Oh definitely, we should just give him a hotel room at Mandalay bay with all expenses paid. After all, that poor soul only killed 14 innocent people in a random attack. Maybe we should cuddle him and give him money to buy more guns and kill more innocent people. So, not killing him would definitely put a stop to this?
Don't be a fool, wasting tax money on a waste of skin is a bigger slap to the face of the victim's families. Him being dead or alive won't bring back those people who died but him being dead would waste less of that tax money. And killing him should only cost $5 (a stainless steel butcher knife). We need to reduce the population a little bit so these people should be easy killing.
First off Mandalay Bay sucks. It's tucked away at the far end of the strip next to Luxor and Excalibur. Bellagio and Wynn are where it's at.
Killing him would definitely put a stop to HIM
doing any more harm. Won't do anything to stop the next shooter though.
The issue isn't how much it would cost to keep him in prison. How pissed off were you at those pallets of cash that went missing in Iraq? You know the ones with billions of dollars in them? How pissed off are you that the Federal Reserve loans money to banks at zero interest for the purpose of making small business loans and those banks turn around and buy treasuries (essentially loaning it back to the government for interest risk free) with it?
I am guessing the issue you have is with him being kept alive. Actually, it is a valid issue. When it comes to the death penalty I am ambivalent. I would side with the majority of the population which ever way they saw it.
The purpose of prison is not to punish. It is to rehabilitate. So that these people can re-integrate into society. Obviously some people commit crimes so heinous that there is no rehabilitating them. So what is the point in housing them? It is an interesting question. Probably one best suited for a different thread so as not to derail this one.
As far as the $5 stainless steel butcher knife. If you think you have what it takes to be executioner then you have my vote and my full confidence.