Perhaps we should develop a "General" Forum ...that's why I'm starting a thread in the "General NFL" forum. It appeared to be the closest forum regarding the subject matter.
I'll begin with the shooting at Virginia Tech and move from there. Hind-sight is always 20-20, that's why the news is starting to interview VT Professors who have interacted with the shooter,
This 23-year-old South Korean student had a profile that was observed by professor prior to the shooting. This trend of mass killings is not new, and many believe it will not stop.
What about sporting events, baseball and football probably pull in the larger crowds. Is security tight enough to protect those in attendance? And we aren't even talking about terrorist activities. We're talking about an overzaelous fan, someone who may be fed up with a player/opponent player, someone with serious chronic mental illnesses or substance abuse related disorders.
So what can be done to prevent this type of catastrophe from occurring during a football/baseball game?
Tighter restrictions on gun control is One option, but we know how most Americans feel about that.
Tight immigration laws, but Americans are just as vulnerable of being mentally Ill as aliens from other countries.
Note: I was sitting in on a Suicide Prevention meeting and was told that the leading four (4) causes of death for ages 7-17 were:
1 - Accidental
2 - Homicide
3 - Cancer
4 - Suicide
What prompts a person to commit an egregious act, then commit suicide ...
Just some thoughts to provoke your views. Let's see what you've got! This post has been edited by Eagle-Talon on Apr 18 2007, 11:43 AM