Okay, genius OP! What are YOU going to do to help those nice Garlic Fest folks and the mourning families of those three kids blasted to the hereafter, “Thoughts and prayers”?
Leave it to these dungholes to totally destroy the previously-nice sentiment “Thoughts and prayers”. Everything they touch, they turn to barf.
The Gilroy shooting is the signal to make Assault-Weapons Bans, Gun Regulations and Background Checks 100% National rather than left up to the States. California has a strong system of gun laws but Nevada doesn’t and the shooter got his gun from Nevada.
I also feel that these shootings would also be less frequent if the media kept the perp or perp’s nameless and faceless. Other details….including a very short summary of motive (since people have an emotional need to know ‘Why?’) are fine but mentions of manifestos, the perp’s mug and name should never be mentioned, ever!
THUS; TACKLING THIS NEEDS TO BE A MULTI-PRONGED THING.
* Educate people on what the 2nd Amendment really means and the CONTEXT of it!
* Make a nationwide ban on assault weapons and a nationwide consistent system of regulations and background checks that’s the same no matter what state one is in.
* Beef up the mental health system, better funding for research. Reopen but heavily regulate and fund the mental hospitals and beef up the Assisted Living systems. Teach coping skills everywhere.
* End the culture of Toxic Masculinity and re-frame talking things out, seeking help, seeing a shrink or counselor, crying, being non-violent, etc. as examples of truly NOBLE AND MANLY THINGS!
* Boycott the NRA and boycott those who support the NRA and tell the Far-Right to go screw itself with a hot poker!
Besides; Jim-Bob can ward off a home-invasion (or whatever his fantasyland mind tells him) just fine with a simple pistol or shotgun.
Also; No amount of assault-weapons-wielding wingnuts is going to be able to overthrow one of the most gigantic, well-funded, high-powered militaries on Earth today.
* These idiots only want unfettered war weapons everywhere because they’re macho morons who feel insignificant and want to indulge their “Rambo” fantasies….
….Never mind that the REAL Rambo of the first movie was a traumatized vet who needed help and that First Blood was actually an anti-War drama about PTSD and the ill-treatment Vietnam veterans often got from ignorant fols when they came home….that just had some action stuff tossed in.
* I personally see the other Rambo films as non-cannon fan-fiction written by buffoons who missed the point of the first film. They’re the equivalent of those idiots who made a video game “sequel” to the Pacino version of Scarface….because they assumed Tony Montana had “healing factor” super powers or is a lich or something.