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To JohnRulz;

Well, I can’t say anything more, I agree with you in pretty much everything you say haha. In fact I knew you would think that way from what I read in previous posts. That’s nice, at least it shows some people think the right way. I also don’t understand why we only hear about the murderer, but not about the victims. It’s disgusting.

About what you said about armed officiers. You are right, it might not be the best solution, but you admitted it will result in fewer deaths in mass shootings. What we want is to avoid mass shootings, not lower the amount of casualties. However, from a practical view, it’s better than nothing, I guess. And from what I heard in the news locally, it isn’t likely that people in USA want to do drastic changes to avoid those mass shootings. *sigh…

I don’t think USA overreacts about everything. They just have a different way to deal with their troubles. And because it is currently the most powerful nation in the world, we just hear about them everytime. Not like we care, but sensationalism is what seems to be the best way to sale the news, and a lot of people around the globe are actually liking those news.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How different would USA be seen if...

JohnRulz, I understand your point. I agree about the fact that mentally ill soldiers in USA are probably not getting enough support for their illness. However, I don’t agree that mental illness in general is a problem in America (your sentence suggests you think only America has this problem). Mental illness is a general trouble that affects lots of people in industrialized countries, not only America, mostly due to stress. Is is well-known, but is it still a taboo.

From what i’ve read, you don’t understand why would someone think that the best way to resolve mass shootings is to give to even more people the right to use guns (armed guards as you wrote). You must understand that the situation in America and in Norway is not the same. In America, you are allowed to buy guns freely. In Norway, your gun is registered to your name in the police database and you can’t have a gun if you have a record, or if the police thinks you can be a threat to the society. This alone reduces greatly the potential of having a mass shooting in Norway. For the Americans that see guns as self-defense weapons and not as murdering tools, they will obviously see armed guards as a response to mass shootings, and they are right. I’m pretty sure if you put armed guards at every school, mass shootings in schools will reduce. It might not be the best solution (not even close IMO), but it is still a solution. You don’t think the way Americans think, and it it normal. Your background defines you, and what may seem obvious for you may not seem that obvious for the others. Your solution might be to treat people with mental illnesses to avoid mass shootings, but it is unrealistic to think under short and medium term that this is a viable solution. What Americans need is a solution that will have an impact right now.

To resolve this problem, I see 2 reasonable options (there are more, but I don’t know them or I don’t think they are a good way to fix the problem).
1- Let the police build a weapon database (expensive, but firearms are at least a bit more controlled)
2- Machine guns, SMGs and any other weapon other than a revolver should be illegal to have in USA, or at least make illegal the bullets for those kind of weapons (seriously, why having an automatic rifle with bullets if it’s only for “a collection”). There is obviously no need for a 30 bullets magazine rifle if none are allowed…

I apologize for any mistakes in my text, please forgive me, i’m not a native english speaker. I also apologize to the OP, as it may not be an anwser to his question. Yeah I know, I apologize a lot, it’s normal, I’m Canadian (stereotypes FTW!).