young people below a certain age are impulsive and access to guns is greatly detrimental to everyone's health and happiness - young people must have a brain maturity to match the maturity required to have access to a firearm
not mandating gun safes is stupid and negligent
not having red flag laws is stupid and negligent
allowing children under the age of 18 to participate in firearm practice of any sort of firearm is stupid and negligent
most parents are flying without a net - if we want to provide the greatest amount of latitude and freedom for parents to make the best choices for their family, we need to provide more of a safety net. Kids should be able to access mental health services easily and freely - so should parents, Until such time, we don't need to allow the environment to be unsafe for them with access to instantaneous death tools with very little regulation
the pathologies shown in this child are common among so many adolescents as to be meaningless - since we actually can't differentiate who will become violent to themselves or others we must limit access to instantaneous death tools
the notion that a gun is a way to demonstrate responsibility, grit, manliness and fortitude is stupid and outdated. Sorry, dudes, I know it feels so good but so do a lot of things. Take up another hobby. This reminds me of the Sandy Hook killer. He also seemed to be being given access to guns as a bonding, supporting activity. I get the impulse as a parent: If I show you that I trust you to make these big, important, responsible, adult steps in life, you will feel empowered and emboldened and become a better person/man/citizen and stop doing whatever immature self-destructive shit that you were doing. Except, oops!, he couldn't handle it and used the instantaneous death tools to do just that.
Insurance. The parents bought the guns and the kid had access to them. Everyone needs fucking insurance for the time your instantaneous tools of death just go off and kill or injure a bystander. If you don't maintain insurance, you lose your boomsticks.
qualifying measures need to go into place to obtain and store weaponry. I bet none of these people would have been qualified to obtain weaponry using the kinds of measure that other countries who allow private gun ownership but require qualifying training, education and metrics before allowing this.
I'm sorry, America is full of barking idiots and I'm gonna put these parents on this list of idiots who should not have had guns. They didn't need a gun for any damn thing in their life and if they did then they should have gone through rigorous qualifying training and demonstrated mental competency and insurance eligibility.
I don't know when a way of being is a symptom of poor mental health, and when it's a perfectly rational response to being in an intolerable situation.
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