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Q: So it was actually due to poor mental health protocols and not gun laws?

2 years 9 weeks ago in  Shopping - China

 
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It's a combination of poor mental health care and access to high capacity magazine, semi-automatic firearms. Anyone who thinks an AR-15 isn't an assault rifle is just playing semantics.

 

I also think that the media is playing a role in this. The infamy of being a school shooter is there to be had for anyone who wants it. Many people die on the streets of South Chicago everyday but the news media don't care. School shootings breed fear and fear gets ratings.

 

School shootings only account for a small portion of gun homicides in America but they elevate the level of fear in what is already a very fearful nation.

 

I am a gun owner but I do not think people should have access to firearms such as AR-15's or handguns.

 

 

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Off on a bit of a tangent on this Engteach.

Another one today. Nodody dead thankfully.

The BBC said a security guard shot the shooter.

The huff post said nowt about a security guard.

Fox said reports suggest a security guard stopped it.

Breitbart were out to lunch and said something about an assault rifle ban in Maryland.

CNN was going on about Stormy Daniels.

BBC seems to be the most neutral and factual. Reporting what they believe to be verified facts. They get it wrong sometimes of course, but all news outlets had access to the same info. Then they report different things.

This, in my view, is the real issue in the US, and to an extent, the world.

People can pick and choose what media to read and watch so that it matches what they believe.

Regarding the story you linked above, do you really want big Government with departments that talk to each other?

Or put it this way. I have had a few episodes in my life where my , how can I say, mental stabilly was a bit skewed. If I was a gun fan, no way would I have gone to the doc if he was in a position to take my guns away.

This whole mental heath thing is a deflexion. Its like this. On day of the shooting, its mental health. In court, the prosecution argues he is sane so can be executed.

Think about that. Would you be happy if this guy is determined insane and sent to a hospital without trial? Then after 10 years of tax payer funded treatment is released?

Or would you prefer he is declared sane, stands trial, and is sent to death row to await his injection?

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More like it was due to the FBI dropping the ball. He was reported several times and they did nothing. 

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It's a combination of poor mental health care and access to high capacity magazine, semi-automatic firearms. Anyone who thinks an AR-15 isn't an assault rifle is just playing semantics.

 

I also think that the media is playing a role in this. The infamy of being a school shooter is there to be had for anyone who wants it. Many people die on the streets of South Chicago everyday but the news media don't care. School shootings breed fear and fear gets ratings.

 

School shootings only account for a small portion of gun homicides in America but they elevate the level of fear in what is already a very fearful nation.

 

I am a gun owner but I do not think people should have access to firearms such as AR-15's or handguns.

 

 

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