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Subj: Re: In Regards To The Vegas Shooting, How Long Before It Will Get Politicized? Also, This Case Doesn't Make Sense.
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 at 12:48:20 pm EDT (Viewed 80 times)
Reply Subj: In Regards To The Vegas Shooting, How Long Before It Will Get Politicized? Also, This Case Doesn't Make Sense.
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 at 09:33:27 pm EDT (Viewed 124 times)

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Every time some act of gun violence or some terrible mass shooting happens, we either get the media or some political pundits who start to call for stricter gun laws, or who are going to start bashing the NRA, etc. I'm wondering how long this will take. So far, luckily, it seems that people have been focusing on mourning the victims and praising the police. I hope that this remains the case. But I'm sure that it's just a matter of time before this starts.

Also, in regards to this case, how did he manage to keep 23 (Was it 23?) guns in a hotel room? Did he never leave the room? Doesn't housekeeping check everything? It sounds kind of strange that he would be able to stockpile in a hotel room, especially in Vegas? Do they not check your stuff? I'm sure that things will change after this.

It was politicized the day after, if not the day of. At least my Facebook was filled with posts from people wanting to rethink gun control laws and of course the other side saying "how dare they use this tragedy to push an agenda" and such.

I read another article talking about how stricter gun laws in other countries had inconclusive studies done and it doesn't guarantee the prevention of mass shootings. It suggests we should instead focus on the types of people who commit gun violence and get them the social or mental help they need to prevent the cause of the shootings. Gang violence, abusers, the mentally ill. How to spot them ahead of time and get them some kind of help.

As for this case, they were saying that to have the amount of weapons, accessories and ammo he had, he would have had to bring like 10 suitcases into his room. The hotel staff had reported nothing out of the ordinary so I haven't seen an answer to that mystery yet.