I agree Glen..... too many universities as well as military academies sweep too much (problems or incidents) under the carpet. Until we each face our own inner villain and are willing to share..... we'll continue to have seemingly unprovoked and unexpected acts of violence.
The mental health issues have gone under the radar too long also. I'll bet most would be shocked at the number of people incarcerated as criminals that actually have some form of mental illness and don't belong in prison.
We have no real way of determining just how fragile a persons mental state is or addressing it until it's so fractured it creates a tragedy for someone else.
Where would you propose we put them if they have killed another human being or done some major crime that deems a prison sentence?. I'm not trying to start an argument that will go on for days for one. Secondly, while I do realize that there may be some card carrying members of the NRA on this site, I still believe that the NRA is an organization that needs to be tamed (and I mean really tamed).
With that being said, I believe that if you are planning on going to college and you have some sort of mental problem, it should be noted on that person's file whether it's good or bad. I know no one is perfect but, if that's how things need to go, so be it. As far as the colleges are concerned, they should be held accountable for incindents like the one last monday. I think the whole system is full of flaws. Not only did the teacher threaten to quit if the kid wasn't removed from her class but, the tutor that was assigned to him went to the dept. of student affairs and the cops, told them what was going on and they did nothing.
On a side note, there is a congresswoman from NY whom for the last 10 years has been submitting legislature to congress on gun control requiring that the NRA be dissolved and it keeps on getting tossed and tossed out. In that time, both her husband and her son died out of interesting causes. Let's face it guys, most people in the DC area know that the NRA has polititians from both sides in their pockets and they basically have control of congress either way.
I agree that even if the guy couldn't have obtained the guns legally he would have gotten them from someone else but, the chances of him acquiring a gun at that point would have been minimal because it's not like you can go to thug.com and find a thug in your area.