(Quote) Andrea-368827 said: Hi, I believe that we (as a nation) are being called to do something for these families and children in Newtow...
(Quote) Andrea-368827 said:
Hi, I believe that we (as a nation) are being called to do something for these families and children in Newtown.
I think there should be a peacemakers solution to this - that both sides should be able to embrace.
I think we should require the gun industry to put some technology into these guns so they aren't so stupid. The users don't build these hand guns.
The gun industry can put technology into these hand guns - if the target contains a small body or no weapon the gun should be disabled.
(I don't know if someone has better idea - but we are being called to do something that can work across the board. I posted this a few other places to see if it gets a go somewhere. )
What do you think?
That sort of technology wouldn't be practical nor desirable. It's just one more thing to go wrong when a gun is needed or used for legitimate purposes.
Morgan Freeman apparently commented on the tragedy this week. As far as I can tell, this quote is legit, and I think it's the best commentary I've heard yet on the tragedy.
"You want to know why [these events happen]. This may sound cynical, but here's why.
It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.
CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.
You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."