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What can be done to stop or reduce the number of mass shootings that have become so frequent in America?

January 3, 2013

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Satinder Hundal ( in Shawnee) says...

"There are number of things that need to be addressed: gun control - strict rules, justification for assault weapons, easier access to mental health care and people staying connected with each other along with their surroundings.

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Stephanie Meyer ( in Shawnee) says...

"We need greater access to mental health care and an increased understanding of the responsibility of gun ownership, without restricting the rights of lawful owners."

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Bill Shippee ( in Shawnee) says...

"Deal with the root problem, mentally ill people who perform these heinous crimes. Gun control is akin to thinking eliminating eating utensils would curb obesity."

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Norge Jerome ( in Shawnee) says...

“Restrict access to assault weapons used in mass shootings. Provide effective, protective management of mental health patients. Include comprehensive background checks of purchasers at gun shows.”

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Ben Nicks ( in Shawnee) says...

"Perfect security against actions of a demented person is impossible by definition. Denying one type of weapon to an irrational assassin probably would only slow down an insane killer, if you could really identify crazy murderers, again almost impossible by definition. I have no answer."

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Gloria Bessenbacher ( in Shawnee) says...

"Parents should guide, discipline and instill good principles in their children. Bad behavior should never go unpunished. Schools, should follow suit by teaching and reinforcing these rules, and society-at-large should support all the above."

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Ray Erlichman ( in Shawnee) says...

"New laws with restrictions provide a false sense of security, and create more victims. How many existing laws did the Newtown shooter violate? At least a half dozen. People like that do not obey the laws. In some areas, teachers with CCL and additional training are permitted to carry in class. Calling 911 only gives a perp a lead time of 6-8 minutes to do more damage."

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Michael Sanders ( in Shawnee) says...

"A multifaceted approach: Re-establish 21st century mental health facilities, reinstitute values education at home and in schools, and recapture the American dream – a middle-class standard of living attainable through hard work. "

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