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Futile Remedies for Mass Shootings

dnewell Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 7:04 AM
The problem isn't with the guns, or the gun dealers, or the ammo-by-mail dealers. It's with the homes, the schools, and the churches. We need to get back to the basic "Thou shalt not..." policies, teachings that killing is bad, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, etc., etc., the 10 commandments, and stiffen the penalties for breaking those rules when people are still young, and not wait until something like the Aurora and Columbine things happen.
When someone is ill or anxious to avoid illness, he may be open to any possible treatments. That's why quack remedies, untested formulas and obvious placebos often find takers. When a mass shooting occurs, the urge to find a cure is powerful. As a rule, though, those that emerge are sugar pills.

A nation with very few guns, exceedingly tight firearms restrictions and little interest in such weaponry would not experience these atrocities as often as ours does. But in a society with hundreds of millions of guns and huge demand for them, as well as high rates of violent crime of...