Don't try to slough this off on the 'hollywood people'. The
violence you decry in contemporary movies sells well in the heartland, or they
wouldn't make it. Same with the video games. Gotta hand it to the liberal
crowd, they know what the audience wants and how to make a buck providing it to
them. Good old capitalism. But, we're a sick society thinking we can just
set everyone up to be able, capable and willing to kill one another and peace
will ensue. But it sells well in the heartland.
I heard on the radio yesterday that more lives have been saved by ordinary
citizens displaying or using guns in the few days since this tragic event that
during it. I'm all for keeping guns out of the hands of mentally disturbed
individuals who show antisocial behavior. But it's ridiculous to think
that stopping law-abiding citizens from owning handguns will do anything to
reduce crime. We already have thousands of gun control laws on the books.
Maybe it's time we get serious about locking up dangerous individuals.
People who are looking to commit mass murder gravitate toward so-called gun free
zones, such as a schools and certain churches. It reminds me of a yard sign I
saw in a photograph the other day. It said something such as, "Attention
Burglars: This home is protected by owners who own and know how to use guns.
The house to your left is owned by a family that does not own guns and do not
believe in using them to protect life, liberty or property."
Sorry Doug, I do remember shooting at dinosaurs in Jurrasic Park with large
capacity shotguns. Don't know if they killed any but the got shot at.Sad what has happened to Joel. A properly trained concealed carry
permit holder in that bar might have saved his brothers life. Again, the gun
wasn't at fault. The person firing it was.
Go to the Salt Lake Tribune's website and find Val Bagley's cartoon
from yesterday. It perfectly nails a large part of the problems we face.
Don't blame this on "the liberal crowd".WE only want personal
responsibility for gun owners.And to those who claim that
"another gun in the bar would have saved lives: -- remember Tucson, two
years ago, when Gabby Giffords was shot and many killed?There were several
concealed weapons carriers in that crowd, and NONE of them stepped up to save a
life. They ran away.PLUS....if you take out a gun, you just become
"a second shooter".Don't let your testosterone do your
thinking for you.
old school says: "Maybe it's time we get serious about locking up
dangerous individuals". I don't know numbers but many of the mass
shootings are done by those with serious mental illness. Is the answer,then, to
put the mentally ill in with the criminal element? ... after a shooting
incident. Or do you lock up those with mental illness who have aggressive
thoughts? Or just the mentally ill who are suspected of displaying some kind of
odd behavior? There are thousands upon thousands of mentally ill
people who are homeless or live by themselves or in apartments with others or
with families ... maybe just a few doors down, and the perfect storm hasn't
gathered itself enough to influence a paranoid schizophrenic who hasn't
even been identified ... by anyone. I'm not so sure (well I am
so sure) that its not an easy answer. How much responsibility does a paranoid
schizophrenic - or one with PTSD, have for their behavior. I don't think
the answer about responsibility is quite so cut and dried. Anger towards that
population is far too swift and self righteous. "We've met the enemy
and it is us"
Why do we need reporters soap boxing their slant on anything? It's a known
fact they print what they are told. I can guarantee you the Communist agenda
being shoved down our throats is not the answer. A nut job uses an object
to cause harm and we focus on the object. REALLY. If that makes sense lets ban
Suburu's . It's not the nut job driving it's the car. Let's
ban cutlery, axes, lawn mowers and yes large soda drinks and salt. We know where
you are coming from.Thanks for your shallow drivel DOUGy But it's
not your fault; it's the key board's.