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So When IS the "right time" to discuss gun control?

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    anonymousse
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    Yeah, I shouldn’t have written all that crap based on conjecture. Sure, maybe the were apathetic, but they weren’t legally his guardians or anything.

    Thanks for the condolences, Kate.

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    dinoceros
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    It seems odd that parents could be held responsible for something a legal adult does, even if it’s their kid. I’m also not really sure whether this would be much of a deterrent, as most parents don’t think their kid could be a mass shooter, so they aren’t going to have enough fear that their gun is going to be used for that. But I’m all for trying things out to see what helps.

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    Well, I was under the impression they were his legal foster parents. That’s why I was confused how that could be, bc of his age. I was purposefully avoiding reading/watching the news.
    I mean,I believe gun owners should be held legally responsible if your underage child steals your gun and kills people. Not the case here.
    There have been proposals that gun owners get an insurance policy/be responsible for what their legal property (the gun, not necessarily the child) does. In columbine, the kids stole guns from their parents, and I think another person, and the parents and that’s other person were sued for negligence, I believe.

    I am 100% for strict gun control/ buybacks, whatever, but I know that won’t happen. Anything, at all at this point, would help.

    And I come from conservative/total gun nut household. No one needs a semi.

    I’d be happy if smith and Wesson, Remington, sig sauer etc never manufactured another weapon for civilian hands. A girl can dream.

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    anonymousse
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    Legal guardian/parent. Not the same thing.

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    K

    @anonymousse, I feel the same way, I’m all for super strict gun control. I didn’t grow up in a very pro-gun area so maybe that’s why. I know it’ll never happen, but at the very least we can maybe restrict semi-automatic guns, more extensive background checks, things like that.

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    LisforLeslie

    I couldn’t watch the full CNN town hall – I kept yelling at the TV – but I was impressed with the speakers from Parkland, teens and adults. And although I will never vote for Rubio, I was impressed that he went and took the hits. That NRA person can go to hell.

    My issue: The speakers weren’t policy-wonks. Not their fault. But when Rubio was like “I can’t sign the bill because it doesn’t list everything that should be listed” I wanted someone to say – “But y’all couldn’t wait to sign shitty Health Care laws and shittier tax laws that everyone knew had a lot of problems – didn’t stop you then, so why is perfection needed now!?!?!”

    The other issue -WHEN? When do they – Republican AND Democrat -commit to putting this out on the floor. When do they step aside because they can’t move the needle?

    But more than anything else – I’m impressed with the families – because they made it clear – the time to talk about gun control is right now. They don’t need platitudes and they don’t want to wait. They don’t need a “respectful time to grieve” – the grief doesn’t go away so they may as well talk right now.

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    anonymousse
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    I’m really proud of them. I have hope for the future seeing these children stand up for what they believe in.

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    keyblade
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    I think the answer is spiritual.

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