Saturday, December 15, 2012

Here We Go Once Again

It seems like I'm writing about this type of thing all too often this year....Mass Murder....I'm writing about it so much that I should make Mass Murder a category.....

Now the most innocent of our population have become victims...Yesterday A teacher's son, clad in black and carrying two 9mm pistols, rampaged through a Connecticut elementary school Friday, killing 20 small children and six adults, a tragedy President Barack Obama said had broken the hearts of America.


The gunman, identified as Adam Lanza, 20, was found dead at the scene of the slaughter, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, law enforcement officials said. The body of a woman believed to be his mother was found at their home in Newtown, authorities said.
Officials initially misidentified the shooter to NBC News as Lanza's brother, Ryan. But a senior official later said that Ryan was nowhere near the shooting, is not believed to be involved, and is cooperating with the investigation.Ryan told police that Adam has a history of mental illness, according to the senior official. Yet the motive for the mass killing — the nation’s second-worst school shooting — was a mystery.

The weapons used in the attack were legally purchased and were registered to the gunman's mother, two law enforcement officials said. Two 9mm handguns were recovered inside the school. An AR-15-type rifle also was found at the scene, but there were conflicting reports Friday night whether it had been used in the shooting.

Police believe Lanza fatally shot his mother in the face, then drove to the hilltop school and unleashed a blizzard of bullets on children and staff in two rooms before apparently taking his own life.
"Evil visited this community today," Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Friday evening. "We are all in this together."




Are we though? Are we all in this together?  The NRA and the gun lobbyists don't seem to think so... And mind you....This is the second mass shooting this WEEK!!!  ...The second....Some guy in Omaha shot and killed three people earlier this week..

Yet these folks still get on television and parrot their stupid logic that if more people were armed, this wouldn't have happened... Really?? If more people were armed...Everybody would have been blasting away and perhaps even more folks would have gotten shot..

Somebody has got to get some guts...Somebody has got to stand up to the NRA and the gun lobbyists and enact some sensible and more stringet gun laws....

It's not just the gun laws....These guns were purchased legally by the shooter's mother.....It's also treatment for the mentally ill....The shooter's brother said that he had a history of mental illness....Was he being treated?
Was he on medication??  Why is it that no one who knew the shooter or has been interviewed seemed to recall any of it???

These are talking points and questions that need to be discussed and dealt with....because....the next one is out there...Reading this and planning a real show stopper!!   That's NOT a good thing.... I don't want to be writing another post about yet another atrocity.

18 comments:

James Perkins said...

OK, here we go again is right!... I'm reading that Adam Lanza, the killer at the CN school, had a Glock and a Sig Sauer 9mm guns. These were two of five guns purchased by his mother Nancy Lanza who Adam Lanza killed earlier at home... Why would she need five guns? I suppose for hunting, right, NRA? Her son was described as "socially awkward" by a neighbor. There is something going on here, and it doesn't feel right....

Samuel Bastion said...

Yeah, how did that home protection thing work out? It is ridiculous for people to buy so many guns in this day and age. It is criminally negligent to do it when you have a mentally ill person in your home

Sean said...

I am deeply saddened by the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut! I can only pray that God comfort those families until Jesus returns His people.

Toni said...

I remember one of my co-workers was talking about how if re-elected President Obama was planning to take away our right to own guns. I just shook my head and laughed because you cannot debate ignorance because its pool of resources is limitless. My dear gun toting Americans, the problem with guns in the country is not your right to have guns...the problem is who has access to the guns you own. If you meet the requirements to own a gun.... Fine. Are you responsible with the gun you own? Requirements and responsibility are two totally different conversations. RIP the heroic adults and children of Sandy Hook... We miss u already and your deaths are not in vain.

Mike B. said...

Where does the line get drawn?
Not trying to change anyone's mind, but just want to provoke some meaningful debate without disintegrating into name-calling.
I see the value of handguns for protection. I can understand rifles for hunting and again protection.
Shoulder-launched Stinger missiles would probably be okay in the hands of 99.9% of Americans, but we're not allowed to have them because a few of our countrymen could head to the nearest airport and take out a jetliner. They're too lethal.
What practical purpose do assault weapons with massive clips serve? Do we really need to have access to instruments with such super carnage capability?
Where does a responsible republic draw the line?

Richard M. said...

Automatic weapons have no place in society. These assault weapons need to be in the hands of military/law enforcement only! This tragedy will hopefully start serious discussions about these weapons.

Vanessa said...

So sad over the horrible news regarding killing in CT another senseless killing the bastard should have just ended his miserable life and left the innocent alone! praying for the families affected by this horrible act of violence

Joanne J. said...

This senselessness is overwhelming. My heart is aching for all the innocents who lost their lives today. May God bless each and everyone of you. May He wrap your families in his mercy and healing.

Halo said...

What the HELL was going on in Connecticut Elementary! 20 children killed in a shooting!!!and 6 Adults?? I'm speechless.. Lord have mercy..

Zulu said...

YOU can't tell me these mega killing movies, video games and tv shows and real WAR do not totally influence these nuts and send them over the edge. The nut in the mall in Colorado had on a Jason Friday the 13th hockey mask. The nut in the movie theater had is face painted like the Joker and said "I AM THE JOKER"!!! see the conection???????

Angie B. said...

Glad to see you were on top of this Keith! Good Post as usual!

Brenda said...

Yes...I'm with Angie B. Your blog is as good if not better than CNN at times!

Cheryl said...

Who would go to a school and kill children?? I am sick to death over this! SMDH!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

This is a travesty!

Sunflower said...

Unbelievable!

Debbie said...

Religion because of of lack there of is not the reason people do the things they do. Crazy is the reason people do the things they do. I believe kids born in the 90s (the Ritalin era as I call it) as so screwed up in the head due to the fact that instead of findin out the root of their bad behavior or beating that azz for acting out, any reason was found for them to be put on drugs or time out. I got my azz beat for acting up and so did my peers and a lot of some of these kids problem would be solve by a good old fashioned azz whooping. Not all but some. Plus parents need to stop trying to be their kids friends and letting them run stuff like they pay any types of bills.

Troy said...

I don't go for the "we need more/stricter gun control" angle, simply because on the same day in China, someone walked into a school and stabbed up a bunch of children. If a fool is gonna snap, then he's gonna snap. Get these people help.

Don't get me wrong, it bothers me that rednecks are building arsenals getting ready for the race war they think is coming, but that's a whole 'nother discussion.

Charlotte said...

I have stopped watching all the coverage . It is beyond sad and my heart goes out to the parents and families of those murdered. I have chosen not to wallow in the grief and sadness on full display by mass media.




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