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Just a couple of thoughts on Newtown

by Steve Mona on Sun, Dec 16 2012 12:34 PM

By now much has been said about the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut; too much probably and so I'm a little leery to jump into the fray but here goes...

Of course the rhetoric has mostly been about gun control and gun laws. Little if any blame is being affixed to the person who actually did the shooting although much will be said and uncovered in the coming weeks. So what do we know?

  • We know that despite the screaming from the left Connecticut's gun laws actually worked. Adam Lanza was unable to purchase any weapon because he did not want to wait the mandatory waiting period or submit to a background check.
  • We know that despite knowing her son was, I'll be kind, "different" his mom apparently failed to safeguard her own firearms which were stolen from her and used to kill her and so many others.
  • We know that the hypocrisy of the left is that those yelling the loudest, Michael Moore I'm talking to you, don't have to avail themselves of a firearm because they surround themselves with armed security personnel. Let that soak in a bit. Is there any of you that believe that the most popular of people in the entertainment or news fields walk around without security and that if they do those security personnel are martial arts experts and not armed?

I don't know, but I suspect we'll find out, if the gun shops where Adam Lanza tried to purchase those weapons should have raised some red flags. Hindsight is always 20/20 and in these cases the red flags may or may not have been with his counselors, his teachers, his family and his mental/physical health professionals. The dots are always easier to connect after the fact. I do know that instead of talking about taking guns away from the 80 million Americans who haven't killed anyone I'd prefer to see a top to bottom overhaul of the mental health industry. Sometime, I believe in the 1980's, some sort of expose on the conditions in mental health facilities appalled the public to the point that closing them and turning these people out into the streets seemed a better idea. All that did was allow their families, the government, and the medical establishment to turn their backs on these people. They have since become the problem of strangers and Law Enforcement personnel. A bigger problem than "gun control."

I know I join everyone of decency in saying my thoughts and prayers rest with the families...


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