Again? This is becoming a weekly event?
Skipping past the shock of it all for the sake of time, what can really be done?
I have already read over a lot of information about the shooting thus far, including the fact that the attacker had 5 guns and an armor vest on, from what I understand.
The question in these times is simply this: what can be done? Would gun control fix it? highly unlikely, since it’s usually the case that people capable of doing something like this have sociopathic tendencies that would allow them to get the equipment anyway. And even if gun control was super strict, there are still several other options available to perform attacks that have very little regulation.
What can be done? It’s not as if we can really do much to stop them if we cannot detect them. This type of thing is part of the reason why psychology has always been at the forefront of my interests…understanding the ins and outs of the brain is the only thing that can really solve issues like these, and as of yet the treatments that are available are usually only an option to those showing obvious symptoms and who also have people available to care for them. The state of our mental healthcare is poor, but this is due in large part to a lack of real understanding.
It’s horrible to say the least, but until enough progress is made in the field…it seems our hands are forcefully tied.
@gtur13, like @lytning91 said, it’s tragic that someone would do something like this, but there’s really nothing we can do to stop it. Prohibition of anything, including guns, would not solve anything. We don’t really know WHY these people blow up like this, being suicidal is one thing, but wanting to take 18 children with you is a whole other ball game. Hopefully psychology makes some improvements in the future but as of right now there’s nothing we can do but pray that it doesn’t happen again.
But my god…30 now confirmed dead, 20 of which were children. An entire class has yet to be accounted for.
The guy’s parents have been found dead in their separate homes.
Were there no signs of disturbance? It’s just so…horrendous.
Now is the time for America to seriously rethink its gun policy. It cannot be right that any nutjob can walk into store and buy a gun. As said in the original post: this sort of horrific tragedy is becoming all too regular.
Americans will say: ‘Oh, it says in the Constitution that we can bear arms. It’s our God-given right to own guns if we want to.’ Garbage. They didn’t have automatic guns when that was written. I believe the founding fathers would rewrite that part if they knew the number of manical gunnings that would come from it.
A stand has to be made. Shootings like this must be stopped.
This breaks my heart. I babysit a little girl and boy and they are so innocent. For such little lives to be taken so early, and such innocence being taken from those who survived, I just… I don’t know what to think of the world we live in sometimes.
we just need more emphasis on mental health.
but its a bit too far gone now. its a whole string of family mistakes, school bullying, psychological fuck-up media, movies, and games, a combination of extreme segregation from natural-selves and tendencies. Separation of families.
Our nation is slowly destroying what it is to be a human animal, and the more we rip and tear at our natural tendencies, the more of this shit it going to happen…
@stryder, Yea n like the war on drugs has rid this country of addiction. NO FUCKING WAY…I agree 100% with @ijesuschrist because there is not just one thing that will solve this. The problem is everywhere, and it all starts with education. Teachers suck, our education system is regulated by our dumb ass government that decides what these kids learn and truthfully most teachers dont give a shit for too many reasons. There needs to be an entire reform of society as a whole. Fuck that guy and anyone else looking to take a life.
@stryder, I think you could look at many other factors in those countries besides gun control that determines this…
I have a ton of illegal stuff in my house, cause I wanted it. If there is a will, there is a way… Making guns illegal would just drive people who want guns into a dark hole of society, surrounded by more sketchy people, not doing much for the whole scenario.
I’m all for it, but its not the root of the issue, here.
Gun control laws would make thinga much worse, taking guns out of the hands of innocent peopl teying to defend themselves and their families, while these socippaths won’t have any problem obtaining guns like they always do. China has the most strict gun control laws in the world going as far as not allowing anyone to privately own guns. Yet a man went into a school yesterday and stabbed 21 people to death. China also has had 7 mass school shootings in the last year as well as far far more mass murders throughout in the last five years.
Don’t be stupid and blame guns for what tyese people do. I’m sick of hearing people blame objects for the faults of humans. We don’t focys on why these people are acting these ways and juat write it off as “they got their guns too easily”. If you made guns illegal tonight, I could just as easily have five guns by tommorow morning. And now I know the innocent homeowners don’t have a gun and I can go in with my guns un-defended.
Lets instead put focus on the people, do more research into the mental make up and for the love of god, put more focus on forwarnings. I bet atleast a dozen people saw this shooting coming, maybe not as severe but saw some flwas in this kids mental state.
No! We don’t need stricter gun control laws to solve this problem, we just need to stop creating a society which produces fucking idiots. Make it a point today to take a good look at the way our society raises its people from a young age, the outdated and flawed belief systems we teach them, and the consumerism-driven culture we live in which causes a complete shutoff of any curiosity and/or creativity you once had as a child. Get your noses out of your phones and look around you. There’s a lot more going on!
Parenting. We should start off by parenting our kids to the right direction. Making sure your kids don’t fall into that path. I say give them the attention and time of day feeling wanted.
In all i guarantee you the shooter did not recieve that being an adoloescent.
If you want to make a mess, you look for the most fragile place to do it – school, hospital, public transport etc.
More gun control won’t work – more guns will work. Hard boil the softies. No one wants to risk their blaze of glory if Miss Perkins has a .45 magnum stashed in her desk and knows how to head-shot. It’s just embarrassing to charge in to a kindergarten school packing an uzi and get dropped before you can take out a 4 year old in the sand box.
Arm the masses, fight the soccerpaths!
Dunno if I’m entirely serious. Could be.
@stryder, I know you are smarter then to ask whether kids who dont know right from wrong should be allowed to have guns. There is an 18+ age limit for a reason, because we have learned that anyone under hasnt yet learned how to make educated decisions. But if you ask me if schools should have guns in storage somewhere, why not. Most sociopath are weak pathetic little bitches who look for easy targets. If they learned that schools now have guns, they wouldnt dare go near them.