When is this nation going to have a serious debate on gun control?? I own guns, but I'm no gun nut that has to buy multiple guns every year. There has to be some sensible ideas that don't ban guns completely, but does more to control legal access to guns. Selling more and more guns to anyone who can afford them and pass a background check is just not the answer. Too many illegal guns on the street as a result uncontrolled 2nd hand sales, etc.
It is illegal to murder people in Texas by any mechanism and has been for many years. Plus they go so far as to actually put murderers to sleep. Still, there are murders in Texas. Hmmm. Maybe even more new laws will not make this country Utopia. Hasn't worked in "Murder Central", i.e., Chicago, either. By the way, the largest school massacre, from Wikipedia: "May 18, 1927: Bath, Michigan, Bath School Disaster School treasurer Andrew Kehoe, after killing his wife and destroying his house and farm, blew up the Bath Consolidated School by detonating dynamite in the basement of the school, killing 45 people, mostly children. He then pulled up to the school in his car, then set off a bomb, killing himself and four others. This remains the deadliest mass murder at a school in United States history." Of course, 50+ years later Timothy McVeigh did much more with fertilizer and diesel fuel-a damn powerful bomb. Maybe we should make diesel and fertilizer illegal. That will solve all the problems. This whole school-gun hysteria is a Chicago Politics version of the "Reichstag Fire". At around 300,000,000 people, a lot of bad things happen every day in this country and always will. Emphasis should be on enforcing the laws already in place, which we don't, rather than passing even more laws making it double or triple illegal in lieu of enforcement.
The emphasis should be on preventing massacres by reducing the number of deadly weapons available to folks that may do harm to innocents. Since Mcveigh did the cowardly act, fertilizer sales are monitored to prevent someone from purchasing large amounts of it without raising a red flag. That was a sensible adjustment to try and prevent future attacks of that nature. Protecting the population through sensible prevention methods and law enforcement is the best course of action.
Yep your right . . yet another killing in a democrat "gun free zone" . . . Just like obama and the demo party want it to be . . . children used as bait. What the hell eh? obama and planned parenthood torture and murder 4000 babies every day . . what are another few if in the end it obtains the goal . . Remember it's not about guns . . it's about control. See also Hilter, Stalin, Mao, etc.
By all reports it was a middle school student who would not be authorized to purchase or possess a gun. The student therefore obtained the gun illegally, and every gun control measure discussed to date would have done absolutely nothing to prevent this school shooting.
If you can propose a gun control measure that would have prevented any of the school shootings, then sensible Second Amendment believers can sit down and talk with you. Perhaps things like requiring gun owners to secure guns in a safe when not in use might be appropriate legislation so that it makes it harder for children to steal the guns from parents. But, every time something like this happens, gun control advocates use it as a pretext to try and enact broad gun control measures that (a) would not have prevented the tragedy at issue and (b) substantially infringe upon Second Amendment rights.
"Perhaps things like requiring gun owners to secure guns in a safe when not in use might be appropriate legislation so that it makes it harder for children to steal the guns from parents". I think it should even go further and charge the person responsible for securing the gun when things like this happen. Also they should require the original registered gun owner to be responsible for making sure that gun is re-registered on second hand purchases...that would go a long way to prevent "legal" guns from becoming "illegal" and available on the streets to anyone.