Last edited by Camer☑n; 01-11-11 at 05:37 PM.
No Lives Matter
Last edited by Camer☑n; 01-11-11 at 05:54 PM.
Of course he shouldn't have been sold a weapon, a more important and less obvious question is "Was there a way this man could have been identified as a threat before the sale?" And I don't mean like in the gun store before, I much going back much further.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I think it's bat**** insane in itself to sell a gun to someone with a history of mental illness, though I am not sure if the AZ shooter was ever professionally diagnosed. I don't understand the American love of guns, and never will... but I don't judge either. It is what it is. But I really think that things could be better as the rate of gun violence is . Not perfect, but better.
So what does a person have to do to get a gun in the US? What are the requirements?
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
I voted Yes on the poll.
As things stood at the time he purchased a gun, yes, he should have been able to purchase it.
Hypothetical and/or unconstitutional laws suggested after the fact have no bearing on that.
Possibly, his friends and family should have persuaded him to get mental help. Then he might not have even reached this point.
But other than that, I don’t see any reasonable way to have pre-empted this action, unless there were more people with firearms around at the time who could have stopped him either through threats of or use of force.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Last edited by Red Crow; 01-11-11 at 06:56 PM.
Catch me if you can.
No, this again illustrates the need for gun control revision. It makes no sense to me to allow a known unstable person to purchase gear that most police are not even issued.
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