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Thread: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Only, opponents would argue that such things violate a right to privacy and that having such things still wouldn't keep weapons out of the hands of the deranged.

    It might bar a few people, but not most. In Hasan's case there were extensive known warning signs that were intentionally ignored. If a person cannot qualify for a weapon then they, surely, wouldn't qualify to posses one in a military environment, either.
    All in all - to avoid this situation, they should have just outed him in the beginning. Of course, then he'd be a risk to society at large and not just the military so, in that regard, there was nothing they could have done at all.

    However, for regular people there's no "mental-evaluation intervention." - Most people are never psychologically examined.

    Idealy - it sounds great. Logisticly, it's impossible to impliment.

    Then the shooting sprees where the mentally deranged like Hassan and Cho can legally buy guns will continue.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Wikipedia

    We already have background checks and waiting periods.
    The shooting sprees where the mentally deranged can legally purchase guns would indicated the are not thorough enough.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Then the shooting sprees where the mentally deranged like Hassan and Cho can legally buy guns will continue.
    Yes, they will.

    We always have had deranged people killing innocent people indiscriminately. . . it's a tragic fact of life.

    But that doesn't mean we should STOP trying to dissuade, intervene, and prevent such things from happening - it just means we'll always be dealing wit hit.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The shooting sprees where the mentally deranged can legally purchase guns would indicated the are not thorough enough.
    Then it's not the fault of the gun laws, it's the fault of those in charge of finding these wackjobs and apprehending them. If you don't like the gun laws you can always go to GB.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Then it's not the fault of the gun laws, it's the fault of those in charge of finding these wackjobs and apprehending them. If you don't like the gun laws you can always go to GB.
    In the meantime just provide the whackjobs with guns.......hell of a plan!
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    In the meantime just provide the whackjobs with guns.......hell of a plan!
    Well go to Great Britain and ask them how they like not having guns. Then compare the two. You may find that it's a much nicer place for you, and you can stay there til we fix the gun laws here.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Well go to Great Britain and ask them how they like not having guns. Then compare the two. You may find that it's a much nicer place for you, and you can stay there til we fix the gun laws here.

    Oh by all means the shooting sprees at VT, Fort Hood and the others have been just lovely!
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    after Hungerford, and the changes in the gun laws here, I had no problem in handing in my weapons, I accepted the gun ban as part of my duty to help protect society here.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Well go to Great Britain and ask them how they like not having guns. Then compare the two. You may find that it's a much nicer place for you, and you can stay there til we fix the gun laws here.
    Cat would be most welcome here, we have always welcomed civilized people to GREAT Britain, just like the welcome we gave to your wonderful President Obama

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    after Hungerford, and the changes in the gun laws here, I had no problem in handing in my weapons, I accepted the gun ban as part of my duty to help protect society here.

    I think it is that some here are opposed to any kind of restrictions on gun ownership because they feel if the whackjobs are denied to purchase guns, they may be considered whackjobs. That is the only apparent reason I can see to object to more thorough background checks.
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