Just saying, it also wouldn’t have been a problem if Israel’s department had actually taken any of the 23 tips they received abt the shooter seriously (according to CNN, that number might be closer to 45)😳😬
The same could be said of the Majority of mass shooters. Most had criminal records, some even threatened to shoot up a school. Many had severe diagnosed mental disorders, yet were still able to buy guns. Wake Up America!
I agree, they shouldn’t have been able to purchase firearms. They had criminal backgrounds or were mentally unstable, both of which should be (and I believe is already) disqualifying. But that’s more an issue of reporting than of gun control.
Or purchasing on the black market. What’s the answer? This can’t go on!
What would gun control do to black market sales? (Not meant in any disrespectful manner whatsoever)
No, they could purchase on the black market and by-pass everything. Sorry, came down with the flu and not feeling great.
Does anyone consider the black market to be a legal means of purchasing anything? (Again, not meant in an offensive and/or condescending way)
It isn’t. Many purchase from black market sellers so as not to be traced.
Then I’m not exactly sure what can do abt those sales. Activities that are already against the law won’t be stopped by passing more restrictive laws
And what were they supposed to do? The NRA and thr Republicans they control make sure they can't confiscate guns from dangerous people.
I’m not saying that in the case of the Broward County shooter there weren’t red flags. There were. And I agree that severe mental health issues should be a disqualifying characteristic to purchasing a gun. What I am saying is not every shooter displays these obvious red flags.
Why can’t they both be a problem and dealt with?
Very sad! But, ease restrictions, that’s the answer!!
@tapster1 if the coach (I understand trained security) had been allowed to protect himself and the kids, it would have been over before it started. Instead all he could do was throw his body at the shooter. A hero without his gun.
You know why they didn't? Obama's PROMISE Program.
Sheriff Israel needs to be suspended and held accountable for 17 deaths! Ask Mr. Pollack who lost his daughter. #FixIt