Appreciated. To ask is to care. Perhaps no simple answer.
Being of support to our youth, a good parent, aunt, uncle, being a good friend, to see how they are doing, and help them find happiness in life, including positive and good mental health experiences. Love, and having something to live for long-term, can help one see right from wrong.
Strengthen programs for at risk youth, mental health care as prevention, as one would for regular health.
For that shooter, Payton Gendron, from what we heard so far, he had multiple serious mental health issues, including anger towards races, and I gathered “suicide ideation”, because he placed himself at risk of death as well.
I would challenge myself, all of us, and all of those who ever came in contact with youth – to look for signs, and help them. He was only 18 years old.
Given there are so many who advocate for more rules, should we be allowed to be a part of the dialogue though?
What if “we” in the 2A community could help write the rules? Is it not as simple as either no rules, or only the anti-gunner view gets to set the rules?
Is there even a set of standards which helps vet in or out riskier individuals? IDK?
Do the police or military have any helpful pre-tests? Not an easy fix. Therefore, some investment on developing a healthier mind set can be a win-win.
Could such incidences actually become evidence to allow legal conceal carry holders to enter stores with firearms, instead of prohibited signs?
We’ll not prevent all tragedies. Just looking to prevent the one right in front of us.
In honor of the people of Buffalo; I once knew a great person who lived and worked half way across the U.S., far from Buffalo; had a terminal illness, but their family lived in Buffalo. There was no insurance to cover costs of care in NY. Would you believe that the good people of Buffalo found a charity there, and the person was able to die with dignity, at home, with their family.