"Do you know why you never hear stories like this in Japan? Because the entire country isn't armed."
But they have had mass murders committed using knives/swords, arson, and poisoning.
It's hard to stop crazy, but we do have red flag laws and the one in Florida has been used thousands of times since enacted in 2016. This tragedy like many others had a perpetrator that showed many red flags but those close to him choose to do nothing.
His girlfriend of 4 years knew he suffered from PTSD, and said he had become increasingly erratic even telling her he could talk directly to God. She knew he had guns and plenty of training on how to use them. He worked as an armed security guard, so she knew he carried a gun daily while conversing directly with God.
Didn't she have some responsibility to society to alert the authorities or were her rights and freedoms more important?