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@A_Ron_Hubbard while I absolutely completely disagree with whoever said school shootings are the “price of liberty” I don’t see how laws stop criminals. Like, we made alcohol illegal in the 30s, they said it would lower crime. it was a disaster. Passing more laws just makes law-abiding citizens more defenseless. You can’t punish law abiding citizens because criminals exist. Isn’t that why we have due process? And by punish law abiding citizens, I mean banning things because they are used wrongly. I certainly don’t have the answers, and I do want steps taken to never have this happen again. I don’t know what steps we take as a country. Stricter background checks and forbidding private sales is maybe a start, but I’ve heard suggestions (not saying you have) of registration. That to me is a violation of my privacy. I have never used a gun wrongly, and if we start passing legislation because I *might* use if wrongly, then we are a step away from the thought police and George Orwell’s worst nightmare.
I had been avoiding this film because of the subject matter. But finally watched it last night for the podcast. While I can say it’s very moving and well made. Don’t think I’ll be returning to it. That isn’t a damnation of the film or the commission by any means, it’s just too depressing for my taste.