Agreed. Everyone can be brave in retrospect. As a person that has been in life-or-death situations several times, I understand that and because of my complex-PTSD I am able to function in a crisis. Most people simply can't through no fault of their own. Agree again. The reality is criminals don't give a damn about the laws. Laws only deter honest people. Exactly. Agreed again. And, I'm not advocating taking away anybody's weapons. I am advocating that it should be a bit harder to OBTAIN a weapon. A self-declaration of no mental illness is ridiculous. Someone that wants to obtain a weapon and/or ammunition has every reason in the world to lie about that. And, every single criminal on Earth was once *not* a criminal. There is simply no way to mitigate this ahead of time. There is no remedy for... 1. identifying mass shooters *before* they become mass shooters. 2. Identifying potential risks *before* they become risks. 3. Removing weapons from people hell bent on committing crimes by any means necessary. We have to destigmatize mental health services. If people can lose their jobs/careers for seeking help, we are aiding and abetting any/all negative coping skills. Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid. It's even harder if you feel there is no way out of your internal pain except to hurt others.