Chris, I don't think anyone is naive enough to think any measure will prevent all of this. There's always going to be that guy (really those guys) that literally slips under every imaginable radar; the Vegas type will be the first guy in the hypothetical post-2nd Amendment "gun free" America that'll still show up with a fully automatic machine gun & mow down a crowd for sure. But don't forget they're not all like that, plenty of them shoot up red flags all over the place before hand, no pun intended.Look at the Las Vegas shooter who killed all those people. The FBI dug really deep into that guys past and couldn't find one single thing about why he did it or what his motivation was.
Last I remember reading, no one around him said he displayed any traits or characteristics of a guy who was about to go kill all those people. One day he just apparently decided to go do it.
My point being that even rigorous background checks and psych evaluations can't prevent all of this stuff.
shit if we knew that no one outside of northern California (& some serious foodies elsewhere) would've ever heard of a town called Gilroy, much less Columbine, Sandy Hook....What changed?
It's amazing as I sit here & think about these little corners of our country that'll forever be known for the massacres that occurred there. Kinda fucked up isn't it