LAST EDITED ON Oct-03-17 AT 07:15 PM (MST)
2 main points stand out after 60+ replies.
1) Something needs to be done
2) There will always be guns
If guns were illegal but RPGs were, he would have used RPGs. If guns and RPGs were illegal, he would have crashed a plane, put an explosive in a big rig...something. But why?
Simple, just like our ISIS incidents and every incident that has happened this guy was batchit crazy! All mass killers and a percentage of murderers are friggin crazy! These are people with mental issues who have become lethally delusional which should bring us to the real point.
If 20% of the United States suffers from some form of mental illness what can the civil populace do to prevent those sufferers from access to firearms until they are deemed sane. All in a manner that does infringe on sane legal owners. If someone here is advocating that the mentally ill should own firearms, please speak on their behalf.
It seems so ridiculous considering we insist that "legal" fireworks have a Safe & Sane warning sticker. Maybe that should be the test, if you end up in the E.R. from using legal fireworks as a minor you are banned from gun ownership for life.
Really cannot fault the Gun Dealers they did their due diligence. The shooter like so many had never committed a crime, something just snapped justifying in his mind such evil acts were rational.
Personally I'm no fan of black guns with high cap clips, especially those with auto conversion mags. That being said I fully support those law abiding responsible folks that own them. After all strip all the bells and whistles off a black gun and what do you really have?
The only saving grace is that this guy was not trained well with this weaponry. If he had been well-trained or even a combat vet the body count would have been higher.
Fact is you could go to shorter clips. They did it in Cali and the world did not end. But ask yourself this question, if a motivated experienced shooter had access to 100 filled 5 clip mags how long would it take them to get out all 500 shots off with a..bolt-action? Yeah, not very long, huh?
When it comes to black guns things like high cap clips or perhaps special licensing with extensive reference application changes that are held in a database only accessible by FISA warrant could do the job. Maybe even a mandated revenue neutral training course via a federal program by a FFAM for on-sight psychological review too.
I do wholeheartedly agree with Nemont & Ocho, other than praying, some actual thing needs to be done, something has to change. We are stuck in a rut with way too many innocent people injured or dying.
Just spit-balling on doing things in order to protect law abiding citizens. Fact is most law abiding gun owners don't even a Rambo gun. Of those that do 98% seem to do so responsibly without committing a mass killing...or any killings.
Screw the NRA's politics on conversion set-ups to skirt the law, this is a real problem. It calls for progressive action which is exactly why the NRA political strings on the far right are always being yanked.
Hey NRA how's has the do-nothing approach exactly worked out since 1977?