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Are less lethal weapons a good compromise for a country that demands its Second Amendment rights but less bloodshed?

Guns are designed to kill but not all conflicts or confrontation need to end deadly. Weapons/ammunition like tasers and rubber bullets can incapacitate a person without ending their life. If these weapons are more prevalent in our society wouldn't we be safer? Or is the answer to criminals/mad men with guns really a society with more guns?

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    Jan 20 2013: how many topics were opened to discuss what leads to violent killings? what to do to not have people around whose mind are twisted enough to shoot strangers randomly? what have we done to create such people? what made them this way? how many conversations we have about that?
    • Jan 20 2013: Is there something specific in American society or just civilization as a whole that you think leads to citizens committing these brutal, nonsensical killings? I wonder if there is not an underlying dissatisfaction or mental illness plague. Of course that just gets to the next question of what is causing it. Then again maybe its just because there are these type of weapons that enable a wannabe mass shooter.
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        Jan 20 2013: there is something specific about every society. take the recent case. the guy goes to the school to shoot the teachers and the school psychologist. nobody seem to follow up on this lead.
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          Jan 20 2013: Yes, I haven't seen any article where there were any specific targets except his mother but wouldn't the psychologist try to get involved right from the start?
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        Jan 20 2013: Kriz has brought up probably the main issue "Mental health" Whether there is sufficient community based services available to people who suffer from the wide range of conditions. Is there Respite Houses where a person who is heading into an episode can go to or the family can take them there so they can ride out the episode.

        Is there money to pay for it?

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