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  •  The time is now (11+ / 0-)

    We all got outraged on 9/11.  19 Muslim men ruined thousands of lives.  We went to 2 WAR’s because of that attack.  Now we have White American Men (probably Christian and Libertarian/Conservative) shooting up America’s society.    In the later case we in America get  what we call for NEWS, ranting about comments by Bob Costas, and anyone else demanding Gun Control.

    Shut and lock all school doors, except the front door.  Man it with metal detectors and send the bill to the NRA.  Oh, that would infringe on your freedom?  What Freedom?  What about all those children’s Right To Life and their Freedom?

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” --Napoleon Bonaparte

    by Paddy999 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 04:20:11 PM PST

    •  The shooter was 20 (7+ / 0-)

      Who knows if he was a Christian or not.  The fact is, a lot of these shootings happen because youth in their late teens through their mid 20's have psychotic breaks.  There needs to be a whole lot more research on that, and we need to be creating the sort of mental health access and awareness that can head off at least some of these events.  And we need to be thinking very carefully at how to keep these weapons out of the hands of young males who are at risk of these sorts of breaks.  My preference would be for much tighter gun controls.  But regardless of whether that comes to pass, our society - parents, peers, police, health professionals - everyone who might have had some interaction with the shooter - should be more prepared in future to predict and intervene.  Maybe that's unrealistic but it seems we need some combination of much more robust mental health services, better knowledge, and some serious controls on assault weapons.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 04:51:57 PM PST

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