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Old 08-04-2019, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Shouldn't this be a question for the various law enforcement agencies?

 
Old 08-04-2019, 09:49 AM
 
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I'm not a gun owner, but someday I hope to be one by moving out of New York City. What happened here is that we as a society need to do a better job with managing mental health. We have a mental health crisis here in America, especially in white America in which the government has ignored in the past 30 years such as the opioid crisis. We also have 50 years of feminism which alienated men out of the work and sexual market place. All of this that I mentioned is resulting in a power keg causing mainly white males and others to explode in rage. This stuff is not funny either. Removing guns, or eliminating the 2nd Amendment mainly proposed by the modern day Social Justice left wont solve mass shootings and active shooting scenarios. Persons can easily use knives, chemicals or bombs,vehicles to inflect harm on multiple levels. We as a society need to fix mental health, and those democrat candidates nor Trump are talking about mental health.

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Old 08-04-2019, 09:56 AM
 
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In all seriousness, get involved w/ your community.


The absence of responsible gun ownership in the public conversation really has created a schism.


Unfortunately, the main spokesbody is the NRA which doesn't have a glistening reputation.


I, an Economics grad democrat who votes Green party because the major parties have really just completely lost my intellectual interest, will probably purchase a gun and join the responsible gun owners club and note the significant lack of presence and receptiveness of new members.


As far as what you can do about mass shootings directly, I don't know. There's not much you really can do aside from identify organizations working to resolve the tipping points of them (mental health, religious and racial division, economic stress, misinformation) and provide volunteering, financial or community support for them.
This is a great observation.


I'm not sure what gun control laws would help, deter, or cut back on this gun violence. We don't have much opportunity to have meaningful discussions, analysis of that because of the lines drawn in the sand by both sides.

I don't understand the need for a gun to feel safe but I respect the right of others to own one for protection, recreation,
I don't want to ruin it for responsible citizens and I wish we could talk about it candidly without either side becoming so defensive and antagonistic to the other side.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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I'm at a loss here.
Continue being a responsible legal gun owner. Train consistently. Get a CCW to protect yourself and your family against all of the unhinged crazies out there looking to do this type of harm. The trend is going to continue so you can either be a sitting duck or at least give yourself a fighting chance.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 09:59 AM
 
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I'm at a loss here.
Lock up every insane person that wants to do harm to others?
 
Old 08-04-2019, 10:01 AM
 
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I'm not sure what gun control laws would help, deter, or cut back on this gun violence.

Gun control laws would do nothing in the United States. There are around 400,000,000 firearms already in civilian possession. Confiscation attempts would be met with a civil war.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 10:01 AM
 
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So what do we as responsible gun owners do about mass shootings?
Don't commit one. The end.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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Lock up every insane person that wants to do harm to others?
all for it
 
Old 08-04-2019, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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By the time high school came I was not interested in school activities. I think I did one Homecoming float meeting and would goto maybe two football games a year. But to be fair, I was active in Boy Scouts. And when I say active, I mean Order of the Arrow and my troop as an Eagle Scout with silver palm.

Then again my school didn't do much of anything. We had a junior trip, junior banquet, a homecoming football game, senior awards dinner and senior prom. I went stag to my prom. As I said though, I had friends from boy scouts. Hell, some of my closest friends were from those days, not school. I realize 17 is too late for that, but know school isnt the only thing for young adults to have active interests in.

To anyone on here with children or grandchildren in Scout ages, I would still look into the program. Many units allow girls now too.
I cannot think of one activity that was a better use of your time then shooting for Eagle Scout! Congratulations to you! That’s an enormous accomplishment. Every guy I knew who achieved that honor is a solid, hard-working guy today: my friend Rob is an Eagle Scout and has no sons, but is a Scout Leader so he can give back.

My MIL is a retired educator with a doctorate in Education and her simple motto for happy healthy teenaged boys was and still is this: busy boys are better boys.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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Gun control laws would do nothing in the United States. There are around 400,000,000 firearms already in civilian possession. Confiscation attempts would be met with a civil war.
LOL!!! Again with the civil war?

No, not realistic. Maybe a civil war of Twitters.
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