The draft? You got to be kidding me. The draft was not instituted to form a social conscience. It was to get enough people to fight in WWI and then continued onto other wars. How on earth would that help with some of these tragedies?
A lot of gang bangers are not of draft age and by the time they are they have committed crimes that would preclude them frim the military
- Timothy McVeigh was in the army as well as his co conspirators
-Aurora? Yeah, I am sure that bott camp would have brought some sense to this sick persons mind
- Conn? The man could not possibly get into the military with his mental condition or what ever he had
-Columbine? They were still in HS
- Iowa shooting in 91, done by a student from China
My list goes on and on
I did a look at all of these mass shooting and killings since 1985 and others and most would not have been stopped by the "draft" Many were under 18, some were in there 30-50's and had been in the military, others were mentaly ill (no excuse, just could not get into the military), a few were not US citizens.
So please, tell me how the draft would help out all of these mass shootings.
Sorry, it is just a cliche that folks use without doing any research. Just like there needs to be more God in schools. Just nice catch phrases that makes people feel like there is a simple solution to a complex and hard to understand problem we have with folks in this country.