I understand the concern, especially in light of recent events in the United States (Las Vegas and Texas).
Question: if you’re in a bigger parish, how do you know that Johnny Gun-carrier isn’t one of those crazies? That’s what gets me. I keep reading one side arguing about whether gun control is the answer, but they keep agreeing about the mental health part (or at least they did before Trump started saying it). Why, for goodness’ sake, do we actually agree on something and not do anything about it?
Would I carry a concealed firearm to Mass? No, I don’t like carrying guns; it’s my personal preference, and people do seem to get defensive when I say that. Do I think that people should feel encouraged to arm themselves for Mass? No, I would hope that we could start trying to figure out the problem at the root instead of trimming the twigs off of the top.
Why are people going into crowded areas with high power weapons, and nonchalantly opening fire on them. You know what? I’ve been mad at family members before, I’ve had money troubles, and I have depression. I have never decided that I could solve it by shooting a bunch of random people. Something’s wrong in these peoples’ minds, but we’re not talking about it.