Hypothetically, let us say you ban all guns in America, you also somehow miraculously round up every gun, legal and illegal so there are actually nonexistent, yes, you could have stopped this maniac from "shooting" all these innocent people. Now, what if we hijacked a semi and drove through the crowd instead? Well, he wouldn't have shot them, but the basic problem of evil (not biblical sense) exists and you didn't prevent people from being massacred. The gun control debate at these times is a kneejerk, easy political grandstand that doesn't solve anything. it's topical and emotional.
You can't make guns just disappear, no by reviewing current gun control laws, not by making them stricter. Criminals will still get them regardless, its called the black market. Far left utopian fairytales won't make bad people disappear too. Who cares, ban all the guns, go ahead, give it a try, let's see if there if mass shooting become a thing of the past, let's see if gang member in the inner cities stop shooting each other, let's see if suicidal people still don't find a way to kill themselves. I know my libertarian ideas on this are sooooo offensive, but I like to just think I am a realist. I stopped believing in a utopian world when I stopped being a jw.
And you can say well Australia did it, they haven't had a mass shooting since, well they also don't have trucks driving through crowds in Australia. Also I read somewhere that Australia now again has as many gun owners as it did pre 96'!?!?! I don't have a good answer, and being able to say that is intellectual honesty, not grasping at straws.
I understand people not carrying about the 2nd amendment or owning a gun, but I think (as always) that attaching the gun control debate to mass shootings is dumb. If you want to get a gun against all the gun laws we have, you still can. Stop believing utopian ideas of a world without harm because the government is running our lives.Think like a criminal just for a minute and tell me how any gun law would have stopped such a determined, tactical, mass shooting. This guy was going to hurt a lot of people no matter what.
This is known to be a cultural divide and hot topic in America, the new regressive movement feeds on the cultural divide. Don't buy into it.
And cofty not to disagree with you, but just to make a point
Allowing citizens to own military style automatic weapons is indefensible.
How did that work in Paris in 2015? It didn't. So while I feel the same way that people don't need to own high capacity tactical weapons, it's not really the root of how and why this occurred.
We are told to focus on the "how", not the "why" which really has the most influence on this kind of evil