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Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
Dec 17th '12

I don't think Canada and America can be compared. In fact, I don't think America can be compared to much of the developed world. Our population is so massive and diverse, whereas places like Canada are not as large and diverse as the U.S. Of course, a place like ours with over 300,000,000 people are going to have more incidences, as you've mentioned OP.



But I do think America is way too gun obsessed, and it is crazy easy to get a gun here in the U.S. I wouldn't mind making it harder or having some more gun regulation. I have no problems with guns themselves, but I feel like America as a whole abuses them.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" OMgosh, you can't even place the correct blame?? What is WRONG with people!!?? Let's change the scenario. ... [snip!] ... "Hey, can you hang on a second while I get the keys to my safe to open it and get my gun." You can't see how stupid that is??"


To play devil's advocate, if I knew that my child had a mental illness, I would not have any guns in the household. Not saying that she knew, but if she did, she should have removed them so that her child wouldn't have such easy access to murderous weapons.

Mom.to.PoohBear 1 child; Michigan 2404 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" To play devil's advocate, if I knew that my child had a mental illness, I would not have any guns in ... [snip!] ... she knew, but if she did, she should have removed them so that her child wouldn't have such easy access to murderous weapons."

She had to have known, the father knew.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting Mom.to.PoohBear:" She had to have known, the father knew. "


He did?



Sad situation. I hate to sound heartless, but I can say as a mentally ill person that I should not be allowed any access to guns and if she knew how ill he was, she is partially to blame for this incident.



*Heads for cover*

Mom.to.PoohBear 1 child; Michigan 2404 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" He did? Sad situation. I hate to sound heartless, but I can say as a mentally ill person that I should ... [snip!] ... be allowed any access to guns and if she knew how ill he was, she is partially to blame for this incident. *Heads for cover*"

I agree.

Mom.to.PoohBear 1 child; Michigan 2404 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" Realistically, illegal guns are responsible for the day to day gun violence on the streets in the US. ... [snip!] ... they can to carry out their plans. There is a huge difference between the crimes committed with legal guns and illegal guns."

That's a good point. I'm interested to know how much planning went into this particular shooting. My problem with guns is the fact that they are made with the purpose of killing people (besides hunting guns), so it makes me extremely uncomfortable that someone can go into a Walmart and buy weapon that is designed to kill people. I don't know what the solution is for the illegal guns on the streets...

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" Realistically, illegal guns are responsible for the day to day gun violence on the streets in the US. ... [snip!] ... they can to carry out their plans. There is a huge difference between the crimes committed with legal guns and illegal guns."


I agree with this in general.