"simply make a bomb out of materials easily available in their local hardware, feed & seed, and/or grocery store."
- alternatively, they could just buy a high-velocity assault rifle from Walmart. With bullets. And corn flakes.
They could, but they'd be leaving a much more obvious and flaggable "trail."
Judith, like most people who don't think very deeply about a topic, you're simply repeating a commonly-held falsehood, namely that almost everyone in the US has a gun and that most people love guns.
That's simply false:
While there are a lot of guns in the US, most of them are owned by a few people who own multiple guns. The average American gun owner owns 8 guns. Most Americans don't own guns.
It seems that most mass shootings in the US are done by people who are technically suicidal and want to die in a "suicide by cop" blaze of glory. They are not average Americans in any way, shape, or form, so it's time for you to be honest and stop painting Americans with a broad, prejudicial brush.
Even the Americans I referred to in my "Editorial" above are not killers. They simply create an atmosphere that breeds killers.
A part of the problem, of course, is that those who want guns have a constitutional right to to them. It was put into the Constitution in a far different atmosphere from today's, with the country under potential threat from the British.
The Constitution cannot easily be changed. In fact, it's nearly a practical impossibility, so some other approach to ending the violence is needed.
Hi Strega when did you move to the states. And how are you finding it.
Strega, I imagine you fell pretty safe there. Vermont has a low crime rate, lower than most European countries if I recall correctly.
And just to point out Vermont is the state that NEVER placed any restriction on the carry of firearms, either openly or concealed. The guy next to you at the grocery store could be packing heat and you'd never know it.
LOL, yes, that was a gift.
The reason I asked is that the usual stance by folks who are anti gun is that the mere presence of a gun by itself is a hazard, it could even make a sane person "snap." I'm not exaggerating, though of course there are plenty of exceptions. Clearly, at some level you don't believe this or you'd be trying to move to New York City or New Jersey (where that happy-to-see-you man would be committing a felony).