|12-14-2012, 03:37 PM||#11|
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Location: San Diego
If it is harder to acquire assault weapons, it will at least take longer for people to acquire them. That leaves time for them to reconsider, or from someone to notice and intervene.
I agree that more effective gun control is not the ultimate answer to all of violent crime problems, nor is the prevalence of guns the cause of our violent crime problems. I do believe having more effective gun control reduces the frequency and severity of gun violence.
Destigmatizing and encouraging mental health care is our best answer, IMO, but we still have way too many guns.