what do you think could be a cause for mass shootings and what are some things that could help prevent this from continuing?
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 72 months ago
Mexican cartel wars aside, mass shootings are almost exclusively an American thing. The cause is either severe mental illness or just plain hatred.
The simpletons like to blame the guns, but that's a lazy explanation. If guns are the problem, how come Switzerland, Serbia, Israel and Canada don't have mass shootings on any regular basis? None of those countries' civilians like to hoard guns the way Americans do, but they've all got lots of civilian guns. You'd think they'd have at least one mass shooting a year, if gun ownership was the issue.
The argument for gun control legislation is also stupid. If someone is willing to commit mass murder, they're not going to have a problem buying a prohibited weapon or a large magazine. Legislation would work if black markets didn't exist, but they do.
There is only one way to stop a mass shooting. Shoot back.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 72 months ago
The cause is humans who have guns that can fire repeatedly and want to kill a mass of other humans, and masses of other humans. There are three things that could prevent this:
1. Don't have any humans that want to kill. This probably isn't possible.
2. What prevented mass shootings for most of history: Having either no guns or only guns that have to be reloaded slowly after each bullet is fired.
3. What is preventing them now: No mass gatherings of humans, except in places with very tight security to keep out guns, such as prisons, jails, and apparently the White House.
- boy boyLv 72 months ago
if i lived for another thousand years there will still be no answer ..why would an american shoot another american ? because 99.9% of shootings are just that ..terrorist and islamist are a very small percentage ..the country will never be invaded ..so why are they so frightened of their neighbours?...its meant to the land of the brave ...i have travelled through 36 states ...never had a problem ...so i really dont understand
- oldcraggyguyLv 62 months ago
In many states it is easier to buy an assault rifle than it is a bottle of cough medicine.
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- artherLv 52 months ago
Sleazy government organisations have organised more than one fake shooting with crisis actors. Altered videos with shells disappearing before they hit the floor.
- 2 months ago
Bullies, racism...., psychology can help