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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:28 AM

29. There is certainly....

.... a lot of supposition going on here. I guess I'm as guilty as everyone else, I'm pretty sure this kid is insane in the clinical meaning of the word but we really don't know much yet.

My reasoning is pretty simple - if it were someone at a dead end in life, then I would be tempted to assume it was political. Striking back at the society that failed him.

But he wasn't. He was well on his way to a lucrative and prestigous career. So I have to assume schizophrenia or the like.

And here is the part that drives people crazy. THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. You can bitch about guns which is about as silly as bitching about cars they are NOT GOING AWAY.

And you can rail about poor mental health care. But really, if this kid didn't get any care nobody is.

I am in favor of gun rights. That does not mean I am against reasonable reforms and restrictions, for example more control over private sales (which did not figure in to this incident at all as far as I can tell) and I agree there is no reason for a civilian to have a 100 round magazine, although there are already so many of them out there a law isn't really going to do anything.

Things like this make all of us sick but the temptation to get on a soap box and declare that we could "fix it" with this or that law is frankly stupid. No, you can't and saying otherwise makes the the very characterization of the "knee-jerk liberal".

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