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Sat Oct 3, 2015, 03:45 PM

46. No, you can't simply identify anyone who might potentially commit an act of violence

at some point in the future. You might end up stigmatizing millions of people and depriving them of basic rights and freedoms, but you're not going to stop gun violence that way. And practically everyone has at least a "glimmering" of a psychiatric problem. Even you do, most likely.

I agree with you that we're not going to eliminate guns and bullets, or even meaningfully regulate them.

I think the real solution is for people like yourself to develop an understanding of the concept of "trade offs". People in this country, overall, seem to want to live in a society where there is unfettered access to a wide range of powerful firearms and ammo. People simply need to understand and accept that occasional incidents of large scale carnage are a natural corollary of that kind of society.

Some things that people consider desireable come with unpleasant or unfortunate side effects. You people who want these "rights" and "freedoms" need to learn to deal with the less pleasant things that go along with that "freedom", and stop whining about them.

I will say that, as a person with mental health issues, that I will fight you tooth and nail if you try to limit my rights and freedoms, or try to use me as a scapegoat for problems that are of your own making.

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