When does personal responsibility become a part of the question?

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Post by Jgideon » 31 May 2018, 05:18

I believe that we cannot blame an entire society for the crime commited by an individual. Everyone has to take responsibility for their actions. Owning a gun and using the gun to commit a crime are two different issues. It is important to make people know that every choice and action has consequences.

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Post by CheyenneR » 18 Jun 2018, 23:17

I think that several of the characters are responsible. Especially Vince and Trudi, they were very much against what was happening in the media but then at one point, they thought they could fix the problem the same way it started.

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Post by chupke07 » 20 Jun 2018, 11:57

Personal responsibility is the main culprit, therefore the shooter is responsible. The point the author is trying to make is the easy access to such dangerous weapons can make a bad decision a deadly one. There is one character who turns in all of her guns to be destroyed, not harming a single person.

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Post by mac83 » 21 Sep 2018, 10:18

I think ultimately it is the shooter's responsibility. They have options. They choose to shoot. They could let the law do their job, they could pass peacefully, but they chose to shoot. Yes, guns tend to be available to just about anyone, but there are things done to try and keep that from happening. But if we make laws stricter for regular people to get guns, it will just make criminals search harder to find ways around it all to obtain guns illegally.
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