I do believe that more "good guys with guns" and willing to put their neck on the line will help.
The other thing is to develop a due process for those who are mentally ill and a danger to themselves and others.
Being competent to stand trial is totally different than being well enough to be loose in society.
The larger answer is that there is no way in a free society to stop all of these sorts of attacks.
All that can be done is that for any business or church to adjust to the new reality and understand
that they share some of the responsibility to keep their customers or parishioners safe.
However, the lion's share of the responsibility still falls to the individual to defend themselves,
and they must not be denied that right.
Lastly, we have a long history in the Criminal Justice system of not prosecuting those who commit UUW,
and those who lie when filling out their forms to purchase a weapon. Biden is quoted as saying when he was in Office that the DOJ did not prosecute those who lied on their purchase applications that LE and the Courts jut did not have the resources to prosecute the enormouse # of people who lied. BS.
Lock those who use weapons to commit violence up and throw away the key, remove laws that deny the right of the law abiding to defend themselves, and increase security, volunteer or otherwise at soft targets.
But most of all, realize that in a free society, there is nothing we can do to prevent some of these murders.
But I believe there are many things we can do to save a lot of lives when they do happen.
On my drive home, Hannity had 2 Pastors on his radio show, and it was unbelievable the amount of security they had at their churches, not only for the Pastors but for the congregations. I also agree that we have a lot of retired LEO and Military who would love to make some money providing security wherever we have a soft target and/or a large gathering of people.
Besides longer prison time for anyone who uses a gun in a crime, we must realize we can not turn the clock back, and we are living in different times.
My biggest concern is the NRA supporting adding MH records to NCIC's without any kind of legal adjudication for the person who has received mental health treatment. Is anyone who has sought treatment for PTSD, situational depression, or even marriage counseling going to be denied their rights in a search for safety that does not exist ?
IMO Mental Health Treatment and Gun Rights ar going to be the next major battle.
This is why I have been railing against the VA handing out so many PTSD diagnosis when many times the Veteran just needs a little help through their period of adjustment.
To jump on the bandwagon of agreeing that anyone who has received MH TX is automatically denied by the instant background check is a huge mistake we will all come to regret.
I urge everyone to contact the NRA and express their opinion that firearm ownership shall not be infringed without an adjudication in a Court of Law.
To make anyone who has received psychological services subject to automatic denial of a gun purchase, and then must prove themselves innocent is totally unacceptable and is a hill we should all be willing to die on.
EDIT: G, your said you did not want to turn this into a gun control debate, but we must reclaim the natural right to self defense with appropriate means, which are firearms, it good is going to win over evil in this Republic. I don't know how you can ask for this topic to be discussed while ignoring that our Founders wanted "that every man be armed."
No one can always stop another human from killing someone else, especially if the bad guy is willing to get caught or die doing it.
But we sure can minimize the loss of life through firearm self defense. You can't address this problem without discussing an armed citizenry.
Edited by Retcop, Nov. 07 2017 - 07:01 PM.