In nearly every instance of ‘mass shootings’, the shooter(s) are mentally unbalanced, using mind altering substances, or the shooting occurs during a moment of uncontrolled rage.
I’m not American, merely an Australian nerd. We don’t have the same culture regarding guns; so I apologise if this post is presumptive. Sadly, Australia has had some significant mass-slayings of its own.
I think removing guns is good risk mitigation as people identified by ldsudduth are unlikely to be able to source a highly effective weapon during their period of mental unbalance. The removal of high-powered weapons from the general community is not meant to disarm criminals, but make it harder for mentally unbalanced people to acquire highly effective weapons.
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