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Another school shooting. How can we prevent it from happening again?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started May-24 by Showtalk; 6066 views.
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May-24

Another school shooting. How can we prevent it from happening again?
  • Get rid of guns1  vote
    5%
  • Put more money into mental health services1  vote
    5%
  • Change the laws to stop mentally ill from killing before it happens1  vote
    5%
  • Arm the schools4  votes
    23%
  • Lock schools down complete to make them hard targets1  vote
    5%
  • Hold parents responsible0  votes
    0%
  • 4 and 52  votes
    11%
  • 4, 5 and 62  votes
    11%
  • 2 and 33  votes
    17%
  • 1 and 20  votes
    0%
  • 1, 2 and 30  votes
    0%
  • Some other combination or solution (list below)1  vote
    5%
  • We can't do anything to stop them0  votes
    0%
  • Other1  vote
    5%
Get rid of guns 
Put more money into mental health services 
Change the laws to stop mentally ill from killing before it happens 
Arm the schools 
Lock schools down complete to make them hard targets 
Hold parents responsible 
4 and 5 
4, 5 and 6 
2 and 3 
1 and 2 
1, 2 and 3 
Some other combination or solution (list below) 
We can't do anything to stop them 
Other 
In reply toRe: msg 1
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May-24

In reply toRe: msg 3
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May-24

In reply toRe: msg 4
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From: Showtalk 

May-24

It’s become sadly clear that we think we know why people shoot up schools or stores or other places and kill, but it’s very complicated.  We have ideas on how to stop it but nothing has been done so far.  Politicians seem to use these horrific crises to further their own agendas and leverage their own positions. Family left behind suffer the unimaginable loss of their children or other family members. Society grieves. But we don’t stop it from happening again.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784 

May-25

Rather than report on opinions about what we don't know... let's talk about what we do know.

#1: It was another school shooting and their either was no metal detector installed or it wasn't working properly.

#2: Schools are gun free zones... and thus should be better protected by police or special guards with guns.

#3: Good guys with a gun stop bad guys with a gun. How many teachers were carrying?

#4: This isn't the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or more times this has happened... yet they continue to occur. No gun law will stop this. Even a total ban of guns by all people... the bad guys will continue to find ways to procure them illegally!

Based upon what we know... we also now know what should be done to prevent this in the future. 

FWIW

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From: Showtalk 

May-25

It happened in Texas. If anyone was to have armed guards, you would think Texas would.  I hate the idea of turning schools into armed fortresses, but we have seen it can happen anywhere.

In reply toRe: msg 7
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From: Showtalk 

May-25

I’m disappointed that politicians rush to point fingers and build political equity off of this tragedy.  It happened on Biden’s watch.  Did he say anything about the armed border patrol agent shot and killed the shooter and saved the rest of the school?  I am disgusted by what they are doing now.  It would be much more comforting to hear a religious figure speaking than politician, who can’t do anything to make it better or keep it from happening again.

Much as I hate the idea of children having to be protected by guns at school, if there was an armed guard waiting when the shooter walked in, the victims would all be alive today.

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From: Showtalk 

May-25

If someone wrote a script about this people would criticize it for portraying this guy as a fringe nut.  What was he thinking?  He showed up uninvited to a press event held by his opponent in the fall election and interrupted the discussion.  He was asked to leave, and then I think he was escorted out.  People want him for Governor?  Why?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/australia/beto-orourke-interrupts-gov-abbotts-news-conference/vi-AAXILWe

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784 

May-25

Sheeeezzzzz... just goes to show what a sleaze bag he is.

FWIW

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