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Futile Remedies for Mass Shootings

Jim1653 Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 11:03 AM
My solution: All adults should be trained in using a piece and should carry one at all times. When an idiot such as the shooter in the Aurora incident starts to shoot, 50 guns fire back. The next dude or dame who decides to shoot people will think again.
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...