Jul. 28th, 2012

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To everyone who says this tragedy could have been prevented by stricter gun control laws, and especially to those who say it could have been prevented by everyone in the theater having a gun on them, I say that you are not only wrong, but also full of shit.

Stricter gun control laws in this country would have meant that he'd need a few extra magazines as opposed to a gigantic hundred-round drum. Don't get me wrong, I'm not entirely convinced that any civilian needs a hundred-round drum anywhere outside of a gun range. But it wouldn't have stopped a damn thing.

Everyone in the theater being armed would have just meant the body could would have been so much higher, because there's just not a whole lot of accuracy you can get in a dark crowded room filled with teargas and panicking people, even if you're a certified marksman.

The only thing that could have prevented this is a radical overhaul of our mental health care system. I will go so far as to say that if every citizen of this country had free access to qualified professional mental help, problems like this would dwindle down to the point that they would be remarkably tragic, as opposed to merely everyday tragic.


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