We want answers, there are none

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    What we need to admit to, even though we don't want to, is there is tragedy in life. It happens, whether we or a loved one are hit by a falling boulder, or shot by someone that has snapped. Nothing we can do can keep these things from happening in the future. Nothing, unless we wish to confine ourselves and our loved ones inside 4 walls from now until eternity. And what kind of life would that be? Even then disease can strike, a tornado, etc. And the odds are actually in our favor that none of the above will happen.

    What we can do is cherish life and each and every day we have with all those around us and teach our young to do the same, then if those odds of tragedy does indeed strike, we can rest with a small amount of peace that we did not waste time on what really didn't matter in the larger scheme of things.
     
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    Good post and very accurate.

    There is not one simple solution. And we cannot protect everyone everyday all the time.

    We all want a quick, simple answer, but it doesn't exist.

    Didn't Columbine occur DURING the assault weapons ban?
     
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    Because the real answer is that we need to learn to govern ourselves. We need to stop looking to others to protect us and protect ourselves. We need to change our hearts and the hearts of our children so they don't have this total disregard for human life. We need to make our lives less violent and put less violence in our brains. We need to change the culture in our society, not by passing laws, but by changing ourselves.

    It's much easier to just pass a law than it is to do that. Passing laws wont fix the problem. people stepping up can.
     
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    I am sick at heart from talking about this for days on end.
     
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    Disaffected youth + violent video games + easy access to assualt weapons = massacre
     
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    If that was the case, then all disaffected youth would be committing massacres almost daily.

    But hey, never let a good crisis go to waste, right?
     
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    Think back to before the radio, tv, etc. If something like this happened 500 miles away, odds are you didn't hear about it. And because they didn't hear it they didn't attempt to erect walls around themselves or their loved ones and people continued to enjoy life, hopefully to its fullest, rather than shirking in fear every time they or a loved one ventured out.

    Life is what it is. Rather than continue to react in fear we need to learn to enjoy it, live it fully and to help give those within our care the ability to do the same. We need to quit being reactionary.

    Look at our schools today, already, due to just a very few incidents over the years (not here, mind you), they have become literally prison-like. In our county, they are surrounded by tall fences, officers in the building, plastics for silverware, no recess, all due to keep them safe from a perceived mad man/woman that might happen upon them.
    How is that to live? How is that teaching our kids people are inherently good? It isn't. It is giving them the feeling that they will encounter evil at each every turn. They are taught everything should also be fair in life, when life just isn't, and they begin to perceive that they can trust noone, and then have no coping skills when you remove them from these walls we have surrounded them with.
     
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    and yet the odds are against that happening, aren't they when we look at the statistics?

    I personally do not like the violence I see portrayed as 'fun', but do not think of it as the catalyst of a mentally ill person going off.
     
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    Nonsense. All that is needed to avoid tragedy is to give all our wealth and power to government.
     
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    You+internet+keyboard+lack of education = Chris.
     

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