before it got so far?


    I don't yet know the answers to these questions, but I think they are the ones we should be asking.


    This is a horrible and tragic crime that really hit me where I live as a parent.

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    I think first and foremost should be media coverage. When incidents like these occur our media goes nuts with it and talks about it 24/7 for days/weeks/months. This gives attention to those who commit such acts and in their disturbed mind they seem to crave this attention. How many people have heard of the Bath Massacre? The most deadly school killing in the US (Bath School disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Yet most Americans have probably never heard of it which means fewer wackos will be tempted to copycat for their 15 minutes of fame. I feel our media and societies reaction to such events is a large contributor that needs to be addressed.

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    Every teacher with a gun. Well, OK, may be only male teachers.

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    Re: In light of today's events

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I think first and foremost should be media coverage. When incidents like these occur our media goes nuts with it and talks about it 24/7 for days/weeks/months. This gives attention to those who commit such acts and in their disturbed mind they seem to crave this attention. How many people have heard of the Bath Massacre? The most deadly school killing in the US (Bath School disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Yet most Americans have probably never heard of it which means fewer wackos will be tempted to copycat for their 15 minutes of fame. I feel our media and societies reaction to such events is a large contributor that needs to be addressed.
    This is what I've been saying since Pearl/Columbine. News networks love tragedies "If it bleeds it leads" but the blowback is that attention seeking psychotics see an out and a claim to fame.
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    Re: In light of today's events

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Every teacher with a gun. Well, OK, may be only male teachers.
    What? Why? Aren't pretty much all of these types of killers male?

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    Re: In light of today's events

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Every teacher with a gun. Well, OK, may be only male teachers.
    I read that.

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