Is there any way to prevent future mass shootings?

  • Let the killers ideas letters and pictures die with them.

    There are just a few reasons these mentally unstable human beings are doing these horrific acts . After these horrible mass killings happens what is the first thing that happens . 1. The major news channels take over the area like a invading army . Now what do all of these mentally ill killers do everyone does the same thing . They all have Selfies or there favorite picture on the news within 24hrs of the killings and they also have there letters . The letters always saying the same thing "It wasn't my fault it was " so now we have this Invading Army of news channels that have hours and hours and hours of time to fill and it's all about the bottom line just like every other business it's about Commercial sales and getting people to sit in front if the TVs for hours seeing the same thing hour after hour . So they show the shooters picture and they tell his story . Now please tell me is it a good idea to give these mentally ill freaks what they wanted from the beginning ? Or should we toss there fancy selfies and glamour shot pictures and there final thoughts in the casket with them and show the rest of the mentally ill freaks that Want to go out in a blaze of glory that nobody will ever know there names or see who they are . I grantee it will fizzle out , the romantic thoughts they have of shooting innocent victims won't get them what they want. I live in Snohomish Wa. Only 10 minutes from Marysville Wa. We're the horrible High School Shooting happened . We seen first hand how scary major news channels can be . The police and Swat told the children that weren't hurt to go down the street to meet there parents at a local Church and they told the parents the same thing . Now just imagine yourself if you have kids standing there in a church parking lot with people and pure madness around you and all you want to see is your child and wrap your arms around them and kiss them hug them and repeat . But unfortunately for some parents there were news Vans at the school reporters at the ready " I know ballistics and they were within reach of just about any size weapon , if there would of happen to be another shooter" . THEY WERE STOPPING CHILDREN JUST OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS DURING A SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS AND GETTING INTERVIEWS. Within hours you have pictures of the killer and most of the Time the letter they wrote on why they though killing was a good idea and these news channels just love it they play it over and over and every time the figure out something else horrible there's great big letters and some catchy tune BREAKING NEWS . Let there ideas and pictures die with them .

  • Ban all non-military guns (except MAYBE for hunting)

    There is no logical reason for the possessions of guns. By banning guns we can ensure that the regularity of these mass shootings are decreased at the very least. It is not a "right" to own a weapon as it has been mentioned by some in the no department. The US is an (oddly) devout Christian nation and yet it preaches the carrying of weapons for "defence".

  • I believe that there are many ways to prevent future mass shootings.

    I believe that there are many ways to prevent future mass
    shootings. One way would be to have
    mandatory metal detectors in all schools and large public gatherings. Also, I truly believe that all schools should
    begin to implement a policy of random locker searches. These policies would prevent many shootings.

  • Yes there is ways to prevent future mass shootings.

    To prevent future mass shootings allowing teachers to have ccw permits and carry on campus would severly cut down on shootins. If there were to be a shooting it would be stopped before a mass shooting would break out. Providing training for the teachers would help them react correctly to the threat.

  • Stop making them super stars

    As sad as the mass shootings are to hear about and we all want to send our support to the families I believe that if the media would not talk about such things so much there would be less of it going on. When people with mental disabilities and anger issues hear about things like mass shootings it just gives them more ideas and ways to do it bigger. Yes we need to have some sort of gun control, but there are too many guns in circulation to get them all off the streets. In my opinion we need to talk about it less and pray about it more!

  • Change Gun Control Laws, Help Prevent Future Shootings

    It's unlikely that we will be able to cure everyone with a violent mental disability that causes someone to take up arms and attempt to kill as many people as possible, but what we can do is make those weapons less readily accessible. Reinstating a federal ban on assault weapons and instating one any fully automated or semi-automated weapons is the most effective way to prevent future mass shootings like that at Sandy Hook Elementary. Of course, there will still be guns in circulation that were acquired before such a ban could be installed, but a lower quantity and increased difficulty in acquiring them would help to keep weapons out of the hands of people who would do damage with them.

  • Mental Health Programs Prevent Future Mass Shootings

    In the media today there is in depth coverage of mass shootings, especially when they involved children. Preventing future mass shootings involves changing our culture and how we respond to these events. By providing mental health services needed to many individuals would likely decrease the amount of future mass shootings. Providing mental health services to children in schools, individuals in the community, and those in need, will help people develop coping strategies that will deter violent behavior in the future.

  • Stop giving the shooters what they want .

    Has anyone else noticed that all of these school shooters or mall shooters ect. Have selfies or pictures of themselves waiting for the Media , they also have there letters on why they do it . Has anyone noticed that these 24 hr news channels and local news channels just love this carnage . I live in Snohomish Wa . Just a couple miles from Marysville were the High school shooting happened and the local news arrived there wile the officers and Swat were clearing the school , the local news had reporters stopping thing student in the Schools parking lot to get interviews ( in the range of even the smallest rounds) This Is After Police had told students to meet there parents up the block at a church so they could meet up with the parents that were worried sick . But King 5, Komo 4 , KCPQ 13 Didn't care they just wanted as much info as possible . Then they tell the killers story's and show his pictures for not just hours but days and with every new development there's a huge BREAKING NEWS bane across the TV . All the other mental freaks are watching this but seeing there own faces , seeing these sick demented killers as hero's . Wouldn't it be a good idea to not give them the time of day , don't show there pictures don't tell there story's let them die with there horrific act . We have to stop letting these news channels make money off these tragic events by commercial sales . Also they say watch for evidence that someone could be thinking of becoming a school shooter . The last guy in Portland was sent to Juviniles and schools for trouble kids , then he was kicked out of the Army , Then last but not least he had a BLOG ONLINE TALKING ABOUT NOTHING BUT MASS KILLINGS . Now we're doing the same things blaming the firearms and talk about banning guns . Its Like Banning Vehicles When A Freak Drives there weapon this time a car into a crowd or a drunk driver killing a family . Banning bolts and screws and cooking tools because two weirdo terrorist decide to hurt innocent runners in Boston . Lets just stop letting these News Channel make these mass killers infomous or it will never stop ever . These guys are just looking for there 10 minutes of fame and as long as these news channels can sale commercial spots during these horrible events it won't stop. Please don't give these killers any air time no pictures no letters nothing ignore there crazy thoughts and it will stop .

  • Its not the guns its the people behind them

    I feel as if the shootings that happen today in america are blow up by the news so much that its almost like the shooters are famous stars everyone knows them and what they look like so they really in the end are getting what they want and that's publicity, no matter how many gun laws you pass the criminals will remain criminals and get there hands on firearms leaving most of the population setting ducks for any mentally ill retard with a gun who's main goal is to kill people and inflict harm, this creates a more unsafe america i feel that every household with a right mind should own a gun in there home for defense, i also believe that it is to easy for the mental to own a weapon and that is unacceptable but guns are being sold left and right i could walk out of this class room im in right now and go buy a gun it could be my neighbor or someone on craigslist. The problem isnt the guns its the people behind the guns pulling the trigger

  • By Keeping Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

    Access to guns is the problem. We must make background checks more robust. We must increase safety training so that gun owners know how to keep their guns away from unsafe people. We also need to enforce laws against individuals selling (or even lending) guns without a background check to make sure the person they are giving it to may have a gun.

    People are so afraid of losing their guns they blame other things. They blame violent video games. Or mental illness. But Japan is full of violent video games and its stressful, high-pressure success culture is documented to contribute to mental illness. Yet Japan has a very low rate of not just mass shootings but any sort of lethal shooting and an overall low rate of any sort of homicide. It also has some of the toughest gun control laws in the world.

    I'm not saying we have to imitate Japan, but it's clearly evidence that excessive availability of guns is the problem.

  • Gun control does not work

    No matter what laws we pass or bans we place people who intend to do harm will find ways to obtain firearms or other weapons. If we make a ban on law abiding citizens carrying firearms to defend themselves, then the criminals have won because then they can find easy targets who can not defend themselves.

  • Gun control does not work

    No matter what laws we pass or bans we place people who intend to do harm will find ways to obtain firearms or other weapons. If we make a ban on law abiding citizens carrying firearms to defend themselves, then the criminals have won because then they can find easy targets who can not defend themselves.

  • Gun control does not work

    No matter what laws we pass or bans we place people who intend to do harm will find ways to obtain firearms or other weapons. If we make a ban on law abiding citizens carrying firearms to defend themselves, then the criminals have won because then they can find easy targets who can not defend themselves.

  • Sorry, but no.

    Let's change the question to another, and see what you think... Do you think you can stop road rage? Of course not. When hate comes into play, you can't stop it. Sadly, this is the world we live in today. I fear for my kids and grand kids. When someone acts on their hate and rage, and kill groups of people, they've stepped into the realm of insanity. No sane person would kill groups of people. So, another question... Do you think you can stop insane people from acting out? Again, sorry, but no we can't.

  • There's most likely a half a BILLION guns in the USA

    The only thing that can be done to stop SOME of the shootings that will keep happening with more frequency is: Vigilance and refusing to become a victim. Encourage training and arming law abiding good people with the right mind set to carry weapons everywhere. Eliminate "gun free" zones. You might stop a few but not all. High profile cases of good guys with guns stopping homicidal maniacs will work as a deterent. .If you think registering, banning or placing more restrictions on LEGAL gun ownership and right to carry will do anything to stop even one shooting: You are way out of touch with reality. There's a third to a half a BILLION guns in America, tens of millions being high capacity military style rifles. It will ALWAYS be EASY for ANYONE to get guns no matter what is done to stop it. Face that fact and train yourself in the use of arms and the ways of vigilance. That's all any of us good people can do.

  • Future mass shootings are bound to happen

    Just like plane crashes and robberies, mass shootings cannot be prevented 100%. Sure certain things can be done to make it more difficult for these mass shootings to happen, but at the end of the day if someone is going to shoot up a school, they are probably going to do it. We all take risks when we get in a plane, in our cars, or even just go out for a walk. Risks are what make us human, if we prevented every possible risk, we wouldn't be free human beings. We can make the shootings difficult to take place with tighter gun laws or increase school security but there is no possible/reasonable way to prevent these shootings from happening

  • Stay prayed up

    If you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and pray to that God then you straight. Go to church, ask for forgiveness, and follow God commandments. Then there no reason for you to die in a mass shooting. God will watch after his people and protect. The devil will do all that he can to make you go to Hell with him. Pray, believe and have faith.

  • Weapons of any kind are not the problem, sick humans are

    I have 12 guns and not one of those guns have ever killed anyone. Never even shot a person. Folks, sick humans are the problem. The question is why? Why do people want to bring harm to innocents? Let's answer that question as a nation. Timothy McVeigh didn't use a gun. Neither did terrorists on 9/11

  • You can't stop all of them

    Gun free zones are the places mass shootings tend to happen. A gun free zone is a place law abiding citizens can't carry a firearm because it is against the law. Now, a criminal can walk right into a gun free zone and shoot people because in reality, what's stopping them. A sign that says no guns allowed? All these zones do is ban good guys from carrying guns and allow bad people to walk right in and cause chaos. Let's say a concealed carry individual had been carrying his gun on the night of the Aurora shooting, how many more lives could have been saved by that man shooting the offender as soon as he opened fire? Much more than if there was no concealed carry individual in the theater.

  • No, there's really no way to prevent violence.

    There's really no reliable way to prevent unexpected violence. That's why it scares us so much, because we don't expect it. There are things we can do to make it less likely that guns are taken into various places by having metal detectors or security guards, but in some ways we will trade off some of our freedoms if we start to enact too many of these safeguards. Additionally, as we have seen with the Boston Marathon bombing, there are other ways that people who wish to cause harm will find to do it, even if they don't have guns.

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