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Both sides are at fault for politicizing this, but I don't think gun control would have prevented this. I also don't think looser gun laws would have either (to some extent).

I think that the mental health of far too many mass shooters has come into question for there to not be a real problem in that arena. It won't solve everything, but nothing does. Addressing mental health issues will help more than anything else.
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS I completely agree.

Mental Health issues are viewed as "diseases" by name and meaning. When someone thinks of a disease, they think contagious, stay away from that person. The same is happening to those suffering from mental health conditions that could be treated, better understood, or managed if they were appropriately addressed/recognized.
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SFC Kenneth Hunnell
SFC Kenneth Hunnell
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First thing, Guns do not kill, it is the index finger that pulls the trigger. You can create all the laws you want, you will still get the same result. As far as mental health goes, you can have someone with the stability of a rock and still crack.
When you have an individual that is about to crack, someone would know. Keep an eye on them.

You can't legislate morality.
If you supposedly control weapons or guns. The only ones that will obey the rule of the day is the law abiding citizen.
I would much rather be judged by 13 than carried by 6
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SSG Michael Hartsfield
SSG Michael Hartsfield
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I'm digging all of the catch phrases, especially the homage to Ice Cube (I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6) BUT I will have to defer to the Good LCDR. The only thing politicizing this issue does is create more politicizing of this issue (Just like in NASCAR when cautions breed cautions). ALL of our "leadership" need to take a hard and realistic look at this issue and choose the hard right. Otherwise, this will continue to happen, 'round and 'round we go.
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the problem is ... who define "mental illness"? they might claim owning a gun is the proof of mental illness . lol Be careful with the power you give to a group of crazy politician. lol
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TSgt David L.
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They don't need to pass any more laws. The justice system needs to prosecute the criminals and enforce the laws we already have.
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Roger that!
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PV2 Larry Sellnow
PV2 Larry Sellnow
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HJiow about closing the background check giant loophole regarding private sales ?SAlso how about requiring the same registration requirements we have on vehicles to firearms When you sell;a vehicle to new owner is required to register that vehicle to themselves The same should be required for firearms Same goes for periodic testing for use of them just like they do for a driver's license.
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CPT Jack Durish
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If there is a dictionary of platitudes out there, Boehner's statement should be included as an example of "The pot calling the kettle black". Both sides are ignoring the horrific death toll in America's urban areas where hundreds die annually compared to a handful in "mass murders" elsewhere. Both sides contribute to the same narrative so long as they believe it enhances their political capital, however, nothing constructive is accomplished. And God save anyone who dares to mention facts...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pELwCqz2JfE
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