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Klaus,I'm sure you are an intelligent person. Let's take this discussion to a base level: People murder people. It's been happening since the beginning of time. The only things that have changed are the tools of murder.
If somehow the government could confiscate every gun in the country, murder will still be an everyday occurrence. The attack in OKC was done without a firearm. The terrorists on 9/11 didn't have a gun, but they killed 3000 people. Anyone with a basic understanding in chemistry can walk into Publix or any hardware store and create an improvised device to kill numerous people.
I am very disturbed by the attack at Sandy Hook, but the attack proves that a ban on guns doesn't work. Guns are banned on school grounds in that state. The assailant didn't have legal possession of a firearm. Oh, and murder is still illegal. Yet with those laws and others on the books, the incident still happened. Words on paper will never change the intent of a person's heart.
The world will never live in a padded bubble - one where no one can hurt themselves or others. People have to be responsible for themselves and those under their care. If the system had truly worked, the assailant would have been under the care of psycho-medical professionals, but the ACLU won't let anyone be labeled as having issues.
There is plenty of blame to go around on this, but taking away guns would be akin to confiscating a plow because weeds grew in the field. If you read other news sites today, you'll find that the new murder threat is from smart phones. Yeah, that will be fun.
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