I think we need to have this discussion. First of all, IGOLD is coming and I want a list of what has changed in the last fifty years to possibly cause or bring about these mass shootings. I want to compile a list of things that have changed over the years, or are somehow different now, which have a genuine possibility of partly or wholly being the cause of these horrible aberrations in our society.
I want to exempt guns from this list because guns have not significantly changed in the last one hundred years. Nor have their availability changed to make it easier to get guns. We know that the infamous "gun show loophole" does not really exist. At least, I've never once bought a gun at a gun show and walked out the door with it that day! Not ONCE! I would say in recent years it's gotten harder to buy guns. And nothing that would have delayed a gun purchase for a day or a week would have stopped these events.
The number fifty is arbitrary. I selected it partly because I graduated from high school about fifty years ago and the thought of getting shot while attending school back then was preposterous! If you would have told a school councelor back then you were afraid of being shot in school I think they might suggest to your parents that you be examined by a psychiatrist. Today, schools run preparedness drills for such things as a active shooter.
I want a list of things that we can lay on a desk and say, "Why are we not doing something about THESE things?! Why is it someone always wants to take away things that I have a RIGHT to own?" So what do you think? Let's do this! Let's start listing the REAL causes for these mass killings. And then we will give it to our Representatives and Senators at IGOLD.