So many people seem irrational and illogical about the mass murder issue

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    Only one issue caused this tragedy yet most of you are going on and on about everything from guns to newspapers.

    Mental capacity is the only issue that matters. All else is nothing more than politics and personal agendas.

    An AR15 doesn't kill unless the trigger is pulled. And even then it doesn't fire any faster than most pistols.

    Movies don't kill ever.

    Video games don't kill ever.

    Media doesn't kill ever.

    Sane people don't kill unless forced to.

    The mentally challenged kill for seemingly any reason.



    But by all means lets focus on everything but the illness.
     
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    I guess this thread will die as it's just too rational
     
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    The gun control people want so-called assault weapons and hi-capacity magazines banned. That may well be mostly symbolic as opposed to being a substantive solution to the problem,

    HOWEVER,

    the gun rights extremists want no such things done, period,

    BUT

    the gun rights extremists have absolutely nothing of substance to offer as an alternative,

    THEREFORE,

    their position is essentially to do nothing.

    The problem is, the mainstream of America will not settle for doing nothing in the face of these repeated horrific tragedies.

    Advice to gun rights people, come up with viable alternatives to banning guns that mainstream America will accept, and that will ultimately work,

    or be resigned to seeing your gun rights narrowed.
     
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    I agree that it would be nice if people would actually put forth a proposal instead of just making statements that are light on substance but heavy with implication. Ay a minimum, people who own dangerous weapons should be held responsible for their misuse.
     
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    Everything's temporary......


     
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    It's all bullshit, If conservatives ever came to the table willing to actually take a even a BB gun away from any mentally ill person I would probably fall over in disbelief.
     
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    Mass murders account for 1% of all murders.

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    For those of you who can't do the math

    71,945 murder victims

    774 of those were in so called mass murders

    774/71945 = .0107 or 1.07%

    funny how USA today calls mass murders "frighteningly common"
     
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    Connecticut has had an assault weapons ban since 1994 identical to the federal ban...it never sunset.
     
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    The most predominat thing to have prevented this is if the mother had been wise enough to lock those damn weapons up. If anything we need laws that hold the registered owners of guns responsible for whatever happens to those guns. If mom was alive I'd put her ass in prison.
     
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    I won't even pass that judgment since I don't know how she stored her guns.
     

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