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Published: Monday, Dec. 17 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Flashback
Kearns, UT

A national commission as proposed by Liberman will be a waste of time and money. What needs to be examined is the failure of the mental health system. In this case and in the case of the last few shootings. How would a commission have stopped this? Banning so called "assault weapons" wouldn't have prevented this. Banning ammunition wouldn't have stopped it. Banning high capacity magazines wouldn't have stopped this.

What would have stopped this is the mother have all her guns in a gun safe and the son not have access. I have a gun safe at home. All my guns are locked in there. The only people who have the combination are myself, my wife, and my oldest son who's in the Army. None of my other kids have access at all.

What might have stopped this? Bringing God and teaching good old fashoned right and wrong may have stopped this. Something you don't get in schools today. Yep, I'm saying bring back the good old fashoned Judeo/Christian ethic. Also ban violent video games.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Agree with much of what you said.

however, I DO feel that the gun being an "assault weapon" did contribute to the number of people killed.

"Bringing God and teaching good old fashioned right and wrong may have stopped this."

I have little doubt that either this kid knew this was wrong, or the mental illness clouded his judgement. I sincerely doubt that Religion would have prevented this.

Guns should be LOCKED UP. That is the first and easiest step.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@flashback
So all we need to deal with mental health issues is a belief in your version of a god?

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