What would stop school shootings? (By Megafun13 MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star 1 year ago)

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    1 year ago
    ico
    neither
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    1 year ago
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    tasneemm MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from New York, United States
    What christianr and MustaKrakish said.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    making the schools shoot the shooters
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    We should at least have sensible background checks, mental health exams, and gun training. And another thing, we should be doing more to help those who are mentally ill by making healthcare more affordable.
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    Give guns to kids. (Its a joke) If you make stricter laws, people will use knifes, explosives, and other things. We need no more laws against guns.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    IHaveNoIdea MaleGold MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    Cars are just as if not more dangerous than guns do people want to rid of them as well?
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    1 year ago
    ico
    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    It's a lot easier to conceal a gun than it is a car. Plus, GUNS ARE DESIGNED TO INJURE/KILL! Cars are a mode of transportation that are not designed to be used as a weapon. Unless some maniac mods his car to have deadly weapons attached/installed.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    IHaveNoIdea MaleGold MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    Please tell me which is most stupid someone being armed in public or someone texting and driving not paying attention to their surroundings putting everyone in their driving area at risk
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    1 year ago
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    There are laws against texting and driving. Being armed in public is legal if you have a permit. And the permits are FAR too easy to obtain.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    IHaveNoIdea MaleGold MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    It doesn't keep people from doing it
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    1 year ago
    ico
    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    At least the lawmakers aren't trying to remove any and all regulations against it like they are with guns. And people who get caught doing it before the can cause an accident are punished. The same can't be said about guns. At least not as much. And like I said, if the far right gun nuts had their way there would be NO regulations on guns whatsoever! In places like Texas, there is controversy over store/restaurant owners prohibiting open carry of ASSAULT WEAPONS in their establishments. That is how little regulations there are in some places, that they have to fight to NOT have high powered weapons all over the place.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    CatIover FemaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Florida, United States
    Finally, something we agree on.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    Ok, let's treat guns the way we treat cars. You'd have to pass a written exam before getting a learner's permit. A learner's permit has restrictions, such as not being able to fire at night, and having to have someone with a license accompany you. You will need to pass a difficult field exam in order to get your license, where it's easy to get a demerit. If you get too much demerits in the exam, tough luck! We should also have those guns be as expensive as cars! Every year, you will need to have your gun inspected, and when your license expires, you will need to renew it again.
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    People who own guns should have to not only pass a very rigorous test to get a permit to own a gun, but have proof of adequate safe storage for the gun at all times that it is not in use. If they can't afford the proper storage for the gun, then tough shît! No gun for them! If the problem is others getting a hold of the gun that causes these shootings, then the legal owners of the guns should have to be required to have somewhere secure to store them.
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    "Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Guns defend people against people with smaller guns." Stan Smith
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    1 year ago
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    The problem with that is it doesn't matter the size of the bullet, if it hits the right spot, you're dead.
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    TalcumPowder FemaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Cheshire East, United Kingdom
    I suggest heavily cutting gun production and outlawing certain types
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    CrazyxHorse1 MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Connecticut, United States
    Last time I knew, people kill people!
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    1 year ago
    ico
    Megafun13 MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Illinois, United States
    Water, Lighting, mountains, and more have killed people.
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    1 year ago
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    But guns make it infinitely easier to do so. Unless you're a trained martial arts expert, doing the job by hand can take long enough for someone to stop you. Guns make it nearly effortless to kill someone. Just the small movement of a finger is all it takes to pull a trigger that fires the gun that shoots the bullet that ends someone's life.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    CrazyxHorse1 MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Connecticut, United States
    Still, it's the person's choice to kill.
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    1 year ago
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    Exactly, and the fewer people that have guns, the fewer the number of gun related deaths. We need to have stricter control over who has access to something this deadly.
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    1 year ago
    ico +2
    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    And MUCH more severe punishment for those who violate them. I'm talking about mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison without any chance of early release for those who violate these laws.
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    lets just all use our fist the old fashioned way
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    1 year ago
    ico
    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    .... Now when you say old fashioned...
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    Problem isn't the gun. It's the crazy idiots who manage to get a hold of them. There be stricter back ground checks.
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    1 year ago
    ico +3
    YomokoGirl FemaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from North Holland, Netherlands
    These kids are mostly bullied into doing this sh*t. No kid just decides to shoot up a school. Maybe the solution is to reach out to youth instead of being stricter towards background checks?
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    1 year ago
    ico +2
    That could work. A survey should be issued that studies previous school shootings and find what they had in common.
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    What about in cases like Sandy Hook? I realize that was more due to lack of security but that's still caused by a crazy person getting a hold of a gun. It had nothing to do with one of the kids getting a gun. And it's not just schools that get shot up, it's movie theaters and malls and churches. Stricter gun control laws wouldn't get rid of ALL the mass shootings, but not everyone who would do a shooting has a connection to the black market to get a gun if they can't obtain one legally. Even if it only stops a few from happening, that would still be that many fewer lives lost to gun wielding lunatics. You'd have to be brain dead to think that banning something entirely would fix all the problems associated with it, but to use that as an excuse to do nothing about it like they are doing with the gun laws is just completely stupid. Doing SOME good, even if it's only a little bit, is still better than taking no action at all.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    Sandy Hook occurred because Adam Lanza was mentally unstable, and stole a gun from a relative. That's the thing most anti-gunners seem to be ignoring: The firearms used for shootings are mostly either stolen or illegally purchased. Shootings in England and France are good examples of this.
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    1 year ago
    ico +2
    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    Which is why it needs to be more difficult for people who have the guns stolen from them to get them in the first place. They need to prove they can keep it in a secure location when it is not in use and won't be accessible to people around them who might use it to commit a crime. The background checks should involve listing people who you are associated with in any way that could possibly give them access to a gun you own if they are in any way mentally unstable. Failure to list someone who this applies to that ends up with your gun somehow and commits a crime with it would result in the owner of the gun being charged with the same charges as the person who committed the gun related crime as well as a charge of negligence on their part to keep their gun out of the hands of those who are unfit to wield a gun/likely to commit a crime with it. As for cases of people who have their gun stolen by a stranger who they don't even know, the will have a lighter sentence but will still be penalized with a felony charge of negligence. Like I said before, it's not a perfect fix, but it has the potential to save lives by making guns less accessible to lunatics. If the type of regulation I just described is put into place, the main thing left to deal with is those who obtain guns illegally. They just need to crack down on those people like they do with drug rings, but with more manpower and have the penalty for being involved in the illegal arms trade be a mandatory life sentence without the chance of parole until after 50 years. That would deter at least a few people from it. Again it's not a total solution, it's about REDUCING the rate of the problem.
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    So you're essentially saying that we should make it harder for law-abiding citizens to obtain firearms even if they don't have any malevolent intentions just on the off-chance that someone might steal it from them and use it to commit a crime? That's blaming people for something that is someone else's fault. It's like drilling some holes into the hull of a ship, trying to sail in it, and then blaming the ship when it starts to sink.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    i agree 100%
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    tasneemm MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from New York, United States
    By that logic, you can say that airport security is making it harder for law-abiding citizens just on the off-chance that someone tries to hijack the plane. It sucks, but it has to be done in order to save lives.
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    1 year ago
    ico +1
    CatIover FemaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Florida, United States
    obviously, but the NRA makes too much money so this will be unlikely. Instead, they are locking all the doors so you need a key when you have to pee.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    LETS GIVE GUNS TO KIDS