Yeah pretty shitty all around. I got home picked up the guitar played about 4 or 5 songs and just couldn't get the joy that usually bring nor the peace so I just shut everything off and watched a movie and went to bed. Hope today is a better day all around.
Ya know, being prior military and serving in order to preserve our way of life and defend The Constitution, I have always been a very strong supporter of the second amendment. I own quite a few guns and shoot regularly. I highly disagree with the way they classify weapons in Washington as well. None of the things that they say makes a weapon an "assault weapon" ( quotes because it's an invented term ) have any effect on its lethality as they are cosmetic /utilitarian in nature.
That being said there really does need to be some common ground everyone can agree upon that can limit the chances of these types of things happening. I know they guy had none of the classic warning signs and was not legally prohibited from buying firearms but fu*k me running. IMHO I would say that once you have 47 flipping guns MAYBE just MAYBE it should raise some sort of flag and you should be required to undergo some sort of evaluation/licensing requirement. I dont know. I have no problem with magazine size limits, I dont have issues with "bullet buttons", hell I dont even have an issue with registering the guns I do own. Unfortunately none of these measures would prevent this type of occurrence cause well crazy gonna crazy.
I truthfully would be more scared of some redneck with a deer rifle and a high powered scope that the average idiot with a semi auto spraying and praying as they are pretty much guaranteed going to hit you with every round.
What's the answer? I really dont know but I would really like to see the solution come from a more moderate "middle of the road" group and not the far left or far right sides of the spectrum as it seems the centrist seem to be a lot more sane than the others.
Welp that's my spew. Had to get it off my chest and you guys tend to be the more rational people I know online so thanks. Larry not sure if this violates anything and if it does please feel free to nuke it from orbit I just needed to get it off my chest. Thanks for what ya do pal.