Its not mental health?
It couldnt have happened with a handgun or other .233 rifle?
251 mass shootings so far?
The CA and TX shooters passed BGC and bought legally at LGS. OH unknown right now.What was going to stop this?
Required mental health checks before purchase?
full story at link
...Had the United States, like almost every other civilized country, long ago banned the general sale and ownership of assault weapons, 20 men, women and children in El Paso, Texas, still would be alive today.
It would not matter, reprehensible as it is, that President Donald Trump has been stirring up hatred toward immigrants. The killer at the Walmart on Saturday, who apparently fumed online about the Hispanic invasion of Texas just before his rampage, could not have been so lethal without his military-style semiautomatic rifle.
In the same way, it would not matter what drove the killer in downtown Dayton, Ohio, early on Sunday morning. Were it not for his assault-style weapon reportedly a .223-caliber rifle nine people still would be alive today. The police shot the killer down in less than a minute, but too late.
And it would not matter what drove the killer last Sunday at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California. Were it not for his AK-47-style assault rifle, a little boy, a teenage girl and a 25-year-old man still would be alive.
Its about the guns. Every other explanation can get in line.
More than one mass shooting a day
The United States has seen 251 mass shootings in 216 days this year, defined as incidents in which four or more people were shot or killed not including the shooter and the only common denominator is that somebody had a gun who should not have had one, often a knock-off of a military gun designed to mow down soldiers in combat.
We tell ourselves that our nation has a mental health problem but, as the New York Times reports, studies show that Americans have no more mental health problems than do people in other countries with far fewer mass shootings....
Edited by InterestedBystander, 04 August 2019 - 04:36 PM.