After each mass shooting, pro-gun and anti-gun communities start fighting and arguing on media and social media and after a couple of weeks both of them forget about the innocent lives that were lost, they simply forget about the hundreds of affected family members and friends of the victims, they delay efficient solutions because they know “time” helps people to forget and move on, they know that the new of today will be forgotten in matter of weeks, sometimes even days…
Las Vegas Mass Shooting, 2017
Las Vegas mass shooting occurred on the night of Sunday, October 1st 2017 when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 851 injured. Between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m. PDT, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, fired more than 1,100 rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. Shooting lasted 10 minutes.
Florida High School Mass Shooting, 2018
On February 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 17 people were killed and 17 more were wounded, all by bullets, making it one of the world’s deadliest school massacres. Shooting lasted 6 minutes.
Let us examine together the proposed Solutions to limit mass shooting:
- Raising minimum age for buying rifles to 21
Looking at recent Vegas shooting, the shooter had 64 years old. Thus, bringing the minimum age for buying rifles up to 21 will not help solve the mass shooting problem. Also, if those under 21 cannot buy rifles and automatic weapons, they can always steal it.
- Establishing waiting periods and background checks
Good, but does not guarantee the mental state of the weapon owner after the purchase. If today, the buyer is mentally sane, there is no guarantee that after a couple of years the buyer can, at any time, use the weapon for mass shooting. There is no way of performing quarterly or yearly mental health check for all gun owners in the states from an administrative point of view as well as from cost point of view.
- Arming of qualified teachers
That is the best solution if the original aim was to sell more weapons, one would agree that this solution has been brought forward by pro-gun community and mainly “business” advisors. No one expects from politicians to have detailed knowledge and solutions for every problem in the world, that is why politicians have advisors! Politicians seems to have consulted with business and security advisors leaving technology advisors aside over this topic.
It is worth to mention that this solution, even if not implemented, will help in way! The propaganda of having armed teachers with concealed weapons will push criminals and ill minded to think twice before entering school premises. This proposal helps bring the doubt to potential attackers.
- Hiring of school police
From which budget? Tax payers will have to pay for this solution? Private Schools with limited budget? Public Schools?
- Ban on bump stocks
Barring some potentially violent or mentally unstable people from possessing bump stocks will limit the damage but will not help avoiding it
At HUMYX, we evaluated long term solutions to satisfy all parties involved in the 2nd amendment debate, pro-gun supporters and the right to protect one self, anti-gun supporters and the right to stay alive, legislators and law makers as well as the weapon industry.
Even if the solution will take years to be implemented, we want the technical solution to be definitive, accepted by all parties and final.
There is one common need that all parties involved in the debate agree upon, they all want “safety and security” of the people. If we draw this finding into a quadrupole diagram, it will look as below:
HUMYX technical solution for “GUN Control” does not eliminate the existence of the GUN but rather controls the GUN; It creates thousands of jobs in the weapon industry, it requires minimum effort from lawmakers, it satisfies the Pro-Gun community and protects the Anti-Gun supporters.
Stay tuned for a full solution description