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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

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    In your mind there is no in-between from full freedoms and access to anything/everything, and "someone who has killed people"?

    Nothing in-between those two that you could imagine? Really?
    How do you come up what THAT? Of course there is an in-between and we have that now. Problem is parts of what we already have aren't working as well as they should. Here the mother did the right thing and the cops blew her off. Nobody has now or has had in the recent past " full access to anything/everything" by the way.
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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I understand where you're coming from. I just think they should've looked into him just in case. His Twitter account was public, as far as I know.
    Part of the problem is the sheer volume of these kinds of calls and the workload of the average detective/FBI field agent. Many detectives don't have the time to properly handle investigations of all of the crimes that actually are committed, let alone the ones that might be committed.
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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

    What were the police to go on? She TOLD THEM she didnt think he was a threat to harm anyone. Just that she was concerned about his maturity level. Oh...and its not like they could go and check anyway because she didnt give them her name, his name, or a phone number.

    Age...maturity...Stephen Paddock was 64.

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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    What were the police to go on? She TOLD THEM she didnt think he was a threat to harm anyone. Just that she was concerned about his maturity level. Oh...and its not like they could go and check anyway because she didnt give them her name, his name, or a phone number.

    Age...maturity...Stephen Paddock was 64.
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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

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    a national data base for anyone to call about anyone they are concerned about

    if you encountered a crazy person, who was doing nothing wrong, but who you were concerned might need mental health assistance, who would you contact?

    as the OPs story reveals, it's not the local police. they are not equipped for it
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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    That is exactly how background check information is processed by law enforcement. They cannot arrest someone before they commit a crime. The mom knows he is crazy but law enforcement cannot accept that without a court judgment. Now if the mom had complained to Houston's democrat mayor that her son was involved in a religious cult of Bible thumpers, then the mayor could have gotten a court order to assemble a battalion of storm troopers followed by CNN reporters to raid the place and seize everyone's guns and put them on terrorist lists because of their religion coupled with their whiteness.

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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Does an immature young male with no firearms training, easily buying an AK-47 (variant I assume), concern you Josie?
    It's normal in the United States...9/11 and LEO is correct to say that's pretty normal, and not a yellow flag, much less a red flag.

    I mean, as a member of this society I'm horrified we allow it, and I'm very concerned that such individuals are so easily allowed to by such incredibly efficient killing machines. But as a matter of today's law, it's as American as Apple Pie.
    Shouldn't one of the first things we look at in the wake of an uptick of these shootings it MORE SECURITY ? I can't believe that public places are as vulnerable as they are. I've been around a little and I see better security in other countries. More armed police, more private security, tighter access to venues. We don't seem to be doing much of this, just complaining and beating the political horse to death.
    Malls, concerts, schools shouldn't have the choice to hire or not to hire protection.

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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    How can we fix it while at the same time ignore 2A? We've been stomping on the 2nd enough as is.
    If you can't see, you can't drive a car. If you're mentally unwell, you shouldn't be able to own a gun. We need to create a process whereby an individual's psychological fitness for owning a firearm can be evaluated.

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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSunRising View Post
    If you can't see, you can't drive a car. If you're mentally unwell, you shouldn't be able to own a gun. We need to create a process whereby an individual's psychological fitness for owning a firearm can be evaluated.
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    Re: Police were warned about El Paso shooter....by his mother

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Interesting. I still don't think that homicidal and suicidal people should own guns.

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