Quoting the grace life:" I want change. I want more law abiding citizens to have their concealed and carry. Criminals will always have guns. "
Quoting the grace life:" Don't always trust the media either, law abiding citizens who carry guns DO help when able to... http://www.therightperspective.org/2012/12/16/gun-owner-confronted-oregon-mall-shooter/"
This happens a lot more often than people realize. It just doesn't get as much publicity.
Gun ownership is a HUGE deterrent. You can't measure what doesn't happen (typically).
my house was robbed with me there...i had a gun...i dont want to know what could of happened if i didnt. even if guns become illegal...bad people will still get them if they want them. then what do we do to protect ourselves? i dont think the law will change and im ok with it. it was a huge tragedy and i pray for all those families..nobody should have to go through that . Timothy Mcveigh didnt use a gun and killed 168 people injured 680 but we can still buy fertilizer and racing fuel and rent box trucks people are bad and will murder even without guns America needs harsher punishment and follow through with the death penalty instead of having people on death row for 30 yrs
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" This happens a lot more often than people realize. It just doesn't get as much publicity."
Oh, I know. Our media is ridiculous.
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Pretty Mama':</b>" After friday's tragedy - which I send out ... [snip!] ... was a gun that ended this tragedy, too. I want people to pick better partners so there is less single-parenting and divorce."
A stable home environment!!!!!
If someone with a gun came into the room with my PreK kids, I'm not sure I'd run over to grab my own gun to shoot. My mind wouldn't be on that at all, to be honest. It'd be to get the kids out of the way. I'm not sure having teachers carry guns in the classroom would help all that much. I think our instinct would still kick in and we'd simply want to cover our kids. If that makes sense.
The shooter stole the guns from his mother. If it weren't from her it would probably be from someone else. Or he could have made bombs.
I agree with others that its not so much about gun control, but diagnosing and treating mental health issues.
It's presumptuous to speak for your entire country, though. And I don't personally feel like this is something that needs to be jumped on before these babies are even laid to rest.
Quoting .Colleen.:" Here in CT there were never police or security on site at schools. Columbine did change that, but noone thought someone would target babies, ffs"
I'll never ever understanding wanting to hurt a child. There's a special place in hell if you ask me...
The second amendment is basically about the right to own guns and the right to form a malitia if we as a country of citizens decide to go to war with the government to protect our rights and freedoms.
I do not believe we need stricter gun laws, if they really try to ban guns- it won't happen.. There are too many people who won't allow it.
In no way did I mean to offend- what happened was aweful and a horrible tragedy, and everyone needs time to grieve, maybe obviously I should not of spoke for Canada- I do think the majority though is hoping for change, even if it is in getting better care for mental health. I'm not sure if it's true but I heard in the states you can buy a gun at a corner store, I think at very least where guns are sold should be at restricted stores- not corner stores where I'd bring my kids.
Honestly, I dont think the gun laws should change. Pyscho people will ALWAYS get their hands on one, regardless if its legal or banned. You think crazy people actually follow the law??? I would like to see something with mental health done, and I think that is where our problem really is.
Oh by the way someone posted about police officers not being in schools? I went to Manchester High in Manchester CT and we had atleast 3 police officers daily in our school, also when I went to middle school we had a police officer stationed there as well. I think thats something they should do, I'd gladly pay more $$ in taxes to have atleast 2 at each school depending on the size.
Quoting .Colleen.:" I don't think that is wise."
I agree. My son wont be going to private school, therefore I wont be hand picking his teachers. I get teachers we are given, I dont know them from Adam....and I went to school with some wack job teachers.
Security needs to be upped. I also agree these video games need to be stopped. I also can not understand for the life of me why Americas feel the need to protect themselves with guns.
But....Canadians...dont forget this did happen here, in Quebec. School shootings are a world wide problem.
For the families......I can not offer enough sympathy. This stroy and seeing the kids faces is horrible. I am so sorry for all effected.
I don't think it is a good idea at all for teachers to be permitted to carry guns. There are too many undiagnosed mental illnesses. With all the crimes that happen within schools, where the teachers are directly at fault, it certainly wouldn't be a good idea for them to have a weapon. In my opinion, it would be multitudes more dangerous than the odds of someone coming in from outside of school property to commit a crime of sorts.
Quoting .Colleen.:" While I am still having a crisis of faith, moreso now than ever. I can only hope that hell truly exists and offers eternal punishment and pain for this person."
*hugs* I'm always here if you want to talk about that kind of stuff, seriously.