Nice to see the knee-jerk “We need more gun laws” gang has been re-energized. Yeah, let’s reinstate the “Federal Assault Weapons Ban” seeing how it worked so well in Columbine. How many laws did Adam Lanza break and the school of thought from these idealistic morons is one more law would have stopped him?
I’m fairly confident that planting explosives in the Bath Consolidated School and then killing 45, 38 of which were children and injuring 58 was illegal at the time, (deadliest mass murder in a school in United States history). Would another law have made a difference?
Is it illegal to slit someone’s throat with a box cutter, commandeer a jet and fly it into a building? Certainly at least one or two statutes were broken.
Ammonia nitrate, fertilizer and a Ryder rental truck took down the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Kinda’ figured there would have been a law against this type of thing.
Josh Brent, arrested for drunk driving-charged with manslaughter…..Jerry Brown Jr is dead. Were there not enough laws on the books to stop this?
In Maryland alone there were 205 heroin-related overdose deaths in the first seven months of 2012. I’m pretty sure the possession and use of heroin is illegal, perhaps if we pass another law things will get better.
So who is the killer? The fertilizer, the guns, the heroin, the explosives, the box cutter, the jet-planes, the alcohol, the automobile or the person who activated these inanimate objects and created the harm they did?
Everyone is familiar with the names Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, how many people can name any of the victims?
Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are/were household names, can you recall the name of one of the 168 killed in Oklahoma City?
When you hear the name Jarrod Loehner, can you think of anyone besides Gabby Giffords?
Now you know the names Adam and Nancy Lanza and perhaps a few of the victims names but how long will that last?
When I heard the initial report Friday I turned off the news for the weekend so the talking heads could get this sudden windfall during a slow news cycle out of their system. Can’t let a good crisis go to waste you know. I strongly believe this little POS would have offed himself quietly in the garage or cellar had he not seen past mass murderers hyped-up in the media. Nothing to lose, better to be a has-been then a never-was. Sadly one has to wonder.....what's next?
This is not a gun law issue, it is a mental health/culture of violence issue.