THEDIRTYBUBBLEI'm starting to think we should have armed national guard members in public. Our country is not as safe as we think.
this isn't the answer, though. you're letting him win. don't try to stop the events from unfolding when they do, make sure it won't even happen in the first place. and i'm not saying ban all guns or make everywhere gun free. i'm talking about the actual root causes. the lack of available help for people with mental health disorders in the us, the media's reactions to such events, letting people live in infamy forever, etc.
our country is safer than it's ever been, don't let fox news tell you anything different. at a conservative estimate ~5000 people per day in the U.S. you have far more reason to be petrified of getting into your car and driving on the interstate than walking around a college campus, theater, etc. you're about as likely to get killed by a terrorist or mass shooter as you are to get struck by lightning. technology has made our world very small (shouts out L1) and a side effect of that is that distant events are covered on national news, and you get a perception bias. i'm sick of the fear mongering in this country. mass shootings are a problem that needs to be solved, yes, but they're blown out of proportion because they're very scary and traumatic when they do happen.
people die in droves every day by way of car accidents, homicides, obesity, suicide, drowning, and so on. and this is not to downplay the lives of all of those lost in today's tragedy. may they rest and peace and may their families find peace somehow.
but seriously, fuck these isolated incidents causing people to live their lives in fear. they're fucked up, but chances are they probably won't happen to you. same thing goes with a car accident, although you're way more likely to die in one of those. to put it into perspective, even if 1000 people died from mass shootings this year (a very generous number), that would mean you had roughly a 1,000/300,000,000 chance of dying from such an incident. that's 1 in 300,000. i'll take those odds any day. for further perspective, over 30,000 people die each year in car accidents. if you're scared of mass shootings and get into your car everyday with no second thoughts, you're just being dumb.
again, i'm not downplaying the tragedy of these events. just saying you shouldn't live in fear because of them.