Well, you certainly won’t find sanity in the ranks of the gun grabbers who are so fired up about the Newtown school massacre.
Friends and family portrayed Adam Lanza’s mother Nancy as a paranoid ‘survivalist’ who believed the world was on the verge of violent, economic collapse.
She is reported to have been struggling to hold herself together and had been stockpiling food, water and guns in the large home she shared with her 20-year-old son
he was described yesterday as a ‘ghost’ – an autistic genius, according to former school fellows, but also a ‘deeply disturbed’ young man who was so withdrawn that even many of his closest relatives hadn’t set eyes on him for years.
a reclusive youth who had few if any friends and spent most of his time in two adjoining bedrooms in the family home.
There he would spend hours on his computer, much of the time devoted to playing violent games.
Just one question. Doesn’t this describe many if not most of the new generation? Are they all potentially and soon to be actually crazed mass murderers? Another question. Are all Mormons to be suspect now because they too believe in “hoarding” essential supplies? Are all Mormons, survivalists or plain folk who keep a well stocked pantry — all they all insane?
We would be better off debating two taboo subjects — the laws that make it difficult to control people with mental illness and the growing body of evidence that “gun-free” zones, which ban the carrying of firearms by law-abiding individuals, don’t work.
Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings [that] ever had taken place [were] in either Britain or Germany
the Aurora shooter, who killed twelve people earlier this year, had a choice of seven movie theaters that were showing the Batman movie he was obsessed with. All were within a 20-minute drive of his home. The Cinemark Theater the killer ultimately chose wasn’t the closest, but it was the only one that posted signs saying it banned concealed handguns carried by law-abiding individuals. All of the other theaters allowed the approximately 4 percent of Colorado adults who have a concealed-handgun permit to enter with their weapons
There is no evidence that private holders of concealed-carry permits (which are either easy to obtain or not even required in more than 40 states) are any more irresponsible with firearms than the police
Despite all of this evidence, the magical thinking behind gun-free zones is unlikely to be questioned in the wake of the Newtown killings. Having such zones gives people a false sense of security, and woe to the politician or business owner who now suggests that a “gun-free zone” revert back to what critics would characterize as “a wild, wild West” status. Indeed, shortly after the Cinemark attack in Colorado, the manager of the nearby Northfield Theaters changed its policy and began banning concealed handguns.
News from The Associated Press
China says stabber affected by ‘doomsday rumors’
a man who went into a school in central China and stabbed 23 children last week was “psychologically affected” by doomsday predictions.
Min Yongjun is suspected of going into an elderly woman’s house Friday morning and stabbing her with a kitchen knife. He then allegedly went to a nearby elementary school in Chenpeng village in Guangshan county and injured the 23 children before being stopped by teachers and police.
Remember, this news comes from a country that uses chopsticks, Why? Because centuries ago some warlord so mistrusted his subjects that he decided to confiscate anything that could be used as a weapon, and severely limited access to … KNIVES. The cook has one, but nobody at the dinner table has one. And this country is also a police state.
So why be obsessed with guns? Let’s ban knives, too.
While we are at it, let’s remember the 007 and who-done-it movies that show how to kill with a pen — so let’s also ban pens, pencils and chopsticks, too. Nobody ever killed anybody with a keyboard… yet.
Better make those keyboards wireless… Ban cables and extension cords, too. Don’t forget axes, screwdrivers, hammers, chisels, saws, and all the power tools; heck, tools in general, just to be safe. Ban glass bottles and everything else made of glass. Ban baseball… bats are lethal. Ban frying pans — my mother fended off an attacker one day by bashing his head in with her cast iron skillet. How about cars? Do we really need cars? Aren’t there enough buses? And we might as well put safety nets around all buildings with more than just the ground floor, in case some deranged criminal might try to throw people out the window…
imagine if at least one teacher (with a concealed weapons permit) had their .40 caliber Glock with them, locked and loaded, when this weed Adam Lanza began his murderous mayhem today on the Sandy Hook Elementary School campus? What would have happened differently? Would idiot boy have been able to slay 20 children and 6 teachers?
Well,… let me share some observations.
The Fort Hood massacre occurred because even the military has a long standing policy against even properly trained soldiers being armed on base. In the Viet Nam era the rationale was that you don’t want to risk disgruntled draftees knocking off officers. It was bad enough we had all those fragging incidents in the “theater of operations” (as if the officers were responsible for that unpopular war and the 500 kids coming home in body bags every week.) I don’t know if that was the reasoning but I think the practice goes back centuries for much the same reason.
Most teachers I have ever known would be ill equipped emotionally and physically to handle the responsibility of carrying a gun all the time. They would be the first targets and victims of any attack.
Most policemen will tell you that they never fired their gun in the line of duty. Yet they are the ones who’s profession requires a gun; the teachers are not.
And when drive-by shootings became all the rage especially in the inner city ghettos, which was about the time when people figured out how to make fashionably tailored suits out of kevlar, the establishment’s response was to… ban bullet-proof suits (on the theory that Mafia wise guys would have an unfair advantage over the police.) So the bodies, shot or knifed, just keep piling up, and don’t really make the news anymore unless the victims are hapless bystanders, especially children.
I don’t know where this leaves us. One thing that is scary is that the gun grabbers invariably seek to “never let a good crisis go to waste.” What will they do, go door to door to collect all guns? The other one is that the new generation just shrugs their shoulders and say, well, it’s not like such incidents happen every day….
So, what to do, really?
We must get as many people as possible to qualify for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. (No, I don’t have a financial interest in a gun shop.) If enough people did so, the linguini spined politicians just might see their way to repealing all the gun-free zone, possession and other laws that put limits on the Second Amendment. What part of “the right of the PEOPLE to keep and BEAR arms shall not be INFRINGED” don’t they understand?
The practical fact is, “when seconds count, the police are minutes away.” If I am attacked, it is small comfort knowing that a CSI team will be there to collect my body. Why can’t victims have the right to protect themselves? Sure it is “better be judged by twelve than carried by six,” but you are not going to have a chance to protect yourself if you are arrested for possession, your house is ransacked and your guns are confiscated.
Our lawmakers simply must reaffirm our right of self-defense under natural law and the Constitution.