Originally Posted by 2bikemike
If you want to get serious about this then by all means let's discuss the issue of violence. Just leave guns out of it. The gun is nothing more than a tool. What is wrong with sociopaths perpetrating these acts of violence.
To perpetrate this shit, you need two elements in place:
(1.) The mindset to do so.
(2.) The opportunity to do so.
Assault weapons and semi-automatics and huge magazines create a canyon's worth of opportunity for somebody willing to do so, to the point where (2.) isn't even a barrier anymore.
I'm fully in favor of having a comprehensive discussion on this issue, but these guns are a part of the issue.