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Response to appal_jack (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:47 PM

29. Are these the 3?

1. providing better, universally-accessible mental health care,
2. ending the war on (some) drugs so that police have more resources to fight truly violent crime
3. creating tax and monetary policies that push the nation toward full employment and reduced income inequality.

my responses:
1. in terms of reducing the incidence of amoklauf shootings, that's a long-term solution, and the main obstacle is: who's going to pay for that? certainly not a GOP-led congress.
2. i would concur, as that would certainly reduce gang shootings almost immediately, but "truly violent crime" also seems to miss the mark. i assume you're talking about robbery, rape and murder, not familycides or amoklauf shootings, which are largely not premeditated.
3. again, an admirable goal, but a long-term, abstract solution that is not going to address amoklauf shootings directly.

i think more immediate, practical solutions are needed - like you can buy any gun you want, anywhere, anytime, but every time you do, you need to go down to the police station to pick it up, and sit for a interview with some combo of a detective and a psychologist. won't work every time, but if it could sort out the schizophrenics it would be worth the inconvenience.

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