The proliferation of mass shootings in recent years is deplorable. Any new gun laws proposed out of hysteria will do nothing to stop deranged individuals from killing innocent people.
I believe people need to be more vigilant and more connected to each other to notice when others’ behavior is different than before, and not just immediately use guns as scapegoats. That horrible Santa Barbara shooting could have possibly been avoided if the murderer’s father had been more hands on with his son — who he knew was mentally unstable. The same can be said about other mass shootings in recent history.
My proposal is that colleges give discounted classes to police officers who promise to carry their firearms concealed to class. This would give the deranged killers something to worry about. These killers are mostly paranoid, and more than one has said they postponed their actions when they saw officers nearby. Indeed, a couple of them killed themselves when presented with armed resistance.
It is through personal communication, not electronic media that we can forge relationships and discover people’s thoughts, feelings and intentions.
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