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So what's the answer then?

How do we stop these shooting massacres from happening?
Do we just arm everyone and hope for the best?
Is there some form of intervention we can access?


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 7:03 PM on Dec. 17, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (27)
  • Most of it will have to start at home as how we raise our children to be responsible adults.
    We have lost the way to instill boundaries in our children.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 7:07 PM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • How do we stop human nature? You might as well ask, how do we stop the conflict in the Middle East? People hate the answer, but in their hearts, even if they won't admit it, they know what it is.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:09 PM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • We begin to teach our children how to fail, fix the mistake, turn it into a success. We don't make them believe people own them something. We teach them to be givers and not takers. We let them learn that every person won't like them and that is ok. They won't like every person. That is ok, BUT you have to learn to be kind to those you don't like. They MUST learn to take responsibility for the things they do wrong as well as the things they do right. Crap happens. Teach them how to cope with the crap. Yes, some things will be their fault. Love and support them, but don't agree with every thing they do. Somethings are wrong. Have a place the morals and values come from. That gives stability. Be their parent first. There is plenty of time later to be their friend.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:25 PM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • I think if the answer could be stated here at Cafemom, it would be way to easy.... It's not easy. It's going to take a whole bunch of parents rethinking their ideas and beliefs. It's never going to happen though. And by the way, the world is not ending.... It just dies a little each and every day. Always has.

    Answer by m-avi at 7:06 PM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • People are trying to make simple answers here, and it's not going to be any one thing. Mental health has to be addressed. Media attention has to be addressed. Gun laws have to be addressed. School safety and security has to be addressed. Laws also have to change, so someone who hasn't YET committed a crime doesn't have the chance to, if there is real cause for concern.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:10 PM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • In other words, you have to decide if you want to life in 1984, The Matrix, or MInority Report.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:13 PM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • Nimue, you can't get much smaller than that Amish school where those five girls were murdered.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:15 PM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • Maybe instead of worrying about drug runners so much, the gov should focus more on gun runners

    First you need to tell the government to stop turning a blind eye to the guns, or even offering them up themselves in trade to get info or help out rebels in other countries. Hard to bitch about people shipping "illegal weapons" to our country when we do the same to theirs.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:24 PM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • I had to look up the Minority Report reference. I have missed a lot of movies you guys talk about. Maybe I need to watch more tv.
    Potential threat does come into play with these cases and others though. Look at stalker laws, for example. So often, a victim is told that unless their stalker actually commits a crime, nothing can be done. Look at the guy who shot up the theater recently. People knew he had some serious issues, but nothing was done. His own mother's reaction was "You have the right person." It ties back in with mental health, when a person is clearly a threat, but that person can't be charged with a crime. I was reading that bit written by the mom of the violent kid who can't get real help for her son unless he is locked up in prison. We need to change what can and can't be done when it comes to mental health and a person who wants to cause harm.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:33 PM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • NP you beat me to the Minority Report reference.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:17 PM on Dec. 17, 2012