Something needs to be done, banning guns or certain types of guns will do nothing to help.
There you go again acting as if the criminal has to go through this required process. They are circumventing processes now. He (the few) willing to commit mass murder will not be who you stop. You're arguing for a solution that isn't. It has nothing to do with people throwing their hands up in the air and saying "I want my guns despite the cost in lives". Your premise is flawed, and your conclusion is a myth. What mental illness isn't treated as a disease? Are you saying criminal behavior anchored in mental illness shouldn't be treated as crime? That's exactly what gets some people back on the streets and committing crime. You really do have a youthful utopian view of the world.
I'd hate for you to be a crime victim. But I seriously think if you're ever on the seriously ugly end of a crime, you're not going to enjoy being in court listening to the mental illness defense. You're actually going to develop a serious distaste for bleeding hearts that free a disturbed person, only to look at their government to "do something with them.". Culture is creating the increased crime we live in. It's also creating the mental illness. Steer your rage toward exterminating these cultures.
Don't smart me with your "typical" crap. How are you interrupting crime with a new mental illness approach? Doctors across America eagerly await your discovery.
Deinstitutuionalism has shifted the mentally ill from treatment centers to prisons. AND every one of those you mentioned had legal guns, yes? Thats the point.
And I must be ignorant because I am unclear about this "culture" that is the root of our country's ills. Is it the "culture" that has saturated our country with easy to get guns or the culture politicians so beholden to the NRA and its supporters that they refuse to have a conversation about guns even though most Americans agree that something needs to be done. Again, while kids, cops and other innocents are killed, our Congress is debating the national crisis that is internet porn. I bet all of the shooting victims would rather the shooters be at home, on the internet.
The reason we have overcrowded prisons is a cultural problem in the US. The problem with low self esteem, social disorders, drug addiction, horrendous moral values, lack of respect for others... creates intense degradation of mental stability. And it is a cultural problem. It has nothing to do with the NRA. You clamor on and on that we have an epidemic problem with killing children and cops... but leave behind the daily murders utilizing weapons you haven't addressed - all due to a cultural issue - particularly in our black communities. Do you think black communities disproportionately have classic mental illness? Classic? No way. That's racist. Black communities do have quite a few American sociopathic problems - all cultural related. It's not just their culture clash... it's an Americal cultural clash... fostered by politics. And it has absolutely nothing to do with the NRA.
We have never had an epidemic problem with mass killing of children. We have never had an epidemic problem with mass killing of cops. We have always had an epidemic problem with culture in America. If you'll agree to set up Congress on an honest exploration of the cultural depravity in America... another useless adventure for your beloved government to solve... I'll contact them about exploring how to eliminate weapons that walk around killing innocent people in mass.
they could put those engine start breath devices standard in every car. they claim they cannot because it is too expensive, but if every single vehicle gets one, I cant help but think the price would go down. most new cars now seem to have Sirius XM radius, even if the car owner doesn't want to subscribe, how much did that cost instead?
but I get your point, and you are definitely right, good example
These incidents are just like any other terrorist attack across the world. They want the situation to escalate, because the worst things get, the more people they can recruit for their cause. Meanwhile WE fight about blaming gun control, Obama, Trump, "libtards: cops etc and the news just wants rating.
We have to stop the finger pointing and enough people have to get together and figure out how to stop this foolishness.
P.S. do I have doubts that some lawful gun owners who claim to be pro-2nd amendment fully understand the amendment, yes. and I don't think any amendment is more important than any other, nor any life more important than any other.
To me...and this is going to be roundly unpopular, but I really don't care...this is chickens coming home to roost. It's tragic, I get that. Police officers do not deserve to lose their lives while in the line of duty. I will never condone that. But...racism does exist, and is a major reason why this is happening. I know that no one wants to hear it...but racist, ____ed up things, have happened and continue to happen to this very day. The proliferation of guns in this country are 100% a reaction to racial tension. See the video below for a fun look at why this is happening. (kiss my ___ if you don't like the source)
In that same vein, if black people are tired of how they are being treated in this country, maybe it's time for them to be responsible for themselves. The perpetual victim role solves nothing. And this is not a blanket indictment of black people in general. I know there are black people who do not act this way, and try to live a normal life, regardless of what their ancestors went through, and regardless of what people think of them because of their skin color before knowing who they are as a person.
It's a ____ty situation all around. Neither side is innocent or guilty. This is 300+ years of stupidity coming to a head. Their is no easy solution, and possibly no solution at all. And some people think I'm crazy for not owning a gun.
The good cops and leaders need to come out against the bad ones and the same for black leaders.
Police departments lack a lot of funding in in the community outreach department and all this is going to accomplish is that any more funding is going to go to further militarization of the police force (Which is good for no one, ESPECIALLY the black community. ) But wait..isn't that what the second amendment is written for???