More mass shootings and killings of random victims by crazed, alienated, loner killers who are well-armed with advanced weapons. Always, there is a history of mental illness and/or deep-seated sociopathic actions and threats over time, documented and out front. Usually, these men got their guns “legally” or because the system failed to detect red flags that should have stopped them. How does this keep happening, time after time?
The “systems” in the United States meant to prevent these nutcase killers from being loose and possessing firearms virtually don’t exist for all practical purposes, being so full of holes and so scattered from state to state. If a person has not been actually committed for mental illness (which has been made almost impossible to do), he cannot be held for long observation and examination periods, even after repeated threatening statements and aggressive actions. Nor can he be banned from buying and possessing guns.
The system must be created anew and made national. Obviously, dangerous people, by record, must be watched, detained and examined when needed, and have their computers seized and phones tapped. In extreme cases, they must be put away, even permanently, before they can kill, and they must never be allowed to own or acquire guns. No “snake pit” mental illness warehouses, but also no likely killers left free to plan and act out horror. It all must end!