ANOTHER mass shooting? TIme to grow up folks; HOW do we address this?

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  1. bucs90
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    For all the billions we spend fighting cavemen in the Middle East, we seem to forget we have HUGE threats right here at home, and we need to grow up and start addressing it. This is getting fucking ridiculous. Every single day we have shootings, and it seems weekly we have mass shootings.

    Its time to grow the fuck up and address it. How? I dont know, but some suggestions:

    Mental Health- The mental health community has seen massive budget cuts. We used to house and care for the mentally unstable. Now, we rarely do. When a whacko is showing suicidal or homicidal behavior, they call the cops. And being crazy isn't illegal. So they get evaluated by a doctor overnight, then released the next day. Until something like this pops off. And btw- all studies show that suicidal people are also the most homicidal. So addressing our out of control mental health crisis is first.

    PILLS- For all the drug dealers we put in jail, the WORST drug dealers are named "Doc". The drug companies and doctors are pushing a fucking pill for everything. Humans in the US never learn to cope with human emotions, because they drug us up. When our kids grow up medicated, they never learn to deal with real emotions and one day they snap. All these chemicals aren't meant to mix in the human body, but watch TV- you'll be offered a new drug for any ailment you imagine.

    Police- We need to continue the push for training cops that started after Columbine. We once just held a perimeter and waited for SWAT, like a hostage deal. No more. Now, all SWAT teams and many normal patrol officers are trained in "active shooter" training, which is literally military CQB training....teaching the cops to become the hunter and go after to KILL the shooter, not contain it. However, you dont teach a dog to fight then scold him for being aggressive. If we want Barney Fife out there, we're fucked. So if we are gonna hire and train cops to fight this shit, they're gonna be out there, ready, every day in many towns that will never see a mass shooting. But they might see one, and need to be ready. So lets not bitch when we get cops that have a bit of an aggressive streak. You cant have it both ways.


    GUN CONTROL- Im a 2nd amendment guy. But we can have better common sense rules. This guy took the guns...from what I heard...his mother. Guns MUST be secured so only the owner can access them. We need wait periods. We need extensive background checks.

    Would it be impossible to do this: A national gun owners license, like a driver's license??? You must take a yearly, FREE, mental evaluation to renew your gun license. Make it $50 to renew the license (eval is free) and put that money towards mental health funding. You get your yearly gun owner's license, and you can own your guns. Fail the test, and you have 1 month to turn them in, or, have a family member with a license provide proof that they have taken the guns over (so the elderly wont have to lose their lifelong guns and family can take them over).



    Or, we can wait for more dead kids and bitch about it.
     
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    simple, remove guns from society. thats what the rest of the world does and we dont have the problems you do. only the police and armed forces need guns, some can have rifles to hunt if they are licenced and strictly controlled but thats it.


    ps - your constitution doesnt even give you the right to bear arms, it says a well regulated militia, that is not individuals, just clever lawyers were able to argue it could be interpreted as individuals, thats why thousands get shot dead every year in america.
     
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    Really a gun owners license, really? More kids are killed by parents and caretakers, when you license all of them, get back to me.
     
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    BallsBrunswick Fair and Balanced

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    Meh, I'm really struggling to care about this.
     
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    As passed by the Congress:

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:


    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
     
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    Reports indicate that the firearms used by the killer were registered to his mother, not the shooter. Registration and licensing are clearly not the solution, in addition to being potentially Constitutionally burdensome.

    And we hear the same from conservatives with regard to the right to privacy and abortion – and it’s just as irrelevant.
     
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    Move back to God.
     
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    exactly, individuals owning guns mentioned nowhere at all
     
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    erm what about if you had gun laws that meant his mother didnt have a gun, jesus christ are all americans this stupid ?
     
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    So should everyone be allowed to have personal nuclear weapons?
     
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