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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9 2013 8:14 p.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

We are told that James Holmes spent months buying (legally) an arsenal of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammo.

There were people who say now that they had concerns about Holmes' mental state but didn't know where they could report them.

People are not prohibited from packing guns legally until they have been convicted of a felony. But in many cases in which guns have been used in domestic violence, the shooter had a very long record of misdemeanors. The majority of gang bangers have not been convicted of a felony, but do have long misdemeanor records. They can pack legally.

Would a better solution be to change laws to include violent misdemeanors as a cause to remove the privilege of packing a gun?

Would a national data base tracking system that would record purchases of weapons and ammo be a way tip us off that someone is imitating Holmes in buying up an arsenal?

Would setting up a way for people to easily report someone who seems to be mentally imbalanced help?

There ARE sensible ways to solve this without confiscation of guns. We just need to find them.

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