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What Can Be Done to Prevent the Mass Shootings

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DanaT, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

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    On some other threads, people are talking about what they would have done with today's shooting.

    Lets start by stating the obvious. Mass shootings are occurring and each one seems to be trying go up the body count or do it different.

    However "rare" they are, they are too common.

    So what can we, as a society, do to stop these? I have seen one here:

    http://articles.cnn.com/2007-12-10/us/colorado.shootings_1_gunman-security-guard-casings?_s=PM:US

    Where an armed person stopped the assailant, but after 2 people (teenage girls) were killed and a 3rd person shot. The perp killed two before that.

    We have seen since Columbine that the police cannot stop it before too much carnage has occurred.

    In general, gun owners are against additional gun control. Many people are also against infringing on someones right until after they commit a crime.

    So, what can we, as a society, do within the confines of a free society do to prevent this type of thing? I am not trying to start a flame war. I would actually like people to add useful, thoughtful responses.

    Myself, I am stuck on what to do. Its clear what we are doing isn't working so well, but I don't know what to do differently unless places with large groups of people together (basically over 30ish people) would have guards to protect them?
     
  2. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

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    Personally, Carry-Always.
    A respoble CC-er could have ended that massacre before it started.
     

  3. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    As a society, nothing we can do would prevent these mass murders.

    As individuals we have to be prepared and armed. That may not stop any from occurring, but it may shorten and lessen the damage.
     
  4. GlockN

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    Obviously we need to give everyone a psych test and then eliminate from there.
     
  5. aplcr0331

    aplcr0331 Compulsory Collectivisim

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    Not much, really. Learn some form of MA for personal protection. Learn to use a gun for personal, family, community protection, and if you need to go further become a LE Officer or join the Guard. Protecting as much as you can.

    You can still get hit at any time from any angle and by just about anyone.

    Stay frosty.
     
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  6. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Not a damn thing.


    People really need to come to terms with that, and plan and train accordingly.
     
  7. wfochris

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    So simple and so true!

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  8. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    A scientific comparison of the number of mass shootings--or killings of any kind--at gun shows vs. those which occur in gun-free sheeple zones might shed some light on the subject.
     
  9. devildog2067

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    Yup. There's no preventing crazy. All we can do is shoot back.
     
  10. patinmo

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    The one thing I believe the government and media needs to do is mention the attackers name only when needed in court. I believe of there was little chance of anyone remembering their name they would not do it. After that I don't think there is much you can do unfortunately.


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  11. Glockworks

    Glockworks Ready/Aim/Fire Silver Member

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    Easy and correct answer. Thank you!
     
  12. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

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    Columbine was a gun free zone...
     
  13. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    Everybody carry a registered gun and say no to senseless violence and the message will spread quick.
     
  14. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    71 year old in Florida. As soon as he fired his first shot.

    What did the 2 rats do?

    They ran away!! (With bullets in their azzz!! :supergrin:)
     
  15. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

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    I'm with M&P.
    Put a stop to this nonsense dead.
     
  16. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    I am in the "not a damned thing" camp.

    As for everyone who thinks being armed is some kind of panacea, (ask Mark Alan Wilson about that one) If you have a pistol (and most often a pea shooter) and a guy clad in head to toe body armor is shooting up the place with long arms, you dont have much. For all the "shoot em in the legs or the slit of the eyes" yall sound a lot like the "why didnt the cops shoot him in the leg or shoot the gun out of his hands" folks. It simply doesnt work.
     
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  17. CLoft239

    CLoft239 I Like Turtles

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    No way to completely stop them, but to give people some sort of chance at survival, STOP CREATING GUN FREE ZONES. Only law abiding people will be unarmed in those areas, and any psycho can pick them off like fish in a bucket.

    Gun control will do jack chit (Bloomberg go f' yourself). When has history EVER proven that disarming citizens will protect them? Anybody? Get back to me when you figure that one out.

    If we need to stop any movement, it needs to be the liberal war on guns, not gun rights.

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    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    Edit, double tap.
     
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  19. Acujeff

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    The national media tends NOT to pick up stories where the good guy stops the perp!

    Tragically, many were killed last night. But it is also tragic that there was not another gun-toting Samuel Williams at the theater -- the senior who rescued several Floridians against two armed thugs at an Internet cafe last week.

    Story and video here:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-internet-cafe-shooting-20120717,0,303528.story

    And of course, while the national media is sure to focus on this Aurora, Colorado shooting for days to come, there is another shooting in that same city that you probably heard nothing about -- when a worshipper at an Aurora church stopped a shooting this past April.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sKQl-Qp5W0&feature=related"]Armed Churchgoer stops rampage shooting- Aurora, Colorado - YouTube[/ame]

    In that shooting, the bad guy was only able to kill one person in the parking lot, as the armed hero took him out before any other damage could be done.
     
  20. ray9898

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    Nothing....if you cannot predict it you are basically relying on luck to stop it.