I hate how people kill other people because they are sad if someone is giving you a hard time talk to the police or somebody with power like a teacher
I always wondered y ppl like him hav to kill other innocent ppl
Temari is so Cool
You hear about this sort of thing constantly here. It is becoming an ever increasing problem. When I was a child their was a shoot up at Kent State. People were shocked and appalled that such a thing could happen. Now it is so common, that some people don't even bat an eye when they hear about something like that.
It's sad and terrible that crimes like this have to happen. That fact that this sort of crime is on a startling increase, should ring some bells. At what point do we say enough is enough.
It's not that I'm afraid, it's just that this opened my eyes to what I didn't see before. You never really know. Your neighbor might be crazy who knows? I've always felt that you shouldn't live life in a box, afraid of the rest of the world and what it will do to you. So I agree with you 100%. Fear can ruin your life, and what people need is rationality and preparation.Originally Posted by Hassun
Yeah the hell it is. Not necessarily prevent, but it will decrease the chances of them happening.Umbriel, gun control probably isn't the most effective way of preventing these killing sprees.
Hello, how will you be able to shoot civilians when there is no gun to shoot them with?
Trolley Square Mall (another gun free zone). It was stopped because an off duty officer was carrying one anyway.
We need to get rid of gun free zones and stop giving criminals a free killing spree.
So we allow "law abiding" citizens to carry a gun. One father has one in is household "to protect" his family. Little does he know that he has a suicidal teenager who gets bullied at school. He knows where the gun is (even if his father thinks his hidden it well) and one day, he just clicks, get's sick of it all goes to school with it, kills people before turning it on himself.
Step back a bit and what would have happened if that father wasn't even aloud to have gun in the first place? At the worst the teenager would have just killed himself, but it would still save all those innocent students lives.
Of course you would be still able to get a gun if they really wanted to.
At least you know that the crazed teenager who just lost his job won't be able to get his hand on them. Then go out on a suicidal random whim and kill people because of it.
I'm not talking about the 'gangsta, gang, bike gang' killings. I'm talking about "law abiding" citizens that get crazed and shoot people because they are having a bad day, or saw the wife/husband cheating on them.
Aust had one major shooting incident. Just one. and as soon as that happened gun laws were tightened massively. And I recently read there are even laws to tighten it further.
We still have gun related deaths, but majority of times those people were involved in risky business or invovled in gangs. Majority of people probably wouldn't know where to start if they wanted one, bar stealing one from the cop shop or something. Kids wouldn't have access to a gun to shoot up a school.
It saddens me to know that it won't surprise me if something like this happens in American again. I don't see how putting stricter guns laws would hurt any one. As I said in my early post, if it only saves one kids from going to a school and shooting it up, then it was a good move.
Guns Save Lives (just one study of many.)
Lott found that concealed weapons laws caused violent crime to drop by 4.9 percent, murder by 7.7 percent, rape by 5.3 percent, and aggravated assault by 7.01 percent.
Also intriguing is Lott’s comparison of the effectiveness of different types of gun laws. Concealed weapons laws and enhanced sentencing regulations each decrease violent crime by 4 percent on a county level. At the state level, violent crime decreases by 10 percent after the adoption of concealed weapons laws.
Violent crime actually increases 2.3 percent and 10 percent on the county and state levels, respectively, after the adoption of mandatory waiting periods—the same waiting periods routinely touted as a “common sense solution.”Also you might want to consider that the rate of "hot crimes", those committed while the owner or resident is present, is app more then 4 times in Canada what it is in the US.Washington, DC banned handgun sales in 1977 and soon became the “murder capital of the United States.” Almost all areas that have banned handguns have similarly seen crime increase.
Now guess why.