Do parental responsibilities have a time limit? If the shooter has had long-term mental health issues, I would think not- I have known people whose kids were well into adulthood and were cared for by the family- I don't see why this would be different. At the very least, they should make sure the child's mental health issues are dealt with in a constructive way.\n\nIn a legal sense? Absolutely. Regardless, if the allegations are true, their denial of their kid's declared identity would have inhibited their ability to be of much practical help. What they should have done vice what they did is peripheral, really. Readily available and easily purchased firearms is far more germane.\nNashville school shooting: Claims Audrey Hale was rejected by family who ‘couldn’t accept’ trans identity - NZ Herald \n\n\nThe system used for vetting gun buyers is far too easy to abuse and there aren't enough checks & balances.\n\nNo argument with that.\n\nI think "Because I want seven guns" has stopped being a good reason for buying them.\nNo argument with that.\n \n\nIn his article, Klass includes-\n\n"\nFalse Claim 5: Gun control doesn’t work. Just look at Chicago!\n\nHow would you explain the much higher rate of knife homicides in the US vs UK? It has to be something other than access since every home in both places has knives, right?\n\nThis is one of the most persistent—and stupidest—claims that America’s pro-gun advocates point to. They take an American city with strict gun regulations, point to its high rate of gun violence, and then say “See, gun control doesn’t work! If it did, Chicago would be the safest city in the US!”\n\nThere are two glaring problems with this argument. The first is obvious: cities have larger populations, more crime, and more gangs than sparsely populated areas (this is true everywhere in the world). But the second flaw is more important: the “Chicago argument” compares ineffective patchwork gun control to real gun control."\n\nHe then goes on to say "South Chicago is roughly five miles from Indiana, where there are virtually no meaningful gun restrictions. It’s a fifteen minute drive. One Indiana gun shop has been directly linked to 850 firearms that were used to commit crimes in Chicago. People just hop in the car and buy a gun outside of the Chicago city limits.".\n\nThis completely ignores the private gun sales that are responsible for most shootings and if someone wants a gun, they don't need to make that drive- they can just buy it in the city. If they can't buy a gun legally in Illinois, crossing the state line won't make a difference because it's a national gun application, not local.\n\nThe 'We Need Gun Control' and 'We need to fix the people' camps need to find some common ground if this is ever going to be slowed- it's not just one or the other.\n\nI saw that NC no longer requires private gun sellers to purchase a permit from the Sheriff's office, at the crippling cost of FIVE DOLLARS. 2022 gun homicides increased 49% over 2021- I don't see this going well.\n\nhttps:\/\/myfox8.com\/news\/north-carolina\/what-exactly-does-north-carolinas-repeal-of-pistol-purchase-permit-laws-mean\/\n\n\nI'm not sure what point you're making here. He probably ignored private sales as contributory to gun crime in Chicago because it doesn't really add anything to his argument. Even if there were no private gun sales in taking place in Chicago, one only has to take that fifteen minute drive to get one. His point being, local gun control laws aren't effective when it's easy to get guns elsewhere. I believe that's an argument you have made before, isn't it?