The narrative in the news has changed at least three times now, I think at one point it was two people who intervened, one with their own rifle and another who grabbed the guy’s gun. Why it’s best to wait a few days so the BS can get filtered out. Not sure what the official report is now.
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Except if the policy in place was implemented properly, meaning if there wasn't someone in the government who ****ed up at doing their job, the background check would've actually turned up bad shit on this guy and he wouldn't have been able to purchase the gun.
“I am Darth Umbravon, and I am the darkness, I am the Shadow of the Sith!”
That might have prevented him from buying the gun that he bought. I just tend to think that the kind of psycho that is going to shoot up a bunch of random people would just get a gun on the black market if they had to.
Also, it seems likely that there are probably other mass shooters out there who wouldn't necessarily fail said background test. I'm not saying that I wouldn't support such a measure, btw. I just think that these shootings will likely continue regardless.
A lot of this comes down to things outside the governments control. Or maybe the ability to handle.
If budget's are short, the most vulnerable are the first to suffer. Homeless shelters close, benefits dry up, public works are stalled..
All comes down to money.
And on jobs, it's worse. Companies are cash cows for investors at best, ponzi schemes at worst, and the "human resources" don't factor into it. If a company can be run with 100% automated labor, that's what will happen.
It all comes down to money.
The gentrification that displaces the poor makes other people less poor. Or even wealthy. That's why it happens.. The governnent can't really prevent it from happening. A bunch of trust fund babies or ultra privileged kids with deep pockets decide to buy into a new strip with a Whole Foods, several micro brews some clubs, some excitement, and a lot of job prospects for the well educated, what can you do about it? Force them out, or else?
Nothing to be done.
The only way things will change, is if the poor learn to become Carl Ichons and get some backing, or if a bunch of rich altruists pool their resources, become very active in politics, set up jobs that look at human beings as more then a means to personal wealth, and basically do their level best to live for people other then their friends, family, and lifestyle.
Good luck with that. Even supposedy "liberal" university professors openly admit their pensions rank higher on their concerns then any social issue, to their shame.