Would the police have done so? In movies or crime shows they always shoot at people who've opened fire. I was just merely curious how this works in real life. Do they shoot back, shoot to kill?
As a mother it makes me overwhelmed with grief that the families of those beautiful children and of the heroic staff members will never get justice because he killed himself. They will never fully understand why their loved ones were taken from them. I don't understand why these psychos don't just put the bullets in their heads to start with when they always end up killing themselves after they've taken numerous innocent lives with them.
Answer by louise2 at 8:44 PM on Dec. 17, 2012
Answer by virginiamama71 at 8:48 PM on Dec. 17, 2012
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:57 PM on Dec. 17, 2012
Thanks to TN vs. Garner, yes he would have been shot to death.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:00 PM on Dec. 17, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:03 PM on Dec. 17, 2012
Answer by anime_mom619 at 9:04 PM on Dec. 17, 2012
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 9:12 PM on Dec. 17, 2012
Answer by Babicakes24 at 9:29 PM on Dec. 17, 2012
Answer by goofygalno1 at 9:42 PM on Dec. 17, 2012
It's a shame that this man, Adam Lanza, couldn't get the help he needed before he went on the rampage. As I understand it, his mother had expressed concerns about his stability weeks before the shooting, and that she was worried that he might hurt himself or others. I also understand that the only mental health clinic in his town had shut down in the 90's, as they are all over this country. We're living through a recession, with a great deal of uncertainty, easily accessible weapons, and few options to reach out to and help those who are suffering. At this point, with services being cut, those that serve the mentally ill, or those least able to help themselves, are among the first to be cut. That leaves us a very vulnerable society. As far as what would have happened, he would have gone to prison, and finally gotten the services he needed, when it was too late to help.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:43 PM on Dec. 17, 2012