My solution is to not be that person. I intend to not conduct an indiscriminate mass shooting. I further my influence by creating a two-parent stable home and instill the values I have in my children.
If everyone did that there would be no shootings--no murders of any kind. But for the grace of God.
That said, mass killings will continue. And once the laws are changed and the guns removed, then our officials will decry the knife attacks until a national call for knife ban happens.
and good night
There is a difference between a shooting and a stabbing. Not from the point of view of the end result, mind. Both cause serious injury with the risk of death to the person suffering the attack.
The difference is in what it takes for the individual to carry out such an attack.
A gun is a "remote" weapon in as much as there is usually a distance between the shooter and the shot. With a rifle you can shoot somebody from, say, behind a picket fence on a grassy knoll and not only the victim, but all the witnesses will never know who you are. May not even see you there, let alone get a look at your face or be able to identify you later. Might not even be able to prove you were ever there. It is also more difficult to disarm a shooter. You can't get close enough to them without the risk of being shot while you approach.
You can even argue that you didn't kill anybody. The gun did the killing. You can - with a warped enough mindset - separate yourself from the act.
With a gun or rifle, it is possible to kill many people before a response disarms or kills you. N
With a knife, now, that's different. With a knife you have to make personal physical contact with the victim. You have to push the knife into another human beings body. You might find yourself looking into their eyes. You may even find their blood is spilled on your hands.
Now, that's personal. You feel that. You can't detach yourself from it. You can wash the blood away, but you can't cleanse it from your soul. "Out, damned spot." might clean your clothes, but it won't ease your conscience.
With a knife you can only attack one person at a time. Once the alarm is raised people can flee or put a barrier between you and them. Incidents of multiple stabbings are comparatively rare.
There is a big difference between shooting and stabbing. And if you add in the likelihood that getting up close to somebody who will likely fight back increases the possibility that you may be disarmed before doing anybody any harm, then in my opinion, such attacks are far less likely as an act of random violence than shooting.